40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

UYEN THOMPSON

  • Chula Vista, California
  • Thompson Center for Dentistry

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Thompson Center for Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Southern California School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

In addition to pursuing a rigorous continuing-education program, Dr. Thompson runs a large 11-operatory office on an acre of land, where she also grows fruits and vegetables. She works just five minutes from her home, enabling her to have lunch with her two small children almost every day.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“Helping patients understand the connection between oral health and whole-body health.”

Philosophy

“I’m detailed-oriented and uncompromising. When I craft a wellness plan, I do so with a lifetime relationship in mind. My goal is to help my patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible.”

Exciting New Trend

“Increasing awareness about obstructive sleep apnea’s effects on adults and children.”

Tool She Can’t Live Without

“My family, dental team and support network. I surround myself with happy, honest, passionate people. When you have the right people around you, everything is possible.”