North Athens Implant & Family Dentistry proudly partners with ARETE SCHOLARS to help needy children get a top notch education in the state of Georgia.

We also support libraries in India by sending used books. Everyone is invited to participate in giving hope, dreams and visions to the children by bringing in any used books that you would like to donate.


Our staff here at North Athens Implant & Family Dentistry are always glad to help you. We only employee staff that are passionate about patient care.


Meet Dr. John Kim

Dr. John Kim has been practicing dentistry for over two decades and has spent the past fourteen years providing quality dental care to communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia.

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim attended dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. After graduating in 1992, Dr. Kim served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School while also practicing dentistry in his private office in Michigan.

After moving to Atlanta in 1999, he had his own dental practices in Marietta, Doraville and Suwanee. Dr. Kim is a distinguished member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In January 2007, at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists(ICOI) Winter Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Kim was elevated to the Mastership status within the organization.

In 2011, Dr. Kim moved to Athens, GA, where he is currently practicing dentistry. He and his wife Heidi, along with their two children, chose Athens because they felt an immediate connection with the beautiful and serene community and kind people of Athens, GA.

His biggest passion in life is to give back by offering his skills in dentistry to his community at home and around the world. Dr. Kim and Heidi provide dental and medical services to developing nations of the world several times a year. They have volunteered their dental and medical services to countries such as Peru, Columbia, Mexico, India, Cambodia, China, & North Korea.

In his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys reading, golfing, fishing and spending time with his family. His most recent hobby is vegetable gardening, raising chickens, and other animals and continuing to learn.

Dr. Kim’s message:

“I consider my dental practice to be my ministry for those in far but also for our new community in North & East of Atlanta areas. North Athens Implant & Family Dentistry invites you to be part of this ministry by visiting us for all your dental needs.”


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Heidi Kim, Registered Nurse, BSN Office Administrator

Heidi Kim is Dr. John Kim’s wife and business partner of North Athens Implant & Family Dentistry, LLC. She is also a Registered Nurse and attended Michigan’s Andrews University Nursing School, class of 1986.

After graduating nursing school in 1986, she went on to work at the research hospital, University Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan, where she received extensive training in nursing.

Heidi is Dr. Kim and the staff's support system so you will sometimes find her helping out at the front desk or in the clinic, but most of what Heidi does goes on behind the scenes to keep the office running smoothly and patient care flowing in the office.



Amanda Hood, Office Manager

Amanda is here to help you with all of your financial and treatment questions, She Graduated in 2001 from the Dental Assisting program at Tidewater Tech in Virginia. She is certified through the Dental Assisting National Board in Radiation Health and Safety & Infection Control. Over the last 16 years Amanda has worked extensively in both the Front office and in the clinic. Amanda just moved to the Athens area within the last 2 years from Virginia, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and doing activities with her church. 

Cynthia Perez
Receptionist/Office Translator

Cynthia is the first person to greet you when you come in to our office. She is fluent in Spanish and will be the one that helps to translate for Dr. Kim, clinic staff, and patients. Cynthia is attending Athens Technical College and is planning to major in Dental Hygiene. She hopes to graduate in 2018 and is looking forward to serving patients as their Dental Hygienist one day. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to cheer on her boyfriend at his football games.


Sophia Johnson, C.D.A, Lead Dental Assistant

Sophia is Dr. Kim's Lead Dental Assistant. She will welcome you to the treatment room with a bright smile. She graduated in 2009 from the Dental Assisting Program at Athens Technical College. She is certified through the Dental Assisting National Board in Radiation Health and Safety & Infection Control. Sophia is also an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She currently lives in Carlton, GA but has plans to move to Athens soon.


Tara Cardinal, R.D.H

Tara is our Dental Hygienist who takes care of all of our patient's cleaning appointments. She is originally from Virginia and moved to Athens in 2014. Tara graduated in 2002 from Northern Virigina Community College with her Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has nearly 14 years of experience. Tara loves play the guitar and drums and has recently learned to play the fiddle. She is a master gardner, and of course, a master baker. Tara is married and has two wonderful children, Willow and Waylon, who are very active in sports and music.