Meet Our Orthodontist
Michael J. Chung, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael J. Chung grew up in Bergen County, NJ, and attended high school at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, NY. He received his Bachelor’s degree from New York University. In 2003, after completing four years of training at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. The following year, Dr. Chung practiced dentistry as a resident at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital while completing rotations at Metropolitan Hospital Center, Helen Hayes Hospital and the Thelma C. Davidson Adair Dental Center in New York. He continued his postgraduate studies at the Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics where he became skilled at multiple orthodontic techniques. He was awarded a specialty certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree after completing his research involving biomechanical friction and third-order torque in self-ligating brackets. His research was published in scientific journals. In 2007, Dr. Chung took over the practice of Dr. Martin Weinstein in his Freehold and Manalapan locations. He recently moved both practices into new state-of-the-art facilities in Iron Bridge Park in Freehold, and Bridge Plaza in Manalapan.
Dr. Chung is an Invisalign® Preferred Provider, and has been selected as a Top Dentist by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, a Top Dentist in Monmouth Health & Life magazine, one of New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Docs by NJ Family magazine, and one of the Top Orthodontists in the industry by Orthodontic Products magazine.
Dr. Chung has served as both an assistant clinical dental instructor at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and a preclinical orthodontics assistant instructor at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth-Ocean Dental Society, and the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation.
Dr. Chung lives in Manalapan, NJ. He is a certified technical scuba diver and underwater photographer. In his free time, he enjoys diving the Jersey shore, snowboarding, and working on his car.