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Dr. Seong (David) Kim, DMD

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Portland, OR

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4.9
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Excellent dentist and staff. Always made sure I was comfortable and not in pain during my tooth extraction. The way Dr.Kim practices is how all dentists should practice! Great office staff too!
Excellent dentist and staff. Always made sure I was comfortable and not in pain during my tooth extraction. The way Dr. Kim practices is how all dentists should practice! Great officestaff too!
Ginny B. · April 15, 2018
I was mostly pleased with the cleaning and filling treatments. However, coming from a dentist what has more modern toolsto take pictures of before and after, I found myself kind of lost on what the doc wanted to do. Mainly due to the fact that he brought up some things that my previous dentist hadn't. Other than that, the cleaning was good and I will get back there for the next one.
I was mostly pleased with the cleaning and filling treatments. However, coming from a dentist what has more modern tools to take pictures of before and after, I found myself kindof lost on what the doc wanted to do. Mainly due to the fact that he brought up some things that my previous dentist hadn't. Other than that, the cleaning was good and I will get back there for the next one.
Erick O. · November 8, 2017

About Dr. Seong (David) Kim

Dr. David Kim was born in Busan, South Korea and came to the states at the age of 6. Since then, he has made Portland his home. Dr. Kim is a local product of the Portland Public School system. He attended Richmond Elementary School, Mt. Tabor Middle School and spent a year at Benson High School before moving to, and graduating from Clackamas High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Portland State University prior to attending Oregon Health and Science University, where he attained his DMD. At Portland State, Dr. Kim received his Bachelors in Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Business. Hard work and dedication has led Dr. Kim to be a prime example of the “American Dream”. This hard work and dedication can also be seen in his commitment to providing quality and comprehensive dental care for all of his patients. “I feel privileged to serve the community and will strive to provide the best care possible. I will listen to your concerns and try my best to explain and empower you to take control of your own dental health."

In-network insurances

  • AIG
  • Aetna
  • Aflac

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Oregon Health & Science University, Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Portland State University (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1710296660

