Meet The Doctors


Michael G. Almaraz, D.D.S.

Dr. Almaraz received his Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington-Seattle in 1992. While attending UW, he was awarded the prestigious student research award in 1990 and presented his research at the American Dental Association meeting in Boston, MA. Dr. Almaraz then entered his specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1994. While at USC, he received extensive training in IV sedation. Dr. Almaraz is currently serving as an anesthesia examiner for the Nevada state board of dental Examiners. He also serves on the committee for infection control and as a disciplinary screening officer. Dr. Almaraz is active with the Northern Nevada Dental Society serving as the continuing education chairman.

Dr. Almaraz is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. This award is the highest recognition of achievement afforded by his specialty. When he is not in office, Dr. Almaraz enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and playing the Drums in his band, Deep Ellum.


Ben Syndergaard, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr.  Benjamin Syndergaard attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2010.  He was recognized and awarded the prestigious Quintessential Dental Professional by the UNLV dental faculty.  Dr. Syndergaard completed his advanced specialty training in periodontics and implant surgery at the University of Kentucky, where he served as Chief Resident.  During his residency, Dr. Syndergaard completed his Masters of Science Degree.  He is fluent in Spanish.  He is also well trained and certified to administer IV sedation.

Dr. Syndergaard is excited to be returning to the state of Nevada, where he and his wife will raise their five children and make Carson City their home.  He enjoys outdoor activities including rock climbing, cycling, and playing golf.  Dr. Syndergaard finds great joy in humanitarian charity work.  He has been part of the Flying Doctors, 3G Foundation, and Chasqui Humanitarian, volunteering his time and talents to under-served people in Indio, California, the Dominican Republic, and Peru.