Dr. Kimberly Quan Hubenette earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California in 1993. Participation in the Advanced Dental Aptitude Placement Training program allowed her to complete her undergraduate studies in two years and Dental School in four years.
She comes from a family of dentists; her father and several cousins. Dr. Kimberly Hubenette enjoys all phases of dentistry, and has a special interest in whole body health as it pertains to dental needs, airway issues, enhancing smiles, cosmetically, as well as into proper form and function. Integrating the oral systemic link, Airway-Focused Dentistry, educating patients with prevention, and being the liaison with an individual's medical professionals are her passions.
Through extensive continuing education, Dr. Hubenette remains at the forefront of dental advances. Dr. Hubenette is an alumna at the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Training in complete comprehensive care. The program is distinguished from any other by its dedication to treating Occlusion and Temporal Mandibular Joint disorders. She was also Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego. (UCSD) and helped with the UCSD pre-dental program. In 2009, she began volunteering as an Off Site Community Dental professor for University of the Pacific Dental School (UOP)and University of California, San Francisco( UCSF).
Dr. Kimberly Hubenette is a member of the American Dental Society, and is a board member of the local chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2004, she was elected president of the San Diego Chapter. She received her Fellowship award from the Academy by passing an extensive 16-subject, written examination, finishing 500 continuing education credits; she has maintained her membership with the organization for 20 years. In 2010, she received the distinguished Master Award from the Academy of General Dentistry; there are only 149 practicing dentists throughout the state of California whom have received this award.
A Southern California native, Dr. Hubenette has always played an active role in community events and was a member of the Pacific Beach Chamber of Commerce & Town Council in San Diego. She has donated services to various charitable organizations including St. Vincent DePaul, The Braille Institute, and the Muscular Dystrophy Society.
Her current endeavors include serving as a community leader by working with the Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma, Christina’s Smiles, the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance as a mentor, and is an active Rotarian. She is a member of Sonoma Impact 100, and sponsors annually to Red and White Ball, Sonoma Valley Hospital, and Children's fundraising and sports teams. In 2013 she became California's co-chairman for Freedom Day USA, a national organization to thank Veterans and active Military for their services. She helped inspire Sonoma to create Freedom Week Sonoma, an extension of Freedom Day USA.
As for dentistry, she has a Fellowship with the Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a fellowship for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and United States Dental Institute for Orthodontia. After selling her practice in San Diego, she relocated to Sonoma with her late Husband, Mark, and helped form Synergy Dental Group.
She now resides in Kenwood with her dog Dakota. When she is not providing dental care, she enjoys fishing, hiking, rollerblading, camping, motorcycling, and especially time with family.
Dr. Kimberly has a new hobby of writing, hiking, and checking off her bucket list in life. She is an author, and her first fiction novel is called GRID, which launched in March 2022. Inspired by her late husband's love of the wilderness and his passion for survival, the back of the book also has emergency preparedness lists for creating bug-out bags for pets and humans alike! She was featured in Sonoma Sun, The Social, and Sonoma Index-Tribune.
Sonoma's highly anticipated 'The Social Publication' magazine has featured an article highlighting the remarkable achievements and contributions of Dr. Hubenette.