Dr. Eric Kim, MD, DDS, FACS
"...To show your knowledge and surgical skills, a doctor must first show the patient that you care..."
Dr. Kim is a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon as well as a
Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Obtaining fellowship status is one of the highest honors granted to a surgeon who has excelled in leadership, innovation, research and patient care. There are only a handful of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons who has been invited to this prestigious Fellowship. There are only few Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in all of Orange County to have the initials, FACS, behind their name.
Dr. Kim has published in peer-reviewed journals as well as medical textbooks. Due to his accomplishments, he has been invited to speak in China, Equador, South Korea and Mexico. He maintains academic appointments at UCI Medical Center as well as USC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Kim gives back to the community locally and globally. He makes yearly dental mission trips to Paraguay to help those in need.
Dr. Kim completed his training In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at USC Dental School and LAC+USC Medical Center. During this time, he completed Medical School at USC Keck School of Medicine placing him in a small group of Oral Surgeons licensed to practice both dentistry and medicine. He also spent a considerable amount of time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles learning how to deal with complex pediatric oral and maxillofacial problems.
He was then recruited to Southern California Permanente Medical Group where he spent his time developing surgical techniques specifically to treat complex temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Here, he developed a surgical protocol to dramatically reduce complications in facial reconstructive surgery. He maintained faculty positions at UCLA, Harbor+UCLA and USC concurrently, and spent several years training UCLA Oral Surgery residents as well as International fellows from Korea, Equador, Mexico, Sweden, and Iran.
Dr. Blair G. Ota, MD, DDS
Ota has been practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
since 1977. Dr. Ota is a Board Certified Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Physician. He is committed
to bringing the highest quality of care to his patients.
Dr. Ota graduated from USC Dental School in 1974 with
Honors ( Omicron Kappa Upsilon ). He completed his
three-year Oral Surgery Residency at Los Angeles
County-USC. He then pursued a medical degree at
Hahnemann University for the Health Sciences, which
placed him with a small group of Oral Surgeons in the
country who have a dental and medical degree. Dr. Ota
also graduated from medical school with the highest
honors ( Alpha Omega Alpha ). He completed his
internship in General Surgery at the University of
California at San Diego . In 1990, Dr. Ota took a leave
of absence from his practice to complete a Fellowship in
Aesthetic Maxillofacial Surgery. Because of his
expertise, Dr. Ota is a Member of the Advisory Board of
the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
and he serves as an Examiner for Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeons who wish to become Board Certified. He is also
a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial
Surgeons which is the “Facial Arm” of the American
Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. There
are only 18 Oral Surgeons in the United States who are
members of this prestigious group. He has also been
appointed as a General Anesthesia Evaluator by the State
of California Board of Dental Examiners.
Dr. Ota is a 28 year Irvine Resident. He is an active
community leader; serving on the City of Irvine Youth
Sports Committee for 15 years. He enjoys coaching
softball, soccer, and baseball. He is currently in his
17 th year as the Head Coach of the Irvine Sting Fast
pitch Softball Club. Dr. Ota has five children; two
Irvine High Graduates (Bowen and Jamie), two Northwood
High Graduates (Melissa and Erin) and his youngest
(Kiara) who is entering the 10 th grade.
Our team consists of passionate individuals who are kind, friendly,
and caring. We are here to ensure a smooth process throughout your
oral surgery. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to
provide the best dental care possible.