40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JONATHAN W. WONG

  • Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Renovo Endodontic Studio

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Renovo Endodontic Studio

Specialty:

Endodontics

Education:

DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Having opened four endodontic specialty practices in five years, Dr. Wong (and his five endodontists) incorporate cutting-edge dentistry into each office: 3D technology, microscope dentistry and customized reports that all patients and referring doctors receive at the end of each appointment.

Philosophy

“We’re always available for emergency treatment, we have multiple locations and we’re open longer because we have multiple doctors.”

Exciting New Trend

Revascularization and regeneration of teeth that failed to develop fully. “Using current knowledge of endodontic techniques combined with biological processes — available semi-differentiated stem cells at the periapex — we’re able to allow the tooth to continue development, more or less,” Dr. Wong says. “I call it the Frankenstein technique.”

Something People Don’t Know

“I have almost half a body’s worth of tattoos,” says Dr. Wong, who often discusses his ink (hidden from view by his professional attire) with tatted patients. “They’re often extremely surprised and think it’s cool when they see some of them.”