Dr. Silvia Cardona, DDS
Dr. Cardona was born and raised in Mexico. She came to Utah for Graduate School in Genetic Engineering, and then to California to attend the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Cardona is an animal lover; she has raised multiple homeless pets since she was a child. Her big dream was to be a member of the Humane Society and protect helpless animals.
She is an avid reader, loves early music and has a passion for the visual arts.
In addition, she is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and regularly practices the discipline of meditation. Walking a Spiritual Path is the single most important thing in her life.
A lifelong student, Dr. Cardona loves to take continuing Education courses. Her passion for Dentistry allows her to provide the best services available in a warm and caring manner.
Dr. Cardona earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree Magna Cum Laude from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1988. After completing Dental School, she earned a Masters of Science Degree in Genetic Engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. After 3 years of scientific explorations, Dr. Cardona decided to go into Clinical Practice in Dentistry, which she has been doing since 1990.
Dr. Cardona strives for excellence in education and patient care. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Prosthodontic Society. She is a graduate of the prestigious Pankey Institute, an Institution of Higher Dental Education dedicated to Excellence in the Practice of Dentistry and Comprehensive Dental Care. In addition, every year, she completes over 200 hours of continuing education courses that allow her to implement the most advanced treatment in her practice.
Dr. Bryant Cuong Nguyen, DMD, MPH
Dr. Cuong was a refugee baby, born in Indonesia and raised in Los Angeles since he was 9 months old.
To Dr. Cuong, patients come first. Taking the time to let his patients be heard and finding out what they want so that he can help them achieve their best health is his priority. Patients appreciate his gentle touch and calm demeanor.
Dr. Cuong earned his B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego and a dual degree in Doctorate of Dental Medicine and Master of Public Health at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry and Hanau Best of the Best Prosthodontic Award.
He went on to care for medically, physically, and mentally compromised individuals at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Cuong takes great pride in keeping his patient’s teeth in proper health, comfort, function and esthetics.
Dr. Cuong strives to provide a positive, personalized and most importantly a meaningful dental experience for each of his patients. Dedicated to providing the state of the art care, he stays current on the latest advancements in dentistry through continuing education and maintains memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, West Los Angeles Dental Society, California Dental Association and American Dental Association.
When he’s not in the office, you may find Dr. Cuong enjoying the next Netflix special with his wife, catching a UFC event amongst friends, or cuddling with a French bulldog.
Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, DMD
Born in Canada and raised in Texas, Dr. Jennifer Nguyen now calls LA her home. With 12+ years in the dental field, Dr. Nguyen has both clinical and dental research experience. Her clinical experience extends from community clinics and hospital based dentistry to private offices. Dr. Nguyen’s research has led her to publications in early detection of oral cancer, white spot lesions related to Ortho, and digital imaging using Cone Beam CT (3D imaging).
Dr. Nguyen earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas, and her BS in Biochemical and Biophysics from the University of Houston. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.
Dr. Nguyen believes dentistry is a conservative balancing art. With proper education, preventative care, and early diagnosis, patients can be fully educated on how to best treat and preserve their oral health. Dr. Nguyen is Invisalign certified and can provide Nitrous Oxide. Whatever your oral concerns may be, Dr. Nguyen and her team will provide you with an individualized and effective treatment plan.
In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys being active, exploring Southern California with her husband and her fur-baby, Teddy, and looking for the next best restaurant to try. She continues to give back to the community, and enjoys perfecting her art in dentistry through continuing education courses.