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About Waterford Family Dentist, Waterford, CA

We believe we can bring happiness and wellness to other people’s lives.

We strive to achieve that by always putting YOU as our only focus.

With that in mind, we happen to be a dental office, would you like to be part of our family?

Meet Dr. Charles C. Kim, DDS

Dr. Kim obtained his Bachelors of Science at the University of Utah. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from U.C. San Francisco, School of Dentistry.
In addition to dental school, Dr. Kim pursued Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through Lutheran Medical Center Dental Medicine. Prior to joining our office, he has been practicing dentistry in Redding for a year then Turlock for 4 years in a private practice setting. At the forefront of clinical dentistry and tooth developmental biology, he has received multiple clinical science and research awards and certificates; he presented his research findings both nationally and internationally since 2009 and continues to participate in numerous continuing education courses.
He is a member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Stanislaus Dental Society.
Dr. Kim’s passion and calling is dentistry. He continually strives to put the patients first and deliver the best possible care with highest standards according to the latest evidence-based treatment modalities. He also is serving for Modesto Nineveh HOPE Medical / Dental Missions Community Services along with his wife Jasmine Kim. Outside of dentistry, they are busy young parents of Joanna & Lillian.

Meet Dr. James Yamamoto, DDS

Dr. James Yamamoto is a dentist who founded our office 37 years ago.
He has founded our office right here in Waterford and has been serving community of Waterford as well as people coming from all over the Central Valley for over 37 years.
Although Dr. Yamamoto doesn’t actively engage in clinical aspects of dentistry much longer, he still shows up to office weekly and hangs out with all of us, sharing life and catching up with everyone and giving hugs.
Since this office has been such a huge part of his life as well as his wife Sylvia’s, we will continue to cherish our relationship.
We love having them around and grow together continually.

Dr. Yamamoto and Dr. Kim’s History

Dr. James Yamamoto and Dr. Charles Kim first met each other doing volunteer dentistry through Nineveh’s Hope Medivan and Dental Van in Modesto over 4 years ago.
It turns out both of the doctors went to the same dental school, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and share a lot of things in common.
Ever since then, they’ve continue to hang out. It is not too surprising both their dental philosophies and treatment plans mirror each other.
Dr. Yamamoto is a friend and a mentor to Dr. Kim as well as a godfather figure.
As Dr. Yamamoto was slowing down with clinical side of dentistry, he truly believed Dr. Kim would be the one and the only fit to our office.
We love having Dr. Kim in our office to oversea the entire clinical and management of our office.
Dr. Yamamoto still shows up to office weekly to chat and hangout with all of us.
We love having them both! Dr. Yamamoto and his wife, Sylvia, and Dr. Kim and his wife, Jasmine also hang out a lot together even outside of the office.

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