212 Smiling
Yung Kim, DDS:
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Yung Kim, DDS

212 Smiling
New York, NY (Columbus Circle)

212 Smiling
New York, NY (Bryant Park)














A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 12:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jeannie O. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough about what a great experience my family had with 212 Smiling, Dr Yung Kim, and the extremely helpful Cindy, who helped us straighten out an administrative issue (that was my fault, not theirs). My daughter had a horrific accident that knocked out her FOUR front teeth, and Dr Kim gave her back her beautiful smile. He made what could have been a terrible, miserable ordeal into a relatively painless and easy couple of sessions with a gentle, kind dentist and friendly, comforting staff. This office really goes the extra mile to help their patients and treats you with respect and consideration- in short, they treat you like a human being! Thank you, 212 Smiling!!

Hugh Perkins (Source: Google)


I went to three periodontists for an opinion on my gums, before choosing Dr Yung Kim. I’m happy so far. I felt the appraisal was clear, balanced and honest. I have had a deep cleaning so far. I felt that Dr Yung Kim paid strong attention to detail during the cleaning; and the treatment seemed to me to go very well, so far.

Modupe Awe (Source: Google)


This was my first visit here and my dentist Dr.yung kim was awesome and did a great job with my dental work and the receptionist Ms.Cindy was also great. They both were very professional respectful and answered all my questions. I did not have to wait long I was seen before my appointment. I will definitely go back again and recommend others to go to 212 smiling cosmetic dentistry. Thank you so much I am very happy and satisfied with my dental work. Great job!

Maryanne B. from Crown Point, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yung Kim is a terrific dentist! I had a horrible bicycle accident in 2014, that resulted in jaw fracture surgery and the need for eight crowns and two implants. Dr. Kim was very thorough and patient throughout the repairs to my teeth. He made the situation stress free and now I am pain free. I am fortunate to have found such a competent, honest, gentle and kind dentist, and highly recommend him. As a bonus, his office is very efficient and helpful. Don’t be confused by earlier reviews about previous dentists in this practice. Dr. Yung Kim recently took over the office from another dentist and the low rating reviews for those previous dentists have nothing to do with Dr. Yung Kim.

Ethan P (Source: Google)


Best doctor ever! I called over the weekend had some pain he called me in and squeezed me in for Tuesday afternoon I forgot about the meeting so when they called they rescheduled me for a few hours down the road, he took care of me, zero pain I’ve never seen a doctor be able to inject a syringe without any pain

Minae h. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is like the BEST dentist in NYC!! I went to Dr. Kim for second opinion after my go to dentist said I need root canal because I had a bad case of cavity on one teeth and new crown for the crack on another. I am soooo glad I went for 2nd opinion because not only did I not need root canal I didn’t even have a cavity!!!! I switched to De. Kim right away to fix the cracked crown and that was it!!!!! I’m such a happy camper and Dr. Kim was so nice and gentle that I didn’t even feel any pain during treatments which is a key for me because I have low threshold for pain! Usually hated going to the dentist but now that I’ve found Dr. Kim, I have my oral hygiene back! Thank you so much!!!

Amine H. from Fort Lee, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is the best dentist I have been to, as a foreign student I had an accident but he offered his help and made arrangements so that it would fit my schedule and avoid me any further complications. All of the staff is very friendly and helpful, answed all my questions and took time to explain everything. If you want a trustworthy dentist, I highly recommend you to try this office.

Kathryn Lamadore (Source: Google)


This dentist office is awesome. I am a long time patient and Dr. Kim is a very talented and skilled dentist. I always have a pleasant experience during my appointment. The entire staff is very kind and caring and scheduling appointments is always very convenient. Honestly, I am very happy to have this dental provider.

Suk Young Hwang (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim and his assistant Tanya were both professional, thoroughly explained my oral situation, and conducted a very detailed implant procedure. Dr. Kim attended to me at the scheduled time. Also, never through my visit, I felt was rushed. 5 stars and highly recommend to my family, friends and practically anyone.

Yumnah S. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is probably the best dentist I have ever been to. Growing up, we went through a few dentists before we started seeing the dentist I saw for about 10-12 years. After moving to NYC I didn’t have high hopes on finding another dentist I loved as much as my former dentist. That was before I was recommended Dr. Kim. I had my consultation with Dr. Kim and was very nervous, because I had been told by the last dentist I saw in NY that I had 3 cavities that would cost me over $600 to fix. My insurance didn’t cover the procedure, so I was very stressed. Dr. Kim took a look and informed me that I did not have 3 cavities, and in fact only needed to have an old filling re-done. They made my appointment for the following week, where I had my cleaning and filling done. It was well worth paying out of pocket for the filling – Dr. Kim and his staff were professional, friendly and so attentive. I have never had a teeth cleaning as pleasant and painless as I did there! Same for the filling.

