Craniofacial Sleep Medicine Expert - Albuquerque, NM
Get to Know
Dr. Youngchoon Joe Fischer Hahm
For Dr. Fischer, nothing is more rewarding than enabling a patient to sleep better and be free of pain, knowing in the back of his mind that he has helped them avoid countless serious health problems in the future. He has worked in the dental field for 15 years, but this career was preceded by his time as a critical care nurse, an experience that motivated him to become a sleep and TMJ dentist. To learn more about Dr. Fischer and why you can trust him to help you rest easy, read on below.
Why Did You Want to
Become a Dentist?
As a critical care nurse, Dr. Fischer was exposed to a lot of seriously ill patients. Many of them had a multitude of life-threatening issues that accumulated over time, and he wanted to have the ability to help people before they were in such a bad state. This inspired him to become a sleep and TMJ dentist, because by helping someone get the rest they need and stopping chronic pain, he knew he could proactively prevent many of the problems he saw in his previous career.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Since he decided to become a dentist and graduated from dental school, Dr. Fischer has completed extensive training in dental sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy, TMJ therapy, dental treatment for medical conditions, airway dentistry, and myofunctional therapy.
He is also able to provide a wide array of laser treatments and dental/facial aesthetic services that can help his patients look and feel younger. He is currently a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- New Mexico Dental Association
- Illinois Dental Association
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Outside the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Fischer says that he is very blessed to have a close-knit family despite it being spread all over the globe. His biological family is currently in South Korea, and his extended American adoptive family lives in southern Illinois. He also has family in southern Germany. When he isn’t at the dental office, he focuses on his own health and wellness, so he often spends his free time exercising, cooking nutritious meals, and gardening.