Dr. Jordan N. Buzzell
Dr. Buzzell is a board certified pediatric dentist with a gentle and calm demeanor that puts even the most fearful patients at ease. Dr. Buzz, as he is known by his patients, treats every child as he would his own – with compassion, patience, and love. He has extensive experience in working with children with special needs including those born with craniofacial abnormalities like cleft lip and palate. Dr. Buzz wakes up every morning excited to help children gain the confidence they need to reach their goals.
After earning a dental degree at Loma Linda University, Dr. Buzz completed his residency at New York University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and is the fourth generation in his family to pursue education in this field. A proud veteran, Dr. Buzz served in the United States Navy for six years and is currently a member of the Active Reserves. He has received numerous accolades from the military, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Dr. Buzz belongs to many professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA). He is especially proud to be a member of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), a nationally recognized leader in organized pediatric dentistry.
Serving the less fortunate is close to Dr. Buzz’s heart, and he has helped countless children locally and internationally. He is also dedicated to inspiring young people to make a difference in the world and is a professional mentor for students at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), as well as an adjunct faculty member on the campus. According to Dr. Buzz, working with children and college students and serving those in need gives him a unique perspective on life. It is his goal to always look at the world through the eyes of a child.
A self-described “beach bum,” Dr. Buzz can often be found at the beach with his family.
Dr. Wilson Tam
Dr. Wilson Tam was born in the country of Brazil and spent most of his childhood years moving from place to place. Upon moving from Brazil to America, his family spent some time in the state of Oregon before finally settling in California. Dr. Wilson completed his undergraduate education at the University of California and attended dental school at the University of California in San Francisco. He later traveled to New York University to complete his residency in the pediatric specialty.
Dr. Wilson joined our practice in November 2021 and has made a significant contribution to our team of skilled providers. He has a passion for his role as a pediatric dentist and enjoys the chance to educate children and start them in the right direction to ensure a healthy smile in the future. One of his favorite aspects of his job is interacting with his patients, making them laugh, and showing them how much fun dentistry can be.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wilson loves spending time with his family and going out for a run with his dog, Grizzly. He also enjoys participating in a variety of sports and fitness activities, such as basketball, tennis, and hiking in the beautiful California landscape.
Dr. Scott Curtice
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Dr. “Chris” Chieu Pham
Dr. Chris L. Pham is a board certified pediatric dentist serving the children of San Diego. He is a graduate with honors from The Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where he continues his academic interest as a visiting clinical professor. Dr. Chris is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and plays an active role in the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, of which only a few can claim in San Diego, CA. He is also part of the team at Scripps Hospital La Jolla.
His calm and patient manner with children allows the team and parents to have an enjoyable and thorough visit, ensuring a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dr. Chris is actively involved in the dental community. He serves as a chairman for the San Diego County Dental Society. He also serves on the Ethics Committee for the Dental Society. He continues in academia as adjunct faculty at UCSD Medical School – Department of Preventative and Family Medicine. He is also affiliated with, and an advisor to, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, and UCLA. He is also a published author for his research in children’s dentistry.
Dr. Chris has enjoyed dental mission work in Vietnam, Guatemala, Mexico, and other under-served areas.
Dr. Chris enjoys the outdoors and is an avid skier. He spends his free time with his wife, Katherine, and their two dogs, Lilly and Winston. They enjoy the beach and surfing.