So Young Park
Registered Dental Hygienist
Her name is So Young Park and she is a Dental Hygienist who values patients’ comfort. So Young was born in Ulasn, Korea where she spent her childhood years. She was in her early teens when her family immigrated to Canada in 2004. In the course of the thirteen years she has been in Canada, She has lived in three provinces, making her way westward across Canada through Saskatchewan, Alberta and finally British Columbia.
When So Young was a child, she did not have proper dental hygiene and habits, resulting in cavities and other dental problems. Like all of us she was initially afraid of going to the dentists but after few visits she felt more comfortable in dental settings and at the same time became interested in dentistry. She obtained her Dental Technology Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2011. While in college she became intrigued with cosmetic dentistry. She wanted to help people by giving them brighter smile. She moved to Vancouver to further her training and career.
At the University of British Columbia she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2015. She is passionate about helping young people become more aware of the importance of looking after their oral health.
In her free time, So Young’s greatest joys comes from being physical and keeping active on her time away from the clinic. She enjoys hiking, ice skating and running pretty much any combination of walking and hiking in parks and around lakes in beautiful British Columbia. Places she likes are the mountains, particularly Grouse Mountain, Deep Cove, Lions Bay and Lynn Canyon. She also is a movie buff, particularly action and science fiction. She appreciates how open and welcoming British Columbians are and has developed many enduring friendships. Although So Young makes her home in Burnaby, her mom, dad and her brother live in the kootenays. Much of her holiday time is dedicated to visiting them and they go on family vacation together every year. Their next trip is to Mexico to enjoy Cancun’s sunshine and beaches.