Henderson, NV

Serving Patients in Henderson

Drs. Hendrickson, Le, and Patel love providing dental services to patients in Henderson. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even emergency dental care, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice. 

If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.

Directions to Our Practice

If you aren’t familiar with our location in Henderson, we can help using a few notable starting points in town as a reference. For anyone coming to us from the direction of the Paseo Verde Library, get onto Silver Knights Way heading west, then turn left onto Green Valley Pkwy. You’ll pass several neighborhoods, then turn right at the Chevron onto Horizon Ridge Pkwy. Continue around a couple of bends, then find us on the corner of Horizon Ridge and Coronado Center Dr, across Coronado Center Dr from the fire station. 

If you’re coming to us from somewhere in Las Vegas, like the Escapology escape room place, get onto I-215 heading east for a couple of exits. Get off onto St Rose Pkwy heading south, then turn left onto Coronado Center Dr. Follow a couple of bends, then when you see the fire station on the right, turn left into our parking lot. 

Local History

The vibrant township of Henderson traces its roots back to the 1940s, a pivotal era during World War II. The construction of the Basic Magnesium Plant marked Henderson’s emergence, turning it into a vital hub for magnesium production, the acclaimed “miracle metal” of the war. The plant played a crucial role, supplying magnesium to the US War Department for incendiary munitions and various aircraft components. Notably, a quarter of the wartime magnesium in the United States originated from the Henderson Plant, utilizing a significant portion of Hoover Dam’s power.

Mayor Jim Gibson’s grandfather, Fred D. Gibson, contributed to this historic chapter, serving as one of the original engineers dispatched to Great Britain to unravel the secrets of manufacturing this indispensable metal. In homage to Major Charles Ball, the British liaison officer overseeing the project, a thoroughfare was named after him. However, due to concerns about the name “Ball Avenue,” it was later changed to “Major Avenue.”

Post-World War II, Henderson faced uncertainty as magnesium production ceased, leading to a significant exodus of the Black Mountain Industrial Complex’s workforce. Despite challenges, the city’s future took a positive turn in 1947. The Nevada Legislature, recognizing the potential of Basic Magnesium, swiftly approved a bill giving the Colorado River Commission the authority to purchase the industrial plants. This decisive move, signed into law by Governor Vail Pittman on March 27, 1947, prevented Henderson from being relegated to war surplus property.

Determined to shape its destiny, Henderson officially incorporated as the City of Henderson on April 16, 1953. In a landmark election on May 23, 1953, with a population of 7,410, Dr. Jim French became the city’s first mayor. Initially spanning a modest 13 square miles, Henderson has flourished over the years, expanding to over 94 square miles today. The city’s journey from wartime production prowess to a thriving community reflects its resilience, foresight, and commitment to progress. Henderson stands not only as a testament to its storied past but as a vibrant city with a promising future.

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