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Dongkook D. Lim, DDS 

Pediatric Dentist Specialist


“Given my name is DK, it feels like I was always meant to be a pediatric dentist who fights tooth "decay"!  I take great pride in giving my best to deliver a personalized care to every child.  As your child's dentist, I promise to make sure all your concerns are heard, and for your child to have great experience. Feel free to talk to me about anything - I am a curious soul who enjoys all types of good food, fun, and sports. Go Hawks!”

Dr. Dongkook Lim, aka "Dr. DK" to all our patients, obtained his dentistry degree and pediatric dentistry specialty from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Southern California (USC) respectively.  In addition to dentistry, Dr. DK's curious nature has landed him in different parts of the world, providing him with invaluable experiences and newfound perspective. 

Prior to settling down in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, he spent part of his childhood in South Korea and the rest in the Midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, and Indiana. He has travelled in all the continents except for Australia. Amongst it, he spent time volunteering his time teaching and providing dental care in South America. Dr. DK is so thankful for his global experiences - not only for becoming fluent in Korean and conversational Spanish, but also for the humbling experiences that has allowed him to see matters in a different viewpoint.

During his pediatric specialty training in University of Southern California (Fight on!), Dr. DK worked at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he gained expertise in dental trauma management and dental treatments for the medically compromised children. He was especially involved in the study for providing dental care to children with Autism and focused his research on digital dental diagnosis.

 With his passion for pediatric dentistry and thirst for knowledge, Dr. DK is committed to lifelong learning to ensure he delivers the most up-to-date and best care possible. He is especially interested in airway functional dentistry, laser frenectomy, and mixed dentition orthodontics. 

During his free time, Dr. DK likes to spend time with his wife cooking, eating, and watching sports, though his very own athletic abilities are questionable (haha!) His lighthearted and fun nature blends in well with our practice philosophy and easily makes him a favorite with our patients and family.  

  • White Zirconia crowns (instead of silver stainless steel ones) available

  • Conservative treatment philosophy

  • Individualized treatment approach for each child

  • Evidence-based treatment

  • Specializes in children with autism, medically compromised, other special needs

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