Meet Dr. Thomas Kang
Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantology
LANAP certified clinician
Pinhole Surgical Technique certified clinician
Dr. Thomas Kang was born in Temple, Texas while his father (Yong) was finishing his tour with the US Army. Yong and his wife, Angie, immigrated to the United States with the dream of providing their family with better opportunities than they had growing up in post-war Korea. Dr. Kang is proud of his father's military service where he served in Vietnam as part of KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army). After arriving in the United States in 1972 Yong enrolled in college, earning a degree in economics. Shortly thereafter he returned to Korea, this time as a US Army GI. In 1976 he returned to the United States and shortly thereafter Dr. Kang was born at Scott and White Hospital.
Yong and Angie relocated their family to Issaquah, Washington in 1980, where Dr. Kang and his brother, Scott, both attended Issaquah High School. Dr. Kang was a two-time King County wrestling champion and captain of his football and wrestling teams. Following graduation, Dr. Kang attended the University of Washington for his Bachelor of Science Degree.
Upon graduation he was accepted to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Following graduation he was one of two applicants accepted into the Graduate Periodontal and Implant Specialty program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.
Dr. Kang provides education in several local dental study clubs and participates in meetings throughout the nation, lecturing on advanced implant technologies including Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing of Medical Devices. By offering a specialized care plan and periodontic treatment, Dr. Kang and his team are proud of their commitment to a better, more rewarding visit with their patients.