Meet Julia H. Kang, DDS, DMD
Orthodontist in Plano TX
Dental Education and Honors
Dr. Kang received her first dental degree (DDS; Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the most prestigious dental school in South Korea, Seoul National University. After completion of her externship program at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, she decided to continue her dental education at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She achieved her second dental degree (DMD; Doctor of Dental Medicine) and graduated at the top of her class. She also honored to be inducted to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honor society given to the dentists who have demonstrated exemplary traits of character and potential qualities of future professional growth and attainments.
After practicing general dentistry for a couple of years in Massachusetts and Florida, Dr. Kang attended specialty training for Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics (JUSO). At JUSO, Dr. Kang was exposed to an intensive clinical curriculum in which the residents could receive in-depth exposure to diverse clinical scenarios. As a result of such training, Dr. Kang was able to be a finalist in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics’ Resident of The Year Award.
Being an orthodontist was not Dr. Kang’s first job choice. She dreamed of becoming a professional classical pianist since the age of 4. Dr. Kang started playing piano at a very young age and continued receiving professional levels of art education at Seoul Arts Academy, a renowned institute for young and gifted artists. Dr. Kang’s studies profoundly shaped her ability to transform a vision into reality. “I truly love classical music. It is more than just the sound; it is about the discipline and the order it has brought to my life” said Dr. Kang.
It was during her senior year in high school when Dr. Kang realized that she wanted to be in a profession that gives her the opportunity to work with people and help them achieve the art of a beautiful smile. She determined orthodontics was a perfect career path for her.