Dr. Jingchao Li (her friends call her Jean) chose to go into dentistry because she loves improving people’s health, appearance, and self-confidence all at the same time. She is a board-certified periodontist, meaning that she is a specialist when it comes to providing periodontal therapy to treat gum disease and performing dental implant placement surgery. To become one, she needed to take years of clinical training after receiving her DDS degree. She even chose to undergo more training than what was required, which is how she was able to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. This is a significant achievement that only a few dental professionals are able to get, making her stand out amongst her peers.