Dr. Tae Kwon has always had a passion for studying science, and dentistry. During dental school, he became fascinated by the significant connection between whole body health and gum disease, so he considered a specialty in Periodontology. He quickly realized that in all of dentistry it seemed that periodontists develop the longest and deepest relationships with their patients – that closed the deal.
Dr. Tae Kwon received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, where he graduated with the highest academic standing. He then decided to pursue the field of dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. During his dental training in Toronto he received many scholarships and awards in recognition of his clinical and academic excellence. He further pursued and received his specialty training in Periodontology as well as Master of Medical Sciences from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he was the recipient of the Hanley D. Epstein Award for clinical and academic excellence. Dr. Kwon has served as an ad-hoc reviewer of Quintessence International, British Dental Journal and Oral Health and Dental Management, Journal of Applied Oral Science, International Dental Journal, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Translational Medicine, and Dental Traumatology. He is also an editorial board member of the Quintessence International, International Dental Journal, and Dental Traumatology. Furthermore, he is the author of many articles in peer-reviewed dental journals. In addition, Dr. Kwon was a part-time clinical instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a lecturer at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, and a guest speaker at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
When you first meet Dr. Kwon, it’s his friendly warmth, humor, honest compassion and the ability to really listen that will stand out the most. But sharing his knowledge and excitement about oral health is second nature, and you’ll soon be understanding more about your own health than you ever knew. His experience with complex dental issues and options for treatment helps give you as many choices as possible, all towards giving you excellent results for a wide range of periodontal, implant and restorative dental care.
Dr. Kwon cares for his patients providing prevention and treatment for gum disease, dental implants for missing teeth, and extractions. He strives to be “the best in town for painless Novocain.” Patients are completely amazed at his injections and with the overall level of comfort they feel during and after treatment. And don’t be surprised to receive a personal phone call from him after your appointment – it’s part of his commitment to your continued comfort and satisfaction.
To keep up with the constant evolution of new scientific and translational research, including minimally invasive treatment protocols, Dr. Kwon “truly enjoys critically analyzing new findings and adopting them into daily clinical practice to serve my patients better.” For example, his knowledge of the mouth-body connection supports you in achieving a higher level of health that not only impacts your mouth, but also your overall state of health and wellbeing.
Aside from his passion of dentistry, Dr. Kwon is happily married to his wife Jihae and has two beautiful children daughter Hailey and son Evan. They have truly enjoyed living in Keene and being a part of the community. A huge fan of baseball, Dr. Kwon roots for the Toronto Blue Jays (that comes from being born and growing up in Canada!), and he catches all their games on his internet TV.
Dr. Kwon feels extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to improve the periodontal health of all the patients referred to him.