Sun-Yung Bak

Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry


Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics




Dr. Sun-Yung Bak joined the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics as Clinical Assistant Professor on Jan. 1, 2019. Dr. Bak received her undergraduate degree in biological chemistry from Wellesley College and her DDS from the University of Michigan in 1998. She completed a general practice residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1999. After 10 years in private practice, Dr. Bak received her certificate in prosthodontics at the DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, in 2012. She completed a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2013. Prior to joining the U-M dental school, she was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina dental school for five years, where she was the course director for the Complete Dentures course, the Clinical Director of Removable Prosthodontics and Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the graduate prosthodontics program. Dr. Bak’s research interests include dosimetric distribution of radiotherapy to lesions of head and neck cancer patients, digital dentistry and maxillofacial prosthetics. She is board eligible in the American Board of Prosthodontics, and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and the American Dental Education Association.