Meet Robert C. Kim, DDS


Dr. Robert KimIf you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in La Jolla, CA, who can also provide you & your family with advanced restorative & general dentistry, then you have discovered one of the most accomplished & talented in Dr. Robert C. Kim. However, his credentials & professional experience tell only part of the story.

While Dr. Kim’s history of producing consistently exceptional results for his patients has distinguished him as a dentist of superior skills, it is his warm demeanor, attention to detail & gentle touch that have caused his reputation to spread among patients. It is rare to find a dentist who is able to serve such a diverse variety of dental needs at such a high level of quality, yet remain so eager to listen & respond to the individual questions, concerns & goals of each patient.

Dr. Kim grew up in Sacramento & has proudly practiced dentistry in La Jolla for the past 15 years. He would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a confidential, one-on-one consultation at Wellness Dental.

Education & Training

After completing his undergraduate degree in biology, Dr. Kim went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco, at the age of 23. Rather than immediately entering into practice, he chose to participate in an additional year of post-doctoral training, focusing on advanced surgical procedures & cosmetic dentistry.

Even now that he has established his own dental practice, Dr. Kim participates in hours of continuing education coursework & advanced training each year, with an emphasis on laser dentistry & his long-time passion, cosmetic dentistry. He is constantly striving to integrate new techniques & technologies into the practice that he feels will benefit his patients.

Teaching, Lecturing & Publications

In addition to practicing at Wellness Dental, Dr. Kim has served as a faculty member of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, as well as a volunteer assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. He has presented many lectures on advanced dentistry & cosmetic dental treatments, with his audiences comprising both dental students & practicing dentists. He has been extensively published, & he has presented his published research findings at dental conventions throughout the nation.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kim is an active member of several prestigious professional organizations, including:

  • The Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego County Dental Society

Dr. Kim served for 10 years as the Chairperson for the Give Kids A Smile program, which serves underprivileged children with screenings, sealants & treatment.

Personal Life

Dr. Kim and his family at the coast.

When he isn’t providing outstanding dental care to patients or advancing his knowledge or the knowledge of others, Dr. Kim can probably be found enjoying the company of his wife & four children. He loves to relax by taking leisurely walks with his family & his golden retriever. Occasionally, he’ll hit the golf course or take advantage of his proximity to the beautiful Pacific Ocean by learning to surf. He also enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends & listening to music.

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