Dr. Kang

Philip Y. Kang, DDS

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Kang has lived in the greater New York area almost all of his life. He now has a wonderful family including his wife, Erin, who works as a designer at Tiffany & Co. and their daughter, Chelsea.
Dr. Philip Kang is a Board Certified Periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. In addition, they can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.

Dr. Kang routinely coordinates treatment with other dentists to plan and coordinate optimal periodontal and dental implant care.

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University of Pennsylvania, Periodontics Pennsylvania
Harvard University, Advanced Education in General DentistryHarvard University
University of Michigan, DDSMichigan

Faculty Positions

Dr. Philip Kang currently holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University, School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Periodontics. While at Columbia, Dr. Kang instructs both dental students and periodontal residents in providing the latest technology in the periodontal and dental implant fields.
Prior to Columbia, Dr. Kang held a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis, and Implant Dentistry.

Professional Lecture& Clinical Research

Dr. Kang is an adviser to many dental implant manufacturers. He has been lecturing on behalf of those manufacturers as a Course Director for dental implant courses for hundreds of dentists from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and even Virginia. In addition, Dr. Kang lectures to dentists internationally.
Dr. Kang is involved in multiple dental implant clinical research studies evaluating numerous surgical protocols of dental implants and their designs.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Philip Kang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. To be educationally qualified for Board certification requires:

  • Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school to earn the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree and;
  • Certification as a periodontist after postdoctoral study in an ADA approved program. This period of study is concentrated on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.

In addition to the educational requirements, Board certification requires:

  • Comprehensive ABP Qualifying and Oral Examinations covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
  • Presentation of detailed reports on a broad range of actual treatment personally provided by the periodontist.
  • Recertification every three years.

Dr. Philip Kang is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Board of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the North Eastern Society of Periodontists, the New York County Dental Association, the New Jersey Society of Periodontists, and the New Jersey Dental Association.