Dr. Joo grew up in the neighboring state of New Jersey. He earned his BA with Magna Cum Laude honors from the prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He attended University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School, where Dr. Joo accepted a Health Professional Scholarship and was commissioned as an Ensign into the US Navy as a dental officer.
He was selected to attend general practice residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton where his passion for oral and maxillofacial surgery started. He accepted assignment as a general dentist to Yokosuka Japan where he further pursued the interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Upon completion of his overseas duty as a general dentist, Dr. Joo was accepted into the Navy's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the Naval Medical Center, serving as a Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Joo then went on another voyage back to Japan as staff surgeon, this time stopping in Okinawa with the US Marines for two years before his final Navy assignment at US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, serving as department head. He served 12 years in the US Navy attaining rank of Lieutenant Commander and is proud to be a military veteran. Due to his extensive time spent in Japan, Germany and Korea, Dr. Joo is also an accomplished linguist, truly fluent in Korean, German, and Japanese. He is a Diplomate of ABOMS and is a Fellow of AAOMS
After traveling and working around the world, Dr. Joo comes to Pennsylvania with his wife Kana and two children. He is looking forward to providing outstanding service to the wonderful communities of Harrisburg and Hershey. Dr. Joo will be accepting new patients beginning August 1, 2016.