Dlight Dental is proud to feature three highly experienced general dentists who are trained in the latest dental techniques and technologies. Dr. Oscar Valle-Cintron, Dr. Oh Cheol Kwon, and Dr. Yun Joo Jung are passionate about providing healthy, seamless smiles for children and adults in Rockville, MD and Washington, D.C. In order to better understand how we can help our patients meet their oral health needs and smile goals, we like to take our time developing relationships with everyone. Contact us today to get you and your family scheduled with one of our dentists.
Dr. Valle-Cintron is a general dentist in our Washington, D.C. office. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, and he’s a certified Invisalign® provider.
After receiving his doctor of dental surgery from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, he completed his postdoctoral training at Howard University in Washington, D.C., serving as chief resident.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Valle-Cintron has received many awards and honors, including the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Award. He has also participated in several medical mission trips both locally and abroad, including trips to the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Dr. Valle-Cintron chose to become a dentist because he loves being able to improve both a person’s health and appearance at the same time. Earning the trust and respect of each patient is as important to him as creating healthy, beautiful smiles. He makes sure he restores more than just teeth, he restores his patients’ confidence.
Dr. Kwon is a general dentist serving patients in both our Washington, D.C. and Rockville offices. He provides skillful, customized treatment and highly aesthetic results using high-tech tools.
Dr. Kwon believes prevention and top-quality care are the keys to a lifetime of good oral health. He is an excellent communicator and educates patients to help them understand the recommendations he makes.
Dr. Kwon earned his doctor of dental surgery at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, and he stays up to date on the latest advancements in his field through continuing education courses. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Southern Maryland Dental Society.
Dr. Jung is a general dentist in our Rockville, MD office. She has over a decade of experience providing comprehensive, conservative, and personalized dental treatment to both adults and children. She prides herself on the accuracy of her treatments and provides the best possible dental experience for each individual.
For Dr. Jung, helping patients means improving the look and function of their smiles. She loves to see the change excellent dental care brings to her patients’ quality of life.
In addition to providing basic preventive care and restorative dentistry, Dr. Jung has extensive experience in cosmetic procedures, including veneers and whitening. She is Invisalign orthodontics certified and provides excellent care while maintaining lasting relationships with all of her patients.
Dr. Jung received her doctor of dental surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in Michigan.
Dr. Jean Li is a board-certified periodontist, dedicated to providing the best periodontal and implant service for patients in Dlight Dental. Besides her DDS degree, Dr. Li also completed additional periodontal training in Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology which is a recognized specialty by American Dental Association. To be a diplomate of American board of periodontology, significant achievement beyond the 3 years of training on the periodontology is needed. With her more than 10years of experience on periodontology and implant surgery, she will deliver the finest periodontal care to patients in Dlight Dental.
"I love my profession because it allows me to care and better my patients live. There is no better feeling in the world than to know that you relieved a patient of their pain and allowed them to return to a healthy state."
Dr. Desta's passion for providing quality dental care is evident in his education and experience. Since he was young, he was interested in sciences. In 2000, he received his Bachelor in Microbiology, followed by a Master degree in Pathology from Boston University. Following completion of his master's program, he began his passion in research at Boston University. With time, Dr. Desta decided that he wanted to apply his knowledge of microbiology and pathology in patient care. He enrolled at Howard University for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Since his graduation, Dr. Desta completed a General Practice Residency at Flushing Hospital in New York. He entered private practice in 2015 and became a comprehensive general dentist in Maryland and DC. After two more years of intense training which began in 2020, he completed a Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of West Virginia School of Dentistry, where he served as Chief Resident and completed innovative research in CBCT imaging in the field of endodontics. Dr.Desta believes in the right for all people to receive exceptional dental treatment. He is excited to scale his expertise and provide outstanding care in the field of Endodontics, while understanding and spending many years in comprehensive dental care.
In his spare time, Dr. Desta enjoys long walks with his wife and their puppy, KC. He is an avid football fan and enjoys visiting new places.
1212 New York Ave NW Ste 425
Washington, DC 20005
Great staff. Everyone is positive and very helpful. The doctor spends time with you discussing any condition and the options for treatment. I've been going there for years, and have always had good service.
The practice’s periodontist has magic in her hands. I have had so many procedures done (bone grafts, augmentation, implants, etc.) over the last two years, and I never needed to take a painkiller after the procedures. I was able to heal very quickly with very little pain. She’s very friendly, explains the procedure well and puts you at ease. She always has a sunny disposition, and she even provided me with her mobile number once so I could get in touch if needed during the weekend. Luckily, I never had to! Dr. Kwon was responsible for my crown. From my first experience with him, I loved how he explained the whole procedure and was extremely through and gentle during the procedure. He took the time to explain the aftercare and followed up, too. Great care overall! The staff is also extremely friendly and very responsive. Check-in and check-out are quick and easy. They work closely with your insurance, payment plan, etc., and they are quite upfront about the costs so you can plan better.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a ‘grinder;’ I grind my teeth during the day and also at night. While my teeth were straight and have healthy roots, my grinding had eroded and they were beginning to crack. My lower front teeth—the most visible in my smile—were nearly gone. I was ashamed of my teeth. Over an 8-month period, Dr. Valle-Cintron was a constant in a series of visits during which I had a full restoration of my teeth. He always took the time to listen to my concerns, answer my questions and explain what he was doing. The doctor and his assistants always made a high priority of maintaining my comfort—and the quality of their work and their professionalism are commendable. The friendly and efficient staff was always helpful and accommodating. The periodontist, who performed my bone graft and placed an implant where I’d had an extraction prior to my first visit, has her practice in the same office—truly convenient. After Dr. Valle-Cintron installed the permanent upper crowns, I realized I wanted the brightest white for my teeth and had made the wrong color choice. Dr. Valle replaced the crowns at no charge—a noble effort on his part for which I am most grateful. I’m very happy with my result. Dr. Valle-Cintron is intelligent and articulate. He’s a highly skilled cosmetic dentist who makes his patient feel comfortable and does a really good job of explaining the treatment process. His prices are fair and reasonable. He’s patient, pleasant and easy to be around. I have a new smile. I no longer feel like hiding my teeth while talking. It’s definitely given me more self-confidence.
Doctor Kwon and the hygienist are very nice and they have superb skills. The condion of my teeth has improved a lot and I appreciate them so much.
As always, visiting my dentists at DLight Dental is a pleasure and assuring. They are so friendly and care of my preference. Thanks guys. Josea