Eugene Kim, DDS
One of dentistry’s most respected clinicians and educators, Dr. Kim is the founder and director of Pacific Implant Academy. His lectures, seminars and live implant surgery courses have made a huge impact on countless number of dentists.
Dr. Kim was a clinical instructor of the department of removal prosthodontics at the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Buena Park limited to implant surgery and prosthodontics.
Driven by a passion to see each dentist master the knowledge, skills and techniques of implant dentistry and prosthodontics, Dr. Kim’s contributions have been recognized by numerous associations and groups including the Pilipino Dental Society, Aesthetic Dental Institute and Contemporary Dental Institute.
Dr. Kim’s memberships include the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Dental Association. He is a current president of the Pacific Implant Academy.
Dr. Kim earned his dental degree in 1996, and a specialty certificate in advanced prosthodontics in 2004, both from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Dentistry.
Patricia Venezula, DDS
Dr. Patricia Valenzuela was born and raised in Columbia. Sh received her undergraduate and Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogota Columbia in 1989. Dr. Valenzuela graduated in the top 10% of her class and was invited to attend Loyola University Orthodontic Specialty training in Chicago for 3 months.
The externship at Loyola inspired her to return to the Universidad Javeriana for 3 years of Orthodontic Specialty training, where she received a Masters Degree (MS) in Orthodontics in 1995. She was also an associate professor for three years, teaching cephalometric diagnosis, part-time, at Universidad San Martin. After graduation from dental school, she began to practice and improve her skills until 1999 when she decided to move to California.
Dr. Valenzuale passed her California boards and was licensed to practice in California in 2002. Since orthodontics is not only her profession but also her passion, she is continuously furthering her knowledge of orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, TMJ treatments, lingual braces, TAD’s and Invisalign. She is a highly sought after professional because of her knowledge, precision, and compassion. Dr. Valenzuela’s expertise as a bilingual orthodontist makes her an invaluable member of our team.
Dr. Valenzuela enjoys spending times with her family and friends, especially her son Rodrigo. She also enjoys painting, reading and working out in her spare time.