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Dr. Derek Nguyen, DDS, M.S.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

I was born in Vietnam but Vancouver, WA has been my home for most of my life. After coming to the US at the age of 11, I attended Jason Lee Middle School and Fort Vancouver High School. I then received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington State University and my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine with multiple esthetic and restorative dentistry awards.

 

During my General Practice Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital, I volunteered with Operation Smile and made my first foray into pediatric dentistry. I realized how much I enjoy working with kids. The opportunity to instill in young children the values of dental hygiene at an early age, when such learning is most impactful, has always been meaningful to me. This realization lead me to pursue my Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital.

 

As a clinician, my goal now is to help my patients build healthy habits early on and to ensure that dental visits are stress-free for both children and their parents. To me, every patient's teeth are a work of art and I set a high standard for myself and strive to provide the highest level of dental care for each patient. Since dental visits can be intimidating for young children, I aim to provide compassionate care and a comfortable experience for them.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, reading, the gym, going to the beach, visiting museums and art galleries, and spending time with my family.

 

Dr. Ronald Hsu, DDS, M.S.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

My family and I have called Clark County home for more than 10 years. Over that time I have taken cared of over 10,000 children and I count it a privilege to be able to serve them and to interact with them. My life has been greatly enriched as a result.

 

I received my general dentistry training from the University of Washington, and my pediatric specialty training from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The research done at these two prestigious institutions have been shaping the art and science of dentistry for over sixty years. I am grateful for the top-flight training I received.

 

Prior to dental school I completed my Biochemistry degree from the University of Washington, where I learned about the intricate balance between living systems. That knowledge base enabled me to see oral and dental health well beyond filling and drilling. I have developed a deep appreciation for simple principles that can prevent cavities for a lifetime.

 

My enjoyment in being a Pediatric Dentist comes from teaching and empowering children and their parents to attain optimal oral health. At Storybook Dental, we will partner with you to develop the best prevention strategy that suits your family so that your children can always leave our office "happily ever after."

 

I was born and raised in Taiwan so I am fluent in Mandarin. Having been a missionary in Korea for two years I also have some knowledge of Korean. My wife Misty and I are happy parents of three sons and two daughters, and we are involved with both the Hockinson School District as well as the Vancouver School District.

 

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