Meet Dr. Joyce Bahng
Get to Know Our Newest Chester Dentist
I didn't know until I actually got into the dentistry... there's so much above and beyond that you can imagine. I went through different jobs before I went to dental school, or before I get into real dentistry.
I'm a person, like always looking for something new and... learn and develop myself, and expand my knowledge. And none of my jobs ever keep me more than five years. But when I got into the dentistry, I realized there was so much above and beyond that I can, you know, learn and expand, and got me excited.
So this is one professional job that I can actually, you know, get my heart going and... really exciting and looking forward... going to work. And you know, great opportunity that I'm looking for.
So this is the reason, I think, I can be general dentist for the rest of my life, and I won't regret...
I'm originally from South Korea, and I met the the Feltons back in Korea. And then I was planning on to... coming to America to study a little bit more. I finished my Master's in Public Health in MCV VCU. While I'm doing my mastery program, I was staying with Feltons, and we kind of got to know... and they provide great care.
After I finished my master's degree, I wasn't sure if I want to go to the PhD or something else, because I wasn't really into analyzing data and sitting in the computer lab all day long. So Walter told me, like, "If you're interest in... you know, I love my job. I can't wait to go to my office or work, even after 25 years' experience in practicing."
So I was like, "Wow, that's very impressive." And then that's how I started my journey to the dentistry. And I got accept to the Case Western Reserve University in Ohio... Cleveland, Ohio. And I started my school there.
I went through several corporation, and then I ended up opening up my own practice in Ohio. I ran it for four years, and then I want to do something different.
Well general dentistry can be exciting and, you know, rewarding. However, I... as I said, I always look for something new and expand my knowledge. And you know, sometimes I scratch my head. "Why this thing happen?"
You know, I do the fillings, people chipped up. So I wanted to see more of wholesome body... like well-being overall. Why people have grinding and why people come in for, you know, jaw and the pain.
So I went to... started going to different education...
To do that, I wanted to know more and, you know, why and beyond all this knowledge. So that was the reason I went through so many courses. Now, I can truly help the patient. When patient comes in-
Having practiced dentistry for 10 years, Dr. Joyce Bahng has joined our team as our newest dentist. She was born and raised in South Korea and met the Feltons when they traveled there for Taekwondo (Korean martial arts) training almost 20 years ago. This special connection brought her to the U.S. and played a role in her becoming a dentist.
Dr. Bahng has gathered an impressive list of awards from her years in dental school and over her years of practice, including:
- American Equilibration Society Award
- Department of Periodontics Recognition Award
- Joseph D. Gage Award
- Qualified dentist in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- Working on a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Dr. Bahng ultimately chose dentistry as a career because she is not a person who can just settle for a monotonous job. Dentistry is the only profession that inspires her and creates a desire in her to constantly improve. Her patients love her because she is honest, compassionate, gentle, and caring. Her favorite part of her job is learning to be humble enough to never stop learning.
In her spare time, Dr. Bahng enjoys hot yoga and traveling.