Meet Dr. Joe & His Smile Team

Over the last 17 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

Esther Sonnenburg

Front Office / Insurance Coordinator

My husband Dennis and I, along with our children, have lived in San Diego for over 24 years. I have enjoyed working with Dr. Joe and his professional team for over ten years now.

Working in the front office gives me the opportunity to greet you and help you with any questions you may have. My goal is to make sure your visit is a pleasant one. I look forward to helping you keep your smile beautiful.

On my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, especially biking in Europe, indoor spin classes and walks with my dog, but most of all being a grandma!

Registered Dental Assistant

Jennifer Massey

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in the Dental field for 10 years and have been with Dr. Joe’s team 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 patients.

In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, camping, hiking, and working out.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Natalie Maclin

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am one of the dental hygienists in Dr. Joe’s practice. I have been in the dental field since 2002, beginning my dental career as a patient coordinator in Milwaukee, WI and then went on to get my hygiene degree in Eagan, MN, which I completed in 2010 from ArgosyUniversity. I have worked as a dental assistant at an Oral Surgery practice in MN.

My family and I recently moved here to beautiful California in June 2014. When I am not working I enjoy spending family time with my husband and our 4 yr old little son. I am also a diehardGreen Bay Packers fan.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Emma Callahan

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been working in the dental field since 1992. I earned my registered dental hygienist license in 2000. My husband Kevin and I, along with my two children, moved to California in 2010.

Working in Dr. Joe's office is great! Witnessing treatment being completed with compassion and skill along with a friendly smile, assures me I am working alongside the most professional and caring dental team in our area.

In my spare time, (Wait! What's that? Lol) I enjoy hiking with my family, visiting upstate NY, reading and cheering on the Cowboys and Patriots!

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rhonda Ravy

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Rhonda Ravy. I am a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry with a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been practicing for 25 years in both general and pediatric dentistry.

My family and I live in Temecula, CA. In our spare time we can be found on the softball field supporting/coaching our teen-age daughters. We also enjoy spending our summer weekends at the beach.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Marian Kim

Registered Dental Hygienist

I love that I get to help patients improve and maintain their overall health, starting with their oral health. I strive to be compassionate while providing the best care possible.

I graduated from Loma Linda University in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene and have been at this practice since 2005.

When I'm not at the office, I love to travel, whether it's to just outside of town or to another country. I also enjoy doing anything that gets me out into the San Diego sunshine.


Meet Us in Person

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