Caring Dentistry for Infants, Children, & Adolescents

Dentistry with a difference.

Our
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Pediatric Dentistry

Our office is a warm, welcoming environment for children. Every aspect of our practice is focused on infants, children and adolescents—from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave, we have thought out each detail to try and make the experience as comfortable as possible.

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Preventative Care

We use some of the newest tools in a pediatric dentist’s arsenal, including:

  • Anesthetic-free cavity removal using laser technology

  • Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to halt the progression of cavities

  • Digital Radiography

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Orthodontics

Dr. Anthony Nguyen provides braces and orthodontic appliances for our patients.  He will work with your child's growth and development process to bring your child's teeth and jaws into ideal alignment.

 

Our Team

 
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Anne Lee, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Anne Lee has been in practice since 2003 when she completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at UCSF. Prior to that, she obtained her DDS from Columbia University in New York, and her BA from UC Berkeley. She has practiced in many different settings ranging from private practice to a clinic setting at Children’s Hospital Oakland to volunteering on weekends at Samaritan House. She has been caring for the teeth of children in the So. San Francisco area since 2005 and is also a past member of the board of the San Mateo County Dental Society.

Dr. Lee believes in the importance of prevention when it comes to maintaining dental health. She aims to make the dental experience positive and friendly for her patients, with a goal of fostering a generation of patients who look forward to their dental visits.

Outside of the office, Dr. Lee loves spending time with family, including her young son. She enjoys many different types of activities, including sewing, running, reading, and traveling. 

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Dr. Michelle Dean received her DDS degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2011. Realizing her passion for working with children, she completed UCLA’s two-year specialty program in pediatric dentistry in 2013.

Known for her calm, kind and nurturing nature, she is committed to providing the best quality care in a fun, warm and inviting environment. As a mother herself, she understands the importance of using a family-centered approach and is deeply dedicated to helping guide her patients in obtaining the best oral health possible.

Dr. Dean is a happily married mother and when not practicing dentistry, she enjoys the simple comforts of life which include spending time with her family, trying new cuisines, catching up on new television series and movies, traveling and just having a good laugh. 

Michelle Dean, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Anthony Nguyen, also known as Dr. Anthony among his patients, is a board certified orthodontist. He was born and raised in Stockton, California where he graduated valedictorian of his high school and remained for the completion of his undergraduate studies at the University of Pacific as a Regent’s Scholar. Afterwards, Dr. Anthony received his dental degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and later received his master’s degree and specialty clinical training in orthodontics from Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Anthony prides himself on his precision and high attention to detail and has been awarded the Clinical Excellence Scholarship from the UCSF dental alumni association. Additionally, Dr. Anthony’s clinical expertise and quality orthodontic treatment led him to be recognized by the American Board of Orthodontics with board certification in 2012, an honor that is given only to select orthodontists.   As an orthodontist, Dr. Anthony enjoys building relationships with his patients and parents in order to achieve vibrant confident smiles.

Dr. Anthony currently lives with his wife, his son, and French Bulldog in San Francisco.  In his free time, he enjoys playing chess and tennis, traveling, and trying all the great restaurants the Bay Area has to offer.  Dr. Anthony is excited to join Dr. Anne Lee’s practice in order to offer braces and produce wonderful straight beautiful smiles in one convenient location.    

Anthony Nguyen, DDS

Orthodontist

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Dr. Ana Rodriguez is a pediatric dentist focused on serving the unique dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents. She understands that oral health is an important part of overall systemic health and she focuses on helping her patients develop the skills to have a lifetime of good oral health.

 

Dr. Rodriguez completed her undergraduate degree at Florida International University and graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Biology. She then attended the University of California, San Francisco for dental school. After completing dental school, Dr. Ana attended New York University College of Dentistry for a residency in Pediatric Dentistry. She then moved back to the Bay Area and has been working in the community ever since. 

 

Dr. Ana is a board certified pediatric dentist and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association as well as the International Association of Dental Research. In her free time, Dr. Ana enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, discovering new restaurants, and watching football.

