Though seemingly unusual, I’ve always enjoyed going to the dentist and watching them work, especially on my family. Little did I know, this would eventually lead me to the path of a dental career. Since the age of 5, I would sit in a corner of the dental operatory, quietly observing “Dr. Angela” as I pretended to read a book. After graduating from high school, I started looking for a job but didn’t find anything suitable. During one of my annual dental checkups at my long-time dentist Dr. Cheong, I was offered the opportunity to help out part-time in the office. It was something different and challenging yet intriguing and enjoyable for me. I took it upon myself to learn as much as I could, and before long, I was a full time assistant-- and loving it! I continued to expand my role and became the office manager. I build relationships with all our patients and find their trust very important and rewarding. I take pride in providing patients with a relaxed and comfortable environment so they have a positive dental experience. I make it a point to listen and educate patients about their dental care and needs. The most rewarding part of my day is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and empowering them to take control of their dental care. Always striving for the highest standard of dental care, I fit right in with the team at Lee and Lee Dentistry, .
I was born and raised in South Korea, emigrating to the US in 2007 during my high school years. I later graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and minor in biology. After graduation, I worked as a research assistant at Ciszek Lab and co-published a paper about modulating organic semiconductor film surfaces using the Diels-Alder reaction. And although I started off studying chemistry, my interest changed when I started volunteering at a dental office and dentistry thus became my new passion. I love the fact that dentists not only use scientific knowledge but also have manual dexterity and take care of people's both physical and emotional health. I have been working as a dental assistant at Lee and Lee Dentistry since February 2016 to gain more hands-on experiences and learn other aspects of running a dental office. From my experiences at Lee and Lee Dentistry, I have decided to pursue dentistry myself and will be attending the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry starting in the fall. I enjoy working at Lee and Lee Dentistry because of the friendly environment and seeing patients satisfied with their results. Besides dentistry, I enjoy baking, cooking, and playing the violin. On other days when I am not working at the dental office, I work at a bakery and as a violin tutor.!