Our Team

Providing Quality, Compassionate Dental & Orthodontic Care

Our Team Is Driven By Our Community

Dr. Liz founded Dublin Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics with the goal of creating an office where children of all ages can receive high quality oral health care. Dr. Liz is inspired by the relationships she forms with her patients and their families. She loves working with kids because of their honesty, creativity and potential.  As a mom herself, she can better understand and relate to other parents as well.

At Dublin Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, you can count on a team committed to providing exceptional care. Dr. Liz and her team are passionate about starting healthy oral habits young, so children can grow to thrive and feel confident in their smile. The DublinPDO Team looks forward to serving and building relationships with families in the Tri-Valley community. Our office is excited to provide the unique convenience of dental and orthodontic care in one setting under the continuous care of one doctor!

A Full Time Mom & Doctor Who Understands!

Get To Know Dr. Liz

Dr. Elizabeth Jihyun Kim grew up around the world – in Seoul, Singapore and Seattle. Her combined interests in art and science as well as a love of working with people brought her to dentistry. She intentionally pursued a dual specialization in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics because it was her dream to offer comprehensive care including dental and orthodontic treatment for children and teenagers under one roof.

Dr. Liz received her B.S. in cell molecular biology and her D.D.S. from the University of Washington, and graduated with OKU honors. She received her M.S. and completed her three-year orthodontic training at Columbia University and her three-year pediatric dentistry training at UCSF and obtained dual-board certifications in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from the American Board of Orthodontics and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, respectively. Dr. Liz maintains her Basic and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certifications and Oral Conscious Sedation Certificate. She is also an active member of the following organizations: 

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Southern Alameda Dental Society
  • Korean American Dental Association

Outside the office, Dr. Liz enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and two boys, Nathan and Nicky. Weekends are always packed with kids' sports and family activities! Dr. Liz enjoys movie nights, going to the museums, and rooting for the Warriors with her family. Dr. Liz has a love of art and enjoys reflecting on that in the way she designed the DublinPDO office.

Dr. Liz Photo

We Care For Your Little Ones As We Would Our Own