Altan Kihm, DDS


Dr. Altan Kihm is passionate about working with children and their parents to build a trusting and confident relationship to achieve a lifetime of great oral health and wellness.  

Altan Kihm, DDS, a pediatric dentist, specializes incomprehensive patient-centric care for infants, children, and teenagers.  His passion for seeing pediatric patients is evident through his daily encounters with everyone he sees.

Dr. Kihm, graduated from the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS).  He went on to receive specialty training through a residency at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, and Highland Hospital in Oakland California.  Dr. Kihm held the role of Chief Resident at both Tufts and Highland Hospital.  Prior to his dental education, he received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Cell and Development from the University of California Santa Cruz.

As a dentist and throughout his years of education Dr. Kihm has always found time to give back through volunteering.  His passion, of course, making children’s smiles brighter, is helping children who may not have the chance to receive dental services.  Through Give Kids a Smile and Special Smiles numerous children have smiled brighter by Dr. Kihm’s extensive expertise and gentle touch.

Dr. Kihm is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He holds a certification in both Pediatric Dentistry and Advanced Education where he is trained to handle complex cases and special needs patients.  In addition, Dr. Kihm received specialized training in emergency dental medicine, surgical dentistry, and holds a certification in oral conscious sedation.

Dr. Kihm has lived coast to coast from California to Florida and when not in the office he enjoys the great outdoors in all states whether it be hiking, camping, or snowboarding in one of his favorite spots, Lake Tahoe.