David Kim, D.D.S.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Dentistry, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant in Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
DDS University of Maryland Dental School 2001
alveolar bone loss; alveolar ridge augmentation; biomaterials; bone regeneration; bone substitutes; dental implantation endosseous; dental implants; gingival recession; hard tissue regeneration; proto-oncogene proteins c-sis; soft tissue regeneration

Dr. David Kim received his dental degree (D.D.S.) from the University of Maryland Dental School, and completed his periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.) in oral biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Currently, as an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is also the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Periodontology and the Continuing Education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kim is a past recipient of the Joseph L. Henry Award recognizing excellence in research and clinical training from Harvard. In addition, he received Balint Orban Research Award, Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, and Teaching Fellowship from the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Kim's clinical and research interests have been on the use of innovative concepts, technologies and biomaterials to enhance intraoral soft and hard tissue formation, especially by incorporating the tissue engineering concept to repair and regenerate soft and hard tissue volume for patients requiring dental implants to replace missing teeth.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a clinical practice in Boston, Massachusetts.