Dr. Emerald Nguyen is a board-certified orthodontist. Only one of three orthodontists have completed the rigorous process to become certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Nguyen grew up in San Jose and has had the passion to become an orthodontist since going through her own braces treatment as a teen.
She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychobiology. Afterwards, she returned to Northern California to attend her first choice dental school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Following the four years of dental school, Dr. Nguyen stayed on at UCSF to complete her three-year specialty training in orthodontics and simultaneously earned a Masters degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. During her years at UCSF Orthodontics, she also served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Nguyen is a self described plant and food enthusiast. She also enjoys cooking, playing badminton, snowboarding, and traveling whenever she gets the chance. She is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
She looks forward to working with children, teenagers, and adults to achieve the healthy, confident, and beautiful smile that everyone deserves!