Meet the Doctors

Dr. Steve Lim, DMD

Prosthodontist & Dental Implant Specialist

Steve Lim, DMD, is a highly trained prosthodontist at the Center for Advanced Dentistry in San Jose, California. He provides the highest quality care with a caring, compassionate, and human touch because he believes that comfort is key in dentistry.

Today, Dr. Lim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the International Congress for Oral Implantologists. He’s also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Lim is a leader and a respected authority in his field. He’s presented and lectured internationally, and he sits on the California Dental Board as a dental expert.

In addition to his work at the Center for Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Lim maintains a private practice in San Jose, and he’s the president and CEO of APS Global Ventures, LLC, a company that uses CAD-CAM milling technology to manufacture dental implant components.

Dr. Lim loves to promote education and development. For that reason, he helped found and directs two continuing education groups for other dental professionals: the San Francisco Study Club and the Spear Study Group in San Jose, California.

Dr. Derek Tang

Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Derek Tang is a Bay Area native and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. He also received a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from San Jose State, before graduating with Honors from the University of Utah School of Dentistry with his doctorate in dental surgery.

Dr. Tang is passionate about providing the best personalized dental experience in a gentle manner. He is committed to taking continuing education courses in dentistry so he can deliver the highest-quality care for his patients. Dr. Tang is currently an active member of the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association.

The Phan, DMD

Oral Surgery

Dr. Phan is a dentist and a medical doctor with advanced specialty training in all oral surgical procures. He treats patients of all ages, from those requiring simple tooth removals to the most challenging anatomically placed teeth requiring complex oral surgery.

He is also skilled in surgical procedures involving bone replacement surgery and intricate surgical implant cases and can provide sedation options to those patients who request it.

Dr. Phan grew up in Southern California; however, he now resides in the Bay Area. He loves his work, and his mission is to help enhance his patient’s quality of life through dentistry.

He is married and has two children, and he enjoys spending time at the beach in the summer and hitting the slopes on his snowboard in the winter.


  • Stony Brook University Hospital, General Surgery Internship
  • Stony Brook School of Medicine, MD
  • New York University College of Dentistry, DDS
  • University of California Berkeley, BA


  • California Licensure, Dentistry
  • California Licensure, Medicine
  • California General Anesthesia Permit Certification

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