Dr. Karen Chong

Dr. Chong is a compassionate and caring dentist who takes pride in building trusting relationships with patients and supporting them through different stages of their dental journeys. She is committed to helping patients achieve optimal oral health.

Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Chong relocated to the Bay Area and loves the diversity and community here. Prior to pursuing dentistry, Dr. Chong earned dual degrees in Molecular Toxicology and Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, with a minor in music. After working in the field of DNA repair proteins research for some time, Dr. Chong discovers her true passion in interacting and making positive impacts in patients’ lives.

Dr. Chong received her dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She was the recipient of the American Association of Dental Research Fellowship to conduct research in enamel matrix proteins, continuing her research interests. Upon graduation, Dr. Chong received the prestigious Dental Alumni Award and pursued advanced training with the completion of a general practice residency program.

In the past, Dr. Chong was an associate clinical professor serving the UCSF Hospital Dentistry service, overseeing care for patients with special or complicated medical needs. Currently, Dr. Chong focuses on providing family dentistry in Silicon Valley.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chong enjoys traveling with family, trying different restaurants, running long distances, and photographing her mischievous cat Marina.

Please note that our dental implant, reconstructive, and surgical procedures - as well as any urgent dental care services - are performed at our Mountain View location, which is less than 15 minutes away from Alpine Dental Care. Smile by Design has a state-of-the-art facility that features all the latest technology. Dr. Donian Shen is extensively trained in the placement of dental implants, has many years of advanced dentistry experience, and is a sustaining member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

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