Dr. Jean Hong is a native of the DC metropolitan area. She grew up in Fairfax, Virginia in a family of five, including an identical twin sister.
Dr. Hong attended the University of Virginia and graduated with honors in biology. She then received her doctorate degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and graduated magna cum laude. She then went to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for her orthodontic specialty training. While at Marquette, she completed a thesis on ceramic brackets and earned her Master’s of Science.
Additional Training and Honors
Dr. Hong has participated in many dental mission projects in underserved areas in Virginia and Jamaica. She was also an event coordinator for the Special Olympics. She has received many awards and honors, including the Eleanor J. Bushee Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence and selection to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Hong has also been recognized in the Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Parent Magazine by her dental colleagues and patients. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Dental Association.
Dr. Hong is married to her high school sweetheart, who is a pediatric dentist. In her spare time, Dr. Hong and her husband enjoy spending time with their children. She also enjoys playing tennis, reading, and traveling.