Dr. Preston Dekker is excited to provide compassionate and patient-centered care through a reputable, well-established, full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery group practice in Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery.
Dr. Dekker graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. He then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2018. Dr. Dekker then completed his comprehensive surgical training at the University of Illinois Chicago Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. While at the University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Dekker was mentored by some of the nation’s leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons sharing their vast surgical knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the specialty. Dr. Dekker rotated through five hospitals in the surrounding Chicagoland area that further served to solidify his surgical training including, UI Health Hospital, Northwestern Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Christ Advocate Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Hospital.
In addition to years of surgical training, Dr. Dekker has also published articles, co-authored a book chapter, and presented his research at several national meetings. Most notably, he has presented at the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons Conference, Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Conference, and most recently at the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Conference.
Prior to pursing his surgical career, Dr. Dekker had lived in ten different states, much of which was due to playing ice hockey for over 15 years. It wasn’t until a short stent of playing junior hockey, a couple chipped teeth and lip laceration later, he realized he could combine his passions of hockey and surgery. Dr. Dekker is now one of the oral and facial surgeons of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. In his spare time, he still enjoys playing men’s league hockey, golfing, snowboarding, playing guitar, hiking and traveling with his wife, Lauren.
Dr. Dekker practices the full-scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in facial trauma, full arch dental implant rehabilitation, microneurosurgery and orthognathic surgery. He is excited to use his surgical knowledge and abilities to improve the quality of life of his patients. Dr. Dekker has a natural ability to relate to others and befriend those around him, which has always earned him the trust and respect of his colleagues and patients.