Division Smiles Family Dental
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Seong (David) Kim, DMD

Division Smiles Family Dental
Portland, OR (Powellhurst – Gilbert)

Bridge City Smiles Family Dental
Portland, OR (Rose City Park, Northeast Portland)

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS (BOTH OFFICES)

Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed

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Dr. Seong (David) Kim, DMD

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

Michael G. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

After not going to a dentist in years my teeth were overdue for a cleaning. Their hygienist made sure she didn’t miss a spot and she didn’t slice and dice my gums along the way like some other places I’ve been. Dr. Kim was also very friendly and made me more comfortable than other dentists. I went back to get teeth pulled and even that wasn’t too bad there. I’ve had teeth pulled before, but those dentists always slipped with their tools causing pain. Dr. Kim was very professional and didn’t seem to hate life which can be hard to find in a dentist. I mean, I understand why they’re bitter. They’re barely doctors amirite? Also they have cool doggy butt coat hangers and a boquet of dum dum suckers. Will go back in the future. Exterior could use some work, but theres no complains about the inside.

Koryn Modrall-Lewis (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The team at Division Smiles treats you like family, they’re so caring & friendly! I recently had a bad fall & I’m recovering from a facial trauma in which I put my upper front teeth through my bottom lip. A few days later, I started having severe pain in my front tooth, then it turned pink & began to die. I spent almost 3 hours on the phone trying to find someone to see me! Dr. Kim, is my daughter’s dentist. She absolutely adores him & his staff! I called their office to see if they could help. They were able to get me in & do a root canal the next day! I needed to switch my plan, but was able to do so very easily. It covered most of the work I had done by him & the Endodontist they sent me to for some other things. I even had to call back yesterday afternoon because I’m still having pain. Once again they got me in right away, made me an appointment for today, a SATURDAY morning! I didn’t have to stay in terrible pain, unable to eat & sleep! He ran some tests & instead of doing unnecessary work, just to make money.(believe me there are many dentists who would do that) he’s sending me to a Specialist to get checked out. I really appreciate that because I don’t want to lose anything I don’t need to. Also, I want to make sure that we are taking care of this pain in the best way possible. Tooth pain is NO fun!! It’s great to know there are people who still really care about their patients! Dr Kim & his staff ARE those people! I highly recommend Division Smiles!

Bruce T. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

First, I have to say like many, I hate dealing with dentistry. It has been 5 plus years since my last appt. I had never been to this dentist before. Had a toothache area pain for many days but was clearly getting worse. Did not sleep last 2 nights and was obvious it wasn’t something minor. Looked around for local dentist who were available asap. They took me in ASAP. Needed 2 root canals; They took care of it in a highly professional and skilled manner on the same visit. Really wasn’t uncomfortable to go through and feel so much better tonight. David is very professional and communicates the prognosis/diagnosis clearly w/o pressure. Staff was excellent; also worked with my Regence insurance. Key is that care, communications, transparency and quality was high. Bruce 4/5/17.

Juan Muros (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Dr. Kim and his staff are great! The staff is so attentive, caring and knowledgeable. I love that they are open on Saturday’s and that they are available to answer questions. Thank you! I honestly walk out so pleased (with a big smile and motivated to floss) after my appointments!

Juan Muros (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Dr. Kim and his staff are great! The staff is so attentive, caring and knowledgeable. I love that they are open on Saturday’s and that they are available to answer questions. Thank you! I honestly walk out so pleased (with a big smile and motivated to floss) after my appointments!

Pavorn L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This place has been awesome. Both Dr. Kim’s, David and Michael were kind, comforting, and gentle with their work. They will go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. The hygienists, Erin and Diane are awesome and very thorough with their cleaning. I broke one of molars a few months back and was in agonizing pain. After trying to reach out to multiple dentists including my previous, no one was available but Dr. Michael Kim was able to get me in the next morning and removed my broken tooth easily and pain-free! Ever since then, Division Smiles has become my new dental office. I cannot say enough great things about the staff here. Everyone from the front desk to the assistants were so warm and friendly and were very helpful with all of my questions. It’s a very tight-knit, family environment here. Everyone here will make you feel welcomed.

