Dr. Phillip Nguyen was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Lorton, Virginia. He attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate degree where he graduated summa cum laude in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He always wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, and completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2015. While in dental school, Dr. Nguyen was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for his excellence in academics and leadership, an honor only given to the top students of each graduating class.
Following graduation, Dr. Nguyen completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania before finishing his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at West Virginia University School of Dentistry and Ruby Memorial Hospital, where he was chief resident. The residency program at WVU provided Dr. Nguyen with extensive knowledge and skill in dentoalveolar and implant surgery, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, maxillofacial trauma, anesthesia, and diagnosis and treatment of pathology.
Dr Nguyen is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which requires him to maintain an elite level of standards through lifelong learning, remain current on his skills, and practice in a safe and contemporary manner.
Dr. Nguyen has also had the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in Mission of Mercy projects and volunteering at the free clinic.
In his free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys cooking, fishing, amateur powerlifting, spending time with his wife and son, trying new restaurants, and playing with his dogs Bonnie and Oliver.