Meet The Doctors

Dr. Phillips

Susanville Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer quality orthodontic care to Susanville and surrounding communities. Specializing in traditional braces, Invisalign Teen, and  Invisalign, Dr. Phillips is committed to providing the latest in orthodontic technology for the comfort and care of his patients. Read more about what makes this orthodontist stand apart!

Education and Professional Organizations

Dr. Phillips has been providing outstanding orthodontic care since 1982! He earned his doctorate in dentistry and master’s degree in orthodontics from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Phillips stays up to date on the latest advancements in orthodontics by maintaining active membership in the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

Dr. Phillips is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a significant recognition an orthodontist receives after successfully completing additional exams by the American Board of Orthodontics. Patients can be confident that Dr. Phillips has done everything possible to verify his skills and professional aptitude to practice orthodontics.

Get to Know Dr. Phillips

Growing up in Reno, Dr. Phillips developed a love and admiration for the history of the state. In his time away from the office, he enjoys snow skiing, wake-boarding, and is an avid explorer throughout the valleys and mountain ranges of Nevada. Dr. Phillips is married to Dr. Pat Phillips [higher education administration and special education] and has three sons and six grandchildren.

“What we love about Dr. Phillips is that he always has the patients best interest in mind. Whether he is on the top of a mountain, waiting for his turn to ski the slope, or at home with his family, if he has a concern about a patient he is calling us to go over options.” – Susanville Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Staff

Dr. Lloyd

Dr. Lloyd is passionate about orthodontic treatment and uses contemporary methods to customize care to each patient. “I love helping people improve their appearance and consider my patients to be my friends. The unique experience I have in getting patients through this process of change brings me personal happiness and makes me excited to go to work each day.”

Education and Professional Organizations

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Utah State, Dr. Lloyd moved to the Midwest where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at The Ohio State University. He then worked for several years in oral surgery and general dentistry before specializing in orthodontics. His residency training and Master’s thesis were completed at the highly regarded orthodontic program at Ohio State. He has successfully passed both written and clinical components of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) examination which makes him one of the few board-certified orthodontists in Northern Nevada. He has also conducted and published research in the fields of oral cancer and craniofacial stem cells. He has presented findings on these subjects to national and international audiences.

Family Life

Dr. Lloyd is originally from the Salt Lake Valley and has three siblings, one of which is his twin brother. Outside of the office you may find Dr. Lloyd at the lake or hiking one of the local trails. He spends much of his free time at a local CrossFit affiliate where he enjoys training with other athletes. A devoted Buckeyes fan, he eagerly awaits the arrival of football season each year.

DR. NICOLE BUI-FONG

The thing I love most about pediatric dentistry is that it is never boring! Because kids are so honest and unpredictable, each day of work is fun, different, and refreshing. Just as each child is unique, every family is unique as well. I take pride in getting to know my patients and their families so that I can deliver a personalized approach to dental care that meets each family’s individual needs. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California, San Diego for my undergraduate education. After college, I interned at the office of my childhood pediatric dentist and fell in love with working with children. I obtained my DDS degree at UCLA and completed the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program at the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). During my training at CHLA, I worked exclusively treating children with medically and behaviorally complex issues. Because of this, I have a particular passion in treating special needs children.

I am new to the Reno area, but my husband has lived in Reno for the past 7 years. We love to try new restaurants and travel to visit our friends and family. We are both California born-and-bred, so we like to keep warm during the winter, but once the sun is out, our favorite thing to do is to visit Lake Tahoe.

I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and am an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Fun fact: Bui is pronounced Boo-EE, like a buoy that floats in the water.

DR. JAMES MUNGCAL

“Orthodontics is the best! Having a great smile has such a far-reaching effect. It promotes good oral health, instills self-confidence and self-esteem, and is many times the first thing people notice when they meet you. There is nothing like the feeling of taking someone’s braces off and showing them their new, beautiful smile. It is truly life changing for many of our patients, and we are so blessed and fortunate to be a part of that experience!” – Dr. Mungcal

My most important goal is to provide you and your children with the best possible orthodontic care, with an emphasis on both function and aesthetics. Equal to that, my wonderful team and I seek to offer a positive, transparent, warm, and welcoming office experience while we are on this journey together.

Background and Education

Dr. Mungcal (aka “Dr. M”) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He is a proud graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Shortly after, Dr. M went on to practice as a general dentist for adults and kids in the Sacramento region, where he found his niche and passion for Orthodontics. To pursue this passion, Dr. Mungcal moved across the country to New York to attend the highly revered Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine for an additional three years of specialized Orthodontic training, serving as Chief Resident for his program. Dr. M is a life-long learner and active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Northern Nevada Dental Society.

Outside the Office

I enjoy snowboarding, dirt biking, golfing, fishing (although I am allergic to fish!), river floating, and relaxing at any of the Sierra lakes. At home, I love watching stand-up comedy, online gaming with friends, and spending time with family. My all-time favorite activity though is trying new restaurants, eateries, and dessert shops around town, and I am always open to recommendations!