Smile Aurora Dental was born as a culmination of my past experiences in the dental field.
During the last 10 years of practicing dentistry, I worked in a variety of clinical offices with each one having a different practice module. For example, my first office was overly aesthetically driven (think veneers left and right!). Another office focused more on maximizing profit; I was constantly pressured to overproduce. My third office was great until I witnessed the owner submitting questionable insurance claims —I quit very soon after that. I even tried out corporate (chain) dentistry and found myself exhausted with the number of patients that were jammed into my schedule each day.
In short, I was dissatisfied with my life as a dentist, and decided enough was enough; I commenced my journey to find my dental niche. In the fall of 2016, I moved out to Colorado and created Smile Aurora Dental.
Smile Aurora Dental is founded on the following three principles: transparency, patient-focused, and quality-driven. We place emphasis on preventative care and saving what nature has gifted you. Meaning, we don't overprescribe treatment. We don’t push you, nor do we rush you. Your dental well-being is our top priority and the journey to how you get there is uniquely yours.
This is my niche.
Dr. Hana Kim
DR. HANA KIM
Affiliations & Certifications
Dr. Hana Kim has lived a nomadic life since her birth, in Yokosuka, Japan. Coming from a military family, she subsequently spent her formative years living in Korea before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue her undergraduate degree in Psychological Biology at UCLA. She then obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California.
Upon graduation, Dr. Kim served in the United States Army as a dental officer. After her service, she moved back to Los Angeles. In 2016, Dr. Kim moved to Colorado and opened Smile Aurora Dental.
Dr. Kim is a member of the Metro Denver Dental Society and is actively involved in the community outreach committee. Every year, Dr. Kim participates in numerous dental outreach missions both locally and internationally. Her most recent mission trip was to Cambodia!
Dr. Kim is married to her husband Seung. They are the proud parents to a maltese poodle mix named Bella (aka Smile Aurora Dental's official "Smile Maker") and Toto, a diluted tabby calico mix feline.
"Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."
- Henry Ford
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ALL IN THE DETAILS
Did you know? All creative aspects of Smile Aurora Dental (logo, business cards, patient bags, website) were personally designed by Dr. Kim.
Smile Aurora Dental is located where Denver meets Aurora, just north of the Cherry Creek State Park. We are conveniently located near the I-225 and northbound Parker Rd Exit, where you will find S Peoria St. We are minutes away from SE Denver, DTC, and most of Aurora, as well as a short walking distance from the RTD Light Rail (Nine Mile Station).