John Kim, DMD, MS, PA

Periodontist in Rocky Mount, NC

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John Kim DMD, MS, PA-Periodontist in Rocky Mount NC

Dr. John Kim began his education by receiving his undergraduate degree with honors in Biology from the University of Virginia in 1999. He earned his D.M.D. degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2003. In 2006, Dr. Kim earned his Masters of Science in Periodontology as well as his Certificate of Advanced Study in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kim’s three year residency emphasized dental implants, bone grafting, gum grafting, periodontal regeneration, sinus grafting and cosmetic surgery. The UNC School of Dentistry has awarded him the Elsie & Baxter Sapp Fellowship and also nominated him as a candidate for the Kramer Award for Excellence in Periodontics. During his studies and training in dental school, Dr. Kim was actively involved in research. At Harvard, his research focused on implant survival and risk factors. At the UNC School of Dentistry, he collaborated with the late Dr. Stephen Offenbacher and Dr. David Paquette on the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease. In 2007, he became board-certified and was awarded Diplomate status after being examined by a panel of internationally respected peers.

Dr. Kim actively participates in a wide range of training activities both nationally and internationally, including conducting hands-on courses and delivering lectures at conferences, seminars, and webinars.  He is known as an expert on guided bone regeneration, implant therapy, and soft tissue grafting.    

When not in the office, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Dr. Heather Kim since 2006. They have 2 boys and 1 Japanese Spitz. Dr. Kim’s hobbies include exercising, traveling, following sports, and playing poker. Growing up in Virginia, he is an avid Washington pro football fan as he has not missed watching a single game in 35+ years!

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Dr. Kim & Dr. Arrington are experts in the field of periodontics. Visit their Instagram to browse the types of procedures they perform, and the results they obtain. Content Warning: the Instagram page contains post-operative dental surgery pictures, please proceed cautiously.

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Memberships and Organizations:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • ITI, International Team for Implantology
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Society of Periodontists
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Fifth District Dental Society
  • Nash Edgecomb Halifax Dental Society
  • Piedmont Periodontics Study Club
  • Eastern Carolina Periodontal Study Club

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Call us: 252-446-0400