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Meet Dr. Kim

Dr. Wook Kim has been serving professionally as a dentist in Orland Park, IL, for 12 years. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, he set his sights on establishing a career in this Midwestern US community. Through hard work and dedication to realize his vision, Dr. Kim has grown his practice to what it is today—one of the leading dental facilities in Orland Park. Residents from nearby areas, such as Tinley Park and New Lenox, also come to Dr. Kim to avail of his quality dental services.

Progressive Dental Techniques

Not wanting to be just another ordinary dentist in Orland Park, Dr. Kim sees to it that he remains immersed and informed in his chosen profession. Dr. Kim always welcomes the emergence of new technologies and techniques, and considers them as a means for him and his team to better serve their patients. For Dr. Kim, the excitement about such innovations must also lead to taking one’s service one or more notches higher. Similarly, he takes the time to attend lectures, conventions, training, and seminars whenever his schedule allows.

Personalized Care

Since the very beginning, Dr. Kim has taken a personalized approach in dealing with his patients to fulfill his objective of fostering trust. Through this approach, Dr. Kim gets a better grasp of each patient’s issues and concerns which, in turn, guarantees a high percentage of success for every treatment and procedure.

Dr. Kim also believes that patient education is crucial in providing good dental health. That’s why he and his supportive staff take the time to provide useful information to clients—from enlightening a patient about a procedure to giving tips on better personal oral hygiene.

Dr. Kim offers a wide variety of services, including:

  • Preventative care
  • Deep cleanings
  • Perio Protect periodontal care
  • Oral cancer examinations
  • Extractions
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Partial and full dentures
  • TMJ treatment (oral appliance therapy)
  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Orthodontics (Six Month Smiles and Invisalign)

If you are considering a quality, caring dentist with a gentle touch and supportive staff, contact Dr. Kim and his team at (708) 223-7888 today to schedule your initial visit.

Meet The Staff

Our administrative staff and dental hygienists are here to help you feel comfortable and at home. Read on below to learn more about each of the members of the team here at the practice of Dr. Wook Kim, DDS.

cheryll - our team pageCheryll – Dental Hygienist

As a Registered Dental Hygienist, I obtained my degree in dental hygiene from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL. Prior to my degree, I originally started in the dental field as Dr. Cleland’s first full-time dental assistant. Realizing that I was passionate about dentistry and helping others, I pursued my degree as a dental hygienist. Today, I have broadened my education in the field of local anesthesia, laser certification, periodontal therapy, nitrous oxide and CPR certification. I continuously update myself on the latest dental research and technology so that I can provide excellent hygiene care for my patients. I believe in a combination of holistic medicine with dentistry. I truly desire for my patients to have a beautiful smile and good overall health. I enjoy getting to know each of my patients on a personal level, sharing conversation and, of course, laughter at each visit. For laughter is the best medicine!

“I feel comfortable saying that I would highly recommend both he and his staff. They are very professional and courteous. Cheryl (Dental Hygienist) is absolutely wonderful! Never feel pain or discomfort and she is just a ball of sunshine and energy that makes you feel like you’re not just a number on a chart. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”

Roseanna G.

debbie - our team pageDebbie – Dental Hygienist

In October of 2012, I recently celebrated 25 years of service with Dr. Cleland! I have been in the dental field since 17 years of age, starting as a dental assistant. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, I graduated from Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL in 1986. For the past 25 years, I have been devoted to professional and dental excellence. It is my desire to provide comfort, education and knowledge to my patients, and an overall wonderful patient experience. Throughout the years, Dr. Cleland has encouraged me to continue to grow in my dental knowledge and experience. I am certified in local anesthesia, laser therapy, periodontal therapy, and CPR. I am a very health orientated person and love to help my patients with their own health – starting with their oral health.

“As always, Debbie was fabulous! She’s the perfect mix of friendliness and professionalism that makes my appointments so pleasant. She always answers any questions that I have and ensures that I fully understand any future procedures.”

Melinda S.

maureen - our team pageMaureen – Assistant To Dr. Cleland

It is important for me to anticipate our patients’ needs and to be empathetic. I’m glad to share with you my own experience as a patient. I first met Dr. Cleland over 20 years ago. I came to him as a patient with extreme dental fears. Over time, my teeth were beautifully restored and my fears were completely eliminated. Through that experience, I became very interested in learning dentistry and helping others overcome their fears. As Dr. Cleland’s Dental Assistant, I am here to help our patients achieve the level of dental health that they deserve.

sue - our team pageSue – Patient Care Office Manager

As Patient Care Manager, I provide support and assistance to our patients and our entire staff so we can continue to serve you with an outstanding quality of care, in a friendly and caring environment. I am passionate about teamwork and customer service, and ultimately, my goal is to ensure that our patients are well cared for. It is important that we convey that our team has your best interest in mind. I welcome you to contact me regarding scheduling, insurance, treatment plans, financial arrangements and overall patient satisfaction.

marie - our teamMarie – Scheduling Coordinator

Over the past 12 years, I have had the opportunity to personally know our patients and assist them with their dental needs. I began my dentistry career in 1993 with a focus on endodontic procedures and dental assisting. My years of experience, helps me to communicate well with our patients regarding their necessary appointments and procedures. As scheduling coordinator, I look forward to seeing you at each visit and do my best to accommodate your busy schedule.

karli - our team pageKarli – Patient Care & Dental Assistant

I have the wonderful opportunity to work with our patients in an administrative role and chair side when assisting Dr. Cleland with dental procedures. I began my career in dentistry in 2011. It is my pleasure to know each of our patients and serve them well.

Brianna – Dental Assistant

Brianna is our newest team member, joining us in 2012. Brianna is Dr. Cleland’s dental assistant in the evening and Saturday hours. Her gentle, compassionate personality is a welcome asset to our team.