Meet Dr. Don Kim

Doctor Don Kim is a board certified oral surgeon in good standing with over many years of post-graduate experience in a busy private practice setting. He has tremendous experience with all aspects of dento-alveolar surgery including but not limited to exodontia, bone grafting, and implants. He attended University of California at Berkeley for his B.S. degree and graduated top of his class at University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

He pursued his passion in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital and obtained his medical degree from the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College. He is currently a diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

He has recently relocated with his beautiful wife of 19 years and two lovely children to Granite Bay, Northern California. He was known in his previous community as an excellent surgeon with gentle hands and calm demeanor. He will make you at ease throughout your procedure and ensure that you will have an expedient recovery with minimal swelling and pain. 

Here are some patient reviews and additional information regarding Dr. Kim:

“Amazing Experience! 
Had an emergency painful, impacted, infected wisdom tooth, they were able to take me in the next day for surgery.  Dr. Kim was an amazing, skilled surgeon , and my recovery was quick!
all the staff members, especially the dentist assistants were extremely professional ,friendly and well- trained!
Highly recommended!!!”

“I have to say one of the best place I’ve been to. I’m not a fan of the dentist, but who is? After going in to have all four wisdom teeth to be pulled out, wow!!! Dr. Kim made the experience so easy and never felt so comfortable at a dentist office. Everything looks great! The staff there are very friendly, well mannered and super nice! If I need any work in the future to be done, Dr. Kim is my number 1 choice.”

“The entire staff is professional and courteous and friendly. Dr Kim is a wonderful surgeon. I have complete trust and confidence when I’m in their hands. I highly recommend them.”

“I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled out and I was VERY nervous. I can honestly say it wasn’t bad at all! Dr. Kim was the doctor that did my surgery and he did a Great job. I slept for about 4 hrs after surgery, and I was fine. The nurses were also all very nice. I would highly recommend this place to anybody. This place is Awesome”

“I truly cannot say enough good things about Heritage! I previously had my bottom 2 wisdom teeth removed at another dentist’s office, and it was an absolutely horrible experience. So, I was absolutely devastated when I was told I needed my top 2 wisdom teeth removed. However, from the first time I walked into Heritage, my worries were eased. Dr. Kim was absolutely wonderful. He was gentle and kind, and made sure I was completely comfortable. The entire staff was great. I’d recommend Heritage to anyone and everyone!”

“Let me first start by saying that I will refer all of my friends and family to Dr Don Kim and the staff at Heritage oral surgery! I have had an implant previously done by another doctor that has failed twice and I truly thought there was no hope until I found Dr Kim. I was referred to him by somebody who works in the field so I thought I’d give it a shot and WOW did they superseded all of my expectations and then some! The office is beautiful and clean with state-of-the-art technology. From the moment I walked in the door I was greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable and professional team.  Dr.Kim WOW where do I start he was very thorough, professional and knew exactly what would work for me. At that moment I knew I need not look anywhere else I got my implant and I am very very satisfied and referred other people to see Dr Kim and his team. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!”

“Ok, so I definitely have been through the ringer with my teeth. I hated dentists until I found both Dr. Clark at Lost Canyon Dental and now Dr. Kim at Heritage. I couldn’t be happier with my results. I am not even 2 full days post op from my extraction of a very complicated tooth and a bone graft to prepare for an implant and it looks amazing. My pain is minimal and I couldn’t be happier. I get my stitches out on the 6th. The office staff are extremely kind, patient and helpful and Dr. Kim is certainly very talented at what he does. He also has an excellent bedside manner. I definitely recommend anyone who needs a specialist to get their work done here. You won’t be disappointed. One day if I can afford it, I will be fixing all the damage done to my other teeth by my traumatic experiences with other dentists and we know where I’ll be going back to. Thank you staff and Dr. Kim for all your help.”

“Best dentist office I’ve ever been to. All the staff was friendly and very qualified to do their jobs. Dr. Kim is an exceptionally good surgeon. 
You will not be disappointed!”

“Thank you Dr. Kim and staff.  I literally didn’t feel anything after 4 extractions.  Dr. Kim is really an expert in his field.  My procedure and post op was handled efficiently and professionally.  I understood my billing options and it was clear how much insurance would pay.  There were no surprises.  I would recommend them to anyone needing wisdom teeth removed.”

“Dr. Kim had a wonderful bedside manner and made me feel important and at ease. For someone who is very phobic of needles, I did not even feel my IV go in,
They have all made this experience as easy and comfortable, I can not say enough good things about all 3 who have went the extra mile for me. I highly recommend Heritage Oral Surgery for any oral surgery needs.”

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PROFILE

  • Board certified oral surgeon providing services from all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

EXPERIENCE

  • ORAL SURGEON/PARTNER AT HERITAGE ORAL SURGERY AND IMPLANTS CENTER;
    VALENCIA, CA 2007-2018

EDUCATION

  • WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY (2001- 2005): DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, CA (1997-2001): DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (DDS)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY, BERKELEY, CA (1990-1995): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)

RESIDENCY

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chief Resident 2005-2006
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident 2001-2005
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Pasedena, CA 2006-2007

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES

  • America Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Diplomate
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology – Diplomate
  • California Dental License
  • California Medical License
  • California General Anesthesia License

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – Active Member
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist – Active Member
  • American Dental Association – Active member