Dr. Esther Park


English, Korean
UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I was initially terrified of going to the dentist as a kid, but overcame my fear as I got to know my dentist really well over the years. Plus, the prize from the treasure chest was an added bonus!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping patients improve their oral health and feel more confident in their smiles!

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Strawberry milkshake with some whipped cream and sprinkles

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I have lived in 3 different countries and over 6 different states

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

Meeting up with friends and enjoying a nice meal together.

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

SZA, Khalid or Ed Sheeran

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