Dr. Kim brings a unique and diverse background in that he originated from Korea but spent most of his young adult life in South America. He brings with him the wonderful ability to speak fluent Spanish as well as Korean. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Maryland. He majored in Biochemistry and received his D.D.S. Degree in 2002. Prior to moving back with his family to Maryland, he completed his pediatric dentistry residency at BrookdaleHospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kim is on staff at Shady Grove Hospital and offers full dental treatment under sedation for select children with full hospital staff.
Dr. Narayani Baliga, also known as “Dr. Naru” grew up in India and completed her Bachelor in Dental Surgery B.D.DS and then Masters in Dental Surgery M.D.S (Periodontology) in India. After getting married to her husband Deepak she moved to North America. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue Doctorate in Dental Medicine DMD at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. She worked in a private dental practice setting and had the opportunity to treat young kids. That’s when she found her calling. She had so much fun that she went back to school again this time to pursue residency in Pediatric Dentistry and has never looked back. She chose to specialize in this field because,” I enjoy working with kids. It gives me an opportunity to be a kid again. Each day is different from the previous day!” While still in School she has actively participated in school sealant health programs, dental check up and treatment for special needs children and in community dental care set up both in India and in NH/ MA. She was the recipient of 2007 The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Achievement Award. She is proudly a Diplomate of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Besides she is member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association including their respective Maryland Chapters. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and biking on trails around Baltimore area. Dr. Baliga is an excellent addition to our growing team and she is looking forward to taking care of your children’s treatment needs.
Dr. Kim is the best, he is great with my two girls, and they love going to the dentist. The staff is also great. Thanks guys, ya’ll are awesome!!!!!!!!!- Elida
Dr. Kim is truly amazing. He does great work and my girls love him. I don’t care how far of a drive, it is definitely worth it.- Pamela (Arianna & Keiley's mom)
Dr. Kim I love you!!!!!! You are the best dentist in the world!!!! I'm only 7-years-old and its lots of fun to go to the dentist, I always want to go back.- Marcus
My children have been seeing Dr. Kim for 3 years and look forward to their visits. Great staff, prompt appointments and caring attitude makes our dental visit fun and educational.- Katherine
Dr. Kim you’re the BEST!!!!!!- Katie