About Dr. Jihyon Kim
Dr. Kim is passionate about lifelong learning and believes the key to mastering her craft is all in the details. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biologic Sciences at The University of Chicago and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. A devoted member of SPEAR and Oral Health Sciences Study Clubs, Dr. Kim continues to push the boundaries of dentistry in order to provide high quality patient-centered care using the most modern materials and methods available.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim maintains patient practices in Bellevue, Seattle, and Fife, Washington with an emphasis on esthetic smile rejuvenation via injection overmolded direct composite dentistry. Her career highlights include teaching throughout the United States and Canada and developing curricula as Co-Director of the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma, Washington. An innovator at heart, Dr. Kim created the Smile Design Gauge, a multifunction clinical tool for predictable chairside smile design, and developed a prescriptive discing protocol for shaping aesthetic injection overmolded tooth forms using abrasive discs.
Dr. Kim’s systematic approach to additive direct composite forges her as one of the world’s leading experts in Injection Overmolded Composite Dentistry. She has published multiple articles on Injection Overmolding, Chairside Smile Design, Black Triangles, Posterior Quadrant Strategies for Direct Composites, and Restorative Orthodontics, and is featured in the May 2019 issue of Dentistry Today for her groundbreaking cover article “The Dawn of Injection Molded Composite Dentistry.”
Today, Dr. Kim works intimately with Washington’s top specialists in orthodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics to provide modern and interdisciplinary treatment modalities to her patients. As Director of the Institute of Injection Overmolding in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Kim delivers an advanced, intuitive, and intimate hands-on learning experience to clinicians seeking to improve their direct composite skills. Affectionately known as the “Discing Queen,” Dr. Kim is highly active on social media to share her love for dentistry beyond the classroom and with the world at large.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Instagram @discingqueen or @discingqueenacademy.