Ortega Cottage Dentistry
Michael Kim, DDS:
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Ortega Cottage Dentistry
Michael Kim, DDS
San Juan Capistrano, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

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 3:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Amanda Osburn (Source: Google)


Terrific experience from start to finish for my first visit. Beautiful modern and clean office, friendly front desk, modern technology, and Dr Kim took plenty of time to see and speak with me, reviewing everything to make sure I understood and asking if I had any questions/concerns. Although I do need some follow-up work, I am looking forward to going back. That’s a first!
They were also kind enough to stay open for me when I was running late for my appt due to traffic. Much appreciated for a busy working mom of 3! Thank you Ortega Cottage Dentistry and Dr. Kim!

Dana (Source: Google)


What can I say about the Ortega Cottage Dentistry and Dr, Michael Kim. They all are just awesome. Dr. Kim is very good at what he does. He is very detailed and patient. Even though we discussed what we are about to do prior to him working on it, he will still tell me what he will be doing as a start and what he is about to do as he takes steps forward. He doesn’t let anything slide by him. During the recent visit, I had to get a Novocain shot, which I hate so much but now I know that I don’t have to get paranoid over it because he was very gentle with it – truly. The location and environment itself will sooth you. I look forward to seeing Dr. Kim and his friendly staff in couple of months for my implant project.

Monica R. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a new dentist after my dentist retired after many years, and I found Dr. Kim near my home! His office was modern and clean, not to mention his front desk lady was so sweet and she explained everything with detail. Dr. Kim explained my treatment plan very well and listened to my needs. He is very experienced and dedicated to his patients. He did not rush, and he was so gentle with my procedure. Not to mention, I hardly had to wait in the waiting room which is always a plus. I had not a single problem, everything was a breeze. I will be bringing my kids to his office too!

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


(…)Dr. Kim took the time to explain all his findings during the exam, what I could do to improve my health, and what my treatment options were, all without feeling pressured or judged.  He found a few cavities that he was able to take care of painlessly and conservatively with a couple fillings.  I recently got engaged so I asked Dr. Kim about whitening and some other cosmetic issues I have with my teeth in preparation for the engagement photos and the wedding.  After discussing several options, we agreed to a combination of in-office whitening and 1 veneer to create harmony in my smile while preserving as much of my natural tooth structure as possible. (…)I have absolutely no qualms about Dr. Kim’s ability to deliver results we’ll both be happy with.

Jhonathan A. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just came in for a cleaning and the service was flawless! From the receptionist to the dentist this is hands down the best dental office I’ve ever been to. Dr. Michael Kim was absolutely amazing!

Patricia Johnson (Source: Google)


I had such a great experience at Cottage dentistry today!! Dr. Kim and his staff are so friendly..they explained my options and what needed to be taken care of in such a nice and professional way..took me right away when I was having a problem and took care of it..5 star all the way..!!!

Taka Fujimura (Source: Google)


This office is super nice. Staff is great. Dr. Michael Kim is an amazing dentist. He did a great job numbing me for my fillings. I was very anxious to go to the dental office until i had Dr. Kim do some restorative work on me. I’d recommend this office to anyone that wants a caring and kind dentist.

Yuna K. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr Kim for a few months now and I couldn’t be happier!  From his warm receptionist Kat and friendly assistant Jack, Dr Kim and his team always make sure I’m comfortable and that my appointment runs smoothly and on time.  Thank you guys again and I look forward to getting my teeth cleaned here for the foreseeable future!

Kyle W. from Sun City, Menifee, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing Dentist. The office is really nice, as are the people working there. I went in very worried about my serious dental situation and Dr. Kim and the staff put my mind at ease. I very rarely find things worthy of a review, but they are awesome!

Timothy Platt (Source: Google)


(…)I have had a long history of dental work over the years and found Dr Kim to be thorough, gentle, professional, and efficient. I told him I had a prolonged numbness from all my previous local anesthetic injections, as I have told my previous dentists. He reduced the amount perfectly as be the time I walk out of his office I felt normal. I have never felt that way ever before. Additionally I first saw him for a cleaning which he performed.

In short I am very comfortable to be a patient of his. His staff is also very friendly, considerate, and thorough.

Cami B. from Newhall, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)Dr. Kim is the first dentist I’ve ever seen that has not made me feel awful about my teeth(…). He gave me a ton of options and was able to get me in right away to start getting work done. He is very kind and gentle, and made sure every step of the way that I felt zero pain. He’s definitely a master at giving painless shots! And the staff! So kind and helpful! I’ve been to this office 3 times now and get the same fantastic treatment every single time! I never in my life thought it would be possible to actually be excited to go to the dentist! I can’t imagine going to any other office now that I’ve found this place. I wish I could give 10 stars!

