Dr. Ellen Im, DDS

Dr. Ellen Im, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Ellen Im, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University of Maryland / Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2006 and practices dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and more.Read her story

13422 Pomerado Rd Ste 201

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Employee Benefits
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 11 More

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Dr. Im's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Im "Dr. Ellen Im grew up in sunny Southern California where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine, majoring in Biology and minoring in Studio Art. She went on to earn her DDS from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland and completed her pediatric dentistry residency in Washington DC. Since graduating from the specialty program, Dr. Im has been treating the underserved population in the greater DC area. After working as an associate for a few years, she established her own practice, Northern Virginia Pediatric Dentistry, which experienced tremendous growth from the start. Dr. Im set herself apart from other pediatric dentists being ranked #1 in Dr. Oogle reviews in her area after only a few months."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Im "From infants to adolescents and from the healthy to the medically compromised, Dr Ellen provides a pleasant experience and exceptional dental care to all her patients. 

Our practice philosophy is based on dental prevention through education and early treatment. We believe an early start in maintaining your child's oral health is invaluable for a promising dental future. Recruiting the help of parents, we encourage and teach children to develop good dental hygiene habits and nutritional choices. Every procedure your child will have is explained in a positive and child-friendly way. For your peace of mind and for your child's sense of security, we welcome you to accompany your child during the entire visit. We believe in positive feedback and rewards to earn your child's trust and respect. By building a positive relationship with your child, we hope to leave an enjoyable impression to last a lifetime."

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5  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Special Care Dentistry

11  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Toothache

7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Maryland / Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Im has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Im's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Im to family and friends
27 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Im's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. I'm is professional and kind. Very sweet and patient with children. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a phenomenal pediatric dentist!!
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Great Dentist! I have worked with and know Dr. Im for many years. She is passionate about her job and caring to each child she sees.
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Great experience! My son is about to turn 3 and he was nervous. Dr Im was amazingly patient, calm and found a way to make my son at ease. My son is showing off his new tooth brush and was excited to tell his dad about his experience. When I was looking for a dentist for my son, I came to Yelp...more
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