Fun-loving, easy-going and a dedicated pediatric dentist.These words describe Dr. Avani Gandhi, who wanted to find a career that would allow her to both teach and mentor children, while also fulfill her love for the health and professional field.She is committed to creating a positive environment for all those who enter her office by taking her time, effort and energy to make everyone feel welcome. She truly feels privileged to interact and connect with children everyday.Through their eyes, we learn to appreciate the little things, which makes focusing on prevention and comfortable care a priority for Dr. Gandhi.Her goal is provide parents and patients with dental education and easy access to dental care, specifically by the age of one, so families will be more aware of the importance of disease prevention.She will treat her patients in the office the same way she would treat her own children; with care, respect, compassion and most importantly; nothing unnecessary.
She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles for her undergraduate training with a degree in Economics. After she completed her dental training at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Gandhi went on to complete her speciality training in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she received extensive training in all aspects of pediatric dental care. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gandhi also has been practicing in private practices for over 5 years, providing excellent care to all children.
A native to southern California and a resident of Chino Hills, Dr. Gandhi and her husband are excited to settle back home with their two precious children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new foods, traveling and exploring everything that beautiful California has to offer!
As a dedicated husband and father of two, Jin Y. Kim DDS, MS, understands the importance of finding the best healthcare providers for his family. With that in mind, he built Pine Smiles around values, ethics, integrity, and a commitment to the well-being of each of his patients.
He is committed to practicing quality orthodontic treatment and offering honest, optimal care for your family. His caring personality will allow the most efficient and comfortable treatment plan individualized for each patient. Dr. Kims priority is not only providing proper diagnosis and a conservative treatment plan, but also getting to know each patient on a personal level. Dr. Kim loves knowing the difference he can make in a persons life by improving the look and function of their smile. He considers the increase in self-esteem and confidence in his patients to be a true success.
Dr. Kim attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Minor degree in Musicology with high honors. He then obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Dentistry. Along with academic accolades he was actively involved in community service and leadership activities. He also conducted craniofacial development research with several internationally recognized researchers. He was awarded numerous prestigious honors for his contribution and accomplishments while he was attending dental school.
Dr. Kim continued his pursuit of excellence in specialty training for orthodontics at Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, in New York City. While in residency training, he completed his Master of Science degree and he was able to publish his findings in a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Kim was also invited to be a co-author of a chapter in a well known orthodontic textbook. His knowledge of the latest techniques and dedication to dentistry represent the very best in orthodontic service.
Dr. Kim and his family reside in Chino Hills, and he is looking forward to creating lots of beautiful smiles in his community. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and his two young children. What brings a smile to Dr. Kims face? Family, friends, traveling, UCLA football and basketball, international soccer, newspaper and a cup of good coffee!
Dr. Kim and Dr. Gandhis main goal is to recommend the most conservative treatmentplan and to deliver the most comfortable treatment to all their patients. At Pine Smiles,prevention and education are the main priority. Dr. Kim will see his patients everymonth to make sure that the treatment is completed on time, and Dr. Gandhi willemphasize the necessary recall visits to ensure each child is seen on a regular basis.
Dr. Kim customizes each smile for each patient in order to create a long lasting and healthy smile. No two patients are the same, nor should their treatment be! At Pine Smiles, we work hand-in-hand with our patients and their families to design unique treatment plans focused on individual needs. One patient at a time. Custom care.
Dr. Kim and Dr. Gandhi believe in developing a long-lasting relationship with each patient. Therefore, Dr. Kim puts a strong emphasis on the retention phase. After braces treatment is completed, Dr. Kim will follow-up with the patient up to a year at no charge. Happy smile=happy doctor!!