Creating Beautiful, Healthy, and Functional Smiles One Patient at a Time

For many, a trip to the dentist can be a bit intimidating. Understanding this, Dr. Stephanie Nguyen at Carmel Mountain Dental Office focuses on giving her patients warm and personalized attention to ensure that their dental experience is nothing short of exceptional. “Our practice is unique for its gentle and personalized care,”

Dr. Nguyen explained. “Patients get one-on-one attention with the dentist. They’re treated like family.”
Dr. Nguyen’s dedication to providing only the best dental care stems back to her time in college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in biology. She went on to pursue her degree in dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, which has been rated one of the top dental schools in the nation. Dr. Nguyen graduated from dental school in 2001 as a Dean’s scholar and was the recipient of numerous awards for her academic achievements. In 2014, when Carmel Mountain Dental Office’s previous owner retired, Dr. Nguyen took on the role of lead dentist and has since utilized her extensive experience and education to further advance the legacy of the practice. “Carmel Mountain Dental has hit the milestone of being established for 30 years, and it’s actually the first dental office in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area,” noted Dr. Nguyen.

mp_carmelmountaindentaloffice2Today, the practice offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services to patients of all ages. The office is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and dental treatment technologies such as digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras, which ensure patients the utmost accuracy and early detection of oral complications. “The practice also offers CEREC same-day crowns to provide quality care that is convenient for the patient,” added Dr. Nguyen. Specialty procedures are also offered, such as root canals, implants, and Invisalign to provide comprehensive care to patients.

Dr. Nguyen’s top-notch team consists of Front Office Coordinator Erika, who provides a warm welcome to everyone that walks through the front door, and Registered Dental Assistant Cathy, who takes a gentle and knowledgeable approach when working with patients. “Erika is very lively and sweet and willing to go above and beyond to help patients with all of their financial needs,” Dr. Nguyen shared. “Cathy has over 15 years of hands-on clinical experience to ensure the patient has the most comfortable experience in the dental chair.” The whole team attends continuing education courses to ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest innovations in dentistry.

The passion that Dr. Nguyen has for treating her patients and community like family stems from her deep bond with her own family. She is the proud mother of two children – Kaylee and Ethan – and is happily married to a veteran Navy physician. Her husband’s military ties have even inspired Dr. Nguyen to work with Veterans Village of San Diego as a volunteer faculty member of UCSD’s free dental clinic. This service provides dental care to veterans in order to help them get back on their feet.

mp_carmelmountaindentaloffice1Carmel Mountain Dental has been nominated numerous years in a row for America’s Best Dentists, something Dr. Nguyen credits to her team’s commitment to patients. “Our patient experience is our utmost priority,” she stated. “We treat patients with their comfort in mind while providing state-of-the-art technology and detail care in quality dentistry.”


Business: Carmel Mountain Dental Office
Owner: Stephanie Nguyen, DMD
Years in Field: 15+
Address: 14391 Penasquitos Dr. Suite A, San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: 858-672-0400
Business Description: Their mission is to provide patients with the finest dentistry in a gentle and compassionate way. They believe in the total health and wellness for all patients by creating beautiful, healthy, and functional smiles.