About Your Dentist

Thien An Vu, DDS

"Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe." - Sri Chinmoy

My Mission

“Being a dentist means that I can serve my community by relieving pain, saving teeth, and restoring healthy smiles. I am committed to professional excellence and providing truly exceptional dental care with compassion, empathy, and integrity.”

Education

Peoria, ILGeneral Practice Residency

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry – Los Angeles, CADoctor of Dental Surgery

University of California at Berkeley – Berkeley, CABachelor of Science in Physical Sciences

Life & Hobbies

“Growing up as an immigrant, I witnessed a serious demand for dental work in my low-income community. Many people did not seek dental care until it was too late and the cost was too overwhelming. I became eager to help those who are in the most need such as the financially disadvantaged or those with particularly difficult medical complications.

My dream came true in 2015 when the UCLA School of Dentistry accepted me, and since then I have been able to provide treatment for many of these patients. Serving them gives meaning to my life and a special purpose to my career.

In my spare time, I enjoy painting, cooking, eating with family, and then burning off calories at the gym.”