Dr. Alan Macks was born in Lorain Ohio and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1968. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and graduated dental school from Oral Roberts University in 1982.
Dr. Macks has practiced dentistry in Tacoma Washington for 30+ years.
Dr. Macks prides himself on making patients feel comfortable during treatment and making the dentist a place you like to come back to and visit.
Dr. Jim Ward has been practicing dentistry for 47 years. He acquired his undergraduate degree and attended dental school at the University of Washington; graduating in 1964.
Dr. Ward has owned practices in both Bellevue Washington and Kona Hawaii. Shortly after retiring he decided to return to the profession because of the compelling nature of the progress that dentistry has seen in the past 20 or more years.
‘‘Being able to give someone their teeth back is too exciting a procedure to walk away from.
Dr. Ward met Dr. Macks while inquiring about the need for a volunteer dentist with Pierce County Dental Society. He is board licensed in California, Hawaii, and Washington. Dr. Ward is also certified in Cerec crowns, Zimmer implants, and Mini implants.
Dr. Will Eunku Chung earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the prestigious Seoul National University College of Dentistry. After a few years of working as a general practitioner, he decided to focus on the subject of his interest; Restorative, Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry.
He came to Seattle and completed his specialty certificate in prosthodontics and master of science in dentistry degree at the University of Washington Graduate Prosthodontics Program. During more than three years of his specialty training, he was trained for dental implants both surgically and prosthetically. He was a full-time assistant professor at the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch until early 2009. He led a team of specialists/professors including an orthodontist, periodontist, and oral surgeon to treat patients with congenital deformities such as ectodermal dysplasia or incontinentia pigmenti.
Currently, he serves as an affiliate assistant professor of the University of Washington Graduate Prosthodontic program. He has spoken on multiple subjects in implant and prosthetic dentistry nationally and internationally to dental professionals and students. He is also serving as an outside expert reviewer for the implant journal, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Dr. Chung is also a compassionate dentist. He believes that what he enjoys today in his life are gifts from the community and loves to give back. He has been volunteering with Medical Teams International treating referred patients for surgical extractions over the weekend time. He was directly involved in denture projects for tent city people as well.