About Dr. Nancy Gum

Dr. Nancy GumI enjoy straightening teeth and all that it involves. I also enjoy sharing stories of family and friends, and to hear about the lives of my patients when they come in for their appointments. I have a wonderful and loyal staff that has been with me for a long time. It is important to me that our office is a welcoming, warm place to visit.

I attended Cal Poly SLO and studied Biological Sciences. I graduated from The Art Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1986 with my Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and in 1989 I received my Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) as well as my certificate in Orthodontics, also from The Art Dugoni School of Dentistry. I joined my father in practice in 1989, the year I graduated. My dad and I practiced together for 15 years, until he retired. I feel very fortunate to be continuing in his footsteps.

I became a Board Certified Orthodontist in 1999. Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics is a distinction which confers the highest level of professional achievement in orthodontics. It requires examinations both written and oral, as well as case presentations. A Board Certified Orthodontist is also called a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.

As a life long learner, I have completed extensive training in using both braces and clear aligners.  With careful planning of each step and close monitoring of treatment progress, I routinely achieve excellent final results with both clear aligners and braces. Clear aligners and braces are both excellent appliances for teens and children as well as adults. 

I belong to many organizations and am an active participant in organized dentistry. I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara County Dental Society. I am on the Board of Directors, the Membership Committee and the Peer Review Committee of the Santa Clara County Dental Society.

When I am not working, I enjoy running, gardening and taking care of our family of people and pets. I also love to read and listen to music. I am married and have four children, we live in Willow Glen.