Meet The Doctor

 
Kristine Yoon Lin, DDS, MS – Endodontist

 

Dr. Lin graduated with her Masters in Oral Biology and Endodontics at the University of Washington. Dr. Lin also earned another Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology from Northwestern University.  She received her dental degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. She finished her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1992.  

Dr. Lin has been providing endodontic services in Seattle since 2001. Dr. Lin strives to put patient fears at ease through patient education and a positive attitude, mingled in with a sense of humor. She enjoys working with her hands and the tiny detail work of root canal treatment and endodontics. Dr. Lin regularly attends lectures, seminars and continuing education throughout the year to stay current with new science and technology. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, Washington State Dental Association, American Dental Assocation and currently serves as the President of the Washington State Association of Endodontists. 

Outside of work hours, Dr.Lin enjoys spending time with her family, exercising and physical fitness, cooking and traveling. Dr. Lin is originally from Buffalo, New York and is now enjoying the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest. However, longing for a little bit of snow in her life, she is learning how to ski and is taking beginner lessons with her son.

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Michael J. Kang, DMD, MMSc – Endodontist

Dr. Kang graduated with his Masters in Medical Science and Certificate in Endodontics from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Kang earned his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania with the Louis I. Grossman Award.  He finished his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology with a computer engineering degree.

Prior to having a career change into dentistry, Dr. Kang worked for IBM as an engineer for a few years.  Ever since, he has been applying his engineering background in his approach to patient care and furthermore strives to improve his practice of dentistry with technologies whenever possible.  Some of the projects he has been working on through the Harvard Innovation Lab and with his colleagues include:  DentoQ, Inc (social network for dentists) and Heads Up Display (HUD) for endodontic microscope with TSME, Inc.

Dr. Kang believes one of the most important things in patient care is communication with patients.  He really enjoys spending time with patients and answering any questions that patients have about dental treatment and root canal therapies.

He has served many patients and general dentists in Boston and its surrounding areas prior to arriving in Seattle.  While he misses his colleagues and patients that he has worked with in Boston, he says he won’t miss the 5 months of snow season.

Professionally, he has presented his research at the American Association of Endodontists meetings and moderated several presentations during the meetings.  He also has taught pre-doctorate students in Endodontics at Harvard University.

Aside from work, he enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and working on his Jeep that he has had since high school. He is looking forward to meeting and working with patients and doctors in the vibrant city of Seattle!