Dr. Melissa McCool is a native Nevadan, born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada. She attended both UNR and UNLV for her undergraduate education, majoring in biological sciences. She received her DDS from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco and after graduation, practiced as a general dentist in Boulder City and Las Vegas. She also held a part-time faculty position at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. After practicing for two years as a general dentist, she decided to pursue her passion for treating children and attended a two-year pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin to become a certified pediatric dentist. Dr. McCool has taken additional examinations to become a board certified pediatric dentist. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family.