Sunshine Dental
Mark Kim, DDS:
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Sunshine Dental
Mark Kim, DDS
Torrance, CA













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


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

J. B. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent experience.  Dr. Mark Kim has a great “chairside” manner.  He explains dental options and procedures extremely well and makes you feel comfortable.   His staff went over the estimated bill and outlined what portion insurance pays vs patient out of pocket expenses so there wasn’t any surprise when it came time to pay the bill.   He also uses state of the art  X-ray diagnositic equipment, limiting radiation exposure that older equipment doesn’t allow.  For those needing after hours dental care or Saturday appointments, see Dr. Kim.  Saturday dental hours are hard to find.

Barbara T. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can not say anything bad about Dr Kim and his staff (Fabiola). Absolutely AMAZING!!!  Truly cares for his patients. My husband was in pain all night and needed a dentist on Saturday. I search the internet for a dentist and saw the great reviews Sunshine Dental had and wondered if they were true. I called his office and was amazed at the professionalism and personal touch I received. The dentist actually talked to me himself and took the time to verify my insurance information. He went step by step with my husband of what he was going to do. I had never been here before, but I guarantee you I will return. If you really hate going to the dentist (like my husband & I) I highly recommend Dr Kim.  AMAZING…AMAZING…AMAZING!

Brian W. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely HATE going to the dentist. I’ve had pushy dentists try to sell me on every little thing there is to be sold.  Insurance has always been an issue.  Never good news when visiting.  I was the type of person who was recommended to go every 2-3 months for a cleaning and I because of this, I hadn’t been to one in a few years – avoidance issues at this point.  How many cavities are they going to say I have this time?  Deep cleaning?  Probably.  Root canal?  Wouldn’t be surprised. That’s where Sunshine Dental comes in.  My wife had been here before and swears that Dr. Kim doesn’t seem to up-sell/ push for more work that need be done, just to get more money out of his patients.  And upon going here for my first checkup in 5000 years, I can confirm she was right! Dr. Kim was extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest and to the point.  He’s very understanding to certain situations and explains things easily.  He also breaks down how you can maximize your insurance (frequency of visits) to ensure that 1. You have a clear understanding of how the insurance will be utilized towards your visits and 2. How you can make the best financial decisions for yourself.  This is extremely appreciated coming from someone who is in the finance industry. His assistant Dee was also very friendly and thorough with the cleaning! I’m also a high risk person during the pandemic having asthma and I felt like the place was very clean/ safe.  All in all, I NEVER thought I’d use this word to describe a dental visit, but it was very pleasant.  I think I found my new dental home!

Yuki U. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Honestly don’t listen to any horrible reviews, clearly they’re just salty because something didn’t work out in their favor. Regardless, I hated the dentist since I was a little girl but now I don’t mind going at all. goes through the steps and makes sure I’m never in pain or uncomfortable. I’m a college student so he’s advised me the best plan for payments for my teeth. He’s super caring of his patients and now I have my parents going as well. He’s very honest and straight up. NO BS. I’ve been a patient for 5 years now and I will not be going anywhere else ever again. If you’re thinking about trying out a new dentist give this place a try.

Krizia P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a new dentist and found this place through Yelp. Based on all the reviews (yes, I read them all) I decided to give this place a call. Another reason I called this place was because they were on a list that accepted my insurance. I initially contacted another dentist, but the receptionist was VERY rude. Desiree is an angel! haha she answered my questions regarding insurance, how to become a patient and appoint-booking very professionally and politely. My interaction with her was one reason I decided to give this place a try. Location is in a small plaza (I passed the first entrance) with a fair amount of parking. I didn’t have a problem finding a spot. There is at least one spot reserved just for patients~ woo! First-time patients fill out some paperwork (2 pages fill, 2 pages sign). You’re also handed informational sheets. My appointment started with x-rays. Quick and painless. I like how the girl did a little run to go push the button. Other places just take their time and walk. Next was:  consultation=. recommendations (with explanations) explaining me what he can see from the x-rays (cavities, potential cavities, etc) noted all previous work on my teeth (it was like he was psychic! haha). had me hold a mirror to show me what he sees. made a list of things he’d like to have done to my teeth (and he prioritized them) teeth flossingcleaning Dr. Kim explained everything in detail! He also tolls me why he explains things– which I like. After this visit to Dr. Kim… now I’m wondering the heck my last dentist(s) we’re doing. it was like every visit I had a new cavity, but Dr. Kim noted ALL current cavities and potential cavities. He also stresses “no surprises” which I find very helpful. I honestly only wanted to come in for a cleaning and cavity fill (which actually needs to be root canal). But after my initial visit I do believe I have found my dentist! Update: had to be referred to a specialist and Desiree took care of everything from calling them to booking an appointment for me. I’ve been left to fend for myself before & this was great!

