Dr. Janice Duong, a native of BC, is a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. As a former PDG patient in both pediatrics and orthodontics, she is very happy to be part of the PDG family where she received her care while growing up.
Dr. Duong obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia where she was selected as the dental school President and then the class Valedictorian for her graduating class. Following graduation, she practiced general dentistry in the Lower Mainland for two years before proceeding to the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she obtained her Pediatric Dentistry Specialty diploma and her Master of Science degree in Dentistry. Here, she was selected as the Chief Resident. Dr. Duong is especially proud of her training in Seattle as it not only taught her the necessary clinical skills, but it also gave her extensive training in trauma management and behaviour management, especially while working in the Medically Complex Clinic (for children and adolescents with special health care needs), the Autism Clinic, and the Sedation Clinic.
Dr. Duong has been practicing pediatric dentistry for the past few years in Mission, BC. Her commitment to pediatric oral health has also taken her to the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada where she provided dental work for these communities on a monthly basis. She has also enjoyed volunteering abroad in dental mission trips to schools and orphanages in Peru, Cambodia, and Kenya.
Similarly, and not surprisingly, Dr. Duong is also highly involved within the dental community. She is a part-time affiliated clinical faculty member at the University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry, and a clinical instructor for the pediatric dental residents and pre-doctoral dental students both at the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia. She was awarded the Part-time Faculty Teaching Award in 2015 at UBC by the dental students. She is a board-certified Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDC) in Pediatric Dentistry as well as a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Duong enjoys travel, art, music, and dance, especially having grown up with extensive training in music and ballet. She also enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, especially with her husband Dr. Christian Wong, one of our orthodontists at PDG! Dr. Duong is a native of BC and loves everything that the west coast has to offer. She enjoys being a part of our community.