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Meet Our Friendship Heights | Washington, DC Periodontist

Get to Know Dong Soo Park, DDS, MS, PhD

Originally from Cerritos, CA, Dr. Park has been practicing dentistry for nearly 25 years and serving patients in need with high-quality periodontal solutions, including lasting tooth replacement through modern dental implants. He enjoys providing the ideal blend of reliable quality and reasonable costs here in the Washington, DC area! If you’d like to learn more about him, please continue reading below.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Park received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He then achieved his Master of Science in Oral Biology at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by his PhD in Periodontology from Yonsei University Graduate School in Seoul. Other advanced training includes an AEGD program at Fort Benning, GA and a Post-Graduate Periodontic Residency Program. He holds the following memberships:

Dr. Park has been serving in the US Army as a Periodontist for the last 24 years.

Washington, DC periodontist Dong Soon Park DDS MS PhD

What Do You Like Most About Being a Periodontist?

Woman looking at smile in mirror

The smile’s supporting structures are just as important as the teeth, and Dr. Park enjoys caring for these unique parts of the mouth while also helping patients avoid disease and other health conditions that can negatively impact the gums and jawbone. These supportive tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament.

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

Dr. Park golfing

Dr. Park’s family consists of his wife and his three children. His oldest daughter Christine is serving as a Lieutenant in the US Army, while David and Amy are both current students at Pennsylvania Dental School and UC Berkeley respectively. When he has spare time, his favorite hobbies include playing golf, running marathons, and weight training.

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