Awarded as one of America’s TOP 40 Dentists Under 40 for 2019
About Dr. Joyce Kahng
Owner Dr. Joyce Kahng delivers dental excellence to each patient in her care, focusing on the patient’s individual needs and goals. Along with her team, Dr. Kahng understands the best patient experience, and the strongest treatment outcome, comes from personalized care. That’s why she spends time getting to know each patient as an individual, learning about their overall health, as well as their hobbies and lifestyle. This allows her to develop individual care plans that help the patient attain optimal oral health, and a beautiful smile, in a timely, comfortable manner.
Dr. Kahng has built a dental practice that’s modern, spa-like, and patient-focused, where the emphasis is on painless, comfortable care that improves the patient’s life. She’s particularly focused on working with patients who have dental-related anxiety. Understanding that prior negative experiences can lead to a person avoiding care, and therefore needing intensive treatment to restore their oral health, Dr. Kahng advocates for a gradual approach at a pace where the patient is comfortable. By taking the time to build a relationship based on mutual trust, respect, and open communication, she ensures a patient is able to relax and know they are safe during their visits.
She invests in modern dental technology to create a syringe-less dental environment, utilizing a Computer-Assisted Anesthesia System. With advanced technical expertise, she provides a metal-free facility, including proper removal and isolation of silver fillings.
Dr. Kahng is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She is passionate about mentoring future dentists and was awarded as 2018’s Outstanding Faculty. She also works on the Admissions Committee to select the best candidates to gain admission into this prestigious school. By working in academia, she can naturally stay 2 steps ahead of all the advances that dentistry has to offer.
Each year Dr. Kahng takes many hours of continuing education courses, at conferences and meetings, as well as staying abreast of the latest published research findings. Knowing it’s essential to stay current on developments in oral healthcare, she seeks out courses that will most benefit her patients. This ensures each person receives the highest level of care, and the strongest treatment options, available.
Not only that, she often shares her findings with the general public through her platform on Instagram as a Medical Influencer. Her persona, @Joycethedentist, provides dental information in easy to understand video explanations, posts, and stories. Read her interview with VoyageLA Magazine to learn more about her story.
Dr. Kahng is also one of the few VIRTUAL SMILE SPECIALISTS in the Orange County Area. Transforming smiles and helping patients feel their most confident selves is one of her greatest passions!
INCISAL EDGE’S: Top 40 Dentists Under 40 for 2019
USC: 2018 Outstanding Faculty
DOCTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS: Top 100 Doctors for 2018
CONSUMER RESEARCH COUNSIL OF AMERICA: America’s Top Dentists (2010 – Current)
Growing up in a Christian household, giving back is a priority to Dr. Kahng. While in dental school, Dr. Kahng and 3 other leaders headed an International Mission Trip to Fiji for a team of 30 dental students to treat hundreds of villagers. During the weekends, she also participates in the AYUDA program, supervising dental students as they volunteer to provide dental care for underserved children at elementary schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.
Education and Credentials
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
- Clinical Assistant Professor
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C.
When Away From the Office….
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Kahng loves taking her rescue pup, Hercules, to the dog park and paddle boarding with her husband. She also enjoys exploring new restaurants, as well as staying active with Pilates, Orangetheory Fitness classes, and gardening. Her guilty pleasure? Reality television on Bravo.