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.

Grandy Au

Grandy Au, ICHS Dentist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – 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:

Seattle – 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:

Seattle – International District

Languages:

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese

Year Joined ICHS:

2007

Degree:

AAAS

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:

Seattle – 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

Location:

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.