Dr. Roger Chin

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Dr. Chin was born and raised in Seattle and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his dental degree from the University of Washington. During the next five years, he maintained a private practice in general dentistry and completed a dental internship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He then completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which included rotations in anesthesiology, plastic surgery, internal medicine, general and trauma surgery, intensive care, and the education of the general dentistry residents. During his last year, Dr. Chin was selected as chief resident of the Oral and Maxillofacial service, and upon completion of his residency, he was selected and completed a highly competitive AO Synthes fellowship in maxillofacial and reconstructive surgery in Basel, Switzerland.

After completing his training, Dr. Chin practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii before returning to Seattle. He has published articles in professional journals, lectured at local and international scientific meetings, is a member of many professional organizations, and has served as an instructor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Chin has also provided oral surgical care to various animals, who are residents of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

He enjoys attending continuing education courses, constantly updating his surgical techniques and office equipment, and educating his staff – all in order to provide state of the art care to his patients and provide a progressive environment for his staff to learn and work.

In his spare time Dr. Chin enjoys tennis, is a CrossFit Level 1 Coach, has competed in triathalons and marathons, many 10k’s, is a competitive Spartan obstacle course racer, likes fast cars, travel, and anything related to tech.

Dr. Chin treating a gorilla who had an abscessed tooth
Dr. Chin treating a gorilla who had an abscessed tooth
Learn more about the gorilla’s surgery.