Richard K. Yoon

Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC)
Residency Director

Richard K. Yoon, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is Associate Professor and is currently serving as Residency Director within the College of Dental Medicine’s Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Section of Growth and Development at Columbia University. Richard is a graduate of Columbia University’s College and a former trainee of Yale-New Haven’s Hospital general residency program and New York-Presbyterian’s Hospital (Columbia Campus) residency program in pediatric dentistry.

The underlying theme of his research is to improve clinical outcomes for Severe Early Childhood Caries by (1) trying to understand the biopsychosocial factors involved in the disease process and how these factors contribute to overall health and by (2) reducing oral mutans streptococci populations to non-pathogenic levels via conventional surgical and contemporary non-surgical means.

Education/Training - Institution/ Location/ Degree: 
Columbia University, New York NY
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT
Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY
Columbia University, New York NY
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications - Three selected citations: 

1. Yoon RK, Edelstein BL, Smaldone A. Early Childhood Caries Screening Tools: Comparison of Four Approaches J Am Dent Assoc 2012:143(7):756-63.

2. Yoon RK, Ohkawa S. General anesthetic management of a child patient with epidermolysis bullosa: a case report. Pediatr Dent 2012;34(3):251-253.

3. Yoon RK, Chussid S. Ocular complications following an inferior alveolar nerve block on a child patient: a case report. Pediatr Dent 2012:34(4):343-346.