General and cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood
Get to Know SF Dental
We believe in pairing state-of-the-art dentistry with a warm, friendly attitude. Our staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, and we always take the time to go over treatment options and answer all your questions.
We are pleased to offer you service in English, Spanish, or Korean.
Stella Kim, DDS
Dr. Stella Kim is a graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry and has practiced in the Bay Area since the start of her professional dental career. Prior to entering dentistry, Dr. Kim spent over a decade as a biomedical researcher in Los Angeles and San Diego, where she worked primarily on drug discovery and translational medicine. Eventually, however, she felt the desire to help people directly through her work on a daily basis, and she decided to make the switch to dentistry.
Dr. Kim is a member of the California Dental Association (CDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
She is an Invisalign preferred provider and has implantology certification from Hiossen’s Advanced Dental Implant Research and Education Institute (AIC). In addition, she was one of the first dentists in San Francisco to be certified in the Chao Pinhole® surgical technique, an alternative to traditional gum grafting that can reverse receding gums much faster and with significantly less discomfort.
Outside of work, Dr. Kim loves hosting dinner parties with her husband serving organic food made from scratch. She also sings and plays musical instruments, and enjoys attending live concerts.
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The SF Dental office is conveniently located in the Sunset district of San Francisco, on the ground floor of the historic Sunset Dental Building. We’re located at Santiago St and 19th Avenue (one block from Taraval St).
In the Community
Dr. Stella Kim and the SF Dental team are proud to be directly involved in and supportive of San Francisco and national charities. We have made it part of our practice to be available to perform charitable dental services and to contribute substantially to the amazing philanthropic work of others.
The CDA Cares events in Modesto on May 18-19th and in Sacramento on August 24-25th were a huge success! An estimated 10 million Californians experience barriers to dental care. The California Dental Association, the CDA Foundation and national partner America’s Dentists Care Foundation, host CDA Cares, free dental clinics to provide oral health services and education for more than 1,500 patients at each event.
The CDA Foundation’s Dental Lifeline Network and its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides free dental care by linking volunteer dentists throughout California with elderly, disabled and medically compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary dental treatment.