Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Shin entered a six-year program after high school, and received both his Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in May 1994. Upon graduation, he returned to Los Angeles and worked in various dental offices and settings for five years. A wide range of experiences aided opening his dental office in October 1999.
Committed to expanding professional skills and knowledge on a continuing basis, Dr. Shin devotes a considerable amount of his time and energy attending professional seminars and symposiums. The knowledge gained from these educational seminars ensure our patients enjoy the most up-to-date and researched procedures and techniques available.
During his professional education in Kansas City, Dr. Shin volunteered services for the Kansas City Free Dental Clinic, the Kansas City Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society.
Volunteering one day a month at Dientes of Santa Cruz (a non-profit dental clinic) from 1999 to 2002, and working on orphans in Mexico with the Rotary Club on various occasions, Dr. Shin continues pro-bono dental cases referred by RotoCare of Seaside in his private office.
I always get seen within 5 minutes of my appointment time. Usually my teeth and gums are sore for 30-45 minutes after a cleaning, Dr. Shin’s hygienist is so gentle and careful that I no longer suffer this side effect!