Dr. Tram Le


English, Vietnamese
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
GPR and Chief Resident
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I hated going to the dentist because of all the smells and bad taste until one day, my dentist gave me a mirror to watch what he did during procedure, I loved dental visits afterwards.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping people obtain healthy and beautiful smiles.

__What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why? __

Nah, that would be too much pressure.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Mango passionfruit

__What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you? __

I sang "Hail Minnesota" in front of hundreds of people at my dental school graduation

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

Surfing. The ocean is my go-to place to connect with my self and practice mindfulness.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Doctors have bad handwriting

__What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? __

Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, even harder than bone.

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

Chef of a restaurant that sells pho (Vietnamese soup) and banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) by a beach

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

Grey's anatomy

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Old couples holding hands