By Roy Nelson
Once upon a time, in the bustling city of Las Vegas, there lived a remarkable dentist named Dr. Steve Kim. Dr. Kim was not your ordinary dentist; he had a special talent for oral surgery and creating beautiful smiles, but he caters to the stars of Hollywood, so he named his practice Hollywood Smile Dental, and is renowned for its exceptional care and the dazzling smiles he creates for his clients. His dental practice, known for its state-of-the-art technology and exceptional care, was highly sought after by patients seeking the highest quality dentistry.
The story of Dr. Steve Kim’s journey to becoming a renowned oral surgeon to the stars is an inspiring tale of perseverance and dedication begun with his passion for science. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the prestigious University of Wisconsin-Madison. Driven by his desire to make a difference in people’s lives, he pursued a career in dentistry.
At the age of 24, Dr. Kim completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his time at Tufts, he excelled in his studies and developed a keen interest in oral surgery. Recognizing his talent and dedication, Dr. Kim was selected to complete a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Tufts University, where he received extensive training in oral surgery.
It was during his residency training that Dr. Kim honed his skills and gained invaluable experience in performing complex oral surgeries. His passion for oral surgery grew, and he became known for his expertise in the field. Currently, Dr. Kim practices oral surgery at ten different offices in Texas, in addition to his practice in Nevada. With over 30,000 oral surgery cases under his belt, he has become a trusted name in the field. Patients from far and wide seek his expertise, knowing they will receive the highest quality dentistry.
Dr. Kim’s commitment to excellence is evident in his dedication to staying at the forefront of dental advancements. His state-of-the-art dental office is equipped with the latest technologies, including diode soft tissue lasers, 3D CBCT scanners, intraoral cameras, and IV sedation equipment. Dr. Kim equipped his practice with state-of-the-art technology and surrounded himself with a team of highly skilled professionals. These tools allow him to provide precise diagnoses and deliver optimal treatment outcomes.
Outside of his professional life, Dr. Kim leads an active lifestyle. He is an avid fight fan and movie buff which led him to be Las Vegas’s Hollywood’s dentist to the stars. Dr. Kim also enjoys practicing martial arts, this is where I was introduced to him. I was impressed by his martial arts skills which not only keeps him physically fit but also sharpens his focus and discipline. In his leisure time, he loves to travel and explore new cultures, finding inspiration in the diversity of the world.
Word of Dr. Kim’s expertise and gentle approach quickly spread throughout the city, attracting not only local residents but also famous athletes and celebrities. His reputation for creating stunning smiles and providing personalized care made him a sought-after dentist in the entertainment industry.
One of Dr. Kim’s most notable clients is the legendary, former UFC champion Randy Couture. He got his teeth knocked out in 2011 by Lyoto Machida with a front kick. Randy is now known for his flawless smile, in his movies. Couture has credited Dr. Kim for his dental work when he is in Vegas. Dr. Kim’s attention to detail and commitment to perfection ensured that Couture’s smile was as impressive as his wrestling skills.
In addition to working with celebrity athletes, Dr. Kim has also had the privilege of treating numerous celebrities. His client list includes actors, musicians, and even some the funnest people in the world. From teeth whitening to full smile makeovers, Dr. Kim’s expertise has transformed the smiles of many famous faces.
Dr. Kim’s success in working with famous athletes and celebrities can be attributed to his unique approach to dentistry. He understands that each patient is unique and requires personalized care. Dr. Kim takes the time to listen to his patients’ concerns and goals, ensuring that their dental treatment aligns with their desires.
Furthermore, Dr. Kim’s dedication to his craft and commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements has allowed him to offer the latest techniques and technologies to his patients. He regularly attends conferences and workshops, constantly expanding his knowledge and skills in cosmetic dentistry.
Outside of his professional life, Dr. Kim is a devoted family man. He cherishes spending time with his wife and children, and they often enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Nevada together. Dr. Kim’s love for his family fuels his passion for dentistry, as he understands the impact a beautiful smile can have on one’s overall well-being.
Dr. Steve Kim’s journey from a dreamer to an oral surgeon to the stars is a testament to his perseverance and dedication. Through his exceptional skills and personalized care, Dr. Kim has earned the trust and admiration of famous fighters, athletes, and celebrities alike. His commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of care. Dr. Kim’s story serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us that with passion and determination, dreams can become a reality while achieving greatness in our chosen fields.
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About the Author: Roy “Big Country” Nelson is a Las Vegas native and is a former 4x MMA Champion, UFC TUF Champion, Renzo Gracie Blackbelt, who now is partnered with Choice Life Care and their ambassador program.
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