Dr. Dong is a board-certified prosthodontist born and educated in Canada. She completed a two-year pre-dentistry program at Brandon University, was awarded a DMD degree and a BSc(Dent) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1996, practiced general dentistry in Brandon, Manitoba, and was awarded a MSc(Prosthodontics) degree from the University of Toronto in 2001. She was recruited back to the University of Manitoba to begin her career as a dental educator, researcher, prosthodontist, and dental consultant. Here she achieved the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. She was a part-time dental consultant at CancerCare Manitoba and conducted a chart review study on patient-reported symptoms from oral cancer patients.
Dr. Dong joined the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in August 2019. A full-time prosthodontics role at the dental school consists of teaching dental students, continuing to pursue grant-funded research, and an opportunity for part- time private practice at Aragon Prosthodontics. Dr. Dong is passionate about utilizing her clinical expertise to provide high quality dental care to patients and guiding dental students to develop skills to do the same. She is the Dentistry Lead for Interprofessional Education at Western University which naturally aligns with her goals to contribute to optimizing student experiences and patient care.
Highlights of her volunteer experiences include participating in an all-dentist musical production of Guys and Dolls in 2013 to raise money for head and neck cancer patient treatment, a dental humanitarian mission to the Philippines in December 2014, and providing free oral cancer screenings at organized events.
Another side of Dr. Dong is her love of food and sharing her baking with friends. Her tiramisu is to die for!
She has been a reviewer for several dental journals and served as an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Dong is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, and American College of Prosthodontics.