Originally from Utah, Dr. Shane Sykes attended Brigham Young University and later graduated with Honors from the University of Kentucky Dental School. There Dr. Sykes was mentored by one of the world leaders in the field of headaches and facial pain, which became a specialty in his dental practice. Upon graduation he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, an honor given to only 10% of dentists nationwide. Dr. Sykes has done a great deal of research regarding Cosmetic Dentistry and how it improves self esteem and has presented his research at multiple national conferences.
After practicing for a few years in Idaho, Utah, and Alaska Dr. Sykes moved here to Reno to finally put down some roots. He truly enjoys getting to know his patients and discovering and delivering what they want for their oral health and appearance. Dr. Sykes knows that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favorite activity, so he tries to keep the atmosphere fun and easy. He is passionate about teaching and empowering others to make good health choices. Dr. Sykes has an interest in holistic medicine and he is happy to help patients find treatments that fit their lifestyle and needs.
Dr. Sykes often describes himself as a dentist by training but a farmer at heart, and the things he likes to raise most are his five energetic children (three boys and two girls). They love anything outdoors, especially rafting, hiking, and ski-touring. He also enjoy cycling, ultra-marathons, and doing adventure races with his wife.