Dr. Kim-Vy Pham is originally from Saigon, Vietnam. She moved to Las Vegas when she was 7 years old. She attended Clark High School and finished her undergraduate degree in biology from UNLV. She then continued to UNLV School of Dental Medicine and received her degree.
Dr. Pham worked full-time as a manicurist and aesthetician all through school. Her pursuit in dentistry started when she met her husband, Dr. Marquez, in their undergraduate program. She always enjoyed working with her hands, has great attention to details, and wanted to use her skills to be able to help people.
“That’s great! Dentistry can satisfy all those criteria,” her husband said. Through his support and guidance, they both worked toward their career goals. They were fortunate to both get accepted into UNLV dental school at the same time and were able to go through a very stressful period in their life together.
On a personal note, she also loves spending time with her husband and son. She loves to travel, watch movies and TV shows, and fashion. She also likes to practice singing.
Jorge Jimenez-Marquez, DMD
Dr. Jorge Marquez is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. He moved to Las Vegas in 2001 from Seattle, Washington. His love for dentistry sparked from a workplace accident that left him in need of urgent dental care. Through this incident, he was able to meet a compassionate dentist that took on his case. Inspired through this experience, he started to pursue his career in dentistry.
Dr. Marquez followed his ambition with determination. He worked full-time as a bartender to put himself through school and received an undergraduate degree in Biology from UNLV. He then continued on to UNLV School of Dental Medicine and received his degree.
With his background in the hospitality industry, he has a natural ability to connect with his patients and is a strong believer in customer service. He is passionate in the art of dentistry and helping his patients receive the smile they want.
“Knowing that I can help to change someone’s life for the better is what drives me, and that makes me feel good.”
He continually learns about dentistry to improve his clinical skills and find ways to be able to provide better services to his patients. Dr. Marquez speaks Spanish fluently which will allow him to serve his community better.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Marquez loves spending time with his wife and his son, Anthony. He loves outdoor activities, including camping, running, and off-roading. He enjoys long drives and learning how to play the guitar.
Talofa and Bula Vinaka! My name is Lini and I am the Head Diva in charge of the Front Office. I grew up on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu and the hills of Mesepa, American Samoa. I moved to Las Vegas in 2001 and consider this my home!
My family has lived in the Southern Highlands area since 2016 and we LOVE our community. My husband and I have 5 children and a 2-year old goldendoodle named Isalei.
I am so happy to be a part of the Inspired Dental practice because I believe in Dr. Pham and Dr. Marquez’s vision. I am impressed by their journey and am proud to be a part of this dental family. We share the same values: compassion, honesty, integrity, and community. And our office is LIT! Come see what we’re all about. You’ll be glad you did!
Hola and Hello, I’m Vanessa!
My family moved to Las Vegas from California when I was 4 years old. So Vegas is home for me! I am a Dental Assistant at Inspired Dental. On my spare time I enjoy capturing beautiful sights with my camera and traveling. I also like dressing up fashionably and doing my makeup. Arts and crafts are another one of my hobbies that I love to do. I love being a part of a patient’s journey to a better and healthier smile. At Inspired Dental we share the vision of giving exceptional dental care.
Hey there everyone! My name is Crystopher Pace and I’ve been a Dental Assistant for 4 years now. When I’m not at work helping the doctors create beautiful smiles, you can catch me out on one of the Red Rock trails with my dog Kronos, or finding a great sushi place to eat. I really enjoy cooking and reading Non-Fiction books. I’m currently reading Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings, so when you come in, feel free to ask me which book I’m on.
I am a native to Las Vegas so I’ve seen almost all of the many great changes to our beautiful city. I went to Las Vegas high school (Go Wild Cats).
I went on to graduate from the Dental Assistant program at NWCC.
Here at Inspired Dental we all share the same vision of helping people and giving outstanding dental care. Hope to see you soon.
Hi everyone! I’m Savannah, one of the newest members of the Inspired Dental Family. I am originally from Los Angeles, where I lived for 21 years before moving to lovely Las Vegas. I will be here 2 years this July! When I lived in California, I was in school for a career in political science, but my interest quickly changed to dentistry! My mom is also a dental assistant, so I grew up around dentistry, and the love for it came almost naturally. In my free time, I love reading, writing, playing video games, and traveling with my family. My dream is to travel around the country and visit as many states as I can in an RV. I LOVE being around and meeting new people, so I cannot wait to meet all of you! I’m so glad to be here!
Konnichiwa! My name is Aoi Makinson and I am the dental laboratory technician at Inspired Dental. I am from the island of Okinawa which is right below Japan. I have lived in Las Vegas for 5 years, but I have lived in many places like Washington, Texas, Minnesota, and even Greece! When I was growing up, my father was in the business of sales and repairs for fountain ink pens and watches. Watching him do this detailed, hands on work, is what eventually led to my interest in becoming a lab technician. When I am not working, I am at home drawing and painting, or I am out riding my motorcycle.