Dr. Cathy Nguyen was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school locally, Dr. Cathy continued her education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she was a pre-dental scholar and majored in biomedical sciences. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Health Sciences and ultimately graduated with honors, cum laude, as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University's School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Cathy received an award from the Quintessence Publishing Company for outstanding clinical achievement in restorative dentistry. She also received an award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for outstanding achievement academically and clinically in implant dentistry.
Dr. Cathy has been a dentist in the greater Chicagoland area since 2011. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Fox River Valley Dental Society. She is an active member of the Elgin Dental Study Club of which she was the president during the 2013-2014, the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 seasons. She stays at the forefront of dentistry with regular continuing education courses and has volunteered for Dentist with A Heart, Head Start, Give Kids a Smile and the Wisconsin Mission of Mercy.
Dr. Cathy is proficient in all facets of general dentistry, enjoying restorative and pediatric dentistry the most. She is passionate about personalized comprehensive care. Along with her clinical skills, she is an effective communicator. She can calm an anxious child or ease a fearful patient because above all, she cherishes the relationships formed with each patient while working with them to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.
During her free time, Dr. Cathy is happy baking and gardening. She is interested in whole body health. Most of all, she loves celebrating the changing seasons of the Midwest with her family and friends. She lives with her husband, Pete, and daughters, Helen and Hannah, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She is excited to meet and care for the patients of Glen Ellyn Dentistry.