Dr Dat Nguyen

Dr. Dat Nguyen

With his love and passion for dentistry, Dr. Dat Nguyen is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care in a comfortable environment. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry after completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Communications from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. To ensure that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care, Dr. Nguyen is always up to date on continuing education classes, new technologies, and procedures. By using the latest technologies in Dentistry and with an exceptional dental team, Dr. Nguyen can help you and your family enjoy a more comfortable dental experience.

Dr. Nguyen enjoys cycling, hiking, surfing, and outdoor activities with his wife, Anh Trinh-an optometrist in Downey, and his two children: Andy and Megan. He enjoys motivating others through his active role with PSI seminars.

Memberships and Associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Comprehensive Dental Academy Implant Study Club
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine


  • Loma Linda University 32nd Annual Implant Study Club 2006
  • Invisalign 2007, Invisalign 2009
  • Orthodontic Education Continuum: Jin Song DDS, “Orthodontics, TMJ, Dento-Facial Orthopedics for General and Pediatric Dentists” 2007-2008

Arlene Fernandez

Arlene Fernandez, Office Manager

With over 25 years of experience, Arlene brings a wealth of knowledge and sense of humor to the office. She takes time with each person, making sure that they have a comprehensive knowledge of any treatment before it is performed. She can answers all questions regarding your dental needs.

Arlene is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Graduated in 1984 from the National Education Institute with a degree in Dental Assisting, with 10 years of back office experience before excelling to a dental office manager position.

Arlene has been married for 33 years, has 4 children and 2 grand daughters that she adores. She enjoys reading, shopping and road trips with her family.

Paola Brown

Paola Brown, Registered Dental Hygienist

Paola has been in the dental field for over 10 years as a Registered Dental Assistant, and is now a Registered Dental Hygienist. She absolutely loves this field, and loves connecting with her patients. Her goal is to help you improve your oral hygiene, as well as help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Paola enjoys hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, dancing, and traveling.

Professional Associations:

  • American Dental Hygienist Association
  • California Dental Hygienist Association


  • Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide
  • Laser Certified
  • CPR

Yvonne Tafoya

Yvonne Tafoya, Registered Dental Assistant

Yvonne has 3 years in the dental field and brings a new perspective to our office. She is a people person, and loves working with and learning about our patients. Yvonne enjoys our upbeat and high tech office atmosphere and loves educating our patients on our services.

Yvonne has been married for 2 years and has 4 fur babies. She enjoys makeup, swimming, and cooking. Her goal is to expand her education and become a dental hygienist in the near future.


  • Dental Assisting
  • X-ray license
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Sealants
  • CPR