Meet Dr. Nguyen

  
  

Vinh T. Nguyen D.D.S., M.S.D

My name is Vinh Nguyen and I look forward to meeting you and your family. Let me tell you a little about myself. I come from modest beginnings. I immigrated to the United States at the age of 5, learning first-hand the importance of sacrifice and determination. As the youngest of 7, I learned a lot by listening, developing my independence and was taught the importance of respect. These are skills that are still very important in my every day practice.

I was raised in Stockton, but my parents moved to the Bay Area when I went to UC Berkeley as an undergraduate. Given its natural beauty, I fell in love with the Bay Area. I continued my dental degree at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, where I received my doctorate degree in Dentistry and Orthodontics.

As I reflect upon my career, I find that it is such a privilege to be in this profession. Not only do I get to be involved in creating beautiful, natural smiles for my patients, but in the process, I get the chance to learn more about my patients' lives, activities, and interests. It's especially gratifying to see the growth and changes in our patients as they return to our practice.

I believe in giving back to the community, as I have benefitted so much from the help of others in my early years. Our practice donates to local schools, participates in fundraisers and health fairs, and enjoys being a positive influence to young students. Teaching has also been gratifying to me, but it also challenges me and allows me to keep current with new ideas. I was an instructor at University of the Pacific in dental anatomy and tutored students during dental school. Currently, I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific, instructing dental students in Invisalign treatment. Locally, I also enjoy giving lectures to dental professionals about orthodontic care.

Outside the office, most of my time is spent with my wife and two young daughters. This involves a lot of reading, playing, and tea parties. As my children grow up, I hope to be able to pick up some of my hobbies again along the way. In the very little time that is left over, I love to play golf, tennis and being outdoors. Someday, my hope is to teach at least one of my girls to play the cello, so it gives me the chance to play again (once upon a time, I played in the symphony at UC Berkeley). It would also be great to travel again.

Thank you for allowing me to share my story with you. I look forward to learning more about you.