My Gardena Dentist
Harry Kim, DDS:
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My Gardena Dentist
Harry C. Kim, DDS
Gardena, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Melissa N. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give more than a 5 star rating, then I would! From check-in to check out….I’m SOLD! I’ll be referring my family and others there too there..w/o doubt! Easy parking, professional, friendly and efficient staff and provider. Small practice, but it’s just what I’ve been wanting and needing. I’ll be back for sure! I feel this practice is honest and that’s hard to come by these days and huge in my book.

Cat (Source: Google)


The staff here is really nice. Dr. Kim was able to do what another dentist couldn’t and that is keep my crown in without falling out a month later. He also told me that the fit wasnt right which I kind of felt because it kept coming out. Of course my other provider didnt say anything. So he is definitely honest. Thank you!

Oneika D. from Castaic, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim and his staff are the best. I really appreciate the way I am treated when I have a visit. There is no condescending attitude like most other dental offices. But the most impressive thing about Dr. Kim is his honesty. I have been to plenty dental offices who have told me that my fillings were old and needed to be replaced. When I asked him about this he told me that was untrue and fillings do not go bad over time, they only occasionally break and there was no need for mine to be replaced. This let me know that he is not in it for the money and that is commendable. Very friendly, professional, HONEST and great work. I would definitely recommend choosing this offce.

Marty T. from Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I enjoy coming here, Dr. Kim is a very friendly and fast. I normally dislike going to the dentist (all because of a horror movie involving a dentist), but I feel extremely comfortable going to Dr. Kim’s office. His staff are all super friendly and helpful!!!

Nikki T. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for a new dentist this is the place for you. Dr. Kim is such an amazing dentist! He’s so gentle and friendly and so are all the staff. Everything is clean and tidy. They took their time and made my kids feel very comfortable. They were happy to go back! You know you e found the right place when your kids are happy. I’m so happy to have a new dentist we can trust!

Ting Ting W. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff here is extremely caring and polite. Dr. Kim is very professional and do great work. I’ve been to other dental offices that think of you as a dollar sign. Dr. Kim and his staff actually cares about your well being! Highly recommend!

David T. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying ” I hate the dentist” . My last experience with a new dentist was horrible. He was rude and unprofessional. Insert Dr. Kim. He was recommended by a coworker. My first appt was 4/27 he examine me and told me the work that need to be done.He also cleaned my teeth. I already knew I needed a few things done. He broke it down from most important to least. First on the agenda was a extraction of a molar that was cracked. The extraction was scheduled for 5/4/18. Upon arrival I was informed by the receptionist the doctor also recommendeds a wisdom tooth extraction (which was already on the list) on the same side since I was going have anesthesia already. I told them to go ahead. Let me tell you I was in and out in 45mins the anesthesia took longer to kick in that Dr. Kim took to do both extractions. I didnt feel a thing I didnt realize he had taken them both out. Not a single ounce of pain. Dr. Kim is friendly, honest and gentle. He does not try to sell you on unnecessary procedures. His staff is also very friendly. I think its only 4 of them. I always find the smaller practices to be better. I am a patient for life. I still hate the dentist but I am glad I found Dr. Kim.

Chris L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really like this place. Dr. Kim treats you right with respect and kind heartedness. It’s a small business and yes the building is a little old but you shouldn’t judge this place by its cover. It’s definitely a gem. That’s why I still make my appointments here even after I’ve moved to San Diego. Dr. Kim’s team has integrity and high morals, something that’s really hard to find in dentists nowadays.

Nicole T. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love this office! I am a scary patient and Dr. Harry Kim has got to be the most gentle dentist in Los Angeles. I am currently an Orthodontic patient of Dr. Joanna Kim, and she too is absolutely great. Not to mention the staff is awesome.

Kye S. from Artesia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred through a friend to Dr. Kim.  I heard good things about him but needed to see for myself.  I went in for a regular cleaning and I suspected I had a cavity that might need some attention.  Dr Kim is very professional and so is his staff.  He did a thorough cleaning and did find a cavity.  He was very good at identifying the issue and the cavity filling was very smooth and pain-free.  If you decided to see Dr. Kim, you will be happy you did.

