Dr. Duy Nguyen
Dr. Duy "Dewey" Nguyen grew up in Southern California. He moved to the Bay Area where he obtained his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology. He completed his dental education from UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen furthered his education by accepting a post-graduate residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he focused on hospital and implant dentistry.
He has completed extensive continuing education in oral and maxillofacial pathology and parenteral moderate sedation and takes many courses each year to deliver the best treatment available to his patients.
When Dr. Nguyen isn’t caring for patients, he enjoys road cycling, snowboarding, traveling to strange parts of the world, and joining races such as Tough Mudder and Spartan. Dr. Nguyen inspires to volunteer his time to help the underprivileged at home and abroad.
Dr. Ben Hardyk
Dr. Ben Hardyk earned his post-doctoral certificate in the specialization of orthodontics and orofacial orthopedics at the prestigious Eastman Institute of Oral Health in Rochester, NY. Dr. Hardyk attended UCSF School of Dentistry in San Francisco for his doctoral degree in dentistry. At both schools, Dr. Hardyk worked extensively with the Cleft and Craniofacial Treatment Teams. He has worked on several research projects, including an extensive study examining the effects of the orthodontic expander appliance using 3-dimensional cone beam CT scans.
Dr. Hardyk is committed to his continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance his skills to better serve the dental care needs of his patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience. Ben takes pride in providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment to both children and adults. His treatment plans are individualized to meet the different needs of every patient.
Prior to beginning his work in dentistry and orthodontics, Dr. Hardyk worked as a professional classical musician, performing with a variety of orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music groups in North America and Europe.
Dr. Renee Chow
Dr. Renee Chow was born and raised in San Francisco. She has been passionate about science since childhood, which led to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and her Master of Science degree in Biology. She spent a few years doing academic research in mouse models of spinal cord injury and glycobiology. She found her calling in dentistry after college while volunteering with free dental clinics serving the underprivileged populations of San Diego. Renee received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from UCSF and completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Hawaii.
Dr. Chow is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance her skills to better serve the dental care needs of her patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.
When Dr. Chow isn’t seeing patients, she enjoys hiking, diving, and traveling in search of her next adventure.