Evie M. from Compton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came to this dentist because my co-worker referred me and I am pretty happy about the first visit. I came in and got my x-rays taken right away. I was informed that I did not have any cavities but we could re-do two fillings to avoid it from cracking. I like the fact that Dr. Kim was very straight forward and honest on what needs to be worked on or hold off on. I like the professionalism of this office and I will be referring it to anybody that needs a dentist.

Olivia B. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went in because I had a wisdom tooth that was latterly killing me, all it took was one call and I had an appointment. The receptionist was polite and did not rush me off the phone. When I went in early they welcomed me and I filled out 2 forms, had a little issue with the insurance since I am not the primary holder. Had to call the insurance directly to get their verification number. But through all this I was happy to see smiling faces and a dentist who comes to the front desk and greets his patients. So they have pretty advance X-Ray machines which were easy! Just stand there and let this machine revolve around your head for 30 Sec and you’re done.  There was no wait time…the dentist came in introduced himself told me exactly what he was going to do and got to it. Dr. Kim gave me enough Novocain that I did not feel a thing. Through the whole thing he kept asking if I was ok, which was great cause it made me feel reassured that if I was in pain he would stop. Before I knew it I was done and on my way home. He gave me a pain med prescription for Vicodin which I was hoping would work for me but did not. I got home and about 2 hrs. Later the pain came and I was in bed thinking “Oh my god why!?” This was my first wisdom tooth extraction…and I have to say it was the worst pain of my life. I am feeling way better now but I am dreading going back for the other 3 that the dentist said should be removed. All in all I am in love with this Dental Office and even dragged my boyfriend in for his checkup. I will be going back in 6 months for my cleaning and I am sure it will be great service too!

Keli D. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow! Wow! Wow! I can honestly not say enough good things about this dental office. Dr. Kim and his assistant Dee were amazing!! I came in nervous(I hate dental offices) BUT both Dr. Kim and Dee were so knowledgeable and efficient that I will never go to another dental office. From the very beginning making an appointment with Dee she was so helpful and kind I knew this was a good place to get my teeth issues taken care of. When I came in for my appointment Dr Kim was taking his time to explain everything he was doing so I felt at ease. He answered any and all questions I had, and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout the whole process! Thank you both so much!!

Rebecca R. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a review overdue.  Again, Dr. Kim saved me from another sales pushing dentist, this time a very prominent endodondist in Torrance that Yelp misled me to go with the good reviews.  Over a year ago, I had suffered from ongoing pain in one tooth that had undergone root canal years ago.  The pain worried me because I wasn’t supposed to feel anything on that tooth.  After one week, the pain didn’t go away like I hoped and  it gave me problem chewing. It became unbearable to me so I came here to find and anedodonist since I knew that tooth was just not the ordinarily tooth for general dentist, it was a tooth that already had a root canal years ago.  The endodonist took x-ray of my tooth and told me I needed a root canal at $3000, because my previous root canal failed and my root was re-infected…. He told me I should get it done today or I could die…when I hesitated about the procedure.  He said if he were me, he wouldn’t leave the office at that moment. I left because my past experience with pushy dentists made me feel uncomfortable to rush into another procedure.  I went to Dr. Kim for a second opinion, he examined me and gave me an honest and unbiased opinion.  He said he didn’t see anything on the x-ray, no infection. He told me he honestly didn’t know why I experienced the pain I experienced on a tooth that supposedly shouldn’t feel anything.  He told me he would monitor my tooth, and in the meantime, I should wear mouth guard when I sleep because I was grinding my tooth. I followed his advice to wear mouth guard and my pain went away. He saved me from another unnecessarily procedure.  It was just not the money, but I my tooth avoided another unnecessary shaving of the root for a second root canal that will weaker the tooth structure and lead to eventual extraction in the long run. It really pained my heart to read other reviewers saying Dr. Kim as dishonest.  Again, insurance and charge had nothing to do with quality of care! I don’t have dental insurance, because I don’t care about shitty dental plans.

