Young General Dental
About Our Practice
Young General Dental has been a respected part of our Des Moines community for 56 years. Dr. Trung Phan is the third generation of dentists to look after our patients' smiles and oral health.
We offer family, general, and cosmetic dentistry with a high level of professionalism and friendliness.
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We offer high-quality dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Who We Are
Dr. Phan is a Marine Corps veteran and is dedicated to continually improving his dental skills and care.
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Welcome to Our Dental Practice

Welcome to Young General Dental, the family dental practice of Dr. Trung Phan and his friendly team. We are so happy you found us and look forward to welcoming you to our Des Moines dental office for your next visit.

At Young General Dental, we see patients of all ages, and we provide comprehensive general dentistry services and advanced cosmetic options for patients in Des Moines, Beaverdale, Windsor Heights, and all surrounding locations.

If you would like to schedule an exam with our Des Moines dental office, contact a member of our team today. If you have any questions, we also encourage you to get in touch with our Des Moines dental office.

Honoring Our 56-Year Tradition

Our practice began over 56 years ago. Dr. Phan is the third generation of dentists to uphold the tradition of personalized dentistry for every member of your family.

As invested members of our community, we believe that our reputation speaks for itself. We uphold it every day by treating patients with honesty, integrity, and in the way we would want our own families to be treated.

Dr. Phan is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and brings many of those values into his dental practice, including a passion for lifelong learning to perfect his skills. He dedicates himself to delivering the finest services that modern dentistry can offer with a caring and compassionate chairside manner.

Expect kindness and experience when you visit our Des Moines dental office, and an invitation to join our Des Moines dental family. Yes, we are a family here, and we often treat generation after generation within the same family. We invite you and your family to be part of this tradition.

Reliable Dentistry

If you are like most families in Des Moines, your family has both toddlers and seniors. We welcome every member of your family and will customize your dentistry to meet every life stage and every level of dental health. Our individualized care approach makes every patient feel confident in their care and treatment—this includes our youngest and most senior patients.

Whether you need regular dental exams and professional teeth cleanings in Des Moines to maintain a healthy smile or you have a few problems to address—fillings, root canals, restorations—we will work with you to achieve your goals for your smile.

If you are looking for ways to look your best, we provide cosmetic dentistry in Des Moines for patients seeking smile enhancement. You might be surprised how quickly you can have the smile of your dreams.

Our cosmetic dentistry options include everything from dental implants and veneers in Des Moines to professional teeth whitening services.

Schedule your cosmetic dentistry exam today!

We Offer Children's Dentistry in Des Moines

We welcome every member of your family to become part of our family at Young General Dental. We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendation that children have their first dental visit early—between six months and one year of age. While this may seem early for kids since they just got their first teeth, our goal is to create a positive experience for kids right from the start. 

Early childhood dental visits allow Dr. Trung Phan to monitor your child’s development, share helpful tips to keep little smiles healthy, and take the fear out of the dental office.

Your child’s “happy visit” will include child-friendly language and a fun ride in the chair. We will try to get a peek at your child’s teeth if they cooperate. Otherwise, we will let your little one hold a toothbrush and show them their teeth in the mirror.

Kids’ dental visits are also a great time to discuss dental development, including:

  • Thumb-sucking
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottle use
  • Growth
  • Home hygiene
  • Nutrition and diet

We welcome you to bring your child into your routine dental visit as well. Dr. Phan is a father himself, and he has a special gift for putting kids at ease.

We Treat Dental Emergencies in Des Moines

At Young General Dental, we understand that emergencies sometimes pop up, which is why we reserve time in our daily schedules to take care of patients in pain or who have an accident. 

Sometimes, it’s tough to know if your dental emergency requires an immediate trip to our Des Moines dental office or if it can wait until the next business day. Our team will guide you through the dental emergency process every step of the way.

Common dental emergencies we treat include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Trauma or sports accidents
  • Infection and swelling
  • Toothaches and pain
  • Lost or broken restorations
  • Cracked or chipped teeth

Dr. Trung Phan even provides advanced emergency dentistry services, including root canals and extractions when necessary. Our entire team prioritizes comfort and will never make you feel guilty about outstanding treatment or a dental issue that got out of hand. 

It is best to contact our team as soon as you notice a change to your oral health even if you have never been to our dental office before. We welcome new patients. Dental pain rarely resolves on its own and tends to worsen when left untreated. Putting off necessary treatment can lead to tooth loss or more complex procedures than if you came in right away.

Technology Delivered with a Personal Approach

We use the latest technologies like digital x-rays, and our intraoral cameras help you see what Dr. Phan sees when he examines your teeth. With intraoral cameras, Dr. Phan can share images with you on a monitor. This helps you make decisions, have a better understanding of treatment plans, and allows for better communication between you and your Des Moines dentist.

We believe knowledge is power, and showing you what’s happening in your mouth can help you make the best decision for yourself.

Celebrating Diversity

We love how Des Moines has grown and includes so many diverse cultures. Our dental practice is committed to treating each patient with respect and genuine kindness. You deserve a dental team that will help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile without judgment or bias. Everyone is welcome at Young General Dental is Des Moines.

Convenience in Location and Financial Options

Our dental office is centrally located. You will find us on the north side of Douglas Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets—near Java Joe's and Donut Hut. We also offer on-site parking.

While we accept many insurance plans, Dr. Phan wants your dentistry to be a decision that is unhampered by the restrictions imposed by many insurance companies. He will always be honest and respect your choice. We will maximize your insurance benefits and help you fit your dentistry into your budget with our in-house financing and membership plan.

Ask a member of our team about our in-house financing and membership plan.

We also accept a wide variety of payment options, including:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • HSA cards

We also provide online forms to save you time in our Des Moines dental office.

We Look Forward to Meeting You

We look forward to welcoming you to our Des Moines dental office. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer or to arrange your next dental appointment.

Our Services
We offer all of the dentistry to keep you and your family healthy and smiling.
  • Family dentistry
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental exams and cleanings
  • Digital x-rays
  • Fluoride and sealants
  • Fillings and bonding
  • Dentures and partials
  • Dental implants
  • Extractions and root canal therapy
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Cosmetic dentistry
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What our patients say about us
"Dr. Trung has treated me like a person who truly cares. His compassion for his patients and their dental heath shows."
Alaina G.
"A very friendly staff. Dr. Trung explains what he is doing and is very precise in his work."
Dick M.
"Dr. Trung and his staff were gentle and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way."
Michelle C.S.
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