Meet the Doctors

Our dental specialists can provide you with complete, top-quality dental care.

Henry Kim, DMD MMSc—Prosthodontist

Prosthodontist Henry Kim, DMD MMScDr. Kim is a prosthodontist, a dental specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth. As a prosthodontic specialist, Dr. Kim has three years of advanced postgraduate training beyond a general dental degree. His specialty includes the treatment planning and execution of complex smile restorations, the aesthetic aspects of smile rehabilitation, and ensuring that the treatment results in a well-aligned, well-functioning and comfortable bite.

Dr. Kim received his prosthodontic training at Harvard University, where he also was given a research fellowship—a grant to perform research on behalf of the university. Dr. Kim has taught dental students at several universities and is licensed to practice dentistry in four states.

In addition to his top-quality work and high level of skill, Dr. Kim is known for his friendly, gentle personality and his patient chairside manner. “It is very important to me to do what is best for each patient,” says Dr. Kim. “I, therefore, take the time to get to know each patient. I want to understand their current situation and what they are looking to achieve, so that I can properly recommend what is going to work best for them.”

Education & Research

harvardAfter earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kim graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine with honors in 1997. He then attended Harvard University for three years, earning his prosthodontic specialist certificate in 2000.

During his postdoctoral training at Harvard, Dr. Kim was offered a research position by the university. He performed research into dental ceramics and 3D imaging technology that could improve the quality of smile rehabilitation.

Teaching

During his postgraduate prosthodontic training, Dr. Kim taught dental students at Harvard University for two years. After graduating with his specialist certificate, Dr. Kim went on to teach at New York University College of Dentistry as an associate professor and clinical instructor, for another two years.

american dental associationProfessional Memberships & Affiliations

Dr. Kim is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.


Deborah K. Ruprecht, DDS—Periodontist

tyson curtisDr. Rupecht, Periodontist, is a specialist who has completed several years of post-doctoral training in gum disease, dental implants and the treatment of gum and bone tissue. She is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC). She obtained her Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene 1988, Doctorate in Dentistry 1995 and Specialty in Advanced Periodontics 1999. Dr. Ruprecht has been in private practice in South Orange County since 2000. Aside from Dentistry, the heart of her life is her faith and involvement in her church with her husband and family, teaching at USC and her involvement in dental mission work. Dr. Ruprecht also enjoys training for triathalons, marathons and endurance sports.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Dept. Advanced Periodontics
    USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Advisory Board
    SmileOnU Mission clinics and individual dental care for local and international need
  • (Honorary Society)
    Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Western Society of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Osseointegration
  • Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry

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