As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Dr. Chris is considered to be in the top 6% of general dentists in the country. It signifies his dedication to his patients and clinical skills. Dr. Chris continually strives for excellence which is why he has maintained more than FIVE times the annual continuing education requirements, or more than 150 hours each year!
Dr. Chris continued his postgraduate education at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, WA. Dentists from all over the world come to the Kois Center to learn about the latest advances in esthetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. As a Kois graduate, Dr. Chris strives to provide the highest level of care for his patients using the latest evidence-based protocols for all procedures.
Dr. Chris Kim is proud to be the recipient of a prestigious Fellowship award presented by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). As an award recipient, Dr. Chris is now recognized as a highly-qualified and well-recognized implant dentist. His skills make Livewell Dental among the top implant dental practices in Northern Virginia.
After graduating from UCSF School of Dentistry, one of the most prestigious dental schools in the country, Dr. Chris completed his residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCSF.
While dedicated to dentistry, Dr. Chris enjoys various activities outside of the office that keep him busy. He has been an avid skier since learning to walk, and he enjoys expressing his culinary creativity in the kitchen at home. Dr. Chris’s love for the outdoors has taken him on many adventures, from trekking the four-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, to close encounters with a sleuth of black bears during backpacking trips across Yosemite in California. Dr. Chris and his kindergarten sweetheart wife, Sara, spend as much time as they can with their miniature Goldendoodle, Kona.
Hello and welcome to Livewell dental! I am so excited to meet you! I was born and raised in Green Bay WI (Go Pack!) I’ve since traveled this beautiful country, living in and exploring so many wonderful and amazing places but I am happy to call Virginia my home! I became a hygienist with one goal in mind, you! I earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from NYU. My focus is to create a safe space where you feel fully understood and completely comfortable. Working with Dr. Chris and the team doesn’t feel like “work” at all, but when I am away from the practice I enjoy time outdoors, hosting dinner parties with friends and family, staying active, and traveling.
Hello and welcome to Livewell Dental! My name is Elyse and I am the first person you see when you visit us! I am new to the area and recently moved to Occoquan, Virginia from Cincinnati, Ohio. I also lived in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania (Penn State) for six years. I love working with Dr. Chris, Amanda, and Sara because I am constantly learning and laughing. When I am not working you can find me knitting, trying to cook, discovering something new, and spending time with my husband and cats. When time allows, I also enjoy traveling to France to visit family. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello and welcome to Livewell Dental! My name is Carina, and I am Dr. Chris’s assistant. I am a Puerto Rico native living in Woodbridge, Virginia. I love working here because I work with a team that genuinely cares about our patients. When I’m not here, I love to stay active and spend time with my daughter and family. I also love to travel and spend time outdoors. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you!
Hi, my name is Kona, and I am the office mascot! Although you won’t see me during business hours, I work off-hours to make sure every office corner is sparkly clean! To look a part of being the mascot of a dental office, I brush my teeth daily and stay away from sweets. It’s ruff! When I am not busy working, I like to play fetch or take a stroll around Old Town Alexandria with my loving pawrents.