Dr. Kylin Chen, DDS
Welcome to the Cholla website! I would love to take some time to introduce myself.
I was born and raised in Arizona—I’m a desert gal through and through! Growing up with five brothers and an extremely adventurous set of parents ensured that I spent lots of time outside cultivating a deep love for nature and science. My father is a physician and my mother is a dentist, and I always had a feeling I would end up in healthcare. I started playing the harp at the age of four, piano at the age of 6, and cello at the age of 10. Musical theater and involvement in Phoenix Youth Symphony were fundamentals of my childhood. Weekly mandarin lessons and summer language intensive courses instilled in me a love of Chinese culture and language. Family, faith, music, language, travel, and nature were all at the core of my childhood.
I attended a small liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I double majored in Biochemistry and Chinese, and I soon decided dentistry would be the career for me—such a beautiful blend of science, art, psychology, human connection, and communication.
I had the privilege of attending Loma Linda University School of Dentistry—the same university my mother graduated from dental school over 30 years ago! I walked the same halls, had some of the same professors, and learned the same fabulous dental tenants that have made her a successful dentist in the Valley. The highlight of my dental school career was weekly time spent volunteering at a local free dental clinic—which is where I ended up meeting my husband, Dr. Eric Chen! Working side by side serving people in need was how our love story began, and we still share that deep passion for service and dentistry. Multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua together brought us more internal rewards than could ever be explained as well as friendships developed with our colleagues that will last a lifetime. We are now so thrilled to be practicing dentistry together—side-by-side—at Cholla Family Dentistry. When Eric and I are not in the practice, you can find us with our two pups out exploring nature.
Through my lens, dentistry is a beautiful way to reach and connect to people. It is my deepest desire and passion to ensure that each and every patient in my chair feels comfortable, understood, and cared for. Whether you are self-conscious with your smile, have immense fear in dental settings, are dealing with dental pain and discomfort, or simply are looking for a dental home that will be consistent and caring for you, I am ready to help and ready to connect to ensure every and all of your dental needs are met. We would love to meet you soon!