Our Residents

Meet Our Orthodontic Residents At UNLV

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine is home to some of the most exceptional students, and under the guidance of our expert faculty, these residents provide top notch orthodontic care to the Las Vegas community. They work alongside the faculty, and each case is reviewed by a panel of board certified orthodontists, so the best possible treatment is decided for every smile.


Dr. Daniel Hou

Dr. Daniel Hou was born in Los Angeles and raised in Daniel Hou, DDSAsia.  After completing his Biology degree at the University of California, Berkeley, he attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree.  After graduation, he worked at Alameda Highland Hospital in Oakland, California through an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program.  Following that, he decided to pursue his orthodontic residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  While not busy in the clinic reconstructing smiles, Dr. Hou enjoys surfing, cooking, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family.  He also recently picked up golfing and is open to any recommendations on how to improve his swing!

 

Dr. Kieran Huni

Dr. Kieran Huni was born in the small town of Lihue, Kieran Caberto, DDSon the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She graduated from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  She then decided to stay in Nebraska to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry.  As a first-generation college student, Dr. Huni graduated Dental School with honors, and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society.  She is the oldest of three siblings.  She considers herself a foodie and enjoys trying new restaurants.  In her spare time, she also loves working out, traveling, and spending time with family.

 

Dr. Daniel Hyungbin Lee

Dr. Daniel Hyungbin Lee was born and raised in South Daniel Hyungbin Lee, DMDKorea and immigrated to Irvine, California when he was 16.  After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Economics and Policy, he worked in the investment banking industry for a year.  To pursue his true passion, he decided to continue on his academic career and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.  During his free time, Dr. Lee enjoys playing golf, tennis, PC games, trading stocks, and spending time with friends.

 

Dr. David Li

Dr. David Li is a California native, growing up in SanDavid Li, DDS Jose, California.  He graduated from UCLA, with a degree in Neuroscience, and a minor in Biomedical Research.  He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan.  Afterwards, he received additional training in dentistry as part of a General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City.  After working as a general dentist for two years, he decided to pursue a specialty in orthodontics.  In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, cheering on his favorite sports teams (Warriors and A’s), and spending time with friends and family.

 

Dr. Hahnnah Park

Dr. Hahnnah Park was born and raised in aHahnnah Park, DDS small town in Central New Jersey.  She went on to study Physiological Science at UCLA and received her Bachelors of Science degree (BS) in 2012.  She soon transplanted to the West Coast and began studying at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California in 2017.  In 2020, she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) with the highest honors.  Dr. Park is excited to join the Las Vegas community and enjoy the various forms of entertainment and dining that this city has to offer.  Dr. Park likes to spend her spare time spending time with friends and family and is looking forward to hosting them in order to enjoy the Las Vegas scene together.

Dr. Jean C. Shen

Dr. Jean C. Shen grew up in Taiwan and moved toJean C. Shen, DMD Arcadia, California at the age of 11. She developed an interest in orthodontics ever since getting her braces during high school.  She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and a minor in Asian Languages with a concentration in Korean.  She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from UNLV School of Dental Medicine.  She enjoys trying new restaurants, reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Conner Belnap

Dr. Conner Belnap was born and raised in ConnerLogan, Utah.  His passion and interest for orthodontics started while working in his father’s orthodontic practice when he was a teenager.  He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  During his undergraduate education, Dr. Belnap took a two-year leave to serve a church mission in Dallas, Texas.  During that time, he learned how to speak Spanish fluently.  He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Marquette University in May 2021.  He graduated with high honors and an award for outstanding restorative dentistry.  He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.  He and his wife, Samantha, have a two-year-old daughter (Emersen) and are expecting a baby boy in September 2021.  Dr. Belnap enjoys spending time with family, being in the mountains, fly-fishing, golfing, and watching sports.  He and his family are excited to be in Las Vegas and look forward to being part of a great community.

Dr. Kriztine Chun

Dr. Kriztine Chun was born in California but grew Krizup in Cebu, Philippines.  She moved back to California in 2011 to pursue a B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from the University of San Francisco.  She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from UNLV and graduated as the valedictorian of her class with Summa Cum Laude honors.  Dr. Chun was invited to be a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.  She also received the Pierre Fauchard Award as a dental student at UNLV.  In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching TV shows and traveling.  Dr. Chun is married to her husband, Chris, with whom she shares a doodle puppy named Tato (Potato) and a bunny named Mochi.  Her favorite travel destination is Hawaii because of the amazing food and beautiful beaches, which remind her of her home in the Philippines.

