An interview with Ki Beom Kim

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Edition V17N02 | Year 2012 | Editorial Interview | Pages 18 to 26

Marcelo Castellucci

– Associate Professor and Clinical Director of the Department of Orthodontics, New Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale (Florida), United States.
– Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Saint Louis University, United States, from 2005 to 2011.
– Graduated in the American Board of Orthodontics, 2011.
– Residency in Orthodontics at Vanderbilt University (Nashville), United States, 2005.
– Doctor of Orofacial Pain by Dankook University, South Korea, 2002.
– Graduated in the American Board of Orofacial Pain, 2000.
– Master in Dentistry by Dankook University, South Korea, 1995.
– Residency in Oral Medicine and Temporomandibular Disorders by Dankook University, South Korea, 1995.
It is a great honor and I am glad to bring to the readers a little bit of the scientific experience and knowledge from one of the most important current researchers and clinician in the United States: Prof. Dr. Ki Beom Kim. We have confirmed that Prof. Kim dedicated a profound attention when answering the questions from the interviewers, proving respect for us, the readers of the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics. During this interview, he discussed with a lot of property important current matters and of great relevance, such as the use of 3D image technologies, self-ligating brackets, mini-implants and orthodontic treatment on patients with temporomandibular disorder. A deep lover and fond of sports and photography, Prof. Kim, despite working with state of the art means available in Orthodontics, he believes in diagnostic and in strict and individual planning as the main way to reach success in orthodontic treatments. Married and father of 2 sons, Prof. Kim was born in South Korea and there he graduated in Dentistry and post-graduated in Orofacial pain. After this, he moved to the United States and never left. Nowadays, he is an Associated Professor and Clinical Director on the Department of Orthodontics at the New Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida/United States), where he is the Clinical Director of the Post-Graduation Program. I hope you all enjoy this opportunity of knowing some of his point of view and the way this great researcher and clinician works.

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