Leader of the pack


Dr. West of Carson Dental Designs provides world-class dental services to families in the greater Carson City area. Hometown service, care and an experience that’ll make you want to spend more time at the dentist.

Doctor Ron West Reno Dental Designs

Where it all started

Dr. West is a Reno native.  He grew up in the North Valleys/Cold Springs area.  He graduated from Hug High School and went directly into the United States Air Force.  He served honorably as a F-15E crew chief with a medal serving in Southwest Asia during Desert Watch.   After his tour of duty completed, Dr. West returned home and attended University of Nevada, Reno.  After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Biology, he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. West is proud to have returned to Northern Nevada, while previously serving the communities of Las Vegas, Elko, Carson City and now Reno.

Outside the office

Dr. West enjoys traveling, going to Lake Tahoe, and any outdoor activity. In his spare time he loves watching movies and also reading, he enjoys reading fantasy fiction, mystery, spy, and some nonfiction.   He loves to discuss books with his patients and often shares recommendations back and forth.  He has a special soft spot for Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

There for you

Dr. West believes the most important function of the dental office is the patient experience.  He and the staff strive to be thorough and to treat the patient completely as a whole.  There are many choices when deciding on any caregiver.  The most important task is finding someone who listens and understands the patient and their needs.   Dr. West believes this is only achieved through educating his patients and helping them to overcome their fears.

Dr. West Gives Back

One of the ways Dr. West gives back is as a proud member of the Adopt A Vet Program helping Vets in need. Dr. West donates full treatment as needed to help our Vets begin the healing process from the inside out.

From the Adopt A Vet Website:

Launched in 2010, the Adopt a Vet Dental Program (AAVD) provides pro bono dental care to Northern Nevada’s low-income veterans who are in critical need. Although most of these veterans fought bravely for us in the front lines, they do not qualify for treatment at the VA Dental Clinic. What’s more, they do not have dental insurance, and average a humble income of $900 a month. AAVD merged with Northern Nevada Dental Health in 2013 with the goal of combining our efforts and continuing to improve the lives of veterans in need of dental care. In the four years of our programs existence, we have helped over 540 Veterans, receiving over $1.6 Million in dental care services by our pro bono providers.

Why not use the VA Dental Clinic?

VA Dental policies are so restrictive, only about 5% of our local veterans qualify for care. With over 30,000 local veterans this leaves a shocking majority of them without dental care.

Who’s it for?

The goal of our program is to help low-income veterans who simply cannot afford to see a dentist. Because they lack dental treatment, many face poor overall health, self-esteem issues, or cannot secure work. Most of these veterans do not have a family or support system, which forces them to rely on help from their community.

A word from our patients


Google Reviews

Reno Dental Designs has a professional and fun loving staff! Ron West is a great Dentist. I left Reno Dental Designs knowing that I had received great care. My teeth cleaning was fabulous as well!! Thank you!


facebook review

Reno Dental Designs actually makes going to the dentist stress free. Thanks Dr. Ron West and team.


yelp review

Reno Dental Designs is great! They have been our dentist for the past three years. Went to the Carson office, but love the new Reno location. Great people, gentle cleaning. Great service. We bought into the in-house insurance to save money. Thanks!


Dr West’s


  • Work experience
  • Awards & Honors
  • Owner/Dentist at Reno Dental Designs 2016-Present
  • Owner/Dentist at Carson Dental Designs 2011-Present
  • Dentist at Nevada Health Centers 2009-2011
  • Clinical Instructor at UNLV School of Dental Medicine 2007-2009
  • Studied Dentistry at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2003-2007
  • Former Quality Control Biotechnical Pharmacyclics 2000-2002
  • Studied BS Biology at University of Nevada, Reno 1995-2000
  • F-15E Crew Chief at US Air Force 1992-1995
  • Procter R. Hug High School 1988-1992
  • Considered a superhero by some
  • Saves the poor
  • Once stopped a war

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When’s the last time you were happy to visit your dentist?  We’re here to change that.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  We’ll work with your budget, schedule and literally put a smile on your face.


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