About Dr. Hardy
Dr. Steven Hardy was born and raised in Paradise, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and earned his D.D.S. at Northwestern University Dental School, in Chicago, four years later in 1998. After graduating from Northwestern, he went back to Paradise to work with his father, Herbert M. Hardy, at his dental office until he retired in 1999. Dr. Steve bought the practice and worked as a solo dentist until relocating to Las Vegas, where he’s had family in the area since the 1940’s.
In 2006, Dr. Hardy started up Paradise Family Dental (in honor of his California roots and his wife’s Hawaiian roots). His office was originally on the corner of Simmons and Centennial in Centennial Plaza. He built the office from scratch relying on his experience, techniques, optimism and goals of high quality and patient referrals. His dental office has continued to grow and flourish. At the termination of his lease agreement, he and his wife were able to design and remodel the vacant Wachovia Bank and relocated to his current office location. They even brought the 275 gallon salt water aquarium! It is a beautiful office!
Dr. Hardy is married and spends as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and 5 kids. He has three daughters and two sons. They enjoy spending time together at home, school functions, sports, traveling, reading and participating with their church. In his spare time, which is rare, he enjoys sports, playing indoor and sand volleyball.
Dr. Hardy has memberships in the American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association and the Southern Nevada Dental Society. He has been voted by his peers as one of Las Vegas’s Top Dentists every year since 2007.
Erica — Front Office Coordinator
Erica is from Bellflower, CA and has been in Las Vegas since 2005. She has been in the Dental Field since graduating from Cerritos College in 1997 as a Dental Assistant. She began working with Dr. Hardy when he opened his office here in Las Vegas in 2006. She loves working in dentistry because of the opportunity to help other people. She brings her experience as a dental assistant to the front office giving her the ability to work with patients and insurance companies. Erica’s spare time is filled with her three children and husband. She also enjoys housekeeping. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Maria — Front Office
After graduating from Legacy High School, here in North Las Vegas, Maria attended the Anthem Institute to earn her Dental Assisting Diploma. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and family. Maria began working with our office in 2011. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Amber — Dental Assistant
Amber was born in Des Moines, Iowa and lived there the majority of her life. She traveled to the fabulous town of Las Vegas with her family in 1997. Amber finished up her high school education at Shadow Ridge High School. Shortly after, she attended High Tech Institute where she got her diploma as a Dental Assistant. While there, she achieved the Academic Excellence and Perfect Attendance Award. Amber has been with Dr. Hardy since 2010. She surrounds herself with the big hearts and happy faces of her family, son, and friends. What she enjoys most about being a Dental Assistant is helping people smile because she believes a smile can brighten the darkest day!
Nicole — Dental Assistant
Nicole was born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. While in high school, she worked at a pediatric dental office and brought all her skills with her to Las Vegas. Nicole began working with Dr. Hardy in 2012, just a few days after arriving! She enjoys helping others and traveling. In her free time, you can find her outside soaking up the sunshine or with her friends and family.
Nancy — Dental Assistant
Nancy was born in San Diego, CA but has lived in Las Vegas since she was 3 years old. Having watched the city grow so much, she considers herself a native. Nancy graduated from Rancho High School and then attended CCSN. She is married and has 3 boys. She enjoys traveling, camping, and getting to see places she does not know about. She also likes to serve in her church and the community. Nancy enjoys working in the dental field because, as an assistant, she can contribute and help the patients have a good experience and feel comfortable. She met Dr. Hardy in 2005 and worked with him for a short time at another office as he filled in temporarily. “I now have the privilege to work for him at Paradise Family Dental. I enjoy working for him because he is very dedicated and caring with his patients and staff. It is a pleasure to be part of the Paradise Team!” Nancy is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Vanessa — Dental Hygienist
Vanessa calls Las Vegas home. She attended High School here in the valley and then graduated from the College of Southern Nevada’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2011. She began working with Dr. Hardy shortly thereafter. She enjoys time with her family in the area and with her husband. Vanessa is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Jaclyn — Dental Hygienist
Jaclyn was born in Portland, OR and moved to Las Vegas in 1991. In 2011, she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada’s Dental Hygiene Program. In 2012, she graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Jaclyn loves working in dentistry and also has experience in Pediatric dental care. Her other interests are baking, working out, playing volleyball, hiking, and snowboarding. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family. We welcomed Jaclyn to our office in 2012.