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SOUTH AUSTIN DENTAL TEAM
Dr. Tuan Pham
Dr. Tuan Pham grew up in Houston, Texas and is eager to provide you with the comfortable, quality dentistry that you deserve. He's going on nearly TWENTY YEARS of being a dentist and is thankful that he found dentistry as it is his calling.
After graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Pham earned his D.D.S. degree at the top dental program in the nation. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School with both High Honors and Research Honors. Recently, Dr. Pham's work was featured on the cover of Compendium, one of the most respected dental journals. He has also appeared on numerous (and nerdy) dental magazines and in addition teaches dentists around the US and hosts an annual continuing education event for dentists in Austin. If you google him, you will find him on a lot of podcasts as he is, believe it or not, a renowned dentist among his dental colleagues.
In his spare time, Dr. Pham enjoys Texas football and outdoor activities, especially fly fishing. Dr. Pham looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Dr. Tuan Pham was recently on the cover of Dental Town magazine. Check out his article here or on our coffee table at the office!
Check out some of his nerdy dental videos he created on youtube here!
By Tuan Pham.
Dr. Ahmed Sharaf
Dr. Ahmed Sharaf is one of our surgical docs. Dr. Pham considers him to be the smartest dentist that he knows. He says that because Dr. Ahmed Sharaf not only holds an oral surgery degree in Egypt (where he is from and has hospital privileges), but of course he has an American dental degree also. Maybe he's so smart because he literally went through double the dental school training! One fun fact about him is that he wants to help out families in Egypt and is trying to open a hospital over there!
Dr. Sharaf can do many surgical procedures including extraction (removal of teeth), bone grafting procedures, IV sedation procedures, ridge augmentation procedures (growing of jaw bones), sinus lift procedures, and biopsies.
Circle C Dental welcomes Dr. Chad Orlich to our practice. He is a licensed periodontist -- A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the peridontium (gums and associated jaw bone) and in the placement of dental implants. Dr. Orlich completed his bachelor's degree in Seattle at the University of Washington, obtained his doctorate and specialty training at Nova Southeasetern University College of Dental Medicine. During his residency, he was also the chief resident of the Department of Periodontology. Dr. Orlich grew up in Houston, TX and after completion of his education, Dr. Orlich and his wife moved back to Texas to settle down. Dr. Orlich provides cosmetic gum procedures including crown lengthening & of gum grafting, dental implant placement (including immediate implant tooth replacement), new bone growth & regeneration, and traditional surgical forms of gum disease treatment (however often times in lieu of surgical gum disease treatment, Dr. Pham will recommend progressive laser gum disease treatment called LANAP).
With Dr. Orlich joining our team, we can do many typical specialist procedures without the hassle of you needing to be referred to and visit another office!
Maggie is our front desk coordinator. She comes from Wisconsin and is a big cheese head Packers fan. She has fur-babies that are spoiled more than most kids 🙂 Maggie comes from a tech background working in start ups and brings to our office ideas that make your visit with us easier and streamlined. Maggie loves to chat so please say "hi" when you step into our office!
Any questions about your appointment? Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim is our insurance coordinator. She lives in Bastrop and comes to South Austin every day to maximize your insurance benefits! She knows the inside and outs of your insurance so if you have any questions, please feel free to email her at email@example.com.
Heather is our dental hygienist. She's been at Circle C Dental for 15 years! She obtained her bachelor's degree at Stephen F. Austin State University in East Texas and studied Dental Hygiene at Austin Community College in Austin. She has loved living here for six years and calls South Austin home. Heather is a member of American Dental Hygiene Association and is passionate about patient education. Her goal is to help patients understand the importance of good home care and she enjoys building long-term relationships with our patients. In her spare time, Heather enjoys the outdoors and working out. She has trained for numerous charity runs and is looking forward to running her first marathon.
Alyssa is Dr. Pham's lead assistant. She's been in dentistry for a long time and knows the ins and outs of all the procedures and is Dr. Pham's right hand person. She loves dogs and riding her Jeep with the top down at the beach. Ask her any dental question and she will likely know the answer!