Melissa is Dr. Soung’s LEAD Surgical Assistant! As Dr. Soung’s XO (second-in-command), she is responsible for managing every clinical aspect of his practice that relates to direct patient care. Melissa has been assisting in Oral Surgery for 11 years and continues to strive to deliver outstanding patient care on a daily basis. Our staff and patients love and appreciate her sweet and nurturing personality, which has earned her the nickname/call sign of “Carebear”. Dr. Soung feels very grateful to have Melissa as his lead because she is a great balance (of sweetness) to his spice. When she isn’t at work, she loves spending time with her husband and family (Melissa recently became a Mommy to a beautiful baby boy!!, playing with her precious dog Poppy, exercising, eating yummy foods, and OBSESSING over Taylor Swift as a devoted life-long “Swiftie”!
FUN FACT: You would never guess it based on her incredibly kind and friendly disposition, but Melissa and her husband (Ethan) love listening to and singing heavy and death metal music (Disturbed, Slipknot, and System of a Down are some of her fav bands), especially during road trips. Talk about “driving while impaired.”