Meet Dr. Eirleen Hyun
A Seattle, WA native, board-certified periodontist Dr. Hyun is proud to be a part of the Premier Periodontics team. She has enjoyed a robust, rich practice experience, having served the dental and periodontal needs of patients both locally and abroad as an active-duty officer in the United States Air Force. The core values of her military experience of "integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do" are evident in every facet of her patient care and treatment approach. Dr. Hyun is known for her exceptional surgical skills and delivering the highest level of compassionate patient-centered treatment in all aspects of periodontal and implant care.
Dr. Hyun earned her doctor of dental medicine degree from Tufts University in Boston, MA. After completing her degree, she proudly served as an active-duty officer in the United States Air Force for 11 years. During this time, Dr. Hyun completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in Washington, D.C., a rigorous post-doctoral program, training her to provide comprehensive care for patients with varying needs. She was then stationed in Korea and Germany where she cared for the dental needs of active-duty personnel. Dr. Hyun then returned stateside to achieve her specialty certificate in periodontics from the U.S. Air Force Base, Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, TX, and a Master of Science degree in dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.
Always seeking to bring excellence in care to the health and wellness of her patients, Dr. Hyun remains active in some of the most advanced organizations within her profession, including:
- American Board of Periodontology
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
CERTIFICATIONS and EXPERTISE
Dr. Hyun's board-certified status exemplifies her commitment to her profession and her dedication to advancing the periodontal health and wellness of her patients in the most effective way. During her time in the military, she also shared her knowledge and expertise by serving as an assistant professor where she provided advanced training to active duty dentists. Dr. Hyun has been recognized as a leader among her peers and holds the following distinguishments:
- Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Certificate
- 2015 Award Recipient of the John F. Prichard Graduate Research Competition, First Place
- Assistant Professor at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
Passionate about improving the welfare of others, Dr. Hyun has attended dental mission trips to Ghana and Senegal. When she is not busy serving the smiles of her patients, she can often be found golfing, hiking, and snowboarding (an activity near and dear to her heart). Dr. Hyun values spending time with her husband, periodontist Dr. Guy Huynh-Ba, cooking, and visiting with family and friends.
"I was very impressed with the entire staff from the initial phone call about my procedure . The office nurse and scheduler were excellent. Amy was very good at asking appropriate questions and discussing what was to happen and my follow up care in depth. Dr. Wattimena explain the pros and cons of the procedure in-terms that I could understand. After agreement he proceeded with the plan of care. He and his assistant worked together very well, and were always respectful of my comfort. I highly recommend this dental office if you are in need of periodontic work."
"Dr. Toloue and her assistant Ms Thanh installed an implant for a broken molar, which she also extracted. Three visits for initial evaluation and follow up. An hour-long pull, drill and plug. As a boomer I had the typical trauma from the old pulley drills. And it’s been 70 years of anxiety and a couple of panic attacks. Until this. The only discomfort was holding my jaw open. Felt so little that I was surprised when it was finished. Two recommendations: avoid the necessity if you can, go here when it’s time to trade in your tooth for a new model."
"I recently had a tooth extracted (to make room for an implant) and the entire procedure went incredibly well. Dr Hyun and Lourisa did a great job. Then I came back for the implant, and this went smoothly as well. No problems, no complications, and a very professional job. This was done by Dr Huyn-Ba and Lourisa. I highly recommend this office."
"I went to Premier Periodontist for an implant on my front tooth. I have had major dental work done before and it hasn't always been the best so I have high anxiety even before walking through the front door. However, this was one of the easiest procedures I've ever had. Thanks to the amazing work of Dr Dkedidek He was able to to do a bone graft and implant within an hour without any problems or pain!! Svetlana, the surgical assistant was amazing. She calmed my nerves from the very beginning with her smile and calm voice. She was very thorough in her explanations of the process I would be going through. Everyone, including Tesla at the front desk, made me feel like I was in great hands the entire time and that they really cared about me. I would highly recommend anyone who needs an implant, bone graft or any other work done to go to Premier Periodontics. They were all amazing there!! Thank you!"
"For my first visit to a periodontist, I couldn’t ask for a better experience. The staff was extremely friendly and kind. Dr. Tooley did an amazing job. I felt absolutely no discomfort the following day. I couldn’t be happier with the end result. Ms Thanh was very helpful and explained everything I needed to know very clearly. The whole experience was pleasant and I highly recommend this doctor and her staff."
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