Originally from Houston, Dr. Hong found himself in Illinois after getting married to a practicing Chicagoland dentist, and he couldn’t be happier to call Clarendon Hills his new home! His philosophy is to always treat people how he would want to be treated, which is why he goes out of his way to make dental patients feel like family whenever they come to see us. He can’t wait to meet you.
Why Did You Become a Dentist
After studying biology and urban studies in college, Dr. Hong decided to take the dental school entrance exam, and he was pleasantly surprised by how well he did! He was already interested in the profession, and this small success motivated him to pursue a career. Seventeen years later, he’s still happy with the path he’s taken.
What is Your Dental Education
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hong entered the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry. In addition to loving the city (as well as the food!), the education he received was top-notch, but it didn’t end when he graduated. After leaving school, he completed a general practice residency at Waterbury Hospital, and he’s taken over 300 hours of continuing education every year since then. Today, he is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, has a Master’s Certification in progressive orthodontics, and is an Invisalign certified provider.
Outside of the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?
Away from dentistry, Dr. Hong’s top priority is his family, which consists of his wife, daughter, and son, aged 13 and 11 respectively. Both of his children play golf competitively, and they love traveling together as a family, especially back to New York City. He still finds time to cheer on his beloved Houston sports teams, but he’s converted into a Bears fan over the years.