Why choose a pediatric dentist?
Village Kids Dentistry is a pediatric dental office focused exclusively on delivering the best possible dental care for children.
Children are not just small adults. Pediatric dentists have specialized training not only in treating a child’s teeth, gums and mouth, but also treating children according to their stage in development. Pediatric dentists have chosen to treat children exclusively, and are the most qualified dentists to evaluate and care for your child.
Pediatric dental offices are also specifically designed to make children feel comfortable. Toys and video game systems in the lobby and kid friendly decorations make the experience as positive as possible. We also have specialized equipment such as smaller x-ray sensors designed for kid-sized mouths.
Dr. Loan Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen is a Washington native and earned her Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Washington. Following undergrad, she moved to New York City for her dental training and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at NYU. In dental school Dr. Nguyen was selected to serve in numerous international dental outreaches, as well as in under served areas of Brooklyn, the Bronx and upstate New York. It was during these outreaches that Dr. Nguyen fell in love with treating children and chose to continue her training and complete a two-year residency specializing in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Nguyen completed her pediatric residency at NYU and Bellevue Medical Center, where she received comprehensive training in treating children with special needs and dental anxiety. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Nguyen is also trained in the use of nitrous oxide sedation and treatment under general anesthesia in order to safely and effectively treat young patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys tennis, volleyball, yoga and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Dorothy Nelson
Dr. Dorothy Nelson is a board certified pediatric dentist. She grew up in Olympia, WA with Dr. Nguyen and they have remained friends since 9th grade! Dr. Dorothy received her undergraduate and dental degree at the University of Washington. Shortly after, she completed her specialty training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, a program heavily focused on the management of children with special healthcare needs in a hospital setting. Dr. Dorothy has valued her educational training and mentoring so much that she has become an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Dr. Dorothy has many special interests, including a strong focus on implementing an oral wellness approach that goes beyond the teeth and management of cavities. You may find yourselves discussing your child’s birth history, feeding history and sleeping history as well when Dr. Dorothy meets your family.
Dr. Dorothy and her husband have 3 loving and adorable young boys. As a lifetime learner you may find her in continuing education courses, reading, and studying anything that sparks her curiosity.