Local Oral Surgeon Dr. Yuan (Cathy) Hung celebrates the 10th Anniversary of her practice, Prospect Oral Surgery Center in Monroe Township, on Tuesday April 9, 2019. Mayor Gerald Tamburro will be conducting a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at 12 noon in the Centrastate Medical Arts Building in Monroe, located at 312 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township.
Dr. Yuan (Cathy) Hung is a native of Taiwan. She graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery (now School of Dental Medicine) and received her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center of the Bronx, New York. She is a Diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. She has been serving Monroe Township community and its vicinity, including Greater Princeton area for ten years. She has been treating patients for twenty years.
Dr. Hung believes in a personalized approach and incorporates a “whole body” approach into her daily practices. “It’s not just teeth that we are taking out as teeth are part of the jaw and oral cavity and are very important in our overall health”, she said. She performs office-based anesthesia which includes intravenous sedation, sweet gas or nitrous oxide, and oral sedation.
“People always ask me to knock them out but I always have to take a step further to explain what anesthesia really means for them.” Dr. Hung feels that it is important to establish a healthy expectation of what the surgical procedure and anesthesia entail prior to the procedure in order to improve patient outcome. “It’s understandable that patients will take their friend’s and family’s experiences or their own past experiences as a gauge of how their procedure would turn out. However, it is not always the case.” She said “My concern is that patients these days are exposed to many fresh and raw media videos. Some people watch YouTube videos that are negatively graphic before coming to my office and are scared because of what they watched the night before. I want to establish a positive but realistic outlook of what the procedure could be.”
Dr. Hung offers oral surgery services including surgical extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, treatment of oral facial infections and trauma, and evaluation of jaw (TMJ) problems as well as oral cancer screening and biopsy of oral lesions. She collaborates with dental and medical specialists whenever necessary.
“I take pride in taking care of patients and our practice strives for patient satisfaction.” Dr. Hung expressed that her team works hard to help patients every step along the way, from the first phone call to surgery and aftercare. “Patients often tell me they feel comfortable coming to my office because of the home atmosphere. That’s what I want; I want my patients to feel at ease.” Dr. Hung has been a resident of Monroe Township for the past fifteen years.
The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday April 9 is open to the public and refreshments are served on the second floor of the Centrastate Medical Arts Building in Monroe, intersection between Applegarth Road and Cranbury Half-Acre Road.