About Our Doctors

Thien Duy Bui, DDS, MSD


Dr. Thien Bui completed his undergraduate studies at the City College of San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988, he received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco and, two years later, earned his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Washington.

In addition to his private orthodontic practice, Dr. Bui is a Clinical Professor of Orthodontic Division, Department of Orofacial Sciences at UCSF, where he has been teaching since 1990. Dr. Bui has published articles in both the Journal of Dental Research and the Angle Orthodontist.

Dr. Bui stays abreast of the latest advances in his field and is very involved with the dental community in the following professional organizations: the California Dental Association, where he will serve as a member of the Board of Trustees starting in 2017 and the Santa Clara County Dental Society, where he served as a President in 2010. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI) and the American College of Dentists (FACD). He is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Association of Vietnamese American Dentists. He is also the Secretary of the Berryessa Alliance Church in San Jose.

In his spare time, Dr. Bui enjoys playing the violin, table tennis, photography, live sound and high-tech gadgets.

Linda Huynh, DDS, MS

DRHUYNH_photo.jpgDr. Huynh has been setting the highest standards of excellence in orthodontics for over a decade! She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific and her dental degree, as well as a specialized post-graduate in orthodontics, from the University of California, San Francisco.

An esteemed member of the orthodontic community. Dr. Huynh is a published author, a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and an active member in many leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Santa Clara Dental Society.

When not in the office, Dr. Huynh enjoys traveling, reading, kickboxing, scrapbooking and giving back to her community through the Give Kids a Smile program.

Cathy Tao, DDS, MS


Dr. Cathy Tao received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley majoring in electrical engineering and computer science. Through her volunteer experience at the Berkeley Community Dental clinic, she found her passion in dentistry. After college, she attended University of California, San Francisco where she obtained her dental degree and further pursued specialty training in orthodontics.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Tao also serves her community through her volunteer work both locally and aboard. She participated in the Gives Kids a Smile Day in San Francisco. Starting as a dental student, Dr. Tao traveled to China with the non-profit organization, Alliance for Smiles, to help improve the quality of dental and orthodontic care for patients with cleft lip and palate. Dr. Tao is a member of American Association of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists and San Mateo Dental Society.

Dr. Tao was born and raised in Taiwan; she is fluent in Mandarin. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel and photography.