Meet Dr. Sean Jung

“I love what I do because I have the privilege of helping my patients maintain good oral health and giving them a better smile. It is very exciting to find and design the best treatment plan possible for each patient’s needs. Furthermore, I like being able to build strong relationships with patients through longstanding positive experiences and mutual trust.” — Dr. Sean Jung

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Sean Jung received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California Los Angeles before entering dental school at the University of Southern California, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Jung has spent multiple hours on continuing education, including orthodontics from Invisalign®/ Progressive orthodontics, IV sedation from the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, and implantology from Dental Implant Seminars/ Apsun Dental Implant Research and Education Center. He has pursued advanced training in many areas, including cosmetic dentistry, and full-mouth reconstruction at institutions such as the Kois Center.

He believes his knowledge and skill in various fields of dentistry will help his patients achieve optimal oral health, as well as enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Jung will strive continually to understand his patients’ individual needs while upholding the highest standards of integrity, morality, and ethics.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists Fellow
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Pierce County Dental Society

Outside the Office

Dr. Jung is originally from South Korea and currently resides in Auburn with his wife, Heybin and son, Jacob. When he’s not in the office he enjoys skiing, traveling, and photography.

Dr. Sean S. Jung’s Team


Melinda has been a part of Dr. Jung’s wonderful team for almost seven years and enjoys interacting with the patients and providing them with the best knowledge and care in the dental field.

Melinda was born and raised in Germany and is fluent in German. She lived there for 18 years, met her husband of 20 years, who serves our beautiful country, and moved to Washington eight years ago. She has three children: two girls, 20 and 18, and a boy, 13. She enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, and baking, and likes to travel to the East Coast as much as possible to visit her relatives and daughters who are attending college there.


Kim is the business coordinator for Dr. Jung. She has been a part of Dental Health Associates for 21 years and feels privileged to work with such a dedicated team that delivers the highest quality of service. She enjoys being able to provide a great outcome for all her patients. Kim also loves being a part of the family this practice is made of and the interactions she has with her patients. They have become like friends to her.

Kim is from Tacoma. She loves to travel and see new places. She has a little boy named Brayden who is 18 months old and the highlight of her life. She also has a tiny Shih Tzu/Poodle named Buddy, who loves to play with Brayden and would every minute of the day if he could. What she loves to do outside of Dental Health Associates is be a mom, which is something she has waited a long time to be, and something she could have never imagined could be as amazing as it is — almost as amazing as being a part of Dental Health Associates!


Helena has been a dental assistant for nine years and has worked with Dr. Jung for three wonderful years. Helena loves being a part of the Dental Health Associates family and enjoys meeting new patients and providing them with her knowledge and sharing her desire to meet each individual’s overall comfort and satisfaction with their oral health.

Helena was born in Tacoma and has lived in the area her entire life. She has been married to her husband Jake for four years now. They met at Lincoln High School their senior year and have been enjoying life together ever since. During her free time, Helena enjoys spending time with her husband and family, whether it be a day at the park or a trip to Neah Bay to visit her two older brothers who reside there.

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