Jeffrey J. Kim, DDS - Orthodontist
Dr. Kim attended the University of Maryland Dental School and completed his Orthodontic Specialty training at Columbia University in New York. He has over 15 years of clinical orthodontic experience after a four-year career as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry at Columbia University.
Dr. Kim focuses on maximizing the benefits of growth and development of children in two-stage early treatment and of an intervention program that includes identifying and changing bad habits, such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting, that can cause maligned teeth. This intervention will thereby reduce the need for braces. He also specializes in accelerated adult orthodontics whereby patients are scheduled on a more frequent basis, reducing the length of treatment.
To stay abreast of the latest advancements in the orthodontic field, Dr. Kim maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.
Equipped with cutting-edge orthodontic technology, Dr. Kim strives to provide a relaxed atmosphere and fun environment for patients and visitors to Hampton Family Dentistry.
Velebit P. Duzdevich, DMD
Dr. Velebit Duzdevich received his Bachelors of Science from Herbert H. Lehman College in Anthropology and Biology and Chemistry. He then received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1990. As a young doctor, he worked in various union dental mills where he learned this was not the way people should be treated.
In his search to be a better practitioner, Dr. Duzdevich became an attending doctor at St. Barnabas Hospital’s Correctional Facility. Later, for many years, as an Associate Professor of New York Medical College at St. Claire’s Hospital (the very same hospital in which he was born in), and St. Vincent’s Medical Center, he helped trained numerous young doctors undergoing their residencies.
He also became an Associate Professor at the New York University School of Dentistry to fulfill his desire to mentor dental students in the science and art of his profession. After those many years of associate professorship and attending at hospitals, it was time to concentrate his discipline in private practice.
Dr. Duzdevich and his brother founded their own practice with the intent on providing extraordinary dentistry, working out of the west side of Manhattan. Dr. D, as his patients have come to call him, has also become an asset and a valued member of Hampton Family Dentistry as well. Being hospital trained, patients are infrequently referred out and almost all dental work is done on the premises.
To perfect his art, Dr. Velebit pursued specialized education in bone and soft tissue regeneration, which led to a Fellowship and a Masters in Dental Implant with the American Dental Implant Association. As a result of his personality, higher education and over twenty years working in his profession, he has become an integrate part of Hampton Family Dentistry.