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Our Office Locations
Garden Grove

12777 Valley View St. #282
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Phone: (714) 898-8757

Diamond Bar

620 N Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 861-3043

What can I expect the first time I visit a periodontist?


The 'Welcome Package'

Before your first visit, our treatment coordinator will mail, fax, or email you a 'welcom package' that outlines what to expect at the first visit. The package will include brief introductionof the practice and the doctors, as well as a map to the office. You will be required to fill in your patient registration incluiding your insurance information, health history, and financial contracts. These forms are downloadable for your convenience.



Review of your health history

During your first visit, your periodontist will review your complete medical and dental history with you. It's extremely important for your periodontist to know if you are taking any medications or being treated for any condition that can affect your periodontal care.



Clinical Examination

You will be given a complete oral and periodontal exam. Your periodontist will examine your gums, check to see if there is any gum line recession, assess how your teeth fit together when you bite and check your teeth to see if any are loose. Your periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument and place it between your teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets. This helps your periodontist assess the health of your gums.




Radiographs (x-rays) may be used to show the bone levels between your teeth to check for possible bone loss. Study models of your mouth, clinical photographs and further advanced imaging such as 3-D digital imaging, CT scans, and tomograms may be necessary for your accurate and precise diagnosis. Thease options will be discussed with you in detail at the first visit.


We work with a number of professional radiology laboratories and imaging centers. Orange Coast Dental X-Ray Laboratory is one of the most recommended facilities due to their promptness, and professionalism. They are close to our office Garden Grove office also.



Treatment Options and Interdisciplinary Team Care

Our team will discuss the various treatment options that suit your condition and diagnosis in the most appropriate way. In many cases, the treatment options may be discussed at a second visit, that we call 'treatment conference.' This may be necessary as diagnostic images, tests, and conferences with your general dentist and/or other sepcialists may need to take place.  List of local dentists and dental specialists...



Dr. Kim and his long time surgical assistant, Lilly (in 2001)



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Dr. Jin Y. Kim is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology.


Make your appointmentnow.  Call Dr. Kim's practices at:

714-898-9857  Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Cypress, Anaheim, Buena Park 

909-861-3043  Diamond Bar, Chino, Roland Heights, Yorba Linda, Walnut areas