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Dr. Calvin Tam

Dentist

Languages
English, Cantonese, Toisan
Education
Bachelors in Biological Science with Emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
University of California, Davis, CA

Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr. Calvin Tam grew up seeing a dentist he loved in the city’s Chinatown. “He was actually the main reason my brother and I both got into dentistry,” he says. “Shout out to Dr. Lee! He was so sweet, kind, and honest—and he’s still practicing! He really made it a home for us, and honestly just made us so passionate about helping recreate that experience for others.”

And while Dr. Tam’s experiences have been great, he knows not everyone feels the same. “Dentistry can be anxiety-inducing,” he says. “People are scarred by their bad experiences. But I want to help change that outlook. I never want you to feel embarrassed, or uncomfortable, or like you’re in this by yourself. I might be in the driver’s seat, but you’re the co-captain. We’re in this together.”

Dr. Tam also tries to bring a bit of those chill California vibes to his New York City practice. “I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city,” he says, “but I haven’t let that change me. I’m kind, I’m passionate, I’ve got a positive attitude. The person you see when you come in for the first time is what you’re going to see every visit.”

Restorative Procedures
3,840+
Additional Education
DDS
New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

“I might be in the driver’s seat, but you’re the co-captain. We’re in this together.”

Dr. Calvin Tam