Meet the Doctors at Cosmic Kids Dental and Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentists in Henderson

Larry Hon, DMD, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Larry Hon was born and raised in San Gabriel, California where he received his eagle scout badge, taught swimming, and tutored children in science. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and received his Bachelor’s degree in Physiological Sciences.

Dr. Hon continued his education at California State University, Dominguez Hills where he earned his Master’s degree in Biology with a focus on advancing the understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms and virulence factors of bacterial infections. During his studies, Dr. Hon developed an interest in oral infections and moved from research to dentistry at UNLV School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Following his passion for educating children, he decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry and completed his two-year residency at UNLV. Dr. Hon was awarded his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and is also board qualified for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. When he’s not working, he’s taking care of his daughter, playing video games, or reading comic books.

Dr. Hon is currently a Captain in the United States Army Reserves. He attends Battle Assembly one weekend per month and Annual Training two weeks a year.

Publications:

Yong J, Rasooly J, Dang H, et al. Multimodality imaging of β-cells in mouse models of type 1 and 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 2011;60(5):1383-92.

Mechanisms of Klebsiella pneumoniae interactions with human host cells. by Hon, Larry Shing-Huen, M.S., CSUDH, 2012

Hon L, Mohamed A, Lynch E. Reliability of colour and hardness clinical examinations in detecting dentine caries severity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):6533.

Min Kim – Orthodontist

Dr. Min Kim began practicing dentistry in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from dental school. He served as a general dentist for seven years and then was an orthodontist for three years. Dr. Kim treats his patients with the highest of standards and it is not only his goal to leave them with a lasting, perfect smile, but provide a fun, relaxing and comfortable experience for them. Dr. Kim is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and volunteers at Give Kids a Smile and the U.S. Air Force in his free time.

When Dr. Kim is not working and volunteering, he enjoys watching Dateline and rooting for his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dr. John A. Nerwinski D.D.S.

Dr. John A. Nerwinski D.D.S., was born in Southern California. He attended Loyola University of Los Angeles where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology, Microbiology and Human Sciences. He then went to Chicago, IL where he was a student at Loyola of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago College of Dental Surgery, where he obtained the degree of D.D.S. After practicing for a year in Chicago, he moved back to the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe area in California where he treated patients for decades.

While in that area, his most notable accomplishments included being the forensic odontologist for El Dorado County by way of his training at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Nerwinski was beloved by his community. He coached basketball and swimming teams for the boys, softball for the girls and mentored for children of all ages. The citizens of Placerville, CA honored him by twice electing him to be President of the water board which oversaw services to over 150,000 people. In the late 1990’s, they elected him mayor of the City of Placerville. He also worked for the State of California Dept of Health and Human Services by conducting dental office audits to make sure they were in compliance with all sterilization and cleanliness techniques, including proper billing and reimbursements

When Dr. Nerwinski had the privilege and opportunity to move to Las Vegas, he seized on the moment. Having always loved the desert and Colorado River where he spent his teenage and growing up years, he couldn’t resist! Now, while working at “Cosmic Kids” he is in heaven!

In closing, Dr. Nerwinski’s (likes to be called “John” or “Dr. John”, if you prefer) passion and goal is: Treat all patients as if they are your mother. If you do, then everyone will have the best treatment available and know that behind you, there
is someone who really cares.

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