esther chung dds
Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Esther Chung, Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Esther Chung was born in South Korea and grew up in Australia, Singapore, and China. She moved to New York to attend the BS/DDS Early Assurance Program, a combined 7-year undergrad and dental school program at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo. Dr. Chung graduated summa cum laude in Biology with the Honors College, and continued to the School of Dental Medicine at SUNY and was awarded the SUNY Distinguished Volunteer Award. She was also awarded the AAPD Merit Predoctoral Student Award for most promise in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Chung held leadership positions as president of the Pediatric Education and Dental Outreach Club where she pioneered outreach to teach maternal health classes at the Children’s Hospital, made mouthguards for local middle and highschool basketball teams, and led fluoride varnish outreach to a nearby Amish community annually. Dr. Chung did her pediatric dental residency at John Oishei Children’s Hospital. Her focus there was children with special health care needs and medically complex children. She also taught as a clinical instructor for predoctoral students at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Chung is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD), California Dental Association (CDA), Southern Alameda County Dental Society and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Outside of the office Dr. Chung enjoys figure skating in outdoor ice rinks, playing the piano and trying out new coffee shops and restaurants. For years her parents have been participating in medical missions as a physician and pharmacist. Her dream is to someday join them on medical and dental mission trips around the world!

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Our Mission
To provide a positive and supportive dental experience that cultivates children to be motivated to take pride in their oral health and maintain it for a lifetime. Our goal is to provide children with skills needed to maintain and preserve their oral health while putting a stop to dental anxiety before it can start.
Our Approach

Our expert team is focused on providing superior pediatric dental care as well as behavioral management and helps foster a positive relationship between your child and dental care. We educate parents and children in preventative ways in child-friendly terms and in a way that a developing child can be part of the process.


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Payment is due at the time of your appointment and services. We accept cash, check and these major credit cards:
No Insurance, no problem! At Kali Smiles we strive to make dental care accessible for all families and will do our utmost to work with our patients to create affordable payment plans.
We work with CareCredit and Lending Point to help you finance procedures that may be beyond your immediate reach.

Why Choose Kali Smiles Kids

At Kali Smiles Kids, we’re thrilled to provide families with quality, specialized dental care in a modern and inviting space. From infants to adolescents, we approach pediatric dentistry in a way that’s engaging, positive, and delightfully informative, so your child can take pride in their healthy smiles for life.
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