DDS, UCLA School of Dentistry; MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Why She Was Nominated:
Immediately following her residency, Dr. Pham became a faculty member for the graduate pediatric program at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She soon ascended to clinical director of its Advanced Pediatric Dental Clinic, a position she holds today. She regularly volunteers her time to the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), of which she is a board member, in addition to serving as the CSPD liaison to many national organizations. She also developed an Emergency Preparedness Protocol Handbook, available to all California pediatric dentists.
Tool She Can’t Live Without:
“Floss. When you work with kids, you put floss on everything—you don’t want your wiggly patients to end up swallowing anything.”
“Go on a long and much-needed vacation with my husband and future baby, due in November!”