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Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Dr. Vest is a member of many dental organizations and societies, including:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association

Outside of the Office

Dr. Vest and his wife, Angela, were attracted to Northern New Mexico after enjoying the scenery, the weather, and the wonderful people in the area. The one thing that Dr. Vest and his family thought was missing in northern New Mexico was Hawaiian Shave Ice.

So, Dr. Vest started a small food truck business and now owns and operates an authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice food truck during the summers, where many of Dr. Vest's current and former patients are employed for summer jobs.

In addition to business adventure, Dr. Vest also enjoys mentoring, coaching, exercising, sports, traveling, and spending time with his family. Dr. Vest is very proud of his four children, Kyra, Ian, Sadie & Jayla, and he treats every patient as if he or she were his own child.

Board-Certified Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Devan Vest

Dr. Vest grew up in Oak Hill, West Virginia, and will always be a proud Mountaineer! He received his Orthodontic Specialty training at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, after receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University.

Besides working in the clinic full time, Dr. Vest also performed research in fulfillment of a Master of Science degree, which supplements his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate.


Dr. Vest’s many awards and recognitions include:

  • WVU School of Dentistry award
  • Dr. William S. Kramer Award in the OKU Dental Honor Society
  • Basic Sciences Award in the OKU Dental Honor Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists Award
  • Annual American Association for Dental Research Award
  • William Butler Scholar Research Award
  • American Association of Oral Biologists Award
  • Patrick J. Farace Dental Anatomy Award
  • Horace Wells Anesthesiology Award
  • American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Award