Dr. Helen Choi


English, Korean
University of California San Fransisco School of Dentistry

Dr. Helen Choi was one of the few kids who enjoyed having braces as a teenager. “My orthodontist was wonderful,” she says. “And at each appointment, the work being done on me was fascinating. It was just a lot of fun going there.” By the time she got her braces off, she was sold on orthodontics as a career: “I couldn’t believe how beautiful my teeth were. It really changed my whole face.”

Now, as an orthodontist herself, she’s an expert in the art and science of moving teeth. “I want to give my patients the same pleasing experience that I had,” she says. “And when their treatment is finished, I want them to be just as happy as I was.”

Aside from making smiles beautiful, her favorite part about her profession is building long-term relationships. “The real reason I love my job is I get to know my patients and be part of their life journeys,” she says. “Orthodontic treatment is a big commitment. And I want you to enjoy the process.”

Additional Education
Master of Science in Oral Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine