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.”

Education

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.
 

Lucas Winebaugh, DMD

“Whenever a person's oral health is not in tiptop shape, their ability to smile, communicate, and eat (my personal favorite) are immediately affected. I am honored to be able help people smile their best smile, talk and laugh with their family and loved ones, and enjoy their favorite foods.”

My Mission

“My main goal is to provide all my patients with the best possible dental care in the most relaxing environment. From simple toothaches to complex problems, from my youngest pediatric patient to my oldest geriatric patient, I strive to provide personalized and compassionate treatment for everyone. I will always make sure I am at the leading edge of dental techniques and technology so that I can meet each patient's needs in the most effective, affordable, and pain-free way possible.”

Education

Doctorate of Dental Medicine 
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine - Alton, IL

Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus in Medical Science as a Meridian Scholar
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Edwardsville, IL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
  • Currently in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in order to stay on the cutting edge of oral health care and deliver the most innovative and advanced treatment to his patients. 

Life & Hobbies

“Growing up in the small town of Rochelle in northern Illinois, I was always outside playing with my parents, brother, sister, and family dog – which fostered my love of sports and the outdoors. I enjoy watching my favorite sports teams, trying new restaurants, and watching movies. Go White Sox, Bears, Raiders, Blackhawks, and Bulls!
 

Michael Chon, DMD

"Dentistry is great because it’s like doing arts and crafts every day. I love working with a great team to help my patients have happier, healthier smiles."

My Mission

“My career in dentistry is centered around my passion for public health and connecting with the community I serve. One of the major challenges that many people face is the lack of access to dental care. I want to use what I learned while earning a Master’s in Public Health to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to dentistry and help remove barriers to dental treatment for my patients. I want my patients to have as easy and comfortable of an experience as possible.”

Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
AT Still University, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – St. Louis, Missouri

Master of Public Health
Columbia University – New York, New York

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
University of California – Irvine, California

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Chon is passionate about pursuing continuing education to stay up to date on the latest treatments and dental technology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

When he is not working, Dr. Chon enjoys hiking, kayaking, and archery.  home, he enjoys playing board games with his wife and their three dogs: Mackenzie, Indigo, and Finn.