Urban Dental is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care in a calming, relaxed setting. Our office is a little slice of zen in the bustling heart of Downtown San Diego, and is filled with an experienced team headed by Dr. Jessica Kim. With advanced technologies and innovative techniques, our commitment is to provide conservative, minimally invasive dentistry, and treat every smile that passes through our doors like the work of art that it is.
Born in LA but raised in San Diego, Dr. Jessica Kim originally had her sights set on a career as a dancer, even receiving a minor in dance alongside her bachelor’s degree in physiology and neuroscience during her time at UCSD. She decided, however, that she could apply her love of art to an entirely different form: dentistry. After graduating from dental school at USC, she attended a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Unable to stay away from the West Coast for long, Dr. Kim returned to Southern California after finishing her residency.
While away from the office, you can find Dr. Kim spending time with loved ones on the beach, adventuring outdoors, or filling her passport with stamps, exploring new lands and culinary experiences. She has a deep passion for music, dance, and art of all kinds, and loves to attend art events and live performances. An avid runner, she is currently working towards completing her first marathon.
No insurance? No problem! With everything you need to get your smile on the road to health and longevity, our $179 New Patient Special is the best way to start your relationship with Dr. Kim and Urban Dental.
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"Like other reviewers are saying, Dr. Kim and her staff are excellent. I moved to San Diego after graduating from college in Florida recently, so I was seeking a new dentist. I have some fillings and future crowns that need to be taken care of, and Dr. Kim has been having me over for regular appointments taking care of everything one step at a time. She is very mindful of my budget, and her care is top-notch. Even for routine fillings she was using some anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Oh, and there's a TV you watch when you're actually getting worked on! My experience has been very positive with Dr. Kim's office. I would highly recommend them, especially if you live in the downtown area like me."
"This place is beyond wonderful! I was having jaw pain for about a week but had not found a dentist in San Diego quite yet. I called to see if they had any times open and they were able to see me three hours after I called! The office is clean, the staff is beyond helpful, and Dr. Kim is AMAZING. She did not rush through, she took the time to explain any issues and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I'm so glad I found a permanent dentist in San Diego!"
"Let me just say, I've had a fear of the dentist since I was little from multiple bad experiences... Hadn't been to the dentist in almost 10 years... Not only did the doctor make you feel comfortable.... All the nurses are phenomenal. I've never had gas and it definitely took the edge off. I was diagnosed with a fear of needles and I barely felt them to the point that I didn't even know she was doing a couple of them. Needless to say at the end of the appointment I started to cry... The amount of appreciation I have for finding this office and these people has changed my way of dentists. I wish I could give her a million stars. Highly recommended if you have a fear of the dentist."
“It's most gratifying when a service I can provide changes or improves the patient’s life, like when restoring a patient's smile and function."