Meet Our Doctors

At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We look forward to meeting you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care.

Kimberly H. Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD

Implant Specialist & Founder of iSmile Dental

Dr. Kimberly H. Kim, D.D.S. M.S.D. Ph.D.

  • Dr. Kim graduated summa cum laude from the dental school at Seoul National University (SNU), then obtained her Ph.D. in Dental Materials, Prosthodontics & M.S.D. in Prosthodontics at the same university.
  • Assistant clinical professor, volunteer at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Preventive & Restorative Dental Science Dept.
  • Served as a Research Associate at King’s Dental College, London University, UK & as a Chief Clinical Professor in the Dentistry Department at SCH University Hospital.
  • Trained in the Prosthodontic Specialty Program (Prosthodontist – Specializes in the Esthetic Restoration & Replacement of Teeth) for 36 Months at the Dental Clinic of Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH).
  • Has practiced since 1998 as Doctor of Dental Surgery.
  • More than 20 Years: Dedicated & skilled prosthodontist experienced in implant surgery, root canal therapy, restoration & extraction.
  • She has treated more than 5000 successful cases of extensive implant treatment, including surgery & prosthodontic restoration.
  • Invisalign®, ClearCorrect™, Incognito™ & Insignia™ Preferred Provider.
  • Has acquired her Conscious Sedation permit.
  • Dr. Kim offers advanced, specialized knowledge about the science & clinical applications of implant & prosthodontic dentistry.
  • Member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), International College of Prosthodontists (ICP), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS), & Mid-Peninsula Dental Society (MPDS).

General Dentists

Jiyeon Park, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Jiyeon Park, D.D.S.

  • Dr. Park received her D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific (UOP), Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA.
  • Completed the Certification of Preceptorship Program at the Prosthodontics Department of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
  • Has practiced since 1994.
  • More than 20 Years: Dedicated & skilled dentist experienced in implants, Invisalign®, laminate veneers, prosthodontics, periodontics, general & family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, pediatric dentistry, periodontal deep cleaning, dentures, bridges, endodontic root canals & wisdom teeth extraction.
  • Certificate of Implant Courses.
  • Invisalign® & ClearCorrect™ Preferred Provider.
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), & Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS).

So-Yon Jang, DDS

General Dentist

  • Completed advanced education in general dentistry with UCSF & NYU Langone.
  • Aims to give patients a caring & gentle dental experience.
  • Dr. Jang received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
  • She is familiar with working with ethnically diverse population.
  • Certified in laser dentistry & Invisalign.
  • Member of the Santa Clara Dental Society (SCDS), California Dental Association (CDA), & American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Fluent in English & Korean

Min Jeong (Katherine) Kim, DDS

General Dentist

  • Dr. Min Jeong Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Smith College.
  • She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UC San Francisco.
  • She is certified in laser dentistry.
  • She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry & Xi Psi Phi International Dental Fraternity.
  • She has volunteered with Give Kids a Smile & homeless community members.
  • She is fluent in English & Korean.

Brian Thai, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Brian Thai

  • Dr. Thai received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Santa Clara University.
  • He went on to earn his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry.
  • He is self-directed in patient care & values diligence and dedication.
  • Dr. Thai is proficient in Vietnamese.

Peter Ramos, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Peter Ramos

  • Dr. Peter Ramos received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of the East College of Dentistry in the Philippines.
  • Volunteered in a number of dental missions in the Philippines to treat those who are in need & educate them in basic dental & oral health routines.
  • Received Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
  • Fluent in Tagalog.

Dr. Lina Eltahir, DDS

General Dentist

  • Dr. Lina is a proponent of preventative dental care, providing patients with education & tools to improve & sustain their oral health.
  • She is passionate about clinical excellence & creating a caring, comfortable environment for her patients.
  • Dr. Lina earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She is certified in laser dentistry.
  • She is conversational in Arabic.

Devon Le, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Devon Le

  • Dr. Devon Le’s practice philosophy is rooted in patient-centric care. He believes in creating a welcoming & comfortable environment for his patients, where open communication & trust are paramount.
  • Dr. Le received his Bachelor of Science in biology & Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of the Pacific. He went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also proficient in Vietnamese.
  • His gentle chairside manner & empathetic approach have endeared him to patients of all ages, making dental visits a positive & anxiety-free experience.

