Dr. Dongkook Lim

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Dongkook 'DK' Lim

Dr. Dongkook “DK” Lim has been all around the world. Before he settled down in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, he spent part of his childhood in South Korea and the rest in the Midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, and Indiana. He has also traveled in all the continents save Australia, part of which he spent volunteering as a teacher and a dentist in South America.

Dr. DK is so thankful for his global experience – not only for becoming fluent in Korean and conversational in Spanish, but also experiencing a humbling perspective and helping him see the world through the eyes of others.

During his pediatric dental residency in University of Southern California (Fight on!), Dr. DK was trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he treated numerous dental traumas and medically compromised children. He was especially involved in the study for providing specialized dental care to kids with Autism and focused his research on digital dental diagnosis.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. DK pursues lifelong learning to ensure he delivers the most up-to-date and best care possible. He is especially interested in airway functional dentistry, laser frenectomy, functional appliance therapy, and mixed dentition orthodontics. 
During his free time, Dr. DK likes to spend time with his wife cooking, eating, and watching sports, though his athletic abilities are questionable. He is very excited to meet and get to know the families at Alderwood Children’s Dentistry!