Meet Dr. Kevin Kai

The highlight of my day is seeing the look in someone’s eyes after a smile transformation. Orthodontics is a group effort – our team and patients must work together to improve the alignment, smile, and bite. I have found that empowering our patients to have a vested interest in their teeth and treatment makes my work more enjoyable and fulfilling.


Continuing Education

Being involved as a younger leader in the dental field, I am fortunate to be able to attend many local, statewide, and national meetings. Most recently, I completed an aligner intensive fellowship to be able to treat more complex malocclusions with clear aligners. I always keep up to date with new advancements in the field for the benefit of our patients.

Professional Memberships

In the Community

I am a true native of the Bay Area. I was born and raised in San Jose, California and went to Bellarmine College Preparatory for high school. I then attended college at UC Berkeley and received degrees in both business administration and molecular/cell biology. After graduating college, I attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to receive my doctorate degree. At Pacific Dugoni, I served as Chair of the Student Delegation for the California Dental Association and was involved in national leadership for the American Student Dental Association. I was a leader for the Jamaica dental mission trip and organized over 120 students and faculty to treat over 2000 patients over 2 years. I received my certificate in orthodontics and master's degree in craniofacial biology from UC San Francisco. During my time at UCSF, I served as Chief Resident of the program. I finally returned home to San Jose and joined the Kai Orthodontics family. I am currently the California representative to the New Dentist Committee of the American Dental Association and serve on various task forces and committees for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the California Dental Association.

Outside the Office

In my free time, I like to snack, play board games, watch movies, and exercise.