Meet Our Dental Care Team
General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Gene Kim, General Dentist – Lead Dentist
Originally from southeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Gene Kim received his B.S. degree in Biology from Penn State University. In 2002, he obtained his D.D.S. degree from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. After dental school, he was one of six students to be accepted into the General Practice Residency Program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NYC, advancing his knowledge in hospital dentistry and oral-facial trauma. Dr. Kim continued to work as an associate in the New York City area before relocating to Maine in 2009, where he founded and owned three dental offices in the surrounding Portland area. In the summer of 2022, Dr. Kim launched a new practice located in the Hannaford Plaza in the Back Cove area.
Now, if not at Dental Wellness, Dr. Kim spends his time as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Instructor at UNE’s College of Dental Medicine, teaching some of the future dentists of America. However, whether it be at UNE or at Dental Wellness of Portland, Dr. Kim strives to empower every patient with the knowledge and tools to maintain optimal dental health and wellness.
Our Mission & Culture
At Dental Wellness of Portland, our goal is to provide lifelong care to our patients. With our coverage of a wide range of key dental services, we aim to provide all the basic dental care our patients need from early childhood all the way through adulthood. With regular cleanings and exams, we aim to help our patients prevent adverse dental ailments and make sure that every day is a good day to smile.
Alison has been a dental hygienist since 2007 and has spent most of that time practicing in Denver, Colorado. As Maine natives, Al and her husband Bob felt a strong pull to move back to Maine to raise their daughter, Lucille. Their new residence is in Gorham and they fell in love with the community. They enjoy spending time near any water, gardening, live music and watching Lu grow and thrive in one of the best places on earth.
Patient education is the most important aspect of helping patients make the best choices for their systemic and oral health. Alison enjoys helping patients reach their goals and feel empowered. She believes trust and honesty is the most important part of a provider and patient relationship.
Jade, Dental Assistant
Jade grew up in a small town of Hollis, Maine. She has lived there for 20 years. Jade enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s being by her pool with her niece and nephew, going out four wheeling, fishing, or snowmobiling. Jade graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in 2020. Right after she graduated she was offered a full-time job being a dental assistant at an endodontic office right down the road, where she learned to assist with root canals. Root canals are her favorite! She loves being a dental assistant, and the connection she gets to make with the patients. Watching the patient walk out with a new smile brightens her day.
Katie, Practice Manager
Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. She has worked with several providers throughout her seven years in corporate dentistry and private practice. She enjoys meeting new patients, hearing their story, and watching their treatment process from start to finish. Katie believes that you are only as successful as the people around you, which is why she takes a hands-on approach with training and developing and creating an engaged team. She enjoys learning more efficient ways of doing things and continuously implementing best practices.
Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. You can find her on the ski mountain in the winter and on the lake in the summer!
Lindsay, Front Desk
You will find Lindsay at the front desk, offering a kind smile and warmly welcoming patients to Dr. Kim’s dental practice. She has spent many years in patient relations and is dedicated to providing the very best care to our patients. Lindsay hails from Yarmouth, Maine, and is a graduate of Yarmouth High School and the University of Maine at Farmington.
Lindsay loves the ocean and all things outdoors. In the summertime, you will find her camping with her husband and their lab in the North Maine Woods, kayaking the lakes in Central Maine, or meandering the walking trails through the Audubon.
Lindsay has never been afraid of the dentist. Quite the opposite, in fact – she loves the dentist! And is very excited to work alongside Dr. Kim and his amazing team.