Our doctors are not only trained from the most prestigious schools, they have the biggest hearts.
"I grew up in Plano, TX and moved away for college and dental school, but I found my heart was always back here in Dallas. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and as much as I miss and love that city, I do not miss the frigid cold one bit!
I continued my dental education by completing a General Practice Residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston to gain valuable experience working in a hospital setting with oral surgeons and other dental specialists. I always strive to gain more knowledge and sharpen my skills to provide the best possible care for my patients. I also love working with kids."
"I love to travel and see new places. I have family all over the world so travelling has been a big part of my life since I was a child. One of my favorite places in the world is Cairo, Egypt; I'll never forget the incredible experience of standing and gazing in awe at the magnificent pyramids. I have recently married the love of my life and we share a passion for going on new adventures. "
"There is so much that makes me happy. Spending time laughing and relaxing with my friends and family is high up on the list. My guilty pleasure is binge-watching reality TV and I don’t feel bad about it! I'm also an avid enthusiast of True Crime books, podcasts, and documentaries."
"... I found my heart was always back here in Dallas..."
sweet ray of sunshine; always optimistic and thinking of others; true crime enthusiast
Dr. VinhSon Nguyen strives to provide uncompromised quality dental care that aligns with patients' goals and values. His philosophy is simple: to always be honest and to treat everyone like family. He believes it's a privilege to serve his community and loves to build long-lasting relationships.
Dr. Nguyen is a local, growing up in the area and graduating from Plano East Senior High School. He then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biochemistry and went on to get his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is a lifelong learner and continues to improve his skill set and stay updated on the advancements in dentistry through continuing education courses and seminars.
Dr. Nguyen is dedicated to giving back to his community. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, photography, and design. You can find him exploring the newest restaurants and coffee shops around.
"a traveler, photographer and designer at heart"
My family. I am married to my best friend from Dental school and we have two children. I love playtime, cuddle time, and family movie nights. I am a big fan of Julia Donaldson’s and Mo William’s children’s storybooks and read every day with my kids.
Being an orthodontist was not my first career choice. I was born into artists family and dreamed of becoming a professional classic pianist. I started playing piano since the age of four and continued receiving advanced levels of art education at Seoul Arts Academy, a renowned institute for the young and gifted artists. The training I received profoundly shaped my ability to transform a vision into reality. As I grew older, I found myself looking for a profession that provides me the opportunity to work with people and help them gain happiness in their smiles. Orthodontics had this special appeal.
I received my first dental degree (DDS; Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the most prestigious dental school in South Korea, Seoul National University. After completion of my externship program at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, I decided to continue my dental education at Boston University
Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM). I achieved my second dental degree (DMD; Doctor of Dental Medicine) and graduated on the top of the class. I was also honored to be inducted to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honor society given to the dentists who have demonstrated exemplary traits of character and potential qualities of future professional growth and attainments.
After practicing general dentistry for couple of years in Massachusetts and Florida, I attended specialty training for Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics (JUSO). At JUSO, I was exposed to an intensive clinical curriculum in which the residents could receive an in-depth exposure to diverse clinical scenarios. As a result of such training, I was able to be a finalist in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics Resident of The Year Award.
... her passion and excitement for knowledge is contagious...
I wake up every morning looking forward a great day. I feel extremely fortunate to have a career where I can make a positive impact on people’s lives. I am passionate about creating a positive experience for my patients throughout their orthodontic journey.
Dr. Christine Coughlin is from Los Angeles, where she attended the all-girls Catholic college-preparatory school, Marymount High School, a historical monument established in 1923, known for a rich history in empowering young women to become ethical leaders who dedicate their lives to service. During her time at Marymount, Dr. Christine participated in many amazing community outreach opportunities where she discovered a deep passion for making a difference in the world by loving and serving others.
This powerful experience touched her heart so deeply and she found her purpose: to give love and hope to others. And she knew Dentistry was the right path for her.
...a deep passion for making a difference in the world by loving and serving others...
Dr. Christine always had many passions and interests. She excelled in Art and received the Art Studies Award from the Bank of America Foundation. She played the the piano from age four and competed up to age 17. Dr. Christine also played point guard as captain for Marymount's Basketball team. She always invested in her teammates and encouraged them to play their hearts out together.
Dr. Christine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount and went on to Westmont Liberal Arts College in Santa Barbara on a scholastic scholarship and was on the Dean’s List every semester. She graduated with honors Pre-Dental Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in English and a background in Studio Art.
Dr. Christine went on to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where she met her husband, Nathan, and they have been inseparable since. They both received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees, got married and got their first home and puppy (Sophie). Dr. Nathan continued in his studies in Orthodontic Specialty at USC. After he graduated, the two moved to Dallas to follow their dream of opening a Dental & Orthodontics practice together. Dr. Christine loves pouring into her team and her patients, and wants more than anything to help them thrive.
During her free time, Dr. Christine loves spending time with the ladies of the Dallas Beloved Women’s Ministry, which serves previously incarcerated women, playing Pickleball with her husband and The Dinkers (their Pickleball group), and cooking healthy meals for her family while hanging out with their sweet golden retrievers, Lola & Sophie.
That summer, Dr. Christine went on a mission trip with International Service Learning, a global volunteer program, where she helped raise funds and provide essential Medical and Dental care to the under-served villages of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. She fell in love with the precious villagers, who were so full of joy and gratitude for the little our team was able to offer for such great need.
After finishing his Orthodontic studies, Dr. Nathan continued rigorous training to become a Diplomate of Orthodontics, an honor obtained by only a few select Orthodontists in the country. His tenacious work ethic allows him to deliver amazing results for his patients and his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike.
During his free time, Dr. Nathan enjoys learning and discovering new interests, having great conversation over a delicious meal, and he never misses an opportunity to visit his dear family and hometown friends in Canada.
From childhood, Dr. Nathan was a gifted scholar, a talented athlete, and a strong leader. He was MVP and captain of the Men’s Basketball Team at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College, and was named Two-time Academic All-Canadian, one of the highest awards a university athlete can receive.
After graduating with honors, he went on to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where he met his wife, Christine. There, he continued to achieve academic success and scored in the top four percent in the nation on the Dental Board Exam, making him a top candidate for Orthodontic Speciality.
During his time at USC, Dr. Nathan served in third world countries like Honduras, where he and his dental team provided dental care to underprivileged communities. He also co-founded the Student Professionalism and Ethics Club at USC, where students are provided a platform to discuss ways to improve the ethics and professionalism in Dentistry.
... his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike...
But he would never trade in the gift of growing up with lifelong friends in a close community of genuine, good people...
Dr. Nathan is from a small town in Alberta, Canada, where it snows almost half of the year, and the remaining months are taken over by mosquitoes.
Dr. Nathan graduated from USC Dental School with honors and was presented the Outstanding Orthodontic Achievement Award and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for outstanding academic achievement. He then married Christine, the love of his life.
Dr. Nathan then continued at USC to pursue his dream of becoming an Orthodontic Specliast. There, he also obtained his Masters in Science through conducting research on the latest Orthodontic innovations. Dr. Nathan was chosen by his Orthodontic program to represent USC Orthodontics and travel to Japan and Brazil to connect with and share ideas with his international peers.