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


I went to Dr. Kim on the recommendation of a friend who raved about how good he was. It turned out to be an excellent recommendation. I first went for a check-up, X-rays, and a cleaning.  He discovered that I had a large cavity in a wisdom tooth and recommended it be removed as the opposing lower wisdom tooth had been removed. During the entire process Dr. Kim was great at ensuring that I was comfortable and was well informed of what was happening. I scheduled another appointment to have the tooth removed. It turns out the tooth was in very bad shape and it was a real challenge to remove it without shattering the tooth. As he was working on it he apprised me what was happening and that there was a possibility he might have to send me to a surgeon to get it out. He did such an excellent job of numbing the area that I felt absolutely no pain even though he had to really work hard to remove the tooth and through his tenacity he was able to remove it. I’m not a big Yelper but I am so impressed with his abilities and attitude that I wanted to share this with others so that they may take advantage of what a great dentist Dr. Kim is.

Erica S. from Harbor City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I Love this office and  Dr.  Kim. So far I have been there twice and I am truly happy with all the services I have received. Dr. Kim is completely honest with what you need and what I like the most he is not pushy at all. He always gives me options and or alternatives. His back office assistant is friendly and good at her job. I have already recommended people to him and they to are pleased with him. The business Hours are good, the prices are good, and overall the treatment and staff are good.

Nari V. from South Bay, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you’ve been reading one Yelp review after another, looking for the perfect dentist, STOP! I assure you that there is good reason for Dr. Kim and Sunshine Dental’s rave reviews. They’re true! My first visit went so well that even with half of my face numb from having a filling done, I was still grinning ear to ear out the door, albeit very lopsidedly. The entire staff is fantastic! Dr. Kim and his assistant Nicole (sp?) are the friendliest and most considerate dental duo one could hope to have. Never have I felt more at ease while in a dentist’s chair. There aren’t enough wonderful superlatives to describe his bedside manner. I find it really intimidating to have someone stare just inches away into my mouth and judge me based on the number of times I floss, but that never crossed my mind with Dr. Kim since he was so pleasant and positive. Dr. Kim talks you through each step in a very reassuring, educational, and calming way. He makes an effort to make you comfortable and even anticipates questions you might have, addressing them before you can think to ask them. As a result you feel completely in control and realize there is absolutely nothing to fear. He even went over all my treatment options and was sure to inform me of their cost before he started. No surprises, no fear!  I couldn’t finish my review without mentioning how easy it is to speak with the front office staff. Desiree makes sure to follow up with your insurance before confirming your appointment and is VERY patient. I had to call four times to schedule an appointment because of my own idiotic mistakes yet she was always pleasant and sweet on the phone. Thank you Desiree! I’m looking forward to my 6-month check-up!

Elaine L. from Palos Verdes Estates, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is a fantastic dentist. He has been my dentist for 2 years now. I went to see Dr. Kim because I had a filling that had gone bad. I had another dentist at another office check the filling and that dentist said my filling was fine. I knew it wasn’t because my tooth wasn’t feeling right and I had this foul taste in my mouth. I needed a second opinion so I called Dr. Kim’s office. Dr. Kim was able to squeeze me in the same day and looked at my filling. He was able to see that my filling had detached slightly from my tooth and food was getting trapped underneath it. Ewww!! Dr. Kim told me how much my insurance covered and explained exactly what he needed to do to fix my tooth. He even drew me some pictures to aid with explaining the procedure. I was very impressed with Dr. Kim’s care and immediately switched over to him for my dental care. Dr. Kim is very thorough with cleaning yet gentle so it doesn’t hurt too badly. He always makes sure you’re feeling comfortable throughout the process. Dr. Kim and his staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely see Dr. Kim if you are thinking about looking for another dentist.

