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Dr. Armand Kainoa Chong

Dr. Armand Kainoa Chong was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from ‘Iolani School. He later attended Oregon State University on a football scholarship and the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine on an academic scholarship through the Imi Ho’ola program, an accelerated program for health careers of Pacific Islanders. Dr. Chong finished his final prerequisites for dental school at Chaminade University of Honolulu in 1984. He attended dental school at the University of Missouri - Kansas until 1988 and was later accepted in a General Practice Residency Program at St. Francis Medical Center where he worked until 1989. In 1990, he opened a private practice in Honolulu where he has been serving patients ever since.

Additionally, Dr. Chong serves as a dental consultant at Avalon Care Center, Convalescent Care Center of Hawaii, Hale Pulama Mau (Kuakini), Island Nursing Home, Kahala Nui, Oahu Care Facility and One Kalakaua.

Professional Career

  • Privately-owned dental practice; 3555 Harding Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816;
    ph: (808) 737-3525, fax: (808) 737-1964, 1990 - Present
  • American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate, 2007
  • International College Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), Fellow, 2007
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME), 2006
  • Hawaii TMJ Institute, Founder, 2005 - Present
  • Board of Dental Examiners State of Hawaii, Member, 2004 - Present
  • University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, Teaching Faculty
  • Hula Bowl and Aloha Bowl football games, Official Dentist, 1990 - 1995
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow Dentist, 1994
  • Convalescent Center of Honolulu, Oahu Care Facility, Island Nursing Home, Kuakini Geriatric Center, Maunalani Nursing Center, One Kalakaua, Avalon Care Center, Leahi Hospital, Garden Isle Healthcare and Hale Kupuna, Dental Director
  • Licensure and certification includes Hawaii, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri

Education

  • TMD Residency Program with Dr. Terrence O’ Shaughnessy, 2003 - 2009
  • St. Francis Medical Center, General Practice Residency Program, 1988 - 1989
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, D.D.S., 1984 – 1988
  • Oregon State University, Biology, 1979 - 1981
  • Chaminade University, 1983 – 1984
  • University of Hawaii, Imi Ho’ola program, 1981 – 1983
  • Oregon State University, Biology, 1979 - 1981
  • ‘Iolani School, 1979

Professional Organizations

  • American Dental Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, 2007
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain, 2007
  • American Academy of Pain Management, 2007
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member and Fellow (1994), 1988 - Present
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2006 - Present
  • Academy of Sports Dentistry, Member, 1990 - 2001
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1997 - 2000
  • Honolulu County Dental Society, Delegate, 1989 - Present
  • Special Care Dentistry, 2002 - Present
  • International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, 2004 - Present
  • Hawaii Dental Association, 1990 – Present
     - Political Action Committee, 1994
     - Dental Benefits Committee, 1994 - 1996
     - Young Dentist Committee, 1994 – 1996
     - Dental Health Committee, 1996
     - Public Relations Committee 1994 - 1995
  • Advanced Dental Implant Associates, Member, 1989 - 1997
  • Dental Associates of Hawaii Study Club, Past President, Member, 1989 – Present

Community & Civic Organizations

  • Catholic Charities Family Services, Member, Board of Directors, 1996
  • ‘Iolani School
     - Intermediate Girls Basketball, Coach, 2004 - 2005
     - Varsity Football, Coach, 1990 - 1996 and 1998 - 2004
     - Alumni Board of Directors, Member, 1995 - 1998
     - Alumni Association, President, 1996 - 1997
     - Board of Governors, Member, 1996 - 1997
  • Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Miss Hawaii Development Board, Member, 1995 - 2000
  • Oahu Country Club
     - Social Committee, 1994
     - Intermediate Advisor, 1995
     - Board of Directors, 1995
     - House Committee, 1995 - 1996
     - Membership Committee, 1996 - 2000
  • Waialae Country Club 2006 - Present
  • Star of the Sea Parish Council, Member, 1999 - 2002

Honors & Achievements

  • BioResearch Conference, Presenter, 2011
  • University of Washington, School of Dentistry, Guest Lecturer, 2010
  • Long Term Care Conference – Riding the Wave into the Future of Long Term Care, Presenter, 2010
  • International Conference of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, Presenter, 2005
  • Pacific Century Fellows Program for Young Leaders of Hawaii, Graduate, 1997 - 1998
  • Midwest Dental Convention, Presenter, 1987
  • Pacific Dental Conference, Presenter, 1989
  • University of Hawaii, MARC/Haumana Research Scholarship, 1981- 1982
  • Oregon State University, football scholarship, 1979 - 1981

 

Publications

“The Use Of Splints For Managing TMD and Bruxism,” The Hawaii Dental Journal, May/June 2007, Vol.38 No.3