Meet the Dentisits
Dr. Thea S. Dosanjh and Dr. Teri L. Kim are board certified specialists in the field of pediatric dentistry. Both Doctors completed an additional two year training program after completing their dental degrees, which makes them uniquely qualified to meet the dental needs of children through all stages of development.
Dr. Teri Kim
Dr. Teri Kim, a board certified pediatric dentist, focuses on providing excellent pediatric dental care in a gentle, supportive manner. As a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry, she strives to make every child she treats feel happy and relaxed at their appointments.
Dr. Kim is originally from Sacramento, CA. She received her bachelor’s in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis. She went on to obtain her doctorate in Dental Surgery from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York. Dr. Kim completed her pediatric training at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, NY.
Dr. Kim is committed to serving the dental needs of all children, and is especially gratified when she can meet the needs of the underserved. She has received multiple grants and recognitions from both the National Health Service Corps and the California Dental Association for her dedication and active role in providing excellent pediatric dental care to underserved children.
Dr. Kim is an associate clinical professor at the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, teaching postgraduate residents in pediatric dentistry. She has spent many years working as a full time faculty member at the dental clinic in Oakland Children’s Hospital. As an active medical staff member of the hospital, she is privileged to treat complex patients in the operating room.
Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Contra Costa Dental Society. She is on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland and also has privileges to Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Outpatient office in Walnut Creek.
In her free time, Dr. Kim enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in the East Bay with her husband Robert, her Yorkie Suki, her daughter, Brooklyn and her son, Kirin.
Dr. Thea Dosanjh
Dr. Thea Dosanjh, or “Dr. Thea,” as her patients know her, knows how important is for children to feel comfortable going to the dentist. Dr. Thea’s goal is for her patients to have a great experience at the dentist and leave the office smiling.
Dr. Thea grew up in Fairfield, CA, and completed her undergraduate studies from California State University at Sacramento, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her dental degree from University of California at San Francisco, where she was honored with a Regent’s scholarship. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Thea attended a two year pediatric dental specialty program at Eastman Dental in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Thea is committed to serving the East Bay community, and was thrilled that her first place of employment as a pediatric dentist was with La Clinica de la Raza, a non-profit organization, located in the Oakland Children’s Hospital. At Children’s Hospital, Dr. Thea further honed her skills of treating children with special behavioral and medical needs.
Dr. Thea is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Dental Association, and the Contra Costa Dental Society. She holds a certificate in oral conscious sedation, and has hospital privileges at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and Kaiser Oakland.
Dr. Thea spends her spare time with her husband, Raminder, her son Ronan, her daughter Sylvie, and her lab Frodo. You are likely to find them outdoors; hiking, camping, and exploring the Bay Area. She and her family love to travel, but she is just as happy to be at home in the East Bay, or to be at work with her amazing patients!