Steven K. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is an outstanding professional with excellent bedside manners.  He explains each procedure thoroughly and takes the time to do my cleaning and examinations with attention to detail.  With other dentists I feel rushed and they do my cleaning rather quickly.  His front office staff are friendly and most importantly, take care of all the insurance paperwork efficiently without any trouble.  I love the fact that the office has recently been renovated with a clean and modern decor.  Overall, Dr. Kim inspires confidence because he takes pride in his work and listens to the patient.  By the way, he bought this practice recently (less than 1 year ago), so don’t trust the older reviews.

Nikolas Colley (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to 212 Smiling for about 2 years now and I couldn’t be happier with the level of care. I have been seen by Dr. Kim and Dr. Kurman for various procedures and they both have been so kind and informative, always explaining what they were doing so I understand. Cindy and the rest of the reception staff always welcome me back with a warm smile and are super proactive with scheduling and reminders. Both the staff and office have a young, vibrant energy that actually makes you comfortable going to the dentist (a first for me). I sincerely can’t recommend 212 Smiling enough!

John B. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


You know, like most people I seem to always experience a heightened sense of anxiety when I go to the dentist. That said, whenever I leave Smiling Cosmetic Dentistry I am always  happy!  Not only are they professional they are extremely nice. Kudos to you Dr. Kim and your wonderful staff…

Daniel S. from Manhattan, New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kurman and Dr. Kim at 212-Smiling are the best dentists I have ever been to. I have been with them for years and have never even once considered going elsewhere! Ever since my first visit they have been kind, supportive, gentle, funny, and all around the best. Their entire staff is just as amazing!!! Helpful, attentive, reassuring, and kind. They are restoring my smile as we speak, and I could not be happier or recommend them higher!!! Your happiness begins with a call to the amazing Giselle…

Pam P. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I’ve been slacking in seeing a dentist (I was traumatized as a child) so I wasn’t too surprised when my front tooth that was attached to a post came out. I couldn’t go to work with a missing front tooth (looking like a hillbilly)! After frantically searching through the internet and after reading literally hundreds of reviews from various dentist, I decided to go to Dr Yung Kim. From the time I walked in the door until I left, everyone in the office made me feel comfortable. I was soo pleased with their service that while waiting for my temporary tooth (their lab is in-house) I convinced a friend to switch to Dr Kim. Thank you!

Nina Dee (Source: Google)


We had such a great experience. Professional and accommodating is an understatement! Dr. Kim is extremely knowledgeable and his staff, nothing short of amazing. After receiving poorly done cosmetic work elsewhere, we were in a desperate situation and in need of a serious fix before a special event that was in just 2 days!! We contacted 212 Smiling and the receptionist understood my desperation and opened up a same day appointment. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and seen right away. Dr. Kim immediately made us feel comfortable and was very reassuring. The entire staff worked together and very quickly to help us. A+++++ service, highly recommend!! Thank you 212 Smiling!!

Shirley N. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim and his team are fantastic! I was nervous to get my wisdom tooth taken out, after having a bad experience a few years ago with another orthodontist (messed up a nerve). The surgery went well and they were helpful and patient with answering all my questions. I am happy to say that there was no nerve damage this time around! I highly recommend Dr. Kim for all your dental work needs.

Crystal Reyes (Source: Google)


My experience at 212 Smiling was truly second to none. Dr. Kim was knowledgeable and caring and knew exactly what I needed to get my smile to where I want it to be. My Hygienest Lydia had superb bedside manners, she was extremely gentle but thorough and efficient with my cleaning. My treatment coordinator Cindy, was clear and confident in my treatment plan and offered a variety of dates to return as Dr. Kim offers weekends and has some evening hours available. I’m super happy with my decision in giving 212 Smiley a try and I have now found my forever dental office. Thank you everyone at 212 Smiling!

Matt Negrin (Source: Google)


I’m a big fan of 212 Smiling. They provide so many services that other dentists can only dream of — and they’re accessible, professional, and extremely nice. Their confirmation/rescheduling system is perfect for people who have busy jobs with unexpected events — whenever I need to push an appointment I can text a number and a receptionist texts back immediately. Aside from the convenience, I’ve never had a more understanding team of dentists working on my mouth (which, probably like most people, I absolutely dread and get anxious about for days before my appointment). They make me feel comfortable and explain everything to me, they have spa music playing in every room to calm you down (and they’ll change it to whatever you want… one time during oral surgery we all listened to a great podcast I had been saving). Get an appointment and tell them Matt sent you!!

