All our professionals at Green Valley Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
Brad Wilbur, DDS
Henderson, NV Dentist
Green Valley Dental Center
After being raised in a small town in southern South Dakota, Brad Wilbur entered college at the University of South Dakota. His exemplary record earned him acceptance into the University of Nebraska Dental College after three years of undergraduate training. He graduated in the top quarter of his dental school class in 1980 and then spent a year associateship in Deming, New Mexico.
In 1981 Dr. Wilbur and his wife Anita moved to Henderson, Nevada. The opening of Green Valley Dental Center in 1983 marked the first dental facility in Green Valley.
Over 25 years of quality care has been accompanied by constant upgrading of the facility, including usage of lasers, CEREC one-visit crowns, and digital x-rays. As a long term member of the American Dental Association, Southern Nevada, and Nevada Dental Associations, he has also held offices at the local, state, and national level, including Presisdent of the Nevada Dental Association. He is one of the few Nevada members of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as being chosen as one of the "Best Dentists In Las Vegas."
The Wilburs live in Henderson and are parents of one daughter, Natalie, and share a household with Hunter, the Golden Retriever. Golfing with friends occupies much of their spare time, along with travel to various areas.
Emily R. Ishkanian D.M.D.
Dr. Emily Ishkanian is a native to Las Vegas and graduated as Valedictorian from Bonanza High School. Upon obtaining a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she returned to Nevada to pursue a career in dentistry. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and began practicing at Green Valley Dental Center in addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at UNLV School of Dental Medicine. A life-long student, Dr. Ishkanian is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry where she attends continuing education courses in order to obtain a fellowship degree in general dentistry.
Dr. Ishkanian shaped the future of dentistry serving as an adjunct faculty member at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, mentoring on the clinic floor, lecturing in the classroom, offering continuing education courses and volunteering with students at the Huntridge Clinic for Recovering Addicts and Saturday Teen and Women’s clinic.
Dr. Ishkanian is committed to organized dentistry and is a member of The American Dental Association, the Nevada Dental Association, the Southern Nevada Dental Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She created the Southern Nevada New Dentists, a group whose purpose is to integrate new dentists into the profession. Her volunteer work extends to advocating with legislators to promote the well-being of patients and the profession of dentistry as well as serving as the program coordinator for the Las Vegas Give Kids A Smile, an annual event that treats underserved children.
In addition to her work, Dr. Ishkanian is the chair of American Dental Association’s New Dentist Committee, a member of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association and the UNLV School of Dental Medicine Advisory Board.
Dr. Ishkanian has received numerous awards while practicing and serving her community. She was awarded the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award in 2010, UNLV’s Alumni of the Year in 2014 for her continued commitment and dedication to students and alumni and in 2017 the Mentorship Award for the Lucy Hobbs Project, an organization that empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back.