Doctor Shin Kim has been our family dentist for many years.
We consider having him as our doctor as one of the best things that ever
happened to us. Over the years we have been recommending him to all of our
friends and family. Dr. Kim has qualities that are the most important for us
in a dentist. These qualities make him distinct from others, including those
who are considered very prominent dentists in the metropolitan area.

Dr. Kim:
-- has golden hands and the most gentle touch
-- is a very kind and compassionate person to his patients
-- offers his patients the most clean and sterile environment, where, if you
are obsessed with hygiene like me, you can just relax and not worry at all
-- will take care of the most complicated dental cases that only virtuosos
can handle, and to your surprise, will not send you to another specialist
like an orthodontist or surgeon. He possesses all of these skills!
-- will ensure your cosmetic needs; you will not believe your smile.

We were not able to find another doctor like this in our area, only him.
Therefore, it is our honor to share with all of you that he is our dentist
and he is the best.
He has done a lot of dental work for me, among which was a surgery. I left
with the prescription for a very strong pain killer that you are supposed to
take after the surgery. I could not believe it; I did not even need Tylenol.
It is all in Dr. Kim's hands. Thank you, doctor for everything.

Lowry Family

A mild dental emergency and a friend’s referral led us to the dental practice of Dr.
Shin Kim. Upon arrival, the medical emergency was assessed then addressed within
approximately thirty minutes! Nearly two years later, we continue to depend on the
efficient and meticulous dental services of Dr. Kim. While it is very important to
note that Dr. Kim provides exceptional services for the entire family – from dental
cleanings to implant surgery – it is vital to note that the services are provided
quickly and with great expertise! The pride with which Dr. Kim administers dental
services is evident as you watch him work! He provides consultation prior to and
following services – and he even keeps you abreast of what is taking place as the
dental services are being performed! He and his staff are always professional and
courteous, and the dental office is always inviting. Our family highly recommends
Dr. Kim!

Mapp Family

First, Dr. Kim is an individual who is intelligent out of the
ordinary; he is a capable, focused, and precise dentist. He takes care
in the matters of office business such that they run smoothly, and he
has an able and friendly staff.

Patricia C.

Very nice office- it's a new office, but interior
decoration is very nice and modern, equipments are state of the art
techonology, they offer water and other beverages.
I never thought about going in because it's right on Rockville pike, and
I was hoping to go somewhere in Bethesda, but after checking out from
other people's comments about this place, I've decided to give it a shot.

I really liked the doctor -the doctor speaks very softly, and not
intentionally but I think it's just the way he speaks. He was not crude or
cocky like other dentists, which I really liked.

They used to be across from Tilden middle school, if I remember correctly,
now moved out on Rockville Pike, and despite its location, the office is
actually quite nice.


Jiwon S.

i went to see Dr. Kim for the first time today. I
really really like him--and that's not something I think I've ever said
about a dentist.

The office is new and beautiful. Kim did the cleaning himself, instead of
letting a dental hygienist do it. That is unusual, in my experience. It
was about as painless as a cleaning can be.

Despite the fancy looking office, he is not at all a salesman. He
mentioned during the visit that I could benefit from an electric
toothbrush for various reasons. Although there was a display of brushes in
a corner of the office, neither he nor the staff made any mention of
buying one from them. I appreciate that.

I also had an initial consultation with him about Invisalign to correct a
few crooked teeth and his prices were definitely reasonable based on what
I've read.

My dental insurance covered everything I had done today--so I can't speak
to the rest of his prices.

It is a bit tricky to figure out where the parking is for the
building--give yourself some extra time to figure it out the first time
you go. I got a little turned around.

I was able to get an appointment within two days--for both this
appointment and the followup for Invisalign. His schedule seems pretty


Julie N.

