Periodontists are specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry's experts in treating oral inflammation and receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school. Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
Dr. Yung-Ting (Lizzy) Hsu is a dual-boarded periodontist. She has been practicing general dentistry since 2007, and earned her master of science degree and specialty certificate in Periodontics from the University of Michigan in 2013. She then became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Taiwanese Board of Periodontology after she graduated.
Dr. Hsu is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Periodontics, University of Washington, Seattle. She involves in both didactic courses and clinical teaching at pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Dr. Hsu published more than 30 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Her research interests focus on periodontal regeneration, treatment and prevention of peri-implant diseases, and interdisciplinary therapy. She received several teaching and research awards, such as AAPF Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship (2018), Osteology Education Grant from Osteology Foundation (2018), and AAPF fellowship to the Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions (2016).
For Dr. Hsu, nothing is more important than providing comprehensive care for her patients. She believes that all treatments should be tailored based on the patient's needs. In addition to a careful plan and meticulous treatment, successful treatment outcomes could be achieved via great communication and continuous discussion.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys living in this beautiful city with her family. She loves to cook and travel to experience different cultures and foods.