Maria Kim Dentistry
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Maria Kim Dentistry
Maria H. Kim, DMD
Arcadia, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Anker A. from Sierra Madre, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Maria Kim is a great dentist. I have referred others to her. When she took over the current office, she upgraded everything and continues to keep it up-to-date. I normally just get a bi-annual cleaning and the annual x-rays. But this week I had several old fillings replaced. I am usually pretty tense in the dentist’s chair. But from the initial shot of pain killer to the final rinse, this was the most pain free experience ever. I should also mention her competent staff. Overall a very effective practice.

Rebecca Fahey (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Kim for about 8 years – going to the dentist no longer feels like a daunting task! Dr. Kim is very personable and always ensures to check-in and see how I am doing (beyond dental work). The hygienists and front office stay always make me feel welcome and provide a comfortable experience. The office is very clean, has up to date technology, and has a calming atmosphere. I highly recommend Dr. Kim!

Edward W. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is an amazing, caring, and gentle dentist. Very knowledgeable and through with explanations. I was there for a check up and teeth whitening. The experience was good for my 1st ever teeth whitening. The assistant was knowledgeable and she explained to me the procedure and what to expect afterwards, such as zingers within 24 hours of the teeth whitening in office. Got a few afterwards. But no surprises. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I would recommend Dr. Kim if you need any dental work done.

Alicia Martinez (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Maria is By far one of the best dentist in the san gabriel valley. Dr Maria and her staff go above and beyond to make you feel as comfortable and happy as possible from the moment you walk in to the moment you schedule youre next appointment. I will highly recommend her to all my friends and family.

Trish Healy (Source: Google)


It’s always a pleasure actually to go to Dr. Kim’s practice. Each person is friendly and I know they care. In the past I was fearful of the dentist but Dr. Kim and her staff have never caused pain even though I’ve had several procedures done. I just had my checkup in this time of Covid and was impressed to see the excellent precautions that everyone in the office is following including full protective equipment, thus ensuring safety for both patients and staff. Another aspect I greatly appreciate is how frequently Dr. Kim updates her equipment to have state of the art for best practice and patient comfort.

Chris K. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had great dentists in the past, but Dr Kim is at the top of the list. Extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, and relaxing. She makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience. Dr Kim’s office manager, Rosemary, is very friendly and helpful — she really makes the place run efficiently. For professionalism, courtesy and competence, you can’t do better than Dr Kim, Rosemary and the rest of the excellent staff!

Mike S. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Kim! For many years my family and I had Dr. Kims mother as our dentist,(Dr. Sue Kim), when Dr. Kim sr. retired I was heart broken. BUT, when I found out she has a daughter in the area who is also a DMD I decided Im going to give Maria a try. Boy did I strike GOLD!! A GREAT DMD! She explains everything in detail,gives you honest advice, she is sweet and very professional and has a sense of humor! The old saying,(The apple doesnt fall far from the tree)is true! Dr. Kim and her staff makes a trip to dentist a enjoyable experience. P.S. You have to love a little lady who drives a BAD A_ _ TRUCK!!!

Daniel Barraza (Source: Google)


I had a appointment on 7/16/20 for a cleaning , everything went perfect. I felt safe at my appointment , I was a little nervous at first but once I was there I was fine . They have strict guidelines they need to follow, and that made me feel comfortable. I have been going to Dr Kim for years , and I am going to continue to go there for many more .

Michelle Cesario (Source: Google)


My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Maria Kim for over 5 years. We entrust Dr. Kim along with her staff to provide us with quality dental care. Her office is professional and welcoming and now with COVID the office has taken the necessary changes to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you Dr. Kim and staff for keeping our teeth and gums healthy and giving painless shots 🙂

Mike L. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Kim is the ABSOLUTE BEST Dentist I have ever had the pleasure of going to! She has unbelievable people skills, caring, compassionate, honest and goes way beyond what anyone else is doing. She actually reach out and called me on a Sunday to check up on me after a procedure. I can’t say enough nice things about her and her staff.

