Dr. Minh Hoang grew up in Diamond Bar, CA. He graduated from Diamond Bar High School in 1990. He then moved to Minneapolis where he attended the University of Minnesota and obtained a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Cell Biology. He earned a Scholarship to Wagner College and received a Master of Science in Bacteriology. He later attended New York University School of Dentistry and consequently obtained his D.D.S. degree. Upon graduation, he moved back to Minneapolis and accepted a position as a General Practice Resident at the University of Minnesota for one year. During the course of that year, he gained the experience of treating special needs and medically compromised patients in the operating room where he performed dental surgery. To escape the bitter cold, he relocated to sunny San Diego where he practiced as an associate for several years. He commuted to the Imperial Valley after being offered a position as the primary cosmetic dentist.
Dr. Minh Hoang’s primary goal is to help under-privileged children by instilling education and values. At the University of Minnesota he received several grants geared in assisting these under-privileged communities. About 500 students attended the science programs he created for inner-city schools. He also brought high school students to the University, allowing them to grasp the Polymerase Chain Reaction of forensic DNA and experiments in microbiology. He was honored the President’s Leadership Award for his efforts and dedication in furthering education in the inner cities. He is currently building a program “Swing and a Smile” to aid high school students in pursuing their college education.
Dr. Minh Hoang’s passion outside of dentistry is Swing dancing/ Lindy Hop. While he was attending graduate and dental school, he became one of the first Asian Swing dance instructors. He performed with the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in a tribute to Duke Ellington that was featured on American Movie Classics (AMC). He has performed in various venues in New York City including Irving Plaza and Lincoln Center. Due to his pursuit of dentistry he has declined several opportunities to perform around the world. His other hobbies include reading, working out, and just hanging out at the beach.