DR CHRISTINE HONG
(11th SARC 2021 Faculty)
Associate Professor & Programme Director
Division of Orthodontics
UCSF School of Dentistry
Dr. Chrsitine Hong is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She currently serves as the Programme Director of Orthodontic residency program and faculty for Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Graduate Programme and Programme in Craniofacial Biology at the UCSF School of Dentistry. She also holds joint appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor at UCLA Schoolof Dentistry and Adjunct Associate Professor at Orthodontic Departments at three Korean universities, Yonsei University, Ajou University, and Kyung Hee University. She currently serves as an editor for PCSO and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Hong completed her dental education from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and obtained her Orthodontics training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Certificate of Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.
Dr. Hong is extensively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research and has received numerous awards and research funding from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Cleft Palate Foundation, and National Institute of Health. Currently, her research interests focus on improving stability after maxillary expansion by developing novel platforms using nanodiamonds and hydrogel and enhancing cranio facial bone regeneration by modulating epigenetic machineries during mesenchymal stem cell differentiation.