Dr. Prasith Kim-Aun (nickname “Jawz”) was born in Cambodia and raised in France and Germany. He studied dentistry at the University of Berlin and earned his DDS degree at the University of Ulm (both in Germany). After practicing in private practice for a few years, his desire to broaden his scope of dentistry led him to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia where he attended the PASS program (Program for Advanced Standing Students) – a special program tailored to non-US-trained dentists. He eventually earned his DMD degree from this program and conveyed his knowledge as a PASS instructor to other upcoming PASS doctors before he moved to Washington State. He served underprivileged patients in community health clinics for two years before he opened his own private practice in University Place (WA) with his wife who is also a dentist.
His passion for continuing education and surgery led him down the path of implant dentistry. His implant education includes training at the Southern California Academy of General Dentistry, the Ladera Ranch Implant Institute (now called the Engel Institute), the AIC (Advanced Dental Implant Research and Education Center), and the “Clinical Implantology A-Z” program at the Washington Academy of General Dentistry. He has clocked in over 1,000 hours of implant-related continuing education and has been the co-director of the “Implantology A-Z” program at the WA AGD since 2020.
Dr. P. has earned his Fellowship with the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. P. enjoys airsoft, soccer, movies, and the adventures of fatherhood to his two beautiful daughters. He was also editor-in-chief for Starfleet International (www.sfi.org), the largest Star Trek fan club in the world, for three consecutive years and still enjoys all kinds of science fiction.
After earning his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of California Santa Barbara, Dr. Brookshire graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1993.
Since that time, Dr. Brookshire has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education including the completion of courses at the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Practical Clinical Courses with Dr. Gordon Christiansen, and the Clinical Foundation of Orthodontics and Orthopedics, Invisalign certification, Clear Correct certification, and advanced oral surgery courses as well as many courses dedicated the surgical placement of dental implants.
Steven Karmy lives just outside of Walla Walla WA on 20 acres he called the “garden of weeden” surrounded by wheat fields and vineyards. He practices comprehensive dentistry utilizing minimal and moderate sedation in a private practice shared with his lovely wife, Melissa Ramsey DDS MAGD. He also practices anesthesia for dentistry focusing on office based general anesthetics for the pediatric population in Yakima, WA and Hood River, OR. When he is not at work or serving at the WAAGD, he is likely fishing, hiking, or relaxing by the fire. He and Melissa have a son, Vincent – who loves to play baseball and Minecraft.