Meet The Doctors

Alan Larkin, DMD, MS

“I love seeing the positive influence braces can have on a person’s social, emotional, and work life.”

“With orthodontic treatment, we will have several appointments together and I want you to not only enjoy your new look and straight teeth but also enjoy your visits to our office and develop a close friendship with me and my staff. My hope is that when you are finished with braces you can say, ‘I really loved my orthodontic experience at Legendary Smile!’”

Education and Professional Organizations

Dr. Larkin grew up in Las Vegas, NV and lived there until going to college at Brigham Young University. After college, he attended dental school at the University of Louisville, KY. He then immediately moved to Saint Louis, MO where he spent an additional 30 months receiving more training through a specialty program in orthodontics.

Dr. Larkin has always taken education seriously. While in dental school, he woke up at 3 am every day to study and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Now that he’s finished with school, he keeps similar habits (although the 3 am has been changed to a late night). He still studies each morning and whenever possible attends national and local classes to stay atop the new research in his field. Dr. Larkin is also a member of the American Dental Association of Orthodontist, and the Northern Nevada Dental Society.

Family Life

While at Brigham Young University, he and his wife started a family. By the time they graduated from orthodontic residency, they had 5 children: 3 boys and 2 girls. In their free time they love to swim, snow ski, ride ATVs and dirt bikes. When they’re not doing those outdoor activities, you’ll probably find Dr. Larkin tickling the ivory keys on the piano or eating at his favorite restaurant – Port of Subs.

Brandon Lloyd, DDS, MS

Dr. Lloyd is the newest addition to the Legendary Smiles team. He is passionate about orthodontic treatment and uses contemporary methods to customize care to each patient. “I love helping people improve their appearance and consider my patients to be my friends. The unique experience I have in getting patients through this process of change brings me personal happiness and makes me excited to go to work each day.”

Education and Professional Organizations

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Utah State, Dr. Lloyd moved to the Midwest where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at The Ohio State University. He then worked for several years in oral surgery and general dentistry before specializing in orthodontics. His residency training and Master’s thesis were completed at the highly regarded orthodontic program at Ohio State. He has successfully passed both written and clinical components of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) exam which makes him one of the few board-certified orthodontists in Northern Nevada. He has also conducted and published research in the fields of oral cancer and craniofacial stem cells. He has presented findings on these subjects to national and international audiences.

Family Life

Dr. Lloyd is originally from the Salt Lake Valley and has three siblings, one of which is his twin brother. Outside of the office you may find Dr. Lloyd at the lake or hiking one of the local trails. He spends much of his free time at a local CrossFit affiliate where he enjoys training with other athletes. A devoted Buckeyes fan, he eagerly awaits the arrival of football season each year.

Daniel K. Walton, DDS, MS

“Orthodontics is an exciting and rewarding profession and I feel lucky to be a part of it. I became interested in orthodontics at a young age because I loved how science and art were used together to create beautiful smiles and provide a lifelong service to patients. It’s great being able to interact with my patients every day. I love seeing the positive changes that take place and the confidence they gain throughout their time in treatment.”

Education and Professional Organizations

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Walton moved to the States to attend college at Brigham Young University. After graduating with honors from the BYU School of Business, he attended dental school at the University of California San Francisco where he was awarded the Regent Scholarship, the highest recognition awarded to entering dental students. He completed his Orthodontic specialty training with a three-year residency at The Ohio State University where he received his Master of Science in Orthodontics. After residency he and his family moved to the Reno area where he has been practicing for the last 7 years.

Family Life

Dr. Walton values family above all else. His wife Sarah and four children, Annie, Leah, James and Kate, are the love of his life. They love to travel and visit family as much as possible, but when they’re home you’ll most likely find them up at the lake in the summer, on the slopes in the winter, or at their children’s various sporting activities all year round. Dr. Walton loves photography and videography, so all of these activities are always very well documented.

Kent L. Phillips, DDS, MS

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 since 1982! He earned his doctorate in dentistry and master’s degree in orthodontics from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Phillips 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
  • Orthodontic Credentialing in the state of California

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 additional examination by the American Board of Orthodontics. Patients can be confident that he has done everything possible to verify his skills and professional aptitude to practice orthodontics.

Family Life

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, wakeboarding, and is an avid explorer throughout the valleys and mountain ranges of Nevada. He is married to Dr. Pat Phillips (higher education administration and special education) and has three sons and six grandchildren.