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Our Team

Who We Are

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Dr. Lam Nguyen

Founder & Dentist

"Our goal is to provide excellent, ethical and compassionate care in a comfortable atmosphere."

I earned my degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, California. As a National Health Corps Scholar, I moved to Southern Oregon to work in public health for 3 years.  After that, I opened my own practice in Talent, Oregon.  Unfortunately, the Almeda Fire destroyed my practice on September 8th, 2020.  We moved here to South Lake Tahoe where we can continue our love of being in nature.  

I believe in patient-doctor relationships that are based on compassion, honesty, and trust. I aim to alleviate pain, and help patients set and achieve oral health goals. Knowing that oral health is the key to overall well-being, my mission is to be a wellness partner for my patients.

Together we’ll find the right path to maintain, improve, or repair your dental health.

Yerazel

- Dental Assistant

Yerazel is a 2016 graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at Lake Tahoe Community College.  A native of Meyers, she recently married and moved to Dayton with her husband.  She enjoys photography, working with her animals, and spending time with her family. She also keeps busy working on many projects at their new home.

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Joleen

- Dental Hygienist

Joleen was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe.  She attended Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz and obtained her Associate Degree and then in 2014 graduated dental hygiene school at Carrington College in Sacramento.  Joleen is enthusiastic about dental health and enjoys educating her patients so they can maintain excellent oral hygiene.  She loves getting to know her patients and building a long-term relationship with them. In her downtime, you can find her with her husband skiing or mountain biking with their dog Baker.  Joleen and her husband are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in April 2021.

Jamie

- Dental Hygienist

Jaime grew up in Wyoming but she, her husband and two children now call Tahoe home. She attended the dental assisting program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as president of her class and continued on to complete the Dental Hygiene Program, graduating in 2005.  Jaime enjoys getting to know all her patients and treating them with compassion. When Jaime is at home, she and her family are always enjoying the outdoors by camping, skiing, and more recently birding. 

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Karla

- Practice Administrator

Karla moved to South Lake Tahoe from Santa Cruz in 2014 with her husband and two children.  She has been keeping the practice humming since 2015. She enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, backpacking and traveling around with her family.