Dr. Kari Ann Hong, DDS
Dr. Kari Ann Hong grew up in Thousand Oaks and graduated from Westlake High School in 1996, as one of 13 valedictorians. As a child she had many fond memories of playing in her father's office with plaster and attending the California dental associations annual conventions. While an undergraduate freshman at UCLA, she volunteered in a dental research laboratory and decided she wanted to apply to dental school. In 2003, Dr. Hong received her doctorate in dental surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Dr. Kari Ann Hong considers herself a life long learner and is always looking for new opportunities to gain knowledge of new materials and techniques. For example, Dr. Hong has advanced training from a yearlong 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 and the California Dental Association.
In 2011, Dr. Hong's father retired from doing clinical dentistry and Dr. Kari Hong took over the management and patient care at Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry. Around the same time, Dr. Katie Sugar became an associate at our office that same year. We at Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry are committed to providing excellent care for our patients.
On a personal note, Dr. Hong enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. She and her family enjoy an active lifestyle of water skiing, snow skiing, boating, hiking, and overall adventure seeking.