I feel enriched by my daily interaction with various people and feel fulfilled when I can provide the service that will improve their health and image at the same time.
Education and Continuing Education
For my dental education, I attended Bradley Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine. I feel that continuing education is a great way to learn about newer materials and techniques and bring back to my patients and offer a better service to my patients. As a part of my continuing education, I have attended Pacific Aesthetic Continuum Live, a conference that includes seminars for restoring anterior smile design, laser seminars for contouring soft tissue, and implant seminars to restore missing teeth.
In the Practice
I feel it is rewarding when I can improve a patient’s quality of life by helping them eat without pain and improve their confidence through a beautiful smile! I love that our patients give us their trust and confidence in taking care of their dental health, and I always give my best efforts to each individual who comes to see me.
I’ve been practicing dentistry for over 20 years, and truly enjoy the connections I make with our patients. I often take time to chat with each patient, asking about their life and interests. The more I know about them, the more comfortable they are with me, and that is an important part of my job.
My patients can always expect to hear laughter in the background of our office! As a team, we try to make their experience as relaxing as possible, and that often includes having a laugh! My dental team works well together and we like to have fun as a group.
I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and grew up in Peoria, IL. My wife, Dr. Lara Erickson, and I have lived in this area for 15 years, and are glad to raise our three children here. In my spare time, I love to stay fit and run in 5k runs, half marathons and full marathons! I was even recently featured on Fox 2 News and St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper for running and participating in marathons while also receiving cancer treatments.