Dr. Michelle Nguyen was born and raised in the Bay Area. She went to University of California, Irvine to earn her bachelor’s degree and returned to San Francisco to work toward a dental degree under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Lum. Dr. Nguyen graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. During her time there she developed a strong background in public health and continues to build on her passion doing community outreach projects. Some of her favorite organizations include CDA Cares, CA-careforce, or SCOPE UOP. Dr. Nguyen seriously considered culinary school before pursuing a career in dentistry, but still enjoys cooking and learning about foods from all over the world. During her time off, you can find her hiking any one of our beautiful bay area trails or exploring new countries. If you are looking for a new place to explore don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Nguyen for suggestions!