From the Family of Dr. Meierhenry
To our dear patients and friends,
It has been a gift to get to know all of you and we’ve felt so fortunate to have each of you in our dental family. My father felt providing dentistry to you and your families was a great honor and his career was fulfilling because of all of you.
As the time approached to pass the baton, not only was it an emotional moment for all of us, but a deeply important process. As you might imagine, searching for the perfect dentists to provide your care was paramount.
After several months of interviews and meetings, it is with great pleasure that we announce to you our decision to welcome Dr. Peter Balle and Dr. Tate Guild of Balle & Associates as your new dentists.
Both Dr. Balle and Dr. Meierhenry were President of the Nevada Dental Association and both taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In fact, Dr. Balle is still an instructor in the UNLV School of Dentistry. It was Dr. Meierhenry’s wishes to have a dentist of such professional stature and excellence take care of his family of patients and we are confident you are in the best dental hands in Las Vegas.
Dr. Balle, Dr. Guild, and their team of exceptional professionals are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. We are so pleased to have found Dr. Meierhenry’s successors! LaShell, Dr. Meierhenry’s long-time and well-loved hygienist will also be joining the Balle & Associates team starting immediately so you will see one familiar face. LaShell looks forward to seeing you again and would like to encourage you to schedule a dental hygiene appointment to maintain your oral health.
Drs. Balle and Guild are offering a free examination and x-rays to those of you who do not have dental insurance for your first visit. Balle & Associates would also like to offer a gift to welcome you to their practice when you visit and look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
Please let them know you are Dr. Meierhenry’s patient when you call 702-877-6608 to schedule your exam.
Joining the Balle & Associates Family
Dr. Balle and Dr. Guild would like to extend appreciation for the years and the love Dr. Meierhenry put into his dentistry. We’re pleased to announce that Balle and Associates has been selected as the dental provider for Dr. Meierhenry’s valued patients and will be proudly continuing his legacy. Balle and Associates is now offering a free exam and x-rays to those patients who do not have dental insurance for their first visit. We would also like to offer a gift to welcome you to our practice when you come in for your visit. Come in while supplies last.
In Memory of DWIGHT WESLEY MEIERHENRY
JUNE 1, 1939 – FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Distinguished D.D.S, philanthropic humanitarian and beloved friend to many, Dr. Dwight Wesley Meierhenry, was embraced by God’s everlasting love and protection on February 24th, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dwight Meierhenry, or “Doc” as he was fondly referred to by colleagues and friends, will not only be remembered as one of Las Vegas’ most influential dentists for his stellar 50+ year career, but also as a tenacious, adventurous, spirited and extensively accomplished man in all of the various avenues of his life.
Dwight Meierhenry was born in Holdrege, Nebraska in 1939 and raised in Lincoln, where he received his degree in Dentistry from the University of Nebraska. While in college, Dwight became the president of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and married his long time love, the former Barbara Carey, whom he met in junior high school. Following college, he honorably served our country as a Lieutenant in The United States Navy stationed in San Diego, California.
After his days of serving our nation, he opened the doors of his first dental practice in Las Vegas in 1965 and quickly built up a loyal following of patients. Once established as a successful dentist, “Doc” devoted much of his free time towards mentoring other dentists. He never forgot those who helped him in his early days and felt it was very important to give back to the dental community. He served as president of the Clark County Dental Society (1973-1974), the Nevada Dental Association (1981-1982), and as board member of The Academy of General Dentistry, The Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners, The International College of Dentistry, and other notable organizations during his long career. Dr. Meierhenry also spent many years teaching for the University of Nevada Dental School and received UNLV’s Pioneer Award For Twenty Years of Service in 1992. Throughout the years, he was the recipient of numerous other prestigious awards, such as Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Outstanding Contributor to Dentistry Award (1994) and most recently the Fae Alstrom Heritage Award (2015), which is the Southern Nevada Dental Society’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award.