Savannah J. KiM, dds, ms, inc.
About Our Practice
Our office is designed to provide an environment where our patients and their families have positive and informative dental experiences.
We encourage our patients and parents to become active participants in their oral health by educating them of the importance of preventive dentistry and providing anticipatory guidance.
We are confident that our caring and patient-centered approach and attitude will help remove the anxiety that is often associated with dentistry. Caring for infants, children and young adults is our true passion.
Dr. Kim offers the newest technology in dentistry which enables her to provide the highest quality of dentistry in the most optimally comfortable environment. Digital radiography and computerization are some of the many pluses that illustrate her commitment to staying current in the advancing age of technology. She also is environmentally conscious with the materials that we use in the office. We are a near paperless office. Our patient charting is performed on a software program, and we send reminders and confirmations to patients via email or text message. We also pre-appoint all of our patients for their recare appointments to avoid the use of postcard reminders. We prefer the use of composite resin (tooth-colored) materials for most restorations as opposed to amalgam (mercury-containing) fillings. Our preferences not only reflect the aesthetic aspect of our dentistry, but also the long lasting quality and the health advantage of a non-mercury product as well as the ability to prevent or reduce re-decay of the restored tooth. Dr. Kim has also acquired relationships with specialists in the field of general anesthesia and oral surgery, in order to provide the best team approach in the event that your child needs such options.
About Our Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Savannah J. Kim received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City. She completed an additional 3 years of training in pediatric dentistry and received her certificate and a master’s degree at University of California, San Francisco. She started her private practice in 2008.
Message from Our Pediatric Dentist
We hope that you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to serving you in the best way we know how. Thank you for choosing our practice and please know that we will always strive to provide you with the best possible care in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. Please never hesitate to ask any questions. All of our trusted team members are dedicated to making sure that you feel right at home in our office. We realize that you are entrusting us in one of the most precious parts of your life, your child.
As both a specialist in pediatric dentistry and a devoted parent of three daughters, it is extremely important for me to make sure that my patients and their parents have a positive and informative dental experience. My team members and I are here to provide your children with the gentle care that they deserve as if they were our own.
Dr. Savannah Kim
FIRST DENTAL VISIT
When should I bring my children to the dentist first? Many pediatricians, general or family dentists, and parents ask us this question very frequently. The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child's 1st dental visit should occur no later than 6 months after the eruption of their 1st tooth or their first birthday.
We strongly believe in this recommendation because we have seen too many cavities in too many children who come to us for their first dental visits at the age 2 or 3. It can be problematic when a child’s first dental experience is an emergency visit.
We recommend that all parents or guardians come to their baby’s first visit.
We want to partner with you in ensuring your baby has all the best advantages against dental caries, which is the most common chronic disease in children in our country.
WHY TREAT BABY TEETH?
Primary (baby) teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development and add to an attractive appearance. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly and smile confidently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth and guide them into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, infections, and can spread to the permanent teeth. Also, your child's general health can be affected if diseased baby teeth aren't treated. Please remember that some primary molars are not replaced until age 10-14.
We accept all 'open' dental insurance plans that allow you to go to an office of your choice. Examples of open plans are traditional indemnity dental insurance and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO).
However, it is ultimately the patient's responsibility to know how his or her specific dental plan is designed including its limitations and deductibles so that the patient can be prepared to pay his or her share or patient portion
on the day services are rendered.
We will be happy to assist you in gathering benefit information and will gladly submit your dental insurance claims at the time of service as a courtesy.
WHY PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
Has your child ever begged you not to leave the dentist? Impossible, you say? Not at our office. Dr. Kim and her team members love children and are specially trained to put them at ease. Our team members have a special love for both children and dentistry, helping to put your child at ease in a caring, fun and safe environment during their dental care. We will help teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth; but just as importantly, they will learn that going to the dentist can be fun.
When you seek pediatric dental care for your child, you are making a wise decision. Only 3-4% of dentists in California are pediatric dentists that received additional specialty training in pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentists are specially and uniquely qualified to care for and protect your child’s oral health in the same manner that pediatricians are trained to meet your child’s medical needs. Dr. Kim received an additional 3 years of training at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in addition to 4 years of dental education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and 4 years of college study.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation can help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety and/or discomfort associated with dental treatment. Our sedation goal is light and is not to “put a child to sleep." Your child will be responsive and awake at all times.
For some patients, general anestheia may be a better option than oral conscious sedation. We work with several anesthesiologists that will come to our office and help your child by using the highest quality equipment in a precise, safe manner to ensure that your child receives essential dental treatment in a timely manner.
We accept cash, checks, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Zelle, and Venmo.
We are able to offer payment plans
only for our longtime patients.
Please refer to Make Payment if you want to make your payment.
Years of Experience
"I was overly pleased with our visit last week. I thought you were awesome, it was great to hear you talk everything thru with both him and me, and when I heard twinkle star being sung, I knew you were the dentist for us! Thank you so much and we are excited about your office!"
"I would just like to say what a wonderful dentist Dr Kim is. She is kind and caring. My son who is not the world’s best at sitting still and has a lot of questions is more than happy to visit and have treatment from her. She is so good; in fact, we have followed her from a previous practice. She is full of useful information and is so, so patient with him. I cannot recommend her strongly enough. Her staff are most helpful as well as being very efficient."
"We were very happy with the new dentist Dr. Kim. Not only was she was very kid- friendly, she was also parent-friendly. I liked that she allowed me into the room with the kids to show me what was going on with my kids' teeth. She also had an almost saintly patience with my rambunctious 4-year-old. It’s probably because she has a 3-year old herself."
To Our Valued New Patients:
Please download, print, and fill out the new patient forms below.
After you have completed the forms, please email, fax or text them to us
at least 24 hours prior to your first visit to our office.
Having the completed forms in advance will help us prepare better for your visit.
Additionally, you must fill out and submit online:
(1) Financial Policy and Credit Card Authorization
(2) Patient Advisory and Acknowledgment
(3) Agreement to Receive Electronic Communication
(4) Teledentistry Consent and Notice
(Please scroll down.)
as these are part of our practice's "new norm"
that will help us keep our patients and team members safe and healthy.
Fax: (650) 365-2690
Text: (408) 744-6663
New Patient Forms
Please fill out and submit the patient forms below.
The Financial Policy and Credit Card Authorization must be filled out if you have never filled it out before or if your credit card information changed since you filled it out last.
The Patient Advisory and Acknowledgment must be filled out before EACH VISIT.
Agreement to Receive Electronic Communication must be filled out if you have never filled it out before.
Teledentistry Consent and Notice must be filled out if you have never filled it out before.
The Patient Update must be filled out if you have never filled it out before or have not filled it out within the last 6 months.
2130 Ralston Ave. Ste. 1B, Belmont, CA 94002
1298 Kifer Rd. Ste. 502, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
51 Renato Ct. Ste. B, Redwood City, CA 94061
Monday – Friday
By Appointment Only
(1) Fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form
(Please click here.)
text us at (408) 744-6663
your name, credit card number, expiration date, and 3-digit code
or leave us a voicemail at (650) 591-4408.
(2) Venmo us @savannahkim
text us at (408) 744-6663
the patient's name and the amount sent.
(3) Zelle us @email@example.com
text us at (408) 744-6663
the patient's name and the amount sent.
(4) Mail a check to: Savannah Kim
@ 2130 Ralston Ave. Ste. 1B,
Belmont, CA 94002
put the patient's name on the memo section.
(For longtime patients only)