Nick K. Nguyen DDS, APC
Dr. Nick Nguyen graduated from the highly acclaimed Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the top dental schools in the United States. He previously received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cumme Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was awarded High Departmental Honors from the Department of Biology for his work on the human genome project under the supervision of Dr. Winston Salser, co-founder of the biotech company Amgen. In addition, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious honors society.
His Post-Doctorate training includes temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain from the Pankey Institute in Florida; esthetics and function/occlusion at the Spear Institute in Arizona; Implant placement training from Esthetics Professionals in California; Sleep Medicine residency from UCLA; oral conscious sedation license from DOCS, Washington.
Knowledge is very important for any doctor, but having a degree is only the beginning. With technological advances happening so rapidly in Medicine and Dentistry, keeping up to date becomes very important to patient care. Giving patients the most progressive dental care means that education has to be a continual process.
In addition to continuing education, he feels it is very important to patient care to stay actively involved with the profession.
Staying active in professional associations and participating in continuing education are powerful ways to ensure patients receive the best care possible. I am a visiting mentor at the Spear Institute of advanced education in Scottsdale, AZ. In addition, I have attended and hosted study group meetings comprising some of the most renowned Doctors in the world. Through learning and sharing of ideas, we are able to bring the highest quality health care.
Current Memberships and Associations: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Pankey Institute Alumni Association, Southern California Pankey Study Group, Spear Institute Faculty Club Member, Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, DOCS Oral Conscious Sedation Gold Member, Orange County Dental Society, UCLA Alumni Association, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
He also feels that it is important to stay involved with his community. For over 10 years, he has volunteered to teach children at schools the importance of proper dental care and oral health. In addition, Dr. Nguyen and his team participate in and sponsor fairs, community events, charities, and businesses. He lives in the neighborhood and you may see him at community events as he believes that it is very important to stay connected and involved with the community. He has written many articles on dental health topics for the Aliso Niguel News and some of them are posted in this website.
"When this practice first opened, my dental team and I made it our mission to provide gentle, friendly dental care to everyone. Over the years, we have greatly improved the quality of care by listening to and developing a relationship with each individual patient. In addition, we spend hundreds of hours every year in continuing education to make sure we stay abreast of all the current knowledge in Dentistry and Medicine. Our approach in taking care of people is a total body method as we feel that oral health is a preview into the health of the entire body and vice versa. We have formed trusting alliances with other Physicians and Dental Specialists as we strongly believe in multidisciplinary care in managing our patients' well-being. Long-term, predictable health can be achieved if our team and the patient can effectively communicate and form a partnership."
* Dr. Nick Nguyen is a Pankey Institute trained dentist. Each Pankey Institute trained dentist is one of a small, distinguished percentage of dentists who have invested in postgraduate training at one of the world's premiere continuing education institutes, The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. The comprehensive examination you receive from a Pankey trained dentist will be unlike any you have received before. We care about you as a unique individual and examine you in a way that together we can understand every asepect of your oral health. In this office we love what we do.