The Song Dental Center in Lynnwood promises to provide high quality dental care with well-practiced talents, advanced technology, and impressive credentials of Dr. Thomas C. Song. Having worked professionally as a dentist since 1992, Dr. Song is able to boast a rare and exceptional record of quality dental service that should keep your mind at ease and keep your smile bright.
Dr. Thomas C. Song earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, in 1992. He then went on to pursue an advanced education in general practice residency and completed his postdoctoral training at the prestigious Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. Through this training, Dr. Song was able to master an expanded knowledge of all facets of dentistry.
His Navy training took him on a six years of active duty service with the US Navy as a Naval Dental Officer, where he provided comprehensive dental care to our sailors and marines. He was awarded numerous academic, clinical and military service awards for his work, including two Navy Achievement Medals for clinical excellence and service above and beyond the call of duty. At the close of his military career, he left with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Even after the military, Dr. Song’s education and training continued. In 1998, he earned the highly esteemed designation of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). The Academy of General Dentistry, an international organization of dentists with a mission of quality continuing dental education, sets high standards for excellence, and fellowship in this organization is an honor achieved by only 3% of dentists in the United States. In the words of the AGD, a FAGD has been recognized by other dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists who are committed to quality patient care through continuing dental education. The AGD places emphasis on life-long continued dental education (above and beyond what is needed for basic state requirements for annual licensure.) Academy fellows are required to have earned a minimum of 500 hours of approved continuing dental education credits, pass a rigorous comprehensive exam, and serve as a member of the academy for at least three continuous years. AGD members must also remain up-to-date with the latest advances in the profession. Dr. Song achieved his Fellowship only six years after graduating from dental school. If a dentist met only the state required 21 hours per year of continuing education, it would take a dentist nearly 24 years to achieve Fellowship status! It is Dr. Song’s firm belief that the key to providing excellence in dentistry is continued education and keeping pace with the latest developments in modern dental technology.
Dr. Song is highly trained in providing the latest techniques in painless dentistry and has taken numerous advanced courses in cosmetic, implant, restorative, and laser dentistry making continuing education a routine part of his dental practice. Dr. Song strives to maintain the highest level of accreditation and currently pursuing ongoing education to stay at the forefront and cutting edge of dentistry by diligently working toward receiving his very prestigious Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Dr. Song is also a certified Waterlase dentistry clinician proficient and experienced in all laser dentistry including hard and soft tissue, surgical and restorative procedures.
Dr. Song currently lives in Edmonds, WA . In addition to his dental practice and his involvement with numerous reputable dental organizations and study clubs, he enjoys fishing, basketball, tennis, swimming, and spending time with his wife and three children.