Meet Dr. Mao

Meet Dr. Mao


My profession has allowed me to become more of a giver than I ever dreamt. It allows me to put a smile back on many people, to serve my community and mankind, and most importantly, to allow my kids the opportunity to become involved in the community and make a difference in other people’s lives. 

My patients are the driving force that allows me to excel in my profession. Being able to provide excellent dental care allows me to change another person’s smile and life, but the trusting relationships and bonds that we form change my life as well. The friendships I’ve created with my patients have made me a better person, and a better role model for my children.

Education and Continuing Education

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, I now attend more than one hundred of hours of continuing education per year. It gives me a broad knowledge of new technology and techniques that will be beneficial to patients in terms of treatment planning, procedure time, recovery time, and overall practice efficiency. I  have completed study in various disciplines, including dental implants, cosmetics, dental materials, pediatrics, root canal treatment with complications, ethics and law, practice management, and psychology.


Professional Affiliations

  • America’s Top Dentists
  • Punjabi Dental Society
  • Temple City Chamber of Commerce

Outside the Office

I was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States when I was nine years old. I have been living in the San Gabriel Valley ever since. My wife Ivy and I have three young children — Joshua, Oliver, and Abigail. Watching them grow up has been such a joy. When I have free time, I enjoy traveling, watching sports, and working out.

I am active in my community so I can teach my children the importance of donating time and effort to build a better place where we can all live together. I am passionate about making a difference in the community where I live and raise my kids. I am involved in the neighborhood watch, volunteer with the Kiwanis Club by providing free dental checkups, and participate in Dentistry From The Heart to provide free dental work for the community.