I take utmost pride in my profession. I refuse to provide anything less than excellent, honest care in a safe environment. Parents can expect that whatever recommendations I make, it would be the same as if the patient were my own son or daughter.
That said, my overarching goal is to set up each child for a lifetime of strong oral health. This means doing what it takes to make my patients feel comfortable with healthcare providers so that they will continue to seek care on their own as adults. For children who come to us with significant dental needs, we provide the necessary care in a gentle yet skillful manner to give them a second opportunity at good oral health. I strive to do the best for each child in each situation, even when I care more than the patient does, such as when the teenagers roll their eyes at me when I talk about flossing. Strong oral health in our children is something I will always be passionate about.
I always knew I wanted to be in healthcare, volunteering at hospitals during high school, and working with doctors and dentists during college. I also found working with kids came natural to me after many years of being a church youth-group leader and tutoring. Once I got into dental school and was exposed to pediatric dentistry during my rotations, I knew that I had found my calling!
As a truly pediatric dental office, it is essential to be able to utilize the latest techniques in behavior management, caries management, and caries risk assessment. We also stay current with comprehensive sedation options (nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia), and are experienced in seeing patients as early as one year old, as well as young patients with special needs.
Evidence-based study groups and continuing education with the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry all help me provide the highest level of care—exactly what my patients deserve.
My wife Linda Tran is a loving and kind-hearted soul. She practices as an OB/Gyn physician in Las Vegas, and trained at University of Michigan for medical school and UNLV for her specialty. Our daughter Adelynn Rose is a both a bundle of trouble and of joy! Until then, I can usually be found at archery ranges shooting World Archery barebow style, running outside, or at the gym.
I come from humble beginnings as a child of Vietnamese war refugees who benefited greatly from public assistance. It is important to give back what we were given to help others in need. In addition to First Bite, I also work at a non-profit dental office, providing care to the underserved in our community.