Smile Team

Meet
Our Team

Dr Joshua Hong

(Doctor Of Dental Surgery)

I graduated from the University of Arizona, with a BS in Biology in 1999. After which I went on to dental school and graduated from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in 2002. Then further pursued my post-graduate school training from the Foundation of Advanced Continuing Education (FACE) with a certificate in 2006.

The focus of my dental career is in providing the most excellent care available to me. I enjoy helping others increase their confidence by giving them a healthy smile.

I am married to my wife, Karen, who is also my business partner. We have two beautiful daughters and two busy sons. We also have a black lab named Jojo.

I am a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwondo and take great joy in watching my children train in the same martial art. My passions are working out, traveling, choral singing, fishing, swimming, gardening, reading & cooking.

My favorite quote is “I would rather shoot for perfection and fall short of it than to shoot for mediocrity and achieve it.” – Thomas F Basta, DDS (Friend and Mentor)

It is truly my pleasure and privilege to work with all of you.

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Kelly

Smile Consultant

Kelly

Smile Consultant

I have over 10 years of experience in both the clinical and administrative aspects of dentistry and I must admit dentistry is my passion and I am actively pursuing a degree in dental hygiene. I truly believe that a smile can make a profound difference in ones life.

I am originally from Southern California. However, I do consider Arizona home as I have lived here since the age of 10. My husband is in public safety and we have two busy boys together. We love everything outdoors – hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. I have recently developed a love for archery. I love spending time with my family and friends and of course rooting for the Arizona Cardinals.

I look forward to meeting each one of you. Please let me know how I can make you smile.

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Lynn

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lynn

Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Los Alamitos, California until I turned 21 and served a mission for my church in Toronto, Ontario for 18 months. Afterwards, I moved to Utah, where I met Matt, my husband. After just 5 days of dating we were engaged and married 3 months later. I went to hygiene school in Salt Lake City and have been practicing for 11 years. My husband’s job took us from Utah to Hawaii. We lived there for 7 years, enjoying the sun and the surf and living aloha. In 2012.

we moved to Arizona and have been trying to adjust to desert life. In my free time I enjoy reading, mostly murder mysteries and historical fiction. I am also very active playing soccer weekly and walking the dog. Most of all I love spending time with my 4 daughters. I am also very active in my church where I work very closely with our youth. My faith influences me every day to try and be a better person!

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Katie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Katie, and I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 15 years. I graduated in 2002 from Parkland College in Champaign Illinois. I am an Illinois native that recently moved to the West Valley. My husband accepted a job with Amazon and we jumped at the opportunity to relocate. We loved our first winter here and we are not missing the snow and cold from midwest winters!

We have two young boys that keep us very busy. As a family, a lot of our free time is spent discovering what Arizona has to offer. We have already been to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. We also have been finding some great restaurants. I have been hiking and hope to make that more of a hobby. I’m still in awe of the beautiful mountains all around me. In my free time I love to cook. I am always on Pinterest looking at recipes. I also want to get back into the habit of reading. I love fiction novels and welcome any recommendations.

I am very excited to be a part of this rock star dental team. I look forward to meeting you.

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Veronica

Dental Assistant

Veronica

Dental Assistant

I am Dr. Hong’s main dental assistant. I have been in dentistry for nine years. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry but cosmetic dentistry is where my heart truly lies! I love that we can change someone’s life by changing their smile. It is a great feeling to know that you have helped someone and that your hands helped make it happen.

When I am not at work I spend my time with my husband, Aaron, on our “mini farm”. We were recently married in November 2016 and moved to Buckeye where we live with Bentley our dog, mini goat Reba, mini pig Penelope and mini horse Brooks. Although my home keeps me pretty busy I enjoy outdoor activities like camping and fishing. I love country music, dancing and baseball games! I also enjoy traveling to new places and spending time with friends and our large families. I am very excited to meet you.

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Karen

Smile Consultant

Karen

Smile Consultant

I grew up in the Bay Area of California and have lived in Arizona now for over 10 years. In 2004 I graduated from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business. I have learned the art of owning and managing a dental office by trial and error over the past 17 years.

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