Dr. Quinn Pham, BSc, DDS
I graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry in 2001 after receiving my Bachelor of Science in Physiology in 1997. Time flies when you have fun, it's hard to believe that I have been practicing dentistry now for almost two decades. While each day presents its own set of unique joys and challenges, but for me the greatest rewards are intangible. The joy of changing a person’s life by giving him or her a beautiful smiles, the satisfaction of restoring a person’s dentition so he or she can enjoy food again, the opportunity to relieve pain and suffering is a rare privilege.
Being born and raised in Vietnam I, just like most of people there, had very limited access to dental care. My first real introduction to the dentistry didn’t happen until I was 12 year old, all because of an soccer accident that fractured my front tooth. That summer I spent countless hours in dental chair with some major dental works. It was a long process but in the end it was hard to put into words how happy and appreciative I was for the dentist and the profession once I saw my front tooth again. They say things happen for a reason. Suffering a broken front tooth was probably the most painful and traumatizing thing that has ever happened to me, but that experience proved to be the major influence to my later career choice decision.
After graduation I was fortunate to find an associateship in a large dental practice in Stony Plain where I received the guidance from some very experienced mentors such as Dr. Rick Czyz and Dr. Ronald Turner. Over my 8 years working there I had the opportunity to hone my skills and to provide a wide range of general dental services. However my areas of interest are Root Canal Therapy, Dental Surgeries such as Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant, and Cosmetic Dentistry.
In 2009 I moved back to Edmonton and became a principal owner of the Millbourne Mall Dental Clinic where I had to take a bigger role by providing mentorship for younger associates and also had the opportunity to meet and provide services to people from various social and cultural backgrounds.
Growing in up in part of world where dental care is more of a privilege rather than norm, I can see why there is a need to make dentistry accessible and affordable to everyone. I believe that the most cost effective dentistry is Preventative Dentistry and that the greatest impact that dental professionals have on their patients is through education and empowerment.
One aspect of dentistry that I treasure the most is the relationships built with families, and as my career progresses, I hope to see grow many generations. With that vision in mind, when building the new Savannah Dental Clinic in 2018, our focus was to have a general dental practice that focuses on families and being part of the community. I have combined thousands of hours of education, some of the most amazing technology and staff under one roof to offer what I believe is the best experience for our patients.
I love what I do and do what I love. So, keeping up with new trends, techniques and cutting-edge technology is as much a joy as it is an obligation. I always look for ways to better myself and better ways to do things and that I believe will result in better treatment outcomes and services to our patients. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy culinary experimentation, variety of sports such as soccer, hockey, snowboarding, golf...and spending time with my wife, 2 young daughters and a cat.
I look forward to see you and your family who entrust your smile and your health to myself and our team at Savannah Dental Clinic.
South Edmonton Dentist - Dr. Quinn Pham