Dr. Seong (David) Kim's office locations

David (Seong) Kim, DMD

13056 SE Division St.

Portland, OR 97236

David (Seong) Kim, DMD

2721 NE 57th Ave

Portland, OR 97213

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Everything I didn't like about my last dentist Dr. Kim overachieved in.
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so much good.
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Dr. Kim's office is, hands down, the best dental office that I have ever been to. Both him, and his staff, are personable and extremely accommodating. Today I had a wisdom tooth removed, and this is going to sound odd, butit was kind of fun. The lovely music playing over the speakers, combined with the buzz from the nitrous oxide and light conversation, made it almost feel like a party. Dr. Kim and his assistant, Savannah, made me feel very comfortable and as if they genuinely cared about my well being. I look forward to all of my future appointments.
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An amazing dentist that I can trust! Glad he is my dentist! The office staff also go above and beyond to inform re billing, insurance, and appointment availability! A great team!
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The whole affair was as pleasant as a root canal CAN be. I was well treated by all staff and I appreciate Dr Kim's explanation of what he was about to do, keeping me abreast of what he was doing whilehe was doing it and what I should expect after I left the office. Amid all of that, we had some friendly chat. I'd recommend Smiles on Division in a heartbeat.
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All the staff at Division Smiles are friendly, professional and courteous. Highly recommended!
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It doesn't get any better, and I'm a tough cookie when it comes to dentists. I couldn't have been happier, and am so grateful for the wonderful care and services provided by my friends at Division Smiles. They totally lived upto their name. And I know my wife feels the same. ... A happy customer.
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First, I have to say like many, I hate dealing with dentistry. It has been 5 plus years since my last appt. I had never been to this dentist before. Had a toothache area pain for many days but was clearlygetting worse. Did not sleep last 2 nights and was obvious it wasn't something minor. Looked around for local dentist who were available asap. They took me in ASAP. Needed 2 root canals; They took care of it in a highly professional and skilled manner on the same visit. Really wasn't uncomfortable to go through and feel so much better tonight. David is very professional and communicates the prognosis/diagnosis clearly w/o pressure. Staff was excellent; also worked with my Regence insurance. Key is that care, communications, transparency and quality was high. Bruce 4/5/17
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An appointment with Dr. Kim is always a good experience. The office staff, dental assistant and of course Dr. Kim are always friendly from the moment I enter the office. I know, I know it's a dentist appointment. But mycomfort is a high priority. Thank you to the staff for making this experience as pleasant as possible.
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Love love love that there are Saturday and evening appointments available. Thanks a million times over for accommodating your patients with day jobs and hectic schedules. What a rarity in today's world!
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What a stress free appointment! Dr. Kim and his dental assistant work so well together. I went in today for a crown and between Dr. Kim and his assistant I was never left alone. I felt I had his full attentionand he was aware of my comfort level. His staff treats me with recognition and respect. I highly recommend Dr. Kim.
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I appreciate their patience with me being someone who fears going to the dentist the whole team has always been very supportive and ensures that I am not in pain when I leave. Also I don't get annoying lectures about dental care which I very much appreciate as well
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kim is so incredible I scoured the internet to find him once he left Green Apple. I'm terrified of the dentist, but Dr. Kim won me over when he called me the day after a root canal to ensure I was feeling ok. He's worth the drive!
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It was faster than what I was told it would be. The only problem is I asked them to check the extraction sight where my tooth was extracted, which they should have done without me even asking, but neither the dentist or his assistant bothered to check it for me
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I had a tooth pulled and it was a very tough extraction. After it was over I was shaking after I got in the car and any after care instructions that were verbally given to me I didn't retain. Good thingthey gave me written after care instructions. But it didn't say in the instructions how often I needed to clean the extraction sight with salt water or how much salt to how much water or how long I needed to do it or anything like that. I also asked how long I needed to keep the gauze in that I was biting on at the extraction sight, I was told I could take it out when I got home but the instructions said 30 to 45 minutes and it didn't take me that long to get home. Better instructions would be nice!
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this dentist is AWESOME!
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I had a great experience! Highly professional, yet very personable.
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This was a follow up based on a referral from someone who sang Dr. Kim's praises. My first visit was an emergency that lasted 5 hours, mostly due to my freaking out about losing a tooth and being anesthetized improperly. Icame to the office with a LOT of baggage. I have had impatient dentists in the past and a bad experience with a shot that hit a nerve that caused an emotionally charged reaction similar to a panic and crying attack that was overwhelming (and embarrassing). I had another dentist who when administering anesthesia, felt like he was electrocuting my tongue! Dr. Kim and his assistant were extremely patient and in great moods, considering they came in on their days off. They were humming , talking and singing while working..something I have never seen before with a dentist and assistant, other than the typical technical instruction. At one point, Dr. Kim told me "you are in charge' which was very impowering during this processes. He had no problems with me taking breaks, asking for water, or suction...He also informed me that I had been grinding my teeth which my other dentist failed to mention...My other dentist was impatient, admonishing and basically implied I was lying about my oral hygiene routine. He has also contradicted other dental assessments.
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Dr. Kim was very accommodating to my schedule and the amount of work I wanted to accomplish in a short amount of time. I feel like my concerns for comfort and well being were met with compassionate care.
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Dr Kim and the staff are great. They're very friendly and professional.
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Great staff. Great doctor. Excellent overall experience. Highly recommended.
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He is very friendly and educated. Thoroughly explained visually what he was doing so I knew what I was spending money on.
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Very professional, great staff and excellent customer service. I highly recommend them !
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He listened to my special needs with anxiety and all went well!
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I think by far he is the best dentist I have ever been too and I have went to a few, in St.John's, pearl district and portland area. Most of them try to push things on you and their prices aretoo high and expensive it feels like all they want is your money. But with Dr. Kim I felt comfortable and at ease he's very professional and easy going which made my visit pleasant and he will be my dentist for as long as he can keep me as a client. Thank you Dr. Kim and staff for being so awesome.
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Dr. Kim is friendly and professional. He takes time to make sure you understand your options, and he carefully explains everything he does. Really appreciate the care his attitude demonstrates!
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Very thorough. Personable and approachable. Upbeat and caring. Great staff, and love Lindsey, his hygienist. Would definitely recommend Dr. Kim!
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Dr. Kim and his staff made a point of tending to my individual needs.
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Dr Kim was very kind & considerate, as was his assistant. Unfortunately my teeth are borderline "unsavable" due to chemo for a brain tumor I no longer have! Dr Kim is working to save my teeth ... I am very grateful.
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Dr. Kim makes a special effort to understand your problems and issues so he can tailor a solution for you.
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Great dentist!! Staff is so wonderful!!
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Dr. Kim cheerfully accommodated a last-minute change in my schedule...
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He is a very kind, professional, and knowledgable provider. I highly recommend him.
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