Hi! My name is Dr. Janice Hwang
Dr. Janice Hwang is native to the Bay Area. She spent her early childhood and teenage years as a cellist, competing in competitions all over the Bay Area. While she loved her experience as a classical musician, she eventually decided to use the dexterity that she developed for another artform—dentistry.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, she began her dental education at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF, Dr. Janice served in numerous dental organizations and outreach programs. She received several awards for her research in craniofacial development and was also awarded the Charles Craig Memorial Scholarship award in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and ethical character by the local dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCSF, Dr. Janice worked as a general dentist in the Santa Clara county while completing a 3-month preceptorship in orthodontics at UCSF. She returned to UCSF during the following year to complete her 3-year specialty training in orthodontics. She received extensive training in braces, Invisalign, removable appliances, surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Janice is very passionate about serving her community. During her time as a dental student, she traveled to Honduras for three consecutive years to lead dental students and dentists to provide dental treatment to over 400 residents. Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to realize their potential to serve people in any circumstance.
During her free time, Dr. Janice loves spending time with her husband, family, and dog. She is an avid fan of boba and loves to learn how to make different kinds of foods and desserts. She also enjoys hiking, traveling and sharing her experiences through photography.