Meet the Doctors

Krystal Pham, DDS

Dr. Krystal Pham is the owner of Oceanic Dental. In 2010 she and her husband, Victor Pham, who assists the practice as Office Manager, decided to open Oceanic Dental in Huntington Beach to be where their family and community are.

Dr. Krystal Pham was born into a household of healthcare providers. Her father is a physician and her mother and sister are both dentists. Growing up, she spent many happy hours in her mother’s dental office and began assisting her when she was 13. She always loved dentistry, and watching her mother transform patients’ lives by giving them beautiful, healthy smiles just deepened that love.

At Oceanic Dental, Dr. Pham is fulfilling her goal of providing high-quality, comprehensive dental care with everything a patient wants and needs provided under the same roof.

Meet the Doctors - Dr. Krystal Pham“I love helping people,” says Dr. Pham. “As a dentist, I can get my patients out of pain, educate them about maintaining good oral health, and most importantly, transform their smiles and improve their confidence and quality of life.”


Dr. Krystal Pham graduated with Honors from the University of California, San Francisco, one of the best dental schools in the country. She was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society, for having graduated top of her class.

She has completed considerable advanced training, including a residency in implant dentistry.

Her emphasis on patient comfort and advanced training in different areas of dentistry, from restorative and cosmetic to surgical implants, enable her to provide patients with the best quality of care in the field.

Teacher of other dentists

Dr. Pham is an adjunct professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.

Outside the Office

Dr. Pham enjoys traveling and photography. She loves living in Huntington Beach and enjoys the Southern California warm weather and the friendly people. She particularly likes strolling on the beach, breathing in the fresh air and listening to the waves.

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Dr. Ai-Quyen Tanya Duong

Dr. Duong graduated from University of California, San Francisco, and completed her general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Duong will create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs and concerns. You can expect the best dental care and services using state-of-the-art equipment to obtain a beautiful smile with healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Duong will make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.

In her free time, Dr. Duong enjoys hiking and traveling to different countries.

Dr. Kate Young

Dr. Young, still known by some of her patients as her maiden name Dr. Hutson, has been with the Oceanic Dental team since 2016.  Prior to Oceanic Dental, Dr. Young worked in private practice in Long Beach, California.

Dr. Young received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California.  After graduating, Dr. Young completed a one-year general practice residency at the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care unit of the U.S. Dept. Of Veterans Affairs facility in North Hills, Calif.  Dr. Young’s wide dental experience includes general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

Dr. Young has been an active volunteer in many dental-related initiatives, including the 1000 Smiles Dental Project in which she traveled to Jamaica to provide free oral surgery and restorative dentistry in rural communities.

“My goal is to make every patient feel as comfortable as possible while in the dental chair. That starts with practicing gentle dentistry and actively listening to my patient’s concerns.”

Dr. Matthew Amero

A warm and friendly dentist, highly regarded for his knowledge and experience in family dentistry, Dr. Amero takes care of families’ general dental needs.

Dr. Amero was born and raised in Orange County. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and with a minor in Economics. He received his Doctor of Dentistry degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2002.

While at the University of San Diego, he participated in NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics as a middle distance runner in Track and Field and he secured a nomination as an Academic All-American.

When he is not at work, he enjoys being active whether it is in the form of running, playing softball, or working out. However, he considers his most valued moments to be the ones spent with his friends and family. More importantly, Dr. Amero truly views dentistry as a passion, not just a profession.

Dr. Katy Vu

Dr. Vu was originally from Buffalo, New York where she attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  She also met her husband during dental school and the couple decided to relocate to Southern California in 2016.  Dr. Vu lives in Fountain Valley with her newborn son, and two dogs.

Dr. Vu is passionate about dentistry and has participated in Dental mission trips to Haiti and Dominican Republic, to offer dental services for the indigenous population.  If you are in the dental chair, you can be sure you are more than just a patient – you are family, as Dr. Vu will treat you, listen to your needs and address your concerns like you are her family member.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Vu plays volleyball with her husband for the past 10 years.  She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends whom have become a second family to her since moving to California.

Dr. Christopher M. Bonin

Dr. Bonin has over 30 years experience in all areas of dentistry. For the last 10 years he has focused on surgery and full-mouth reconstruction. Patients of Dr. Bonin will get skilled and experienced implant dentistry, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extraction and other surgeries, as well as sedation if very anxious.

He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Originally from Cajun country in southwest Louisiana, Dr. Bonin majored in French at LSU then went on to New Orleans to attend dental school. He practiced in Northern California for twenty years and relocated to Southern California to join the team at Oceanic Dental and to enjoy the sunny weather and SoCal lifestyle.

Dr. Elizabeth Hoang

In practice since 1997, Dr. Hoang’s specialty focuses on the treatment of Gum Diseases and provides Implant Therapy. She obtained her doctor’s degree (D.M.D.) at Tuft University in Boston and completed her specialty training in Periodontics at the prestigious Columbia University in New York where she also received her Master in Oral Biology. She was also a clinical instructor for six years at Columbia University and had served on the school’s Admission Committee.

Her philosophy is to provide patients with gentle and comprehensive care that will promote and maintain a healthy dentition. Her primary goal is to give her patients the highest quality care and the most costeffective treatment plan that tailor to each patient’s needs for a long-term prognosis.

To make an appointment, call 714-841-0203 or click here to request an appointment online.