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?

Mahatma Gandhi. He inspired me to always keep a learner mindset in life. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

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