Dr. Steven H. Kim, DDS

Dr. Steven Kim received his bachelor’s degree and DDS degree from the University of the Pacific, one of the most highly respected dental schools in the world. Dr. Kim prides himself on assuring each patient receives the best overall personalized care. Dr. Kim strives to educate his patients regarding necessary procedures and highlight any alternative, giving each patient the ability to make informed decisions about their long-range plans for optimal dental health.

Dr Kim is a third generation dentist who takes great responsibility in making sure the tradition of providing optimal and gentle care is continued. To that end, Dr. Kim constantly attends lectures and programs to further educate himself on the emerging techniques and newest materials in dentistry. He believes in using the highest quality materials to ensure longevity, strength and most importantly, bio compatibility. Metal-free dentistry and bio-friendly dentistry are a big part of Ocean Heights Dental practice philosophy.

Dr. Kim was raised in sunny Southern California where he played junior tennis and French horn in the Orange County Junior Youth Symphony. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kim’s other interests include spending lots of time with his wife of 2 years. The Kim family loves to hike, explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Southern California.  Dr. Kim is a lifelong California Angel’s fan whose favorite all time Angels are Rod Carew and Brian Downing.  Also an avid golfer, Dr. Kim welcomes all challenges from patients!

Dr. Kim is affiliated with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Harbor Dental Society and is currently working towards his Associate fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.



Dr. Marise Sheth, DDS  

Dr. Marise Sheth obtained her Minor in Natural Sciences and Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies from The Keck School of Medicine of The University of Southern California. She continued her studies at The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in Spring of 2012. While attending Dental School at USC she gained exemplary training and learned to provide a high degree of care while maintaining a relaxing atmosphere for her patients.

She has taken part in the USC Mobile clinic, which provides dentistry to children living in underserved communities. She has also volunteered at The Union Rescue Mission's Dental Clinic in Downtown Los Angeles.

Dr Sheth was born and raised in West Los Angeles, almost born right on the Santa Monica Beach. Her family moved to Norwalk, CA during the 90's where she attended elementary through high school. Dr. Sheth took part in Track and Varsity Tennis while attending Norwalk High School. Following Graduation she attended USC and became a die hard Trojan fan.  Fight On!


Suzanne Soto

Registered Dental Assistant

 Laura Palmer

Registered Dental Hygienist



 A Little More About our Practice 


A Clean & Safe Practice

Do you ever worry about cleanliness in dental offices? We understand your concern. That's why we go above and beyond for you, exceeding the American Dental Association (ADA) and OSHA recommended standards for a clean and safe practice. We have a dedicated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology, where every instrument is wrapped and disinfected before your visit. We also sanitize each room between patients and perform weekly spore testing with a third party infection control center. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you'll never have to!


Education & Credentials

We are fully trained, skilled, and certified to provide you with the expertise you are looking for. Our team fulfills their responsibility to continuing education, attending dental conventions, seminars, and lectures to stay up-to-date on the latest products and procedures. We're always looking for ways to better serve you and your family as patients.


University of the Pacific - BA 1999

University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry - DDS 2003

Loma Linda Implant Maxicourse - 2011


University of Southern California - BS 2008

University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry - DDS 2012


Information & Accommodations

We empower you to make smart choices for your oral health through information and thorough consultation, easy and accommodating financing, and comfortable facilities and care. We also make sure that we are fully informed about your medical history, current medications, and other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.

We are Handicap-accessible and cater to cowards!