Dr. Keith Tam completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Southern California. He went on to complete his pediatric residency at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In 2012, he and Dr. Cottrell, his mentor, worked diligently to become board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Tam started up SMPDG in 2010 with the hopes for the practice to become a place where families of Santa Maria and nearby cities would enjoy coming to their pediatric dentist. Years later, he has been fortunate enough to have Dr. Cottrell join him in a new practice located conveniently in the center of Santa Maria, right next to Panera Bread, Jamba Juice, and Starbucks. He takes pride in seeing that several of his first families still come to see them today.  More recently SMPDG has been fortunate enough to have Dr. Pulver and Dr. Pulver join the practice to share their expertise in orthodontics for our families.

Although Dr. Tam has completed his education and residency, he still strives to be a better practitioner. He continues to attend several continuing education courses/conventions including the AAPD, CSPD, and CPRC. Dr. Tam has become involved himself as an instructor for Kinder Krowns, a top-notch maker of zirconia crowns for pediatric patients.  He’s lectured to fellow dental colleagues nationwide as well as internationally in Spain.

In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, golf, fixing his old cars, and going on adventures with his wife Dr. Naomi, his Chihuahua mix Trixie, and two sons Ethan and Edison.