Meet the Doctors

Dr. Gleave and Dr. Karn are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in the communities of Las Vegas.

Dentist Rodney GleaveRodney S. Gleave, DMD, grew up between California and Utah. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he earned his dental degree from the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. He held a general practice residency in Loma Linda, California, before operating a private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, for 25 years and relocating recently to the great city of Las Vegas. He finds dentistry as exciting now as it was when he was just starting out.

Dr. Gleave continues to study and explore the field of dentistry and has attended thousands of hours of continuing education courses. He finds it stimulating to learn new techniques and procedures and loves to share that knowledge with his patients. Most recently, his studies have covered dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea treatments, laser dentistry, sedation dentistry, and TMD pain and bite problems. Changing a person’s smile or restoring missing teeth with dental implants can truly change their lifestyle, which he finds incredibly rewarding. He also gains satisfaction in helping patients just maintain their dental health by preventing gum disease and breakdown of their teeth. Through his dedication to continuing education and training, Dr. Gleave has achieved fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute and the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Gleave spends his free time coaching youth baseball and basketball. He is the father of six children and is a recent grandfather. He also enjoys many sports and loves to be outdoors. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Academy of Implant Dentists. Throughout the year, he volunteers his time and dental expertise to the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile program, in which provides dental services to kids who do not have access to quality dental care. He also volunteers for the Give Back a Smile Program, which helps restore smiles for battered women.

Dentist Dr. KarnBrian R. Karn, DMD, has established a reputation for providing some of the most advanced, integrated dental solutions for both treatment and prevention. Practicing for almost four decades, his intense commitment to continuing professional education keeps him at the leading edge of dental technology. He utilizes only the least invasive techniques and the most advanced, effective materials available.

Dr. Karn graduated from the prestigious Tufts School of Dental Medicine at the top of his class and received numerous awards, including the International College of Dentistry Award for Achievement and the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association Award for clinical proficiency. He has completed hours of post-doctoral curriculum studies and advanced professional education in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, neuromuscular dentistry, and advanced perio-hygiene therapy. In recent years, he has received extensive training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, which is internationally known for its progressive and modern approach to cosmetic dentistry and oral health. He has also been voted a Top Dentist by his peers since 2007 and is a life member of the American Dental Association. His other professional memberships include the Pierre Fauchard Academy (a national dental honor organization), the Nevada Dental Association, and the Clark County Dental Association.

Despite all of the clinical accolades, Dr. Karn’s most compelling feature is something too rare in today’s rushed world: he takes the time to listen and make you feel comfortable. Your oral health and concerns are of utmost importance while he creates fully integrated solutions to best address your specific dental needs. He and his tenured and professional staff would like to welcome you to their state-of-the art facility at Sir Williams Court, across from Boca Park in Summerlin.

Dr. Karn attended high school in Las Vegas, returning to the area from dental school in 1979. Married for over forty years, he and his wife have two children and five grandchildren. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

We are excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at (702) 341-9160 to schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.