Novan Nguyen, DDS
Dr. Novan Nguyen double-majored in Biology and Business with a minor in Art at the University of California San Diego. He attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry for his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, graduating in 2005. He continues his dental education regularly, and completed a mini-residency to achieve his certification in orthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Nguyen has been practicing in the Stockton, California, area for 8 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association.
As a dentist, Dr. Nguyen’s goal is to serve his community and provide quality care for his patients. He cares about each patient he meets, and works hard to equip each person who walks through the doors of his practice with the knowledge they need to maintain good oral health. He enjoys giving back to the community, and donates his time to organizations such as WEAVE, CDA, and CARES. He also donates oral hygiene items to schools and participates in the candy buyback program for the troops and in a number of events in the Sacramento area.
Dr. Nguyen loves to spend time with his wonderful wife and fluffy malti poo. His hobbies include wine tasting, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends in southern California.
Sally Chu, DMD
Dr. Sally Chu earned her Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA before attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2011 with her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. She continues her dental education regularly. While in dental school she participated in an honors clinic. She completed her general practice residency program at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and participated in a dental externship in Botswana, Africa, providing dental care to underserved areas. Dr. Chu has been practicing in the Stockton area since 2012.
Dr. Chu’s goals as a dentist are to provide comfortable, caring dentistry. She takes the time to know each individual patient and understand their needs so that she can help them achieve optimal and long-lasting oral health and provide a positive dental experience.
Dr. Chu was born in Sacramento and raised in the Greenhaven area. Her family – her twin sister, older sister, and parents – all live in Sacramento, and she enjoys practicing dentistry in her hometown. Her hobbies include traveling, cheering for her hometown teams, and cooking new recipes.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly dental professionals strive to provide thorough, gentle dental care in a welcoming and relaxing environment. We are dedicated to helping each patient we meet achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, and strive to provide a positive experience each time you visit Smile 32. We also offer the dental education you need to understand and make decisions about your oral health. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about dental care in Stockton, California. We look forward to helping you smile!
Niza – Office Manager
Niza has been part of our team for over 7 years, with over 18 years’ experience in the dental field. She loves the family atmosphere at Smile 32. Her hobbies include travelling, reading, and hanging out with her family.
Lorena – Dental Assistant/Front Office
Lorena has been with the practice for over 3 years. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in 2010 and attended UEI College to receive her dental assisting certificate. She loves working in a great environment where everyone is more like family than coworkers. Lorena is bilingual, which allows her to communicate better with our patients and ensure they have a comfortable visit. She assists with advertising, marketing, and scheduling for our practice. Lorena has a four-year-old son, whom she loves, and enjoys going to the beach, baking, and taking her little man to the park.
Justine – Dental Assistant
Justine joined our team in 2017, and loves working in a calm and professional office, lending an extra hand where needed. She earned her dental certificate from UEI. In her free time, Justine loves riding bikes, hiking, and camping.