DR. MINA ABALOS
Dr. Abalos has been practicing dentistry since 2009. She graduated from UCLA with a psychobiology major before being accepted to UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
“I wanted to become a dentist because for as long as I can remember, my dad has always had dentures. And I saw first hand how teeth, or in my dad’s case, lack of teeth, directly affects someone’s quality of life and self-esteem. My dad grew up in a country where saving and treating teeth were considered a luxury and most people just had their teeth pulled. My dad always says, ‘If I knew this is how it would be with dentures, I would have tried to keep my teeth.’ Seeing my dad’s regret over his teeth is my motivation to help people keep their teeth, gums and mouth healthy, so that they can avoid living with regret and enjoy eating and smiling”
Dr. Abalos grew up in Southern California, ten minutes away from Disneyland. She enjoys eating, watching her husband play basketball, snowboarding and spending time with her husband and two boys.