Our Dentists

Dr. Darryl Chen, DDS

Dr. Darryl Chen has been in practice for over 20 years, specializing in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Through continuing education he dedicates his skills and practice to assisting his patients achieve overall wellness. He prides himself on providing professional, comprehensive, and comfortable care showing patients kindness and understanding.

He attended University of British Columbia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Shortly after, he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a postgraduate Hospital Dentistry Residency at the University of Washington. He has also completed programs at two world-renowned postgraduate institutes, Misch International Implant Institute and the Las Vegas Institute. Dr. Chen currently holds certification for Intravenous Sedation and has performed sedation dentistry for more than 20 years.

Dr. Chen’s advanced training and years of experience benefit patients outside his practice as well. He lives Bellingham with his wife and has two children. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family doing outdoor activities such as wakeboarding, skiing, horseback riding, hiking and biking.

Dr. Linh Vu, DDS

Dr. Vu is a multidisciplinary dentist. She has a passion for helping patients keep their teeth and gums healthy for life.

Above all, her staff and patients are like a big happy family to her.

Dr. Linh Vu, DDS, attended elementary through high school in Wichita, KS. Upon finishing high school she attended college in Dodge City, KS and graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1989.

After practicing in Corydon, Iowa, she moved to Ferndale, WA. Immediately upon moving here, she fell in love with the bountiful beauty of Washington. Dr. Vu has been a resident of Ferndale for more than 26 years.

In addition to her love of dentistry,  Dr. Vu loves all outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. From snowboarding, to wake-boarding, hiking, and cycling. She is happily married with two children, Chantelle and Derek, who are both attending college.

Our Team

Ruby, Lead Dental Assistant

 Ruby has lived in Bellingham her whole life and has a deep love for this town. She graduated from Bellingham Technical College with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting.

Ruby is the Lead Assistant for our office. She prides herself in the high quality care she provides for her patients. It is hard to find her without a smile on her face. 

When she isn’t working, she loves running, candy, and playing Pokémon. Ruby is also always excited to visit her family in Mexico and to do any sort of traveling. She is the proud mom of her rescued her dog, Eevee.

Haley, Dental Assistant

 Haley is originally from Houston, Texas and moved to Bellingham almost three years ago.

As a dental assistant she ensures that every patient is diligently cared for. Haley also is responsible for handling sterilization for our office.

On her off days, Haley enjoys soaking up the sun with her two cats her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, rocking climbing, and sewing! Her favorite thing about dental assisting is meeting so many new people.

Sarah, Front Office Lead

Sarah ensures that daily operations run in a smooth and timely manner. She manages the daily scheduling of our dentists, hygienists, and assistants in conjunction with our patients. Sarah is originally from Belfair, Washington and moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University. She is now a Ferndale homebody with her partner Jim and long haired dachshund, Polly, and her American bully, Bruce.

Mari, Office Manager

Mari has been working in the Dental field for over 15+ years from Billing to Dental Assisting. She grew up in San Diego and moved to Blaine when she was 14 yrs old. She has known and been a patient of Dr. Chen’s since then. For vacation she likes to try to visit her mom/family in Costa Rica would love to go to England to explore the history it holds. Other than that she enjoys being home with her puppies and spend time with her nephew and God-children.

Marissa, Receptionist

Marissa moved to Bellingham in 2013, after falling in love with the area and all of the bright and friendly smiles that live here. Marissa loves conversing with patients old and new and is happy to partner with patients in navigating the complex world of modern dentistry.
 When Marissa isn’t in the office she spends her free time bird watching, gardening, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family
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