Dr. Lisa Tong BSc (Columbia), BDent (Sydney)
Dr. Lisa Tong grew up in New York and attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. She graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She worked for Citigroup as an analyst in fixed income trading on Wall Street and Sydney, but she left the financial world to pursue her passion in dentistry. She later on graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry.
Through her experiences at Sydney and Westmead Dental Hospitals and elective placements at New York University and Columbia University Dental Schools, she has gained exposure and knowledge of different branches of General Dentistry. She has also received dental treatments on herself such as fillings, braces, orthograde and retrograde root canals, crowns, wisdom teeth removal, and implants, so she greatly understands and sees from patients’ own perspectives. Lisa believes in the importance of placing patients first by always keeping in mind of what they want and making sure their dental experiences are positive and pain-free.
She is committed to preventative care by placing emphasis on excellent oral hygiene care at home with regular checkups and a healthy diet. She also provides treatment in a thoughtful conservative manner with the use of advanced modern technology in dentistry. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She enjoys computer and mobile technology, traveling around the world, long distance running, food blogging, and Chinese/Taiwanese cultural activities. She is also president of the Columbia Association of Australia, where she connects American expats in Sydney together and volunteers with them at soup kitchens and fundraising events.