Dr Park grew up from Southern California. He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) under U.S Army Health Professional Scholarship Program. Soon after graduation, he was selected to a one year AEGD residency program at Ford Gordon, GA. After a couple years of military service in overseas, he was accepted into the Army’s Periodontal Residency Program at Fort Gordon, GA and graduated from this program in conjunction with the Medical College of Georgia with a Masters of Science (MS) in Oral Biology. He achieved his Board Certification in the specialty of Periodontics and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics. He also received PhD degree in Oral Biology at Yonsei University Graduate School and served as an adjunct Clinical Professor for 4 years.
Dr Park has served in numerous positions of responsibility including Chief of Periodontics, Officer In Charge of clinics and dental hospitals, Deputy Commander at various stations throughout Europe, U.S, and Asia. He has received numerous military awards to include “A” Proficiency Designator, the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaves, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaves, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf , and the Distinguished Service Medals. He has also published numerous scientific and clinical articles and lectured broadly at various dental meetings throughout Europe, US, and Asia. Dr Park currently serves as Colonel in the U.S Army Dental Corps, and he plans to retire within next couple of years after serving the Country for 30 years.