Meet Our Doctors
Youngjoo E. Kim, DDS
Dr. Youngjoo E. Kim received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University in California. After completeing a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, she completed her pediatric dentistry residency program at New York University. Dr. Kim then went to the San Francisco Bay Area and spent three successful years in private practice. In 2010, Dr. Kim joined the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and served as the pediatric dentistry clinic director while teaching future dentists and engaging in patient care. Her passion for children's oral health led her to invent an innovative Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush to help children effectively brush their teeth. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, a UM engineering professor, and three young children. Dr. Kim is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is excited to build long-term relationships with families in our practice and provide outstanding patient care to infants, children, and adolescents.
James R. Boynton, DDS
Dr. James R. Boynton completed his undergraduate, dental school, and pediatric dentistry residency training all at the University of Michigan. He has served on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 2005 and has served as the Head of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and at Mott Children's Hospital since 2009, where he helped teach over 1000 general dentists and dozens of pediatric dental specialists how to best care for children. A board certified specialist, he is a board examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has co-authored dozens of scientific articles and abstracts. The most fulfilling part of his career has always been practicing pediatric dentistry, helping his young patients grow up with healthy smiles and positive attitudes about dental care. He has lived in the Ann Arbor area for nearly 20 years has two daughters in elementary school in Ann Arbor. Dr. Boynton is thrilled to partner with parents in our practice to deliver the best oral health care possible for their children.
Abbie Walker, DDS
Dr. Abbie Walker received her dental degree from the University of Michigan. After dental school, she moved to Syracuse, New York and completed a one-year General Practice Residency program at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She spent some time practicing as a general dentist before returning to the University of Michigan for her pediatric dentistry training. During her residency, she was named the program’s first “Chief Resident” for overall excellence in patient care, leadership, and service. In addition to practicing at Tree Town Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Walker also teaches clinical pediatric dentistry to dental students and pediatric dental residents at the University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and their three young children. Dr. Walker is very excited to begin establishing long-term relationships with our Tree Town Pediatric Dentistry families and to provide the most compassionate pediatric dental care to our patients.