|Meet Our Doctors
Dr. J. Janice Chou
Dr. Chou is a Bay Area native and graduated from the University Of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School Of Dentistry. After dental school, she continued her education through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program through the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Prior to joining our team at Smile Craft, Dr. Chou worked as an associate dentist at other practices in the bay area. She is also currently a Clinical Instructor at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry's AEGD Residency program in Union City, California, where she instructs post-doctoral residents in all aspects of dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Chou enjoys cuddling with her cat Mochi, traveling, cooking, yoga, and scuba diving.
Dr. Gregory Ding
Dr. Ding obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California in '80, and earned his DDS degree from the USC School of Dentistry in '84. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the San Mateo County Dental Society. Dr. Ding grew up in Palo Alto, California, where he graduated from Cubberley High. He returned to Palo Alto after receiving his degrees from USC to raise his 3 children, and where he now resides. Besides road biking, his favorite past time is competitive swimming and swims regular Alcatraz crossings up in the SF bay.... 59 to date !
Dr. Amy Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen grew up in Cerritos, CA, and graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where she taught part-time. After graduating from UOP's accelerated dental program, she completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Southern California and worked in the Greater Los Angeles Veterans' Affairs Healthcare System. The GPR program gave her greater expertise in treating medically complicated cases and in hospital dentistry. She spent the first 5 years of her career giving back to the community by working in a mobile dental clinic for the underserved populations of Santa Clara County and Alameda County and still donates to them regularly. In her spare time, she enjoys powerlifting and has won two silver medals in local competitions.
Dr. Nazak Noorian
Dr. Noorian was born in Mountain View, CA, not far from Smilecraft, and was raised in the South Bay Area, having lived in San Jose, Campbell, and Sunnyvale. She also stayed in California for her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After working for a short time as an engineer, she chose to follow her true passion of helping others and attended the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Noorian wanted to further her experience and education with complex cases and continued on to the UOP Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Stockton. She is currently working part-time in order to spend more time with her family including her husband, baby boy, and Boston Terrier.