Holistic/Biological Dentists respect that the mouth is an integral part of the entire body. The holistic approach is that the chronic diseases such as degenerative diseases, there could be a underlying cause that may have its origin in the mouth.
Ozone therapy in dentistry is a minimally invasive form of dentistry that can be used to treat early tooth caries (cavities). Traditionally, dentists treat cavities by drilling the infected area and filling the tooth.
I have been an Orthodontic patient with Dr. Hong for 2 years. Dr.Hong's holistic approach is remarkable. She resolved my pain which seems caused by an Orthodontic treatment I received previously. Dr. Hong explained why my problem occurred and possible consequences if untreated. Whenever I see Dr. Hong, I am so impressed with her knowledge in dentistry and nutrition. Dr. Hong explained to me how our body is all related so that I can understand how important it is to care for my teeth to keep my body healthy.
Dr. Hong corrected mistakes other dentists had done with my teeth. She is very health consciences and thorough with her work. She goes all the way to get the job done completely and correctly with no pain. She truly cares about each patient too. I had 5 infected root canal teeth and she removed them very safely. Other dentists I have seen did not even take x-rays to check if there was an infection in my root canal teeth. I love the fact that Dr. Hong uses safe ozone treatment to kills germs completely and safely. She is truly a remarkable, wonderful human being and I have recommended my friends to come to see her.
I came in to see Dr. Hong as a general dentist, but soon discovered that she has much more to offer. 1st Appointment (Filling): I asked what flavor the numbing solution was. The answer was Strawberry. I immediately tensed up, notified her of my strawberry allergy and asked that she use something else. She confidently let me know that she could cure the allergy. I was eating a strawberry 10 minutes after her treatment. Being a documentary filmmaker, I couldn't let this opportunity pass without recording it on video. I can now eat my favorite fruit again. I am THRILLED. I'd not only recommend Dr. Hong as a Dentist but as a holistic health care expert. Dr. Hong, I can't thank you enough!
Quite simply Dr. Hong is the best. Why? I have been all over California to find dentist who knows how to apply Holistic and Biological practice to dentistry. Dr. Hong constantly educate herself to a whole host of issues that affect us all that other dentists are afraid to or refuse to even look at. Dr. Hong is truly a pioneer in her field.
As a patient with a health care background, I was thankful to find an Orthodontist with the knowledge, caring and attention to detail that is a cut above the rest. I came to see Dr. Hong because a crooked tooth was cutting my lower lip often when I chewed. I have had many compliments from friends and family about how great my teeth took and my jaw is no longer recessed. My bite is greatly improved and chewing food is now a pleasure. One day I limped into her office with a administered cranial work. I felt great and healed quickly. Although I live a distance from her office the 2 hours drive one way is more than worth my time for the assurance of such great care.
Dr. Hong is an amazing, multitalented dentist. She has been helping me with TMJ pain and related issue such as fatigue as well as nutrition. I can't recommend her highly enough for chronic issues or nagging mysterious symptoms. She will thoughly test patients and get to the bottom of their symptoms. I am referring my family members to her for treatment.
Dr. Hong is the very first dentist I have no fear of going to. I have had nightmarish experiences in the past with dentists and because of that I have not had my `maintenance` work done for a long time. However, Dr. Hong has changed all of that; she is painless, kind and extremely knowledgeable! Because of Dr. Hong, I have taken steps in other areas of my life to work on my health that I would not have done otherwise. Dr. Hong takes time to educate her patients on health of mouth and the rest of the body. If more dentists were like Dr. Hong, I believe it would reverse the sad reputation that dentists have had for so long!
Searching the San Francisco bay area for a state-of-the-art holistic dentist, I fortunately found Dr. Sook Hong, DDS. I am finding Dr. Hong to be a highly dedicated holistic healer. She tirelessly uses her spare time acquiring current holistic practices so she can make a difference in the wellbeing of her patients. Her confidence as a dentist with over 20 years of practice I find amazing and reassuring. I am in expert hands. She demonstrates her expertise by performing all dental procedures with technically advanced equipment-no need to be referred onto a specialist for extractions, root canals, etc or wait for a crown to be made at a lab.
I started my treatment in summer of 2004 and finished in Feb. 2009. The final year and half I was living in New York and consistently flying out to California to see Dr. Hong every 2 months. It all seems like a long time but that only means that I have been virtually pain free for just as long. I now look forward to eating and sleeping, although I probably sleep too much now. My jaw no longer clicks nor does it lock up. And my neck pain has subsided significantly especially in the last few months of the treatment. Dr. Hong has changed my life and thank you.
I have found Dr. Sook Hong to be far and away the most competent and skilled dentist that has ever worked with me. Her exceptional competence is matched by her obvious heart centered caring for her patients. My reasons for this strong recommendation are as follows: I first came to her in September of 2013 anxious that my nausea was being caused by an infected tooth. The first thing Dr. Hong did was to muscle test me. She found that my nausea was caused by Parasite infestation in my gut. This was something that i had not even considered. Being a board certified Naturopath as well as a dentist, she was able to provide me with a very effective herbal remedy for my Parasite infestation.
Dr. Hong is an excellent dentist-knowledgeable, thorough and professional. Beyond that, Dr. Hong genuinely cares about her patients' well-being. When she discovered that one of my teeth had been too compromised by a decayed under an old mercury amalgam filling and could not be saved, she was greatly saddened. Her compassion makes her strive to do the very best for her patients, and that is what I appreciate the most about Dr. Hong. I also must add that her staff-Kamal, Julie and Jamie-really made me feel welcomed and cared for through the many grueling weeks of dental work. There is a definite sense of camaraderie and support from everyone in Dr. Hong's office. Dr. Hong and her staff made going to the dentist almost pleasant, which is quite an accomplishment considering all of the drilling, numbing shots, tooth pain and tenderness.
I am a patient of Dr. Sook Hong, and have to honestly say that her work as a biological dentist is giving me a chance to life pain free for the first time in my life. I have suffered for 3 and half decades from chronic pain and fatigue and have never been able to work full time, having been fired from several jobs that I did not have the stamina to perform successfully. Dr. Sook Hong identified a debilitating situation which involved a disease that has been festering in my jaw bone since having root canals in my two front teeth when I was a teenager. No doctor has been able to diagnose what my problem was until this past year. Dr. Sook Hong has been very gentle, loving and also confident in her work with me. Over the past half year, my chronic headaches have all disappeared, I seldom feel pain, and my fatigue is reversing to where I no longer need naps, no longer fall asleep while driving, and have greater clarity of thinking and of personal will. My physical stamina has increased, my libido has returned, and I feel positive about entering the work force, even at the late stage of being in my 60s. I am so grateful to Dr. Hong for her good work.