Hanna Ngo

Hanna Ngo, ICHS Dental Hygienist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

International District Dental Clinic

Language:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2018

EDUcaTiON:

Associate of Science, RDH

Certification:

Certified Dental Assistant

Why I Work at ICHS:

Working at ICHS gives me an opportunity to work with underserved patients that come from a diverse background.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in not just treating my patients by cleaning their teeth but also by educating them with life style changes for healthier overall wellbeing.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Beside spending time with my family and two beautiful rescued cats, Joey and Kanobi, I enjoy activities that are good for the mind and the body.

Jason Gov

Jason Gov, ICHS Dentist. Holly ParkLocation:

Holly Park

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Degree:

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Education:

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, University of Washington

Certification:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS provides a very rewarding and enjoyable work environment. I love working with our patients. They are very kind and appreciative of our care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients the same way you would treat your family member. Communication is important, and a patient’s opinion is essential to providing the best care possible.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I vacation any time of the year except summertime. That’s because Seattle has such amazing outdoor opportunities. I go kayaking, fishing, and take the dog out whenever I get the chance.

John Kim

John Kim, ICHS Dentist at Seattle Holly Park ClinicWork Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Korean (limited)

Degree:

B.A. Economics, DDS

Education:

Pomona College, UCLA, Loma Linda Dental School

Certification:

DDS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in mission-focused healthcare, helping the Asian American as well as neighboring community, and establishing relationships with my patients and the staff at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I try to treat each patient as a family member providing the best oral healthcare possible. I will do my best to explain all treatment so you understand exactly what is needed and what your options are, with the help of ICHS staff.  I want you to leave happy and satisfied with your oral healthcare, knowing that we care about you.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I played college soccer.  I love sweets, especially chocolate. I like to watch documentaries, YouTube, and European soccer.

Jason Chan

Jason Chan, DDS, ICHS Dentist .International DistrictLocation:

International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Certification:

Certified Invisalign Provider

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working with a diverse population. You never know who will walk in and what story they will bring.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I try my best to always put myself in the patient’s position to understand what their needs are. Then I take the most conservative approach first to get them what they need.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My wife and I have two awesome cats, Omar and Watson.

Solomuna Habtu

Location:

Shoreline Clinic

Languages:

English, Tigrinia

Year Joined ICHS:

2016

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

University of Missouri- Kansas City

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS to have the opportunity to work with patients and staff who come from all over the world. This organization also feels like a family and I enjoy that aspect too.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I aim to provide the care, support, and education to my patients to the best of my abilities. I want them to see me as a partner in achieving and maintaining good oral health and overall well-being.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to watch sports (Go St. Louis Cardinals!), adventure, and travel.

David Chen

David Chen, DDS, Dentist and Chief Dental Officer ICHS International District and Shoreline clinicsWork Location:

Shoreline, International District

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Residency:

General Practice Residency, Loma Linda VA Medical Center

Why I Work at ICHS:

As a son of immigrants myself I understand the value of being able to find care for the family in an unfamiliar environment.  It was difficult for my parents to communicate their needs to doctors who did not speak their language.  ICHS provides this for its patients and it is an honor to work here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

All patient care should come from a place of compassion.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am a big fan of Scandinavian film and music from the UK.  In my spare time I enjoy cooking for my family and I paint when my kids allow it.

 

Senait Digafa

Work Location:

Shoreline Clinic

Degree:

AAS

Education:

Seattle Central Community College

Certification:

RDH, BLS

Why I Work at ICHS:

To be part of a team that provide quality healthcare to underserved population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat each patient as if you would treat your family.

 

Michelle Hoang

Location:

Bellevue

Languages:

English, Vietnamese

EDUCATION:

Oregon Health & Science University

CERTIFICATION:

Registered Dental Hygienist

WHY I WORK AT ICHS:

I love the cultural diversity at ICHS. Being bilingual myself, I feel I can relate to many people at my work, including the staff I work with and the patients I serve. Through the few years I have been at ICHS I realized there are many underserved people who can use my help.  This is one the most challenging positions since I have been a dental hygienist but is also one of most rewarding and I have learned a lot here as well.

PATIENT CARE PHILOSOPHY:

Help patients be at ease by being approachable and establish trust and respect with each and every patient.

INTERESTING NOTE ABOUT MYSELF:

I like to be active so I love outdoors activities.

Binh Sy

Bing Sy, ICHS dentist, BellevueLocation:

Bellevue

Languages:

English, Vietnamese

Education:

Associate’s of Science, RDH

Certification:

BLS certification, Registered Dental Hygienist

Why I Work at ICHS:

I want to start my new career at a diverse clinic where I believe that I can gain valuable experiences. I also want to utilize my multilingual skills to serve clients in need .

Patient Care Philosophy:

Prevention and Improvement are the keys to a healthy oral cavity. I believe that with the early intervention on educating patients and improving their oral hygiene, we can prevent many oral infections and complications.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I like to window shop and hang out with my family and friends.