Dr. Houn Young Kim welcomes you to Burlingame Dental! Born in South Korea, she left her home to study abroad at 15. After finishing high school in Canada, she completed her educational degrees in the U.S. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2004. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) from West Virginia University in 2005. She was much interested in learning about the health care system on a large scale before being accepted into the dental school. She graduated from the School of Dentistry at West Virginia University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 2009.
Dr. Kim has been the owner dentist in this office since 2012. Over the last ten years, she has developed an excellent reputation around the area through a conservative and rigorous approach to the diagnosis, excellent clinical skills and quality equipment, and effective communication and education to her patients. Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Mateo County Dental Society.
When she is not in her office, she is proud to be a screening dentist of a nonprofit organization, Healthier Kids Foundation providing school site dental screening service to children in public schools. Her three children (12, 10, and 4 years old) at various ages and interests keep her busy. Since the pandemic, she restarted practicing the piano. She enjoys playing the Nocturne op9 no2 by Chopin nowadays.
Dr. Kim focuses on providing conservative and preventive dental treatments to patients of all ages. Patients always feel fully supported in making dental treatment decisions through her communication and openness. Also, she collaborates with highly respected dental specialists when patients need a referral to them due to the complexity of the dental condition. She always follows up to ensure their needs are well addressed.
When scheduling your appointment, please present your current insurance information. We recommend you contact your insurance company to understand your dental coverage. You are responsible for the fees charged by our office, no matter what your insurance coverage may be.
As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance to help you receive the maximum allowable benefit under your dental coverage. Any unpaid insurance balance will be your responsibility at the time of service. If you are uninsured, payment is expected in full at each dental appointment.
We accept cash, check, credit cards, flexible spending account, and health savings account for your convenience.
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