Taisha T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thanks Yelpers for getting it right again! Best dentist I’ve been to in awhile. I moved away from the Torrance area to Westchester and I still drove 45 minutes in traffic just to see Dr.Kim and his staff. Amanda is so warm and cheerful at the front desk. Brenda, his dental assistant, is very kind and has a gentle touch doing xrays and cleaning. Dr. Kim is very fair and knowledgeable. There is a level of transparency here that I think more people in the medical field need to practice! He gives me all the options..ranging from prices, to level  of importance, to what’s deemed to be a “conservative approach” to “aggressive approach”. He’s very gentle and thorough, showing me exactly what he recommends and why. I appreciate his caring yet professional “bed-side” manner.. He definitely works for the benefit of the customer!

Ashley S. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Another 5 stars for Dr. Kim and his staff!! He’s the real deal ya’ll!! From the very beginning to not having to fill out 10 pages of paperwork (they ask u for your insurance info before u go in so u don’t have to wait so long). I waited about all of 2 minutes to start the scary process of X-rays. On the contrary, the dental assistant made me feel so relaxed and I could tell she tried to work as fast and efficient as possible to prevent me from having to do them over again. Once Dr. Kim came in and examining my teeth he explains in FULL detail what he’s doing and prob “dumbing” it down for me so I can understand exactly what’s going on. (He will even let u hold a mirror so he can show you what hes doing if u want) He also explains the difference of what he does compared to possible what other dentist might do based on your previous experiences. Thank u Dr. Kim and your wonderful staff for changing my views on going to see the scary dentist every 6 months. You will forever have a happy patient that will always be recommending your services to others.

Giselle A. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr Kim by my periodontist, Dr Farahmad. She referred me to him because I had two fillings that needed to be replace. She assured me that he does real good work and highly recommends him to her patients. All I can say is that I’m glad that I trust her because she was right. I read Dr Kim’s reviews and he does deserve more than 5 stars. His staff was very friendly. Dr Kim explains every step before and during the procedure. He makes you feel comfortable and if there’s any extra dental work that needs to be taken care of, he will tell you if it can wait or not. He’s office hours are perfect because he’s open on Saturdays, which mean I don’t have to take time off from work.

Gregory Betzen (Source: Google)


Dr. Mark really cares about his patients. The patient comes first, not the patient’s money in this office. He honest, gentle in performing dental work, and he is trustworthy. My spouse worked in their office for a time and all of these qualities remained constant. I have had my dental work done their and will continue to because of it. GOD Bless!

Ryan D. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


After moving to the area and looking for a new dentist for my regular cleaning and check-ups, I tried Sunshine Dental due to positive reviews. I found the reviews accurate.  Dr. Kim has a nice, new, small practice.  The ‘small’ is in no way a criticism.  It means more personal attention.  There was none of the condescension, impatience, or lack of discussion on additional proposed work that I’ve experienced in some more established dental practices. Dr. Kim was very approachable and forthcoming with explanations.  I will be returning.

Tessa B. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a Ex- Assistant of Dr. Kim and also a Patient. After years of working in the dental field and working for several different Dentist. He is a breath of fresh air. He is honest and has wonderful chair side manners. He takes his work seriously and will put in 110 % into it. He always putting his Patients first and never diagnose what is not necessary. Also he does beautiful work and is a joy to work for.  I had to leave his office due to a really rough pregnancy. He was extremely understanding and kind about it. I thank him because most employers would treat you like dirt. I am now a stay at home mom and my family and I will continue to go to his office because he is a genital and I know he will do good work on us.  It is extremely hard to come across a honest and good dentist that has  such beautiful work.  Take my word for it, you will not be disappointed.

