When you walk in to our office, you will be greeted by our friendly front office staff, who will assist you with your appointment paperwork. Our operatory rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology and are cleaned and sterilized after each patient. Once seated, we invite you to sit back and relax.
Dr. Scott was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1979, his Doctoral degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1984, and established his practice of General Dentistry in Smith Valley in 1985. Dr. Scott’s introduction to the Smith Valley community was through his wife, Marianne, as she is a proud native of Smith Valley where she was raised on her parent’s ranch. Dr. Scott and Marianne have two grown children, Kristofor and Danielle. Dr. Scott and Marianne built the family dental practice and opened the doors on April 1st, 1985. Dr. Scott Leinassar has a long history with family health care, his father was a physician of thirty-five years as a specialist in internal medicine, and he has two brothers who are also involved in family dental practices in Oregon.
In his personal time Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, golfing, and woodworking. Dr. Scott Leinassar maintains affiliations with the American Dental association, Nevada Dental Association, Northern Nevada Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Scott Leinassar currently maintains an active post graduate continuing education curriculum with training in Smile Design from the Las Vegas Institute, general restorative and occlusion from the Spears Education Institute, certification in Laser dentistry, current endodontic concepts from Buchanan, current dental materials, technique and practice concepts from CRA, Invisalign, and CEREC dentistry.
Born and raised in Carson City, Nevada, Dr. Andrea is a proud native of Nevada. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003 and then received her Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in 2007. Upon graduation in May of 2007, Dr. Andrea joined Dr. Scott Leinassar’s family practice in Smith Valley, NV. Dr. Andrea has been a part of the family practice since her graduation from Smith Valley High School in 1998 where she was employed as a dental assistant during summer and Christmas breaks from her undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada. This is where Dr. Andrea made the decision to pursue a career in dentistry after five years in which Dr. Scott Leinassar was proud to be her mentor. It was always a goal for Dr. Scott and wife Marianne to take a younger person under their wing and introduce them to dentistry. They have always thought it important to provide access to care for this community, and with the addition of Dr. Andrea there will be more longevity for the family practice and access for dental health care. Dr. Andrea became the daughter-in-law to Dr. Scott Leinassar and his wife Marianne after marrying their son Kristofor in August of 2008.
Three years later in August of 2011 Dr. Andrea and her husband welcomed their first child to the family, a daughter, Aubrey Irene Leinassar. Their second child, a son, Jeremy Alan Leinassar, joined the family July 2014. Dr. Andrea and her husband are enjoying being proud parents and Aubrey is filling her role very well as a big sister. In her personal time Dr. Andrea enjoys spending time with family, being a mother of two wonderful children, and if time permits she would love to take up some old favorites such as playing softball, snowboarding, camping, and golfing. Dr. Andrea maintains affiliations with the American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association, and the Northern Nevada Dental Society. Also, Dr. Andrea currently maintains an active post graduate continuing education curriculum that has included general restorative and occlusion concepts, dental materials, technique and practice concepts from CRA, practice management concepts, infection control and OSHA, Restorative Implant and Mini Implant placement, Invisalign, and CEREC dentistry.
Marianne was born and raised in Smith Valley. She is the daughter of Fred and Irene Fulstone. Marianne received her B.S. degree in Business Education from Oregon State University. It was in 1972 at OSU where she met Dr. Scott Leinassar; they have been together since, and began to plan life together. Born and raised in Smith Valley, Marianne wanted to pursue a lifelong involvement in the family ranch operation, which is a fifth generation project. Dr. Scott and Marianne moved back to rural Nevada after his graduation from dental school, built their dental office, and opened the doors April 1st of 1985.
Marianne and Dr. Scott have two children, son, Kristofor and daughter, Danielle. Kristofor is married to Dr. Andrea and he is involved with the family ranching and sheep operation. Danielle had followed her mother and grandmothers lead into education and spent the last ten years teaching. Danielle married her husband Daniel in July of 2015 and welcomed their first child in May of 2017. They have recently moved closer to Smith Valley, which has allowed Danielle to work again with both the dental and ranching business. Marianne currently maintains active interests in business through management of Smith Valley Smiles Family Dental Office and the family ranching and sheep operation, FIM Corporation. Marianne has been an active member of the Smith Valley community, she was a charter member of Smith Valley Soroptimist Organization, Smith Valley Booster Club, and she currently holds positions on the Nevada Hay Growers Association and Smith Valley Saroni Canal Board.
Carol has lived in Smith Valley for the past thirteen years enjoying the great outdoors; riding horses, hiking and hunting with her family and friends. Born and raised in San Carlos, CA. Attended Lawton School for Medical and Dental Assistants in Palo Alto, CA. She has many years of experience in the dental field assisting doctors and patients with all their dental needs.
