Faculty & Staff bios

Joori Kim Cho, DMD

Assistant Professor

College of Dental Medicine

E-Mail: jkcho@westernu.edu



  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society


Dr. Joori Kim is from Torrance, California.  She received her Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine in 1994.  She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia.  Upon graduating, Dr. Kim returned to her native Southern California and has been in private practice since 1998.  She joined Western University College of Dental Medicine as a part-time faculty in 2012.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kim enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.  On the weekends, she can be seen cheering for her children at their various sporting events, playing tennis or basketball, or relaxing and enjoying a nice meal with her husband and kids.