“As your dentist, I guarantee you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. I will always listen to you and answer your questions. The Smile by Design Dental Group is made up of a caring team, and we use state-of-the-art materials and modern treatment techniques. There’s nothing I enjoy more that seeing you, my patient, leave happy, with your concerns addressed and your expectations exceeded.” Hyeonju “Michael” Choi, DMD
Dr. Michael Choi
Dr. Michael Choi is a general dentist, cosmetic dentist, prosthodontist and implant specialist serving patients in Irvine, CA, and the surrounding communities. He has trained with some of the world’s most prominent implant dentists, and he has completed more than 10,000 dental implant surgeries and restorations.
Dr. Choi earned his doctoral degree in Seoul, South Korea in 1986. He served as a military doctor and then entered the advanced implant preceptorship program at UCLA. He researched dental implant interfaces and mechanics, and his findings were published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI).
In 1994, Dr. Choi began the advanced prosthodontic program at Loma Linda University, where he earned a certificate in prosthodontics. He then entered the advanced implant dentistry program and graduated with a certificate in implant dentistry in 1996. Dr. Choi was an assistant professor at Loma Linda for a year, after which he was an implant specialist at the Arizona Implant Institute, focusing on full-mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Choi continues to give many lectures and teach numerous courses about dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, as he maintains his private practice.
Dr. Choi and his wife, Leslie, have been married for 19 years. They have two children: John, 19, is a full-time college student, and Isis, 14, who is a superb swimmer set to qualify for the Junior Olympics. When out of the office, Dr. Choi enjoys golf and hot yoga. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.