About Us

Meet Dr. Kim

Dr. Hyun-Dong Kim is an ambitious and personable general dentist, who loves his work and really enjoys building relationships with his patients. He believes that communication and comfort are essential, and really treats all his patients like his own family.

Dr. Kim earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michican, Ann Arbor. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from theUniversityofMichiganSchoolofDentistry where he developed a keen interest in implant dentistry. He continued his dental training by attending Einstein Medical Center’s General Practice Residency. There he gained extensive training in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, rotary endodontics (root canals), and cosmetic dentistry.

He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA) a, the Howard County Dental Association (HCDA), and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

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Meet Our Team

Friendly, Personable Care

The Pinnacle Family Dental team is proud to provide patients in Howard County with friendly, quality care. Our team will always make you feel at home in our office, and we take a genuine interest in your dental health. We love getting to know you and your loved ones, and we are proud to know many of our patients by name when they enter our office. When you’re here, you’ll feel like family and we will always do our best to ensure that your visit with us is positive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Practice Manager 

Tracey was born and raised in Maryland.  She started her dental career over 15 years ago.  When not at work she enjoys spending time on the water with her family.


Front Desk Manager/Receptionist

Patti joined the practice in September of 2006.  She was new to the dental field but had over 17 years ofexperience in the medical field.  She is CPR certified.  Patti Grew up in the Catonsville area and still resides there with her husband.  She enjoys redecorating, music, Ravens football games and especially time with her grandchildren.


Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Aileen joined the practice in January 2016 with 9 years dental experience. She worked as a front desk manager and as a general assistant to the dentist.

Aileen was born in South Korea and moved to Maryland in 2001. She enjoys playing piano, traveling, spending time with family and meeting new people.


Qualified Dental Assistant

Sena joined our team in July 2016 and is a Qualified Dental Assistant who qualified in general duties and expanded functions. She has been licensed as a Dental Radiation Technologist since 2010 and CPR certified. She loves to connect with patients and her positive and upbeat personality will make patient's office visit more pleasant.

She has lived in Maryland for 20 years and studied sociology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, knitting, snowboarding and spending time with her family.


Qualified Dental Assistant

Originally from Baltimore, Jesse has been able to take her dental career from California to Florida. She has practiced for 12 years with continuing education, has licensing in oral radiology and expanded duties. In the past Jesse has also been a patient coordinator/receptionist which is a great resource to have for both her team and patients.  In her free time, Jesse enjoys hiking, cooking, music and spending time with her partner, son and many pets.


Dental Assistant

Aiko joined the practice in September of 2018.  She studied dental assisting courses at HCC/MSDA.  Originally Aiko was a patient here; now she is excited to team up with her coworkers to make the dental office an even better place.  

Aiko was born in Japan and moved to Maryland in 2015. She is living in Ellicott City with her kind husband and wonderful three daughters.  In her free time, she loves to eat and try various types of foods around the world.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer graduated in 1993 from Baltimore City Community College with a degree in dental hygiene . She worked as an orthodontic assistant while in dental hygiene school. She is CPR certified. Jennifer has worked in the practice since 1995. Two decades later she has built relationships with so many of her patients .

Jennifer and her family live in Elkridge. She enjoys time at the beach, and going to the Orioles and Ravens games. Anyone who knows Jennifer knows her love for the Ravens football team. You may have seen her  featured on the local news at a pregame tailgate near the stadium.


Registered Dental Hygienist, BA

Originally from New York, Alisha has lived in the Baltimore area since 2017. She started her dental career in 2004 as a dental assistant and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2012. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Post University.  When she’s not at work, Alisha enjoys working out, hiking and spending time with her son.

Comforts and Amenities for a Relaxing Dental Visit

We want you to feel at ease and calm in our office, and that’s why we offer amenities to keep you and your little ones comfortable during your visit. Whether you’re in the lobby or the operatory, we provide patient comforts, including a kids' play area, to make sure you and your family have a stress-free experience in our office.

Your Smile is Our Mission at Pinnacle Family Dental

At Pinnacle Family Dental, we genuinely care about our patients and we are proud to provide compassionate, friendly dentistry for patients in Ellicott City. Our goal is to be a resource for our patients when it comes to whole ­health dentistry and to empower you to make the best decisions for your dental health. We care about your overall health, not just your mouth, and we take a holistic approach to dentistry because we want you to be happy and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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