Dr. Eric N. Kim is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. However, he left the islands to pursue his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He worked as an engineer for several years before changing his career path into Dentistry. He attended Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in California. Upon graduation, Dr. Kim moved to the Northwest where he knew it was a perfect place to raise a family. Dr. Kim is married to his wife Sue and they have three adult children; Lindsey and Allison are in professional schools pursuing medicine and Speech Therapy and Randy is a college pre-dent student in TN. Dr. Kim finds joy in restoring vintage British cars, golfing, and exploring the great Northwest.
An Intraoral Camera is composed of a slim wand that is used to take pictures of problematic areas of the mouth. These difficult areas include rear molars and gums and can help detect even minor cracks or other issues. By detecting unseen problems early on, we can help save you from potentially painful and costly procedures in the future.
The wand is the size of a toothbrush. It consists of a tiny, high-quality camera that also lights up the problematic area of the mouth. Live footage from the camera can be watched on a computer screen, allowing our team to take diagnostic images that can also be viewed later.
Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT) is an advanced X-ray technology that produces detailed images of the bone around the teeth, enabling dentists to evaluate the mouth more comprehensively. It helps generate three-dimensional (3D) images of soft tissues, oral structures, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Pictures captured with cone beam CT allow for more accurate treatment planning.
Digital X-rays make use of advanced sensors rather than film, thus reducing your exposure to radiation by roughly ninety percent compared to traditional X-rays. They also provide much more precise and in-depth imagery. As soon as the digital images are captured, they appear on a computer screen and enable the doctors to detect everything from decay between teeth to tumors, abscesses, poor root positioning, and more. Another advantage of digital X-rays is that they can be stored easily, and the chances of losing or misplacing them are significantly less.