Our Dental Staff

Your Dentist in Apple Valley serving Lucerne Valley, CA patients

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

  • Samuel Kim
    Apple Valley Dentist serving Lucerne Valley & Helendale

    Experience and Knowledge

    Dr. Samuel Kim attended University of California, Irvine for his undergraduate degree.Afterwards, Dr. Kim graduated from University of California at Los Angeles ( UCLA ) School of Dentistry.

    He currently lives in the high desert with his wife. He enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

    Dr. Kim takes pride in providing the best dental care possible to his patients in Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley using the latest advancements in dental technologies and techniques.

    Dr. Kim received his Fellowship from International Congress of Oral Implantologist. ( ICOI )

    Dr. Kim is acurrent member of the following societies:

    American Dental Association ( www.ada.org )
    California Dental Association
    Tri-county Dental Society
    International Congress of Oral Implantology

  • Dr.
    Donald Chang

    UCLA, B.S.
    UCLA School of Public Health, M.P.H.
    VA Medical Center at Sepulveda, G.P.R.
    Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Certificate in Endodontics, Board Eligible

  • Dr.
    Samuel Tchon
    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Samuel Tchon is a graduate of UCLA Dental School and completed his surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional training includes an M.D. from Cornell University and an internship year in general surgery. A dedicated oral surgeon, Dr. Tchon’s expertise combines the disciplines of dentistry, medicine and surgery. He brings a depth of experience and is competitively qualified to perform the most complex surgeries and resolve complications when needed.

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Tchon also spent six years training and working in New York City before returning to his roots in the best coast. He is a lifelong Bruin, starting with his bachelor’s degree in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics from UCLA to his D.D.S. degree.

    With a special interest in improving oral disease prevention and treatment, Dr. Tchon has conducted extensive research in tissue engineering, working closely with internationally renowned dental implant experts.


Desiree Jones, RDH

Studied at VVV A.S. and Cypress Hygiene Cert
From Hesperia, CA
Lives in Apple Valley,CA


Mary Almendarez, DA

From Honduras, HN
Lives in Adelanto,CA
Loves to Hike