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2375 Ocean Avenue San Francisco, CA 94127

Top Rated Dentist 2018

Welcome to our Dental Practice! Our goal is to inspire our patients through education to achieve a high level of oral health and make informed choices about the care of their mouth. We offer a caring and personalized program of dental care uncommon in this era of managed health care. We provide a full range of dental services in a clean, safe and professional environment. We always stress quality over expediency.

There is a reason to be smiling. Contemporary dentistry can now offer you advances never dreamed of in the past. New cosmetic materials applied with advanced bonding techniques help to provide esthetic, natural looking and long lasting restorations. Implant technology now can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and to provide fixed-in-place solutions that were once solved by removable dentures.

We recognize that every patient is an individual with individual needs. Whether you need just a "cleaning", a single porcelain veneer or complex full mouth rehabilitation, you should feel at home in our office. Let our talented staff serve you. Our dental practice is conveniently located at 2375 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127. Take the first step and set up an examination by calling our office at (415) 239-2740 or by sending us an email at [email protected].


Dr. Daniel Davidson, DMD



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Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

    Office Manager

    Lorene is a graduate of City College with an Associate Science Degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. She has had an opportunity to work in Dental Laboratories and has had experience in fabricating crowns, bridges and dentures.  She then went on to graduate from National Education Center for Dental Assisting and received her Registered Dental Assistant licensing.  Lorene feels very fortunate to have worked for Dr. Davidson  for many years as well as a Chairside Assistant for 12 years.  With that knowledge, she has gained a better understanding in coordinating patient treatment to best meet their needs and concerns. Lorene's hobbies include fishing, hunting,  and home remodeling with her husband. She looks forward to assisting you in coordinating and scheduling your dental care.  

  • DORA
    Chairside Assistant

    Dora graduated from a dental assisting program in 1994 and received her Registered Dental Assistant license one year later.  She feels very fortunate to have worked for Dr. Davidson for many years.  Dora is very dedicated and a hard working assistant.  She takes pleasure in helping people and seeing them become healthy.  Dora adds warmth and charm to our office and we feel very lucky to have her.

  • Catherine .
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist

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  • Rosemary .
    Office Assistant

    Rosemary graduated in 2020 from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She also received an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences with an emphasis on Social and Behavioral Sciences at City College of San Francisco. Since the age of fourteen, Rosemary has had experience working at several corporate offices in the Financial District.  She does however hope to pursue a career in health care. Rosemary continues to share her talents and compassion even outside of the office as a part-time home-care provider with the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program. She enjoys baking, watching movies, spending quality time with her family and friends, and trying new things (especially if it is tasty food). Rosemary is happy to be welcoming all patients at Dr. Davidson's office. She believes that the best accessory a person can wear is a smile on their face.

    RDH, BS, MS

    Renee graduated form Ohio State University where she received degrees in Education and Dental Hygiene and earned a MS in Health Sciences at San Francisco State University.  She was an Associate Clinical Professor for twenty years at University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry and (concurrently) at Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program where she taught several courses including beginning and advanced clinics, local anesthesia, periodontology, dental health education and ethics and jurisprudence.  In recognition of her talents as a teacher and mentor, her students presented her with numerous Excellence in Teaching Awards.  She also has served as a faculty member for the Summer Institute program on 'Communication Technology and Information Management' sponsored by the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and a consultant for the DHNet, an electronic communications system and dental hygiene knowledge base.  Additionally, Renee practiced in a public health clinic in Boston and was co-owner and VP of Marketing of Apogee, a continuing education company for dental professionals.  She has published and presented in many areas both nationally and internationally and authored a chapter on local anesthesia in Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice.  She continues to teach courses for graduate dental hygienists and educators.  Throughout her career she has worked in both general and periodontal practices where she enjoys becoming acquainted with patients and providing dental hygiene care.  Renee lives on the peninsula with her husband, Dave, two children, Ashley and Andrew, and two long haired miniature dachshunds.  She enjoys hiking, biking, reading and volunteering at her children's schools.

    RDH, BS

    Marilou earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan.  She served as the Honor Council Representative upholding the honor code system as well as a Clinic Student Teacher and a Tutor Assisting Fellow of Dental Hygiene Students.  In addition, she participated in various internship programs as a student dental hygienist in Michigan and North Dakota.  Throughout her curriculum in Michigan, her academic achievement was recognized with a number of honors such as the University Honors, a James B. Angell Scholar, a National Society of Collegiate Scholar , and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society, (Nu Chapter Member).  Besides her comittment to her profession, Marilou believes in living a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating organic and well-balanced meals, taking Barre3 classes, practicing yoga, tending to her yard, singing and dancing to different music genres, and learning the latest pop songs and dance moves.  In addition, she discovered her talent in event planning as she helped her best friends with their wedding, bridal shower, and baby shower.  She also aspires to be more active in community service and able to give back to the Dental Profession,  In the near future, she hopes that she will be able to become a mother and have a family with her husband.Marilou earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan.  She served as the Honor Council Representative upholding the honor code system as well as a Clinic Student Teacher and a Tutor Assisting Fellow of dental hygiene students.  In addition, she participated in various internship programs as a student dental hygienist in Michigan and North Dakota. 

