About Dr. Hong

Dr. Hong grew up in Brazil and holds a DDS degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Hong entered the University of Sao Paulo’s post-graduate program in Prosthodontics and taught both Prosthodontics and Periodontics.


He moved to United States in 1996 and worked as general dentist in California. After a couple of years in private practice, he moved to Miami to continue his education in Periodontics; he received a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics in 2006 from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Hong became a Diplomat of American Board of Periodontology in 2008.


Dr. Hong moved to Seattle in 2008 as he accepted a faculty position at the Department of Periodontics at University of Washington. Dr. Hong’s excellent reputation has been earned by his clinical experience, as well as his position as Assistant Professor of Periodontics (2008-2014), Clinical Director of Graduate Periodontics (2015-2016), and Clinical Associate Professor (2016) in the Department of Periodontics, University of Washington.


Dr. Hong and his wife Lisa, have 3 wonderful boys, ages 17, 14, and 7.  They enjoy traveling, violin recitals, and spending as much family time together as possible.


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics in University of Washington

  • Lecturer, University of Washington and U.S. Conferences

  • Course Director for Implant Literature, Treatment Planning Seminar, Case Management

  • Clinical Research Mentor for Graduate Residents



  • American Dental Association

  • American Board Periodontology

  • American Academy of Periodontology

  • Academy of Osseointegration

  • Washington State Dental Association

  • California State Dental Association

  • Seattle King County Dental Society


  • 1992: Scholarship Recipient, Removable Complete Prosthodontics

  • 1992: Scholarship Recipient, Orthodontics

  • 1992: Scholarship Recipient, Buccomaxilofacial Traumatology

  • 1994-1996: Recipient, University Fellowship in Prosthodontics

  • 2006: AAP Foundation Awards Fellowship, Institute of Teaching & Learning in Health Professions

  • 2008-2012: Straumann Fellowship



  • Quality of life of endodontically treated versus implant treated patients. A university-based qualitative research study. Journal of Endodontics 2011 Jul; 3 (7): 903-9

  • Supra-crestal grafting success with a novel application of an absorbable space-maintaining material: a case report. Clin Adv Periodontics 2012;2:7-13.

  • Fundamental Concepts of Periodontal Tissues: their Interfaces and Interactions with Teeth, Teeth-borne and Implant Supported Restorations (Chapter Book for Soft Tissue Management-Systematic Restorative Approach for Clinical From Concepts to Practice) Quintenssence Books (2015)



  • 1990: President, Korean Dental Student Association of Brazil

  • 1990: Board Member, Korean-Brazilian University Student Association



  • 1991-1992: Dental services to underserved population at Hospital Bandeirantes

  • 1990: Emergency services at University of Sao Paulo

  • Dental services for disabled veterans and their caregivers