Sooyoun Chung, DDS, MS
Board Certified Orthodontist serving Carrollton, Lewisville, Coppell, Frisco, the Colony, and Plano area.
I thoroughly enjoy my job, and couldn't ask for anything more! Helping people smile with confidence is a truly rewarding profession, and I love getting to know the people I serve. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile, and I feel wonderful knowing that my patients are better able to take care of their teeth after orthodontic treatment. I am truly lucky to love what I do, and for my work to be appreciated by the people I work so closely with, my patients!
Before studying dentistry, I studied biochemistry in Yonsei University in Korea, and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for graduate school, earning my master's degree in biochemistry.
My dental training was at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. During my studies, I received the Comprehensive Care Award in recognition of excellence in patient management and total patient care. I was also honored with the Pierre Fauchard Academy Certificate in recognition of my outstanding academic achievements in dentistry. Upon graduation, I was also inducted to OKU, the dental honor society.
I went to the University of California at San Francisco for my orthodontic residency, and received an MS in oral and craniofacial sciences and a Certificate of Orthodontics. UCSF is known for its cutting edge technology in diagnostics and various training in clinical orthodontics.
Only about 25% of all orthodontists are board certified. To be certified by the ABO, orthodontists not only have to finish 2-3 years of residency after dental school, they also have to go through rigorous exams composed of written, oral exams and extensive case evaluation treated to the board standards.
Orthodontics is constantly changing and evolving as new technologies emerge. For that reason, I am very active in continuing education. I attend local and national orthodontics meetings and seminars to sharpen my knowledge, acquire new techniques, and stay connected with other professionals in the dental and orthodontic field.
As a part of my continuing education, I am an active member of the following organizations:
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Dallas County Dental Society
In the Practice
In orthodontics, building a perfect smile takes time and effort. I enjoy working with each patient, assessing where they are in the treatment process, and making sure they are completely comfortable. As each treatment progresses, I have the privilege of seeing their smile bloom into something truly beautiful. At the end, when the patient finally sees their healthy new smile, their joyous expression always makes my day!
The fulfillment I get from seeing my patients happy with their smile is only made better by the personal connection we have made in the course of treatment. I love getting to know my patients and discovering what makes them unique and special.
I was born in Maryland, but grew up in Seoul, Korea. I am thrilled to make Texas my permanent home, and love living in Carrollton.
I have one daughter, Christine. She finished her orthodontic treatment last year and wears her retainers every night! In my spare time, I love to go out and enjoy hiking with two of my furry children, Coco and Roux. My other hobbies include cooking, work out, and exploring local eateries in DFW.