Our Team

Your General Dentist

Dr. Steve Hong

Growing up, Dr. Hong’s family moved around quite a bit, from South Korea to major cities throughout the United States. Finally, in 1993, they moved to Seattle, Washington, and decided to plant deep roots. During all this time, he learned about Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a physician that spent his time in Africa and devoted his life and career to providing aid to those in need. Dr. Hong knew that he wanted to follow in Dr. Schweitzer’s footsteps, and help others regain their health and relieve their pain.

He headed to University of Washington, where he received his Bachelor’s in Psychology before going to NYU Dental School. Of course, when his education was completed, he returned to Washington, so he could bring his unique brand of dental excellence to the place he’s always felt most at home. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find him spending time with his family, hiking when the weather’s nice, or staying in and playing board games with the kids. He also enjoys golfing, running, and spinning to stay in shape.

Dr. Jinju Song

Your Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jinju Song

Dr. Song received her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. She earned her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. While in dental school, she discovered the joy of working with children. She then decided to further her professional studies in pediatric dentistry at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Her training provided her with extensive training in all phases of pediatric dentistry including but not limited to behavior management, trauma management, sedation dentistry, special needs dentistry and interceptive orthodontics. In addition to English, Dr. Song is fluent in Korean.

Dr. Song is very passionate about treating children of all ages and helping them to have better dental health. She strongly believes childhood is a time of life when she can have a very positive influence on their dental care and their outlook on the importance of dental health.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Song enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

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Dr. Jinju Song

We’re Nothing Without Our Team!

Meet Our Dental Family

Our Tacoma dental office is filled with dental professionals who are committed to providing the best dental experience possible to everyone who walks through our doors. We strive to streamline your visit and keep you comfortable from beginning to end, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your time at Rainier Smiles Dentistry.

View bioEmanuela


Registered Dental Assistant

Emanuela is a registered dental assistant. She was born in a small village in Moldova, and moved to the United States in 2016. Emanuela is fluent in Russian, Romanian and English. In her free time she enjoys reading and visiting cafes, as well as going to the gym with her fiance. On the weekends, she is a teacher in Sunday school and enjoys working with children.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Autumn is a registered dental assistant and has been in the dental field since 2015. She grew up in the small town of Homer, Alaska and moved to Washington in 2012. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as cheerleading on the weekends. Currently she is working towards finishing her degree at a local college in dental hygiene.

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Office Manager

Jackie is our Office Manager who helps patients navigate insurance and coordinate dental treatment. Before starting dental administration, Jackie worked as a dental assistant for 7 yrs. She is experienced with the front office as well as clinical treatment to help with any questions you may have.

Jackie is a Pacific Northwest native and nature lover. In her off time you will find her traveling or working her mini farm in Roy, Wa with her husband and daughter.

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