Meet Dr. Chris & The Team

Meet Dr. Chris Kim

Top 6% of Dentists

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.

ICOI Fellow

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.

UCSF GRADuate & Residency

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.

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Dental Hygienist

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! My name is Veronica, and I am a dental assistant with over a decade of experience in the field. Originally from El Salvador but raised in Virginia, I am fluent in Spanish and English. My free time is spent with my pets and with my family. I also enjoy the outdoors, arts and crafts, cosmetology and interior design. I am excited to meet you and join this incredible team in supporting your dental care journey.


Patient Care Coordinator

Hello and welcome to Livewell Dental!I have the pleasure of being the first face you'll see when you visit our clinic. I was born and raised in El Salvador and have been living in the beautiful Lorton area since 2010. I am a huge fútbol fan (Hala Madrid!), love traveling and enjoy being outdoors/staying active. Welcoming and assisting patients is something I'm truly passionate about. Working along Dr. Chris and the Livewell Dental team is an incredible experience, we share the same vision and passion for providing genuine care and support to our patients. Together, we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, ensuring that each person who walks through our doors receives the best possible care and attention. We can’t wait to meet you!


Office Mascot

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.

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