Where Smiles Start
Meet Dr. Kim
Dr. Ansony Kim is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and the founder of Hello Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. Originally a Southern California native, but he fell in love with Northern California after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and later earning his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from UC San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kim feels a deep connection with Oakley and its surrounding community because he grew up in a small town called Apple Valley which has many similar charming qualities as Oakley. As a young kid, he enjoyed going to the dentist and hopes to cultivate that same joy for his patients. After graduation, he matched at one of the top pediatric dental residency programs at Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine in Boston and trained at Boston Children’s Hospital for two years, where he served as Chief Resident. During this additional training, Dr. Kim worked with children with a wide variety of special medical and dental needs and became highly experienced in caring for all pediatric patients no matter how anxious or shy they may be.
When Dr. Kim is not at the office, he enjoys going on adventures with his wife Jenny, young children, and their spunky dog Gracie.
Hello Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
is Where Smiles Start.
We will treat your child like how we would like our children to be treated. We will work hard to provide a pleasant, comfortable and fun experience for your child at each visit. We believe that every community deserves access to quality dental care with highly trained board-certified pediatric dentists in a state-of-the-art facility with a compassionate and honest child-focused team that have your family’s best interest at heart.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist, like Dr. Kim, is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and are skilled in diagnosing, managing, and treating complex dental conditions that may only occur with younger patients. Pediatric dentists take an additional two or three years of specialized training to focus exclusively on the oral health, growth and development of children. Just like a pediatrician is a doctor specific for children, a pediatric dentist is a dentist specific for children and adolescents.
Why is Board Certification Important?
Not all pediatric dentists are certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The board certification indicates that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed an accredited training program and a voluntary 2-part examination process designed to validate the knowledge, skills and experience needed for the delivery of quality patient care of children.