Thuan Le, DDS, PhD

Pediatric dentist

Dr. Thuan Le is a pediatric dentist who cares for children and adolescents in the clinic as well as the operating room. He provides wellness and preventive dental care in addition to treating complex medical conditions.

Le conducts research on tooth development and inherited tooth defects. He also is interested in studying pediatric dentistry performed under conscious sedation.

Le earned his undergraduate degree and doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a certificate in pediatric dentistry and earned a doctorate in craniofacial sciences at UCSF.

Le directs UCSF's residency program in pediatric dentistry. In 2013, he was honored with the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty who have been at UCSF five years or fewer.

Le is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.


Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-4146
Fax: (415) 476-4209

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, Chemistry 1995
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, DDS 1999
UCSF, PhD, Craniofacial Sciences 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Le TQ, Zhang Y, Li W, Denbesten PK. The effect of LRAP on enamel organ epithelial cell differentiation. J Dent Res. 2007 Nov; 86(11):1095-9.
  2. Le TQ, Gochin M, Featherstone JD, Li W, DenBesten PK. Comparative calcium binding of leucine-rich amelogenin peptide and full-length amelogenin. Eur J Oral Sci. 2006 May; 114 Suppl 1:320-6; discussion 327-9, 382.

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