Christopher E. Chuong, D.M.D.
- Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
- Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. "Chris" is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science degree Summa Cum Laude from Emory University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa (top 10%). Dr. Chris graduated at the top of his class and earned his doctorate with High Honors from the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD). With a passion to work with children, Dr. Chris continued his education at the prestigious University of Florida/Shands Hospital by completing his residency and certification in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Chris went beyond residency to complete his board certification in pediatric dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Chris is committed to providing exceptional care for you and your children. Dr. Chris' goal is to treat your child with the same care and compassion as he would treat his own.
Dr. Chris believes strongly in a conservative and minimally invasive approach to dentistry. In case a traditional approach is unsuccessful, Dr. Chris offers safe, alternative treatment options. His world-class training includes certification in pediatric conscious sedation in which he has completed over 2500 cases using various modalities, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia.
Dr. Chris currently resides in Trinity (New Port Richey) with his wife, Robin, daughter, Emery and their dog, Frisco. In his spare time, he leads Children's Ministry at Generations Church and enjoys tennis, running and playing basketball. Dr. Chris is excited to bring the same exceptional dental care to our patients in the new Palm Harbor office.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD)
- Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAPD)
- West Pasco Dental Association (WPDA)
- Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic (HCDRC)
- Florida Dental Association (FDA)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
A Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, or Diplomate, is a dentist that demonstrates an exceptional knowledge and expertise at a standard not possessed by other dentists. During the certification process a written examination followed by an oral examination with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is completed that determines the proficiency of pediatric dentists. Only 40% of the pediatric dentists in Trinity / New Port Richey and Palm Harbor are board certified. Dr. Chris proudly practices as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and other dentists (family dentist, general dentist, and etc.)?
A Pediatric Dentist is a formally recognized specialist in pediatric dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of young people. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training are required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of your infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs.
For more information, visit www.abpd.org