Dentist – Las Vegas, NV
Get to Know
Stephanie Gorczyca, DDS
Dr. Gorczyca loves being a part of the Summerlin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry team because she says that everyone shares the same vision when it comes to providing the absolute best care for our patients. She feels that there is a true family environment where both the staff and patients fully support one another. She’s eager to welcome you into our practice, and you can learn a little more about Dr. Gorczyca’s background below.
Why Did You Become a Dentist?
Dr. Gorczyca’s mom was very influential in her decision to become a dentist. She was exposed to the dental field at a very young age and saw how her mom's patients loved her because of the impact she had on their smiles and lives in general. Originally, Dr. Gorczyca was planning to pursue a Ph.D. in biophysics and was involved in many research projects while in college. After publishing a few papers and presenting at different meetings, she realized she needed more from her career. She wanted to make positive changes in people’s lives just like her mom. And, the fact that dentistry is an ever-evolving field where you always have something new to learn also drew her to the profession.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Gorczyca graduated summa cum laude from the UCLA School of Dentistry and was chosen by her mentors to join the exemplary Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. After dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where she learned about treating more complex dental cases for medically compromised patients. She is also a VIVOS provider and is laser certified.
To stay on top of the latest breakthroughs in dentistry, Dr. Gorczyca maintains professional memberships in the:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
When she isn’t spending time with her parents or sister, Dr. Gorczyca loves to ski. To date, she has skied in Washington, Lake Tahoe, Colorado, and Utah, and she hopes to visit Whistler in the near future. After living in New Zealand for 6 months, she learned to love hiking as well. An avid traveler, she has been to 20 countries so far, and going on an African safari and scuba diving near the Great Barrier Reef are the next big items on her bucket list!