Meet The Doctor
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Growing up in Southern California, Dr. Kevin Ju rarely saw a dentist as a child, but did spend many hours every day riding his tricycle around his neighborhood while licking a big lollipop. That unhealthy habit led to cavities, and many sleepless nights trying to endure the resulting mouth pain. Once he started high school, Dr. Ju felt the urge to become a dentist, a feeling that later returned when an old friend suggested that he enter the profession.
To confirm whether dentistry would be a good career choice, Dr. Ju decided to volunteer for six months at a local dental clinic for the poor, where he learned that his personality was well suited for dentistry because of its simultaneous demands for both precision and care. Soon thereafter, he was accepted into dental school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the most prestigious in the nation. Upon graduating from dental school in 2005, Dr. Ju completed an optional residency program a year later at Sepulveda Veterans Affairs in California, which exposed him to in-depth oral surgery techniques in extractions and dental implants.
Since those early days, Dr. Ju has gone on to serve others as a dentist for well over a decade now, including having his own practices for 8 of those years. He has also been associated with other dental practices in the area for many years, during which time he has continued to immerse himself, both formally and informally, in countless continuing education pursuits in the U.S. and abroad. Dental implants, orthodontics, and cosmetics are topics that are always on Dr. Ju’s “radar” as a dentist, and he even studies them while away from the office to stay current on the latest products and procedures. Dr. Ju has earned the esteemed Fellow status at the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI). Dr. Ju uses his experience to serve communities in the Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Moor Park, Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley, and San Fernando Valley areas.
As he matured as a dentist and as a person, he recognized that dentistry is not just a job but is a special gift given to him that includes the unique ability to visualize every minute detail of a patient’s teeth and smile. Dr. Ju greatly appreciates the fact that he has these skills to restore another human being’s dental health, their beautiful smile, and ultimately their self-esteem and dignity. This life-changing gift has led to many post-treatment hugs from happy patients who are in tears of joy when they look at their newly restored smile in the mirror.
Those ongoing positive patient experiences, along with some mission trips that he went on before dental school, have led Dr. Ju to consider passing along his gift of dentistry to the underserved, both in this country and abroad.
When away from his Simi Valley office, Dr. Ju enjoys spending time with his family, kids, and friends. You’ll also discover when you see him that Dr. Ju loves laughing and joking around!