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 & HelendaleApple Valley Dental
Experience and Knowledge
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. 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 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