Dr. Kim stands out as both a clinician and an academic, offering a unique perspective and contributing to the field through practical experience.
In this episode, Dr. Noel Liu interviews Dr. YoungSam Kim, a renowned expert in wisdom teeth extraction and dental implant surgery, accompanied by one of his students, Dr. Kang. Dr. Kim, who travels worldwide to share his expertise, discusses his journey, emphasizing his passion for surgery over traditional dental work. He highlights his challenges, especially as a general dentist entering the specialized field of surgical extractions and implants. Dr. Kim explains his teaching philosophy, emphasizes the importance of early and safe practice for aspiring dentists, and advises students to seek education beyond traditional dental school teachings. Dr. Kang highlights that participating in one of Dr. Kim’s courses gave him enough confidence to place an implant properly and perform wisdom tooth extraction successfully. Dr. Kim also reveals his future plans for the GIA (Global Implant Academy) and hints at a new book focusing on the clinical aspects of dental implants.
Listen to this episode and learn from the wisdom of a globally acclaimed dental expert!
With an impressive educational journey, Dr. YoungSam Kim is a distinguished figure in dentistry. After graduating from Jeonbuk National University School of Dentistry in 1999, he pursued advanced studies, completing Master’s and Doctoral courses at the same university and further training at prestigious institutions like the University of Toronto and UCLA School of Dentistry.
Specializing in Dental Implants and Third Molar Extraction, Dr. Kim is globally renowned. He pioneered the ESSE method (Easy, Simple, Safe, Efficient), revolutionizing dental procedures. He also authored works like “Extraction of Third Molars” (2018) and “ESSE Mastering Dental Implants” (2021), highlighting his commitment to knowledge-sharing.
As an academic, Dr. Kim is an associate professor at Jeonbuk National University School of Dentistry, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, and Pusan National University. His international influence extends to UniCamillus International Medical University in Italy, where he’s a visiting professor.
Dr. Kim emphasizes simplicity, safety, and efficiency in dental procedures. His dedication to sharing knowledge globally is evident in his multifaceted roles as an academician, clinician, and influential leader in dentistry.