Dr. james v. whalen, dmd


serving summerlin since 1991


Dr. James Whalen opened Sun Dental Center 21 years ago in Las Vegas, NV. Our mission is to provide our patients of all ages with premium general dentistry. Our experienced staff welcomes new patients and always makes time for dental emergencies.  


At Sun Dental Center, we have a gentle touch when performing any procedure. From routine cleanings to more complex dental work like inlays, crowns, dentures and fillings, we maintain a calm and easy going attitude that will make you and your family feel comfortable.  


quality time and gentle care! we are here to serve you.

our hygienist:


Gail has been a Dental Hygienist for 39 years.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota - School of Dentistry. Gail has been working with Dr. Whalen since 2002.  


When Gail is not working, she enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending time with her husband, John.


Meet the doctor:


Dr. Whalen graduated from Reno High school in Nevada. He then attended UNR for his undergraduate, before attending dental school at The Oregon Health Science University. He re-located to Las Vegas in 1987, where during his first year he volunteered at the dental hygiene school where he met his wife, Jenny, a dental hygiene student. They are happily married and have four beautiful daughters, and one grandson. Dr. Whalen enjoys skiing, and mountain biking and can be found out at Red Rock State Park hiking on the weekends.

Our Hygienist:


Nancy has been a Dental Hygienist for 27 years.  She graduated from SUNY at Broome, NY.  Nancy started working for Dr. Whalen in 1992.  


In Nancy's spare time, she enjoys a variety of sports and activities.  You will find her hiking, running, and spending time with her Miniature Australian Shepard, Oliver.