Dr. Kari Ann Hong, DDS
Dr. Kari Ann Hong grew up in Thousand Oaks and graduated from Westlake High School in 1996, as a valedictorian. 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, the California Dental Association, the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, and the Spears Study Club.
In 2011, Dr. Hong's father retired from doing clinical dentistry and Dr. Kari Ann Hong took over the management and patient care at Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry. 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 three young sons. She and her family enjoy an active lifestyle of water skiing, snow skiing, boating, hiking, and overall adventure seeking.
DR. CHRISSY TAPP, DDS
Dr. Chrissy Tapp grew up in Pennsylvania, where she attended Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales and earned a B.S. in Chemistry. She moved to southern California for dental school and earned her doctorate in dentistry from the USC School of Dentistry in 2004. A year later she settled in the Conejo Valley and has worked with many of the finest dentists across Ventura County.
Dr. Chrissy Tapp is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, and has been selected to serve on the Peer Review Committee. She is also a member of the Spears Study Club, and has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education with an emphasis on providing the highest quality conservative dental treatment. In addition, she is dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care and service. Outside the office, Dr. Tapp enjoys spending time with her four year old son, Evan. They love being active outdoors with friends and family.
DR. JERRY HONG, DDS
Dr. Jerry Hong has been practicing dentistry in the Conejo Valley since 1975. Dr. Hong graduated at the top of his class from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1975. Since then he has been at the forefront of nearly every technological advancement in general dentistry. He retired from full time practice in 2011, but continues to supervise hygiene, use his expertise for comprehensive exams, and to treat patients suffering from sleep apnea.
When not at the office, Dr. Hong can be found serving others through the food bank and shelter at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks. He is also an avid cyclist, a skilled master woodworker, gardener, and grandpa extraordinaire.