Our Team

Dr. Mykel Anderson Orthodontist

Dr. Mykel Anderson

Dr. Mykel Anderson was born and raised in sunny southern California. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.
She received both a Doctor of Dental Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She received both an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics certificate and a Masters in Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences located in Henderson, Nevada. While in residency, in partnership with the American Association of Orthodontists, she spearheaded Roseman’s inaugural Anti-Bullying Campaign and earned an award for Community Outreach Excellence. She is a dentist in the military, a trained black belt in mixed martial arts, but now balances those hard skills with the soft skills of ikebana – Japanese flower arrangement. She is a wife to a fellow orthodontist, mother to a spunky 2-year-old daughter, and enjoys discovering new things – people, culture, and food. The impact orthodontics has on the lives of her patients is the reason why Dr. Anderson finds meaning, purpose, and simply – loves her job.

Evelyn Cortez

Treatment Coordinator

This Southern California native moved to Henderson about 12 years ago. She enjoys meeting new people through her role as a treatment coordinator, and is proud to start them on their journey towards a new smile.

When not working hard at Sunrise Mountain Dental and Orthodontics, you can always find her with a nose in a book (anything by the amazing Jane Austen is her favorite), hanging out with friends, at the kickboxing gym, or catching a run with her dog, Woody.

Karina Luna

Dental Assistant

Karina, a graduate from Truckee Meadows Community College, recently moved back to the Vegas Valley. Finding her passion in the dental field, she really enjoys interacting with patients, calming any fears or feelings of anxiety prior to their dental treatment, and working alongside the dentist to create beautiful and healthy smiles. She recently got engaged and is being a busy bee planning her wedding!

May Gonzaga

Orthodontic Assistant
May was born and raised in Las Vegas. As an orthodontic assistant, she absolutely loves the look of joy when patients see their stunning new smiles at the end of treatment. Netflix, her adorable furbabies and her boyfriend make up her free time and she loves it! In hopes of continuing her career, she wants to be the world’s best dental hygienist and to provide dental care to those in need in all parts of the world.

Elena Cortez

Treatment Coordinator

Born and raised in Henderson, Elena is happy to be a part of the SMDO team and meet all of the members of her community. She enjoys interacting with all patients and ensures that they prioritize their dental health. She loves working with her teammates to create healthy, lasting smiles. When not in the office, her fantastic beagle, Harley occupies her free time or she might be caught painting or catching a swim.

Ana Ceja

Dental Assistant

Ana LOVES working with such great doctors and coworkers, but most of all she loves building relationships with our patients and family. She graduated in 2015 and has loved every minute of the dental field ever since. She loves what she does but more importantly she loves seeing the patient smile with absolute confidence. Her free time is spent outdoors – hiking, swimming and just soaking up the sun with her boyfriend and furbaby, Enzo.


Billing & Insurance Specialist

Mommy to two toddlers, Noah & Nayeli, Erika was born in San Jose, California and raised in Las Vegas. You can always find Erika zipping off to Target with a Starbucks drink in her hand. Soon to be a registered nurse and specializing in cardiology! Her attention to detail and can-do attitude makes her a vital part of SMDO. She loves working at Sunrise Mountain Dental and Orthodontics and feels like the entire team is her second family

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