About Your Dentist

Joan Hong, DDS

“You don't have to brush and floss your teeth. Only the ones you want to keep.”

My Mission

“We often take our teeth for granted, yet they are integral to every aspect of life, from eating, talking, and smiling to determining our facial shape and signaling overall bodily health concerns. 

As a dentist, I love to work collaboratively with each patient to build a healthier, happier smile. I am committed to clinical excellence, patient education, improved quality of life, and providing world-class dental treatment with integrity, compassion, and an obsessive attention to detail.”


Advanced Education in General Dentistry
U.S. Army Dental Health Activity – Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Fine Arts 
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, California

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS)

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Hong served honorably in the U.S. Army as an Active Duty general dentist for five years through a Health Professionals Scholarship Program. With her husband and two children, she relocated three times during that period and developed lifelong friendships along the way. The Hong family finally had the opportunity to choose where to live and decided that St. Louis was the perfect place to settle down. Dr. Hong loves to spend quality time with friends and family…especially when there's food involved.