Kacey R. from Sierra Madre, CA (Source: Yelp)


I visited Dr. Kim for a cleaning at the recommendation of a friend. She and the rest of the staff are super nice and professional, and great at explaining whatever procedure you’re having done/their recommendations in a way that everyone can understand and feel comfortable with. I’ve been to a few different dentists in my lifetime and Dr. Kim is one of the best for sure! I’ll definitely be going back for future dental needs, and will be recommending her office to my friends, too. FYI – Parking was easy when I went, but it is along a side street so there’s a possibility it might get filled up during busy times.

W. R. (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim has been my dentist for quite a few years now. I always feel very well taken care of by her and her staff and she is always very concerned with making my visit as comfortable (i.e. pain-free) as possible. My wife also started seeing Dr. Kim a number of years ago and she, for once, agrees with me. We both highly recommend Dr. Maria Kim.

Caroline H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve finally found a dentist that I like as much as the one I had when I was growing up. First, Dr. Kim’s demeanor is lovely. She is kind in the way she addresses her staff and patients. While I was having my work done, it was so nice to hear her thank her assistants frequently. She is also acutely aware of specific needs of the patient. After having a temporary crown put in, I thought I’d be in some pain but had no soreness. Lastly, her office is so cute! It’s in a converted mid-century modern house. While design might now be a concern for everyone, it definitely helped me feel more calm while waiting in the lobby. Bonus points for being open on Saturdays. Thanks, Dr. K and staff

Jack Von Bulow (Source: Facebook)


Doc Maria is an amazing dentist and an even more amazing person. Maria capitalizes the “Care” part of health and dental Care; she listens and empathizes. It’s almost a bonus that Maria is also a gifted artist. Look no further than the Invisalign orthodontic care Maria provided her own dental assistant to understand what an opportunity it is to have her serve you and your family.

Nate C. from Baldwin Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was one of those individuals that haven’t gone to the dentist for a while because I was scared from the dentist when I was younger.  I avoided the dentist as long as I could until my sister had recommended Dr. Kim.  Dr. Kim and her staff made it a really comforting and painless process and made sure that I was comfortable the entire time.  Their service is impeccable and so professional!  I really overcame my fear of the dentist after coming here and highly recommend all patients to come here for dental services

Stella L. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Maria and her staff are the sweetest team of people that I have met at a dentist clinic. Everyone is friendly and they will make sure you are in good hands all the time. Very impressed with Maria’s professionalism. She is friendly, cheerful, patient, kind and very efficient in fixing my problem every time I go to her. She is very detailed with explaining to you what she is planning to do before she starts the procedures. Had a dental surgery done by Maria recently, she was very focused throughout the entire surgery and it doesn’t take long before I realized it’s done! I like how she constantly ask if I’m feeling ok throughout the process, makes me felt calm and safe. She even go to the extra mile to teach me on how to improve on my dental hygiene (suggested to floss my teeth daily day and night with an electronic toothbrush) which is a better way to take care of my teeth in the long run. Of course, I followed her instructions and I have never been happier with better dental hygiene these days!

Emily C. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Kim for 6 years now. I’ll be honest and say that dental offices aren’t exactly my ideal hangout spot. I had a horrific experience in middle school after an unnamed dentist extracted my tooth, pressing me against her bosom. Awkward. I recently got a wisdom tooth extraction from Dr. Kim and I was completely flabbergasted as to how much care and dedication she spent on me. She literally called to make sure I was ok (this was my first adult tooth extraction) on her cell phone OVER THE WEEKEND. We talked on the phone and she answered all my questions after checking up on me again the next day on Sunday. Otherwise, the extraction itself wasn’t too bad and she is noted for having gentle hands, which is why I like going back to her a lot. Irma is also one of my favorites to see and has been with Dr. Kim since I started seeing her. She too has the gentle touch and I prefer her more than other staffers. I have also noticed that Dr. Kim employs fresh staff from time to time and though they start out pretty inexperienced, I’ve noticed them grow more experienced over time. Previously, I felt that Dr. Kim pushed a couple recommendations for services to me (which I didn’t always take) but it has not been very much in the last 2 years. She’s always been good at explaining certain procedures CLEARLY and dental hygiene follow-up to patients and she has gotten much better over the years. As always, ASK if you have questions. I usually ask for pricing before committing to any procedure aside from cleaning, which my insurance provides for. I also ask to see my x-rays to take a look at how they are and she also lets me snap pictures of them for my own determination of procedures.

