Dr. Yoolim Kim moved to Colorado in 2015 from northwest suburb of Chicago. In 2001, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in general biology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2006 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Kim completed her 3 year surgical residency in periodontics and implant surgery. During her residency, Dr. Kim conducted research on dental extractions and bone grafting. Upon completion of her research, she defended her thesis and was awarded a Master of Science in Dental Research degree from St. Louis University.
Dr. Kim served as faculty in the department of periodontics at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine for 3 years. She has educated dentists and hygienists about periodontal medicine and implant therapy. Dr. Kim has also served as a faculty instructor in periodontics for the dental hygiene program at Parkland Community College. Currently, she is an assistant professor in surgical dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Her passion for knowledge and education is further reflected in her participation at several continuing education courses annually. She remains very active in the dental community through her humanitarian work as well.
Dr. Kim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She achieved her board certification in 2010. Dr. Kim maintains membership in several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental
Association, and Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists.
In her free time, she enjoys volunteering and has worked with Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM), Illinois Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile and the Jamaican Dental Mission Service. She also enjoys going to the movies, attending performing arts productions, traveling to visit family and friends, exploring Colorado and neighboring states, and exploring National Parks.