John H. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to the area, and found this office, very clean office! Dr. Kim was calm and knowledgeable. He spent time taking a look and didn’t feel rushed at all. Cleaning was thorough no issues, will be bringing my wife back as well!

Thong To (Source: Google)


Doctor and staffs are very courteous, the work is perfect and accurate, we are very pleased and appreciated to recommend everyone.

Rosy A. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my first visit at Ortega Cottage Dentistry and everyone was extremely helpful, friendly and explained what had to be done. Had a great experience and definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a GREAT dentist.

Grady A. from Chatsworth, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff here go above and beyond! Very gentle and fast with teeth cleaning! Definitely recommend for people who have anxiety going to the dentist!

Maria B. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim was awesome. I had some concerns from the previous dental office where I had been getting all my dental work done and Dr Kim was very kind and thorough on all my questions and concerns. He went over all the previous work that I had done and actually assured me of what needed and what I didn’t need to do! I will be going back !! Thank you for your services !!

Aaron Keith (Source: Google)


(…)Now getting a large molar that sits at the very back of the top of your mouth is certainly not a mellow procedure on paper. Dr. Kim took his time in numbing me and made sure that I couldn’t feel a thing before starting the procedure. He told me it would take about 30 minutes. And that’s 30 minutes of pliers, chisel looking tools, cutting and tugging to get this tooth out. And I will tell you this, through the process I felt absolutely no pain. Dr. Kim was thorough in his explanation as we went through the procedure and he and Elaine were constantly ensuring that I was as comfortable as could be considering my current situation. Dr. Kim got the tooth out, explained the necessary aftercare and why it was important and he excused himself. Very professional and highly skilled in my opinion(…).

Gerry Eldred (Source: Google)


I was very pleased with my experience. Dr. Kim and his assistant were very friendly and attentive throughout my exam and cleaning. I will definitely return. The office is new and sparkling clean too.

David B. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just got home from my first appointment with Dr Kim
His entire staff were awesome made me feel really comfortable and Dr Kim was really great!
Couldn’t be happier with my new dentist:)

Michelle Reeves (Source: Google)


Ortega Cottage Dentistry is just as amazing as it looks! The entire team is warm and welcoming, and most importantly they care about their patients well being and teeth. I went in for a cleaning, and returned for some minor fillings. Dr. Kim went over all of the imaging and detailed pictures with me. During the procedure, he was patient, gentle, and finished my fillings with precision. Dr. Kim’s attention to detail and suburb workmanship outshine other dentists I have been to in the past. To top it off, the dental hygienist always makes sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire visit. I went in only twice and feel as though I have been going there for years. Thank you Dr. Kim and the entire Ortega Cottage Dentistry team!

Rhonda H. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Kim is fantastic!  I was searching for a new dentist in San Juan and found a true gem!  He was very professional and had the latest dental tools.  He didn’t recommend work that wasn’t needed(…) and was still very thorough.   The office staff is really friendly.  They made everything so easy – you can request an appointment online, get text reminders and I received an email that automatically put the appointment in my calendar!  Highly recommended!

Siyen Buroza (Source: Google)


This was my first appointment with Dr Kim today. I was thoroughly impressed. The office was clean and inviting and the staff was attentive, friendly and warm. Dr Kim’s assistant was very aware and careful and did a great job. And I cannot speak highly enough about Dr Kim. He is an amazing dentist. He is very bright and friendly. I felt very comfortable and it was as if I had known Dr Kim for awhile. I’ve never been one-hundred percent happy with a dentist appointment until today, thank you Dr Kim.

Miranda B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Was referred here by a friend. They were able to see me the very next day. Staff was friendly, efficient, and I felt that they addressed all my needs and questions. The dentist took his time to really break down all of my questions for me and explaining my treatment options. I will be back.

Daniel Jo (Source: Google)


The first thing you notice when you walk in is the beautiful and modern design of the office and the friendly faces of the staff. I am usually very anxious when it comes to dental care but all of that melted away because of the caring attention I received by the staff and Dr. Kim. Dr. Michael Kim has the best demeanor for patients like me, he was kind and understanding, listened to all my concerns and took the time to make me feel as comfortable as I have ever been in a dental setting. He explained everything very clearly so even I could understand what treatment I needed and this office is equipped with all the best modern dental technology. I have had some bad experiences with dentists before but I am very happy to have found Ortega Cottage Dentistry and Dr. Kim and highly recommend this place for all your dental needs.

Joanna I. from Baltimore, MD (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been living in San Juan Capistrano over 5 years and I’m so glad that I finally found the BEST dentist in town. Dr. Kim’s attention to details is amazing. He takes to listen to me and make sure that my teeth are in good shape. I usually don’t like visiting the dentist for cleanings, but now I look forward to them. I had a big cavity and was worried I needed a root canal, but it wasn’t necessary (just a crown). Thank god!

