Dr. Nguyen, a Bay Area native, completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley where she graduated with honors. She subsequently received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. During her time there, Dr. Nguyen received the Academy of General Dentistry Award for her excellent clinical skills. After Michigan, Dr. Nguyen joined UCSF and practiced for a year in their Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. In the following two years, she began her specialty training in endodontics at the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education and conducted extensive research in cone beam CT interpretation for her master thesis. She also taught at the Southern Illinois University School of Dentistry as an assistant clinical instructor.
Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontics. A well-respected endodontist by her peers and her patients, Dr. Nguyen takes pride in her meticulous dental skills and flawless restorative care. She always treats her patients with a humanistic and compassionate approach. She truly believes in personalized dental care and is known by her patients for her warm, pleasant nature and approachability.
Dr. Nguyen and her husband Tom, an engineer for a biopharmaceutical company in Foster City, have realized their lifelong dream of returning to the beautiful state of California. They enjoy traveling, practicing yoga, volunteering, and cheering for the 49ers and San Jose Sharks.
“Having a doctor like Dr. Nguyen makes you actually want to get a root canal! First let me say that I hate going to the dentist. When I get my teeth cleaned I am counting the seconds until they finish. So, when I woke up one weekend with bad tooth pain, I was really hoping it would just go away on it's own. By Monday, it was clear that it was not, so off to my dentist I went. The dentist was pretty sure that I needed a root canal, so she called and got me into Endodontic Associates right away. For those people who say root canals are terrible, I'm not sure what they are talking about. The pain before you get a root canal is absolutely terrible, but the root canal process, in the hands of Dr. Nguyen, is great.”