Your San Diego Dentist

Dr. Stephanie Nguyen

In high school, Dr. Nguyen was passionate with Fine Arts and won numerous awards nationally through the Scholastic Arts competition. In college, she pursued a BS in Biology because of her love for the sciences and graduated Summa Cum Laude. To combine both the love of art and science, she pursued a career in dentistry.StephanieNguyen-049retouch2

In 2001, Dr. Nguyen received her dental degree as a Dean’s scholar from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania which was rated the top 5 dental schools in the nation.  Upon graduation, Dr. Nguyen was the recipient of the Anna and Dr. Louis Wolf Scholarship, the E. Howell Smith Award in Prosthetic Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Award for her academic excellence.

After graduation, she practiced in Maryland for a few years before relocating with her husband ,who was a Navy physician, to San Diego on military orders. She has been treating patients in the San Diego Area for over ten years.

Dr. Nguyen continues to further her education by taking courses in implant restorations, esthetic periodontal surgery, cosmetic dentistry, Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Invisalign, Sleep Apnea, Lumineers and Snap-on Smiles.

Dr. Nguyen is the proud mother of two beautiful children, Kaylee and Ethan, who are the center of her world. Her hobbies include painting, stone sculpting and photography.

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Our Staff

At Carmel Mountain Dental Office, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our practice, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.

Erika, Front Desk Coordinator

As your treatment coordinator, Erika is here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits. What she loves most about her job here, is the variety that comes with the position and that she can help patients with every aspect of their dental treatment. From scheduling an appointment to utilizing their insurance benefits and so much more! Her main goal is to ensure you’re smiling bigger after your visit with us. Outside of work, Erika enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Madeline, Dental Assistant

Madz is an experienced dental assistant who plays a crucial role in supporting Dr. Nguyen during patient care. She actively assists in procedures, handles X-rays, and provides dedicated chairside assistance. Madz takes pride in the office’s approach, treating patients not just as clients but as cherished members of an extended dental care family. Outside of work, she is a woman of faith who finds joy in spending time with loved ones and expressing herself through writing.