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Meet Dr. Joseph Kim


Dr. Kim graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry located in Southern California. For his undergraduate studies he attended Pacific Union College  in the beautiful Napa Valley in California, where he received his B.A. in Communication.

Originally from California, Dr. Kim has been practicing in the Pacific Northwest for more than 8 years.  He loves the profession of dentistry and takes pride in providing the best patient care possible.  Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Kim has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.

In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his wife, Sharika and their two energetic boys, Taylor and Riley. He has two dogs, Kaiya and Finn, and a cat, Blinkin’.  He is an avid cyclist who enjoys endurance rides, group fun rides, and racing for a local bike shop.  He loves playing/coaching volleyball, and enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle.



Betsy Tolhurst



Hi, my name is Betsy! I’ve been practicing dental hygiene for eight years and absolutely love it! I enjoy getting to know my patients as well as educating them on oral health. Quality of care is my number one goal, and I always aim to keep my patients comfortable and happy.

I’m a Southern gal, originally from Tennessee. I moved to Vancouver, WA in 2010 from sunny California, where I studied Dental Hygiene at Loma Linda University.  I have to say, while I miss the sun, warm weather and lack of rain, I have fallen in love with the Northwest.

I am passionate about health and fitness and enjoy just about anything outdoors. In my spare time I love paddle boarding, traveling, hiking, vegan cooking, running half-marathons and other races, as well as spending time with my friends and family.



Tina Wister



Hi! My name is Tina. I have been practicing dental hygiene for six years now. I am always striving to provide gentle and thorough care and I love educating patients on how to maintain a healthy smile for life. Establishing long-term relationships with my patients and working with a great team are two things I love about my job.

I love spending time with my husband Trevor and our two-year-old son Thomas. We love living in the Northwest! We get outside as much as possible and enjoy hiking, biking, boating, snowboarding, and camping. When I have a moment to myself I love to curl up with a good book, work on a sewing or paper-crafting project or bake up a yummy treat for my family.




Kelly Thomas

Financial Coordinator


Hi, my name is Kelly. I have lived in Vancouver, WA for over 18 years, and I have two grown kids, Alisha and Kyle.

I have been working for Dr. Kim for over 5 years now. I first started out in dentistry about 15 years ago as a schedule coordinator. I enjoy working with our patients to achieve their dental needs. I love to see the outcome especially on full restoration cases.

I enjoy the outdoors, fishing, camping, gardening and spending time with family and friends, as well as being at the beach.