Dr. Fong Wong, a tenure accruing junior faculty member in prosthodontics, joined the college in 2004 having come from the Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she was teaching restorative dentistry.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in Pharmacology and her doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She earned her certification in advanced graduate study in prosthodontics, and her master of science in dentistry from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Where were you born?
In the jungles of Cambodia.
What made you decide to go into dentistry or into your current field?
I felt I wasn’t smart enough to be a rocket scientist.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Proving untrue all predictions that someone without any formal education until the age of 12 would never be able to become a dentist.
If you could live anywhere on earth (and money was no issue) where would you choose to live?
Anywhere where I can live and work with honest people I can trust.
How do you most like to spend your free time?
In the outdoors: running, biking, or observing and photographing wildlife.
What was the last book you read?
All The Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents and Edmonton’s St. Barnabas Church who made it possible for me to come to the free world.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The gift of powerful speech.
What is your motto?
Believe that anything is possible. Be unafraid of the new and unknown.