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


I HATE the dentist.  I haven’t gone in, well…let’s just say I haven’t gone in a very long time.  I went to Dr. Kim because of the reviews and my husband goes to him too.  I had a toothache and they took me right away, first appointment of the day.  Unfortunately, with my non-upkeep of my oral health, they could not save my tooth due to bone loss.  I was devastated.  While the process of extracting the tooth was as bad as to be expected, I felt NO pain, not even the shot for the numbing.  Apparently, I have “deep” roots so it took a little.  But Dr. Kim was as gentle as can be and asked me constantly (in a good way) if I was okay. The staff was great.  Both ladies knew I was nervous and they assured me Dr. Kim was very nice.  And nice he was.  Not a fake nice, but a sincere nice.  He did not make me feel bad for not taking better care of my teeth.  He also showed empathy when he had to tell me that I was losing my tooth.  He was direct, to the point, got in, got out but at the same time was nice and made me feel comfortable; never embarrassed for not taking care of my teeth.  I go next week for a deep cleaning and filling, yuck….but I learned my lesson and will NOT miss an appointment. Oh, the office.  As in other reviews…the office looks a little outdated and a bit odd; like at one time is was a house.  But everything was clean and the instruments all in their individual, sterile casings and that’s all that matters to me.  I would rather have a gentle caring doctor and staff with a simple office then one of those “cool” high tech offices with a doctor who sucked. Thank you, Dr. Kim and the two lovely ladies.  While I still don’t “like” going to the dentist, at least I’m going to take better care of my teeth.  Because of this experience, I’m no longer “deathly” afraid of going.

Troy K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Harry Kim is awesome. I’ve been to many dentists in my lifetime and he is by far the best.  He is very considerate and knowledgeable.  He and his staff are very professional and will take very good care of you.

Angela A. from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is a very good dentist! I like my dentist!! How many times do you hear people say that??? Well, I just moved to Gardena and I needed to find a local dentist to get my way overdue dental check up. Thanks to yelp, I found Dr.Kim and unlike the other dental reviews, Dr.Kim had the most consistent, positive reviews. He even has a web site where you can read about his bio, his staff, and you can easily book appointments online. Dr. Kim’s humble practice is on the corner of Crenshaw and 154th St. The small waiting lounge is a little outdated but comes equipped with plenty of magazines and a ceiling mounted tv. The receptionist is pleasant and accommodating. The individual patient rooms are clean and each have a ceiling-mounted tv. Dr. Kim, himself, is a young doctor who is, among other things, very polite, accommodating, informative, and thorough. I’ve visited his office for a regular cleaning, 2 cavities appointments, and a deep cleaning. I have another one scheduled for a orthodontic consultation later too. But during the whole process, he is always asking if you are OK, the assistant is right there by his side sucking up all the water & saliva, and he’s fast! He even took the time after to show me how to properly brush. Who knew, after all these years, I will incorrectly brushing my teeth. He actually advised me to get the electronic toothbrush. My childhood dentist, I thought, was the reincarnation of Hitler! Being a patient of Dr. Kim definitely takes away all my childhood fears of going to the dentist. I would definitely recommend anyone to go to his office.

Yvonne C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim, is awesome, and so is his staff. Shout out to the ladies in the front!! I’ve never had to call too far in advance for an appointment. I can usually make a next day appointment, and they’ve always been able to accommodate me. They’re all about their patients, which is hard to come by now. I too was also referred here about 3 years ago, and I’ve been coming ever since. I’ve came for cavities, and the usual cleaning, all are amazing. One occasion my cavity accidentally fell out(I was eating right after, my fault), I came in shortly after and he went ahead and patched me back up.

Courtney J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely HATE going to the dentist (as does everyone else)! Dr. Kim and his staff are SO friendly and accommodating. I have been to his office twice and both visits were pleasant. Everything has been painless, even shots. I am SO pleased!!

Oscar C. from West Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve always been sensitive about going to the dentist since I was a kid (bad experiences). The first time I went to Dr. Kim was great – very gentle, quick, and informative. I haven’t gone anywhere else or trust anyone else to do dental work, even if it’s a simple checkup – I KNOW Dr. Kim will do a great, thorough job, be helpful, and above all else, understand how to make me feel comfortable with being at the Dentist.

