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Meet Dr. Bethany


Bethany Kum, DDS, RDH

Infant Tongue Tie Specialist

Dr. Bethany Kum is a general dentist solely focused on infant lip and tongue ties, providing personalized care and support to the families she sees at her practice in Altadena, California.  Being a mother of two and personally going through the tongue-tie process with her own daughter, she is passionate about providing unwavering support to the mother-baby dyad and their family with open communication, transparency, education, and collaborative care with other providers.


Growing up in the world of dentistry, her father Dr. Melvin Kum, is a general dentist that has achieved many accolades.  Through him, she saw the importance of how powerful it is to be a lifelong learner by enhancing your skills through continuing education in order to provide the best, up-to-date care for her patients.   When her work became her passion in understanding more about how tongue ties can impact the entire body, especially starting from birth, she has dedicated herself to taking extensive courses from the experts in the field and collaborating in care with others professions.  Dr. Bethany was given the opportunity to be a Baby Breathe Affiliate with The Breathe Institute, receiving the most up to date education and training in infant tongue ties.  She knew by being an Affiliate was going to have a major impact on the way she provides care to the families she sees.


Dr. Bethany's career in dentistry started as a dental hygienist, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.  After graduation, she wanted to expand her scope of practice and eventually graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.


Dr. Bethany is excited to be near the San Fernando Valley, giving back to a community she grew up in because of her father's practice.  Learn more about Dr. Bethany's  specialty in infant lip and tongue ties at her Altadena practice which she shares with her husband, who is also a practicing general dentist.  Click here to find more information as well as a video of what to expect when you have a consultation with her.

Dr. Bethany does a complimentary 15 minute phone call so you can get to know each other as she understands that finding a healthcare provider you're comfortable with is very important.  Click here to schedule with her!