Dr. Thy Nguyen ("Dr. T" to his staff and patients) was born in Vietnam. He moved to the United States when he was eight years old and grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After earning his bachelor's degree in biology from The George Washington University, Dr. Nguyen received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. He was a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society and was elected president for the Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society, a merit-based organization for dental students ranked in the top one-third of their class.Read More
Dr. Nguyen continued his dental education by completing a residency in Advanced General Dentistry in Baltimore. During his residency, he was elected chief resident by his colleagues and was awarded the Harry W. Dressel Jr. Award for clinical proficiency and total patient care. He also began volunteering his time and skills by participating in local community health fairs.
Dr. Nguyen still has a passion for giving back and continues to volunteer both locally and internationally. As a member of the non-profit organization Operation Smile, he traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam and performed free dental work for poor and deaf children. He went on another missionary trip to the Dominican Republic in November 2014 with the International Dental Implant Association to place dental implants for the underprivileged.
Dr. Nguyen has completed three times the required continuing education by the Maryland State Dental Board in the latest dental advancement, including placing and restoring dental implants and short-term cosmetic orthodontics (straight teeth in six months). He is an active member of:
Dr. Nguyen and his wife live in Clarksburg with their dog Luna and their two daughters, Madeline "Maddie" and Elodie "Ellie". In their spare time, they like to go camping, hiking, and snowboarding. They also love to travel and to experience new and different cuisines.
Dr. Barton Santos comes from a family of dentists. Both of his grandparents, his aunt, and his two uncles were prosthodontists. His passion for dentistry grew from watching his family treat patients and transform their smiles. Dr. Santos graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry where he served as the student government class president.Read More
Dr. Santos has completed a fellowship in dental implant placement and is accredited by the International Dental Implant Association. He utilizes the most up-to-date techniques incorporating PRP/PRF and 3D imaging for extractions, bone grafting, and advanced implant placement. Dr. Santos has also completed the prestigious cosmetic dentistry course Aesthetic Advantage at the world-renowned Rosenthal Clinic at NYU as well as courses in the Clinical Mastery Series. Dr. Santos is certified in minimal oral sedation and Invisalign treatment.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, Temple Dental Alumni Association, and Facial Art Dental Forum. Dr. Santos is also an active member of the dental charity organization 1,000 Smiles. He has participated in this mission for four years providing free dental care to the underserved populations throughout various parishes of Jamaica. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano, exercising, and cooking.