Cristi P. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

I think by far he is the best dentist I have ever been too and I have went to a few, in St.John’s, pearl district and portland area. Most of them try to push things on you and their prices are too high and expensive it feels like all they want is your money. But with Dr. Kim I felt comfortable and at ease he’s very professional and easy going which made my visit pleasant and he will be my dentist for as long as he can keep me as a client. Thank you Dr. Kim and staff for being so awesome.

Z. E. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

I was not to sure about the apeal of the office. When I first walked in the front greeted me right away and very friendly the Dr. and staff was efficient with getting every thing done and telling me about a detailed plan which is why I came in. My first impression was exactly what I wanted.

Jessica Walraven (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

My son has been going here for the past year he has no signs of dental anxiety super excited to come and they are always great with him… The staff is amazing they have great hours and are happy to work with our odd schedule. The Dr. is super nice as well.

Gary O. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

It doesn’t get any better, and I’m a tough cookie when it comes to dentists. I couldn’t have been happier, and am so grateful for the wonderful care and services provided by my friends at Division Smiles. They totally lived up to their name. And I know my wife feels the same. … A happy customer.

Hannah B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I walked in and was immediately greeted by name from the front staff before even walking up to the desk. The dental hygienist, Erin, who cleaned my teeth/took x rays was extremely welcoming and friendly, and explained what she was doing through the whole process. Dr. Kim was very personable, while maintaining a professional demeanor, and sharing his multitude of knowledge. Definitely would recommend Division Smiles to everyone!

Michelle D. from Lewisville, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. David Kim’s office is, hands down, the best dental office that I have ever been to. Both him, and his staff, are personable and extremely accommodating. Today I had a wisdom tooth removed, and this is going to sound odd, but it was kind of fun. The lovely music playing over the speakers, combined with the buzz from the nitrous oxide, and light conversation, made it almost feel like a party. Dr. Kim and his assistant, Savannah, made me feel very comfortable and like they really cared about my well being. I look forward to all of my future appointments.

Jason K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I could not be more pleased with my 1st time experience with this dental clinic. From the moment I arrived the entire staff treated me like a family member. Dr. David Kim was extremely thorough with me in explaining my exam x-rays and laid out the best options that would best suit my needs. Not only was I thoroughly impressed with this clinic, I will continue to get 100% of my future dental work done here. Looking forward to my next appointment(s)!!!:-) 6 out of 5 stars.

Sarn Saechao (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Dr. Kim and co. Are what really make Division Smiles great. I always feel welcome and never rushed. Sometimes when you go to a dentist you can be a bit nervous but the crew at Division Smiles are so friendly that you feel very relaxed. I’ve been going here for a few years now and I don’t​ plan on going anywhere else.

Tracy F. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

In the 2 years or that I have been seeing Dr David Kim he has done great work. I need a lot of dental work due to neglect on my part, but Dr. Kim and his staff have never been judgemental. They mission is to get my mouth healthy again. He and his staff are friendly and helpful.

Gloria W. from Southeast Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

*They always recognize me and call me by name *One of my crowns popped off during the weekend and they worked me in on Monday. *Dr. was patiently training a new hire with respect. *The office staff works with me to arrange a payment program that works for me. *All of the denistry is up to date and I would recommend Dr.Kim to anyone.

김효신 (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Great experience. Dr. Kim and staff were helpful and professional. All the processes from scheduling an appointment to getting the treatment was smooth and effectively done; Dr. Kim made an effort to hearing & addressing my questions. It was my first visit, and I am highly considering Dr. Kim my dentist I would regularly see in the future.

Rabia F. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

I appreciate their patience with me being someone who fears going to the dentist the whole team has always been very supportive and ensures that I am not in pain when I leave. Also I don’t get annoying lectures about dental care which I very much appreciate as well.

Alex Cuda (Source: Google)

★★★★★

One of the better experiences I’ve had at a dentist office. Staff is very friendly and Dr. Kim is one of the most experienced dentists I’ve seen. Have had countless post appointment issues at previous dentists but so far after 4 dental work visits, including a wisdom tooth extraction, I’ve yet to run into a single problem. Highly recommended, especially for people who have had previously bad experiences at other dentists. You’ll get proper work done here without them trying to sell you anything extra, which is another plus.

