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Need a Second Opinion? We're Here for You!

Have you been told that you need dental treatment that you feel unsure about? When you are selecting the dental treatment that is right for your needs, you should feel completely comfortable and confident about it. If you don’t, you should follow your gut feeling and seek a second opinion.

Complimentary Second Opinions

If you are considering dental treatment and you’d like a second opinion in Glendale, CA, we encourage you to contact Dr. Lucio Kim. At our dental practice, Dr. Kim focuses on educating patients about their oral health so they can make excellent decisions about the dental care that is right for their unique needs.

Every patient has different goals for ...

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HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST?

Lasting Smile | Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

This is a question I get a lot.  "How long will this filling / crown / root canal / implant last?".  It's an important question.  Especially when you are spending the time, physical effort and money on any kind of dental treatment.  But unfortunately, no one will be able to give you an accurate answer.  The honest answer is "Depends".  Why did the tooth need treatment in the first place?  If we don't isolate the cause of the damage, and we expect a repair to survive in the same environment it got damaged in the first place, then that is the definition of insanity.  We have to change the environment ...

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YOU CANNOT "CURE" A CAVITY

Fixing Cavities | Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Holistic dentistry is crap. Let's not mince words here or beat around the diplomatic bush.  It's crap. It doesn't work and is pseudo-science at best. It's the"Alternative Facts" of dentistry with NO sound science or biology to back up it's claims.

A friend of mine directed me to this link of how a mom "healed" her child's cavity and asked me what I thought. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/how-i-healed-my-childs-cavity/  And before I even read it, I just told him it was BS. You cannot cure a cavity.  And stuff like this is floating around the internet so that people can research "alternative" ways to deal with their reality.  Don't misunderstand me.  I believe in ...

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Second Opinions for Dental Services

Second Opinions by Dr Lucio H. Kim, DDS, Glendale CA

Should I get a Second Opinion for Dental Services?

You’re probably used to getting second opinions for home improvement projects, or repairs to your car, but should you get a second opinion when it comes to dental work? 

The short answer is yes. After all, some services at the dentist can be an investment, and you want to feel completely confident in where you’re placing that investment. Not only is it helpful to get a second opinion for diagnosis confirmation, but it’s also helpful to visit a couple of dental offices and find one that you really like. 

When to Get a Second Opinion

The most important thing to remember about second opinions is ...

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Finding the Right Dentist

Dentistry in Glendale CA, by Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

I get a lot of appointments for "2nd opinion" consults.  A lot.  Some of it is for work already performed and some of it is for work that is proposed in a treatment plan.  Let me preface this diatribe with the admission that I am not perfect, I have had failures and I have had unhappy patients.  But any dentist trying to represent otherwise is lying.  The biggest reason for the 2nd opinions or unhappiness at other offices is a lack of communication at some level.  Finding the right dentist for you isn't about finding "the best".  "Best" is a title claimed by everyone on google.  And I hate to ...

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