About Dr. Linh C. Tran
Philosophy on Care
Not only are teeth for chewing food, but they are also one of the first things people notice about you! Therefore, I promise to be honest and give you the best options. I’ll help you choose the right treatment that suits your wants and needs. Being honest, open and truthful is incredibly important to me so together, we’ll look at your x-rays, I’ll explain procedures and I promise to listen so that we can work together towards your dental goal.
This might be surprising, but I initially ruled out dentistry because I thought dentists would just breeze in for a few minutes after getting your teeth cleaned… or even worse, buckle down on treatment without any hint of a smile. Just like a dental chicken, I didn’t want any part of that.
My mind changed completely when I shadowed a fantastic dentist who not only took extra time with patients, but also made anxious people feel comfortable even when having dental treatment. Peterson Dental is like that and that’s one of the reasons I chose to practice with Dr. Peterson!
Philosophy on Comfort
Each patient is different, so I try to do a little investigating to find out what type of patient you are. If you feel fearful and out of control, I won’t start treatment until you are ready, and I’ll stop whenever you need a break. You may want to know every detail about what’s happening. I’m a nerd at heart, so I have no problem talking about the details of dentistry. Or maybe you don’t want to know anything and prefer to be distracted. If that’s the case, I will be vague, quiet if you like, or tell stories and sing along to songs playing on the radio. My wonderful singing will definitely distract anyone from dental anxiety!
The point is that I can easily cater the situation to your needs. Rest assured no matter what environment you need, you’ll always get the same high-quality dentistry you’ve come to expect from Peterson Dental.
In my spare time I really enjoy hanging out with my parents. They risked their lives to travel here from a small town in Vietnam in hopes of a better life. They are some of the most humble and hardworking people I know and I deeply love and respect them. On the other end of the spectrum, I have a cat named Corbit, who probably should be called Beyoncé because she is such a diva!
I also love to travel with friends and eat adventurous food. My friends and I always eat way too much together. To work that off, I love to be active, workout and see the outdoors. I also enjoy curling up with a book, watching TV, drawing, painting and, most of all, napping.
I graduated from UAB with a degree in Psychology in 2011 and from UAB Dental School in 2015. I’m also a member of the American Dental Association.
Thanks so much for reading about me! I can’t wait to see you soon.
--Dr. Linh C. Tran