Tarim S. Song, DDS, MS
I’m so excited to be able to be a part of my patients’ exciting personal journey toward a new smile and to witness their gain in self-confidence to be who they want to be. I love seeing them smile more brightly in satisfaction over the progress of their treatment. I am happy when they feel inspired to achieve other milestones alongside having braces.
I chose to join dentistry because it is both an art and science — two fields I am very passionate about. The biology behind both achieving and perceiving aesthetics is magnificent and complex. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, where I earned a BS in health promotion and disease prevention, with a minor in life sciences. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, orthodontic specialty certificate, and master’s in craniofacial biology at USC as well.
Remaining active in continuing education keeps me refreshed and updated in essential and new orthodontic concepts. In addition to being a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Los Angeles Dental Society, I am involved in a study group with former co-residents, mentor prospective dental students and orthodontists, and teach undergraduate dental students orthodontic theories.
Also, throughout my undergraduate and dental training, I have been involved in volunteer dental mission trips to provide free dental care in underserved areas of Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as throughout SoCal. I am grateful for opportunities to serve the underserved, in both dentistry as well as other areas.
A native of Glenview, Illinois, I currently reside in Los Angeles with my miniature Longhaired Dachshund named Tofflemire who loves home cooking, showing off her tricks, and making new friends. In my free time, you can find me hiking, reading, fishing, and working on improving my handicap. I am also passionate about serving the needy and have a heart for one day fostering or adopting children.