Dr. Jerry Hong, DDS
Dr. Jerry Hong graduated in 1975 from the UCLA School of Dentistry. At graduation he was awarded by OKU, which recognizes the top ten percent of a graduating class. Dr. Hong has advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry (1997-1998) and Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion (2003-2004) from year long residency courses given by Esthetic Professionals in Tarzana, CA. On a personal note, Dr. Hong has owned his dental practice in Thousand Oaks, California since 1980. He and his wife Candy have two grown children. In his spare time, Dr. Hong does home improvement projects, yard work, leads a Bible study at his church, and is the coordinator for the Overnight Homeless Shelter at the Thousand Oaks Methodist Church. Dr. Hong has also been an avid runner for many, many years and he rarely misses his morning run.
Dr. Kari Ann Hong, DDS
Dr. Kari Ann Hong graduated in 2003 from the UCLA School of Dentistry and is excited to be a new face in the field of Thousand Oaks dentistry. At graduation she received the following awards: Academy of General Dentistry Award, American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence, American Association of Women Dentists, Eleanor Bushee Senior Dental Award and the Dental Foundation of California Award. Dr. Kari Ann Hong received advanced training from a year long residency course in Cosmetic Dentistry from Esthetic Professionals in Tarzana, California. In addition, she has completed nearly 200 hours of training in TMJ and occlusal therapies from The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the American Association of University Women. On a personal note, Dr. Kari enjoys spending time with her two young sons.
Dr. Katie Kaminsky, DMD
Dr. Katie Kaminsky graduated in 2009 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and is the newest addition to the Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry team. In dental school she was very active in volunteering and went on a service trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua treating the under-served population, and well as belonged to several after school programs providing dental education to the inner city children of Philadelphia. After dental school, Dr. Katie Kaminsky received advanced training from a year long residency in general dentistry at the Sepulveda Veteran Affairs Hospital in North Hills, California and then stayed on to become chief resident for a second year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the West LA local dental society. In her free time, Dr. Katie enjoys swimming, hiking, traveling, and most importantly spending time with her friends and family.
Carol - Scheduling Coordinator, Billing and Insurance
Hello, my name is Carol. I have been working as insurance and scheduling coordinator for Dr. Hong for over 15 years. I have lived in the Conejo Valley since the mid 1960's and seen our community grow. I am here to help you with whatever questions you might have regarding your insurance, treatment plan, and to help you with general questions or concerns. I want you to feel comfortable and have a pleasant experience when you come to see us. I look forward to meeting you!
Lori - Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Lori. In 1989-1991, I attended West Los Angeles Dental Hygiene program, which is affiliated with UCLA School of Dentistry. I had the opportunity to enhance my clinical and educational experience at UCLA and Cedar Sinai Medical Center. I have been a hygienist for 19 years now! I grew up in Newbury Park and I am happy to be back in my old neighborhood. My husband is also from Simi Valley. We have two children that are 13 and 15. My husband works as a general contractor all over Ventura County. I want you to know that I'm very excited to be working with Dr. Kari and Dr. Hong. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you.
Sharon - Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Sharon. I enjoy working with Children and strive to expand my knowledge in the dental field with the hands-on experience I'm gaining with Thousand Oaks dentistry. I currently have my AA degree in general studies from Ventura College. I hope to continue my education by going to Dental Hygiene school. I look forward to meeting you!