We understand that a trip to the dentist may not be on your list of most pleasurable activities, but we want your experience with us to always be a positive one. As hectic and chaotic as life can be, we do our best to make time with the dentist less of a chore and more of a convenience. As you walk in the door, you will be greeted by smiling, friendly faces and assisted promptly.
Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen is a native of Saigon, Vietnam but has spent most of his youth in Brussels, Belgium. He attended the Catholic University of Louvain and graduated from the School of Dental Medicine and Stomatology in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Nguyen practiced part-time in private practice and devoted the rest of his time as a faculty member at his Alma Mater. Subsequently, Dr. Nguyen attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and earned a certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 2001. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Nguyen was a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at both the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and the Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Oregon Dental Association and Multnomah Dental Society.
Dr. Nguyen and his wife Linh-Phuong presently live with their two dogs in Salem.
They both enjoy traveling, hiking, skiing, and badminton, but are especially avid tennis fans and supporters.
Dr. Caitlin Han grew up in Portland. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Portland State University, she continued her education at Oregon Health & Science University where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2007.
Dr. Han has dedicated her career helping patients of all ages by keeping up with modern technology to achieve and maintain not only a healthy smile but also preventing a cascade of adverse effects on one’s overall health. Dr. Han strongly believes in caring for the whole person as the body is an interconnection of all its parts.
“It’s a privilege that patients entrust us with their wellbeing. Building lasting relationships with patients and their families is one thing that I love most about practicing dentistry.”
Outside the practice of patient care, Dr. Han enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Her passion for travel allows her to connect with patients from a myriad of different cultures.
Megan Dunn is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has had the joy of living in Oregon since 2001. She studied Anthropology, Sociology, and Communication at Eastern Oregon University and brings those perspectives into practice as a Lactation Consultant. A special interest in supporting families during their transition into parenthood brought her into breastfeeding support work.
Grounded in a background of public health, Megan’s focus on lactation support is guided by her interest in strengthening our community’s wellness. As such she has been a member and volunteer of several organizations including Family Building Blocks, Marion County Breastfeeding Coalition, the Teen Parent Program, and several others.
She resides in Salem with her three lively children and cat, Lucy. They enjoy board games, trips to the coast, and exploring local nature.
Dr. Mikhail Garibov was born in Moscow, Russia. In 2003 he moved to Vancouver, Washington with his family. Dr. Garibov started his academic career at Clark College in Vancouver then moved on to completing his bachelors in Biochemistry at the University of Washington. For 2 years he worked in an Immunology lab working on gene therapy research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Consequently, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a dentist at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He graduated with honors in the top ten percent of his class in 2014. After graduation, he moved back to Seattle to complete a Graduate Program in Periodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Garibov is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and American Dental Association. Dr. Garibov currently lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys tennis, soccer, basketball, running, crossfit, and traveling with his family.
I found Dr. Nguyen’s office through my insurance. He took CBCT scans as well as x-rays for treatment. With new technology they’re able to see more clearly what’s going on anatomically. It makes me feel confident that the doctor knows what he’s doing if he’s learning new things, not just kinda stuck in his old ways. I was fine after the treatment. I was really impressed with the doctor's chairside manner. He was very polite to his assistants.See More Reviews