Nikki

Nikki is a Central Park Dental & Orthodontics hygienist! In her role as a dental hygienist, she confidently conducts thorough assessments of oral health, expertly treats gum and periodontal disease, skillfully cleans teeth, and provides valuable advice to patients on maintaining optimal oral health.

She graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry (now known as Texas A&M College of Dentistry) with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She also attended Texas Christian University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology – Go Horned Frogs! Her ultimate goal is to provide patients with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to keep their smiles and overall health in top shape. Plus, she is always excited to foster strong, lasting relationships with patients and their loved ones.

Nikki and her husband have one daughter and a Yorkshire terrier named Ollie. They love to travel, spend time with their loved ones, relax, enjoy a good book, and discover new dining spots. Plus, their adorable Yorkshire terrier, Ollie, always comes with them!

Melissa Recio

Melissa Recio has been a part of the team at Central Park Dental for three years. You will find her working hard at the front desk, but she is a trained Dental Assistant as well. On the weekends, she works as an Ortho Assistant, too. It is no surprise Dr. Jung calls Melissa her “go-to person”!

Born and raised in Texas, Melissa graduated in 2017 with her Dental Assistant license from Concorde Career Institute in Grand Prairie. She has always been determined to work in a healthcare profession. She chose the dental field because for her, the first thing she notices about someone is their smile. She loves to see patients “regain their confidence” after an appointment. Her favorite part about her job is getting to interact with patients. “ I love to help patients get the smile they always have wanted as well as make others feel good about themselves. I am very patient oriented and love to hear positive feedback of they’re experience with us. So I always try my best to treat all patients like family and give them the best care”.

Melissa’s favorite part about her job is being able to help in both the front and back of the office. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and five-year-old son, Emmanuel.

Jiyoung Jung, DDS, FAGD

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Dr. Jiyoung Jung was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in child psychology. After moving to the United States with her family, Dr. Jung received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in biology at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honor List. At Baylor College of Dentistry, now known as the Texas A&M College of Dentistry, she was a member of the Odontological Honor Society, the Dean’s Honor List, the Dental Scholars’ program, and a mentor for the Pre-Dental Enrichment Program. She also earned a certificate in education for healthcare professionals from the Texas A&M School of Graduate Studies. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and was recognized with the Merritt-Parks Award.

After receiving her degree, Dr. Jung continued her studies through the Advanced Education for General Dentistry (AEGD) Program. In the AEGD program, she gained experience in full-mouth rehabilitation, esthetic restoration, and implant surgery and restoration, as well as various periodontal surgeries and advanced root canal therapies like retreatment. Through the program, Dr. Jung provided dental services to medically compromised patients and special-needs patients. She has also taught third- and fourth-year clinical dental students as an adjunct assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry.

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Dr. Jung is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry, the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry, and The American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health. Dr. Jung has also been chosen to receive the Best Dentist in D Magazine for 2021, 2022, and 2023!

Dr. Jung has been awarded her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a distinction only 6% of all dentists have achieved. She is very detail-oriented, and she dedicates time to improving her knowledge and skills to be the best dentist she can be. Her goal is to provide patient-centered, comprehensive care.

Dr. Jung has been married since 1994 and has two beautiful daughters. She is a foodie, and she loves hot yoga.