A Renegade of Dentistry at Elite Dental Vietnam

Health - Saigon/HCMC: May 19, 2017

Dr. Tan Hung Lam is principal dentist at Elite Dental Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. Already as a child, he felt a vocation for dentistry and has been striving to improve oral health in Vietnam ever since. This is his story.

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Life and Goals

When I was a boy, my grandmother had removable dentures. As I grew up, I always noticed how she struggled with eating and had to cover her mouth when she laughed. These lasting impressions sparked my interest in dentistry, which led me down the path of stem cell tissue research.

I had an idea, that maybe, just maybe, I could figure out how to grow teeth back. And although scientists have not reached this milestone yet, much research is currently underway.

Meanwhile, when I first discovered the existence of implants, I strove to learn everything I could about them, and it became the primary focus of my work. I am passionate about dental implants and I really hope to implement this method throughout Vietnam and, further, across the globe.

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A confident smile can change people’s lives, and I have seen this procedure instantly bring joy to clients from across the world. This pushes me to dedicate more time to my craft. In my opinion, dental implants truly are an artform of their own that can rejuvenate anyone’s smile.

An International Education

Dedicated to innovation and dentistry, I have worked to stay one step ahead by embracing the industry’s most modern techniques.

My education in the field has been a unique journey that has taken me around the world while treating thousands of people, as well as providing me with a warm sense of accomplishment which serves as continual inspiration to continue my work.

I obtained my D.D.S (Doctor of Dental Surgery), and graduated at the top of my class at the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals. Soon after, a desire for further specialised training brought me to France where I received a PhD for implants and restoration. Upon completion of the course, I was delighted to add a Diploma of International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) to my wall, as well as a DU in Prosthodontics.

In 2015, I was made a fellow by nomination of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). This has been not only a great source of pride for me personally, but also a significant motivator as I could see that my passion and dedication in the field had gained international recognition.

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In collaborative ProArch/All-on-Four research with Professor Michel Dard from New York University, I am close to publishing a scientific essay about my studies on the All-on-Four implant process.

Out in the World

Already enjoying a happy life with a lasting and fruitful career, I have also been the recipient of numerous, exciting awards from the international dental community. In 2011, I came first in a research-based tissue engineering competition held the by the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in Singapore. That was quite a productive year, as I also attended and presented an analysis based on clinical implant cases at Hamburg, Germany’s International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

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Over the years, I have been a renegade of dentistry in Vietnam, and have not been shy in sharing my knowledge with others.

Contact information:

57A Tran Quoc Thao, District 3 | +84 08 3933 3737 | inquiry@elitedental.com.vn | e.elitedental.com.vn

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