by LINDA GRABL | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Restoring Beautiful and Healthy Smiles

Dr. Susan Hong Offers Patients the Latest Dental Technology in a Warm and Friendly Environment

When Dr. Hong opened her family and cosmetic dentistry practice in Rancho Bernardo, she focused on providing the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. “I didn’t want it to feel clinical and cold,” explained Dr. Hong. For patients’ comfort, the dental chairs have heat and massage features, and televisions on the ceilings so patients can be distracted during procedures. The practice also offers the option of Sedation or Sleep Dentistry for patients who are especially anxious about visiting the dentist.

mp_dr_hong2Dr. Hong places great value on building lifelong relationships with her patients and providing the best possible clinical care based on trust, compassion, and empathy. “I like to focus on the patient as a whole, not just his or her mouth. I want to get to know the person and their story. That’s what I enjoy the most,” she said. “I am also very aware that I need to earn a patient’s trust and I work very hard at respecting their expectations and letting them know that I will do my best to meet their needs.”

The practice is dedicated to using the latest in digital technology to diagnose and assess the needs of their patients. This includes: Digital Sensors and Intraoral Cameras that give patients a birds-eye view of their mouths as well as helping detect decay with fluorescent imaging technology; hand-held x-ray (NOMAD) machines that emit significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays; and Laser Technology to help reduce bacteria in the mouths of patients with gum disease.

Dr. Hong also emphasizes the importance of understanding medical-dental relationships. “For example, when I see worn teeth and an enlarged tongue,” she explained, “I may recommend a sleep study to screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).” Dr. Hong offers more easily adaptable and adjustable oral appliances to treat OSA, as opposed to the traditional Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, which can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for most apnea patients. The practice also provides Invisalign Treatment, Smile Makeovers, TMJ therapy, Laser Teeth Whitening, and Oral Cancer Screening using ViziLite Technology.


Ultimately, Dr. Hong and her team aim to create the most effective and comfortable experience possible for each and every one of their patients. “I live in the community so it’s important to me that our team treats all our patients like friends and family.”

Dr. Hong is a native New Yorker and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She and her husband reside in Rancho Peñasquitos and are busy parents to three young children.


Name of Business: Dr. Susan Hong Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Owner: Dr. Susan Hong
Established: 2015
Phone: 858-247-3020
Address: 11848 Bernardo Plaza Court, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92128