Family Dentist Staff
The dedicated, professional staff at the office of Dr. Kim maintain the highest level of accreditation and pursue continuing education. Each individual works as a team member to provide high quality care. Their dedication to the patients over the many years of employment is a testimony to the compassion they have in the field of dentistry, especially at our practice.
Dr. Hyun-Dong Kim
Family Dentist in Ellicott City, MDPinnacle Family Dental
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.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry 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.
Dr. Kim stays current on the newest techniques and principles in dentistry with hundreds of hours of clinical and didactic continuing education (CE) courses.
Front Desk Manager/ Receptionist
Patti joined the practice in September of 2006. She was new to the dental field, but had over 17 years experience in different aspects of the medical field. She was an immediate asset with her calm demeanor and kind disposition. Patti is CPR certified.
Patti grew up in the Catonsville area and still resides there with her husband John. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She enjoys painting, redecorating, art, music, the Raven's football games, and especially time with her grandchildren.
Sue received a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene in 1979 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She has clinical experience in general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, and pediatric dentistry. She is a member of ADHA (American Dental Hygienists Association), and OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis,and Prevention).
Sue met Dr. Brilhart while in school . They married in 1983 and raised three children. She has worked in the practice since 1987. Many of her patients feel like family and she enjoys that aspect of her job.
Sue enjoys her family, time in the kitchen, yoga, travel, and volunteering at church and dental mission trips.
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 began her dedication to the patients at Dr. Brilhart's office in December 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.
Sena joined our team recently 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.
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.