Meet the Doctor

Melanie H. Duong, D.M.D.


Dr. Melanie Duong has been creating beautiful smiles since 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Alabama where she ranked in the top ten of her class. Dr. Duong practiced general dentistry for eight years in the United States Air Force prior to specializing in orthodontics. She attended the top-ranked University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her post-graduate degree in orthodontics.

Dr. Duong’s numerous university honors include the Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa, Chemistry Scholar, Outstanding Undergraduate Honor Research, Omicron Kappa Upsilon First Prize, Best Basic Science Table Clinic, the Oral Pathology Award, and the American College of Dentistry Award.

While stationed in Germany, Dr. Duong was recognized by the Assistant Surgeon General for rendering superb dental care to a high-ranking foreign dignitary. She was also featured in the Air Force Dental Corps recruiting posters and brochures.

As a business owner, Dr. Duong has been listed in the American Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Business several times. She also earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Dr. Duong's practice was the proud winner of the 2009 San Diego Award as the best in local business in the orthodontics category, the 2010 America's Top Dentist, and the 2011 Top Doc San Diego award. Her practice was also voted best orthodontist in the North Inland Reader’s Choice poll.

A published author and public speaker, Dr. Duong maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and the San Diego Orthodontists Study Club.

Dr. Duong volunteers with Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo. In her personal time, she enjoys travelling, photography, flower arranging, hiking, dancing and painting.