Grandy Au

Grandy Au, ICHS Dentist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese

Year Joined ICHS:

2003

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working in the culturally diverse environment at ICHS and serving the community in a meaningful way.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients in a caring and respectful manner.

Ji Choi

Location:

Shoreline Clinic

Languages:

English and Korean

Year Joined ICHS:

2008

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education: 

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS because its mission and vision beat in sync with mine. I love and enjoy treating patients of all ages, races and genders. But I have a special place in my heart for the population we serve at ICHS. I work here to be part of that movement and will continue to advocate for excellent health care for people in need.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Prevention is key: Prevent oral cavity and infection from spreading with early intervention and education. Knowledge is power: Empower patients with education and tools to fight and prevent oral disease. Power of compassion: Listen and hear their pain not just their complaints. Heal the person, not just the body.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy listening to various types of music and sometimes I can’t stop humming or whistling a tune.

Wayne Endo

Work Location:

Shoreline Dental Clinic

Education:

Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene

Certification:

BLS Professional CPR, Registered Dental Hygienist

Why I Work at ICHS:

When I got out of Dental Hygiene School, I have always wanted to serve at a community clinic. The reason is quite simple: I wanted to serve a diverse community as well those who could not afford and not have access to dental care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My greatest belief is that everything should start out with educating patients about their oral health and that patients should be given the options that are available for them. I want to treat patients the way I would wanted to be treated: respect, care, and as an individual.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born on Guam which is always a great story to tell because I am Guamanian but with Japanese ancestry. I also have a twin. My hobbies are taking long walks around the parks and home cooking.

Phuong Hoang

Phuong Hoang. ICHS Dentist. International DistrictLocation:

International District

Languages:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2009

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education:

University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS makes patient care the focus of our practice. That’s why I enjoy being part of this team.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I enjoy working with patients to resolve current dental concerns and help prevent future dental complications.

Ping Hor

Ping Sum Hor, ICHS Dental Hygienist. International District ClinicLocation:

International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese

Year Joined ICHS:

2007

Degree:

AAS

Certification:

Registered Dental Hygienist License

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am grateful for the opportunity to further my learning and work experience in a culturally-rich environment. In my ongoing nine years working as a registered dental hygienist, I strive to maintain meticulous attention to detail and initiative to ensure the standard in quality of my work. I thrive on new challenges. I am convinced that my commitment to excellence and diverse clinical experiences will help contribute to shaping a healthier community.

Patient Care Philosophy:

When treating symptoms alone, I can help alleviate temporary pain. By working with a patient, I can have a lifelong professional relationship.

Annie Kwan

Annie Kwan ICHS Dentist. Seattle-International DistrictWork Location:

International District

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Year Joined ICHS:

2015

Degree:

DDS

Education:

Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy encountering patients from around the world. This is a wonderful health care facility founded with the mission to serve an international community of people from so many diverse backgrounds. I have a passion for community health, and ICHS allows me to realize my passion and use my culture and language to serve our patients.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Prevention and education are the first line of defense in healthcare, and I want to empower our patients with the knowledge they need for their optimal health. I work to ensure patients know their options and help to guide them in making their own health care decisions.

Interesting Note About Myself:

During my time off, I volunteer once a week at the Seattle Aquarium. I am a huge fan of the underwater world!! I am a certified scuba diver, and every time I dive, I can’t help but be in awe of the world beneath the surface.

Timothy Lam

Timothy Lam, DMD, Dentist ICHS International District clinicLocation:

Holly Park Clinic

Languages:

English and Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2006

Dental Degree:

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Education:

 Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working with all the ICHS dental staff members and taking care of patients. ICHS has created a supportive teamwork environment and a well-established dental operation where employees provide quality care. I strongly identify with the mission, values and vision of International Community Health Services.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I appreciate the opportunity to work at the ICHS dental clinics. This position allows me to use my skills and training to help people with their oral health. I want to continue the ICHS mission of providing “…culturally-relevant, accessible, affordable and quality primary healthcare to Asian/Pacific islanders and other members in the community.”

Interesting Note About Myself:

During my free time, I love to play tennis and badminton. I also enjoy hiking.

Phan Sy

Phan Sy, ICHS Dental Hygienist, Holly ParkLocation:

Holly Park Clinic

Languages:

English, Vietnamese and Chinese (Cantonese and some Mandarin)

Year Joined ICHS:

2006 (medical records staff member) and 2009 (dental hygienist)

Degree:

Associate of Art and Science, Associate of Dental Hygiene

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS is a place for clients to access for affordable and quality health care. It is a good place for me to practice and use my language skills for clients in need.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Working in a diverse community, I believe it is important to provide individualized, evidence-based and quality care. My goal is to promote wellness, prevent and control oral disease and encourage active client participation and collaboration.

Kieu Vuong

Kieu Vuong, dental hygienist, Holly ParkLocation:

Holly Park Clinic

Language:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2014

DEGREE:

AA, Wichita State University-Kansas

CERTIFICATIon:

Registered Dental Hygienist

why I work at ICHS:

ICHS proudly serves all people without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender or sexual orientation, and regardless of income.

Patient care philosophy:

As a dental hygienist, I strive to provide every patient with specialized treatment and to adhere to the highest standard of care. I would like to enhance people’s dental care experience while providing them with a friendship build upon trust, honesty and respect for privacy.

interesting note about myself:

In my spare time I love to cook and spend quality time with my four boys.