Dear lovely patients, friends and family,
Our practice has continued growing and to continue providing you with the best standard of care, we are welcoming a new Orthodontist Dr. Kang to our dental specialty family! Due to an overwhelming need to offer more Orthodontic appointments to our patients, we are opening up 2 full days per week and Once needed in the near future we will be opening up a third day as well!
Now let us tell you about Dr. Jinah Kang. She was born in Korea and raised in Rockville, MD. Dr. Kang did her undergraduate studies at University of Maryland at College Park, attended Rutgers University where she received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and she then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at University of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine. She later received her orthodontic specialty certificate with a concurrent Master’s degree in Oral Biology at Temple University - Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Dr. Kang’s love for dentistry stems from her desire to transform the lives of her patients. As a child, she wore traditional metal braces, with the end result elevating her confidence level. It is for this reason Dr. Kang decided to specifically pursue orthodontics. Her ability to help patients achieve the beautiful smile they deserve and to see how happy they feel about themselves are what makes it very rewarding.
Dr. Kang attributes her many successes to her parents - John and Linda Kang. Throughout her life they have been her biggest cheerleaders, with her dentistry journey being no different. Her mentors along the way would have also helped Dr. Kang to become the resilient and hardworking professional she is today. During her leisure time, Dr. Kang enjoys playing the piano, which she learned to play when she attended Claude Watson for the Arts in her short time living in Toronto, Canada. She also enjoys snuggling up to read a good mystery novel and spending time with her nephew. So when you do come in for your visit, be sure to ask her about her latest mystery adventure!
As the newest member of the Quince Orchard family, Dr. Kang has big plans to do her part to keep the practice always reaching new heights. Our practice is known for its timeliness and attentiveness to each patient and as such, Dr. Kang intends to continue along that path. She hopes to provide great care and spend more time with each and every orthodontic patient, while making their visit as comfortable as possible. With her happy and bubbly personality, we are confident our patients will feel right at home with Dr. Kang.
While we are delighted to have Dr. Kang join on team, we are all very sad to see Dr. Hagan leave the Quince Orchard Dental Family. Unfortunately, with Dr. Hagan’s Busy schedule at his other office, he will be unable to practice at our office on our new ortho days. Dr. Hagan has been a wonderful addition to our team and has had a tremendous and positive impact on our orthodontic department and our practice. Dr. Kang will be working with Dr. Hagan On Tuesdays and Saturdays during the months of October and November and will Officially start December 4, 2018. During the next month, Dr. Hagan and Dr. Kang will be working together to make sure the transition is seamless, and Dr. Hagan will continue to see you and/or your children for their regularly scheduled ortho appointments. His last day in the office will be November 14th.
Rest assured, you will still see familiar faces when you come in for your visits. Pam will be assisting Dr. Kang, along with Stephanie, who comes to us with 11 years of Orthodontic assisting experience. You will also still see Casey, our Office Manager, and our Orthodontic Coordinator, Hilary, who will take great care of you and answer all scheduling and financial questions you may have.
Our new ortho days will be Tuesday’s 8am-5pm, Friday’s 8am-4pm, Saturday’s 8am-1pm, and when we need to open a third day will also have Monday appointments available. We will also be in network with some dental insurances in the future…Stay Tuned!
Like all of you, we will miss Dr. Hagan dearly! We love and respect him and he will always be a part of our Quince Orchard Family and we hope he pops his head in from time to time to say HI!
Should you have any questions, at all, regarding this transition, please feel free to contact us.