Dr. Richard K. Wong hails from Brooklyn, NY, and always deeply loved the sciences. His passion led him to test into the nationally-renowned STEM school, the Bronx High School of Science. He later achieved a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brooklyn College and was admitted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Maryland after scoring 99th percentile Academic Average on the Dental Admission Test. He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Dental Implant Association.
Dr. Wong achieved Diplomate status in Implantology through the International Dental Implant Association, which is the highest honor in this organization through implant case submissions and clinical skills review during live patient surgeries. Dr. Wong's passion for implant surgery also pushed him to pursue and complete an Advanced Implant Residency with a Mastership at the prestigious Bites Institute in Toronto, Canada. After completing the Implant Fellowship Program at NYU/Dental XP, Dr. Wong is also an accredited Fellow.
Dr. Wong's desire for clinical excellence allowed him to attain a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. An achievement only 6 percent of general dentists achieve in the USA, as well as Canada. To achieve his Fellowship, Dr. Wong completed over 500 hours of training in various disciplines of dentistry, as well as passing a rigorous comprehensive written exam that encompasses all disciplines of dentistry.
"The Illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn".
A lifelong learner and autodidact who invests over 100 hours a year in training, Dr. Wong strives to hone his skillsets by reading textbooks, learning from the top practitioners in their respective fields, and participating in hands-on courses. He regularly performs root canals, extractions, bone grafting, implants, crowns, bridges, and fillings. His mission is to provide quality dental care in a pleasant, comfortable environment and hopes to alleviate any dental fears that you may have one smile at a time.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wong enjoys playing computer games, tinkering with tech, doing numerous DIY projects, and watching sci-fi shows. Spending time with his two children and his wife, Mary by exploring local restaurants and hiking local trails. He also believes in living a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time in the gym lifting weights.