Dr. Tam graduated magna cum laude with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Dance from UC San Diego. She continued her education at UCLA School of Dentistry, where she received her dental degree graduating summa cum laude. With a strong interest in refining her skills and knowledge in Periodontics, she decided to continue her training at UCLA School of Dentistry for an additional three years, completing a residency in Post Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery.
Dr. Tam is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology.
Her professional affiliations include memberships in theAmericanAcademyof Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Tam has served as clinical faculty for the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Program at Pasadena City College. Dr. Tam also spends time lecturing for various dental study groups for continuing education for dentists. Besides English, Dr. Tam speaks Cantonese.
In her spare time, Dr. Tam enjoys dancing, baking, and crafts.