Meet The Doctors

Kent L. Phillips, DDS, MS

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Legendary Smiles is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Dan Walton to the Legendary Smiles team! Dr. Walton specializes in orthodontics. He’s a a family man, and loves seeing families with healthy and bright smiles.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Walton attended college at Brigham Young University, where he met and fell in love with his wife, Sarah. Following dental school in San Francisco and a three-year specialty program in orthodontics at The Ohio State University, Dr. Walton and his family moved to Reno where he has been practicing as an orthodontist for the last 6 years.

Dr. Walton has four children, Annie 11, Leah 9, James 6, and Kate 3. He loves the outdoors, camping, skiing, mountain biking, and photography, but on the weekend you’ll most likely find him up at the lake with his family.

“I love my work as an orthodontist and being able to interact with my patients every day. I love seeing how a great smile can transform how a person feels about themselves and the confidence they gain for life. I look forward to getting to know Dr. Phillips patients and am committed to providing the same quality of care and dedication that they have come to expect from Dr. Phillips.”

Daniel K. Walton, DDS, MS

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Legendary Smiles is proud to offer quality orthodontic care to the Reno, Sparks, and surrounding communities. Specializing in Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and traditional braces, Dr. Phillips is committed to providing the latest in orthodontic technology for the comfort and care of his patients. Read more about what makes this Reno orthodontist stand apart!

Education and Professional Organizations

Dr. Phillips has been providing outstanding orthodontic care to the Reno, Nevada area for 25 years! He earned his doctorate in dentistry and master’s degree in orthodontics from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has served as a clinical assistant professor for the Craniofacial Pain and TMJ Dysfunction Program at the University of Nevada’s School of Medicine, and stays up to date on the latest advancements in orthodontics by maintaining active membership in the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Nevada State Society of Orthodontists
  • Northern Nevada Dental Society
  • Nevada Dental Association
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

Dr. Phillips is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (see link below), a significant recognition an orthodontist receives after successfully undergoing addition examination by the American Board of Orthodontics. Patients can be confident that Dr. Phillips has done everything possible to verify his skills and professional aptitude to practice orthodontics.

Get to Know Dr. Phillips

Growing up in Reno, Dr. Phillips developed a love and admiration for the history of the state. In his time away from the office, he enjoys snow skiing, wake-boarding, and is an avid explorer throughout the valleys and mountain ranges of Nevada. Dr. Phillips is married to Dr. Pat Phillips [higher education administration and special education] and has three sons and four grandchildren.

Brandon Lloyd, DDS, MS

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Born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley, Dr. Lloyd was a champion high school track athlete and an Eagle Scout. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Utah State, he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at The Ohio State University, graduating with multiple distinctions. Unlike most orthodontists, Dr. Lloyd dedicated several years working in oral/maxillofacial surgery and dentistry after dental school before specializing in orthodontics. He completed his residency training and Master’s thesis at the highly regarded Ohio State orthodontic program.

Dr. Lloyd is passionate about orthodontic treatment and uses contemporary methods and modern appliances to tailor treatment to each patient. He has successfully completed the American Board of Orthodontics Written Examination which makes him eligible for ABO certification, a distinction held by only a small percentage of orthodontists.

Outside of the office you may spot Dr. Lloyd at the lake, on a ski lift, or hiking a local trail. The most predictable place you will find him, however, is inside a CrossFit gym where he enjoys training and competing alongside other athletes. If you want to learn more about Dr. Lloyd, ask him about his family, his favorite college football team, or how he learned to speak Spanish. If you really want to see his nerdy side, ask him about his previous research in the fields of oral cancer and craniofacial stem cells. He has presented his findings on these subjects to national and international audiences.

“I love helping people improve their appearance and consider my patients to be my friends. The unique experience I have, in getting teenagers and adults through this process of change, brings me personal happiness and makes me excited to go to work each day.”