Dr. Jay Han
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Han grew up in Canada, where he received his bachelor’s degree, graduating with honors from McMaster University. During his dental training at New York University, he was actively involved in the honors Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT). This outreach program is committed to restoring the dignity and health of survivors who have gone through any form of torture in any other country and have found refuge or asylum in the USA.
Dr. Han is as humble as they come and passionate about helping those in need.
Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked mainly at my parents’ grocery store. It was hard work but it helped me mature in many aspects. I was able to see how a business runs, how to relate to customers, and how to work with other employees. I learned important work ethics from my parents which instilled in me a sense of appreciation for the opportunities I have today.
Why did you decide to be a dentist?
I had horrible teeth when he was young, which meant spending a lot of time at my general dentist’s, oral surgeon’s and orthodontist’s offices. I always knew I wanted a profession that allowed me to work with my hands and make a true difference in people’s lives. My personal experience with dentistry – on the patient side – helped me realize this would be a profession where I could achieve both of these goals.
What would you say most motivates you to do what you do? What are you most excited or passionate about?
What motivates me is my desire to do the best work I can. It gives me a sense of joy and pride knowing the treatment I provided can impact my patient’s in a positive way, either creating a new smile or eliminating their pain. I am passionate about my dental career and hope to be regarded as a caring and competent doctor by my patients and peers alike.
What do you love about your profession?
What I love about my profession is the detail it requires, the focus it demands and the result that shows after you have put in the work. It is also constantly changing. It is becoming more preventative, more esthetics focuses. The new development in technology and the broadness of the field with so much to learn are things that excite me the most.
What do you love doing when you aren’t working?
Hanging out with my wife and our corgi, Flavia. I also enjoy jogging, playing basketball, and Taekwondo.
Pay attention to detail – the rest will take care of itself.