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 have just gone in for my evaluation, but everyone was kind, courteous and professional. I feel like Dr Hyun cared about doing the best for me. She noted some things that another oral surgeon missed or didn't think about. I feel confident in going thru with the plan set for me."
"Dr. Hyun is extremely skilled and professional. My gum grafting procedure was pain free and recovery exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Dr. Hyun."
"The entire staff, from the doctors to the front desk here are amazing. They were able to get me in for an extraction the same day, and even stayed a bit late right before Christmas. Dr. Wattimena was extremely kind and did an amazing job with the extraction, making sure I was comfortable the entire time. He and his assistant explained in detail what to expect during recovery and future appointments. When I had a question about my sutures and Dr. Wattimena was unavailable, they immediately made time for me to see Dr. Hyun within the hour and get it taken care of. I hate anything dental oriented, but going here does not cause any anxiety or worries and I know I'm in good hands!"
"The staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr Huyn was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. She explained everything that was going on."
"Great team, super friendly and just wonderful! Felt right at home during my appts. Thank you ladies for the amazing experience!"
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