University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School, 2001
US News & World Report Magazine’s last ranking rated the school as the #1 Dental School in the country
Early Acceptance into the Dental School after 3 years of college
Senior Honor’s Program: separate clinical program
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Final Class Ranking: 3
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Dentistry, 2003
Trained under top clinical faculty that included the First Female Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
Numerous Awards and Recognitions
Specialty Certificate in Endodontics
American Board of Endodontics, 2010
Certified Diplomate of Endodontics
This is Dr. Phan’s proudest academic achievement because there is no incentive or advancement to complete it. This process is done voluntarily outside of work and personal demands.
College of Diplomates
Generosity, kindness and support provided Dr. Phan the opportunity to be where she is today. Pro bono treatment provided to those in need, working with Easy Bay Stand Down for the Veterans, CDA Cares, and Medical/Dental Mission trips to Mexico in the past are all part of Dr. Phan’s philosophy to give back.
Dr. Phan is most proud of her work experience: mostly good, but also the challenges, mistakes, and the failures. This is what has shaped her clinical commitment, expertise, philosophy, and how she leads her team. Becoming a skilled clinician with compassion rather than being a doctor scientist with accolades was and still is her goal today.
She has performed 1000’s of endodontic procedures and surgeries for the sole intention to retain the natural dentition for over 20 years in diverse settings. Dr. Phan practiced as a general dentist in multiple practices in Chicago and the Chicagoland Suburbs performing only root canal therapy. In California, she worked as an Endodontist in multiple general practices in Walnut Creek, San Jose, Pleasanton and for a large dental clinic in West Sacramento. At the same time, she was an Endodontic Associate in Pinole with a major emphasis on restorative endodontics and microsurgery until 2008. All of these work experiences inspired her to open The Endodontic of Center in Pleasanton in 2006.