Dr. Sheila Nguyen is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Growing up, she was a student athlete, receiving her high school diploma from Saint Francis High School and her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she graduated at the top of her dental school class with induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. After dental school, Dr. Sheila Nguyen underwent Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) training on the Big Island of Hawaii, followed by a 3-year Masters of Science and Certificate residency program in Pediatric Dentistry back at UCSF, where she was selected Chief Resident of her class. In 2017 and 2018, Honolulu Magazine selected Dr. Sheila Nguyen as one of Hawaii’s best pediatric dentists.
Much of whom Dr. Sheila Nguyen has become today comes from her experiences in college, during which time her greatest passions were dentistry and running the hurdles. She managed a student-run free dental clinic for the underserved of San Diego, and her inspiration to become a dentist was solidified when she saw the difference having a dental home can make to a person’s life. Dr. Sheila Nguyen also was a 400m hurdler and Team Captain for the UCSD Track & Field Team, from which she learned the importance of support and teamwork, of dedication and commitment, and most of all, of conquering the next hurdle.
Dr. Sheila Nguyen is very happy to be part of the American Canyon Pediatric Dentistry team to help keep your children’s teeth healthy and clean from sugar bugs.
In her spare time, Dr. Sheila Nguyen is most likely outside – running, hiking, or surfing (in Hawaii); she loves all sports and all outdoor activities. On the Big Island of Hawaii, Dr. Nguyen was the local high school’s Hurdles Coach and plans to be out on the track coaching again someday. Dr. Sheila Nguyen also enjoys volunteering and traveling abroad to go on dental outreach trips and has provided services in Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines.