Dr. Niven Tien, DDS, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Tien currently practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His expertise includes: Complicated Exodontia and Dentoalveolar Surgery, IV Sedation, Implant Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Oral Pathology, Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), Facial Trauma, Reconstructive Surgery, Botox and Filler Treatment.

Dr. Tien’s interests include playing basketball and lacrosse, enjoying outdoor hikes, running and watching movies. We welcome Dr. Tien to the Salt Lake Metropolitan Area!


  • IV Sedation
  • Complicated Exodontia and Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Implant Surgery
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Botox & Filler

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A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Tien, received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1999. He then enriched his interest in Biochemical Engineering Research and received a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2000, before pursuing a career in dentistry. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2005, graduating in the top third of his class.

Dr. Tien completed his training in a 6-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at New York University Medical Center, which included Bellevue Hospital Center and the VA Manhattan Hospital. During this OMFS training, Dr. Tien received additional training in Anesthesia, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Tien obtained his Medical Degree from the New York University School of Medicine.


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