Briana W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start off by express myself by saying…I HATED THE DENTIST! The last visit I had to the dentist was when I was 12 and it was the worst experience. Just this year I was turning 22 and my dental insurance deadline was a week away. I found this office and so nervous because like I stated I hated the dentist. The business manager and dentist assistants were wonderful and nice!  Besides him numbing my gums with a needle, I felt absolutely no pain and if I did he numbed me more! Im sure thats the standards for most denristries but he was patient and thorough!! I appreciate his work because I was in so much pain and now Im not! He will be my dentist forever and my children will come once I produce them! Lol Thanks Dr. Harry Kim!!!

Laura P. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is a super gentle and caring dentist. My kids started going to see him, and now he does dental care for my husband and I, too. We were all pretty scared of seeing the dentist, but Dr.Kim makes it a pretty painless and comfortable process. It’s hard finding a dentist you can trust, who is also really good at what they do. The kids enjoy their own TV and the staff are nice. I’d recommend this office to my friends.

Geradine J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate going to the dentist, I’ve been to many when I was younger and had a lot of bad experiences with dentists. So I avoided it for a while. It’s been almost 9 years and I just moved to Torrance, so it’s time to go. I read up on all the yelp reviews and gave it a shot. I have to say I  feel stress-free going here. The staffs are all friendly and professional. And the Doctor is always checking to see how I was doing.  I’ve been here three times now. The first time I went, I did a check up which is not expensive. I’m used to check up being in the hundreds just for a simple x-ray. The second and third time I went, was to fill my cavities. The doctor and the staffs really put you at ease. They talk to you. And you know they care about their patients. I’ve been to other dentists, where they just gossip to each other and you have to just lie there and listen to the whole thing. At Doctor’s Kim Dentists, they are focus on you. So it helps. It also helps that I don’t feel pain. I’ve been to other places where the numbing doesn’t work and I would feel the whole mouth surgery. -_-‘ But Doctor Kim is patient and gentle. The office is a little outdated, but the equiment is clean and up to date. That’s all that matters 🙂 As long as I have a great experience from going to the dentist, I have no problem. I would highly recommend going here.  Dr.Kim’s dentist will help you get rid of your dentist fears.

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


I like the fact that Dr. Kim’s office is open on Saturdays because I never have time during the weekday.  He also takes time to explain what he is doing so I don’t feel lost.  Also, he does a great job and it is not uncomfortable at all — I just watch TV while he does his work.  I go back every six months, so should you!

Elijah L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Kim’s dental office over the past few years for cleanings, about once every 6 months or so. Used to have Blue Cross Dental PPO insurance before I switched over to Delta Dental PPO. This dental office takes both insurances, I believe. Really caring, helpful, and professional staff. Dr. Kim has been my primary dentist here. Dr. Kim always does a great job with cleanings (pain-free and discomfort-free), is a very sincere and honest person, and employs dental assistants who are very kind and efficient as well. Most recently went in August 2016, where I got a cleaning and an old filling re-done. I would recommend this dental office to anyone around the area looking for a quality dentist.

Christine L. from The Colony, TX (Source: Yelp)


So, the office looks dated, but Dr. Kim has a gentle touch, which more than makes up for it. He does the cleanings and I’ve never had any pain, unlike my experience with other dentists. He’s trustworthy, never recommending any work, unless he feels like it’s necessary. And his staff is very nice. What more do you want from a dentist?

Virginia S. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is #1!!! I absolutely love Dr. Kim & his staff. They are all very kind, helpful and compassionate. You are not a dollar sign here, you are a respected patient….Did I mention that my husband and I travel from Palmdale to see Dr. Kim. No one else compares to Dr. Kim.

S. L. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife found this dentist and we have been very pleased so far. We have been here seven times between us, and we are seen at our appt. time not an hour in the waiting room first. Very gentle with that novacaine NEEDLE. Dr. Kim and his staff are very friendly people and they make you feel at ease.