Erica Bae, DDS

General Dentists

  • Dr. Erica Bae received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University, College of Dentistry. She then completed a Comprehensive Implant Program at Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine in New York.
  • Dr. Bae has practiced dentistry for more than 11 years, initially in New York—most recently at the iconic Rockefeller Center in Manhattan—before moving to the Bay Area. A dedicated & skilled dentist, she has experience in root canal therapy, extraction, restoration, implants, dentures, bridges, veneers, laser treatment, periodontal deep cleaning, cosmetic dentistry & Invisalign.
  • In addition, Dr. Bae holds a Master of Science degree in biostatistics at Harvard University, & she worked as a researcher at Harvard Medical School, publishing several medical & dental research papers.
  • Dr. Bae looks forward to your visit & is passionate about providing her patients with the best possible care.

Sayali Kulkarni, DDS

General Dentists

Dr. Kulkarni

  • Dr. Sayali Kulkarni completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences & then went on to receive her Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics from the same university.
  • In 2017, she moved to the Bay Area & received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the UCSF School of Dentistry.
  • She strives to provide high-quality, patient-centered care with diligence & compassion. Dr. Kulkarni is looking forward to providing a positive & comfortable dental experience for all her patients.
  • In her free time, she is passionate about traveling, working out, painting & trying new foods!

David Park, DDS

General Dentists

Dr. David Park, DDS

  • Dr. Park received his dental degree from University of Detroit Mercy in 2019 & completed his residency in General Dentistry at Shasta Community Health Center in 2020.
  • After completing his residency, Dr. Park served as a general dentist at Sacramento Community Clinic for 3 years. During those years, he provided comprehensive dental services to underserved patients.
  • Dr. Park aims to provide dental services to be as painless as possible. He also presents an individualized treatment plan according to each patient’s needs.
  • Dr. Park has volunteered in a dental mission abroad to serve those who are in need of dental services. He will continue to serve underserved patients abroad, a mission which gives him great joy.

Endodontists

Fardad Tayebaty, DMD

Specialist in Endodontics

Dr. Fardad Tayebaty, D.M.D

  • Dr. Tayebaty graduated from Havard School of Dental Medicine with magna cum laude, high honors.
  • He then completed his endodontics certification at New York University.
  • Dr. Tayebaty has participated in research projects & has been a contributor to some published research papers in endodontics & maxillofacial dentistry.
  • He has several years of experience & is a board eligible endodontist.
  • In addition to his dental skills, he is also fluent in Farsi.

Periodontists

Jin Wan Kim, DDS

Specialist in Periodontics

Jin Wan Kim-DDS

  • Dr. Jin Wan Kim is a California native who is looking forward to serving patients in the Bay Area & helping them achieve a healthy smile.
  • Dr. Kim graduated with high honors in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) & worked as a junior specialist at Beckman Laser Institute. Dr. Kim then proceeded to pursue dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During his time at UCSF, Dr. Kim served in various organizations & outreach programs to promote dental health & education to residents of the Bay Area & beyond. He received numerous awards & commendations in publications for his service & research on CO2 lasers, & he was recognized for his clinical excellence & community service with the UCSF Clinton P. Ulrich Award.
  • After completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UCSF, Dr. Kim received his certificate of periodontology at UCSF. He then earned a Master of Science degree in oral & craniofacial sciences while studying the benefits of platelet-rich-fibrin (PRF) & autologous fibrin glue (AFG). Throughout his education, he has received extensive training on gum disease treatment, bone & gum grafting procedures, dental implants, surgical support for orthodontic treatment & laser therapy.
  • In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his family, friends & his dogs Coco & Momo. He is an avid photographer who enjoys taking pictures while hiking & traveling.
  • Dr. Kim is a proud member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Western Society of Periodontology, the California Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association & the California Dental Association.

Orthodontists

Mona Bajestan, DDS, MS

Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr Mona Bajestan

  • Dr. Mona Bajestan received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
  • She then earned her Orthodontic Specialty Certificate & master’s degree in Oral Health Science at the University of Michigan. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
  • Dr. Bajestan is active in national professional organizations & stays current with recent research in orthodontics. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Orthodontics, Department of Orofacial Science at UCSF.
  • She is also the director for orthognathic surgery cases at UCSF & has co-treated multiple surgical cases with oral surgeons. Her practice also emphasizes interdisciplinary treatments involving other dental & specialty providers.
  • Dr. Bajestan provides orthodontic treatment for both children & adults with Invisalign, lingual braces, clear braces & traditional braces. She is a certified provider for BRIUS, a type of lingual braces with an innovative & new approach in orthodontics treatment.
  • Her practice philosophy is shaped by the most current research in the field of orthodontics. She treats her patients with the highest standards of dentistry.
  • Dr. Bajestan ensures a comfortable & relaxed environment for her patients & adjusts her practice to her patients’ individual needs.

