Dr. Hong Intro & Update

Dear Patients,

I hope this note finds you well.  We want to inform you of some exciting changes we are implementing to better serve all of our patients.

We are pleased to announce the addition of our new associate, Dr Steve Hong to our practice.  He will start by seeing patients at our University Place office on Fridays.  Dr. Hong has been seeing patients at our Browns Point office since earlier this year. Dr. Hong will be serving as a Participating Provider (PPO) with Delta, Cigna, Regence and United Healthcare insurance plans, and all other insurance plans as standard provider.

Dr Steve Hong received his DDS from NYU school of Dentistry after getting his bachelor’s degree from University of Washington.  He completed General Practice Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in NYC.  He has been serving the Puget Sound area as a general dentist for the last 8 years.  He is currently finishing up a year long implant program to better serve his patients.  He is married to a Pedodontist (Children’s dentist) and has two lovely children. 

Dr Hong joins our team so that he can practice patient centered care, with focus on quality.  He looks forward to meeting you.

As you may already know, Dr. Butler has added another day and now sees patients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the UP office.   Dr. Butler’s passion is in whole body health and she is pursuing further studies in Integrative Dental Medicine to empower her patients towards personal health.

Dr. Min has also shifted her schedule to accommodate the rigorous demand of her Naturopath Physician Program.  She is on schedule to become a Board Certified Naturopath Physician by end of next year.  She will be seeing patients on Monday, Thursday, and every other Wednesday at the UP office.

Please feel free to contact us and make an appointment to meet Dr Steve Hong.  We are very excited to have him join our team! 


Dr. Esther Min DDS MAGD

Dr. Kelly Buter DDS

Dr. Steve Hong DDS and Team