Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Multiple roads all led to dentistry for Dr. Chong. He was always interested in the healthcare field, so he volunteered to go on a dental mission trip to Guatemala after he finished his undergrad. Thanks to this experience, he saw firsthand that dental care wasn’t just about technique and knowledge (which are both important), but making a genuine connection with each patient as well. And, as the child of immigrant parents, he often had to accompany them to dentist appointments to translate. By becoming a dentist, he hoped to remove the potential cultural and language barriers that many patients have to face so it is easier for them to receive care.