DDS Students with Dental Aesthetic Concerns

Dear classes, 

If you've considered getting aesthetic dental work done while you're here at school, I may be able to help you. My name is Tan Khuu and I am a DDS candidate in the class of 2018. This is my final year as a student here at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Although my requirements for graduation take precedence over other concerns, it is still my intention to build a substantial aesthetic dentistry portfolio before I conclude my time at USC as a DDS Student. 

I'm you're not completely unhappy with your smile, I want to help. I am looking for students with aesthetic concerns that can be addressed with composite resins as well as porcelain based restorations.

What's Possible

  • Improving the shape and contour of your teeth using composite only. 
  • Diastema Closure
  • Reshape Peg Lateral incisors  
  • Remove white spots on teeth after orthodontic treatment
  • Repair chipped anterior teeth. 
  • Class V lesions in the aesthetic zone. 
  • Etc.

The Cost

DDS students and faculty receive substantial discounts for treatment. 

  • Diagnostic radiographs and direct restorations (composites) are FREE. 
  • If you desire porcelain veneers, you would be responsible for the lab fee only.

Essentially, if you don't require lab made restorations, your entire treatment would cost you nothing more than your time.

Reasons to Work with Me

  1. I put forth great effort to understand the results you're after.  
  2. I'm obsessed with doing quality work. 
  3. I love to teach as I work. I especially like to talk about photography. 

 

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    Sample Wax-ups

     Diagnostic Wax-up for Incisal Lengthening of #8 and #9 which were shortened by attrition.  The centrals were originally shorter than the laterals. 

    Diagnostic Wax-up for Incisal Lengthening of #8 and #9 which were shortened by attrition. The centrals were originally shorter than the laterals. 

      Diagnostic wax-up of #8 and #9  for incisal lengthening. This wax-up was later used to produce a putty index that could be used to predictably lengthen the incisors. 

    Diagnostic wax-up of #8 and #9 for incisal lengthening. This wax-up was later used to produce a putty index that could be used to predictably lengthen the incisors. 


    Class 3 Composite Work


    Most Recent Case

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    PRESENTATION

    Incisal damage secondary to dining incident which the patient wanted to be corrected. 

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    SIDE VIEW

    I take photos of this view to see the defect in relation to the anatomy and contour of the tooth. It helps me to not over polish when I'm finishing the restoration.

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    FINAL VIEW

    This is perhaps the most important post-procedure image as it shows the margin as flush between tooth and restoration. There is a slight difference in shade due to the tooth being dehydrated from the rubber dam isolation. The color should blend better once the tooth is rehydrated. 


    Contact Me

    Contact me to state your interest and inform me of how I can help you achieve a more aesthetic smile. 

    Name *
    Name
    Phone
    Phone
    How can I help you? Please summarize your needs.
    What days and times during the week are you available?

    Become a Patient

    You are required to establish yourself as a patient of record. The forms can be found at the first floor information desk. 

    On the primary form, there is a line where you can request a student.  This is my information:

    • Name: Tan Khuu
    • Student ID:  18244
    • Group Practice C

    My Priority Clinic Days

    I can guarantee chairs on the following days.  

    • Mondays:  1-5 PM
    • Thursdays:  8 - noon & 1-5 PM
    • Fridays:  1-5 PM

    I am considered a visitor during any other time slot and can lose my chair to a student who has priority booking. 

    Next Appointments

    To learn more about what to expect, please view the outline page I put together for your consideration. 


    Already an established patient of the school?

    If you're already in the system, this simplifies the process tremendously. If there is a particular procedure that you would like for me to do for you, all I need is access to your chart. We'll then try to figure out a day and time to work together. 

    I look forward to working with you!

    All my best,

    Tan Khuu 

    GPC  #18244