Yena W. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Over the years I’ve had to move to several different cities and had the need to visit several other dental offices. These other dental offices were shiny and new, full of the latest fanciest equipment, and I’d see the dentist for maybe a full minute who’d assess that I’d need this and that taken care of, oh and my plaque build up is heavier than average so I’ll need to come in for teeth cleanings every 3 months instead of the usual 6. What do I know? So I did and my insurance was charged up the yin yang plus I’d have to pay out of pocket for other services that were deemed necessary by these dental offices. And their receptionists would constantly call to remind me about my appointments and how apocalyptic it’d be if I were to show up late or cancel last minute. Uhhh yeah no more of that bs for me anymore. Since then I’ve moved back to the greater la area and I’m going to Dr. Kim for my dental needs for the rest of my life/until he retires. He said my plaque build up is average and it wouldn’t be the end of the earth if I were to be late for my 6mo cleanings! My god…for years I’ve felt so much anxiety thinking that if I were to let 3 months go by before a cleaning I’d be facing another $1000+ deep clean procedure. Now I see Dr. Kim every 6mos, my teeth have felt fine and he hasn’t recommended any special procedures for any made up problems, and best of all, I feel none of that former anxiety because I know I’m not being conned by some predatory dental office anymore. Dr. Kim and his entire staff are extremely warm and nice and know me by name – I definitely don’t feel like just some other nameless faceless patient of theirs here. That’s a pretty amazing feeling! This does mean the office is very small and run down – the equipment looks old and the bathroom is small. But everything looks very clean and well taken care of and in my mind it’s more proof that this office is honest and earnest. Dr. Kim is an unsung gem. I can’t recommend more highly!

Sonia C. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim and his staff are the best! My husband and I have been loyal customers for a few years now and we plan on keeping Dr. Kim as our Dentist for as long as we can. He is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns we may have. Nora is also great! She always takes the time to schedule our appointments during mutually convenient time frames. She also takes care of the insurance claims and informs us of any additional charges. I never worry about being overcharged because after a few years, I know I can trust this establishment to take care of us. We highly recommend Dr. Kim and his friendly staff.

Brenda F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in today for the first time because the other dentist office I was going to was taking forever with booking appointments due to Covid and according to them one of my tooth was infected and weren’t sure if it could be saved and that I needed a deep cleaning and I needed to get my wisdom removed so I was paranoid because of all this “specially the “infected tooth”. I needed to see a dentist asap and a second opinion and this is the reason I decided to look for another dentist and found Dr Kim. I woke up all nervous wondering what he would say (I hate dental procedures) after he saw my x rays he said I just needed a regular cleaning and a filing replacement and my wisdom teeth were not necessary to remove because they’ve grown out straight unless they were bothering me. He did the cleaning and my filing and I walked out feeling great. I’m so glad I decided to come to another dentist. He’s honest and doesn’t try to sell you unnecessary things. I’m definitely coming back.

R. C. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is an excellent dentist for the entire family.  He has provided very good care for us – everything from regular cleanings/checkups to fillings to major work like crowns and wisdom teeth removal.  I am pretty particular about medical and dental care for the family and do a lot of research – including screening and interviewing.  I was very pleased by my findings on Dr. Kim including degrees from both UC Berkeley and UCLA.  You really want to make sure that you get a dentist who has had the best training.

Maximus O. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am very happy with Dr. Kim’s work.  He did a great job with a difficult tooth, and made it all pretty straightforward.  This has been some of the least stressful dental work I’ve experienced, and I would be happy to go back to him.

Anne K. from Stevenson Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I always had an issue with dentists starting from when I was a kid…I think I never had enough novacaine so I would always feel the drilling on my nerves…but not with Dr. Kim.  He always asked if I was ok and always made me comfortable.  He is extremely gentle and does very careful work.  Very knowledgeable in his field.  Staff is very nice too …Highly recommend him for dental work thru and thru!

Farrah B. from Torrance, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a great dental practice!  Dr. Kim truly seems interested in what’s best for me and my teeth.  It was a rare to find a dental practice that isn’t in the business of trying to convince you to buy treatments you don’t need.  Dr. Kim is a really nice guy and I have already recommended numerous people to him.  The office decor is a little outdated, but that’s ok with me.  That shows he’s a fair guy that is trying to run a fair business by treating people right.


As a dentist, I have been treating patients for almost 15 years, and I genuinely enjoy what I do. Our goal is to build long-lasting relationships between our staff and patients, and to provide quality and affordable dental care for the entire family. Dr. Harry Kim completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at U.C. Berkeley and earned his dental degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Kim has been serving Gardena families for years, and continues to provide the personal care and family atmosphere people have come to know and trust. When Dr. Kim is not working in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. He also volunteers his services, and was in Oaxaca, Mexico for a dental missions trip.