Dr. Ben Salar
Dr. Salar grew up in Los Angeles, California. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley, he attended Temple University School of Dentistry where he earned his dental degree. Immediately after graduating, he attended the prestigious NYU/Bellevue hospital program where he received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry.
Upon finishing his education, Dr. Salar moved to the Great Sierra Nevada area where he has since served infants, children and adolescents in the local community. Although Dr. Salar emphasizes preventive dental care, conservative dentistry and home maintenance, his extensive sedation and surgical experience in performing full mouth oral rehabilitation has established him as the go to pediatric dentist for children requiring advanced complex treatment plans, special needs, anxiety and systemic health conditions.
With a cheerful demeanor and the intention of making sure ALL kids receive equal top notch treatment, Dr. Salar looks forward to serving his patients and their families with kindness and compassion.
Dr. Vinny D'Ascoli
Dr. Vincent D’Ascoli has been practicing in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe for over 33 years. A native New York City kid, he was drawn to the Sierra Nevada mountains by skiing, backpacking, sailing and paddle boarding. Being a former Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at New York University and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. D’Ascoli is uniquely qualified to successfully treat the most difficult orthodontic cases with gentle confidence and a twinkle in his eye. As Northern Nevada’s only ELITE Invisalign Provider, he has treated over one thousand patients with clear aligners and is a certified Invisalign TEEN Provider. He raised his daughter, Kristyn, in the Tahoe Basin and now enjoys spending time with his granddaughters, Ashlynn and Kendall. Dr. D lives on a small ranch near the town of Genoa where he keeps horses, a small flock of Shetland Sheep and two guardian llamas to protect the wooly critters from coyotes and mountain lions. When asked if he’s going to retire soon, Dr. D’Ascoli says, “many people retire from jobs they don’t like much and I love the practice of Orthodontics.” If you are looking for an office where experience meets technology then you’ve come to the right place.
Ashley was born and raised in Northern Nevada, having attended Douglas High School in Minden and then graduating from UNR with a degree in Management and Communications. After completing extensive post-graduate training, she received her MBA from the UNR School of Business and has joined our dental team to oversee that everyday our offices continue to provide the highest quality patient care and experience.