40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

Hubert Park

  • Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Specialty

Age:

37

Name of Practice:

Broad Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Specialty:

Pediatric dentistry

Education:

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Why They Were Nominated

In June 2017, Dr. Park was entrusted to be the new owner of a 40-year pediatric dental and orthodontic practice. Building off the legacy of the previous owners, he added modern digital technology, minimally invasive dentistry and clear aligners as added benefits for patients. This year he’s serving as chair of the Boston District Dental Society.

Why They Became a Dentist

My aunt was my orthodontist and my uncle was my oral surgeon. Their care for their patients inspired me to pursue this path when I entered college.”

Biggest Challenge

“Student loans, and running the office while balancing time with family and close friends.”

Most Memorable Patient

“I recently lost a young patient after a major seizure episode at home. In the few years I knew him, he exemplified strength and overcame the challenges presented to him with autism and epilepsy. His passing was extremely disheartening. However, I celebrate his life—everyone I met in the ICU in his last few days was profoundly affected by his positivity.”

Sage Advice

“I cannot overstate the importance of trust, and to gain trust one must master the art of communication and make the patient’s needs your top priority.”

Something People Don’t Know

“I got into old-school jazz at a young age and picked up the saxophone purely out of my desire to play. Jazz band was a huge part of my high school years.”