Dr. Bethany M. Kum DDS
Dr. Bethany M. Kum is a tongue and lip tie specialist in the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley area of Southern California. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry.
As a mother and dentist, Dr. Kum found her daughter needing a tongue tie release procedure (frenectomy) and encountered heaps of frustration with the gaps of a broken medical/dental system that most doctors and dentists do not understand.
Despite the obstacles and finding an amazing collaborative care team, Dr. Kum found the procedure to positively impact her daughter’s feeding journey and development. From there, Dr. Kum set out to create a frictionless and caring experience personalized to each family.
By retiring from general dentistry, she was able to create Tongue Ties With Love. She was selected to be a part of The Breathe Institute’s Baby Breathe Affiliate Mini-Residency program. She has shadowed many of her colleagues who are chiropractors, lactation specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, craniosacral therapists, speech therapists, feeding therapists, and orofacial myofunctional therapist to better understand the holistic needs and to bring a collaborative care team together for a baby and family during their tongue tie journey.
Dr. Kum prioritizes lifelong learning and is a part of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Association, American Laser Study Club, International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals, and International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals. Dr. Kum is trained in using her LightScalpel CO2 laser for safe and precise frenectomy procedures.