Our Practice

Premier Dentistry has been owned by Dr. Kevin Shim since 2007.  In 2013, the practice was moved to its current location at 23479 SE Stark Street, Suite 102 in Gresham, OR.  

We have plenty of free, private parking and easy access off the main road.


Dr. Kevin Shim

Dr. Shim grew up in Santa Rosa, California and has lived in the Portland area for over a decade. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Pacific Union College and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University.

Dr. Shim believes continuing education makes him a better dentist. It not only improves his skills but keeps him current, engaged, and excited about dentistry. He feels very blessed to be practicing in the information age, where new techniques and materials are quickly evolving and improving. He loves technology, and he tries to incorporate as much as possible into his practice for a better patient experience. Although he’s been out of dental school for more than 10 years, he is more enthusiastic than when he started. Now is an exciting time for dentists and patients!

Dr. Shim has been married to his wife, Sonia, whom he met during his freshman year in college, for close to two decades. They have a son, Caleb, and a daughter, Casey. When he is not in the office, he loves traveling with his family, taking continuing education courses and golfing.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I’m passionate about oral health and helping my patients develop their healthiest, happiest smile. The memory of my father, former NFL player Dave Stief, inspires me to teach people about the risks of oral cancer. During a patient’s visit, I talk with them about their mouth and how its health affects the rest of their body. I especially like working with our adolescent and special-needs patients, providing a positive dental experience, and helping others overcome dental anxiety.

My husband Craig works for the Gresham Fire Department. We share our home with our well-loved rescue dogs, Rudy and Jasmine. I enjoy cheering for the Ducks, Cardinals, Redskins, and Craig’s Dallas Cowboys.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I have wanted to be a Dental Hygienist since I was 10 years old and still feel like I am working my dream job. I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Pacific University in 2012. I love serving the wonderful people in the Gresham area. Getting to know my patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals is my favorite part of my job.

I am married to my favorite person, Sean and we have two fun little girls- Parker June and Weslee Monroe. We are very involved with our local church and are a family that loves tropical vacations, spending time outside with our dog, Mylee and we love sports- Go Blazers, Go Beavers and Aimee’s Green Bay Packers.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I am dedicated to helping each of my patients improve, achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

I encourage my patients to be passionate about caring for their smiles. I do this by discussing the importance of creating good habits. We discuss the most effective way to brush and floss and how nutrition plays an important role in oral and overall health. I truly believe a healthy mouth helps create a healthy body.

My family and I practice a plant based diet and love to be creative Chefs! I am a health and fitness enthusiast. We enjoy the great outdoors and find ourselves mostly hiking the Columbia River Gorge, camping on Mt Hood, kayaking near the coast or in lakes across the state, snowshoeing or just enjoying one of the many local parks around the city.

My life is shared with my partner Micaiah, our son Wilks Kelly and our four rescuedogs Tank, Gunner, Clyde and Penny.




Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I enjoy helping a wide variety of people in such an amazing and diverse community. My goal is to help support our patients in any way throughout the entire process of their treatment at Premier Dentistry. We strive to make each dental visit as comfortable as possible so that every individual can have a positive experience at our practice.

I currently live in Portland but enjoy travelling throughout the entire west coast. Tyler and I spend our free time with family, friends and our dog Ruca. 



Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I love meeting new people, getting to know them, and hearing each person’s life story. We serve an amazing community and it’s wonderful to help friends and neighbors develop healthy smiles! I support patients during visits: prepare them to see the doctor, explain what will happen, and answer their questions. Sitting chairside, I help the doctor with the procedure while talking with our patient. I also keep our office clean and organized.

When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my friends and family, especially my husband, Chris. We enjoy hiking, backpacking, and camping. I have two cats, Khloe and Sophie and dogs Brutis, Toby and Penny.



Financial Coordinator

I enjoy meeting our wonderful patients and their families. I know going to the dentist can be stressful for some people and I’m here to make it as easy as possible. It’s my pleasure to answer questions, help with paperwork, and review financials. At Premier Dentistry, we believe everyone deserves a healthy smile that makes them happy; I’m glad to be part of making those smiles happen!

My weekends are spent watching sports and rooting for the NY Yankees and the Oregon State Beavers! In my free time, I like fishing, traveling, cooking, wine tasting, and sewing.