Ngan Tran

Location:

International District

Language:

Vietnamese and English

Medical Degree:

Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene

Education:

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

certification:

Registered Dental Hygienist

Why I Work at ICHS:

As a proud immigrant from Vietnam, I understand how the health care system is different in other countries compared to the United States. In my humble opinion, it is important to be open and understanding and accepting of other cultures in order to provide compassionate care. My mission is to build trusting relationships with patients, addressing and eliminating patient uncertainties and fear when they walk into our clinic.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I strongly believe that each patient deserves undivided attention and excellent care every time they sit in one of our chairs. Therefore, my goal is to treat all patients like family and to work with them towards optimal health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love the water and being surrounded by nature. I also love sports and recently signed up for acting classes. Having a good balance between work and other activities keeps me at my best when patients come to ICHS.

Hong Chang

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English, Vietnamese

EDUcaTiON:

Associate of Art and Science
Associate of Dental Hygiene

Certification:

BLS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I volunteered at ICHS while in college 10 years ago and I fell in love with the multicultural and diverse setting that ICHS provided. I am grateful for organizations like ICHS, which provide affordable and quality health care for all and I am honored to be a part of the organization.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients with the best care like I would want to be treated.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I had major dental anxiety growing up and I had my very first dental cleaning at ICHS International District clinic after I immigrated to America. The kindness and patience that the doctor and clinic staff exhibited helped me overcome my anxiety and motivated me to work in the dental field.

Maria Choi

Work Location:

Shoreline

Languages:

English, Korean

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in a community health care setting. I am also completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I aim to make all patients feel welcome, comfortable and confident about their dental care. I believe kindness and compassion are key.

Farah Karim

Work Location:

Shoreline

Languages:

English

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Certification:

Western Regional Examining Board, 2019

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I want to help improve access to care in my community, and I always strive to provide patient-centered, quality care.

Susan Willis

Susan Willis, Dentist, Shoreline ClinicWork Location:

Shoreline

Languages:

English

Degree:

DDS

Education:

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am excited to join the ICHS Shoreline dental team. I enjoy working with a diverse population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in treating all people with respect and compassion regardless of their circumstance or cultural background.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy being outdoors whether it is biking, skiing, hiking or taking a walk in the sunshine!

Tanvi Kacheria

Location:

Seattle World School, Mobile Dental Clinic

Languages:

English, Hindi, Gujarati

degree:

BDS, MSD

Education:

University of Washington, Mumbai

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working with a diverse population and serving the community.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treating the whole patient and integrating all aspects of medicine so patient can achieve optimal oral health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

Enjoy traveling with my family, cooking and painting.

Hanna Ngo

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

International District

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.

Natasha Weled

Location:

Mobile Dental Clinic, Holly Park

Languages:

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Degree:

DMD

Education:

UBC

Certification:

Dental Provider

Why I Work at ICHS:

I love working with people and learning about them. It is cool that there is so much similarity between all of our different cultures. Shared understanding of each other makes us stronger at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Empowering people with knowledge and skills in oral care is the cornerstone to lifelong good oral health.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My husband and I just bought an 110 year old Seattle project house that we hope eventually will be our home. So I am now ‘interested’ and engrossed in home re-modelling.