Adri V. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today was my second visit with Dr. Kim, and I regret not yelping after my first visit.  Dr. Kim is truly the best dentist I’ve ever been to. He treated me with such care and provided great detail when it came to my teeth.  It feels good to have a dentist that is transparent in providing his suggestions with facts to back them up.  He answered all questions and concerns and showed that he valued me as a patient.  The staff and receptionist were just as welcoming and attentive.  I am so glad I’ve found such a great place!

Alexandra S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the only dentist that I go to and I don’t feel like I’m at a dentist – does that make sense? Before I went to Sunshine Dental, I was literally afraid of going to the dentist because 1) they’re shoving lots of painful tools in your mouth 2) they don’t tell you why they’re shoving those painful tools in your mouth and 3) they’re putting tools in your mouth and touching things like the overhead lamp, their pockets, sink faucets (germs. ew.) I can’t emphasize how far Dr. Kim is from any of this. He is not only a really sweet and easygoing person but he actually patiently explains what’s going on with the treatment, why he’s doing what he’s doing, and what you can do to maintain healthy teeth! The office itself is very clean and tidy and you’re in and out in no time with minimal wait-time. Go see Dr. Kim! You can tell he really cares about the health of your teeth/gums and they always give you a little goody bag of floss/toothbrush when you check out!

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


I usually only write negative because I hold my opinions to a very high standard. But holy talito, Dr. Kim is the most reasonable, honest, helpful dentist I’ve ever visited in my life. He gives advice like a trustworthy friend, and talks to you in such a soothing and respectful tone. He’s knowledgable, won’t lie to you, and he cleans your teeth, without making you feel super guilty or upcharging you. His staff is also very friendly. They really give you their time & day. I highly recommend Sunshine Dental. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Kim

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


Dr. Kim is by far the most wonderful dentist I have ever been to! I I am petrified of Dentists because I had a really bad experience in the past and just haven’t been in a long time because of it.  When I got there, his staff was so sweet and warm, and very patient and helpful.  Dr. Kim is a very compassionate dentist, who really cares about his patients and he went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and understood everything that he was doing.  He has the best “bedside manners” that I have ever seen, and you can tell he really cares about  making sure that his patients are knowledgeable and educated.  I absolutely love him, and will never go to another dentist.  My husband went as well and he had major things wrong with his mouth, and Dr. Kim was very caring and made sure that my husband understood everything that was going on and felt comfortable. So many Dentists are about just making the money and not really caring about the job that they do, but Dr. Kim doesn’t try to push procedures on you that you really don’t need, just to get the money.  If it’s something that he feels he can’t do, like save a tooth or something, he will explain why and also show you exactly what he is looking at and why he came to that conclusion. I was so afraid and dreaded going to dentist but now all my fears have subsided, because I have found the greatest Dentist in the world.  If you are looking for a well educated, extremely patient, compassionate and caring Dentist, than Dr. Kim is the guy for you and Sunshine Dental is the place to go.  I HIGHLY recommend them and am going to tell everyone just how wonderful of a Dentist Dr. Kim is!

Ashley M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found this place because of all the great yelp reviews and let me say that they are spot on! Dr. Kim is seriously the best dentist I have ever been to. He explains everything super thoroughly and constantly checks in with you to make sure you are doing ok while he is working on you. I also love that on Tuesdays and Thursdays they are open late (SO nice to not have to worry about going during the work day!) I highly recommend this place.

Victoria C. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Adding to the other happy patients who had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kim and his staff.  I would note that I am pregnant, and in my 2nd trimester, and I felt comfortable with Dr. Kim’s treatment the whole way.  I went to see him after moving from NY and needed a lot of care including 1 root canal and 4 fillings.  He took his time explaining his recommendations, special things to note for the pregnancy (e.g. minimal xrays), answered my many questions, and even allowed me to see some of the work along the way with a hand mirror.  Each tooth he worked on is comfortable, and I have high hopes that they will continue to be.  Jen at the front desk is lovely to schedule with and the dental hygienist (Deanna?) was sweet and knowledgeable as well.  Good teamwork and vibes in the office.  Overall a great experience, and I have recommended the office to all my family members.

