About Us

Our Team

Timothy L. Carpenter, DMD

Robert C. Kim, DDS

Mariah - Office Manager

Lainey - Dental Hygienist

Vanessa - Clinical Care Coordinator

Timothy L. Carpenter, DMD

Timothy L. Carpenter, DMD has established himself as one of the most caring and skilled dentists in Poway. His passion for dentistry and strong ethics truly show in the way he treats his patients and team. He takes great pride in his work and strives to make every patient feel comfortable during their visit. This has earned him a reputation of being gentle, detail oriented, and compassionate.

Dr. Carpenter was born and raised in Oregon, where he also completed his undergraduate and dental education. After completing a residency in Idaho, he and his wife moved to California to be closer to family and enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor opportunities the state has to offer. He loves serving his patients and would be happy to meet with you to help you achieve your dental goals.

Education and Training

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Oregon, Dr. Carpenter went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree with Honors from the Oregon Health and Science University. While in dental school, he served as the Student Body President and earned awards from the American College of Dentists for Outstanding Student Leader and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology for Great Interest and Accomplishment. Rather than entering immediately into practice, he chose to complete an additional year of post-doctoral training; enhancing his skills in all aspects of general dentistry, including surgical and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Carpenter continues to dedicate himself to advancing his skills by completing hours of continuing education coursework and advanced training every year, with an emphasis on implant and restorative dentistry. Dr. Carpenter is also a strong believer in giving back and has done volunteer dentistry abroad in the Philippines and numerous free dental care events in the local community, including San Diego Stand Down and Give Kids A Smile.

Professional Affiliations

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

    • The American Dental Association
    • The California Dental Association
    • The San Diego County Dental Society
    • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Personal Life

Outside of doing dentistry, Dr. Carpenter loves spending time with his wife, two children, and their dog.  He loves hiking, photography, and exploring all the outdoor recreational opportunities California has to offer.

If you are looking for exceptional care from an experienced, caring dentist in Poway, then please contact Poway Center for Advanced Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpenter today.

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 Robert C. Kim, DDS. 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.

Dr. Kim was raised in Sacramento, and has proudly practiced dentistry in San Diego for the past 13 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.

Mariah - Office Manager

Mariah joined the Wellness Dental team in 2016. Her devotion for top quality work, care, and comfort is shown to our patients daily. She is a Chicago native and moved to San Diego after having completed her Certified Dental Assisting accreditation in 2015. Mariah has gained experience in all aspects of general dentistry and has received additional training in both oral surgery and orthodontics since the start of her dental career in 2013. In her spare time, Mariah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and baking.

Lainey - Dental Hygienist

Lainey became interested in the dental field when she started working in an office in high school. In 2010 she received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene while living in Sacramento, CA and went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Oregon Institute of Technology. Lainey is very passionate about lifelong learning and is always eager to learn new techniques and technologies that improve patient care. She focuses on being as gentle and thorough as possible during each visit. She was born and raised in Northern California and moved to San Diego in 2018. Lainey enjoys spending her free time with her spouse at Disneyland, enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather at the beach, and playing with her two Mini Dachshunds, Mina and Twitch.

Vanessa - Clinical Care Coordinator

Vanessa was born in the Philippines and moved to San Diego, CA in 1984. She’s been a dental assistant since 2002 and she got her certification at UEI college in Chula Vista, CA. Vanessa strives to learn something new every day about the dental field and help patients to be more educated about their oral health. Vanessa loves to spend time with her son Jordan. She enjoys going bowling, to the beach, hiking and trying new restaurants with her friends.

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