Sharon K. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


This place easily deserves 5 stars and more – Dr. Kim is the best dentist! All of the bad reviews are from when the practice was under a different management/dentist, which is a shame…Make sure you read the most recent reviews! If you need a general dentist: this place is excellent. The office is clean, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The receptionist remembers me by name every time I walk through the door! The dental hygienists take their time with cleanings and are very thorough. You don’t feel like they’re rushing through everything in order to see more patients, unlike some other places. Here, they’re always very gentle and take the time to explain what they’re doing and how your teeth are. If you need a dental surgeon/specialist: this place is EXCELLENT!! Look up Dr. Kim’s certifications if you have any doubts. I’m pretty sure he can fix any problem you have. I’ve been here for surgery for my gums (yes…it is a thing…), which seemed initially terrifying – Everything I read online said this procedure would take forever and the recovery would be painful. But Dr. Kim calmly talked me through the procedure to reassure me, and the actual surgery and recovery were painless. I did my research before I chose this place for all my dental needs, and it definitely paid off!

Ed P. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)


So, about a year ago, my upper denture started to crack, and I panicked. It was Saturday, and I was afraid it would completely crack in half before I got to see one of the union dentists on Monday. I did a search for “emergency dental work,” Google added “near me,” and there was 212 Smiling. Dr. Kim took a look at, told me they could fix it, and how much it would cost, which was very reasonable, and suggested I reinforce the denture with steel. I declined, picturing a massive sheet of steel across the top of the denture, and respecting my wishes, with no extra pressure, he passed it on to be repaired. Not too long after, they handed it over to me, and it was like new. Fast forward to last Friday, the 13th, I’m eating a salad when I hear and feel that cracking sound, and so what do I do? I called Dr. Kim, they squeezed me in, and this time I went for the steel, which turned out to be a narrow band embedded in the denture, just behind the teeth. It took longer than the last time, but it was worth the wait. Both time, the staff went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. So there. p.s. if your denture cracks, and he suggests the steel band, take it.

Meredith Lanham (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim and his staff were super sweet, helpful, and knowledgeable. I always get so nervous and stressed when I have dentist appointments but he talked me through everything as he was doing it and he was very patient and kind. I knew I was in good hands and I am thankful he took the time to explain things. I was seen right away, clean environment, great staff, amazing work. I will definitely be making future appointments there.

Eric Raab (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim is a terrific dentist! He is thoughtful, accurate, and knowledgeable. The fact that he is certified in several disciplines means that he can take care of most situations in one sitting without referring you to a specialist. I have also found his business practices to be fair, e.g. he doesn’t charge you first for a consultation, and then again to come and get the procedure done at a later date. Cindy, who runs the office, is extremely accommodating and efficient. I am glad I found Dr. Kim as my dentist!

Kmerc007 (Source: Google)


Outstanding!!!! I’m somebody that detest going to the dentist so much that it took me over 10 years to visit one. However, after visiting Dr. Kim and his staff at 212 smiling my general perception has taken a full 360. Wow, I was amaze how caring they are and made such a daunting experience feel like a walk in the park on a summer day. Thank you Dr. Kim and staff!!! You guys made me into a believer again!!! I love it!! See you soon and as long as you guys are around I will keep on coming back. If I could grade you guys it will be A++++++

Rd A. from Weehawken, NJ (Source: Yelp)


First off, let me start by saying I FEAR going to the dentist.  All my experiences in the past have been horrible.  I’d  been contemplating going and finally getting work done, which I knew I had to do.  I actually searched Google.  I thought I give him a try and make my own assessment after my consultation.  Thank God I did….  CAN I JUST SAY, if I could kiss Dr. Kim I would.  He saw the panic in my face.  He just made me feel so relax, and comfortable.  He practically held my hand step by step explaining every single thing down to x-rays.  He delivered news that wasn’t as bad as I thought, and scheduled my procedure.  To say I am the crazy lady is an understatement.  I went to his office a few times prior to the treatment, telling him I was having nightmares of all my teeth falling when he was going to do the procedure.  Asking him a million question. Funny right?  He kept telling me you come as many times as you want… No worries.  The day of my first procedure I was scared out of my mind, but the minute I arrived, and saw his calm demeanor, I was saying to myself, lets get this done.  I been going to him for a few months, and every single time, he makes me feel that I am in good hands.  The office staff, is beyond amazing.  Friendly, welcoming, clean.  I could list a million adjective to describe him, and his staff, but I will simply say ..if you want a dentist that makes you feel comfortable, and knows what he is doing, someone who takes pride in his work, and his patients, a staff that is beyond polite and caring, you need to make the move and just go see him, I promise you that you wont regret it.