Nawang K. from Camas, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I came here a few weeks ago for a cleaning and had a great experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect coming in but was warmly welcomed by Dr. Kim and his staff. They were very friendly and pleasant to talk to. The office environment had a classic but modernized style and was very laid back. I was told this was Dr. Kim’s first private practice after working for another office downtown so he took extra care and time to make his patients are happy. This was the first time I didn’t feel any pain during my cleaning as the hygienist was very careful around my receding gum line (this makes my teeth very sensitive!). Dr. Kim then followed up with me to fix a botched crown from my previous dentist…another pain free experience! They also had a special for professional teeth whitening that was actually cheaper and worked better than those whitening strips I purchased in the store. After my visit I referred Dr. Kim to my friends and family, those who went had the same great experience (my uncle even drove down from Beaverton to see him!). I will definitely be back!

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Nothing in particular to complain about. Dr. Kim and all the staff were friendly, professional, and especially Dr. Kim spent enough time hearing & answering my questions. All the process from making an appointment to receiving treatment was effective and quick. I want to see how my treatment area feels likes in the next few weeks; but so far all is good!

Troy H. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Best Dentist I have ever been to!! I have been in and out of jobs and had a hard time getting in to the dentist so my teeth were not in the best shape. Everyone from Bria at the front desk to the hygienists, Gabby and Jessica, is so friendly and puts you at ease. They really take the time and get into all of the nuances of my dental care so I always feel very confident in the service and informed about everything when I walk away. They take OHP which is how I found them. I recommend Division smiles to everyone!! My husband will come in at some point. I went to the one on outer division, east of 205.

Michael Gray (Source: Google)

★★★★★

After cleaning the plaque off my teeth without making my gums into a waterfall of blood (no easy task) I decided to go back and get some wisdom teeth pulled that have been bothering me for years. Twice I’ve had teeth pulled and the dentist would slip with their tools. Not this time. Dr. Kim was very professional and excited to be at work. He has sweet dog butt coat hangers and a bouquet of dum dum suckers that sealed the deal. The exterior could use some work, but the interior is great. Hopefully I don’t need to go back soon, but if I do its finally a dentist I don’t have to worry about.

Gregory F. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

The whole affair was as pleasant as a root canal CAN be. I was well treated by all staff and I appreciate Dr Kim’s explanation of what he was about to do, keeping me abreast of what he was doing while he was doing it and what I should expect after I left the office. Amid all of that, we had some friendly chat. I’d recommend Smiles on Division in a heartbeat.

Gloria W. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

An appointment with Dr. Kim is always a good experience. The office staff, dental assistant and of course Dr. Kim are always friendly from the moment I enter the office. I know, I know it’s a dentist appointment. But my comfort is a high priority. Thank you to the staff for making this experience as pleasant as possible.

Patricia U. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

This was a follow up based on a referral from someone who sang Dr. Kim’s praises. My first visit was an emergency that lasted 5 hours, mostly due to my freaking out about losing a tooth and being anesthetized improperly. I came to the office with a LOT of baggage. I have had impatient dentists in the past and a bad experience with a shot that hit a nerve that caused an emotionally charged reaction similar to a panic and crying attack that was overwhelming (and embarrassing). I had another dentist who when administering anesthesia, felt like he was electrocuting my tongue! Dr. Kim and his assistant were extremely patient and in great moods, considering they came in on their days off. They were humming , talking and singing while working..something I have never seen before with a dentist and assistant, other than the typical technical instruction. At one point, Dr. Kim told me “you are in charge’ which was very impowering during this processes. He had no problems with me taking breaks, asking for water, or suction…He also informed me that I had been grinding my teeth which my other dentist failed to mention…My other dentist was impatient, admonishing and basically implied I was lying about my oral hygiene routine. He has also contradicted other dental assessments.

Mikki Rogers (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The staff was extremely kind and helpful. I went in for my new patient exam and they scheduled me the same day for a cleaning and also scheduled my first filling appointment right then. They were fast, respectful and knew what they were doing. Also very gentle. Very glad I switched to them from my previous dentist.

Patti Garsha (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Division Smiles is a hidden gem. Dr Kim and his staff are incredibly talented and welcoming. I used to drive all the way from downtown Portland before they opened a new location closer to me, because of the wonderful care I received here. Dr Kim is very skilled and gentle; and if you have any fear of the dentist this is the place for you! I can’t say enough about how great the whole staff is. Highly recommend Division Smiles Family Dental.

