Dr. Heejung Kim is passionate about her patients! She relishes the ability not only to make a difference in a patient’s life, but also to enhance and improve that life. Dentistry is a key component to overall health; it encompasses oral functioning and physical comfort, as well as confidence and mental health. Dr. Kim loves working with patients to reach optimum health and happiness.
Dr. Kim's devotion to dentistry began as a child. She was fascinated by its humanistic focus, combined with its biological implications and artistic applications. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science, and PhD at Seoul National University School of Dentistry. After moving to the United States, she earned an additional Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Healthcare is an ever-changing field with a constant flow of new technology, treatments, and knowledge. Continuing education is therefore critical to providing the best possible care for patients. Dr. Kim takes great pride in maintaining a modern, state-of-the-art facility with up-to-date methods to provide the most effective and efficient oral care.
Additionally, she maintains memberships with the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and Howard County Dental Association.
Dr. Kim has called Clarksville, MD home for nearly 20 years. Her husband is a former classmate whom she met during dental school in South Korea. They have been married for 25 years and have two beautiful children: a daughter who is a medical student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a son who is a senior at George Washington University. They also have two adorable, lovable puppies named Globey and Marshmallow.
Their time together is happily spent as a family, especially taking family vacations exploring the world. In her free time, Dr. Kim enjoys Pilates, walking the dogs, reading, and trying new restaurants.