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 art -form—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 for 3 years in Santa Clara county. During her years in private practice, Dr. Janice discovered her passion for creating beautiful smiles and decided to return to school to complete her training in orthodontics at UCSF's Orthodontic Residency Program, where she completed her orthodontic training with a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Biology. She received extensive training in traditional 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.
Dr. Janice is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics, California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara County Dental Society.
Dr. Janice hanging out at the SF"s Museum of Ice Cream saying "No to Cavities!"
Dr. Janice traveled and volunteered in Honduras for 3 dental mission trips to provide children with much needed dental care.
Hiking in the Grand Canyon
and Havasu Falls
Dr. Janice with
her Maltipoo Momo
Dr. Janice expressing
her excitement for BOBA!
Dr. Janice and her husband celebrating their honeymoon in Paris