Meet The Team

Bethany Kum, DDS, RDH


Bethany Kum, DDS, RDH grew up in local South Pasadena, attending the local schools and graduated from So. Pasadena High School in 2004.  She attended U.C. Riverside and U.C. Irvine, focusing on Biology.  She was accepted to the University of Southern California Dental Hygiene program, and received her B.S. / RDH degree in 2009.  She worked for a year as a dental hygienist, but also went back to school to take additional science courses, applied to dental school and was accepted to the USC Dental School in 2010, and graduating in 2014.


Her desire to be a health care professional was sparked during her high school years while she worked part-time in her father’s dental office in Burbank, CA. She observed and appreciated the close personal interaction with the patients.


She is uniquely qualified with her background as a dental hygienist first, and then as a dentist.  She continued to work Saturdays as a dental hygienist during the four years of dental school.  She ahs enjoyed her 6 years of schooling at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in many ways, but has found the most life-changing experiences through helping those who lack access to dental care. During her program in dental hygiene, she has provided care at the USC Mobile Dental Clinic, AYUDA Dental Clinic, Queenscare, Children’s Dental Center in Inglewood, Los Angeles Veteran Administration Dental Facility, Union Rescue Mission, and at multiple health fairs. She has been providing dental care with the John Wesley County Hospital (JWCH) in downtown L.A. skid row area of town.


Bethany has been on several dental mission trips to Guatemala with the Christian Medical Dental Association, providing care to the underserved. However, it was her continuation of volunteering at the USC Mobile Dental Clinic that showed she could have a bigger impact within her community.  The USC Mobile Dental Clinic travels to 6 locations in Central and Southern California a year, providing week long dental services to the underserved communities. Her involvement through the years culminated in her being chosen to be a Co-Director of the Mobile Dental Clinic program in her senior year of dental school.  She is looking forward to her future career in dentistry and her unending commitment to the community.


2014 is THE year of celebrations for her….graduation from the dental school, and getting married to her fiancé, who is a Dentist as well!  She is very excited to start working by her Dad’s side and continuing the Kum Family dental legacy.

Dr. Melvin A. Kum is dedicated to excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry. Located in Burbank California, dentist Melvin A. Kum specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry such as teeth whitening, braces, clear braces, porcelain veneers.

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