In response to the ADA and CDA recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be temporarily closed until at least April 3rd. Our staff will continue to respond to calls and emails during this time. We will be AVAILABLE for EMERGENCIES, PAIN, and other URGENT ISSUES. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule appointments for when we return. Thank you for your understanding.
Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA

What Sets Our Glendale Office Apart

Dr. Lucio Kim | Top Dentist in GlendaleIf you are tired of the expectation of spending too much time in the lobby with little time spent with the doctor, and impersonal "cookie-cutter" care, our dental office may be the perfect place for you.

What you can expect

When you arrive, you are greeted by Bella, who is expecting you because you have an appointment and a reserved time with us. You won't find a closed window with a sign-in sheet on an old brown clipboard. You'll notice everyone on our team is happy to see you and you'll feel the atmosphere is relaxing. Welcome to your new dental home.

Our patients choose us because of who we are and what we do, not because an HMO forced them to select a doctor from a list. Our patients value personal, individualized care rather than being told where they can or can't go by an overbearing insurance company.  If you have an appointment, it is a reserved time just for you, and you will be seen on time (and most likely even early).  Our sofas in the waiting too are hardly used and you didn't come here to read magazines.

While we do work with traditional insurance, we are not a contracted provider for any managed care (HMO) plans. This way we don't run our patients through like cattle. You won't find our lobby area crowded. It's not because we're not "busy." It's because we have chosen to work for you and only you during your visit.

Haven't been to the dentist in a while?

If you haven't been to the dentist in 1, 2, 5, or 10 years, you are not alone! Most people don't go to the dentist on a regular basis. But no matter how long it's been since you've visited the dentist, Dr. Kim and his office won't give you a hard time. They won't lecture you or make you feel sorry about your past decisions. They understand that for one reason or many reasons, some people may have missed out on regular dental maintenance. And that's ok! You get points just for showing up! They work on a plan to move forward and to not linger in the past.  

Dr. Kim will work WITH you on a plan to get you back healthy and to help you keep up with regular dental visits.  Everyone is different, and Dr. Kim customizes treatment and the way he treats you to make things as easy for you as possible and to help remove the barriers that would usually keep you from coming regularly.  So if it's been a while, don't wait another week, don't wait until it hurts, don't wait until *whatever*.  If you know you need a lot of work but aren't sure where to start, consults are always at no charge, and you can at least find out precisely what your options are and what it will take to get you there. Call, and you'll see how much easier Dr. Kim and his team make it for you.

Some other things that may set us apart:

  • We usually run EARLY, so that we can respect your time and get your dental visits completed as efficiently as possible.
  • We respect your finances and always let you know what the treatment fees are, and the estimated insurance benefits are BEFORE we do any treatment. And we still do our best to eliminate financial surprises.
  • We communicate and LISTEN. We always let you know what your options are (and there are still options) and you have the freedom to choose to do whatever treatment you want to on your timetable. There never is any pressure to complete a procedure.
  • The treatment plans are conservative and individualized to each patient. Every person is different for many reasons. Dr. Kim works with the patient to get them to their best dental health according to their needs and wants.
  • All recommendations are explained, and all options are reviewed. Dr. Kim tends to be more conservative with the treatment plans and doesn't believe ALL cavities NEED to be drilled and filled, but he works with you to find a solution for you that fits your specific situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Kim is always available to chat. Second opinions and "look and see" consults are still at no charge. So drop by or call and we'll be more than happy to take care of you!

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