 G. French (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim and her staff are amazing! I called Dr. Kim on a Saturday because I broke my tooth. I had never seen her and she was kind enough to let me come in that day! I went to her office and in what seemed like a minute, I was already finished! I didn’t feel a thing! I was so impressed that I left my old dentist and started going to Dr. Kim. My whole family sees her now. If you are looking for a good dentist who is understanding, gentle and extremely professional, Dr. Kim is your doctor! I actually don’t fear the dentist anymore. Do try her, you won’t be let down!

R.A. Grimes (Source: Google)


Fantastic dentist. She able to perform literal miracles with teeth. My teeth are stained from coffee and other stuff. But when i walk out of my routine cleaning it as if she replaced my teeth with those of a supermodel. They glow! Dr. Kim and her staff are amazing! Kind and caring! I recommend her to everyone.

Kathleen S. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is the best dentist I have ever had. From the moment I walk into her office I feel comfortable and am always greeted by her friendly staff. She doesn’t keep me waiting, which I appreciate. Her gentle, yet thorough style of dentistry has helped me relax after a lifetime of not very happy visits to the dentist. I am completely at ease when I am in the chair at Dr. Kim’s office. I recently went in for a cleaning and found out I needed a crown prep. Dr. Kim fit it into the schedule. The new camera technique they use eliminated the need for those messy trays that were used for years to make the crown. Dr. Kim keeps up on the latest dental techniques to make dentistry as comfortable for her patients as possible. She is very personable and always asks about my grandchildren. I’m planning to take my grandson when he is old enough because I know he will start out life with a positive experience with Dr. Kim. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She’s the greatest!

April Gonzalez (Source: Facebook)


1st let me start by saying the staff at the office is so welcoming and friendly. Dr. Kim is very gentle and makes you feel comfortable in the chair. My experiences have been very good there and I am person who is nervous going to the dentist but I feel good when i go. If you have major work the dr will call and check on you that night.

Roger M. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


When my previous Dentist retired, back around 2002, I was referred to Maria Kim DMD. After my first appointment, I learned how very accurate, gentle, and proficient this Dentist can be! I even drive from Orange County, anytime I have a dental appointment! In recent years, I was in need of a major frontal bridge replacement. Dr. Kim impressed me with all the most modern technologies, facilitated proper fit, tooth color matching, and painless application! Her receptionist, Ms. Rosemary, has been just as remarkable with my insurance and appointments! As a matter of fact, over the years, all of Dr. Kim’s staff have made my dental visits very comfortable. When you make an appointment, you can be very certain, “The Doctor is in the house!” 🙂

Maria Sanchez (Source: Google)


I absolutely love Dr. Kim and her staff. Everyone is always very polite and professional and truly care about getting you the very best care for your teeth. Nita is very thorough and sweet. Dr. Kim makes sure I do not leave without any unanswered questions. They really do treat you like you are family and her office is super clean!

Shari S. (Source: Google)


My colleague recommended Dr. Kim a few years ago and I’ve been coming ever since! Dr. Kim and her staff are friendly, facilities are clean, and technology is new. It’s also very helpful that we can schedule the following appointment during the routine check-up and receive a text message a few days before the next appointment. Set it and forget it, so easy!

M. T. from La Habra, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have the biggest fear of dentists which Stems from my “lovely” experiences from my childhood or from watching little shop of horrors where Steve Martin the dentist enjoys inflicting pain to his clients… But I have to say it has changed over the years and Maria and her team are great! When I first started going to her she allowed me to put ear phones in while they did their thing.. of course I still needed to be able to hear them, but it helped me relax while listening to my music.. I am happy to say I have graduated to being able to sit through the cleaning without any music. They are very trustworthy and are very accommodating. I drive about 35-40 minutes just to go to her because they are that good!

David U. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I think I started going to Dr. Kim back in 2006. I am still with Dr. Kim after all these years. Why? One thing that I remember the most was that Dr. Kim called me on this Saturday morning after my dental appointment on Friday. Dr. Kim wanted to know if I was ok and if necessary she will meet me in the office right of way. I will not forget a caring personal call from my doctor.

