Jodi Nguyen, DDS, finds her purpose from helping others. “I want to change patients’ lives not only with their oral health, but also their mental health and overcoming their dental anxiety. Watching a patient’s progress gives me great satisfaction. I feel like I am truly making a difference every day.”
Originally from Dodge City, KS, Dr. Nguyen calls Wichita her second home. She attended Wichita State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Science degree. After practicing as a dental assistant for more than seven years, Dr. Nguyen earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She credits her parents – immigrants from Vietnam – for showing her the value of hard work and giving back to others. “Growing up in a low-income family, we went to public health facilities in order to keep our health in good condition. When I was older, I started volunteering at events such as KMOM (The Kansas Mission of Mercy) to give back to the community. I have learned empathy and the desire to provide the highest quality of care to my patients through these experiences,” says Dr. Nguyen.
As a general dentist, Dr. Nguyen will provide Hillside Family Dentist patients with comprehensive dental care, educate patients on their oral health, and create treatment plans that are tailored to their individual wants and needs. She performs various dental services in Wichita including dental fillings, crowns, tooth extractions, teeth whitening, Invisalign clear aligners and more.
When she’s not serving patients, Dr. Nguyen is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and noodle expert. She loves eating pho, ramen, japachae, and stir fry egg noodles and enjoys snacking on exotic fruits such as jackfruits, rambutan, and longans. Her favorite dessert is a sweet Japanese treat called Mochi. Her idea of a perfect weekend is having family and friends over for dinner and enjoying crotchet projects on Sundays.