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WEST COAST STUDY CLUB
THE HISTORY OF WCSC
West Coast Study Club has it's humble beginnings in 1999. The founder, Dr. Jin Kim, had just completed a three-year residency to become a specialist periodontist. By then he has had combined 9-years of clinical experience as a general dentist. Having had his early career started in teaching, research, private practice, and medical mission work, he had founded his first dental study club with clinical forte. It was called Orange County Dental Implant Institute. Through the organization, many clinicians shared knowledge of dental implants and spend numerous hours discussing and debating methods to provide better dentistry.
The organization had attained ADG PACE and California Dental Board CE Providership ever since inception. With a more interdisciplinary approach and to broaden its geographical footprint, the name was changed to West Coast Dental Implant Study Club in 2006. In 2019, the club became an affiliate of the world-renowned Seattle Study Club family.
Dr. Jin Kim is also the founder and co-director of GDIA - Global Dental Implant Academy, that provides various training programs in implant dentistry in the US and globally. Locally, Dr. Kim also provides training and clinical mentorship through the "Jin Kim Study Club."