KOREAN AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Continually evolving the future of Korean American Dentists

2024 – 2025 President

Jonathan Song, DDS

Dr. Song assumes the presidency of KADA for 2024 through 2025. Learn more about his mission and goals below.

Korean American Dental Association
2920 Huntington Dr, STE #238
San Marino, CA 91108

      Dear members of the Korean American Dental Association,

      I am deeply honored to be addressed as the President of the Korean American Dental Association for the year 2024 and 2025. It is with great enthusiasm and a profound sense of responsibility that I step into this role, knowing that our organization is dedicated to service, alliance, respect, education, and integrity.

      Our mission is clear: to provide exemplary service to our community, to strengthen alliances, to foster respect, to promote education, and to uphold the highest standards of integrity within our profession. It represents the foundation upon which we have built our association, and it is the guiding principle that will continue to steer us towards success.

      Due to the dedication of past presidents and their board members, KADA has embraced the traditional values, culture, and intentions of our founding fathers along with the current need to bring new ideas and younger generations together as well as to improve diversity, inclusivity, and leadership in mainstream dentistry. 

      Last year, we had monumental milestones and successes led by Dr. David Kim and the leadership board. KADA achieved ADA CERP and AGD PACE certifications in 2023. We provided quality CEs for heavily discounted costs especially for our members almost every month, all around the nation. We helped establish new regional chapters, recruit new members, and board members. We held multiple events to provide a platform where younger or newly graduated dentists and dental students were able to meet and connect with the seasoned dentists. Lastly, we successfully held the annual scientific conference in Las Vegas, by bringing people together from all over the nation, providing exceptional education, and creating lasting bonds between them through  social hours and celebration. We have also been working very closely with the mainstream dental organizations such as American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Los Angeles Dental Society (LADS), and San Fernando Valley DEntal Society (SFVDS) to name a few. Internationally, KADA was invited to the Seoul International Dental Exhibition & Scientific Conference by Korean Dental Association and Seoul Dental Association, with whom we have a close tie and positive relationship.

      Here are our 3 main goals that we plan to achieve this year with educational and social opportunities:

  • Nurture new Korean American dentists and dental students to take ownership of our history-rich organization
  • Expand our role as a Korean American dentists’ platform to create strong ties between our members with different generations and various cultural background
  • Impact our communities positively as Korean American dentists with community services, philanthropic endeavors, and donations.

      Creating a strong alliance among Korean American dentists is paramount. Together, we can harness our collective expertise and experience to make a significant impact on the dental industry. Please help and support us to reach out to all Korean American dentists across the nation, ensuring that no one is left without the support and camaraderie that our association provides. With the support of the members of the board, chairs & members of various committees, senior advisors, KADA Board of Trustees, many industry sponsors, and each & every member of KADA, let us work together to expand our network and strengthen our bonds with Korean American dentists throughout the United States. Together, we can achieve greatness and continue to be a shining example of our mission and core values.

      I look forward to working with each and every one of you, and I am eager to hear your ideas and aspirations for our association. We strive to reach new heights and create a stronger and more united community of Korean American dental professionals.

      Thank you for your trust and confidence in me as your President. I am committed to serving our association with dedication and passion.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Song, DDS

2024 – 2025 President, Korean American Dental Association

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