Mission Viejo Dentist Staff

Meet Our Friendly Mission Viejo, CA Dental Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our Mission Viejo family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.

Cheryl, Senior Office Manager
As a retired Registered Dental Assistant, I have the pleasure of managing our office for 11+ years and am thrilled to be managing Dr. Kim’s growing practice. In my 37 + years in the dental field, I have had the privilege of working with special needs patients, trauma cases, full mouth reconstruction, pediatrics as well as the Head Start Program. My range of experiences allows me to put our patients at ease and answer any questions they may have with complete understanding and compassion. I strive to get to know our patients on a personal level, so that they feel more at home. I was born and raised in Southern California, but spent many years in Indiana before returning to Southern California. I currently live in Mission Viejo with my dogs Lacy and Lucy. On the weekend I enjoy playing tennis working on my forehand and competing in local tournaments. I also like to relax by reading a good book, cooking, and riding horses.
Karla , Continuing Care Coordinator
Karla‘s friendly face and smile greets you at the front desk. Karla was born and raised in Southern California and has worked in dentistry for the last nine years assisting and currently working as our Patient Coordinator. She is genuine and bilingual in Spanish, building a great rapport with our patients. Out-side of the office she is involved in coaching her daughter’s soccer team, spending time with her four little brothers, and going to the movies. We are excited to have her on board as our new Patient Coordinator.
Han, Registered Dental Hygienist
My career in dentistry started in 1997, working for my family’s dentist. I went on to the dental hygiene program at Indiana University at Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated in 2000. I moved to Orange County in 2006. I take great pride in providing the best care for my patients with the latest technology, the ultimate comforts, oral screening, laser treatment, patient education and personal satisfaction. In addition, I have had the opportunity to gain friendships with patients and I treasure those relationships. Currently I live in Irvine with my husband and two daughters. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my two girls, volunteering at school, and traveling back to the Midwest to see family.
Lauren, Registered Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Lake Forest and has been working as a Registered Dental Assistant for 15 years. The best part of my job is getting to know each patient on more of a personal level and helping them feel at ease when they are in the dental chair. I am married to my wonderful husband, Tyler and have a three year old daughter Kadence. When I’m not working I like to take on decorating projects and spend most of my weekends outdoors with my family. It has been such a pleasure working alongside Dr. Kim this past year and I’m looking forward to building lasting relationships with our patients in the future.
Jolie , Dental Hygienist
Jolie was born and raised in Orange County. Since becoming a hygienist she has had the privilege to work with Dr. Kim, as well as working for America's Tooth Fairy bringing oral health education to underprivileged children and their families throughout Southern California. In addition, she takes a yearly trip to Guatemala to provide oral care to underprivileged school girls with the hopes of eventually developing a comprehensive dental program for the Guatemalan youth. Jolie's professional goal is to provide optimal care and oral health education for all of her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, spending time with her family and friends and rescuing animals in need!
Kimberly, Registered Dental Assistant