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Selected and trained with your needs in mind.

We want you to feel comfortable and safe as you approach your dental care.

Our staff is highly qualified in their various skills and very pleasant to be with. We enjoy working together, and have a good time at it.  As well, you can rest-assured you will be treated with compassion and respect. Humor floats around the place as well. Many of us have been working together for several decades, and keep coming back for more, so I guess we are either compatible or uncreative.

The hygienists are each superb and both bring their own individual personal approach to patients and to their profession. Each is highly focused, and offers a range of expanded modalities to help you with your unique oral needs.

The dental associates offer the same concerned, personal care, the style that runs through the entire office staff.

Both the front office staff-receptionist and bookkeeper are very kind and thorough, and bring many years of specialized experience to the office. And our roving assistants are cheerful and very well trained in their various tasks of patient comfort, instrument sterilization, X-rays, and a host of procedures.

We all work together as a team to bring you quality, comfortable dental care.  Running this mini-hospital is an art and requires exquisite coordination and focus, and I am really proud of the effort everyone puts in.

Michael Griffith DDS MS MA

Education:

  • BA – UC Berkeley
  • DDS – University of California, San Francisco 1969
  • MS – University of California, San Francisco 1971
  • MA – California Institute of Integral Studies, Psychology 1986

Licenses: DDS and LMFT

Teaching:

  • UCSF Dental School, Department of Oral Biology, lecturer and assistant professor in Oral Midicine. (Teaching, providing care and instruction in maxillo-facial prosthetics and oral cancer)
  • Couples Therapy California Institute of Integral Studies-two years. Esalen Institute—Developing Romantic Intelligence 5 years.

MFT website: michaelgriffithmft.com and sfpsych.com

I have been married over 30 years, have two children, and three grandchildren in the bay area. I am avid oil painter and photographer.

Our Hygienists:

Sue Yee, RDH who has practiced at the office for 40 years and has a VERY loyal patient base. She is amaxingly thorough, kind, truly one-of-a-kind, gentle while thorough (that bears repeating), and a wonderfully approachable human being. You will relish your cleanings with her and her home-care instructions, which she individualizes.  She treats all levels of periodontal disease, and coordinates with myself and periodontists in patient management. 

Sinkuan, who has been practicing here for several years. She worked with a local periodontist for 15 years, until he retired. She is gentle yet thorough, and a master with the ultrasonic cleaner.   She has a kind soft voice and you will feel contented in knowing you are well cared for in a gentle way.

 

Our Dental Staff:

The dental staff, Angel, Eisele, and Connie have been with me for 8 years and are a wonderful, caring group of dedicated professionals. They all get rave reviews from our patients for being attentive, kind, personal and funny.  We all get along beautifully at the office, and each member of the office staff are experts in their field of focus.  They will remember you as an indivdual, respond to your lifestyle’s needs for reminders, and will work out understandable financial plans for your care.  They are your first line of inquiry when dealing with the changing world of insurance.

Contact Me Today to Talk

I'd love to find out what I can help you with. Call 415-334-1737 or email me for a free 15 minute consultation.