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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

Professional Dental Education Provider


 West Coast Dental Institute


Dr. Jin Y. Kim has been a provider of professional dental continuing education through Dental Bureau of California (CE Provider Permit #RP 3731) since 1997. The educational institute, West Coast Dental Institute, is also designated an approved Program Provider by the California constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry. This Program Provider's formal CDE programs are accepted by the AGD for membership maintenance, Fellowship and Mastership credits.

Dr. Kim lecturing at 2006 Annual Meeting, California Academy of General Dentistry (CAGD), San Jose, CA.


For questions on professional courses offered by Dr. Kim and his associates, please call Deanna Mansell at 714-898-8757

or email to:

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UCLA Periodontics Information Center


Dr. Kim is a founding contributing faculty to UCLA Periodontics Information Center. For online dental education through UCLA PIC click here.



Online CE Courses authored by Dr. Jin Y. Kim are available online at the UCLA PIC site :


     Management of Hypertension in Clinical Dentistry


          - Dr. Jin Y. Kim and Dr. E. Barrie Kenney


     Antibiotic Therapy in Clinical Periodontics


          - Dr. Dennis R. Hunt, Dr. Jin Y. Kim, Dr. Michael G. Newman


    Aging and the Periodontal Health


          - 1998 Geriatric Lecture Series  by Dr. Jin Y. Kim


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Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Institute



Dr. Jin Kim is also a founding member of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Institute (IDI), an academic study group formed in 2004 with the aim of advancing interdisciplinary treatment planning for complex dental patient cases, and to provide specialty services and advises to local practicing dentists.


The group meets every other month for case presentations and interdisciplinary treatment planning sessions. This group is unique in that general dentists may bring complex cases and seek advise and ideas on complex cases with specialists in all major clinical disciplines represented in the same forum.


Meeting Dates for 2009


    January 21, 2009

    March 18, 2009

    May 20, 2009

    July 22, 2009

    September 23, 2009

    November 18, 2009 

    (second last Wednesdays of odd numbered months, 6pm. Venues TBA)


There is no tuition or fees, as the meetings are sponsored by the member sepcialists. Any clinician who are interested should contact one of the specialist members listed below:



  Dr. Jin Y. Kim

  Dr. Shen Ling

  Dr. Roy Yoo



  Dr. Frank Yorita

  Dr. Greg Miller



  Dr. Robert Simon

  Dr. Gianmarco O'brien

  Dr. Mark George



  Dr. Pat Garrett

  Dr. John Lies


Oral Surgeons

  Dr. Jeff Pulver

  Dr. Chris Larson


In March of 2008, the group organized an educational event where speakers Dr. Pat Allen and Dr. Robert Winter presented a full day lecture on 'Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Advanced Restorative Dentistry.'


For 2009, we are planning to bring world-renowned Dr. Pascal Magne to speak on restorative materials and cutting edge prosthodontic topics. Date and venue will be announced shortly (planned for October 2009).


Members of IDI, pictured with Drs. Allen and Winter at the 2008 Founder's Symposium


If you would like to be on the mailing list for IDI activities, please email Dr. Kim at

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Click here for a link to IDI website

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