Dr. Nikolaas ReynaDr. Nikolaas Reyna was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington. He graduated from Emerald Ridge High School top of his class and then went on to graduate from University of Washington with a degree in biochemistry.
Committed to learning more, Dr. Reyna spent his last summer of dental school going to oral surgery externships to hone his oral surgery skills. He went to esteemed programs to learn: University of Michigan, University of Washington, University of Maryland, Oregon Health and Sciences, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Reyna spent time at each university accruing experience in didactic courses while working side-by-side with the oral surgery residents during on-call trauma cases. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Throughout his schooling, Dr. Reyna spent a lot of his spare time in One World Dental Clinics, where he provided dental care to underprivilege patients in rural areas of Omaha. He participated in the mentorship program Dental Explorers, which helped high school students prepare their academics for the field of dentistry. The Reyna family also spent four years running in the Smiles for Miles fundraiser at Creighton, raising money for patients who couldn’t afford dentures.
Dr. Reyna focuses on the whole person while providing patient care and spends his time learning about who he’s taking care of. He is compassionate, diligent, and a team player. Building a relationship with his patients and making sure they have the absolute best experience is extremely important to him.
Outside of the office, Dr. Reyna enjoys spending his time with his wife, Kimmie, and their two sons, Kaiden and Oliver. Dr. Reyna joined Light Dental Studios in 2019 and is excited for his new journey here while giving back to his hometown of Puyallup!