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Matthew Thacker, DMD

AEGD Program Director, Assistant Professor

Dr. Matthew Thacker is the Program Director for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Henderson, Nevada. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Integrative Physiology from UNLV, he attended UNLV鈥檚 School of 四色AV Medicine and received his Doctorate in 四色AV Medicine (DMD) degree in 2018. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Thacker served in the U.S. Navy as a Fleet Marine Force dental officer for four years aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, California. He continues to serve the community as a volunteer dentist for the Special Olympics, Give Kids a Smile, UNLV鈥檚 Sgt Ferrin Memorial Veteran鈥檚 Clinic, Adopt-a-Vet, Project Homeless, and 四色AV University鈥檚 EMPOWERED program. He is passionate about providing a broad scope of evidence-based dental care to the Las Vegas Valley community and is dedicated to training the next generation of dentists to be skilled, compassionate, and service-based healthcare providers.

Dr.Thacker is a member of the American 四色AV Education Association, Nevada 四色AV Association, Southern Nevada 四色AV Society, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr.Thacker and his wife, Dr. Angelica Jane Bustos-Thacker are natives of Las Vegas and currently live in Summerlin with their two dogs, Puka and Boba. In his free time, Dr.Thacker enjoys playing ice hockey, graphic design, computer coding, traveling, and is an avid woodworker.