Dr. Chung, born in 1968, is a native of Taiwan. Growing up in Alabama and California, she enjoyed painting, drawing, and building models and crafts. Raised in a scientific family, she realized that she wanted to pursue a career that would incorporate both of these loves, art and science.
Her introduction to orthodontics was at the age of 8 when she received a retainer for minor treatment from an orthodontist who was a friend of the family. During high school, she realized that she wanted to make orthodontics a career goal and proceeded toward that path.
In 1989, after three years of college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she was awarded the prestigious honor of enrollment into the Early Admissions Program at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. She combined her final year of college with the first year of dental school in one rigorous program that would enable her to reach her dream a year sooner.
In dental school, Dr. Chung was appointed to a number of academic administrative committees and was heavily involved in dental research. She won many awards in dental research and in academics, at both the dental school and national levels, including The Quintessence Publishing Company’s Award for Excellence in Dental Research, the Dr. Leon H. Schneyer Memorial Award for Excellence in the Dental Basic Sciences, an American College of Dentistry Award for Research Presentation, an American Dental Association/Dentsply Corporation Student Clinician Award, and election to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
While Dr. Chung enjoyed and gained much experience with her academic involvement in dental school, she realized that being able to connect personally with patients on a daily basis gave her the greatest pleasure. She found an artistic passion in being able to transform a patient’s life and confidence level by providing a beautiful and healthy new smile and facial appearance through orthodontic treatment. Dr. Chung completed her orthodontic residency in 1996 and received her master of science certificate in the same year.
Dr. Chung’s passion for life, art, and diverse cultures brought her to the tri-state area in 1996. She resides in Bergen County with her husband Julian and their three dogs: Maggie, Mocha, and Spot. Her other interests include reading and practicing yoga.
Other affiliations and accomplishments include membership in the American Association of Orthodontists, membership in the New Jersey Dental Association, and active participation in the Passaic County Dental Society. She serves on the Board of the Clifton Boys’ and Girls’ Club. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is Invisalign® and Invisalign® for Teens certified, as well as iBraces certified.