Leah T. from Gresham, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Fastest dentist experience! The hygienist I had was gentle and efficient. The dentist was friendly, answered all of my questions and quickly helped set me up with treatment plan for upcoming work. The office staff was both helpful and friendly. Going to the dentist can be stressful (especially during a pandemic) but they made the experience easy!

Samantha C. from Washougal, WA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I just recently moved to the area and was looking for a new dentist. The office was a little dated but extremely clean and inviting. They got me in same day-took my insurance and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Kim and his staff were so kind and attentive- I have never had a dentist take the time to ask me what I wanted out of my visit- it was so different from the big chain get ’em in get ’em out offices. They may not have been the fanciest but what’s most important to me is to have a dentist who takes his time to do things right. I will definitely be back!

Brandon Leesahavivat (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

This place has been awesome. Both Dr. Kim’s, David and Michael were kind, comforting, and gentle with their work. They will go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. The hygienists, Erin and Diane are awesome and very thorough with their cleaning. I broke one of molars a few months back and was in agonizing pain. After trying to reach out to multiple dentists including my previous, no one was available but Dr. Michael Kim was able to get me in the next morning and removed my broken tooth easily and pain-free! Ever since then, Division Smiles has become my new dental office. I cannot say enough great things about the staff here. Everyone from the front desk to the assistants were so warm and friendly and were very helpful with all of my questions. It’s a very tight-knit, family environment here. Everyone here will make you feel welcomed.

Alisa May Geiser (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’m terrified of going to the dentist — I’ve always had very sensitive, particular teeth, and have suffered some dental trauma in my lifetime. The staff at Bridge City always makes me feel so comfortable and takes exacting care to make sure the work is done properly and only has to be done once. They even finally convinced me to get a biteguard after 20 years of resistance! The staff are so kind and friendly, I might even start looking forward to going in for my regular cleanings.

Ian Rush (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I haven’t been to the dentist in at least 10 years so I was a little concerned going in but my experience with Dr. Kim and his staff was awesome. He explained and showed me everything that was going on with my teeth and showed me any concerns. Easily the best experience I have ever had at a dentist!

Gloria W. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

What a stress free appointment! Dr. Kim and his dental assistant work so well together. I went in today for a crown and between Dr. Kim and his assistant I was never left alone. I felt I had his full attention and he was aware of my comfort level. His staff treats me with recognition and respect. I highly recommend Dr. Kim.

Laura W. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I would recommend Division Smiles to anyone looking for good dental care. I appreciate the help I received from the front desk staff helping me with my complicated insurance. The Doctors and staff pay attention to the comfort of their patients, which made my visit so much easier. I also like that they take the time to make sure that I understand what they plan to do and why. Laura.

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

At Division Smiles Family Dental, we'll never treat you like a number. We know that every patient has their own, unique needs with their dental care, which is why our team takes the time that's required to form a lasting relationship with everyone that walks through our door. Our services range from simple teeth cleanings to more complicated procedures like root canals and fillings, but our top priority is to keep you comfortable during any kind of appointment. No matter what, you can expect to be greeted by name at the beginning of every visit, and our team will always treat you like family. Dr. David Kim started Division Smiles in 2014 with the hope of bringing high quality dental care to Southeast Portland. After working in both large and small offices, Dr. David knew exactly what time type of atmosphere he wanted for his practice. He and his close knit team take pride in providing a friendly and professional environment. Dr. David Kim was born in Busan, South Korea and came to the states at the age of 6. Since then, he has made Portland his home. Dr. Kim is a local product of the Portland Public School system. He attended Richmond Elementary School, Mt. Tabor Middle School and spent a year at Benson High School before moving to, and graduating from Clackamas High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Portland State University prior to attending Oregon Health and Science University, where he attained his DMD. At Portland State, Dr. Kim received his Bachelors in Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Business. Hard work and dedication has led Dr. Kim to be a prime example of the “American Dream”. This hard work and dedication can also be seen in his commitment to providing quality and comprehensive dental care for all of his patients. “I feel privileged to serve the community and will strive to provide the best care possible. I will listen to your concerns and try my best to explain and empower you to take control of your own dental health."