Wing C. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to go to Dental Associates of Torrance for years but I was getting tired after they made me wait for HOURS even though they didn’t seem to be busy plus I think they’re a little hard sell so I decided to take the jump and look for another dentist. At first, I never thought about going to a small practice, just my personal preference. I found Sunshine Dental from Yelp. Everyone seems to give a very good rating so I decided to give it a try. Dr Kim and his staff are very professional. I went to a different dentist that had a similar name first time. Dr Kim and his staff waited for me and were very patience! Dr Kim was never at any point trying to upsell any additional or unnecessary procedure(s). Indeed, Dr Kim would recommend the least invasive and least costly for his clients!

Peter L. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Saw the great reviews and decided to get my cleaning done here at Sunshine Dental and it was a great decision. Dr. Kim and his staff are very friendly and although I don’t like visiting the dentist, I felt very comfortable throughout the whole experience. While changing my filing, Dr. Kim was very thorough in explaining everything he was doing and continuously checked on me to make sure I wasn’t in any pain. I highly recommend getting any dental procedure or cleaning done at Sunshine Dental. Its no fluke why Sunshine Dental has all of these great reviews, they do a great job and I highly recommend choosing this place for your dental work.

Elissa S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate going to the dentist. Not because I’m scared of cavities, but because my childhood dentist has scarred me for life. Every time I’d go in for a cleaning, he’d end up poking/stabbing me in the cheek with a tool and I’d hear “OOPS” as I bled. EVERY time. But not at this place. Dr. Kim did not make me bleed. He did not say “oops”. Instead he was very helpful in explaining what he was doing and answered any questions that I had with easy to understand explanations. I left with clean teeth and no bleeding cheeks. It was great. If you don’t like dentist, I highly suggest you try Sunshine Dental

Ashley C. from Burbank, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is a phenomenal dentist who truly cares about his patients and their dental hygiene. I had an annual cleaning and a small cavity filled and have never been made to feel so comfortable and assured that I was receiving excellent care. Dr. Kim performed my entire cleaning (which I consider rare, I typically have hygienists doing majority of the work). He walks you through everything he does which not only provides comfort, but it’s very informative from a patients perspective. My husband, who also had an annual cleaning and a chip in his tooth fixed, had nothing but positive things to say about his experience as well. Excellent dentist, and friendly staff! So happy to have found Dr. Kim!

Alanna M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is a wonderful dentist. I came in today after searching through several dentist pages on Yelp. The receptionist at Sunshine Dental was the most helpful out all the places I called so I decided to pick this place. There was no wait, the office was very clean, and the paperwork was minimal and took a second to fill out. Dr. Kim saw me right away and I felt like he and I were on the same page with what would be the best option for my teeth. Throughout the procedure he asked me if I was ok, and gave me a mirror to look at several times. He was very informative, precise, and didn’t charge me for additional work he did. You could tell he is passionate and very knowledgable about his work. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend.

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


The staff at sunshine dental is amazing!! these people rule. I remember the first time I ever stepped foot in there, I came in with an unbearable tooth ache, and dr. Kim was able to fix me right up, unfortunately that tooth had to go. I have always been scared of the dentist but going to sunshine dental I have been able to come in worry free. first couple visits I would have to listen to my iPod so I didn’t have to hear the drilling or anything but now I go in headphones free haha. dr Kim is one hell of a dentist! he makes sure you feel no pain and explains to you step by step what he is doing. I highly recommend this place to everyone, especially for the people who have a phobia of going to the dentist like me, fortunately for me I have been able to get rid of my phobia thanks to dr. Kim and his staff.

