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.”
Heidi Kim, Regi stered Nurse, BSN
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.
Front Desk Coordinator
As the front desk coordinator, she is overseeing the office operations and is committed to make our patients and their families' experience a positive one! She coordinates all dental treatments and financial options for you. Born and raised in south of Georgia. She has ten plus years of dental experience. Mother of four who loves to spend her free time with her family, and loves being outdoors.
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.
When patients give us their insurance information, she verifies all insurances so that their visits and payments run smoothly. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She thoroughly enjoys dentistry and it is the reason why she is going to school for dental assisting at
this time. In her free time, she enjoys going to new places and going to concerts.
ReceptionistShe is the first person to greet you when you come to our office. She is going to school to become a dental hygienist when she is not working. She is fluent in English and Spanish. In her free time, she is working on her third language which is Japanese. She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.
Dental AssistantLizeth is our dental assistant. She was born in Sinaloa, Mexico. She began her dental career in 2020 and loves coming to work each day. She likes the fact that North Athens Dental is a small, private practice where she can learn new things the right way. It also allows the team to form relationships with one another and serves as a support system for each other. In her free time, she loves making amazing memories with her children...3 beautiful ones!