ABOUT US

Fouy Chau

DDS, MS, MBA

About Dr. Chau

Dr. Chau is a passionate orthodontist who cares deeply about providing beautiful smiles for every patient. He is excited to have the opportunity to return to Southern California, where he was born and raised, to do what he loves. Dr. Chau’s philosophy is to provide the absolute best orthodontic care along with a great experience each and every visit to our friendly office.

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Education

Dr. Chau began his career as an orthodontist by completing a rigorous orthodontic education. He believes education and the desire to be a continual learner is essential in life at the office and home.

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology
Graduated with an emphasis in Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

One of the top dental schools in the nation
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree

University of Nebraska, Medical Center

Specialty Residency and Certificate in Orthodontics
Masters of Science (MS) in Oral Biology

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Professional Memberships
and Affiliations

Dr. Chau is a member of several prestigious orthodontic and dental organizations that provide him with opportunities for continuing education. He is a member of the:

American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

California Association of Orthodontists (CAO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

American Dental Association (ADA)

California Dental Association (CDA)

San Fernando Valley Dental Society (SFVDS)

Outside the Practice…

Dr. Chau was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Chau enjoys playing basketball, exercising at home and the gym, and watching movies. He is a big sports fan of the California Golden Bears, UCLA Bruins, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Dr. Fouy Chau is an orthodontic specialist for children and adults. Dr. Chau attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree, UCLA for dental school, and University of Nebraska Medical Center for his master’s degree and orthodontics specialty training.

Why did you choose to go into dentistry?

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Why did you choose to go into dentistry?

My teeth were very crooked as a child, so I wanted braces but didn’t qualify under the Denti-Cal program. Finally at age 17, my dentist referred me to the Assistance League of Long Beach, which gave braces to underprivileged children. I was one of the lucky kids chosen.

When I got my braces off in college, it changed my life and my self-confidence. I then switched from applying to medical school to dental school in a heartbeat, because I knew I only wanted to be an orthodontist. I have the privilege to provide that life-changing smile to all my patients. I love it!”

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How does dental health contribute to overall good health?

“Since dental health and overall health are closely linked, having a healthy smile and bite are very important. For example, crowded teeth makes it difficult to floss and brush, making patients more susceptible to cavities and tooth loss. By aligning the teeth, it helps reduce the amount of bacterial buildup and allows for easier access for oral hygiene. In addition, having a proper bite helps reduce premature wearing and aging of the teeth.”

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Do you offer in-house dental insurance?

“We have in-office financing and we work closely with Care Credit and SpringStone for financing.”

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How do you distinguish yourself from the competition?

“I have a passion to provide the very best care to all my patients—that same care I was given as a child. We dedicate time to all of our patients and make sure to listen to every concerns they have.”

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How do you give back to your community?

“My ongoing goal is to always give back to the community. Since I grew up with Denti-Cal, I am privileged to be a Denti-Cal provider for underprivileged kids. Being able to give back this way is a life fulfillment of mine. I will forever pay it forward every chance I get.

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Fast Fact:

Dr. Chau works closely with the nonprofit foundation Smiles Change Lives, which provides braces to families in need.

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Fouy Chau Family Picture

Top 40 dentists under 40 - Incisal Edge National Dental Magazine (Page 51) Top dentist in Los Angeles - Ventura Boulevard Magazine Featured in the Voyage LA Magazine

When the #40Under40, America's Best Young Dentists, earn the designation from Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine each year, they rightly deserve a pat on the back (or several) for the dedication that helped them garner this accolade.

One of this year's honorees, Dr. Fouy Chau, (shown here, third from right) turns the praise toward his family (shown.) "I have been very fortunate in my life, from my upbringing until today. It wasn't so for my parents. They were refugees from the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia during the late 1970s. Today, they have raised four successful adults, a pharmacist, orthodontist, cardiologist, and a teacher. Much of what and why I do things is for my parents and siblings," said the owner of two thriving practices. "I am forever grateful for my parents' strength to never give up and growing up with the best siblings anyone can ask for. I have been blessed in this life."

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Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honoree Dr. Fouy Chau with his guest Dr. Mai Lam, at the 2016 40 Under 40 celebration hosted May 5 and 6 in NYC.

Dr. Chau, who purchased Encino Orthodontics, Encino, CA a year after he graduated from residency, describes his profession as a "privilege". "I have the privilege to provide that life-changing smile to all my patients. I love it!"
He elaborates on his career choice, "My teeth were very crooked as a child, so I wanted braces but didn't qualify under the Denti-Cal program. Finally at age 17, my dentist referred me to the Assistance League of Long Beach, which gave braces to underprivileged children. I was one of the lucky kids chosen. When I got my braces off in college, it changed my life and my self-confidence.

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Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honoree Dr. Fouy Chau with his guest Dr. Mai Lam, at the 2016 40 Under 40 celebration hosted May 5 and 6 in NYC.

I then switched from applying to medical school to dental school in a heartbeat, because I knew I only wanted to be an orthodontist."

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