College Street Family Dental | Meet The Providers in Covina

COLLEGE STREET FAMILY DENTAL

Edison Han, DDS, FAGD
Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry

153 West College Street, Covina, CA 91723
Call Today! Tel: 626-498-2472

 

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ABOUT DR. EDISON HAN


When Doctor Edison Han and his family first arrived to Los Angeles in 1986, his teacher advised him and his siblings to    change their names to English sounding ones, as their Korean monikers were hard for Americans to pronounce. Wanting to appear more “American” to his schoolmates and hopefully be more popular, Sang Woo
Han instantly became Edison Han. 

Edison Han chose this name because he wanted the same moniker as his hero at the time, the great 19th century inventor Thomas Edison. But being eleven years old, he mistakenly thought that by choosing the name Edison as his first name, he was giving himself the same given name as the inventor. So he became Edison Han instead of thomas han. 

Performing well academically was always important to Edison. Loving science and wanting to become an inventor similar to his hero, initially Dr. Han thought he would pursue a career as an engineer designing robots. But he later decided he would instead prefer a career making people more healthy, sociable and beautiful. So Edison became an engineer of the oral cavity, rather than of robots.

In 1997, he completed a bachelor of science degree in biological science at the University of California, Irvine. Then in 2001, he earned a doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. During dental school, Edison was honored by winning the Deans Scholarship. It is awarded to students at the dental school for achieving high on the dental national board. 

Seeking to “payback the country he is so grateful for,” Edison joined the U.S. Army reserve soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). He was mobilized to support Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he provided dental services to soldiers. LTC Edison also performed dental services in El Salvador as part of a humanitarian effort by the United States Army. As a civilian, Edison volunteered to provide dental services to an orphanage in Esenada, Mexico, as part of a nonprofit organization called Corazon de Vida Foundation. He also has also volunteered at various health fairs in Los Angeles to promote oral health to attendees.

Since earning his doctorate, Edison has continually updated and learned additional medical knowledge and skills through continued schooling. He completed a postgraduate residency in hospital dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Los Angeles. During his residency, he received additional training on treating geriatric patients and those who are medically compromised. In addition, he has continually taken courses to learn about the newest dental technologies and treatment methods. And he continually reads numerous medical journals about the newest treatments, technologies, innovations and discoveries to keep abreast of the latest developments of the dental profession.

In 2012, Dr. Edison was again honored by winning the prestigious distinction of Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) by the Academy of General Dentistry. Only two percent of all American dentists earn this august recognition. Dr. Edison is also serving as a president of the Aesthetic Dental Institute in Los Angeles.  Aesthetic Dental Institute organizes continuing education courses to dentists on research and clinical advancements in dentistry. .

Edison lives in Orange County with his wife Aness and twins Brent and Kaitlyn, who were born in April 2012. Aness has worked in the book publishing industry.

Dr. Edison enjoys spending time with his family and learning new subjects by reading nonfiction and watching television documentaries.

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Simon_Choyee.pngSimon Choyee, D.D.S.

Dr. Choyee attended UCLA for undergraduate studies, USC School of Dentistry, and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at LAC+USC Medical Center.

He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. With Dr. Choyee’s expertise and compassion we are confident that patients will find comfort in his care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr_Farnad_Fariborz1.jpgDr. Farnad Fariborz, DMD
Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Area of Interests: Cosmetic and reconstructive jaw surgeries, dental implants, TMJ disorders and oral pathology.

Clinical Professor and former Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Southern California
Received Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification from Shahid Beheshti University in 1995 
Received Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1996
Received Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification from Michigan (Detroit Receiving Hospital) in 2007
Published many scientific and clinical articles in different international journals including Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Member American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Member of California Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Member of Los Angeles Dental Society, American Dental Association, California Dental Association

 

 

Endodontist

mindo_lee1.jpgDr. Mindo Lee, DDS
Specialist in Endodontics
 

Dr. Mindo Lee is a native of San Diego, California, America’s Finest City. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemistry & Biochemistry. Dr. Lee had completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a residency program in Advance Education in General Dentistry at the University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry. Dr. Lee has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and was also the team doctor for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. After several years in practice, Dr. Lee earned his Endodontic Specialty Degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee strives to do his upmost for all of his patient to help them preserve their teeth. “I am here to listen to my patients’ concerns so that I am able to address their personal dental needs. My goal is to provide the highest quality root canal therapy for all of my patients, utilizing the latest technology in endodontics that will allow treatment to be more predictable and completed in less time. I will provide my patients with exceptional endodontic care by a highly trained, experienced, and caring professional team.”

With his spare time, Dr. Lee loves to travel all around the world. His favorite places are Vienna, Austria, Canary Islands, Spain and Sydney, Australia.
 

Hygienists

Jazzmin Corrington, BSDH, RDH

Jazzmin graduated from West Coast University with her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is building a relationship with her patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible. The most rewarding feeling for her is knowing she’s making a difference in her patient’s health for the better. In Jazzmin’s free time, she enjoys watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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