David H. Kim, M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. David H. Kim is a board certified oral and maxillofacial
surgeon practicing in Long Beach. He
graduated UCLA with B.S. in Biology prior to obtaining his D.D.S. from Columbia
University, School of Dental & Oral Surgery. At Columbia, Dr. Kim received many awards
including OKU Honor Fraternity, Columbia General Scholarship Fund, Divisional
Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award, American Association of
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Dental Student Award, AAOMS Dental Implant
Award, American Society of Dental Anesthesiologist Award, and New York State
Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Outstanding Student Award. Subsequently, Dr. Kim graduated with his M.D.
from Hahnemann University, School of Medicine in Philadelphia prior to
completing his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. During his six year residency at Drexel
University College of Medicine, Dr. Kim finished two formal years of general
surgery residency and the rest of the years training in the full scope of oral
and maxillofacial surgery, head & neck cancer surgery, plastic &
reconstructive surgery, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology. Furthermore, Dr. Kim trained in cosmetic
facial surgery from LSU New Orleans and medical esthetics from the Esthetic
Skin Institute in Florida.
Upon his return to California, Dr. Kim joined the Southern
California Permanente Medical Group in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery
at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center.
As a staff maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kim trained Head & Neck
Surgery residents from U.C. San Diego, School of Medicine and the Naval
Hospital of San Diego in facial trauma, oral pathology & cancer surgery,
reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate and
craniofacial surgery. His desire to
expand his expertise outside of Kaiser and to perform more dentoalveolar
surgeries, dental implants and related bone graft surgeries, and office general
anesthesia, Dr. Kim acquired a private practice in Long Beach. In addition to maintaining a very busy full
scope oral and maxillofacial surgery and medical esthetics practice (Botox, Restylane, etc.), he gives monthly study club lectures to his referring
dentists. Dr. Kim is a Continuing
Education Provider from the Dental Board of California. He has given numerous presentations and
publications in the field of oral & maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic
Dr. Kim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral &
Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of American College of Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgeons, Fellow of American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons,
Fellow of International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons,
Member of California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Member of American Cleft
Palate – Craniofacial Association, Member of AMA, ADA, Los Angeles County
Medical Association, Harbor Dental Society, and KADA-SC. He is licensed by the Medical Board of California
as a physician & surgeon, Dental Board of California as a specialist in
oral & maxillofacial surgery and as a general anesthesia provider.
Dr. David H. Kim has been named by his peers to the Super Dentists® list for the third year in a row.