"Compassion, empathy and integrity" should be incorporated into the practice philosophy when searching for a healthcare provider. Early in his career, Dr. Gregory Pham was taught by one of his attending physician to adopt the idea that you should "treat every patient like they were your family with compassion, empathy and integrity". He has taken on this philosophy ever since and has been a part of his DNA as he treats each patient at Lifetime Dental Care.
Dr. Gregory M. Pham is the only oral and implant surgeon in the Houston area with the distinction of having postgraduate training that include general surgery as well as neurological surgery. He received his doctoral of dental surgery from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in 1997. After graduating from dental school he began postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio and at the Texas Medical Center from 1997-2001. In 2005, Dr. Pham was granted acceptance into medical school in Tampa/Bradenton, Florida and matriculated until he earned his medical degree in 2009. Following medical school, he was accepted into a traditional general surgery internship followed by a neurological surgical residency under Javed Siddiqi MD, PhD program director at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino, California. During his neurosurgery residency, he rotated through the program affiliated hospitals which include Kaiser Permanente of Fontana, Riverside Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Desert Community Hospital; and Loma Linda Medical Center. In 2011, Dr. Pham forgoes his neurosurgery residency and returned to the Houston to practice of dentistry because of his desire to start a family.
His practice focuses on implant surgery, complex bone grafting techniques, all on four dental implants procedure, third molar extractions and intravenous sedation, as well as an expert in the techniques of botox and dermal fillers. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Master in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, actively working toward gaining fellowship status in the near future, memberships in the American Medical Association as well as the American Dental Association. He has successfully completed courses at the University of Texas Health Science Center maxi-implant course, Misch Implant Institute course, the Zimmer Fully Stimulated Comprehensive Implant Placement Course as well and Piko and Salaman Advance Bone Grafting course.
Abstract and Research Publications:
Pediatric Neurosurgery, "The use of hypertonic saline solution in pediatric blunt head injury – A prospective multicenter study." University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Medical School, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stephen Fletcher, D.O. Journal of Pediatric Neurosurgery, October 2008.
Johnson JV, Gateno J, Fusetti S, Pham GM. 1997. "Retrospective analysis of the incidences of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in obese and non-obese populations through cephalometric studies." Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, August 2000.
Away from the practice of oral and implant surgery Dr. Pham enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Melissa and their twins Cheyenne and Maddox. His hobbies include running, biking and playing tennis.