Amy N. from La Cañada Flintridge, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love Dr.Kim! My family has been going to Dr. Kim for a few years. However, today was my first visit and I am so glad I made the change over to her. I am not a fan of dental visits but her staff was so welcoming and comforting. Dr. Kim is wonderful! She listened to my concerns and addressed them in such a nice way. Now if only I could find a General Practitioner just like her. Definitely 5 stars!

E. S. from Indio, CA (Source: Yelp)


The dentist is something that I always dread going to but I trusted yelp in our new neighborhood and I am so glad that I did! From the minute I called to make the appointment until we left after our appointment we were confronted with only kindness and hospitality. My 3 year old had never been before and he felt so comfortable there that he told me he didn’t need me in the room. All I heard we’re giggles while he was in there. Each of my boys left so excited when they were given $1.00 for being first time patients. The hygienists and doctor were amazing. I definitely will not dread getting my teeth clean from here on out!

Debra Hunt (Source: Google)


Dr Kim has been my dentist for at least 7 years now. She has always been exceptionally personable and professional and everyone of her staff is kind, cordial and absolutely the best at what they do. They have all taken the necessary CDC precautions to start seeing patients again and I felt completely at ease and safe. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Maria Kim’s practice for all your dental health.

Eric Chin (Source: Google)


I had a dental emergency during COVID-19 stay at home orders and Dr. Maria Kim was able to squeeze me in to fix me the next day! Dr. Kim has carefully planned out her office to maximize appropriate distancing and safety precautions as a result of COVID-19. Dr. Kim and her staff are well prepared with screening questions and temperature checks to keep us all safe. What could have been a very “scary” experience due to COVID-19 felt surprisingly very safe to me and it is thanks to Dr. Kim and her staff. You can tell when people take their safety and their patients safety very seriously, so if you need dental work during before a COVID-19 vaccine is found, I would highly recommend coming here. I’ve also been going to Dr. Kim for the past 10 years but I really felt compelled to write this review because she is constantly innovating her office and utilizing technology, so the same approach applied for COVID-19 safety. I want the air purifiers Dr. Kim has in my office!

Alejandra R. from East Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my first appointment with Maria Kim DMD yesterday and it was my first dentist visit in 7 YEARS! So you could imagine how nervous I was. I let her and her assistant (Irma) know and they were soooo sweet. Through the x-rays, terra scan and cleaning they were gentle and let me know exactly what they were doing (the terra scan was so awesome, they even let me take a selfie with it and they got in the pics lol). They did baby steps and let me take a break whenever I needed it. I especially loved how Maria Kim DMD took the time to get to know me a little bit when she came in and explained everything. She answered all my questions and let me know why I have the issues I have, all with a smile! Irma was very sweet too she made me feel relaxed through the x-rays and terra scan by talking to me about our common hobby throughout. The receptionist Esther was very sweet and helpful too. She broke down my future treatments and the costs for me, which was super helpful. A second assistant/hygienist came in at the end too and gave me some very helpful hygiene tips (I didn’t get his name!). I would highly recommend this place especially if you’re an anxious person like me, or if you like things explained to you, or if you simply need a dentist with a gentle touch. I’m anxious for my future appointments because they will be more intense than a simple cleaning BUT I feel much more at ease knowing this staff aims to help me and make things easy and pleasant for me. Thank you!

Tina Marie Henry (Source: Facebook)


Dr Maria Kim has been my dentist for a couple of years now. She is really a fantastic person and dentist. Her manner is so comforting And she is gentle. Her staff is amazing, of course! Her suite of offices are sparkling clean and the ambiance is so relaxing. I just love my dentist

