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, DDS

Apple Valley Dentist serving Lucerne Valley & Helendale

Apple Valley Dental

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:

Dr. Stephen Kim, Orthodontist


University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, D.D.S. 

University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, Specialty Certification 
in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics., M.S.D. 


Dr. Donald Chang, Endodontist


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. Michael Silva, Pedodontist

Earned his Bachelors in Science in Biology with en emphasis in Biochemistry from San Diego Christian College in 2009

Earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC 2013

Completed his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Texam A&M [Baylor] College of Dentistry in 2018

Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and ADA


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.




Our Staff at Apple Valley Dental




Desiree, Office Hygienist

Desiree Jones, RDH

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

Mary, Dental Assistant

Mary Almendarez, DA

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

Roxana, RDH

Roxana Mendoza, RDH

Studied at A.S. Dental Hygiene
From Fort Myers, FL
Lives in Victorville,CA
Like to read, hike and spend time with family


Jordan Bunce, DA/Front Office

Studied at Four D college RDA Course
From Victorville, CA
Lives in Victorville, CA
Enjoys Music and Painting


Amelia Zuniga, Front Office

From Orange County, CA
Lives in Apple Valley
Enjoys working out, hiking and spending time with family