Donald Kim, DDS
After initially studying electrical engineering and working for Rockwell International, Dr. Kim graduated from Loma Linda University in 1994. He continues to keep his skills updated, from reading the latest dental publications to attending educational conferences. Our dentist loves using his knowledge to help his patients, and is also trained in Pikos oral surgery and Kois prosthodontics. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is always learning more about modern techniques and technology. When patients come to Dr. Kim, they can expect him to deliver exceptional smiles through quality dentistry.
When not in the office, you can find Dr. Kim playing golf or taking photos outdoors. On Tuesdays he is usually on the tennis courts. He loves his family. He has a son, and a daughter who has given him a wonderful grandson. Both are in the medical fields, his daughter working as a nurse and his son as a periodontal student in dental school.
Meet Our Team
One of the things that sets our dentist apart is his wonderful dental team. Dr. Donald Kim’s office members together make sure patients feel safe and cared for during their dental appointment in Vancouver, Washington. Meet Vista Dental’s team below or call 360-356-1510 to come visit them face to face!
Jennifer M., Dental Hygienist
Jennifer graduated from dental hygiene school in 1987, a year after she married her husband, Tom. She has been working with Dr. Kim since 2008, continuing to learn from him and our office, along with continuing education. Over the years, she has been able to build relationships with our patients and assist people throughout their life, from illness and trials, to celebrations and life events. Jennifer and our office offer valuable experience and knowledge for our patients.
Jennifer and her husband are recent empty nesters. With their two daughters out of the house and on their own, they plan on using their free time to travel throughout the Northwest. Both of them love to spend time in nature and they look forward to seeing the grand outdoors in their new teardrop trailer.
Madison C., Lead Dental Assistant/Marketing
In 2017, Madison graduated from dental assisting school at Charter College. She has been with Vista Dental since then and is constantly learning from Dr. Kim and her fellow employees. She loves working with a wonderful team that cares so much about everyone that walks through our door and helps our office whenever she can. Every day, Madison assists Dr. Kim to deliver the best possible care for our patients’ smiles and oral health.
Outside of work, Madison spends time with her significant other, Austin. Together they take care of their rabbit, Nora, and their pug, Lulu. She loves spending her time outside, from hiking and swimming, to boating and snowboarding. At home, she also watches movies, bakes and cooks.
Tessa B., Office Manager
Tessa has been in the dental field for 17 years. In that time, she has worked as a hygiene assistant, patient care coordinator, and insurance specialist. For the past five months, Tessa has been our office manager, helping patients from start to finish, from verifying and collecting insurance to helping Dr. Kim provide a quality patient experience. She loves being part of a professional dental team that provides exceptional care.
During her free hours, Tessa spends time with her two boys who are 5 and 15. Both are active in sports, and Tessa often attends their events, along with concerts and other outdoor activities.