Meet Dr. Paul Kim, DDS
Dr. Paul Kim was born in South Korea and moved to the United States in 2004 where his family settled down in Northern Virginia.
He attended UVA for his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. He then continued on to attend VCU's School of Dentistry where he earned his DDS. Dr. Kim completed a residency at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, AL.
Dr. Kim was first drawn to dentistry as a child in Korea. Contrary to most people's experiences, he had a relatively traumatizing experience in the dental chair, which motivated him to be a dentist. He wanted to change people's view of dentistry and treat his patients with the utmost care, careful to ensure that all patients have a pleasant experience with him. While he still doesn't enjoy being on the receiving end of dental care, Dr. Kim enjoys being able to calm an anxious patient and successfully treat them. He wants to change patient's minds that have previously had a bad dental experience. He finds great joy seeing patients leave with a smile and return to see him again.
Dr. Kim describes himself as introverted, but social. He recharges best when he is alone. In his spare time, he enjoys board games, video games, escape rooms and movies. A fun fact about Dr. Kim is that in Korean, his given name - Dado - means "the art of drinking tea"