Dr. Phan studied dentistry at Columbia University in New York City where she received a 4-year scholarship to research in the dental and pharmacology departments. For her undergraduate studies, Dr. Phan received a Bachelor’s degree in Toxicology, Human Biology, and a minor in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto in Canada. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia, Dr. Phan enrolled in a residency program at a Level I Trauma Center outside of New York City where she learned, along with all areas of dentistry, how to comprehensively treat and manage in-house patients, Operating Room and complicated trauma cases. Dr. Phan ran her own private practice providing cosmetic and family dental care for many years in California before relocating.
Dr. Phan’s father was a physician and his passion for patient care was her inspiration to pursue a career in healthcare. Dr. Phan has always enjoyed the arts and spent many of her free hours while growing up painting, or practicing the piano and violin. She has been able to leverage the dexterity and attention to detail which she honed over those years in her practice of dentistry. As a life-long learner, she aspires to build long lasting relationships with patients based on open communication, partnership, integrity and trust; addressing the patients’ needs and concerns first and foremost in a safe and comfortable environment.
Due to her husband’s global career, Dr. Phan has lived in many states and in many countries. Dr. Phan and her family have been in Tucson since September 2019 and this is definitely a place where she and her family feel at home and intend to grow some roots. She loves the desert beauty, the access to the outdoors, and enjoys hiking and skiing with her family in the mountains around Tucson and beyond. Dr Phan is married with three daughters, two are in university, and one still at home. Dr. Phan and her family share a passion for travel, celebrating differences and eating! They all enjoy cooking together and sometimes, nothing is better than spending quality time sharing a great meal with others.