Tigard Modern Dentistry
Vivian Lam, DMD:
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Tigard Modern Dentistry
Vivian Lam, DMD
Tigard, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Charlotte H. from Tigard, OR (Source: Yelp)


I see Dr.Lam and she is truly a gem. I have a crown issue that needs replacement they try to work with you to get an amount that is reasonable, more so than any other dentist I’ve encountered. Their practice does employ a hygienist that does excellent cleaning but Dr.Lam has done it personally more often which is something I haven’t encountered in any other dental office. I find their office manager and lead dental assistant to also be personable, professional and extremely nice. Also they give out freebies not only have I received the usual nice bag of toothbrush/toothpaste/floss but a whitening kit and water bottle, for someone on a budget I appreciate the small things such as this.

Hannah Carlson (Source: Google)


I can honestly say that I have never had a better experience at the dentist. Even with a (less-fortunate) surprise need for three fillings, I was extremely pleased with the quality of service and care I received. Every member of the team was helpful and courteous, frequently checking in on my comfort level and updating me on my overall progress. The office itself is clean and well-equipped to handle any need that could arise. I was especially impressed by the team’s willingness to tackle the fillings at the time of my appointment, as I know it led to them staying later than their standard hours of operation. I am extremely grateful for that! I look forward to referring others to this office as well as continuing to visit myself!

Sue Lund-Lewis (Source: Facebook)


A big THANK YOU to Dr. Lam and her amazing staff for getting my husband in same day with a toothache that resulted in a tooth needing to be pulled. Great customer service from Jessica and Ben. Thank you, The Lewis Family.

Tina Bodaghi (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Lam is incredible! By far the best dentist and best dental team of professionals. They have state of the art equipment and their focus is on each person who enters their office. Professional, kind, caring, top notch and wonderful are just a few words to describe Tigard Modern Dentistry. Thank you!

Julia B. from Vancouver, WA (Source: Yelp)


Too tired to write a long review but put it this way- I’ve never had a cavity in my life and am extremely picky about my teeth and gums. I’m 36 and get cleanings every 6 months. I will definitely return the Dr Lam. She was funny, fun, knowledgeable and she cleaned my teeth herself which was actually the best cleaning id ever had! I don’t rate 5 stars lightly. They did a great job including all the staff.

Anthony L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I hate dentists…They cause me pain. Dr. Lam was delightfully different (In a good way). She is extremely thorough and took her time. She kept checking in with me to make sure I was doing OK. I was getting my crown redone so I was definitely dreading it but the staff here is just extremely competent and made the process painless and simple. I’ve had alot of terrible experience in the past to know this place is a class act. Ive heard wonderful things but I had to check it out for myself. Btw I live in clackamas and it’s worth the drive.

Lei F. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Lam and her staff are amazing Explained everything before they proceeded with treatment Showed me the whole payment plan even with insurance so that there would be no surprises The shots she gave me didn’t hurt at all, first time ever that I didn’t feel shots Plan on setting my whole family there.

Sierra B. from Northeast Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


The TMD team is consistently fantastic. They are both patient and flexible and I always walk away feeling taken care of. Dr. Lam explains everything clearly, repeatedly checks on you during the procedure, and most importantly, is sensitive to those who are feeling anxious about dental work. They also offer payment plans and allow you to make changes post-visit. I can’t recommend them enough.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Dr. Lam was amazing! Good job, friendly and modest (nothing worse than self important doctors). Great customer service, patient and friendly staff! Great financial information before treatment and good prices! Very clean! Has coffee , tea and water. they even have the option to watch tv while in the chair, best for before and after service because the middle you cannot hear or see, and can potentially distract staff during procedure. Going back!

Pauline T. from Hillsboro, OR (Source: Yelp)


It was my first time here and I had an amazing experience! When they say modern, they really mean modern. The technology seems very up to date and they take your x-rays and photos with the computer screen facing you so you can actually see what the doctor is going to be seeing. Dr. Lam was extremely helpful in explaining the films to me and what she was going to do before she did it. The cleaning procedure was pain-free and she was very efficient. The dentist assistant Ashley was friendly and the front desk receptionist was very accommodating with scheduling and explaining insurance. I had an overall great experience here and would highly recommend others to come here!

Anna B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I went in today for what I thought would be a typical cleaning. It was my first time and my last dentist was pretty burnt out and close to retirement. I can’t say enough good things about the entire staff here!!! Was greeted warmly, and promptly taken back to the dentists office where she got know me better, before setting me up to get X-rays. They ended up cleaning, filling 2 cavities, AND creating a beautiful natural crown for my weird snaggle tooth I’ve had my entire life ALL in one visit! They also let me leave half way through to let out my dog. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a new dentist !!