  • JULIE .
    RDH, BS

    Julie started out in public relations at Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, CA. After several years in PR in the wine industry, she welcomed a baby into her life. Instead of going back to public relations she opened a home daycare for 8 children from her Sonoma County community. After 8 years taking care of children she decided to go back to school and start a (third) new chapter of her life. She moved back to San Francisco (where she grew up) and went to CCSF to start her road to a dental hygiene license. Acceptance to the University of the Pacific was the first step towards earning her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She went on to earn an award for outstanding academic achievement, the group practice leader award for 2019, and graduate cum laude from the accelerated program. She currently is working as clinic faculty at University of the Pacific to fulfil her desire to educate and share knowledge. To address her desire to work in the public health setting she is working part time with a community health clinic providing services for the underserved communities in San Francisco. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding her horse down in Half Moon Bay, and doing one of her many other hobbies such as pottery or baking.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "It has been my good fortune to have been a patient of yours for over eighteen years. Although the term does not pertain to the profession of dentistry, I consider you a master of your craft. Your professionalism is exemplary and is reflected, as well, in your staff. I can only express my appreciation in two words--Thank you."
  • "Now that I am in my 60's, I should, according to family genetics and a prior dentist, be wearing dentures; but, I am not. After seeing Dr. Davidson save my son's teeth and deal with his dental phobia, I became a client and am thrilled with what he has been able to do for me. He is scrupuloulsy thorough while still careful not to cause pain or anxiety. He is what you want in a dentist-extremely competent and gentle. Now my whole family and many friends receive their dental care from Dr. Davidson, and even more telling, so does my oral surgeon."
    KAY E.
  • "I was referred to Dr. Davidson at the age of 18 by one of his clients. I was very impressed with the work he had done on her broken tooth. I had chipped my tooth in childhood and wanted to have it cosmetically fixed to look real. Dr. Davidson had repaired my tooth perfectly, and I therefore continued to see him as my regular dentist. As I've come to know Dr. Davidson over the years I've seen him stay on the cutting edge of technology keeping up with the latest new developments and techniques to always deliver the best periodontal procedures that have maintained the overall look and condition of my teeth. I also have to say that customer service in his office has been bar none with his staff. There have been times when I've needed to get in on short notice and have always been accommodated. Well, today I'm 51 years old and my teeth still look like I'm 18. Thanks Dr. Davidson."
    NICK M.
  • "Thank you for the beautiful work you are doing on my teeth. My new crowns look more natural than I'd imagined possible. I am so happy with the results. I appreciate your skills and am so happy to be your patient. Thanks again"
    JULIE G.
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Davidson for many years. I started going to him for general dentistry care and found him very personable and knowledgeable in his field. I soon realized that, besides general dentistry, he is truly a designer and architect. I contemplated for years to have my front teeth improved. Dr. Davidson provided the advice and guidance, from the "look" to the partners he recommended for my endondontic and orthodontic treatment. Although it was a long and tedious process, Dr. Davidson provided the support, care, and commitment to produce the look, feel, and health that I desired for my teeth. I am very happy and ever so grateful to Dr. Davidson for all his passion and care in his work. As the outcome, I now feel happy and confident in my smile and the health of my teeth! Thank you!"
    DIANA V.
  • "I was so well informed by doctor Daniel Davidson on every step involved with the implant procedure that the decision to choose an implant for a missing tooth was an easy one. I am very pleased with the results. The tooth looks great, is fully functional, very easy to floss and brush and, most importantly to me, the procedure was painless."
    MARK S.
  • "The experience I had with a front tooth implant with Dr. Davidson and his team, was all together successful. After so many years the tooth is still firmly in place and looks great. I would highly recommend Dr. Davidson to anyone. The Hygienist team is also highly skilled so that the follow up with this tooth has always been in a caring and protective environment."
    JUDY H.
  • "Frankly, I was skeptical when Dr. Davidson suggested replacing the bridgework and splints that he had carefully crafted over the years with Dental Implants. I had gotten used to seeing my teeth in a glass every night and after all, how much better could the Implants be? The answer is; Implants are a miracle! My new teeth have so far exceeded my wildest expectations that words fail me. Thank you Dr. Dan, you and your wonderful staff have given me a new smile."
    JERRY J.
  • "Every dentist that I have seen since you has marveled at my beautiful mouth. But, I have not been without some dental problems. However, your work stands strong and is preserved. My bite is still perfect. You should be proud of your work and I still thank you for it. I am a real testimonial for you anytime you should need one. Gratefully"

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Introducing Dr. Li Jia Sheng

Dear Patients and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I share the exciting news of my partnership with Dr. Li Jia Sheng. After careful deliberation I have decided that it is time to begin a gradual transition to working a lighter schedule.

In making this decision, my top priority was to find a dentist who will continue to provide you with the same level of attention and standard of care that you are accustomed to. I can’t wait for you to meet Dr. Sheng. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Sheng’s dental skills. Her passion and dedication are similar to mine and I know that she will take great care of you and your family. This decision to begin working part-time has been made easier knowing that you will be in Dr. Sheng’s capable hands. My incredible staff: Lorene, Dora, Renee, Marilou, Julie and Judith, will all be here to welcome you. This blending of all of our efforts will result in an even more efficient dental office without any loss of the personal care and high level of excellence that you have come to expect.

Dr. Li Jia Sheng completed her Honors Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Western Ontario and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She moved to San Francisco with her husband in 2020 and has been practicing dentistry on West Portal Avenue. Dr. Sheng’s philosophy is to treat every patient with compassion, professionalism, and a gentle touch. She is dedicated to forming life-long relationships with patients that are built on mutual respect, knowledge and trust.

Many years ago I set out to create a high quality dental practice dedicated to patient education and technical excellence. I felt that such a philosophy was the best way to serve my patients while at the same time giving my incredible staff and I a joyful and fulfilling place to work. Our office is where friends became longtime patients and patients became longtime friends. I truly believe that Dr. Sheng will continue that tradition.

Thank you again for your continued confidence.


Daniel G. Davidson D.M.D.