A Respected Leader and Educator
Patients are always more assured when their health professionals have been recognized by colleagues as leaders in their fields. Dr. Junge is board-certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, a process that requires a rigorous test passed only by about 30 percent of trained prosthodontists. He has been a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and the director of the Pre-Doctoral Implant Program. Leading by example, Dr. Junge has given lectures and clinics to dental groups around the world. He is frequently called upon for advice, and dentists often refer their patients to Dr. Junge for difficult and complicated treatments.
Diplomate: American Board of Prosthodontics
Fellow: American College of Prosthodontists (FACP)
Fellow: American College of Dentists (FACD)
Member: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle-King County Dental Society, Academy of Osseointegration
Former Director: Pre-Doctoral Implant Program, University of Washington School of Dentistry
Former Faculty Member: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Dentistry
Other: International lecturer, published author, in practice since 1989
A Commitment to Helping People
Dr. Junge believes that compassion, honesty and expertise are his greatest assets when working with patients. That is why he is driven to know and understand all possible treatment options, to recommend those that are appropriate, and then to skillfully provide the very best and most beautiful results. His dedication to these philosophies allows Dr. Junge’s patients to feel confident that they will receive the very best care possible.
Outstanding Care Starts with an Outstanding Education
After becoming a dentist, Dr. Junge completed a three-year residency in an American Dental Association-accredited graduate program and earned an additional specialty degree (MSD) in prosthodontics. He continued his formal education with a residency dedicated specifically to dental implant surgery and restoration. Even now, Dr. Junge spends many hours in continuing education and study each year.
M.S.D.: University of Washington School of Dentistry
D.D.S.: Pontifical Catholic University
Fellowship: Oral and Craniofacial Implant Residency, University of Texas, Houston
Advanced Training: Cosmetic dentistry, dental implant surgery and restoration,
prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, periodontics, advanced soft tissue and bone grafting surgical procedures, TMJ, laser dentistry, dental porcelain and dental laboratory procedures
“Albert Einstein once said: ‘Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.’ In my personal life, I strive to solve problems by exploring new ways of thinking and focusing on body and mind wellness.
I love the outdoors, and enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, traveling and flying planes, which I’ve been doing since I was 17 years old. I’m actively involved with Flying Doctors of America, a charity program that provides medical and dental care to people in underdeveloped regions of the world. My first trip with the organization was to the Amazon in my native country Brazil. In 2010, I made a trip with Flying Doctors of America to the small nation of Bhutan in South Asia.
I also love spending time with my daughter, Sophia, who’s the apple of my eye. We do a lot of things together, but these days, we’re focusing on homework. Sophia is considering becoming an orthodontist when she grows up, and I’m very proud that she may want to follow in my dental footsteps.”