Lindsay S. from Tigard, OR (Source: Yelp)


I can finally not dread going to the dentist! Tigard Modern Dentistry is AMAZING! I have awful dental anxiety after a procedure from my youth so I am extremely picky about my dentists and hygienists. The office is extremely modern and comfortable. The Dr is amazing and really took the time to talk to me and go over any concerns, the assistants were very caring and did a great job explaining what they were doing and why, and the hygienist is not only sweet and has a great personality, she also gave me one of the best cleanings of my life! They went over the treatment plan with me, showed me pictures and X-rays, clearly went over the costs with me, and allowed me to pay easily while still in the chair which is MUCH easier than fumbling to pay after being numb. The office has amazing flow and everything just feels comfortable and easy (even for someone anxious like me!

Andrea Marshall (Source: Facebook)


Dr.Lam and her staff are amazing! Friendly, professional and way beyond caring. I have had a great experience with every visit and highly recommend Tigard Modern Dentistry for their knowledge, professionalism and skill. Wish I found them years ago! Dr. Sharifi and his staff are wonderful, gentle and caring as well. Very professional and kind. Dr. Sharifi made sure he was aware of my medical history before putting me under and did everything he could to make sure I came out of anesthesia with no nausea. He even called layer to check on how things were. I have tricky veins and he was gentle, patient and very skilled. If I ever had to have oral surgery he’s the go to doc!

Roxanne W. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I was dubious about so many 5 star reviews, but after visiting for a new patient cleaning and assessment of a problem tooth I completely agree with all of them. The staff is professional and courteous, and the office is conveniently located, clean, and comfortable. I even left with a thank you card with a personal note from Dr Lam and signed by her whole team…I’ve never had that happen before! I plan to have my future dental work done at this office, and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Casey V. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Modern, yes! But most importantly for myself, I felt like they cared about me and making my appointment as stress and anxiety free as possible. I am thankful I found this place. Highly recommended. They also gave me a teeth whitening kit as a free gift, and a dental kit.

Michael (Source: Google)


My whole family of five goes here for our dental work. We’ve been very pleased with the work they do. Very high tech. They do almost everything in-house, which is very handy. Same-day crown replacements or installations, which is impressive; braces; oral surgery etc. We love Dr. Lam. She is very friendly and nice. Great staff and customer service. Couldn’t be happier with this place.

Isabel S. (Source: Google)


Tigard Modern Dentistry is amazing. Everyone who works there is kind, gentle, and takes the time to explain the test/procedure/results. The office is incredibly high-tech, I was seen immediately, and I didn’t have to wait long to see the doctor. I’m usually afraid of dentistry work, but I enjoyed my visit to Dr. Lam’s office! The cleaning was thorough, and I fully understood my exam results and suggested next steps. I never felt pushed to buy extras. The payment/insurance specialist took the time, on-site, to breakdown the prices with and without the Smile Generation plan. I didn’t have to wait or come back to understand my payment options. I wish I still lived in the Portland/Tigard area — I haven’t been nearly as lucky in my dentist search in my new city!

John N. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wanted to thank Dr. Lam, Shauna and everyone at this office for taking me in last Friday for a tooth ache last minute. I was unable to see my regular dentist in Sherwood. I was so pleased that Dr. Lam was able to take care of it the same day. Root canal and new crown before I left. Great office and would highly recommend for someone looking for a good dentist. Thanks, John N.

Dennis Johnson (Source: Facebook)


Many thanks Dr. Lam for her support of the local community. Having attended many local functions I consistently see her generosity for local causes. Recently I was fortunate enough to win a gift basket at the Relay for Life event (fight against cancer) and she donated over $150 to the basket. I presently have a long term relationship with a Dentist, however, were my existing Doctor retire, I would not hesitate to set up an appointment.Gave them a four star rating because I haven’t actually been a patient. But believe that would change to 5 if I used them. If you are looking for a Dentist, I would definitely give her a try.

Anthony Le (Source: Google)


Dentistry at a different level! My dentist was Dr. Vivian Lam. She was extremely thorough and highly competent. I typically don’t like going to the dentist so this was a very pleasant surprise. I had to get my crown replaced which I dreaded but Dr. Lam and company made it a very simple process. I highly recommend their dental services and will be be a recurring patient every 6 months!

Maryjo U. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


The staff gives great and tailored patient care from the front office representatives, dental technicians, and Dr. Lam herself. Before performing a treatment, they walk you through the possible treatment plans and different payment options. The doctor and billing staff listened to my needs and never made me feel pressured to choose a specific treatment. This practice truly cares about you as an individual and will remember your needs and story. I have gotten my wisdom teeth removed, deep cleaning, and Invisalign treatments all from this practice within a few months and will continue to see Dr. Lam and her staff in the future!

Jessica R. from Lake Oswego, OR (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr. Lam, Hygienist Nhu, and your assistants Nataly, Mayra, and Amoreena for taking care of me yesterday when I walked in without an appointment. I had a dental dark spot concern and the team took me right in. This wasn’t a normal appointment for me as I came in with my 15 month old son and everyone was accommodating to jeep him happy during my appointment. They gave me snacks, water, and toys for my son to keep him happy as it was his nap time and he was getting fussy. Thanks again! Will be coming back again for all future needs!