Kylie Y. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Dr Kim and his team was very personable and took the times to explain everything to me, which I really appreciate. Love the full service from the text reminders to the educational cleaning session. I actually feel like I have a good idea of how my teeth and gums are now. It’s amazing the difference you feel versus a place that just churns over patients.

Jenn M. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


212 Smiling is the best Gentle dental office location in New York City. I have a fear of dentists, like many people do, but their sedation and cosmetic dentistry services are great. I had wanted a lot of work done, but because of my fears it was difficult, however their zoom teeth whitening and laser dentistry programs were so fast and easy I go right through it and looked better immediately. I recommend them highly, because they seemed to genuinely care about my feelings about them and not just about money.

Reynold W. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I go to Dr. Kim’s office twice a year for cleaning and periodontal work. The staff is very skilled–their work is complete and effective. You can feel the strength and purpose in their hands, that they know what they are doing. They do a full periodontal evaluation, tooth by tooth. They have been very helpful in explaining the best techniques for brushing and cleaning teeth at home. The rates are very reasonable. You can find much higher rates in Manhattan but I doubt if the service would be any better. They willingly quote rates ahead of doing the work, and they always honor their quotations. They have always honored scheduled appointment times. The personnel are friendly and personable. Dr. Kim has a very considerate and attentive manner, and discusses things easily and fully.

S W (Source: Google)


Dr Kim is the best Prosthodontist I have ever encountered. I have bad teeth since I was in my 20’s and he and his technician made me partials that fit well with some adjustments. He also helped me with a aging bridge with root canal needed. Problem alleviated within 2 weeks. His staff are lovely caring people.

Kayleen Seidl (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim is incredible, kind and communicative. I have an extensive dental history, so it is hard for me to find someone I am comfortable with and whom I trust. When calling around to find a new office, the receptionist was extremely helpful and friendly. My office experience was a pleasant one. Everyone was gentle and communicative. I was in and out quickly and painlessly. Highly recommend 212-Smiling!!

Brian L. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim at 212 Smiling is a wonderful dentist and has a great character. He has a good chair side manner and an office that runs efficiently. I am an orthodontist in Queens and have sent many patients to Dr. Kim and they were all happy with him. The feedback were positive whether patients started treatment with him or not. If you are looking for a great dentist, this is it. Highly recommended!

Howard G. from Forest Hills, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim was very reassuring that elaborate work was not necessarily needed – his thorough but conservative approach was just one of may things that made me very comfortable with him. It gave me great confidence in him and I am definitely going to continue my dental work with him. And additionally, his office staff were very friendly and helped me feel comfortable. Thanks Dr. Kim!

Karen C (Source: Google)


This is the Best Dentist Office I’ve ever been too! Dr. Kim is kind and compassionate & makes me feel at ease. I used to be very anxious about Dental appointments & now I feel calm & relaxed and have had only good experiences there. Judy is a wonderful, caring Hygienist and creates a warm happy atmosphere & everyone in the whole office is friendly & helpful!!

Peter Ybasco (Source: Google)


I went to this office for a dental implant. The staff was very courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. They were very informative in answering any questions regarding insurance and paperwork. The procedure was painless. Dr. Kim makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Kim is a master of his craft!

Tim K. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)


It’s been two years since I last went to a dentist because my last experience at a different office left with me with swollen bloody gums as they proceeded to floss the hell out of my gums and not my teeth. They were pretty unfriendly and cold and left me with a bad taste. Fast forward to this week and I went to Dr Kim’s office after a friend recommended him. I could not have asked for a better experience. The wait wasn’t too long, the whole checkup was thorough and professional, and I really liked the friendliness of the whole staff. I brought up that I had not visited a dentist for the last two years and he gave me good information on the condition of my teeth and what I can do to maintain them (floss everyday). It also seems like there has been a change in management, so I’m glad I came even with some of the other reviews below. I felt like I was in very good hands and didn’t have to worry about being upsold anything. I cannot recommend 212 Smiling enough and just happy to have found a dentist I actually don’t dread going to now.