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TIMOTHY KUIAVA, DDS Timothy Jon Kuiava, DDS was born in Havre, Montana on September 13th, 1961 to parents Rodney W Kuiava and Georgia James. He was raised in Las Vegas and attended Western High School. He then went to Occidental College in Los Angeles and continued his education in Northern California where he completed dental school. Tim returned to Las Vegas after graduation and received his dental license from the state of Nevada on July 15th, 1986. He went on to practice dentistry for 33 years at various locations in Las Vegas. He continued his education by attending the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies for many years. He was passionate about his dentristy and cared deeply for his patients. Tim met his wife, Gail Kuiava, in 1989 and had their daughter, Quincey Lyn Kuiava, CPA in 1991. He and his daughter had a great bond over their love for football and the Los Angeles Rams. He is survived by both his wife and daughter. Tim is predeceased by his father Rodney W Kuiava and survived by his mother Georgia James and his step-mother Colette Kuiava. He is also survived by his sister Jeannie Mitchell (Lamarr), brother Kevin Kuiava, brother Rodney Rimbey, brother Rich Rimbey, and many nieces and nephews all in the Las Vegas area. Tim loved to spend his time with family and friends, playing golf and cards, and practicing dentistry. He passed away Thursday, November 14th 2019 in his home with his loving wife by his side. Services will be held at a later date with close family and friends.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Nov. 24, 2019.
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March 27, 2020
Not only a great Dentist and good employer, he was a good friend...RIP Tim
Dawn Justeson
January 31, 2020
I will miss my fellow colleague. He's always been a very nice guy who was down to earth and "no nonsense." He was the one who showed me how his computer system worked in l996 when I spent time with him at his office. I am grateful we had a dinner together a few years ago. I wish I would have had time to say goodbye and I'm sorry to see one of our good guys go too soon. Sincerely, Dr. Rex F. Liu

Rex Liu
January 19, 2020
My wife and I were patients of Dr. Kuiava for over 20 years. We just recently learned of his passing, and it broke our hearts. We followed him whenever he changed practices. My mother also was a patient of his until she passed away. Her dentist in Reno told her she had 13 cavities that needed to be fixed. Shortly after that she moved to Las Vegas and went to Dr. Kuiava, and after checking her out he said, well, you dont have any cavities!. We thought this was a great testimony to his honesty and utmost professionalism. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and patients.
Barry & Sonja Bowers
December 29, 2019
I know that anyone that met Dr Kuiava knows what a great and amazing man and dentist he was. I worked for him at his first office on Rainbow. He would always tease me because I was older than him! It was so much fun and so rewarding to see his business go from 1 patient a day to a waiting list. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten . Sending prayers for peace to his family and all who met him.
Mary Smith
December 18, 2019
Tim was always a great friend to me from the first day I met him. We enjoyed many great times together. I was hoping for many more. I miss my friend.
Ron Schmit
December 6, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about this loss of my favorite and kind dentist! He always took care of us and we did follow him all over Las Vegas and Henderson! He always gave us his cell phone # and always answered us or texted back asap! How many dentists would do that? Really! I accidently called him in October and he actually answered and we got to talk! That was so nice. Condolences to his family and especially to Jeannie who was so kind to all of us. About 5 of us from my bunko club went to him! We will all miss him!
Patti Kille
December 5, 2019
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What can I say about this man of many talents-a true people person-a caring individual and a FANTASTIC DENTIST. I thank you so very much for all you did for me and Charles beginning some odd 20 years ago. You definitely changed my life. I am so sorry Dr. Tim that you could not have stayed longer. YOU will be missed, by the many, of whose lives you have touched over your years. Your genuine care and friendship over the years will remain at the top of my heart.
Respectfully sending our Loving condolences to your family.
TJ Abbington
December 4, 2019
A quick wit, an easy smile, Dr. Tim was my dentist and friend for 20 years He will remain in my heart. My condolences to all who loved him.
Anna Bowers
November 30, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the family. May God give your heart peace and comfort.
November 30, 2019
Our family first met Tim when he was at Western High School, he was friends with our kids. I would write to him through out his college and dental training and once in awhile send a few extra dollars for dinner on us. My husband and Tim shared a loyalty for the LA Rams. I greatly benefited from Tim's great skill and artistry and continued interest in the newest techniques and treatments in dentistry. He loved his family. His smile and face beamed when he talked about Quincey. My heart goes out to the family and all of us who have been blessed to know Tim.

