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Prosthodontist – Sarasota, FL

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Dr. Yoo Jin Chung

Dr. Chung is grateful that she gets to form deep connections with her patients while she uses her artistic talents and knowledge to improve their smiles. Seeing someone’s face light up when they look at their final result for the first time always brings her joy! She’s eager to offer you her expertise.

Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Chung was always interested in art and fashion when she was young, and she wanted to go into a career that would involve creating things with her hands. Her decision to become a doctor was solidified when her father was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. She felt helpless and strived to do something that would allow her to change people’s lives for the better.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Chung earned a BS in Chemistry from the University of New Orleans, and during this time, she published her first research paper and won multiple awards. After graduation, she worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she received the renowned George and Eleanore Meade Award.

Dr. Chung then attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine for her DMD degree, and while there, her research earned first place in the Hinman National Research Competition as well as an NIH Scholarship. Finally, she did her specialty training in prosthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

Always learning and growing, Dr. Chung is currently a member of several professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Prosthodontics
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics (Diamond Status)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Diplomate Status)

Outside the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Chung is married and has two beautiful daughters. Most of her free time is dedicated to her family, and she enjoys going to farmer’s markets, sports classes, and travel. Dr. Chung also plays violin and is the lead vocalist in her church band.

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