Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Nguyen Minh Tau ("Dr. T")

Nguyen Tau, DMD, CAGS

As a dentist, Dr. Nguyen Tau (better known to his patients and staff as “Dr. T”) enjoys meeting and getting to know his patients. He graduated from Tufts University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Upon receiving his DMD from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Dr. T continued his post-doctoral education at the Montefiore Medical Center residency program in New York, where he now lectures to residents.

Having had extensive training in multiple facets of dentistry, Dr. T is able to offer his patients state-of-the-art care in cosmetic dentistry, including same-visit porcelain crowns and veneers, painless root canals and chair-side teeth whitening after their dental cleaning. Dr. T believes in building strong doctor-patient relationships based on values of sincerity and honesty and, with every procedure, he strives to provide complete patient comfort and satisfaction.

Dr. T also enjoys serving his patients with Special Needs, offering them comprehensive dental care, which may include anything from dental cleanings to root canals and extractions. For more extensive treatment plans, Dr. T has hospital privileges that allow him to offer comprehensive care to his patients without further cause for anxiety or fear.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. T enjoys the company of his family and friends, particularly spending time with his children.

Dr. Nguyet "Whit" Tau ("Dr. Tau")

Nguyet Tau, DMD, CAGS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (DABPD)
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAAPD)

As a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Tau has always dreamed of working with children. She graduated with Honors from Brown University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Human Health. Afterwards, she taught Science, English, and Math at St. Leo Middle School in Leominster, MA. Her teaching experience reinforced her desire to continue working with children. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Tau continued onto the Pediatric Dental Residency program, where she now combines her love of teaching and pediatric dentistry as a clinical instructor at her alma mater.

Always believing that dentistry should be fun and fearless, Dr. Tau strives to ensure that all her patients are comfortable and at ease in the dental chair. It is her greatest reward to see her patients grow, overcoming their dental fears and having fun at their dental visits.

For her very young and highly anxious patients who require a lot of dental treatment, Dr. Tau has hospital privileges that allow her to care for her patients without traumatizing them.  Dr. Tau also offers dental care with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help ease her patients’ dental stress and anxiety.

Dr. Tau combines her love of children and traveling through her various trips around the globe with Kindness in Action, a dental group providing dental treatment to under-served communities around the world. However, she always enjoys returning home to her family and her patients.  

 

Dr. Phil W. Chung ("Dr. Phil") 

Phil W. Chung, DDS, CAGS
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (DABPD)
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAAPD)

Dr. Phil is a transplanted native of Los Angeles, California. He spent his early years at the University of Southern California where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. It was during dental school when Dr. Phil discovered his passion for service, education, and pediatric dentistry. He went on to complete his postdoctoral pediatric training at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

As a board-certified Diplomate, Dr. Phil has served all across the country from Boston, MA to Dallas, TX to Midland, TX to Los Angeles, CA to Brooklyn, NY. His journey has molded him into a superb clinician with expertise in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. He was honored for his commitment to patients, scholarly involvement, active involvement in organized dentistry, and community service by being awarded the distinguished designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Phil’s clinical philosophy revolves around two main focuses: 1) early intervention and prevention starting with the pregnant mother and newborn; 2) establishing a personalized treatment plan to address your child’s unique needs.

Dr. Phil is happily married to his wife Stephanie, an alumna of Tufts University and practicing Breast-Imaging Radiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He loves spending time with family, especially his two children Thomas and Iris. When not working, Dr. Phil enjoys the game of Texas Hold’em, traveling, photography, and fantasy sports.

“Having come full circle back to greater Boston, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you, your family, and our local communities. I will work diligently to develop your child’s pillars of success – trust, health, and prevention. What you should expect from me is honesty, respect, and a focus on treating your children like they are my own.” – Dr. Phil

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Happy Teeth Dental Care

135 Boston Turnpike 

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Office Phone Number: (508) 425-3316

Office Fax Number: (508) 753-3318