40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ASHLEY HOBAN

  • Las Vegas
  • Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry

Age:

33

Name of Practice:

Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry

Specialty:

Pediatric dentistry

Education:

DMD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine


Why She Was Nominated

The independent owner of a fast-growing pediatric dental practice, Dr. Hoban is passionate about treating special-needs patients: “Special-needs and medically compromised kids are my heart and soul, definitely the most rewarding part of my job.”

Tool She Can’t Live Without

Isolite.

Something People Don’t Know

“My mom taught me to sew as a child, and I still love to do sewing projects.”

Most Memorable Patient

A young girl who had spent much of her life in foster care and suffered from extreme anxiety. She needed several cavities filled, but because of her condition, Dr. Hoban had to perform the surgery with the girl under general anesthesia. The patient gained two pounds over the next week simply because she could eat more comfortably. She had also taken to “proudly showing off her new ‘sparkly’ teeth,” Dr. Hoban recalls.