Dr. Taeyoung Kim

I enjoy building long-term relationships with my patients. It is rewarding to watch their progress during treatments and see when they ultimately achieve their dental goals. I like making a difference in lives, whether it is taking a patient out of pain or giving them their ‘dream smile.’ My goal is to provide caring and superior treatment so that each visit is a great dental experience.

Dr. Taeyoung Kim graduated from NYU with her dental degree in 2011. Since then she has been awarded with the Dr. Harry J. Gersten Award with honors in Prosthodontics.

In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her son and going clamming!

Claudia Escobar

Dental Hygienist

As a Dental hygienist my passion is to provide every patient with the tools necessary to succeed in improving their oral health and maintaining a healthy smile. I understand that each patient is different, therefore my goal is to personalize every patient’s experience and customize my approach to ensure a positive and comfortable dental visit.

I started my dental journey in 2014 at PCC Sylvania when I was accepted into the dental hygiene program that helped me become the experienced clinician I am today. I graduated in 2016 with an associate’s degree in Dental hygiene.

I have worked with all different types of patients which includes 2 years of experience working in a pediatric dental clinic. I also have worked with patients with progressive periodontal disease for the last 4 years. My focus is to help patients understand where they are with their periodontal health and answer any questions they have.

Other than my passion for working with my patients I also enjoy hiking, white water rafting and hanging out with friends and family. The other thing that keeps me busy is my 11-year-old dog Sunny, he’s quite the handful.

I look forward to becoming your hygienist and answering any questions you have about your oral health!

Justin Mai

Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene in 2018 where my cohorts and I have developed skills that allows us to practice up to the standards of modern dentistry and dental hygiene. Since then I have made sure to keep up to date with the latest developments in dental health sciences and technologies to make sure that I provide the best care possible.

Being a dental hygienist to me is about providing my patients with the knowledge and understanding of their oral health so that they may continue to stay healthy even after leaving their appointment. Along with that I do my best to provide a cleaning that is comfortable and thorough so that it is easier for patients to keep up with their oral hygiene.

I also understand that patients have different backgrounds and needs so each visit is customized in a way that fits with their current concerns. My goal is to answer all questions so that patients have a clear understanding of their oral health and have the tools necessary to improve. I want patients to know that I will work with them along the way as we develop a long-lasting relationship to support your dental needs.

Outside of my passion for dental hygiene and hygiene education, I am an avid gamer who loves all sorts of games – from single player to multiplayer online games as well as board games. When I’m not doing that, I am at the gym or outside with my two beautiful dogs enjoying a nice run or a leisurely time at the park.