Ruth S. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I lucked out finding Dr. Kim. Best. Dental. Visit. Ever. Firstly, her office is so pretty – inside and out. I could have sworn she’d had it professionally Feng Shui’d but she said she did it herself. I wasn’t able to do my X-rays – which I hate doing as I gag so much.. Dr. Kim, whom I hadn’t met yet, must have been able to hear, called out “You can do it, Ruth!” which was so personal and encouraging. Benji, a young tech with calming energy took over and actually managed to x-ray all my teeth in a way that wasn’t traumatic for me. For me, it was miraculous. All gaggers should get x-rays from him! Shame there isn’t a category for this on Yelp 🙂 Dr. Kim was so lovely and personable. I warmed to her immediately. I had been going to a periodontist for cleanings. He said I needed a filling -just from eyeballing my mouth (That sounds weird, I know :)). Dr. Kim examined me and said I didn’t need a filling, which was welcome news as I recently left my job and am on an extremely skinny budget. Last night, I bit into a peach and my tooth felt jagged. I realized – horror of horrors – one of my four front top veneers had gotten unstuck!!! I hadn’t realized that Dr. Kim could re-cement the veneer – I mistakenly thought it had to be a cosmetic dentist – and called around dentists who wanted to charge me for a full exam and X-rays (which I’d just had) and I had a bad feeling when a couple said I had to have/pay for a full exam when I told them I didn’t need one and wouldn’t give me a price range based on the veneer being fixable. I don’t appreciate businesses that aren’t fully transparent upfront. They make me nervous that I’ll wait for a hour or 2 , complete forms, have me in the chair for awhile before telling you that something this simple is going to cost hundreds of dollars. In the waiting room of one of these dentists, I thought of asking Dr. Kim if she did this. She quoted me a reasonable amount (plus I remembered she hadn’t done an unnecessary filling). I kicked myself about seeing anyone also. A a 45-minute wait and completing forms I cancelled and left.. I have an appointment with Dr. Kim tomorrow morning. I’m so relieved, firstly because I can’t wait to not look like a character from the movie, “Deliverance” and secondly because I am anxious about $ and I literately can not afford to be gouged right now for something that should be simple. If you’re on the fence, go see Dr. Kim! Whenever I listen to my gut, I don’t go wrong.

Christina B. (Source: Google)


Just wanted to take a moment to write this review to say what a wonderful dentist Dr. Maria Kim is. She goes out of her way to make sure that my family and I are always comfortable during our visits. She takes her time and explains the procedures thoroughly. She is kind and patient with our young kids and they enjoy their visits. I recommend her to all our friends and family. If you are looking for a dentist she comes highly recommended.

Jamie D. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)


Usually im scared, worried and hated visiting the dentist, but Dr. Kim and everyone at their clinic changed all the bad things that i feel when im visiting the dentist. I’ve been their patient for our 2 yrs now.. I visit regularly for teeth cleaning, and just today, did crowning. Dr. Kim is very friendly and really sweet.. You wont get scared of her.. She’s gonna make you comfortable and relaxed. She’s very gentle and you wont feel hurt in your gums when she does the operation. She cleans my teeth really well and i love it. So as her assistant, Irma, they work together very well. Irma shows a lot of care too and she’s very sweet.. Rosemary, the receptionist, she’s very friendly and accomodating. She calls me 2days before my dental appointment to confirm if im going. She’s very jolly. She gives me advices about what is good about my teeth too.. So i highly recommend Dr. Kim as your dentist.. All of them in their clinic takes care of me and my husband


Dr. Kim caters to her patient's needs by offering a wide variety of specialty services in her office, and her patient and understanding bedside manner (probably because she's also a certified yoga teacher!) makes patients feel relaxed and safe. Dr. Kim believes a healthy, perfect smile enables a person to reach their maximum potential in life. Dr. Kim is proud to be your dentist with the latest technology in your neighborhood. We welcome families and provide emergency and Saturday appointments. Proudly serving Arcadia, CA, and the surrounding communities of Pasadena, Monrovia, and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley. Our skilled, compassionate team, under the guidance of Dr. Maria Kim, manages everything from regular cleanings and exams for the whole family to Invisalign, porcelain veneers, sleep apnea devices, and Zoom! teeth whitening. Dr. Kim caters to her patient's needs by offering a wide variety of specialty services in her office, and her patient and understanding bedside manner (probably because she's also a certified yoga teacher!) makes patients feel relaxed and safe. Dr. Kim believes a healthy, perfect smile enables a person to reach their maximum potential in life. Our staff is professional and kind. They are here to provide the best care for you and your family. We strive to exceed expectations. Our team includes experienced professionals, led by Dr. Maria Kim. We each share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences. Dr. Kim grew up locally in Pasadena. She received her education at UCLA and continued to dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is California board certified.