Dr. Kim is wonderful. I have had just about every
tooth in my mouth worked on or replaced with an implant. He has done
fillings, root canals, crowns and implants within the past three years.
When I started going to Dr. Kim I was very nervous due to extensive amount
of work I needed to have done. I was concerned about the pain and the
length of time I would spend in the chair. Well, after almost three years
I am nearing the end of all of my major procedures and all I can say is
Dr. Kim has not only done a wonderful job but he has lessened my fear of
going to the dentist significantly. He's rates are affordable, the time
spent in the chair has been minimal and he is just a really nice,
professional dentist. Everyone who works in Dr. Kim's practice are
extremely professional and very attentive from the moment you walk in the
door until you leave. Considering the amount of time I have spent at Dr.
Kim's office, I can only say I would recommend him to my family and
friends and especially to those who may have a fear of the dentist.


Patricia O.

Dr. Kim is great! He is our family dentist (and
occasional oral surgeon) and he has an incredibly gentle touch. I don't
leave the chair bleeding or fearing another dentist visit, and he offers
tons of extra services at pretty affordable rates. Plus, he takes most
insurance -- I've never had an issue even though my family has switched
providers before while patients at his practice. I had to get my a crown
(which I purchased from my previous dentist) implanted, and it no longer
fit the space in my mouth where the previous dentist had based his mold.
Dr. Kim went out of his way to grind and shape the crown so that it fit
like a dream. If you need a dentist, he's the one to go to!


Kathy C.

I've been coming to Dr. Kim for the last 4 years and I am so grateful. The rates are affordable and the service is superb! I've switched insurance carriers and prayed I wouldn't have to leave North Bethesda Dental Design. Dr. Kim and his staff make you feel at ease and relaxed. I've had many different issues and I've never had to worry about what the end result would be. I've always had a fear of going to the dentist, but not since I've been coming to Dr. Kim! He is the best!!!!


Dr. Kim has been my dentist for almost ten years. He and his staff have greatly enhanced the appearance of my teeth and improved my oral health tremendously. I recommended him to my wife and my mom. They are now his dental patients too.

William B.

We were in search for a new family dentist and very grateful to be directed to Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim was highly recommended and my family agrees, especially our 4 year old son!


I love Dr. Kim and his staff!!!! I've been coming to him since 2007 and while I have moved, I have not switched Dentists; I refuse. Dr. Kim is experienced, professional and doesn't waste your time. He, along with his staff, are very personable and make you feel "at home," which is pretty good considering it is a dentists' office. I have had a lot of work done since I've been coming to him and it is because of him that I can smile and feel good about myself!


My family has two members who recently have completed implant procedure respectively by Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim is excellent and our experience with him was very positive. Before such procedures, as most people would do, we searched, studied, and weighed against pros and cons of implant. Our concerns of every side-effect or complication seemed unnecessary after the first day of the very first procedure in each case. Pain was mild and well tolerated, no complication and patients felt well. We very much appreciated his skillful and competent service. Besides, he is also a great family dentist. We would like to strongly and highly recommend him to our friends and colleagues.

Steve Y.

I have been a patient of Dr. Kim for three years now. I even used to work at a different dentist office for two years as a receptionist. I was hesitant to come to Dr. Kim's rather than drive extra 20 minutes and go to my previous dental office. Well, I went to Dr. Kim to try him out so that I can save a 20 minute drive. Working at a dental office before, I had high expectations, but Dr. Kim exceeded all of my expectations. Just recently I visited Dr. Kim to have my 4 wisdom teeth removed. After taking X-Ray, it turned out that I had extra wisdom teeths. There were even some that were not grown out yet. Dr. Kim was able to find them all and extract them. I was suprised because they were barely even visible on the x-ray but he took the extra 30 minutes to make sure that he gets them all out. I felt bad for the next patient, but it goes to show how much he cares for the well being of the patients. I highly recommend this place. As the other reviews said, this place looks a like 5 star hotel.

John L.

I no longer dread going to the dentist. Dr. Kim and his staff are amazing! Everyone who works there, from the front desk, to the assistant and Dr. Kim are all very personable and kind. They've made my experiences as pleasant as possible. I've had my teeth cleaned and four impacted wisdom teeth extracted. I think Dr. Kim did an excellent job with extracting my wisdoms because my chipmunk face only lasted about 3 days. Dr. Kim is very soft spoken and he doesn't pressure you into getting extra unnecessary work done. He simply says “We'll keep an eye on it for now”. Other than the superb service, I also love their clean and modern office.