Dr. Song was born in Taiwan and raised in Southern Illinois with his parents and two younger siblings. His initial interest in orthodontics stemmed from witnessing his close friend undergo treatment and seeing the profound effect it had on her confidence and self-esteem. His decision to pursue orthodontics was later cemented after shadowing an orthodontist in college over the summer. The unique amalgamation of art, science and the personal connections formed with patients was something that appealed to Dr. Song.
Dr. Song received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in psychology and minoring in business and chemistry. He then went on to pursue his master’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Song obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois University graduating with magna cum laude distinction. During his time there, he was honored with awards from the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), Illinois State Dental Society Foundation and Psi Omega International Dental Fraternity. He earned his specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the prestigious Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Song has completed the board certification process and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
When he’s not creating beautiful smiles, you’ll find Dr. Song making a mess in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, hitting on the tennis court, traveling, and trying out local eateries in the DMV area. Giving back to the community is something deeply important to Dr. Song. Over the years, he has volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House, Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile program.
Favorite Food: Anything with truffles
If I weren’t an orthodontist, I would be: A food blogger
Something that makes me smile: Sharing my kitchen creations with family and friends
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
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