Dr. Steven Jung has been in the private practice of orthodontics since 1981. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley in bacteriology. Dr. Jung received both his dental degree and masters degree in Orthodontics from Washington University in St. Louis. He was also an assistant professor of orthodontics at the University of the Pacific for thirteen years.Dr. Jung is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, the Southern Alameda County Dental Society, and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International. He is continually involved in continuing education programs to keep up to date on the latest technologies of research that will benefit his patients.Dr. Jung, his wife Doris, and their sons Scott and Kevin, have been very active in their community both in the Boy Scouts, where each son obtained the rank of Eagle Scout, and in their church. They look forward to their continuing service to others.
Nicole joined our team in December 2009 as our Treatment Coordinator and is the first person you meet as you walk through the door. Nicole maintains patient files, answers incoming phone calls, greets patients, and schedules appointments. Nicole is passionate about providing excellent customer service and creating a friendly environment for our patients. A Tracy resident since 1989, she is a proud Bulldog from the Tracy High class of 1992. After Junior College and receiving her Associates Degree from Heald Business College, she became the Events Manager for the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, then the Activities Manager for InShape Sports Club. She also doubled as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She is married to her old high school flame, who is a P.E. teacher and Varsity Head Coach at West High School. Together, they have four young girls; Kambria, twins Kassidy and Kaitlyn, Kendall, and two dogs, a rat, and a lizard.
Karen has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1988 and has been assisting at this practice since August of 2008. She is licensed in Radiology, Coronal Polish, Ultrasonic Scaler, and certified in CPR. Karen has accumulated knowledge from working in all aspects of dentistry from general dentistry to orthodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics. Her many working years of experience and her confident manner easily put patients at ease. Karen is one of the best assistants in the field and we feel rather lucky to have her as part of our team. Having seen just about everything imaginable in dentistry, Karen is very knowledgeable about dental procedures and shares this with her patients. She helps with ordering dental supplies and maintaining the equipment, thus, she is always up-to-date on the latest in dental products. Patients love her for her expertise, professionalism, and caring nature. Karen graduated from Andon College in Stockton, CA in 1988. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, cooking, gardening, and having fun with her husband Craig, daughter Megan, and dog Macy.