Meet the Doctors
East Mesa Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has pediatric dental specialists on staff overseeing our dental operations. Pediatric dentists are children’s dentists who elect to take an extra two years of schooling to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Our children’s dentists work with children aged nine months to 18 years, and with special needs patients up to 26 years. No matter how minor or serious your child’s needs are, we have the knowledge and technology upon which you can rely.
Board Certified Pediatric Specialist
Tiffany Andersen, DDS
Born and raised in Glendale, Dr. Andersen received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona and completed dental school at A.T. Still University. She did her residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Minnesota, where she rotated through Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, a clinic for children with special and complex needs. While there, she served on the craniofacial, velocardiofacial, and cleft lip and palate team. Dr. Andersen has volunteered at the Child Crisis Center, orphanages in Mexico, and St. Vincent de Paul, where she taught dental students. She is board-certified in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Andersen enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. When not “chairside,” she loves to bake, garden, play piano, paint, and tackle DIY projects.
Dan Truong, DDS
Dr. Dan Truong was born and raised in Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine. After college, Dr. Dan moved to New York City to obtain his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at NYU College of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Sacramento, California. During his time between the east and west coast, he discovered his passion for community service, international outreaches, and volunteering for organizations that support special needs children. His experiences lead him to UCLA School of Dentistry where he completed his Pediatric Residency and served as co-chief resident. When Dr. Dan isn’t in the office, he enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with friends and family.