Monterey Dentist - James J. Kim, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Welcome to the practice of James J. Kim, DDS – a general and cosmetic dental office in Monterey, CA.  Dr. Kim has been helping patients to healthy smiles for 23 years and takes pride in offering preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care that is comfortable and accessible. His highly-experienced staff’s efficient assistance helps you quickly receive treatment and allows you to stay knowledgeable about the best way to take care of your teeth at all times.

Your Friendly Monterey Dental Office

Dr. Kim’s team has a wealth of professional dental experience – two of his hygienists count a total of 75 years of experience between them, and his Registered Dental Assistant comes with 30 years of time spent in her field, as well as a history of caring for patients at the front desk of a dental practice. Their insight into best dental practices helps patients enjoy healthy smiles for life.

During every new patient exam, Dr. Kim takes time to sit with you to get to know you and your medical history and go over any applicable treatment options. Because he values both knowledge and experience, Dr. Kim and his whole team work with you to make sure that you get the preventive information and dental treatment you need to achieve or maintain your best oral health ever.

Excellence in Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Kim specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Monterey. His comprehensive list of dental treatments includes:


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  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental crowns 
  • Porcelain veneers 
  • Dental implants – both placement and restoration 
  • Fixed bridges

  • Periodontal treatment                   
  • Customized teeth whitening
  • Snore guards - for snoring and sleep apnea treatment                                       
  • Night guards - prevents damage from night-time teeth grinding

New Patient? Visit Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim welcomes new patients and returning patients into his office for their initial cosmetic or restorative dental examination and consultation. In the event that you are experiencing discomfort from an oral health issue, Dr. Kim’s goal is to get you out of pain as soon as possible. He can even coordinate a same-day dental appointment to get your urgent oral health problem addressed immediately. His gentle approach to treatment means that any time you spend in the dental chair will be as comfortable as possible.

During your exam, Dr. Kim goes over your dental history and takes periodontal measurements, checks for bone quality, conducts an oral cancer screening, and thoroughly cleans all surfaces of your teeth. Any findings are explained in detail and both you and Dr. Kim can discuss your options for restoring the health of your teeth and gums; your treatment plan will be made to match your goals.

Contact Us Today or Request An Appointment!

Dr. Kim and his whole team look forward to welcoming you into their patient family. Dr. Kim’s office works with your insurance company to maximize your available benefits. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, we can help by informing you of all available options for care and estimating your cost up-front, so you can efficiently manage your treatment. 

For more information about our Monterey dental office, contact us or schedule your appointment online.

James J. Kim, DDS
880 Cass St. Ste 204
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 372-6304
Fax: (831) 372-6417

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