As a Diplomate in the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Kim has concurrently held the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, while actively maintaining a private practice in Manhattan. His primary clinical focus involves the treatment of complex cases related to both tooth-supported and implant-supported full-mouth rehabilitation. With numerous publications and patent applications to his credit, Dr. Kim actively participates as a reviewer for several journals such as “Dentistry Review (Elsevier),” “BMC Oral Health,” “Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio),” and “Journal of Prosthodontics.” In his editorial capacity, he co-led and edited the NYU implant project in 2020/21, resulting in the publication of the new NYU implant restorative manual, which has been disseminated to 12 countries, 13 states, and 27 institutions. Presently, he serves as a co-leader/editor of the YOMI robotic surgical project at NYUCD, pioneering the establishment of the first predoctoral robotic implant surgical curriculum in the United States.
Currently, Dr. Kim serves as a guest editor for Dentistry Review (Elsevier), overseeing a special edition issue on “Surgical Prosthodontics – What, When, and How.” As an originator of the innovative geometric concept in implant dentistry – “prosthesis-implant arch area ratio (PIAAR)” – his current research project, titled “auto-distribution of implant fixtures (ADIF) for computer-guided implant surgery software,” involves the development of a plug-in module platform using advanced artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools, collaborating with NYU’s AI for Scientific Research (AIfSR) and Tandon School of Engineering. His multifaceted academic, clinical, and innovative expertise converge within the field of surgical and reconstructive Prosthodontics.