Diamond Bar, CA Periodontist Dr. Jin Kim Hosts West Coast Study Club Seminar Featuring Video by the Late Legendary Orthodontist Vincent Kokich Sr.

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Diamond Bar, CA periodontist and gum disease expert, Dr. Jin Kim, hosted a recent West Coast Study Club seminar on a case detailing malocclusion and missing teeth in a 38-year-old patient. This Caseflix case featured a video by the late legendary orthodontist Dr. Vincent Kokich Sr.

Dr. Jin Kim, Periodontist in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA

Dr. Jin Kim Hosts Southern California Study Club Detailing Malocclusion and Missing Teeth

When teeth are misaligned, this increases your risk of developing bacterial plaque, which can lead to various stages of gum disease.

Recently, Diamond Bar, CA periodontist and gum disease expert, Dr. Jin Kim, hosted a West Coast Study Club seminar on a Caseflix featuring a video recording by legendary orthodontist, the late Dr. Vincent Kokich Sr. The case detailed the interdisciplinary care of a 38-year-old woman with dental anxiety, missing teeth, and malocclusion (misaligned teeth) who was concerned about the crowding and irregularity of her maxillary and mandibular incisors.

The West Coast Study Club offers seminars and lectures on topics such as clinical periodontics, dental implants, and interdisciplinary clinical dentistry. Members of the study group receive benefits that range from enhancing dental knowledge to camaraderie and personal support from colleagues as shifting paradigms of care evolve. In 2019, the West Coast Study Club started a year-long continuum focused on perfecting "whole dentistry" – a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to dental care. This malocclusion seminar is part of their current year-long agenda.

Some degree of malocclusion affects an estimated 65 percent of American adults. “When teeth are misaligned, this increases your risk of developing bacterial plaque, which can lead to various stages of gum disease,” said Dr. Kim.

Early signs of gum disease include red or swollen gums and bleeding when brushing teeth or flossing. If left untreated, gum inflammation can worsen, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss. In addition, research shows a link between advanced periodontal disease and numerous health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Dr. Kim has extensive training in the treatment of gum disease and the use of advanced technologies including certification in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). This type of laser gum surgery provides a gentler gum disease treatment option than traditional osseous surgery, eliminating the need for scalpels or sutures. Dr. Kim leverages LANAP to effectively reduce bacteria, promote regeneration of healthy gum and bone, and restore the oral health of patients with gum disease at his Diamond Bar, CA and Garden Grove, CA practices.

LANAP is the only laser gum disease treatment that is FDA-approved and proven to promote gum tissue regeneration. The handheld laser enables a deep cleaning of periodontal pockets that have formed between a patient’s teeth and gums. Studies have shown that several months after LANAP treatment, most patients see a significant reduction in the depth of their periodontal pockets.

To begin the journey to a healthy smile, connect with periodontist Dr. Kim at the Diamond Bar, CA office by calling 909-347-6808, the West Garden Grove location by calling 714-898-8757, or by visiting the website at http://www.drjinkim.com for more information on gum disease treatment and dental implant solutions.

About the Periodontist

Dr. Jin Kim is a periodontist dedicated to providing personalized dental care in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Kim attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry before furthering his education with an advanced degree in pathology from the Medical School of the same University. Dr. Kim completed a periodontics and implant surgery residency at UCLA School of Dentistry and is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a past president of the Western Society of Periodontology and was also inducted to be a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists and earned Fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kim lectures and holds faculty positions at a number of universities including UCLA School of Dentistry and abroad. He has spoken at no less than 36 different countries across the globe as well as national and international academic and clinical associations and universities including the International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration. To learn more about Dr. Jin Kim and the services he offers, visit his website at http://www.drjinkim.com or call 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location to schedule an appointment.

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