Dr. Kory Grahl

Dr. Kory Grahl was born and raised in San Diego, KoryCalifornia.  He attended Western New England University in Springfield, MA where he played NCAA Division III Ice Hockey.  He served as captain for his junior and senior year while graduating with honors, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a dual-minor in Chemistry and Forensic Science.  He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine in 2017.  He graduated with honors, Cum Laude, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.  After practicing for four years as a general and cosmetic dentist, he decided to pursue his passion for Orthodontics.  Dr. Grahl is excited to move back to Las Vegas to complete his post-doctoral specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at his Alma Mater, UNLV!  Dr. Grahl is married to his high school sweetheart, Rachael, and together, have a beautiful daughter, Briar Rose (age 2).  Outside of his passion for dentistry, Dr. Grahl enjoys time with friends and family, training and nutrition, traveling, golf, and hockey.

Dr. Hunter Hinton

Dr. Hunter Hinton was born and raised in HunterPrescott, Arizona and is the youngest of three boys.  He grew up playing various sports but his passion was always football.  He attended Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.  He continued on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona.  Upon graduating, he joined the residency program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas to complete his postdoctoral specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  Dr. Hinton is married to his college sweetheart, Shana, and they have one dog, named Harley.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, skiing, bike riding, and watching sports.  Although he is from out of state, Dr. Hinton is excited to have Las Vegas teams to root for! 

Dr. Jeremy James

Dr. Jeremy James was born and raised in the Jeremysmall town of Laie, on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.  He loves being active and in his spare time enjoys playing tennis and soccer or going to the gym with his wife and college sweetheart, Nicole.  Dr. James served a two-year religious mission in Japan, which explains why ramen is his favorite food.  He completed a double major at Brigham Young University in Exercise Science and Japanese and an additional degree in Biology at Utah Valley University.  Dr. James graduated with magna cum laude honors from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 2021.  He is excited to be a member of the team at the UNLV Orthodontic Clinic!

Dr. Heoijin Kim

Dr. Heoijin Kim was born and raised in HeoijinSouth Korea until she moved to New York City when she was 11 years old.  She attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society.  She then received a Master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University.  With her passion for research and healthcare, she decided to pursue a career in the field of orthodontics after going through orthodontic treatment herself.  She developed a great appreciation for the life-changing benefits ortho care provides for an individual.  She turned this interest into a career by going on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the New York University College of Dentistry with highest honors and being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society.  She is delighted to bring her patient care to the locals in Las Vegas.  During her free time, she enjoys walking her black toy poodle named Coco and loves baking for her friends and family.

Dr. Troy McCartney

Dr. Troy McCartney was born and raised in TroyVoorhees, NJ, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  Dr. McCartney is the second oldest in a family of four boys and grew up competing with his brothers in every sport you could think of.  He played Division 1 soccer and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Business from the University of Delaware.  He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at University of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine.  He graduated with honors in Radiology and was the recipient of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Achievement Award.  Following graduation, he decided to further his education and joined the orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics residency program here at UNLV.  Dr. McCartney is excited to be a member of the Las Vegas community and experience the lifestyle, weather, and many national parks the west coast has to offer.  In his off time, he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Kaileen Rodriguez

Dr. Kaileen Rodriguez was born in Honolulu, Hawaii Kayand moved to Temecula, California at the age of 7.  She attended University of California, San Diego and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology.  She then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of California, San Francisco on the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program.  Dr. Rodriguez commissioned as a Naval Dental Officer for 4 years.  While on active duty, she served on the USS ESSEX (LHD 2) and completed multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf, South China Sea, and Pacific Ocean.  Dr. Rodriguez is married to her husband, Bernard and together they have a dog named Erwin.  In her free time, she loves to travel, hike, camp, and cook up meals for her family and friends.

 

Dr. Usama Al Abdullah

Dr. Jake Boone

Dr. Corey Foulk

Dr. Zachary Hendrickson

Dr. Kyle Hodges

Dr. Dustin Hunsaker

Dr. Joseph Soderberg

Dr. Megan Zimbelman