Dr. Blake Wilde
“I love what I do. Working with the kids is refreshing and fun; they keep me entertained and always make me laugh. I think I have the best job in the world.”
I grew up just outside San Diego, CA and lived there until going to college at Brigham Young University. After college I attended dental school at the Ohio State University and discovered that working with the kids was exciting; it brought me a lot of joy and satisfaction. Following dental school I moved to Arizona and completed a two-year specialty program in pediatric dentistry.
Along the way my wife, Brooke, and I grew a family. We now have five children and enjoy raising them here in Reno, where Brooke grew up herself. In our free time, you’ll probably find us doing yard work, hiking a trail, swimming at Tahoe, or skiing at Mt. Rose. And when I have nothing else to do, I love to draw, paint, garden, and bike.
As part of my continuing education, I am a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, and the Northern Nevada Dental Society.Additionally, I recently became a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I also attend national and local classes to stay atop the ever changing field of dentistry.
My goal is to make coming to the dentist fun. I hope that by providing a great experience and teaching kids how to successfully take care of their teeth, we can set them up with lives filled with healthy teeth and happy dental visits.”
Dr. Cintia Teglia
Children’s General Dentist
My favorite thing about my job, is having the opportunity to interact with children every day, they are spontaneous, honest and cute. They teach me so much!
My goal is to provide to my patients and parents a positive, fun and educational experience.
I was born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. That makes Spanish my first language; I earned my first Dental Degree in 1988 at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, in Mexico City. I met my husband Michael a native Nevadan who loves hunting and came to USA in 1991. We have two children, Tony, college student at UNR and Selena, finishing eight grade. I got my second Dental Degree at the University of the Pacific A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, in 2003 and I have been working with children my whole career.
I go back to Mexico every year to visit my family, we go swimming in the ocean and love the beach! We enjoy the outdoors, camping with family and friends, swimming in the lakes, kayaking, paddle board or just simply taking our three dogs for a walk, duke, bullet and milo. My favorite food … you guessed it , Mexican!
I am a member of the American Dental Association, Northern Nevada Dental Society, Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of comprehensive Aesthetics I keep my knowledge and skills up to date by attending Continuing Educating Courses every year.
Dr. Trent Gookin
Working with children is my favorite part of pediatric dentistry. The opportunity to work with kids always brightens my day and allows me to have fun while providing their dental care.
While I was born in San Diego, my family moved to Reno when I was five so I consider Reno my home. I attended the University of Nevada, Reno for my undergraduate education and then moved to San Francisco to attend the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. In dental school, I quickly realized that treating children was my passion and I decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry. I completed my pediatric residency with Lutheran Medical Center at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, as the Chief Resident.
While in dental school, I married my best friend, Amy. Together we love to go hiking, spend time at the lake, and go to Disneyland. I also enjoy photography and playing music on the drums and guitar.
I am proud to be a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I am also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the University of the Pacific Alumni Pediatric Chapter. To ensure that my treatment methods are the most current, I attend continuing education courses at both the local and national levels.
While treating children, I always strive to ensure that they are having fun while in the dental office and develop a trusting relationship with the child and parent.
Dr. Nicole Bui
The thing I love most about pediatric dentistry is that it is never boring! Because kids are so honest and unpredictable, each day of work is fun, different, and refreshing. Just as each child is unique, every family is unique as well. I take pride in getting to know my patients and their families so that I can deliver a personalized approach to dental care that meets each family’s individual needs.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and attended the University of California, San Diego for my undergraduate education. After college, I interned at the office of my childhood pediatric dentist and fell in love with working with children. I obtained my DDS degree at UCLA and completed the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program at the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). During my training at CHLA, I worked exclusively treating children with medically and behaviorally complex issues. Because of this, I have a particular passion in treating special needs children.
I am new to the Reno area, but my soon-to-be husband has lived in Reno for the past 7 years. When we’re not busy planning our wedding, we love to try new restaurants and travel to visit our friends and family. We are both California born-and-bred, so we like to keep warm during the winter, but once the sun is out, our favorite thing to do is to visit Lake Tahoe.
I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and am an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life. I am currently pursuing my board certification in pediatric dentistry.
Fun fact: Bui is pronounced Boo-EE, like a buoy that floats in the water Courses every year.
Dr. David Ember
Dr. David Ember is an ancient graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and is a former resident of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He has practiced in five states, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and he temporarily responded to the medical emergency of Hurricane Katrina declared in Louisiana.
His current wanderlust as a director for “Dental Care International” transports him to Sri Lanka, Ecuador, and to a non-profit dental clinic in Las Vegas recognized by Congress. Fortunately, the allure of Northern Nevada has captured his attention…until he retires.