Meet Our Team
You deserve the best in dental care, and at Noa Dental, we are committed to placing the highest value on all your concerns, keeping up to date with the latest procedures, equipment and tools to deliver only the finest in services. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, the knowledgeable staff at Noa Dental is here to help, ensuring that you will get the finest and comforting dental care that you and your family deserve.
The only way to provide excellent care and the best patient experiences is with a gentle touch, and providing patient amenities that will allow you to enjoy each visit, making you look forward to your next visit.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, residency at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jin Kim, DDS has been providing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her patients, practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in North Hollywood, Pasadena, and La Canada/La Crescenta area. She has also practiced in Boston, MA and Austin, TX prior to moving to the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Kim is happy to haver her practice in the Santa Clarita Valley.
James Sunwoo, MD, DDS, is a maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to providing comprehensive care in the head and neck region. His areas of expertise encompass traditional oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetic maxillofacial surgery.
He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago. He received dual degrees in medicine and dentistry, from the University of Southern California and Columbia University, respectively. His postgraduate training, including an internship and residency, in general surgery and maxillofacial surgery, was completed at the University of Southern California. In addition, he is dual-fellowship trained in maxillofacial orthognathic surgery and general cosmetic surgery.
He has received numerous honors and awards, and remains active in clinical, academic and research activities. He maintains close affiliation with Northshore-LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai-St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
His extensive training and background affords him the ability to offer the highest standard of care to his patients.
Dr. Amit Batheja is a specialist in dentistry in the field of Endodontics. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University in 2002. He practiced comprehensive general dentistry for 5 years, and has experience in organizational aspects of dentistry in Direct Gold Restoration workshops, as well as through contributing as faculty at USC’s Emergency Care Services for a year prior to completing his post-graduate endodontics residency program at USC. Dr. Batheja focused his research in advanced endodontic microsurgery of rare, non-healing cases and recalcitrant lesions, including histological studies, detection and isolation of cholesterol crystals from within cystic lesions.
As an endodontist, Dr. Batheja provides a thorough diagnosis and identification of the patient concerns as they relate to their overall best interest, comfort, well-being and peace of mind. Dr. Batheja’s appreciation of the preventive aspects especially in pediatric cases, and highly competent interceptive clinical skills provide his patients with a very high standard of endodontic care. He performs routine and complex endodontic treatment diligently with the most conservative management whenever possible as well as in treatment of advanced cases requiring endodontic retreatment or surgery.
Dr. Hoang has been in practice since 1997. Her specialty focuses on the treatment of Gum Diseases and provides Implant Therapy. She obtained her doctor's degree (D.M.D.) at Tuft University in Boston and completed her specialty training in Periodontics at the prestigious Columbia University in New York where she also received her Master in Oral Biology. She was also a clinical instructor for six years at Columbia University and had served on the school’s Admission Committee. Her practice's philosophy is to provide patients with a gentle and comprehensive care that will promote and maintain a healthy dentition. Her primary goal is to give her patients the highest quality care and the most cost-effective treatment plan that tailor to each patient's needs for a long-term prognosis.
Michelle is a pretty laid back native Californian, truly enjoying making patients feel comfortable and connecting with people from all walks of life. She is a perfect fit at NOA Dental because she is passionate about great communication and building trust with our family of patients.
Michelle started her career in the dentistry field 33 years ago when she joined the Navy. Starting in the back office as an assistant/hygienist, she progressively made her way through various positions in the front office and then onto an office manager which she greatly enjoys being. She will assist you with the non-dental procedure part of your visit, and, on occasion, may also assist with your treatment.
Outside of the practice she enjoys her time hanging out with her village of children (She’s a mother of three and a grandmother of eight; She says that’s unbelievable to say sometimes. LOL). She takes great pleasure in working out, traveling, and eating! Being a family of foodies, a favorite pastime is to experience restaurants in the Los Angeles area and beyond.
She is a proud, born and raised, Santa Claritian. You can find her out and about at various fairs and functions in “The SCV”. She loves this town!!
Having been a dental assistant for 25 years she keeps on top of the latest technology and materials through various courses, lectures, and conventions. She always says she “feels so blessed to be a part of a great family practice that is NOA Dental”. "One aspect of my job I find super enjoyable is being able to sit with you and ask how your family is doing." We value our patients and take the time to know each and every one of them. A proponent of education, she shares the NOA Dental philosophy of: our goal is not to just provide great services but also to educate our dental family about their oral health in a fun and friendly environment.
She has 4 awesome kids (ages from 28 to 13 years old) that keep her going. So, when “The Teeth Protectors” of NOA Dental are not helping save teeth you’ll find her volunteering at church or at the beach catching waves with the family.