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John Kong, DDS,


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I am a board-certified periodontist and an expert on dental implants. I am currently in private practice at Better Living through Dentistry. I can answer questions related to the treatment of periodontitis (gum disease), dental implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts, gum grafts, surgical exposure of teeth, and minor orthodontics.

Experience in the area

I have been practicing periodontics and placing dental implants since 2006 in Forest Hills, Queens, NY at Better Living through Dentistry. I am currently an attending and Chief of Implantology at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.


American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontics, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association


Wesleyan University / Amherst College, BA; SUNY Stony Brook Dental School, DDS; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Certificate in Periodontics; New York University, 1-year program in Full-Mouth Reconstruction; Certified in Invisalign

Awards and Honors

Northeast Society of Periodontists Achievement Award

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Recent Answers from John Kong, DDS,

2016-08-07 Inadequate bone grafting disaster:

Hi Alexis,    I'm sorry to hear about your ordeal.  However, it seems like you have a whole team of dentists and specialists looking at your case.  Sometimes, augmenting bone does not work out the way

2016-03-22 Tooth is loose after attaching to implant:

Dear Cynthia,    Unexpected implant complications does happen in dentistry. That said, I do see why you would be frustrated.  You should be familiar with the timeline that it takes to restore an implant

2016-02-26 Crown inflammation and recession:

Your question is a tough to answer b/c I do need a picture of your smile, teeth and gums to tell you how your smile can be improved.   That said, if a temporary is well made with tight, polished margins

2015-09-25 8mm gum pockets!!:

Hi Anne,    With a 8mm pocket, you should really see a periodontist for further evaluation.  Your smoking is definitely a factor in your gum disease and the fact that your pocket is progressively getting

2015-09-16 tissue regeneration:

Michael,  I'm not sure if I completely understand your first question, but if a crown on your dental implant cannot be immediately placed, the healing cap should keep the soft tissue at bay. If a coverscrew


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