Meet our Doctors

Dr. Phelps & Cohen | Dr. Orthodontics

San Jose, CA


Eric Phelps, DDS, MS
Orthodontist

Dr. Eric Phelps is a proud graduate of Leigh High School in San Jose. In 1991, he entered Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as an architecture major and soon realized that drawing did not come naturally. Fortunately, math and science did so Dr. Phelps switched from the
School of Architecture to the School of Engineering. During his college years, Dr. Phelps was in orthodontic treatment to fix two impacted canines. To keep his options open for either an engineering career or a career in orthodontics, he chose Environmental Engineering as his new major since the curriculum included all of the prerequisites for dental school (Biology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, etc.). By graduating summa cum laude from the Cal Poly School of Engineering in 1997, Dr. Phelps was blessed to be able to enter the UCLA School of Dentistry in the fall of 1997 as a UC Regent Scholar.

Outside the Office

Both Dr. Phelps and his wife Suzanne grew up in the San Jose area. They have adult boy/girl twins. Suzanne and Dr. Phelps are dedicated to supporting FIRST (Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types).

Memberships

  • Silicon Valley Surgical/Orthodontic Study Club
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Santa Clara County Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • California Society of Phelps & Cohen Orthodontics
  • California Dental Association

Jason Cohen, DDS, MS
Orthodontist

Dr. Jason Cohen was raised in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tufts University. After working as a software engineer, he traveled to California to attend dental school at the
University of California Los Angeles. He received his orthodontic specialty training at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Cohen is a published author on topics relating to digital radiography and early detection of disease through computer modeling of trabecular bone. His most recent publication appeared in the August 2005 edition of the American Journal of Orthodontics.

Outside the Office

Dr. Cohen is an avid sports fan and a former collegiate tennis player. He spends his free time exercising, playing golf and tennis, and relaxing with his family.

Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • Santa Clara County Dental Society

Dr. Le, DDS, MS
Associate Orthodontist

Dr. Nancy was born and raised in San Francisco. After high school, she attended the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology. She obtained her dental degree at the University of Michigan
and her specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Florida. Dr. Nancy also received a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida with award-winning research in molecular bone biology. Dr. Nancy’s master’s research was selected by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) for the prestigious Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit; she was invited to present her research to orthodontists from around the world at the annual AAO meeting.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Nancy’s research skills, along with the mentorship of Dr. Juan-Carlos Quintero (Miami), have helped her develop a progressive approach to airway analysis. Dr. Nancy’s expertise on 3-D volumetric airway analysis will be of special interest to patients with mouth-breathing, sleep apnea, deviated septum, or enlarged tonsils/adenoids.

Outside The Office

Dr. Nancy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Lam and their dogs, Duncan and Reeses. She loves to bake, is fluent in Cantonese, and is devoted to her family and church.


Van Tran, DMD, MSD
Associate Orthodontist

Dr. Tran was born in Vietnam and immigrated to southern California when she was in grade school. Her family relocated to Colorado during her high school years and she received her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Dr. Tran decided to venture out and chose to attend University of Nevada Las Vegas for her dental degree. While at UNLV, Dr. Tran conducted research that was published in the Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy. She returned to Colorado for her Orthodontic specialty training at the University of Colorado and received her Master’s Degree with research on the investigation of polymeric orthodontic aligners.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Tran will be assessing the skeletal transverse dimension (arch width) using 3-D imaging. Arch width is important for many reasons. For example, if a patient has severe crowding and narrow arch width, we can often avoid extraction of teeth by broadening the arches. For patients with breathing issues such as sleep apnea, broadening the arches could contribute to a better airway. Dr. Tran will be working closely with Dr. Le to quantify the relationship between arch width increase and airway volume increase.

Outside The Office

Dr. Tran loves to spend her time off with her husband trying new restaurants. She is fluent in Vietnamese and enjoys cooking, drawing, snowboarding, and traveling.

Working Hours

MONDAY : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY : 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

THURSDAY : 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

*1st Friday of each month: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

*3rd Friday of each month: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1 pm – 4:30 pm

*2nd Saturday of each month: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

*These dates are subject to change due to holidays and doctor availability.


Contact Details

Phelps & Cohen Orthodontics

2075 Forest Avenue, Ste. #2, San Jose, CA, 95128

4082983433 | 408-298-6304 | [email protected]

Working Hours

*1st Friday of each month: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

*3rd Saturday of each month: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

*These dates are subject to change due to holidays and doctor availability.


Contact Details

Phelps & Cohen Orthodontics

3151 S White Road, Ste #104, San Jose, CA 95148

408-298-3433 | 408-298-6304 | [email protected]