Meet Your Cosmetic Dentists in Mission Viejo
Dr. Henry Kim is a Prosthodontist in Mission Viejo. A Prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an American Dental Association-accredited Prosthodontics graduate program. With rigorous training and experience, a Prosthodontist has a special understanding of the dynamics between patient’s dental, oral health and patient’s overall health that only the bright smile can reflect.
Dr. Henry Kim earned his post-graduate degree (MMSc) in Prosthodontics from Harvard University in 2000. He received his DMD degree from Boston University in 1997. Dr. Kim achieved academic excellence and notoriety in his field of concentration – Prosthodontics. During his tenure at Harvard, his research centered on the use of intraoral scan technology and new generation porcelain technology to restore teeth to their original beauty and function. He specializes in artistic renditions to preview your bright smile, and every attention to detail is provided for as he strives for your optimal oral health. Dr. Kim resides in Irvine, California with his wife, Cindy, and two sons, Vincent and Calvin.
An accomplished surgeon, Dr. Hyung Jin Bae is a board certified periodontics specialist, encompassing the full scope of periodontal care. Preserving the supporting infrastructures of your teeth, managing intra oral inflammatory conditions, and providing dental implants to replace hopeless teeth are pillars to his philosophy of comprehensive periodontal management care in restoring the balance for your complete oral health.
His passion and dedication to the field of periodontics as a comprehensive oral health care provider, can often be demonstrated through treating his patients with respect, honesty and compassion.Being a LANAP certified clinician (Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol) as well as Pinhole Surgical Technique certified clinician, Dr. Hyung Jin Bae provides the laser alternative to traditional gum surgery to correct bony defects and a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure to correct gum recession defects, while offering services regarding dental implants, periodontics, tooth loss, aesthetic gingival/ osseous plastic surgery, reconstructive/ regenerative surgery of both hard and soft tissue types.
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Curtis was a 1993 graduate of Los Alamitos High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara in 1998 and graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2004. He completed a 1-year general practice residency at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital in 2005 and worked in the general practice of dentistry in Long Beach until 2009.
Dr. Curtis found a passion for endodontics in dental school at UCLA which led him to seek a specialist education and certification. From 2009 to 2012 Dr. Curtis was engaged in a fellowship and endodontics residency at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His joint research project with the director of the post-doctoral program at OHSU involving modern materials and methods in endodontics was published in 2012. Upon receiving his specialist certification, he returned to Orange County to practice. Dr. Curtis is known for the sincere care that he shows his patients. He is gratified by relieving his patients from pain and saving their natural teeth when they are at risk from pulpal disease.
During his free time Dr. Curtis is an avid fisherman and free diver. He also enjoys stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing/snowboarding, playing guitar and piano as well as drawing, painting and sculpting.
Dr. Curtis is a proud member of:
Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
Member of the American Associations of Endodontics
Member of the Southern California Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
Dr. Cheryl Meregillano received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in 2000. With a solid educational foundation coupled with years of work experience, Dr. Meregillano continues to expand her dental skills on newer dental techniques by completing a comprehensive Esthetic Residency Program along with being trained in Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing dentistry (CAD/CAM dentistry), which utilizes technologies such as the E4D system for dental restorations. Dr. Meregillano believes in delivering the highest quality of dental care to her patients while building amicable relationships with them.
Dr. Meregillano is blessed with a wonderful husband and two adorable sons. She values spending time with her family, being involved with her son’s school and activities, and baking. She maintains her energetic personality by being an avid marathon runner.