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Meet K. Choi, DDS

Dr K ChoiPracticing general dentistry since 1997, Dr. KC is passionate about helping patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. We’re delighted he has joined the Hart Dental team!

Education & Specialty Training

Born and raised in South Korea, Dr. KC moved to the United States as a teenager and earned multiple degrees in dentistry. He has achieved the following:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Dentistry — Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1992-1996
  • General Practice Residency, Evanston Hospital, Illinois — 1996-1997
  • Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Full Time Implant Dentistry Residency — Certificate & Master of Science, 2001-2004
  • Post Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, School of Dentistry — Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science, 2007-2010
  • University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry, Full Time Endodontic Residency — Certificate, 2014-2016

Teaching Experience

Dr. KC served as Instructor and Lecturer at Pusan National University, School of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, from 2006-2014.

Publications

Dr. KC has published the following articles in peer-reviewed journals:

  • The effects of resorbable membrane on human maxillary sinus graft: a pilot study. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implant 2009;24:73-80)
  • Study of experimental microthreaded scalloped implant design: proximal bone healing at different interimplant distances in a canine model. (Int J Oral Maxillofacial Implants 2010;25:681-9)
  • Stress distribution on scalloped implants with different microthread and connections using three-dimensional finite element analysis. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2012;27:e29-39)
  • Immediate provisionalization of mini-implants with friction-engaging abutments in the mandibular anterior region: a 1-year retrospective study. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2013;33:201-6)
  • Effects of abutment screw coating on implant preload. (J Prosthodont 2010;19:458-64)
    Chapter 26, Endodontic therapy in teeth with anatomical variation. Ingle’s Endodontics, 7th edition.

Special Achievements

Dr. KC is the inventor of the EZI mini-implant and the Taegeuk scalloped implant.
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A Passion for Golf

When he’s not at the practice, Dr. KC loves playing golf. “I rediscovered my passion for golf that I lost in the past. Whenever I have time, I like to get out and play a round.”

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. KC!


K. Choi | (847) 865-4278