Michael Duong, DDS
I truly enjoy practicing orthodontics and love creating beautiful smiles. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a profession that is rewarding to both my patients and myself. Every time I see my patients, I am pleased to know that I am helping them achieve the ideal smile they have always wanted.
The best thing about being an orthodontist is building personal relationships with each patient. I get to meet such talented and gifted young adolescents, fascinating and remarkable adults, and wonderful families. At the end of treatment, it is amazing to see how a transformation in an individual's smile has such a positive change to that person's overall attitude and confidence.
Education and Experience
Columbia University - Doctorate of Dental Surgery
Columbia University - Orthodontic Specialty
Columbia University - Assistant Clinical Professor
I believe in staying on the cutting edge when it comes to advancements and techniques in orthodontics and to do so, I continue to teach as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Division of Orthodontics. Not only does this help me continually learn about the great new developments in orthodontics, but it also allows me to give back to a profession that is so rewarding and exciting to practice. Through teaching, I am able to foster the professional development of our future orthodontists and stress the importance to continually strive for clinical excellence.
By staying abreast of new techniques and keeping up with the constant research and advancements, I am able to offer my patients exceptional care when it comes to transforming their smiles. This may equate to shorter treatment time, less discomfort, and having more information about the different options for patients when investing in their healthier, more beautiful smiles.
Orthodontics is fun and exciting, and our team reflects that every day we come to work. It's no wonder patients forget they are there for an orthodontic appointment! We believe our patients are our utmost priority. We strive to make everyone feel pampered, so each one knows how much we care. From the front desk all the way to the back assistants, we all want to make sure each and every visit with us is fun, comfortable and convenient.
Outside the Office
I am a New York native and currently reside there with my lovely wife, Uyen. During my free time, I enjoy being active outdoors. I can be found playing tennis and golf, snowboarding, running, biking, and training for triathlons. I also love cooking, eating out, and trying new foods. I have a tremendous appetite and love to eat. Some eat to live, I live to eat!