Ana Rodriguez, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Michael Wang is a Bay Area native, and grew up in Santa Clara County.  He completed his undergraduate studies at UC San Diego where he first acquired a passion for dentistry while volunteering for the underserved through the UCSD Free Clinic Project.  Following his years in San Diego, Dr. Wang returned to the Bay Area to complete his doctorate at UC San Francisco, where he developed a keen interest in pediatric care.  From San Francisco, Dr. Wang then moved to New York for his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, gaining proficiency in a wide range of pediatric treatment needs.  He later decided to return home to practice in sunny California, where he has remained since.

 

Being a pediatric dentist means helping young patients set the foundations for a lifetime of good oral health, while being sensitive to their unique developmental needs. Dr. Wang enjoys the challenges associated with this role, and believes in implementing preventative measures and utilizing minimally invasive treatment for children during their formative years. 
Dr. Wang is a board certified pediatric dentist, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in conversational Spanish.

Michael Wang, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

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Mary

Registered Dental Assistant

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Jeannine

Financial Coordinator

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Evelyn

Scheduling Coordinator

Mary is a native of the Peninsula and has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 30 years, with the majority of those years spent in pediatric dentistry. Mary finds pediatrics to be rewarding and is gratified by watching our patients grow up and become young adults. She loves knowing that she has made a difference in so many young lives. Outside of the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, and takes a yearly trip to Oregon to visit her 2 beloved grandchildren.

Jeannine was born and raised in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Mercy SF and City College of SF. She has 30 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant and is currently our Appointment Coordinator. She enjoys her daily interactions with our patients and their families. Outside of the office she enjoys going to the gym, swimming, walking on the beach, and attending Giants games. What she loves most is spending summer weekends boating on the Delta with her entire family.

Evelyn is the friendly face at the front desk. She is happy to answer your questions, help you schedule appointments, and help resolve any concerns you may have. She is dedicated to making our patients feel at ease in our office and has been in Pediatric Dentistry for over a decade. Evelyn was born in the Philippines and raised in Daly City. She has over 20 years of experience in Customer Service. She previously attended University Of Phoenix for Business Administration. In her spare time, Evelyn enjoys traveling and reading inspirational books.

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Christina

Registered Dental Assistant

Christina has been in Pediatric Dentistry for more than 25 years. She has 3 beautiful young adult children that she has raised in San Francisco, of which she is a native. Christina has been a member of our team for almost 10 years now. She loves working with children and would not choose to do anything else! She most enjoys working with the children and their parents for their 1st visits as she loves being able to put their minds at ease. She finds it gratifying watching children grow through the years from toddler age, to school age, then high school and college. She is happy to say it’s never a dull moment each and every day!

Beth

Registered Dental Assistant

Beth was born and raised in the Philippines and came to California in 2001. She was a dentist back in the Philippines received her dental degree from University of Baguio. Beth has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 14 years and has been a part of our team since 2011. After coming to work with us, she’s discovered that she loves working with children. Outside of the office, Beth most enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You’ll often find her cooking, planting, and cultivating orchids in her garden (she has an amazing green thumb!)

Our Practice 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide comprehensive dental care to infants, children and adolescents in a warm and friendly environment. We aim to provide a dental home for each child, where everyone is treated with respect and kindness. We will always bring our best to the table, and we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standard.

Core Values

Our patients' needs come first​.

We treat everyone with kindness and respect.

We provide safe, quality dental care in a child friendly environment.

We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standard.

Dentistry With a Difference

At our office, you'll discover that we go the extra mile for our patients! From the moment you walk in, you'll know what we mean. We strive to create an environment that is comforting and fun for your children and encourages your trust as a parent. With a newly renovated, relocated office in south San Francisco, a dedicated, caring team, and commitment to patient care, there is something for our patients, whether it's their first visit or routine preventative or orthodontic care.

 
 

Patient
Testimonials

 
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Mother of James D.

"She was very professional and explained everything thoroughly.  Spoke very kindly to my child, which made me feel more comfortable with her caring for my child."