Gabrielle Wainwright, DDS, MSD

Specialist in Orthodontics

Gabrielle-Wainwright-DDS-MSD

  • Dr. Gabrielle Wainwright received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where she was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
  • Dr. Wainwright went on to become a candidate for a Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
  • Dr. Wainwright earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating summa cum laude.
  • Dr. Wainwright is experienced in providing orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages with traditional braces, clear braces, and Invisalign. She stays up to date on current technologies and strives to provide her patients with the highest level of clinical care.
  • She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

Sunny J. Lee, DDS

Specialist in Orthodontics

  • Dr. Lee received her B.S. from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She followed her family’s footsteps by obtaining a degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.
  • She attended the orthodontic residency & also obtained her Master of Business Administration from the Roseman University of Health Sciences.
  • She believes in bringing modern philosophies such as airway & sleep evaluation in Phase I orthodontics, usage of TADs & 2D/3D imaging & TMJ evaluation.
  • Dr. Lee is an active member of the American Dental Association & the American Association of Orthodontists. She is currently serving as one of the AAO National Advocacy Network Component Advocacy Liaison.
  • She has recently published a CE article on MedMark’s Orthodontic Practice US.
  • Dr. Lee is fluent in Korean.

Andrew Nguyen, DDS, MS

Orthodontist & Pedodontist

Dr. Andrew Nguyen

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Master of Science, biochemistry (emphasis in molecular & physical biochemistry) June 1996, University of California, Riverside
  • Bachelor of Science, biochemistry (emphasis in chemistry) June 1995, University of California, Riverside
  • Three time Recipient of Community Service Grant for South Central Care
  • National Student Merit Award—Honorable Mention presented by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry for the most original, innovative & unique community service program
  • Recipient of Community Service Grant for Geriatric Dental Care Program
  • Poster Board Presentation at 3rd Annual National Oral Health Conference
  • Nominee for Charles Young Humanitarian Award
  • USC/ UCLA Mobile Clinic Award—for outstanding leadership in community service
  • South Central Care Clinic Award—for outstanding leadership in community service
  • Asian Dental Clinic Award—for outstanding leadership in community service
  • Recipient of Undergraduate Student Seed Grant—for independent student research
  • Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Meredith Gomes, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Meredith Gomes DDS

  • Dr. Meredith Gomes received her Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry & studio art from Southern Connecticut State University.
  • Completed her dental training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry, in May 2021.
  • Completed the Senior Advanced Studies in Oral Surgery & was awarded the William H. Bell Award for Predoctoral Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Received the UMKC Dentistry Service Leader Recognition for her role in running the school’s free dental care clinic.
  • Expects to complete her Medical Degree from UCSF in May 2024.
  • Also fluent in Spanish & Portuguese & is learning French & Haitian Creole.

Dr. Roger Lau DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Roger Lau DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • After growing up in San Leandro, Dr. Roger Lau completed his undergraduate and dental school education at UCLA.
  • He completed oral surgery internships covering the Montefiore, Mount Sinai & Jacobi Medical centers in New York City.
  • Following this, he completed an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency (2019–2023) at Allegheny General Hospital, a level 1 trauma center in Pittsburgh. It is with great enthusiasm that he brings his services to the Bay Area.
  • Dr. Lau enjoys the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery procedures including temporomandibular joint replacement.
  • He published work on salivary gland disorders in the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology (OOOO) Journal.
  • Dr. Lau was featured as a finalist in the Merz Innovation Forum for publication on botulinum toxin in the correction of postoperative facial nerve weakness in TMJ replacement patients.

Pedodontists

Aneesha Amarnath, DMD

Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Amarnath

  • Received her Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree from UC San Diego
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude for her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Temple University
  • Completed her Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry with the University of Florida
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD)
  • Trained extensively in evidence based dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental trauma, hospital dentistry, pediatric sedation, & dental care for individuals with special health care needs
  • Active in the public health & oral health advocacy arena, partnering with organizations such as the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) & the Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS)
  • She speaks Spanish & English

Susan Ku, DDS

Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Grew up in Palo Alto & is thrilled to serve the incredible families back in the Bay Area!
  • Graduated with a B.S. in general biology from the University of California, San Diego & received her dental training from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. Dr. Susan graduated dental school with highest honors & was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a selective national dental honors society.
  • Completed a two-year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Believes that each child is special & strives to provide personalized care in an inviting & fun environment.
  • When she is not holding a handpiece, you can find her traveling, catching the latest shows on Netflix or exploring local restaurants & coffee shops.

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