Dr. Jihyon Kim

“…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr. Kim is passionate about lifelong learning and believes the key to mastering her craft is all in the details. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biologic Sciences at The University of Chicago and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. A devoted member of SPEAR and Oral Health Sciences Study Clubs, Dr. Kim continues to push the boundaries of dentistry in order to provide high quality patient-centered care using the most modern materials and methods available.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim maintains patient practices in Bellevue and Fife, Washington with an emphasis on esthetic smile rejuvenation via injection molded direct composite dentistry. Her career highlights include teaching over twenty courses a year throughout the United States and Canada and developing curricula as full faculty and Co-Director of the Bioclear® Learning Center in Tacoma, Washington. An innovator at heart, Dr. Kim created the Smile Design Gauge, a multifunction clinical tool for predictable chairside smile design.

Dr. Kim’s systematic approach to additive dentistry via the Bioclear® Method forges her as one of the world’s leading experts in Injection Molded Composite Dentistry. She has published multiple articles on Injection Molding, the Bioclear® Method, Chairside Smile Design, Posterior Quadrant Strategies for Direct Composites, and Restorative Orthodontics, and is featured in the May 2019 issue of Dentistry Today for her groundbreaking cover article “The Dawn of Injection Molded Composite Dentistry.

In today’s constantly evolving world, there are many treatment options available to patients seeking disease-driven or elective treatment solutions. Fundamental to Dr. Kim’s philosophy is patient-centeredness, so she has structured her practice to interface directly with patients seeking care. Dr. Kim also works intimately with some of Washington’s top specialists in orthodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. To schedule a consult, please contact Dr. Kim directly using email, social media, or the custom contact form.