Reta Callaway
November 27, 2019
Bob and I were deeply saddened to hear of Tim's passing. He was our dentist for almost 20 years. Our deepest sympathy to his family. The McDermott's
Anita McDermott
November 26, 2019
My heart is broken, Tim was more than my Dentist he was my friend. He had been a part of my world for over 20 plus years. He made things better with his kind heart and smooth sense of humor. Life will never be the same without him in it. Rest in Paradise my great friend.
Alice McCain
November 26, 2019
Bruce and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Tim. Our deepest sympathies to Gayle, Quincy, Jeannie and other family members. We were long time patients of Tim's and he gave us great care and friendship over the years.
Beth & Bruce Pope
November 26, 2019
Our family is so saddened by the loss of Dr. Tim as he was our family dentist for over 30 years. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. With 5 kids it seemed like we were always in the office. Never had a dentist who would call after a procedure to make sure you are ok, or sends flowers on your "50th" birthday. To his family you have our deepest sympathy. We are so glad to have known Dr. Tim.
The Frede family, De, Tim, Jessica, Jennie, Adam, Jeanine and Sandra.
De Frede
November 25, 2019
I was shocked and saddened to see this obit in the paper. My husband and I started seeing Dr. Kuiava when we moved to LV in 1989 and were patients for some time. We greatly appreciated he and his staff. I fondly remember the posters in the office hung so we could focus on them and not the procedure. My husband especially liked one and was delighted when Dr. Kuiava gave it to him. He had it framed: I still have it and now it is even more special. Dr. Kuiava was special in many ways and his passing will certainly leave a void in many hearts. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Barb Stevens
November 25, 2019
I was shocked and saddened to see this obit in yesterdays paper. We moved to Las Vegas in 1989 and Dr. Kuiava became our dentist. He and his staff were wonderful. My late husband especially liked the posters hung to take patients minds off procedures. He was so pleased when Dr. Kuiava gave him one he especially liked that he had it framed. I still have the framed poster and now it is all the more precious. Dr, Kuiava was far more than just a dentist. His all too soon passing leaves a hole in many hearts. With deepest sympathy to the family.
Barb Stevens
November 24, 2019
I met Dr. Kuiava over 30 years ago when I moved to Las Vegas. I had randomly picked his name from an employer provided list of dentists. Being new to town, I chose Dr. Kuiava because I recognized the cross-streets of Rainbow & Sahara where Tim's practice was located. Meeting Tim and his wonderful staff was one of the best things that could have happened to me. My family and I have followed Tim faithfully over the years regardless of where his amazing professional skills took him. Every once in a while (2 - 3 times a year), I would schedule dental appointments later in the afternoon so that we could have an adult beverage after work. Tim always referred to it as Beer:30. We had a lot of laughs, whether it was talking about golfing, politics or most importantly our respective families. I am so grateful and blessed to have known Tim all these years. I speak for my wife (Dawn) and children (Gino, Tiana & Antonia Bella) when I say, we miss Tim and will always keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob Ferra
November 24, 2019
My deepest sympathy for your family's loss. When I think back about Tim, there are too many great memories to count. May he rest in peace.
Michael Leslie
November 24, 2019
Our family is feeling so sad after learning of Dr. Tim's passing. He was our family dentist and friend for many, many years, and we even traveled across town when he was practicing there to see him. Dr. Tim and I talked about books and reading, and I have read many wonderful books that he recommended. We are sending our love and condolences to his family and friends.
The Pappas Family
Becky Pappas
November 24, 2019
This was one heck of man. You will be extremely missed.
Jannette Hernandez
November 24, 2019
Such a warm, funny, gregarious person who always had a funny story and a quick smile that he shared with all. I was fortunate to work with Dr. K at different offices and was amazed by his legion of loyal patients, or "Dr. K's stalkers", as I called them!! Dozens of patients
who were devoted to him, his quality of dental care and of course, his genuine kindness and friendship, attested to the type of man, dentist and friend that he was. The life that he shared with us may have ended but the memories of Dr. K will last forever. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Carmen Knepper-Coates
November 24, 2019
My heartfelt condolences. When someone you love becomes a memory, they become a treasure in your hearts for always. May your treasured memories bring you peace.
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