Message from Dr. Wilson
I’ve devoted my life to being a dentist. It’s an honor to have so many patients to care for, and my life has been enriched through getting to know and care for wonderful children and their parents. I have exciting news and mixed emotions to announce that I have decided to retire from clinical practice to focus on a career in academics and international volunteer work. Although I will miss seeing all of my patients, now is the time for me to give back to the profession that has afforded me so many wonderful opportunities. It has truly been a blessing and an honor to serve our community.
Over the past year, I worked to find a doctor that will treat patients like a member of the family with care, competence and compassion. I am pleased to have found two doctors who will share in your care: Dr. James Boynton and Dr. Youngjoo Kim. Their philosophy of care, ethical values, dental knowledge and skill come highly recommended. Both doctors are parents who know from professional and personal experience how to make families comfortable. I am confident that they will deliver excellent dental care for your children. The dental team – office staff, dental hygienists and dental assistants – will continue with the friendly care that you have come to expect when visiting us, and over the next few months, I will be at the office to help introuduce you to our new specialists and to assist in a smooth transition. Please read below to learn about our new pediatric dentists...Dr. Kim, Dr. Boynton, and the team all look forward to welcoming you and your children to Associates in Pediatric Dental Care!
Dr. Youngjoo E. Kim
Dr. Youngjoo E. Kim recieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University in California. After completeing a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, she completed her pediatric dentistry residency program at New York University. Dr. Kim then went to the San Francisco Bay Area and spent three successful years in private practice. In 2010, Dr. Kim joined the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and served as the pediatric dentistry clinic director while teaching future dentists and engaging in patient care. Her passion for children's oral health led her to invent an innovative Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush to help children effectively brush their teeth. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, a UM engineering professor, and three young children. Dr. Kim is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is excited to build long-term relationships with families in our practice and provide outstanding patient care to infants, children, and adolescents.
Dr. James R. Boynton
Dr. James R. Boynton completed his undergraduate, dental school, and pediatric dentistry residency training all at the University of Michigan. He has served on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 2005 and has served as the Head of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and at Mott Children's Hospital since 2009, where he helped teach over 1000 general dentists and dozens of pediatric dental specialists how to best care for children. A board certified specialist, he is a board examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has co-authored dozens of scientific articles and abstracts. The most fulfilling part of his career has always been practicing pediatric dentistry, helping his young patients grow up with healthy smiles and positive attitudes about dental care. He has lived in the Ann Arbor area for nearly 20 years has two daughters in elementary school in Ann Arbor. Dr. Boynton is thrilled to partner with parents in our practice to deliver the best oral health care possible for their children.