Meet Dr. Joe & His Smile Team

Over the last 20 years, we have enjoyed listening, advising, caring for, and getting to know the wonderful people of Poway.

Striving to See Your Smile

Your Poway family dentist, Dr. Joe N.T. Nguyen is completely committed to you and your health. He genuinely cares for his patients, so much so that he has designed his office specifically for patient convenience and care.

Poway Family Dentist Dr. Joe Nguyen
  • Graduated New York University College of Dentistry in 1997
  • Devoting himself to advanced post-doctoral study with some of the most renowned dental educators
  • Utilizes the latest techniques and technology to provide the utmost care and precision
  • A Poway family dentist who combines precision, artistry, and skill to produce glowing results.

‘‘Dr. Joe is first and foremost a great dentist and doctor. In addition, he pays careful attention to detail and ensures you receive excellent treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Joe and his entire office!

- Rita B.

Our Difference-makers

It is very rare to find a team with so much experience and such a passion for dentistry. Our ambition is for each patient to view dentistry in a positive light (and not just from the dental lamps) whenever they visit our dental family.

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Front Office / Insurance Coordinator


Front Office / Insurance Coordinator

I have been in dentistry for over 17 years. I love assisting patients in utilizing their dental insurance efficiently. Being part of Dr. Joe's team has been a wonderful experience! Everyone is passionate about providing the utmost level of care to our patients.

In my free time I enjoy hiking and kayaking with my two teenage sons.

Registered Dental Assistant

Jennifer Heidrich

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field for over 16 years and have been with Dr. Joe’s office since 2009. I love the knowledge, kindness, and excellent skill of Dr. Joe that enables us to provide the best dental care possible.

My favorite part of working with our team is getting to learn new things about the practice of dentistry and working with our lovely patients. This office definitely feels like family!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, our son and our dog Nash. We enjoy going to the beach, parks, camping, hiking, and working out.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Alexis Gordon

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2016 and practiced in Oregon for 4 years. My husband, kids, and I decided to move back to sunny California in 2020 and I have been working with Dr. Joe since 2021.

I am so blessed to be part of Dr. Joe’s team. He provides outstanding care while maintaining integrity and compassion. I love the patient-focused mentality where we are able to provide the best care possible. You truly feel like family being here.

In my free time, I love going on adventures with my husband and kiddos. We love gardening, reading, going to the beach, and visiting family.

Registered Dental Assistant

Jessica Suatengco

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 2 years. I am currently finishing classes to further my career in dental hygiene.

I was born and raised in San Diego. I have a 5-year-old husky that I like to take walks and play with. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, hanging out with my friends, and trying out new restaurants.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rhonda Ravy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been a registered dental hygienist since 1991 and graduated from Loma Linda University.

I grew up in Poway and have lived in Temecula since 1993. I have 2 grown daughters and love the beach, travel, and Angels baseball.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Thea Encabo

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been working in the dental field for 17 years and earned my registered dental hygienist license in 2014 from Concorde Career College. I love connecting with patients and creating a comfortable environment so they are at ease when achieving their oral health needs.

I’m so blessed to work with Dr. Joe and his dental team because they treat patients like family while providing the most professional dental care.

I also love spending time with my family, especially taking my two little boys along with my husband to the zoo & Disneyland!

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel Bonin

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Rachel Bonin, I was born in Denver, Co, and grew up in San Diego. I have over 6 years of experience in the dental field with a little more than 2 years of clinical practice as a Dental Hygienist. After receiving my Associates in Dental Hygiene I went on to obtain my Bachelors of Dental Hygiene Degree from West Los Angeles College in 2022.

When I am not in the dental office I enjoy spending time with my family, getting outdoors, fishing, going to the beach, hanging out cooking, and baking with my three daughters!

As a dental hygienist I put high standards on working alongside patients to provide comprehensive dental care. Seeing my patients healthy and improvements in overall, as well as, oral health is truly the best part of this career!! I enjoy working in Dr Joe's office, I can rest easy knowing that the team that I am working with is professional, caring, and treating patients with the care that they would provide to family members!

Registered Dental Assistant

Lissette Curiel

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field as a RDA for over 10 years. I've enjoyed working with Dr. Joe and his team since I started in 2021.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son.


Meet Us in Person

Everyone in our talented, courteous, and professional team is looking forward to meeting you!