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Dr. Robert C. Kim, DDS

Dr. Timothy L. Carpenter, DMD

Caroline - Office Manager

Veronica - Treatment Care Coordinator

Mariah - Clinical Care Coordinator

Dr. Robert C. Kim, DDS

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Poway, CA who can also provide you and your family with advanced restorative and general dentistry, then you have discovered one of the most accomplished and talented in Dr. Robert C. Kim. However, his credentials and professional experience tell only part of the story.

While Dr. Kim’s history of producing consistently exceptional results for his patients has distinguished him as a dentist of superior skills, it is his warm demeanor, attention to detail, and gentle touch that have caused his reputation to spread among patients. It is rare to find a dentist who is able to serve such a diverse variety of dental needs at such a high level of quality, yet remain so eager to listen and respond to the individual questions, concerns, and goals of each patient.

A native Californian who was raised in Sacramento, Dr. Kim has proudly practiced dentistry in Poway for the past 15 years. He would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a confidential, one-on-one consultation at Poway Center for Advanced Dentistry.

Education and Training

After completing his undergraduate degree in biology, Dr. Kim went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco, at the age of 23. Rather than immediately entering into practice, he chose to participate in an additional year of post-doctoral training, focusing on advanced surgical procedures and cosmetic dentistry.

Even now that he has established his own dental practice, Dr. Kim participates in hours of continuing education coursework and advanced training each year, with an emphasis on laser dentistry and his long-time passion, cosmetic dentistry. He is constantly striving to integrate new techniques and technologies that he feels will benefit his patients into the practice.

Teaching, Lecturing, and Publications

In addition to practicing at Poway Center for Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Kim has served as a faculty member of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, as well as a voluntary assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He has presented many lectures on advanced dentistry and cosmetic dental treatments, with his audiences comprising both dental students and practicing dentists. He has been extensively published, and he has presented his published research findings at dental conventions throughout the nation.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kim is an active member of several prestigious professional organizations, including:

  • The Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego County Dental Society

Personal Life

When he isn’t providing outstanding dental care to patients or advancing his knowledge or the knowledge of others, Dr. Kim can probably be found enjoying the company of his wife and four children. He loves to relax by taking leisurely walks with his family and his golden retriever. Occasionally, he’ll hit the golf course or take advantage of his proximity to the beautiful Pacific Ocean by learning to surf. He also enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends, and listening to music.

If you are in need of care from an experienced general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist in Poway, one who has unfaltering standards of excellence and a track record that proves it, then you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Kim today. Please contact Poway Center for Advanced Dentistry, and we will happily assist you in scheduling your appointment.

Dr. Timothy L. Carpenter, DMD

Dr. Tim Carpenter graduated with Honors from the prestigious Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry. After dental school he continued his education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program from Idaho State University before moving to California. After practicing in Sacramento for several years, Dr. Carpenter relocated with his wife and daughter to San Diego to be closer to family and enjoy all the outdoor opportunities the area has to offer.

Dr. Carpenter is known for his passion for dentistry, care for his patients, and attention to detail. He takes great pride in his work and strives to make every patient feel comfortable during their visit. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Carpenter loves spending time with his family, hiking, and photography.

Caroline - Office Manager

Has been in the dental field for over twenty years, as a Registered Dental Assistant, office manager and insurance coordinator. She is a native San Diegan, who grew up in the East County. She started her Army career in the United States Army as part of the Dentac unit stationed at Fr. Irwin. After her military service she came back to her hometown. Caroline has been with LJCAD for over twelve years. Caroline continues to expand her dental knowledge by attending many continuing education courses and prides herself on her broad understanding of each patient’s unique dental needs. She is full of positive energy and you will always see her with her signature smile.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, kick boxing, and taking her dachshund-schnauzer mix, Remy out for walks.

Veronica - Treatment Care Coordinator

Veronica started her dental career in 2005 when she graduated from the United Education Institute of San Diego. She received her RDA license from the Dental Board of California in 2007. Since then she participates in hours of advanced training and continuing education coursework each year to keep up with the latest technology. She has excelled in her dental career by learning all aspects of dentistry including specialties. Veronica genuinely enjoys educating our patients about their dental treatment as well as give them knowledge about their dental insurance.

In her spare time Veronica loves spending time with her husband and 5 year-old son Jadyn. They have two adorable and full of energy Siberian huskies named Koda and Skye. Her favorite activities include photography, camping, cooking, traveling and going to the beach.

Mariah - Clinical Care Coordinator

Was born and raised in Chicago, IL and has worked in the dental field since 2013. She has gained experience in all aspects of general dentistry and has received additional training in both oral surgery and orthodontics. Outside of work Mariah loves spending time with her son Jayden, doing all things outdoorsy, and dinning out with friends.

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