A native of the Tri-City area (Fremont, Union City, and Newark), Dr. Scott Chong is a fourth-generation graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). Scott received his bachelor's degree in Immunology from Cal. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and an advanced degree in Orthodontics from the University of the Pacific's School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Upon graduation, Scott returned to Southern Alameda County to join his father's orthodontic practice in Union City.
Scott and his wife, Anna, have two daughters. They also have a rescued labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Silas, who thinks he runs the house. More than anything else, Scott loves spending time with his family and seeing them smile and laugh. He enjoys cooking elaborate gourmet meals, practicing eskrima and kali (Filipino martial arts) under Guro Arnel Mendoza at Dragon Sticks, and wishes he had more time to go bass fishing and to try to learn golf.
He is also an avid lifelong fan of Cal football and basketball, a pursuit cultivated and encouraged by his grandparents, Peter S. Chong, Class of 1940 and Ellen J. Chong, and parents, Leonard and Judy Chong, Class of 1967. During football and basketball season, Scott writes for a Cal sports blog.
University of the Pacific - Certificate in Orthodontics, 2002
University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Dentistry, 2002
University of the Pacific - Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2000
University of California at Berkeley - Bachelor of Science in Immunology, 1997
Professional Accreditations and Honors
Member of the American Association of Orthodontics; Member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics; Member of the Alameda County Dental Society; Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society; Fred T. West Award for Excellence in Pre-doctoral Orthodontics recipient; Sheldon Baumrind Award for Excellence in Clinical Research recipient; Invisalign certified; Research assistant for the Invisalign clinical trials; Guest lecturer, University of the Pacific Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency; Guest lecturer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Pediatrics Department; Chairman for the New Professionals Committee, Southern Alameda County Dental Society.
We are very happy with his work and professionalism!
“My son had his braces put on by Dr. Scott and he did a wonderful job! We are very happy with his work and professionalism. Let's hope my son sticks to all the grand advice Dr Scott has given to him! I would recommend both doctors to anyone that needs their teeth straightened!
— Marlene J.
Has the patients' best interest at heart. Thank you!
“Dr Leonard Chong did my older daughter's braces 7+ years ago and now my son who is 7 is seeing Dr. Scott Chong. I believe the staff is great and I feel the Dr's are always considering the patient and has the patients' best interest at heart.
— Fay M.
I'm comfortable knowing we are in good hands.
“Dr. Chong and son are very pleasant, friendly, and explain things in a way anyone would understand. The staff is equally as pleasant and helpful. I'll be knowing them for a few years while they take care of my son and his braces and I'm comfortable knowing we are in good hands. :).”
— Jennifer H.
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