Sue Kim, DDS, MS
I feel extremely privileged to have become an orthodontist because I love every aspect of what I do! Every case is unique and I love the critical thinking and creativity that are involved in constructing the most personalized treatment plan for my patients. Most importantly, I value connecting with my patients and forming long-term relationships with them as I transform their smiles.
I always knew I wanted to give back by working in the healthcare field. I chose dentistry because I wanted to help people directly in a hands-on manner and I also love working in a team environment. I attended UC Berkeley for my Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology. My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was earned at UCLA School of Dentistry, and my Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics was completed at Loma Linda University.
I firmly believe that participating in continuing education is essential in becoming an outstanding clinician. Dentistry and orthodontics have significantly changed in the recent years and continues to change drastically. Constantly learning the advances and staying on top of the latest research in my field allow me to discover new ways to effectively serve my patients’ needs and ensure me to provide the best care.
I have lived in Glendale, California, for almost my entire life. I currently live with my dog, Sophie, who enjoys long walks and playing outside. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends, doing Pilates, playing tennis, and trying new restaurants.
I think that it is very important to give back to the community. There is always need in the community and to be able to give back (whether it is on a small or large scale) not only humbles me a lot but also teaches me a lot about who I want to become in the future. The gratification I feel after providing service to those in need is indeed immeasurable and something I long to do because nothing can make me feel the same way.