Monica Chau is a volunteer dentist at TOMAGWA and a Captain in the Army National Guard. She began volunteering at TOMAGWA in July 2019. Captain Chau began volunteering because she has always grown up with the mindset to help her community and discovered TOMAGWA after dental school. She found it was a way to use the skills gained in school to give back to those less fortunate. "Growing up, our community provided a foundation for my sisters and I as we tackled difficult obstacles," Captain Chau said, "[it] helped give us the strength needed to persevere."
At TOMAGWA, Captain Chau is critical to saving patients time, as they no longer have to travel or get stuck on a wait list at other clinics, and tens of thousands of dollars.
Dr. Janice Nguyen, Dental Director at TOMAGWA, described Captain Chau as "compassionate, kind, and jubilant." Dr. Nguyen went on to describe her as "a part of our TOMAGWA family."