Dr. Yu Ong
Dr. Yu Ong grew up in London, England. On his seventh birthday, his parents promised to take him to Chessington, a theme park, but instead they took him to the dentist. This was one of his most unpleasant childhood experiences as he recalls squeezing his brother’s hand, while the dentist drilled and extracted his tooth without any explanation. His dental anxiety waned and appreciation of dentistry began when his parent's started taking me to see a pediatric dentist. This positive experience had fueled his eventual desire to one day become a pediatric dentist.
After completing secondary school in England, he moved to the Southern California, where he completed his undergraduate education at UC Irvine. Subsequently, he completed a Doctorate of Dental Medicine and Masters in Public Health at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Giving back is important to Dr. Ong. He has participated in Give Kids a Smile, Oral Cancer walks, Mission of Mercy events and enjoys the blessing of giving back to others.
To further his expertise, Dr. Ong completed a two year pediatric dental residency at Boston University where he spent time at the Boston Medical Center and Franciscan Children’s Hospital. The program provided him excellent mentorship and hand-on training with sedation dentistry, complex medical conditions in a hospital setting and special needs patients. Likewise, he also taught pediatric dentistry to pre-doctorial students at Boston College.
Following specialty training, Dr. Ong became board certified and practiced in Boston, before deciding to call the Pacific North West his home. Dr. Ong’s philosophy and passion in this field involves placing importance on preventive dentistry and educating parents and children on the importance of oral health. His goal is to provide quality dental care to children in an environment that encompasses compassion and trust. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, staying active, exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Joanna - Front Office Assistant
Joanna is a warm addition to our front office. Her friendly smile will brighten your day! Joanna began her career as a preschool teacher and her love of children drew her to our office. She has two grown children and enjoys gardening and traveling in her free time.
Meghan - Dental Assistant
Meghan joined our team in 2013. Prior to graduating from Lake Washington Technical College in 2008 as a dental assistant, Meghan worked at a preschool. Her love of interacting with children brought her to our office! Meghan brings a friendly and personable attitude, yet is very adept and professional in her duties. We greatly appreciate her dedication to our patients and our practice. Meghan and her husband live on the Eastside and have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Magan - Dental Assistant
Magan graduated from the dental assisting program at Lake Washington Technical College in 2018; after completing her externship in our office, she joined our team! Magan’s enthusiasm for working with children and attention to detail make her an excellent addition to our office. Magan enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her family, and vacationing at her family home in the San Juan Islands.
Maria - Dental Assistant
Maria joined our team in 2018. She attended Charter College and graduated from their dental assisting program in 2015. Before joining our office, Maria worked with children of all ages at KinderCare Learning Center. Maria was raised speaking Spanish as her primary language, which allows her to bring a wonderful bi-lingual aspect to our office! In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with her two kids and family.