Dr. Jin Y. Kim was born in Korea. He grew up in Sydney Australia, where he attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry from 1982-1986. He furthered his education with an advanced degree in pathology, which was obtained from the Medical School of University of Sydney, graduating with honors in 1988. From 1989-1991, he served as a Christian missionary in his native Korea, having been deployed by the Uniting Church of Australia. Dr. Kim then settled in California, where he completed master degrees in public health and oral biology, and a three-year specialty residency training program in periodontics and implant surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1999 he became board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and in 2001, became Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was earned in 2007, and Dr. Kim also became board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), in 2006, making him a unique and rare dual board-certified specialist in the nation.

Dr. Kim has extensive experience in clinical dentistry, and in particular, he prides his valuable experiences in general dentistry which he experienced from 1987-1994. In that period of time, he was able to practice in private practice settings, hospital settings, and in academic dentistry, in Australia, Korea, and in California. His exposure to many facets of restorative dentistry not only makes him better understand your case, he is able to communicate and treatment plan your specific cases with the corresponding referring general dentists with deeper appreciation. Apart from specialty private practices in Diamond Bar, and West Garden Grove, California, Dr. Kim is currently engaged in teaching of dental students, residents and fellow dental professionals, as a lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry and as a sought-out international speaker. He has spoken at national and international academic and clinical podiums including the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), European Federation of Periodontology (EuroPerio), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), California Society of Periodontists (CSP), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Korean Academy of Maxilofacial Implants, Columbia Society of Periodontology, and at a number of universities including New York University, USC, UCSF, Loma Linda University, University of Miami, Seoul National University, Wonkwang University, Chosun University, Chung San University, University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong, and of course, UCLA. Dr. Kim’s international lecture “appearances” span over USA, Australia, Canada, Spain, England, Jamaica, Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile. Click here to go to Dr. Kim’s curriculum vitae.

Dr. Kim is currently a consultant to four major dental implant companies and to a US surgical device manufacturer. His research has been published in respected scientific journals such as Journal of Periodontology, Annals of Periodontology, Dental Implantology Update, Journal of Dental Research, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and in several dental textbooks. He has translated Dr. Arun Garg’s popular implant textbook into Korean language, and has contributed to a book chapter of a implant dentistry case textbook in Korea. Click here to go to Dr. Kim’s scientific and clinical articles.

Dr. Kim is married to Dr. Connie Kyung Choi, a dentist trained at USC School of Dentistry, and practicing general dentistry in the city of El Monte, California. They are the proud parents of three boys, Justin, Stanley, and Cameron. He enthusiastically participates in boy scout activities, having served as cub master for Pack 1238 in Fullerton, and currently as an assistant scoutmaster at Troop 93 in Fullerton, California.

Interesting Facts About Missing Teeth

  • Your diet can contribute to tooth decay and tooth loss
  • Approximately 4% of adults under 64 have lost all their teeth
  • Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States
  • Smoking can increase your risk of losing some or all of your teeth
  • Many adults in the U.S. end up losing at least 1 tooth by middle age

Dental implants can be an attractive option for anyone with one or several missing teeth because they have a high success rate and do not have complications associated with dentures and bridges. Dr. Jin Kim is an expert in implant dentistry and has experience with complicated and complex implant cases.

Dental Implants Have a High Success Rate

Working with a specialist, such as Dr. Kim, who has extensive experience in the field of implant dentistry can help you achieve lasting results and make it easier to maintain that beautiful smile for life. Patients find that they enjoy a better quality of life and can smile with confidence after undergoing the dental implant procedure. Let us help you achieve a gorgeous smile with our implant dentistry procedures.

Replace One or Several Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

We can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth with very natural-looking dental implants. In some cases, implant supported dentures may be a better option for patients that are missing all of their teeth in the upper or lower quadrant. Patients with ill-fitting dentures find that implant supported dentures solve their issues of dentures slipping when eating or talking.

All-on-4 and All-on-6

All-on-4 Dental Implants For A Stable Denture OptionThe All-on-4 and All-on-6 procedures are implant supported dentures that are ideal for patients who have some bone loss. Dr. Kim strategically places four to six implants where the bone has the most density. A custom made denture is securely fixed to the implants and you can leave the office with your new teeth in place the same day.

How Implant Supported Dentures Work

These dentures are supported by a set of dental implants that connect to the denture with stud attachments or a bar. Dr. Kim will customize your procedure based on the amount of available bone tissue you have. Both types can be snapped out of place for cleaning.

The Benefits of Choosing Implant Supported Dentures or All-on-4

  • Permanency: Implants give stability & support to the denture.
  • Comfort: Implants relieve the pressure a denture causes.
  • Eating: Ability to eat the foods you love.
  • Aesthetics: Implant dentures preserve facial shape.
Q What types of services do you offer?

Dr. Jin Kim is an experienced periodontist and dental implant surgeon. Dr. Kim and his team have extensive experience in the field and are considered ‘architects’ of the dental world. We offer treatments ranging from non-surgical periodontal therapy to reconstructive surgical procedures

Q When should I be seeing a periodontist?

We encourage patients who have a family history of gum disease to make an appointment with a periodontist. For patients with heart disease or diabetes, it is important to see a periodontist for diagnosis and treatment of gum disease to reduce risk factors. If you notice any symptoms of gum disease, you should come in for an appointment.

Q What can I expect on my first visit?

You will receive a Welcome Package upon your first visit that provides a brief introduction to our practice and a map to our office. We will review your health history, perform a clinical examination and take 3D images of your mouth and jaw. We will also take time to discuss treatment options and review your specific needs in more detail.

Q What do I need to know before I go into surgery?

We will provide you with detailed pre-operation instructions that you must follow closely in order to achieve optimal results. We encourage patients to get a good night’s rest before their procedure and to take recommended medications. If you will be undergoing intravenous sedation, you must not eat or drink anything, including water, for six hours before your surgery.

Q What can I eat after surgery?

You may be slightly swollen and experience some discomfort after surgery. We recommend eating food that requires minimal chewing, cold food and non-spicy food. Eat small bits at a time so that chewing does not affect the treated area. We can discuss these guidelines in more detail before your surgery.

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