Tonya S. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I just went for my first appointment with them today and had a great experience. Everyone was extremely kind, efficient, interested in me as a person, and thorough. Very unique aspects were that Dr. Lam met with me before I had my X-rays or went to the exam room, and she did the cleaning herself. They offered me a water, and asked me not only if I wanted TV on but what I wanted to watch. She was also the first dentist to offer me fluoride treatment in years. Many insurance companies don’t cover this for adults, so lots of dentists never offer it and I always have to ask for it myself (it usually costs about $20), but it’s very helpful in preventing cavities and my insurance covers it. She was also the first dentist to do a full head and neck exam looking for oral cancers, and gave me a whitening kit at the end of my visit in addition to the usual hygiene kit.

A. M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Cannot say enough good things about this team. They are beyond compassionate, professional, gentle, caring and overall amazing. They will not give up on finding a solution to your dental needs and make you feel like their only patient while doing it. They go above and beyond with their care, their follow up calls and making sure you are doing well. Dr. Lam, Dr. Chung and every staff member you come in contact with are truly there to serve their patients with high quality, professional dental care. They take time to explain what is going on, what to expect from the procedure, time involved, recovery process and finances.

JJ. H. from Lake Oswego, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had an excellent experience with Dr. Lam and her staff! It was my first time being able to see my own x-rays in the patient chair and being explained step-by-step the costs, procedure, options, and time it would take to complete each. I greatly appreciate the thoroughness and attentiveness of care I received. I also really appreciate how Dr. Lam explained what was occurring during each step of the procedure so that I wasn’t surprised or shocked by anything. Dr. Lam is also very efficient, she was able to get the job done so that I could make it back to a work meeting I had. I highly recommend this Dental office!!

Radhika D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I was prompted to go see a dentist when I chipped my tooth… with the fear and apprehension that comes with making an appt at the dentist, I did so. Could not have made a better choice in choosing Tigard Modern Dentistry. From reception to the dentist’s chair, everyone is warm, friendly and really helps take away the anxiety of a dentist visit. The dental tech and dentist were super thorough, friendly and skilled. My insurance and benefits were explained to me very clearly and I think I’ve found my forever dentist… yay!!!

Richard Relyea (Source: Google)


I would say this is near the best dental facility I have ever been in. Best and friendliest in Oregon I would venture to say. As I do not have insurance they work with me and my budget using very nice payment options. I would never say they seem greedy as another post suggested, and yes the wood chairs were narrow and uncomfortable but I have never had to wait more than 2 to 5 minutes while they set up the room. Now there is plush comfy chairs. Wow always impressed with the way they are looking out for me.

Dan M. from Bull Mountain, King City, OR (Source: Yelp)


I went yesterday as a recommendation from my wife, who just loves this place. They were very professional and made sure I understood the procedures and charges before proceeding. It was a pain-free experience and the whole staff is awesome! I will be referring others! I have found it is hard to find a good dentist in the past, so when I find one, I am thrilled. Thank you Tigard Modern Dentistry!!!

Tyler D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


So you know when you think of going to the dentist and you imagine not so good stuff? Well there is a refreshing alternative at Tigard Modern Dentistry! I drove by randomly and saw their grand opening, so I decided to check it out. Everybody is genuine, fun and positive! What a refreshing atmosphere at a dental practice! Dr. Lam, Ashley and Allison are just fantastic, thanks for making my first trip to the dentist in a while an awesome experience!

Michael Nelson (Source: Google)


Dr. Lam and her professional staff are great finds to a person new to the area. Dr. Lam will even come out and introduce herself to you if you want to meet her prior to a first visit. This was in stark contrast to some established offices who implied this request was beneath them. It truly is modern dentistry with all the digital cameras and displays – even the new age blood pressure device. The cleaning was thorough and did a great job with the crown and cavity – all in one visit! Very nice people!

Caroline G. from South Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


After a traumatizing experience 5-6 years ago I never set foot into a dental clinic until today. I met with Dr Lam, and her assistant Shanna. OMG. They were so patient with me, they made sure I felt comfortable through out the entire cleaning, and crown. The staff, explained insurance, and were able to put together a financial plan for me, which was a huge help! I am so pleased, satisfied and happy that my experience went great!!


We welcome you at Tigard Modern Dentistry ! With state-of-the-art infection control procedures in place, our #1 goal is to keep you and your family safe. We provide comprehensive specialty services with advanced, proven technology and offer customized financial solutions for you. We are proud to be your complete Tigard dental provider with services including Teledentistry, Same-Day Dental Crowns, Boost Whitening, Oral Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Extraction, Root Canals, Periodontics, Digital Charts, Digital X-Rays, and more. Dr. Lam has been practicing dentistry since 2004. She has a six-year-old son named Leo. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, reading, and playing tennis. My goal is to provide quality dentistry to all my patients. Patients can expect compassion and gentle dentistry from me as a provider. Your expectations and concerns are my number one priority. Dr. Lams favorite book is Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, her favorite movie is The Time Travelers Wife, and her favorite vacation destination is Hawaii.