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Delicate Dental Arts
Our mission at Delicate Dental Arts is to provide high quality, affordable dental care that promotes lasting function and health, without compromising esthetics. Our office will always provide a comfortable, compassionate environment where your concerns are the priority of our professionally trained staff.
Meet Our Team
Nancy Nguyen-Kyger, DDS
Dr. Nancy Nguyen attended U.C. Davis with a major in Nutrition Science. She has lived in California almost all of her life.
A graduate of the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she is passionate about providing gentle, compassionate, and comprehensive dentistry to all patients. With the latest technology and sterilization equipment, she gives Encinitas families reliable, honest service based on quality and integrity. Her joy comes from seeing beautiful, healthy smiles on patients of all ages. Whether completing complex smile makeovers or placing simple fillings, Dr. Nguyen takes time to make sure each patient feels comfortable and informed about their dental treatment.
Dr. Nguyen proudly served as a U.S. Army dentist for three years and was stationed overseas. She regularly attends continuing education courses to stay informed and experienced in the latest dental innovations in materials, procedures, and technology.
Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and former Tucker Dental Society. When she isn’t helping patients smile, Dr. Nguyen enjoys playing tennis, traveling, hiking, and painting landscapes and florals.
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A note from Dr. Nguyen:
"Why am I a dentist? ..besides loving science and art painting, I believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy mouth, smile with confidence, and be pain-free. I know that many people have had bad experiences with their dental treatment, so I want to be able to give them a better experience. Dental treatment does not have to hurt or rough. We use the latest advances to make you are comfortable, for example, very effective numbing gel, massaging wands (Vibraject) during anesthetics, and allow time for you to be numb. It also helps that I wear extra small gloves! Even with all that, some people just prefer to have sedation. We have different types of sedation to choose from. You can be lightly sedated or choose general sedation. I also believe in helping as much as I can with finances. That’s why we have Compassion Financing and try to give you affordable options. We want to help as many people as possible to have a happy and healthy life.
I believe that we are all responsible for the environment. We built this office to be eco-friendly and try to not be wasteful.
My philosophy for dental health is prevention and minimalist. If a tooth looks suspicious of caries, then I would keep it on monitor status. Studies have found many correlations between the bacteria in the mouth linked with dementia, Alzheimer, and heart disease. If there is anything we can do to suggest and prevent you from getting caries, gum disease, or losing your teeth, that would be my preference. The more we can conserve your natural teeth, the better!"
Maddy Registered Dental Hygienist
Maddy is a San Diego native. She has a wonderful husband and adorable daughter. They enjoy the outdoors, especially snowboarding in the mountains.
Maddy has an eye for detail and strives to provide her patients with the best dental experience ever. She has been in the dental field for 15 years and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 5 years.
Maddy is happy to share her dental knowledge with you. If you have any questions, just ask!
Amber, Registered Dental Hygienist
I am originally from Wisconsin and have moved around the states quite a bit. I started my hygiene career in 2014 in Portland Oregon and have loved it every day since. My favorite part of hygiene is personally getting to know all of my patients and making their dental experience the best it can be.
In my free time, I like spending as much time outdoors as possible like hiking, camping and staying active. I love traveling and can’t wait to create new experiences. I am married and have one dog.
Shelley Registered Dental Assistant
Shelley comes to us from a vast dental background. She spent over 17 years working in a general practice as an RDA. She focused on general and cosmetic dentistry and has a deep understanding of all aspects of dentistry. At an early age she knew dentistry was her passion. She has a wealth of knowledge and works hard to make sure patients understand their treatment and financial obligation. Having worked for many years as a dental assistant she is empathetic to patients needs and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure patients are comfortable in every aspect of their dental experience.
Shelley is the mother of two energetic boys and lives in our community. North county has been her home since 1989. When she isn’t helping here, she can be found volunteering at her kids schools or cheering her kids on at one of their many sporting or art events.
We would like to invite you to get to know Shelley more, she is a true asset to our team!
Margie Registered Dental Assistant
As a Registered Dental Assistant, Margie seeks to ensure that her patients are comfortable at every appointment. "The most rewarding part for me is seeing each patient with a confident smile after treatment and empowering them to take control of their dental care," she says. "I enjoy my job at Delicate Dental Arts. I enjoy delivering great patient care and supporting my teammates."
Margie is a native of Venezuela and she is also bilingual in Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys professional photography so you may find Margie shooting pictures for families on the weekends or covering other events in the San Diego area.
Breanne Administrative Assistant
Breanne is a Southern California native and could not imagine living anywhere else. She graduated with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing and enjoys utilizing her finance and office management background at Delicate Dental Arts. She has an eye for detail and strives to give her patients the knowledge they seek and the comfort they deserve. Her favorite part about her job is mingling with her patients and building a business relationship based on honesty and kindness. She says, “Keeping that line of communication open ensures comfort for our clients; knowing that their needs and concerns are heard”.