Dr. J Kim D.D.S.
I have been practicing Dentistry for 28 years and my emphasis has always been QUALITY for my patients. My practice aims to provide the best dental care in the business by utilizing years of experience and cutting-edge dental technology such as the Galileos 3D imaging system, endodontic microscope, and CEREC technology. I practice the full scope of dentistry with many of our specialists including Implantologist, Periodontist, Orthodontist, Endodontist, Oral Surgeon, Prosthodontist, and Sedation specialist to accommodate everyone’s needs. When it comes to quality time outside of the office, I absolutely enjoy spending time with my family – recognizing and maintaining a good work/life balance.
Our doctors and staff treat all of our patients, new and old, with the highest quality care. One doctor cannot be a specialist in every aspect of dentistry and excel in all of them. I believe that a group of highly skilled doctors is the answer. Over the years, I have brought together a group of highly trained doctors to specialize and focus on each area of dentistry to better serve our patients.
Our Doctors are a group of talented and highly skilled doctors working in each of the many different fields of general, family, and cosmetic dentistry. Each of our doctors focuses in one or two areas of dentistry: from comprehensive exams and dental regular cleanings to filling restorations to root canal therapy and crowns and bridge placement, as well as teeth removal and both partial and full denture appliances
For periodontics and implants, the Practice is proud to have Dr. Jamie Chung who graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) which is one of the premier dental schools in the world. It was here that she fell in love with the science, biology, and excitement of periodontics. She continued her passion for periodontics at the prestigious Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. It was here that she conducted extensive clinical research in periodontology both at Harvard and the Forsyth Institute. During her years at Harvard, she received vigorous clinical training from the top clinicians and researchers in the world. She also found time to publish multiple scientific studies in a number of dental journals. Furthermore, Dr. Chung has presented her research at various national and international meetings and is viewed as a leader by her peers.
Our team is also privileged to have an endodontist, Dr. Sooyoung Kim who received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She earned her certificate in Endodontics at UCSF. She is proficient in Microscopic Endodontics. Prior to her training in dentistry, she had received her Bachelor of Science degree at MIT and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University.
For Orthodontics, we are very excited to have Dr. Michael Simontacchi-Gbologah, who earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He continued on at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Chief Resident during his post-doctoral Orthodontic residency. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, mountain biking, hiking, and being active. He is dedicated to his profession and passionate about working with his patients. His goal as a clinician is not only to create beautiful, functional and healthy smiles but also to build mentor-ships with his patients and serve as a positive and uplifting voice in their lives
Furthermore, for our oral surgery team, we are delighted to have Dr. Michael Schuman, an oral surgeon. He graduated from NYU College of Dentistry and received his specialty program at Bellevue Hospital Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Program in New York City. He specializes in surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, bone grafting to increase the amount of bone in the jaw, removal of cysts and tumors, repairs facial injuries and fractures, laser surgery and the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. He also had extensive training in general anesthesia or IV anesthesia and had over 30 years of experience. His highest priorities are excellent results and optimal patient comfort and convenience.
I strongly believe “practice makes perfect.” After a thorough comprehensive exam, our patients are scheduled according to treatment and with a doctor specializing in that treatment. Although all of our doctors are trained and competent in all of the general procedures and treatment, in our office, they are allowed to focus in the area of their interest and area of expertise.
Our goal is to bring you the best care, treatment, and service available. Our Office avoids double-booking patients so that our doctors can spend the necessary time to go over all your concerns and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. We understand that quality care requires time and effort. Our patients are well informed and educated about the treatment and procedures available to them. Our satisfaction relies on meeting all of our patients’ needs and expectations. Therefore, we always like to hear patients’ feedback and concerns so that we can provide outstanding service and treatment.
In our continuing efforts to provide the best dental care, our office has been remodeled with the newest and the latest state of the art technology. We feel new technology is critical to optimize patient care as well as patient comfort. We are equipped with the latest technology 3D imaging system called Galileos and CEREC technology, which fabricates ceramic dental restorations in about one hour, allowing patients to have a permanent crown in one visit! All of our patient rooms are equipped with Dexis® digital Radiography Sensor System and the best Intra- Oral camera on the market. Along with this, we have incorporated Guru®, a patient education digital software system in each room, so that our patients can sit and relax while viewing educational videos during their visits. In addition, we added a patient education software by Dolphin Aquarium® and Dolphin imaging system® for all our orthodontic patients. Also, we have a new laser machine, the WaterLase® by Biolase®, which enables doctors to perform various procedures without anesthesia.
In addition to offering the highest quality in digital computer equipment, we also use the leading brand name materials for all our procedures. For our implant patients, we offer the implants by BIOMET 3i® Implant Innovations, Inc® and Ankylosis® by Dentsply®, which are considered the best by the dental field. Visit our state-of-art office and experience the difference yourself.
Lastly, our office understands the challenges of these hard economic times. We offer financing and payment plans through Care Credit, which offers Interest-Free loans for those patients who are interested and qualified.
Please contact our office with further inquiries and one of our friendly and highly trained staff will help you answer any questions you might have.
We have been situated in the same location for the past 28 years. We are open 7 days a week, from 9 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends. We welcome new patients for general appointments and an immediate emergency appointment is available at your request. In order to provide better service, our staff is fluent in many foreign languages, including Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Farsi, French, and Hindi. Our emphasis on quality and care drives us to learn better techniques to meet your highest expectations. It is a privilege to serve you and your family. Come and be part of our family by calling 408-259-2900.