Christina S. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


My boyfriend-at-the-time-and-now-husband referred me to Sunshine Dental when some of my old, crappy fillings started coming out and needed to be replaced. So glad I went along with his recommendation! Dr. Kim is probably the best dentist I’ve ever gone to, and his staff are always very friendly and professional as well. I really like that Dr. Kim takes the time to explain a lot of what he’s doing and why, and also that he checks in often to make sure I’m doing okay; it really puts me at ease. He also strikes a nice balance between working very quickly, yet taking time to make sure certain aspects of the job are just right (checking my bite several times after fixing a filling to make sure everything matches up). On top of that, he’s incredibly gentle; I’ve never felt even the slightest sting from the anesthesia needle. Another thing I really appreciate about him: he’s considerate of my unique situation. I’m a cancer patient, so he’s very careful when it comes to things like how X-rays might affect my radiation or chemotherapy treatment, or (when I needed to have a tooth extracted) what would be the best way to avoid the nasty osteonecrosis side effect that one of my medications is apparently capable of causing. Really scary stuff, and I’m very thankful he takes the time to research things like that so thoroughly.

Robyn D. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


I met Dr Kim yesterday for the first time and had a very pleasant experience.   My insurance provided the referral. I had x-rays, exam and cleaning.  I found Dr Kim and staff polite, consultative and gentle.  I was in and out in 90 minutes and left feeling it was the least traumatic dental visit I have had in my lifetime. I’ve been to a handful of other local dentists which always seem focused on all the things that could be improved or replaced and upgraded. In some cases hard sell tactics and comments that always left me feeling bad about my dental hygiene in general.  Dr. Kim had a good, kind way of explaining options to maintain long term dental health. I would recommend this no nonsense dental office to anyone who would enjoy a non stressful consultation. I will be moving my entire family to his practice.  Life is stressful enough; a visit to the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience.  Thank you Dr. Kim and staff.

Christie N. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I didn’t think I would ever say that I loved my dentist but here I sit, typing it on yelp. I am a nervous patient. I have big time anxiety before and during just about any procedure that might involve pain of any kind. Dr. Kim and his staff are so welcoming though, and so over the top friendly, I don’t dread going to the dentist like I used to. Dr. Kim goes over everything he is doing with you, from a simple cleaning right up to drilling out cavities and leaves you with the feeling that not only does he know what he is doing, he cares how you feel about it. I have never in my 43 years been so aware of what was going on in my mouth. Dr. Kim takes photographs of your teeth – real photos, not just x-rays which are also amazing by the way.  They are both taken digitally and pop up on a computer screen immediately – and he explains what he sees and why he believes as he does in a very understandable way. All procedures are explained as they are happening (I love this, sitting there in silence wondering WTH is happening is terrifying and the talking is a great distraction, not to mention informative) and if there is any unforeseen problem (larger cavity than expected, etc.) it is brought to attention right away. The worst part of sitting in the dentist chair for me is feeling completely out of control. Knowing what is happening is a great help. The office is small and cozy, the staff is fantastic and caring. His hours can’t be beat. Who can get a dentist appointment after 5PM? Dr. Kim’s patients, that’s who! Beyond awesome for working people who have a hard time getting out of the office during business hours. I can’t say anything negative about him, his staff, his office… He even takes Care Credit for procedures which might be more costly than I can afford all at one time. I definitely hit the jackpot with Dr. Kim!

Sarah C. from Palos Verdes Estates, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start by saying I hate going to the dentist and I don’t go until I absolutely have to.  I must say after my experiences here through the years that I am becoming less afraid of going to the dentist.  First, I appreciate that Dr Kim, though he is an experienced dentist takes the time to do his patients cleanings. Most dentists don’t do cleanings because they think they are above doing them, and they’re typically done by someone else-not dr kim!  He is a kind, gentle, patient-focused, thorough dentist who explains every step of his process.  I have been to numerous dental offices with shinier, newer equipment/facilities with higher pricing and have not received the highest level of care as I have here. The office itself isn’t huge, but don’t let that deter you. The dental hygienists and office staff are very nice and efficient, too. I highly recommend them.


Dr. Kim started Sunshine Dental in March of 2011. He worked as an associate at two private practices since 2005. Dr. Mark Kim attended the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Kim is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Kim's approach to dental treatment is based on preventative, conservative, and established principles that take both the patient's well-being and aesthetic desires into consideration.