UCSF Dental Center Review

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UCSF Dental Center is an established dental health facility that is managed and operated by the University of California, San Francisco. The clinic operates in three major outlets in San Francisco with its main offices located at Parnassus. Other offices of the UCSF Dental Center include Buchanan and at Mission Bay. Here is a few information of importance to potential clients.

Doctors and Staff

Yvonne Kapila, DDS, Ph.D., is a notable member of the faculty at UCSF Dental Center. She attended Stanford University for her BA degree before pursuing her DDS and Ph.D. in periodontics at the UCSF. She is a member of several boards of dentistry in the US. Besides providing periodontal treatment, handling implants, bone grafts, esthetic crowns, oral sedation, sinus lifts, and other general dentistry, she serves the University as a chair of the Division of Periodontology in the Department of Orofacial Sciences.

Dr. Guo-Hao Lin. MS, DDS joined UCSF Dental Center in the Periodontology Division in 2017 while serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University. Lin is a profound researcher, a member of several associations and an award-winning dental practitioner.

The clinic also has Yogalakshmi Rajendran, BDS, MS who schooled at SRM University for her BDS and certificate in periodontology from UCSF. She earned her MS in Oral craniofacial Sciences at UCSF where she also serves as an assistant professor.

Pinelopi Xenoudi, DDS, MS, earned her DDS in 2003 from Kapodistrian University of Athens before taking a periodontics certificate at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where she also took her MS in Oral biology in 2007. She is a member of numerous professional associations in the US and serves the UCSF as the director of postgraduate periodontitis program.

The four dentists lead a team of dedicated faculty with technicians and support staff.


Services at UCSF Dental Center include general dentistry, restoration dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, implant dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, craniofacial anomalies, orofacial pain/TMD, oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral medicine.

Pros and Cons

The clinic is modern, efficient and affordable with many options for clearing bills. However, some clients complain of the presence of many interns in the facility.


707 Parnassus Ave

San Francisco, CA 94143

Inner Sunset, Twin Peaks

Phone number (415) 502-5800

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Reviews and Ratings

The clinic is rated 4.5/5.0 stars after 81 reviews on Facebook. The Parnassus located office is rated 3 stars based on 120 reviews while the Buchanan clinic is rated 2.5 after 21 reviews on yelp.com. In general, clients recommend UCSF Dental Center to other users.

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