Dr. Emerald Nguyen, DDS, MS is a San Jose native. Born and raised locally, she graduated from Leland High school then moved to sunny Southern California to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with an invitation to the exclusive honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. Afterward, she returned to Northern California to attend her first choice dental school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she graduated with an invitation to the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After dental school, Dr. Nguyen continued her education at UCSF where she served as Chief Resident while completing her specialty training in orthodontics and a Masters degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.
Dr. Nguyen is particularly passionate about orthodontics and helping her patients create long lasting beautiful, healthy, and confident smiles. She is dedicated to working with each patient closely to understand his or her unique concerns to obtain the best result possible.
In Dr. Nguyen’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, cooking, and general exploration of new places to visit, activities to try, and foods to taste – she is always open to recommendations!