Wuiteng Koh, DDS, MS
In case you’re wondering, my first name is pronounced ‘Wee Teng’, and I will often introduce myself as simply ‘Teng’.
I still remember the day in 1993 that I began practicing in Northgate. The area seemed almost quaint, and many of you know how much it’s changed since. What has not changed is the joy and privilege of meeting and getting to know our patients. Orthodontics has such a positive impact on everyone’s lives. For patients, the beautiful smiles they are able to achieve contribute greatly to life-long benefits, such as improved health and self-confidence. For me, I get to work with an extremely talented team who are just as happy as I am to be a part of your treatment. In addition, I have the honor of working with the best dentists and specialists in the area, not to mention the best patients!
I attended La Sierra University in Riverside, California, for undergraduate studies, majoring in Chemistry. I was accepted to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry at the ripe age of 19, the youngest in my class. Following dental school, I became a clinical instructor in both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry. In addition, I practiced full time as a general dentist.
Orthodontics, however, began to intrigue me during this time, as I began to see the positive effects healthy and beautiful smiles had on patients. I was accepted into the graduate orthodontic program at Loma Linda University, completing this formal education with highest honors in 1991. I was then invited to work with orthodontic faculty members for another 2 years, learning so much more from these clinicians while waiting for my wife to graduate and for the opportunity to relocate to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Today, I continue to my education with active memberships in the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)
- Washington State Society of Orthodontists (WSSO)
- American Dental Association (ADA) and affiliated associations
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society (OKU)
- Puget Sound Orthodontic Study Club
Personal and Family Life
When asked, I usually say that I grew up in Singapore, but I’m from Seattle! My family moved from Singapore to Loma Linda when I was 15, but it’s here in Seattle that I’ve spent the most years, and where I’ve established both professional and family lives. My wife and I have two lovely daughters, and many have heard us refer to our third ‘child’, a very sweet West Highland Terrier. We love it here, and couldn’t imagine calling any other place home.
When not immersed in orthodontics, I enjoy traveling, photography, reading, and scrabble (yes, scrabble)! I love sports, especially volleyball, tennis, and soccer. The most memorable and enjoyable parts of my sporting life, without question, have come from coaching middle school volleyball and soccer. Watching these young athletes compete and succeed really is fantastic.
Welcome to our office, and I look forward to meeting you, or seeing you again!