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Welcome to Gentle Family Dentistry - Dr. Ylang Nguyen D.D.S., Your Dentist in Tacoma, Washington

Gentle Family Dentistry - Dr. Ylang Nguyen D.D.S. dentists welcome you to our website! At Gentle Family Dentistry - Dr. Ylang Nguyen D.D.S. our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

Gentle Family Dentistry - Dr. Ylang Nguyen D.D.S. offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or implants. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Tacoma.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Tacoma dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Gentle Family Dentistry - Dr. Ylang Nguyen D.D.S.. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.

Meet Our Staff

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  • Dr.
    Ylang Nguyen

    Dr. Ylang Nguyen graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in California in 2000. Prior to moving to Washington in November 2013, she practiced in private practice in the Los Angeles area for 13 years. She is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to patients. Dr. Nguyen wants each visit to be an enjoyable experience. Her passion is to create beautiful healthy smiles. She is very active in continuing education to keep up with the latest products and technology.

    Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Society, and the Pierce County Dental Society. She also volunteers in the community, helping out churches and dental charity clinics.

    Her patients have referred to her as kind, gentle, patient, and caring. While not practicing dentistry, she spends time cooking and exploring Washington with her children 18-year-old son Dylan and 14-year-old daughter Ysabella. Dr. Nguyen also loves to travel to exotic new places.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr. Nguyen and the team made my dental experience the best it possibly could have been."
    -JODI C.
  • "So happy to be a patient at this wonderful dental office!"
  • "Such compassionate care was afforded me"
    -SALLY J.
  • "Just all around awesome!!"

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

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7:30 am-3:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-3:00 pm


10:00 am-6:00 pm