Meet Dr. Hongsheng Tong
Dr. Hongsheng Tong DDS, PhD is a world-renowned orthodontist, inventor, scientist, and teacher. Dr. Tong has been in the private practice of orthodontics for over 20 years and has treated over 10,000 patients, so he has seen just about everything in his career. He earned his certificate in Orthodontics and PhD in Craniofacial Biology at the University of Southern California (USC), and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Tong serves as a part-time professor at the USC Advanced Orthodontics Program where he teaches the next generation of orthodontists and has been awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year by his students. As a professor, he has performed extensive cutting-edge research on the biomechanics of tooth movement, computer-aided design/computer aided-manufacturing (CAD/CAM) applications in orthodontics, and next-generation 3D-imaging techniques that has resulted in numerous publications and cover-page articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (JODO) and the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO), widely considered the most respected orthodontic journals in the world.
Dr. Tong is the primary inventor of the INBRACE lingual appliance, considered by many to be the most advanced technology ever used in orthodontics. His invention led him to cofound the company Swift Health Systems, Inc. in which he serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) where he is responsible for innovation and advanced clinical development of the INBRACE lingual appliance. His company has raised over $70 million in funding and has over 100 employees. He is frequently requested to lecture world-wide on this technique at major orthodontic programs and conferences.