Jamie grew up in Gardnerville, NV and has lived in Smith Valley for 10 years. She has been a Dental Assistant for over 13 years. Jamie started working in a pediatric dental office, and has been with our office since February of 2013. She has three beautiful daughters that attend Smith Valley School, whom are all very involved in sports and 4-H. When she is not wrangling her girls around to all their events, she enjoys riding and showing paint horses.
Bailey grew up in Gardnerville, NV and started her dental career when she was in high school as an internship. She has been in the dental field for 14 years now and joined our team in 2010. She enjoys being interactive and working with patients. In her spare time she loves to spend time with family and friends, playing with her two dogs, and exploring new places and trying new things.
We are happy to have Judy join our team. She is a Valley resident and graduate of SVHS. Judy’s introduction to our office occurred many years ago through our program of providing the local third grade class an opportunity to come to the office, visit, play around and ask any questions they may have. This provided young people an introduction to dentistry and it was through this program that she began to formulate her interest in this profession. Judy is bilingual and fluent in both Spanish and English. Outside the office Judy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son. We welcome her and appreciate her dedication and perserverance.
Rachel was born and raised in the beach town of Santa Cruz, California, where she worked as a dental assistant for several years prior to her career as a dental hygienist. She attended Cabrillo College from 2014-2016 where she obtained an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Having earned her degree and successfully completing the credentialing process, Rachel practiced in California for a year. While visiting friends here in Nevada, Rachel and her new husband, Brandt, discovered a love for the wide open spaces of Nevada and they both felt an urge to break away from the big city and explore something new. They packed up and brought their dog Trigger and relocated to Smith Valley. We are very happy to welcome them to the valley and our practice. When not working Rachel and Brandt enjoy hunting, fishing, horses, and of course their black lab, Trigger.
Life tends to offer several milestones. Here at Smith Valley Smiles we have approached one that offers great opportunity for introspection and reflection. April 1, 2016 is the anniversary for opening the office; 31 years ago. Yes 31 years!
I find it absolutely amazing that Marianne and I have been in this adventure for this long. Reflecting back, it dawned on me, but as someone born and raised in Oregon, we have lived here much longer than my years in Oregon. I am comfortable saying that I am a Nevadan; proud and happy to be here.
I remember quite clearly the anxiety and trepidation involved with building the office from scratch, whether or not the practice would be a success, how would we make it all work. Some predicted failure, most did not. Marianne and I have always taken the approach that good, bad, or ugly, this is what we were going to do. Over the years we have seen the practice grow, expanded the building and equipped the office to accommodate this; watched our children grow and bring their lives back to include us, and see a new generation providing access to care.
To all of our family, friends, and patients who have been with us through the years, Thank You! I am humbled by your support; and to the one person who has believed in me and supported me through all of this, and an incredible partner in building this Marianne, thank you, I love you. Sorry Prez. B.O. we did build this, we have the pictures to prove it. We have included some of them for you.
Words from Dr. Andrea
Wow! 31 years! First of all, I must say congratulations Scott and Marianne. Kristofor and I, as well as Danielle and Daniel, and Fred are so happy for you. As I sit back and reflect on where I fit into all of this, it reminds me of how fast time does fly, and how lucky and proud I am to be a part of what we are doing here at Smith Valley Smiles.
May of this year marks eight years since my graduation from dental school and my beginning as Dr. Andrea in the practice. Some people advised against working with family and had doubts about mixing the personal and professional relationships. I can tell you it has been such a pleasure working with my mother and father-in-law. Scott and Marianne have supported and nourished my life both professionally and personally, and I could not be more grateful for the relationship we have developed.
When I think back on all the stories about the beginnings of Smith Valley smiles a.k.a. Scott Leinassar DMD, two cannot go without mention. One is the integral part Mariannes parents, Fred and Irene, had in helping Scott and Marianne get the practice built in the very place it stands today.
Although many changes have been made the pictures give some insight into where it all began in 1985 and what it has become today; in fact, the sign you see in the summer of 1991 pictures surrounded by all the beautiful flowers, was a gift from Irene.
The second story is about a letter Dr. Scott shared with me written to him from his father Jorma who was a physician. It was the opportunity given to me to by Scott and Marianne to work at the dental office in 1998 and this letter that encouraged me to pursue a career in dentistry.
To Kristofor, thank you for sticking it out the four years we were apart while I went to dental school and for never hesitating to support my decision to go to Denver. When I think about the word family in Smith Valley Smiles Family Dentistry, several meanings come to mind.
To our patients, our team, our friends and our families, thank you for your support.
To Scott and Marianne, thank you for bringing me into this with open minds and hearts. From Kristofor and I, Aubrey and Jeremy, thank you Mom and Dad (grandma and grandpa), congrats to 31 years! CHEERS!