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Meet Our Dentists

Khang Nguyen, DDS

Dr. Khang Nguyen

Dr. Khang Nguyen attended the University of California - Davis and graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry. He completed his doctor of dental surgery degree at the New York University College of Dentistry – one of the most prestigious dental schools on the East coast. After graduating from dental school, he moved back to California and in 2006 established El Portal Dental Group in Merced, CA.

To stay abreast of the latest techniques and technology, Dr. Nguyen takes continuing education courses in endodontics, progressive orthodontics, ClearCorrect, and dental implants. In doing so, he can offer cutting-edge treatments and provide the best dental care for his patients.

Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Stanislaus Foundation Society, Yosemite Dental Society, and Merced Chamber of Commerce.

Sukhjit Gill, DDS

Sukhjit Gill, DDS

Dr. Sukhjit Gill is a graduate of University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed his general dentistry training. He is actively affiliated with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and local dental societies.

During college, Dr. Gill majored in human biology at UC Merced. Dr. Gill is thrilled to be back home in the Central Valley and is grateful to be serving the Merced community. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and exercising. Over the years, you may have spotted Dr. Gill around our office observing and learning dentistry. Having now completed his doctoral studies, Dr. Gill is eager to begin his professional life in Merced.

As a dental professional, Dr. Gill enjoys building relationships with his patients and recognizes the importance of listening to patient needs. He has been commended for his compassionate care and believes every patient case is unique and has to be approached and solved differently. Dr. Gill also believes in patient education, prevention, and minimally invasive dental treatments. He finds true joy in helping patients in their journey to better oral health and Dr. Gill is committed to working hard for each and every patient.

Elom Kwame Agbottah, DDS

Elom Kwame Agbottah, DDS

Bio coming soon.

Meet Our Hygienists

Fred, Hygienist

Fred Hygenist

Fred has been a dental hygienist for 14 years. He completed his associate of arts from Fresno City College and was accepted to their dental hygiene program, graduating with an associate of science in dental hygiene. He later completed his bachelor of science degree in health science with a community health emphasis from California State University - Fresno. Fred is currently pursuing his master’s degree at California State University - Bakersfield in science administration.

Fred is active in the dental hygiene profession. He teaches at Fresno City College dental hygiene clinic part-time as adjunct faculty. He is a clinical instructor for first- and second-year dental students, helping them develop their hands-on skills. He is the trustee of the San Joaquin Valley Dental Hygiene Association as well as an active member of the California Dental Hygiene Association. 

Fred serves on several advisory boards, San Joaquin Valley College dental department and Fresno City College health science division. Fred also serves others in his community by volunteering his time and services in underserved areas with the Tzu Chi mobile clinic, Fresno annual sealant clinic, Team Smiles - Fresno State, and Fresno area mobile dentistry.

Fred enjoys spending his free time with his family and pit bull, Rayder. He loves outside activities, like basketball, football, track, cycling, and running. His favorite sports teams are the Oakland Raiders and of course he is a BIG LA Lakers fan!

Ramon, Hygienist

Ramon Hygenist

Ramon is proud member of the El Portal Dental hygienist team. He has been a registered dental hygienist for 4 years. 

He completed his prerequisites at the University of California - Merced and Merced College and received an associate of science in dental hygiene from San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia. He regularly keeps up with his continuing education courses to improve his knowledge and skills.

Ramon's interests include traveling, long drives, cars, and keeping up with sports.

Judy Vang, Hygienist

Judy Vang

I’ve been a registered dental hygienist since 2015.

I graduated from UC Merced with a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences and pursue on to University of the Pacific for my bachelor of science in dental hygiene.

I enjoy getting to know each of my patients during their visits and delivering oral hygiene instructions to help every patient.

When I’m away from dentistry, I enjoy the outdoors and the company of my family and friends.

Meet Our Support Staff

Adrianne, Office Manager

Adrianne, Office Manager

Adrianne is the office manager for El Portal Dental Group. Her work in the dental field spans over 20 years managing multiple offices and overseeing dozens of staff.

She has successfully completed her executive management program and continues to take continuing courses to increase her knowledge of emerging dental technology. She takes pride in ensuring professional high quality service and excellent customer care to all our patients.

During her free time she enjoys supporting her community through literacy programs, going camping, hiking and spending quality time with her Family.

  • Lorena, Financial Coordinator

    Lorena, Financial Coordinator

  • Melissa

    Melissa, Schedule Coordinator

  • Trang, Public Relations Director

    Trang, Public Relations Director

  • Crystal

    Crystal, Schedule Coordinator

  • Katy

    Katy, DA

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    Genessis, DA

  • Yesenia

    Yesenia, DA

  • Sarah

    Sarah, DA

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    Jade, Receptionist

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    Ashley, RDA

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    Emily, DA