Dr. Cathy Hung is a native of Taipei, Taiwan. She briefly lived in Singapore for two years before coming to the United States alone on a student visa in 1991 at age eighteen. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in music from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) from Columbia University.

She is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with more than fifteen years of clinical experience. Currently, she owns a solo practice in central New Jersey with diverse demographics. Having gone through a long journey learning the English language, moving across America, and learning about American culture gives her the sensitivity and knowledge to treat patients from all backgrounds.



Dr. Hung is part of the American Dental Association’s Institute for Diversity in Leadership Program, Class 2019-2020. She is an advocate of women leadership in dentistry and surgery, and founded the Morning Glory Women Dentists Network of New Jersey as well as the Facebook group “The Talented Dentists”.

She enjoys writing posts, blogs, and articles on various practice management and clinical topics. She is currently a guest writer for the American Dental Association’s New Dentist Now blog and Dental Practice Success column. She was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award as one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors” by the Global Summit Institute for her work in cultural competency and woman leadership. She is also part of Forbes Women Forum and Rebecca Minkoff’s Female Founder Collective.

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How culturally competent are you?

You are a healthcare professional. You have patients from various cultural backgrounds. Are you effectively communicating with your patients to get the results you want? Have you said something unintentionally that is culturally unaware? Take this quiz to see how where you can improve as a healthcare professional!


Book Dr. Cathy Hung to talk about how to "Pull Wisdom" to speak for your organization on raising cultural awareness, improve Cultural Competency, and building team success and development as part of practice management.

  • May 4, 2020. New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Topic:" Diversion and Inclusion for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons", COVID lecture series
  • May 6, 2020. Global Interdisciplinary Summit. Topic: "Pulling Wisdom: filling the gaps in cross-communication for healthcare professionals".
  • July 31, 2020. Action to Win Seminar. California. "Pulling Wisdom: filling the gaps in cross-communication for healthcare professionals"
  • November 2020, Webinar for American Association of Women Dentists. "Pulling Wisdom: filling the gaps in cross-communication for healthcare professionals"
  • January 2021. New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentists: "Pulling Wisdom: filling the gaps in cross-communication for healthcare professionals"


Contact Dr. Cathy Hung for one-on-one "Finding your gaps" sessions, "Building Wisdom" or "Embracing Wisdom" programs, "Team Wisdom" or "Fireside Wisdom" workshops if you experience the following:

  • Experiencing discomfort dealing with cross-cultural communication with your patients and/or your team members?
  • Looking to improve your practice profitability by improving your cross-cultural communication skills?
  • Experiencing cultural shock as a professional at your workplace?
  • Staying in your comfort zone even if you have lived in the U.S. for a long time?
  • Having a hard time stepping out of your comfort zone but too embarrassed to discuss with anyone?
  • Serving a demographic that is unfamiliar and uncomfortable to your own?
  • Needing help with professional presentations because English is your second language?
  • A woman professional seeking advice on how to establish authority in your workplace?


Contact Dr. Hung to write for your online or print journals or publication on cultural competency or practice management topics

  • Print Journals
  • Publications
  • Online Journals

Listen to Dr. Hung on Forbes Books Radio

This Episode was aired on September 19, 2019

An Introduction to Dr. Cathy’s Forbes Books Radio


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