Dr Kim, Dr Min and Dr. Shin are Board Certified Pediatric Dentists who have undergone a rigorous exam process to achieve Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Sarah Kim
Dr. Kim received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Pacific Union College. She then went on to obtain her DDS from Loma Linda University where she graduated with Loma Linda David Lee Anderson award. This award was given to one student demonstrating integrity, compassion and an interest in patients with special needs.
After graduation, Dr. Kim completed one year of extensive training as a general practice resident at Lincoln hospital, a Level one trauma center located in Bronx, NY. She then continued her training in pediatric dentistry at St Barnabas Hospital, another level one trauma center, where she served as Chief Resident. Here, Dr. Kim had extensive training in seeing children of all ages, including children with special needs.
In her free time, Dr. Kim loves spending time with the loves of her life, her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son. She can often be seen playing piano, doing yoga, or singing to her baby!
Patient Impact: "I love children and treat them as my own. I had a nervous child, and after going slow and providing her with positive encouragement, she allowed me to do her work. When we were done, she gave me a big hug and it just made my day."
Dr. Christine Min
Dr. Min received her dental degree from University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2001. Following dental school, she worked at a community health center in Iowa as a dental director, helping underserved children for 8 years. She also served as an adjunct faculty at U of Iowa College of Dentistry, teaching dental students the art of working with children. While working and teaching, she realized her true passion was in treating children.
Dr. Min completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. She was able to treat a wide variety of healthy, trauma, and special needs patients. During her residency, she went on mission trips to Honduras and Laos to provide much needed dental care to children. She was distinguished by being appointed chief resident in her final year.
Pediatric specialty can be challenging and unpredictable, yet absolute full of joyful moments. She feels blessed to share these precious moments with children everyday while positively shaping their dental health from an early age. She brings a light-hearted approach and sense of humor to her work and makes every effort to accommodate each child’s unique personality in a safe, comfortable environment.
She prides herself in providing the highest quality dental care with her caring, easy-going style that helps children and parents feel at ease during their visits. Her goal is to establish a positive dental experience with all patients to foster a healthy, lifelong view of the dental visits. Caring for children has been an important part of her life and there is nothing more rewarding than gaining the trust and appreciation from a young patient.
Dr. Shin received her dental degree from Loma Linda University and continued her training at LLU to specialize and received her Masters of Science in Dentistry in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shin loves working with children and actively participating in their oral health care. She believes that every child deserves a healthy and happy smile starting at a young age. A key part of her practice philosophy is the idea of prevention is the best medicine, and that dental decay can be prevented from a young age with the proper regimen at home and regular dental visits. Dr. Shin strives to incorporate this philosophy with all her patients and will encourage a transparent and informative discussion with the parents and caretakers to facilitate a great experience for your child in the oft-unfamiliar dental environment.
In her free time outside of the excitement of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Shin enjoys exploring the great outdoors, learning and enjoying new hobbies, like golf, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Dr. Barry Krall
Dr Krall is a Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist who has dedicated his practice to the delivery of anesthesia and sedation services to the dental profession only. Because of his dental background and his focus on providing services only for dentists, he understands the dental procedure and can anticipate the needs for each procedure and patient.
Dr Krall is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. After graduation, he practiced general dentistry for 12 years before returning to Loma Linda University to train in Dental Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and affiliated hospitals.
Professional Memberships and Education
- Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Dental Anesthesia Residency
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
- Diplomate, American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists
- American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
- International Anesthesia Research Society
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Association
To learn more about Dr. Barry Krall, visit his website.
Meet Our Staff
Registered Dental Assistant
Having graduated as Valedictorian in her Dental Program from Kaplan, Maria has always proven her passion for Dentistry. Her love for laughter and smiles brings joy to all who she meets. Maria chose to work in Pediatric Dentistry, because her passion for children and loves providing them with enjoyable and memorable visits to the Dentist. When not at work, Maria can be found sitting back and watching classic Disney movies with her husband Phillip and five-year-old son Ezekiel.
Registered Dental Assistant
Christine’s amusing and warmhearted personality is the perfect mix for the children that visit daily. The patients always remember her sweet and angelic voice and enjoys play time at the train table. Her ability to make the children enjoy their visit to the Dentist is why she embraced Pediatric Dentistry. In Christine’s free time, she adores quality family time with her husband and three amazingly beautiful children.
What makes us unique?
We consider it a honor that you have trusted us with your child. We believe that each child can achieve a positive dental experience and it is our mission to create this by individualized care and love. We also pride ourselves in education and encourage our parents to ask questions and be involved in every aspect of the child's mouth. Our office is equipped with the recent state-of-the-art tools in pediatric dentistry. This gives us the standard to provide only the highest quality of dental care. We look forward to meeting you, and promise your child will be treated just as if we treat our own.
What is Pediatric Dentistry?
The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.