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

serving summerlin since 1991


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.  


james v. whalen, DMD

June 22, 1961 - August 3, 2019


Dr. James Whalen opened Sun Dental Center 28 years ago in Las Vegas, NV.  Sun Dental Center will strive to continue operating on the premise of his high standard of patient care.

General & cosmetic dentistry


dwyte brooks, DMD

Born in Kentucky and a 1967 graduate of Western High School in Las Vegas, Dr. Dwyte E. Brooks did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he received his D.M.D. in 1975 and followed this by a general practice residency in the United States Air Force.  In practice for more than 45 years, Dr. Brooks is past-president of the Southern Nevada Dental Society and Nevada Dental Association and continued his service for 13 years as the American Dental Association Delegate from Southern Nevada and is the current NDA Treasurer since 2006.  His high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Sue, is a pediatric nurse practitioner and was the founder and driving force behind the medical Clinic on Wheels program. They are the incredibly proud parents of a son, Eddy, and daughter, Rebecca, and proud of grandsons Trey and William and granddaughters Payton and Alice.  Dr. Brooks is very excited about the opportunity to work with Sun Dental Center and carry on the practice values of Dr. Whalen.

​​carol marrAndino, DDS

Long time resident of Las Vegas and practicing for more than 31 years, Dr. Marrandino is a graduate of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1988.  She completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Clinic at Loma Linda, California.  Before attending dental school, Dr. Marrandino received an undergraduate degree in dental hygiene.  She served on the Executive Committee for the Southern Nevada Dental Society.  In her spare time, Dr. Marrandino enjoys working out, redecorating, cooking, and entertaining.