Meet the Team at Smile Again Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

A Note from Our Periodontist

"Sometimes our teeth fail us. Whether you had abnormal facial development, irregular hygiene habits, or poor access to dental care, all of these factors affect what happens to our teeth. I am no exception.

Growing up, I was a goofy kid with a big sweet tooth and a severe overbite. I would eat candy and drink soda throughout the day and whenever I had the opportunity. A great orthodontist was able to correct my overbite. However, due to my love of candy and soda, multiple cavities were uncovered when my braces were removed. This led to multiple root canal procedures and crowns with various general dentists.

Fast forward to college; I was inadvertently hit in the face while playing sports, and my front tooth turned gray. An oral surgeon helped me with a bone graft and placement of a dental implant.

Through the wide spectrum of dental treatment I have experienced, it inspired me to become a periodontist. And just because I am a periodontist does not mean I have perfect teeth; I continue to smile because of the dentists and dental specialists who have helped me along the way.

Now, it is my turn to pay it forward. I started Smile Again Periodontics and Implant Dentistry to help patients like you continue to smile."

Jeffrey T. Hsu, DDDS, MS

Dr. Jeffrey T. Hsu

Dr. Jeffrey Hsu received his D.D.S. degree from the USC School of Dentistry and followed that with a general practice residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry. After practicing general dentistry for a year, he decided to pursue his certificate in Periodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was also afforded the opportunity to treat patients at the local Veterans Administration.

Dr. Hsu has developed skills in dental implant surgery, periodontal surgery, and site preservation procedures, including soft tissue and bone augmentation. Since the field of dentistry is continually changing, Dr. Hsu stays up to date by attending courses and participating in various study clubs.

Regarding patients, he believes in providing quality dental care and working with both restorative dentists and other specialists to optimize patient dental treatment. In addition, he prides himself on communication and making sure no patient gets left behind.

Dr. Hsu and his wife Peggy live in the San Gabriel Valley with their dog Payden. Dr. Jeffrey Hsu is honored to serve you and the San Gabriel Valley community.

Peggy

Office Manager

I'm Peggy, and I attended the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, then worked as a pharmacist before starting with Smile Again Periodontics in May 2021.

My job as office manager is to make sure patients are taken care of through great service and seamless workflow in the office. I enjoy creating and implementing systems that make the office run smoothly, leading to great overall patient experience, care, and service. I enjoy making personal connections with patients and helping them get to their best smiles.

I also conduct consultations and assist patients in making financial arrangements. I also prepare claim forms for patients with dental insurance and assist in the resolution of problems with third-party payers.

In my spare time, I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. I also enjoy hiking with our dog Payden, a Queensland Heeler/Corgi mix

Kelly

Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant for the past few years, I mostly strive for patient comfort and care. Some of my duties consist of: Welcoming Patients into our futuristic office, Providing important Dental information and feedback, and also making sure  patients are comfortable and safe at all times. On my free time I like to stay active, such as going on hikes or playing indoor volleyball and basketball

 

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