Business Spotlight: Dentist opens Beautiful Smiles of La Jolla


Debbie Kim, DDS, has opened Beautiful Smiles of La Jolla, a dental practice focused on high-quality, relationship-based dentistry at 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients, and her practice is equipped to treat the whole family.

Dr. Kim offers all aspects of general dentistry including fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, extractions, soft tissue laser treatment, periodontal disease management, and family dental services. She is particularly passionate about cosmetic dentistry and the use of dental implants as a high-quality, permanent solution to missing teeth. She also sees emergency cases.

“One of my favorite aspects of working in a dental practice is meeting new patients and creating long-lasting relationships with them and their families,” she said. “It’s a privilege and an honor to earn their trust and to treat them as needed.”

Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Kim’s family and friends believed she was well on her way to becoming a professional golfer. She caught the golf bug almost immediately after moving to California at age 12, and she traveled and competed in junior golf tournaments across the country. She was ranked the No. 1 female junior golfer in her age division five consecutive years. She also was named San Diego’s Player of the Year two consecutive years. Dr. Kim continued to play competitively at University of California, Los Angeles while pursuing a psychology degree.

A Cleveland, Ohio native, Dr. Kim graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California with honors in 2002. She received the Terrance Donovan Dental Material Award, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and served as President of Panhellenic.

Dr. Kim has practiced in San Diego since 2002, and served as a clinical instructor and lecturer for dental hygiene students at Concorde College for four years.

She has a heart for the community and believes in using her skills to benefit those in need. Dr. Kim volunteers for TeamSmile and the Fallbrook Smiles Project, both of which provide free dental services to underprivileged children. When she retires, her goal is to volunteer, complete missionary work, and provide her dental services to underserved people around the world.

She is a member of the Korean-American Dental Society, and attends North Coast Calvary Chapel. She also is a member of the San Diego Dental Golf Club.

• To schedule an appointment with Dr. Debbie Kim at Beautiful Smiles of La Jolla, call (856) 926-2332.

— Press Release

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