Dr. Hyemi Kim graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the USA. She also received her advanced training in prosthodontics certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Her residency and participation as a junior faculty in the dental implantology course gave her the knowledge in complex treatments such as full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry.
As a dental phobic patient herself, she truly understands the fear of dentistry. She believes in compassionate and gentle dentistry. She spends time to understand her patients’ needs and personalise a high-quality treatment to provide aesthetic and functional outcome.
When she is not creating smiles, she is exploring New Zealand and the rest of the world!
Kim graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2021 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral health.
Her dental interests include identifying any areas of concern, educating, and bringing awareness about a patient's oral health and treating it.
Kim's goal is to provide patient-centered care and give the best oral health care possible. She loves to have interactive discussions and find ways to promote and maintain good oral hygiene practices to prevent periodontal disease.
Outside of the practice, Kim likes to play tennis, go for long walks with her family and cooking.
Her favourite place is to be is at a swimming pool swimming. Something surprising about her is that she is very interested in singing.
Sarah is Waikanae’s Practice Manager. She loves a chat and you will often hear her laughing with patients. She hails from a background in Customer Service having worked in Administration and Office management roles since leaving High School.
Sarah takes pride in her Customer Service and strives to provide Waikanae’s Patients with a positive experience from beginning to end when they enter our Dental Practice. Her warm and bubbly personality comes in handy when she can see patients are nervous!
Sarah is also a mother of two young girls who keep her well and truly busy during her time when she is not working!