Meet the Doctor


Cat-Hien Nguyen, DDS


I was a California girl up until becoming a dentist. I attended University of California, Riverside for my dual degrees in biology and psychology, and University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry for my dental school education. The southern California traffic just became too much. I like smaller towns and Las Vegas was the perfect big city with a small-town feel. So, I packed all my possessions into a very small car, drove to Las Vegas in the summer of the year when Summerlin lake front homes were flooded and have called this city home ever since.

With several years of experience under my belt, in 2006, I purchased an existing dental office from a great doctor who was retiring and transformed it into the modern and tranquil Pearly Whites. On top of continuously honing my skills on general dental techniques and diagnoses like crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, root canal therapy, and extractions, I further increased my skillsets to include implant placement and restorations, anterior cosmetics restorations, orthodontics using clear aligners like Invisalign, treating TMJ issues, sedation for the fearful and sleep apnea to allow me to treat the whole person with complex full mouth multi-disciplinary restorations. Some patients present with a variety of concerns, and being able to see the whole picture, to draw that blue print for a perfectly healthy mouth and teeth, then to sequence treatments to achieve long lasting results while also working within their finances is what energizes me. I just love people, and I love dentistry.

In the middle of all that, I met and married my husband Huy, a physician with Nevada Hospitalist Group. We are busy raising a daughter and a son, two rescue dogs, doing charity work, and exploring all of the natural wonders Nevada has to offer. I am an avid reader. I love visiting foreign countries though I wish Scotty can beam me up and drop me there. I can do without the actual travelling part. I also love dancing and singing. Recently, to relieve stress, I’ve taken up singing and recording, making one of my childhood dreams come true. Come see me, and you might also be entertained while getting your dental work done.