Dentist Burbank - Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry - Dr. Melvin A. Kum
Dr. Kum is a native of Los Angeles, and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1972. He attended college at Cal State L.A. for two years and finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California (USC) with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Biology.
He went onto Dental School at Oral Roberts University School of Dentistry
in Tulsa, OK. and graduated in 1983 with a D.M.D.
degree (Doctor of Dental Medicine)
. He worked in various dental offices for a few years and had settled in his own private practice in Burbank in 1985.
He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentists (AGD), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). The AGD is the largest organization that is specific to the advancement of education for General Dentists. The goal of the AGD is to provide avenues of continuing and advanced education in all fields of dentistry: dental implants, cosmetic procedures, pediatric (children), endodontic (root canals), periodontal (gums), oral surgery, and orthodontics (braces). The ICOI is the largest international organization that brings together world-wide leaders of Implant Dentistry to a common forum of education and training. Implant Dentistry has provided many new techniques to strengthen and re-build the jaw and teeth to unprecedented levels of comfort, function, and esthetics.
Dr. Kum has attained Fellowship status in the ICOI (FICOI), and has attained the level of Master in Academy of General Dentists (MAGD), and is currentyly the only MAGD Dentist in the Burbank area. To achieve the FICOI and the MAGD status, a commitment to learning is paramount with hundreds of hours of additional advanced education and training, and Dr. Kum was required to submit many cases of his personal work to be evaluated and approved by a panel of independent dental specialists. These accomplishments require years to complete. Dr. Kum is also an Implant Fellow with the prestigious Misch Implant Institute.
He is currently on staff on a part time basis at the USC School of Dentistry, supervising in the training of dental students, the up and coming new doctors of the future.
Our practice specializes in Preventive, Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry.
Dr. Kum is married to his wife, Lena, and has two grown daughters. Bethany is currently a dental student at USC School of Dentistry, and Katie is training as a file clerk in the county court system.
Our treatment philosophy is to provide excellent comprehensive care for each patient's individual needs.