Dana Chung (Source: Google)


(…)Dr. Kim is meticulous, honest and ever so gentle. He is very comfortable to be around, easy to talk with and he addresses all of my concerns. He would talk to me in plain language just so that he can make sure that I understand. The best part is that Dr. Kim or his hygienists are not in a hurry to get rid of me. They are prompt and appointments are easy to make. My family is very happy and satisfied with Dr. Kim and his staff.

Ilene M. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)Dr. Kim was genuinely concerned with how I felt and what I expected from the visit. The office is beautiful, modern, & clean, and his staff very friendly.  Dr. Kim took the time to make me feel comfortable and discuss the problems he found (no surprises there). We discussed the  remedies & prevention he suggested.  His high quality of care and advanced methods are both conservative and thoughtful.  I look forward to my next visit with Dr. Kim.

Brandon Y. from Monterey Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)I’ve had to seek a great amount of dental treatment over the years, since experiencing a head injury playing a contact sport.  Unfortunately, my last provider moved her practice out of state.  In just the last few months, Dr. Kim was able to accommodate my emergency requests -performing two successful root canals (saving my cracked and decaying molars).  The procedure itself was painless.  I’m really happy with the results, and I have plans to continue treatment with Dr. Kim for crowns and more cosmetic work(…).

D. C. from Central Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…)Dr. Kim is meticulous, honest and ever so gentle.  He is very comfortable to be around, easy to talk with and he addresses all of my concerns. He would talk to me in plain language just so that he can make sure that I understand. The best part is that Dr. Kim or his hygienists are not in a hurry to get rid of me. They are prompt and appointments are easy to make. My family is very happy and satisfied with Dr. Kim and his staff.

Jeremy Choi (Source: Google)


Amazing experience. Dr. Kim took the time to explain everything and was caring, professional, and knowledgeable. The treatment I received was a 5-star experience. I didn’t even feel the shot. I highly recommend anyone to come here and choose Dr. Kim to be their dentist.

TK. F. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Michael Kim is one of the best dentists I’ve ever had. I needed a few things and he explained everything to me in the clearest way possible. I understood what I exactly needed and how much everything was going to be before we started.
When he numbed me for my crown, it was painless and he was very gentle and he made sure I was always okay moving forward with the procedure.
Because of Dr. Kim, I’m not afraid of the dentist anymore.

Brandon Yim (Source: Google)


Beautiful space, amazing staff! I had a great experience visiting Dr. Kim for treatment. I’m typically very anxious visiting dentists, but I was put at ease the moment I stepped foot inside his offices. Dr. Kim and his staff were very kind, thorough, attentive. I’m very impressed with the service I received. I plan to continue care with Dr. Kim, in the future.

Rhonda Han (Source: Facebook)


Dr Kim is fantastic! Highly recommended if you are looking for a dentist in San Juan Capistrano!

Shannon P. from Temecula, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Kim is GREAT!  He is extremely knowledgeable, answers your questions  thoroughly, and explains treatment options thoroughly.  It’s very clear his interest is simply the oral health of his patients.  He also cares about your comfort, and takes the time to tell you what he’s doing, offer breaks and really put you at ease.  Lastly, the follow up is spot on too- the dr personally calls to check on you, and the staff helps keep your appointments organized.

Ryan H. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim really goes the extra mile for his patients.  I had a dental emergency and he called me back from his cell and met me at his office within the hour (even though he was already on his way home for the evening). Dr. Kim is very gentle and he is knowledgeable about current dental techniques. Dr. Kim is also kind to his staff, this says a lot about a person.  His staff are very helpful and responsive as well. Highly recommend!


Welcome to Ortega Cottage Dentistry the office of Dr. Michael Kim. Dr. Kim and the friendly staff at Ortega Cottage Dentistry are pleased to offer a wide range of dental and cosmetic services to patients of all ages. Our office provides a comfortable and relaxed environment that is perfect for the entire family. At Ortega Cottage Dentistry, Dr. Kim is devoted to providing the highest quality care with a warm, gentle touch. We specialize in General & Cosmetic Dentistry, and offer the newest technologies to ensure the best dental treatment for our patients. Our office is equipped with the latest technology and digital x-rays. We do all dental procedures, such as dental cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions and root canals, and are certified in Invisalign as well as Lumineers. Whether you are searching for a dentist to provide your regular cleanings and exams, a dentist to create a gorgeous smile, or a dentist for both, Dr. Kim's prestigious training and experience can achieve your goals. We invite you to visit our website, where you can find a full list of our services and request your next appointment. From everyone here at Ortega Cottage Dentistry we're eager to provide you with the finest dental care.