JP Dental

Meet the Team at JP Dental

At JP Dental, our patients’ comfort is our primary objective. Our experienced team takes the time to listen, understand, and compassionately respond to your concerns and answer your questions. Our goal is to change our patients’ lives with a smile by providing high-quality, long-term oral health care. We are committed to selfless, excellent, individually customized care that helps our patients look, eat, speak, and smile better every day. 

Please take a moment to meet the professionals who make it possible for us to provide you with the best possible dental care in a friendly and warm environment.

 

 

Dr. Paul Chung

Dr. Paul Chung is originally from Northridge California. He graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2010. Dr. Chung continued his education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) in 2010. 

He is a detail-oriented dentist and enjoys providing high quality patient care and the best possible treatment for his patients. With his laid back demeanor, Dr. Chung will make you feel relaxed and right at home.

Dr. Chung is a lifelong learner and always strives to keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques available in dentistry. He has pursued advanced level training in numerous areas. Some of these are Q implant training, Invisalign, and sedation dentistry.

He is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Connecticut Dental Association (CDA)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 

"I believe in making dental visits a positive and pleasant experience for my patients. Everyday I practice by my mantra, "Treat patients the way I want be treated." 

In his personal life, Dr. Chung and his wife, Dr. Park, have a beautiful son. He enjoys several hobbies, including soccer, weight training, and reading books. He is an avid athlete as well as a caring husband and father. Focusing on the family is an important part of our practice philosophy and culture. Dr. Chung looks forward to getting to know you and your family!

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jill Park

Dr. Jill Park is a native of Santa Monica California.. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 2008. In 2012, Dr. Park received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was chosen to receive the Osher Scholarship, 2011-2012, which is given for high standards for personal and work ethics during clinical years at Tufts. Dr. Park has pursued advanced level training in order to stay current with latest technique and to extend her area of expertise. Her main interests are cosmetic dentistry, periodontology, implant dentistry. She is currently a faculty member of Global Dental Implant Academy and travels to training facility in Mexico every year teaching other dentists implant dentistry. 

Dr. Park is an active member of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • GDIA (Global Dental Implant Academy)

"I truly enjoy my profession as a dentist. I am very thrilled to see a patient's new smile after treatment and how it can significantly improve their quality of life overall. The thing I enjoy most is that I can be a part of their lives so we can get to know each other and become like family to them.

I feel very fortunate to be in the dental profession, and I love to provide quality dental care to my patients for their lifetime. Most importantly, I want every one of my patients to have a positive and memorable experience at JP Dental."

Dr. Park lives with her husband, Dr. Chung, and their son, Ryan. She loves to spend time with her baby boy and the family's year-old toy poodle, Mickey. 

 

Ana - Insurance Coordinator/Financial Consultant

Ana is a graduate of Tunxis Community College and has numerous hours of training from CSDA. She acts as the liaison with insurance providers by reviewing claims, updating accounts, answering inquires, and making recommendations for resolution. As a financial consultant, she is also responsible for financial planning with patients to ensure all treatment needs are met.

"Being part of the team at JP Dental means that I will be helping others smile, laugh, and enjoy their lives as much as I do mine. "

Ana has been with JP Dental for 20 years and enjoys getting to know our patients and seeing them smile after a procedure. She values her time with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and extended family. Ana likes traveling and spending time outdoors enjoying the serenity of the beach. 

Vanessa - Billing/Scheduling Coordinator

Vanessa received her associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Medical Assisting from Connecticut State University. She is also CPR certified. Vanessa is a native of Newington and has been with the practice for 13 years.

“I love helping people! I love the fact that we grow so close to our patients that we feel like we are part of their family. I have to say, I'm proud to be part of a dental team that puts our patients first from the moment they walk in the door. We are here to welcome them with a warm smile, be aware of the importance of their time, and get them in and out of their scheduled appointments in a timely manner. I always try and work with our patients during financial difficulties.”

In her free time, Vanessa loves traveling, going to the movies, scrapbooking, and cooking and baking. But most of all, she enjoys being home and spending time with her family, especially her almost-one-year-old daughter. 

Audrey - Registered Dental Hygienist

Audrey has been with our practice for 25 years. She attended University of Bridgeport's Fones School of Dental Hygiene. She also holds a master's degree in Integrative Health and Healing and certification in Positive Psychology.

“I love the role of integrative patient care, educating patients in optimal well-being, and getting to know them on every level. Being able to grow with a changing practice as a life-long learner gives me meaning and purpose.”

Audrey grew up in Bristol and currently lives in Newington with her husband, Bruce, and standard poodle, Max. During her free time, she does yoga and Pilates, plays the piano, facilitates Happiness Clubs in Hartford, and spends time with her husband. Audrey loves spending time outdoors running, walking, and playing tennis.

Marleen - Registered Dental Hygienist

Marleen is a graduate of Tunxis Community College and the University of Connecticut. She is active in many organizations including the State Department of Public Health Dental Review Board and the Hartford and Connecticut Dental Hygienists' Association.

Marleen is a native of Newington and West Hartford and has been with JP Dental for six years. She loves helping people attain their best dental health through education.

“It is exciting when people are motivated to take care of themselves – the results are remarkable!”

Marleen is an avid runner and enjoys yoga, biking, and skiing. She is also a bee keeper and most recently became a USA Cycling Official. 

Justyna - Registered Dental Hygienist

Justyna is originally from Suwalki, Poland, and currently lives in Berlin. She attended Tunxis Community College and has received numerous scholarships and honors, including the Dr. Sidney L. Roth Dental Auxiliary and President’s Circle Ambassador scholarships. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

“I love being with people and for people, making a difference in their lives, and educating them so they can improve their oral and overall health. I love motivating them and being part of their success. However, apart from being just a hygienist and providing dental services, I am also becoming friends with many patients. We share our stories and laugh and cry together. My lovely patients are not the only reason why I love my job, but an enormous part of it. If they wouldn't show love, kindness, friendship and appreciation toward me, I wouldn't be the same passionate human being and dedicated hygienist.”

In her free time, Justyna likes spending time outside, walking her dog, doing projects around the house with her husband, being with friends, and trying new experiences like paint nights, wine tasting, and attending concerts. 

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