Dr. Lewina Youn

President

Dr. Lewina Youn is a certified endodontist. She graduated from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada with B.S. in Biology prior to obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. At USC, Dr. Youn received numerous prestigious awards for excellence in dentistry. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society (selected from the top 10% of the graduating class).

Dr. Youn also worked as a general dentist in Pasadena, California for 2 years before returning to the University of Southern California to complete her advanced training in Endodontics. While attending the endodontic residency, Dr. Youn received extensive training in both non-surgical and surgical endodontic procedures.

Dr. Allen Colic

Dr. Allen Colic

President Emeritus

Dr. Colic grew up in Canada before attending Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where he earned his D.D.S. degree. He continued his training at Case in the Department of Endodontics where he received his certificate and M.S.D. in endodontics. Shortly after the residency he relocated to Seattle where he joined Endodontics Northwest in 2005.

Dr. Colic is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington.
 

Dr. Nima Dejbod

Dr. Nima Dejbod

Vice President

Dr. Nima Dejbod is a Washington native. Dr. Nima graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Biochemistry in 2004. During his collegiate career, Dr. Nima conducted extensive research for five years, was accepted into a fellowship at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in the San Juan Islands and received numerous research awards. In addition, Dr. Nima played an instrumental role in his fraternity's philanthropy to help raise $250,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institution towards aiding cancer research.

Dr. Nima received his Ivy-League dental training at the prestigious and renowned University of Pennsylvania in 2009 where he graduated with his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree at the top of his class. He then sought out to specialize exclusively in the field of Endodontics. He obtained his Certificate of Endodontics in 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania and also received the highly coveted Louis I. Grossman Award as the top endodontic resident. Dr. Nima has also done externships at Boston University, University of Texas San Antonio and the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Nima has taught and lectured to pre-doctoral dental students, dentists, U.S. and International trained endodontists for two years at the University of Pennsylvania as well.

Dr. Nima is an active Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists and American Dental Association. He is also appointed to the Exhibits Advisory Committee for the American Association of Endontists and has previously served on the Dental Benefits Committee as well. On a state and local level, he is actively engaged with the Washington State Dental Association and Seattle-King County Dental Society and is part of the University of Washington Alumni Association. Dr. Nima regularly attends meetings and continuing education courses in order to provide the latest and best and highest quality dental and endodontic care and treatment for his patients.

Outside of his extreme passion for endodontics, Dr. Nima enjoys meeting new people, trying new restaurants, cooking, developing innovative technologies in dentistry, playing and watching a wide variety of sports from skiing, golfing to wakeboarding, photography and travelling.

Dr. Michael J. Kang

Dr. Michael J. Kang


Treasurer

Dr. Michael Kang graduated with his Masters in Medical Science and Certificate in Endodontics from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Kang earned his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania with the Louis I. Grossman Award along with many awards throughout his dental training.  He finished his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology with a computer engineering degree.

Prior to having a career change into dentistry, Dr. Kang worked for IBM as an engineer for a few years.  Ever since, he has been applying his engineering background in his approach to patient care and furthermore strives to improve his practice of dentistry with technologies whenever possible.  Some of the projects he has been working on through the Harvard Innovation Lab and with his colleagues include:  DentoQ, Inc (social network for dentists) and Heads Up Display (HUD) for endodontic microscope with TSME, Inc.

David J. Kang

Dr. David J. Kang

 
Secretary

Dr. David J. Kang graduated from some of the most prestigious universities around the US and world! Dr. Kang grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer engineering from Georgia Tech.

Dr. Kang worked as a computer engineer at IBM before he joined the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland for his master’s degree in Biotechnology.

He worked with Samsung Biologics briefly before he joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Upon the completion of his dental degree, Dr. Kang joined Endodontics residency at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kang earned his second master’s degree in Oral Biology Medical Science and a certificate in Endodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
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