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Meet the Team

 

Welcome to South San Francisco Dental Care, where we are committed to providing you with exemplary, professional oral health services, but we never lose sight of your satisfaction. Our team is united in our belief that we are here to serve you, and exceed your expectations. Dentistry is our profession, but service is our passion.

Dr. Kelvin C. Choi, Dr. Alexandra S. Choi, Dr. Philip Choi, Dr. Deborah Chau and our entire dental team know the importance of developing ongoing, one-on-one relationships with each of our patients. From your first visit, we will work with you to establish open lines of communication, and learn about you as an individual as well as your desires for a beautiful, healthy smile. We will always see you as the remarkable individual that you are, and will never treat you as just another patient in the treatment chair.


Your Dentists

Kelvin Choi, DDS

General Dentist

Alexandra Choi, DDS

General Dentist

Philip Choi, DDS

General Dentist

Deborah Chau, DDS

General Dentist


Your Specialists

Gary Lau, DDS

Orthodontist

Stanley Sun, DDS

Periodontist

Jeffrey Yui, DDS 

Endodontist

Anthony Nguyen, DDS

Orthodontist

Amanda Tsoi, DDS

Pedodontist

 

 


Your Hygienists

Lailani Nusbaum, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vivian Le, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

 

Lailani

Registered Dental Hygienist

Providing her patients with compassionate, gentle, and attentive care, Lailani loves getting to know each of them during their visits. She performs cleanings, and scaling and root planing, and she delivers oral hygiene instructions that help every patient learn how to keep their teeth and gums in excellent shape between appointments. Lailani is passionate about providing care that improves a person’s life, and giving them the information they need to make healthy decisions and establish good home oral care habits.

When she’s not tending her patients, Lailani loves to bake and spend time with her three daughters.

Vivian

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vivian loves developing relationships with each patient, getting to know them as individuals, learning about their lives and interests, all while providing them with gentle, thorough dental care. As a hygienist, she diagnoses periodontal disease and issues, works with others on our team to help a patient attain and maintain optimum oral health, and provides personal education about preventing periodontal disease and how to keep one’s mouth and body healthy. Always professional but also friendly and open, Vivian is quick to smile and laugh with patients, making them feel comfortable and relaxed during their appointments.

Megan

Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan went to hygiene school at Carrington College of San Jose and began her career in 2015. As a patient of Dr. Choi’s since she was eight years old, she knows first-hand how great this office is! Her hygienist inspired her to take better care of her teeth, and Megan wants to do the same now for her patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients and inspiring them to take care of not only their oral health but also their overall health. We are so lucky to have her as a part of our supportive and positive team.

When Megan’s not in the office, she enjoys going out to new restaurants and trying new foods. She also likes to explore the beautiful Bay Area, from the beach to the mountains.


Dental Assistants

Cindy

Registered Dental Assistant

At our practice, Cindy is all about making sure that each person has a positive experience during the visit. She is open and friendly, and provides support and encouragement to every patient while they are being cared for by our doctors. As a chairside assistant, Cindy makes sure that the doctor has everything needed for the procedure, but she’s also focused on the patient, to ensure that they are comfortable, and telling them what the doctor is doing. She’s positive and always smiling, which helps our patients feel safe and to relax while here

When not at work, Cindy likes to explore new hobbies. Most recently, she’s taken up knitting.

Heather

Registered Dental Assistant

Heather is constantly focused on the needs of our patients. She sees to it that they know they are valued and respected, and tends to their comfort. She spends her days working with our doctors, chairside, and provides them with assistance during procedures. But her attention is also on the patient, talking with the person, keeping him or her informed of what the doctor is doing and how things are progressing, and making sure that the patient is doing okay.

Isabel

Registered Dental Assistant

With her warm and comforting smile, Isabel make sures that patients know they are in excellent hands and we are here for them. She finds the greatest satisfaction in helping patients get out of their dental pain, and is there to provide encouragement and education before, during, and after procedures. Isabel is very good at explaining treatments and helping a patient understand what is going to happen and what the outcome will be, and she’s always willing to answer questions and address concerns, too.

When she’s not here at work, Isabel loves to be in the great outdoors, whether she’s fishing or camping. She also enjoys a variety of music and learning about foods from other countries.


Front Desk 

Laurie Z.

Treatment Coordinator (Back Row, Second to Right)

Laurie has a keen eye for detail but she never loses sight of her ultimate goal: quality service! This makes her an excellent treatment coordinator and advocate for our patients. A mother of four, she knows how to juggle multiple tasks while keeping a cool head and high spirits.

Alicia F.

Treatment Coordinator (Back Row, Far Right)  

Alicia is committed to providing high-quality customer service and care to our patients. She is always available to answer questions, explain treatment processes and options, and provide an encouraging word to a reticent patient. At our practice, Alicia performs administrative duties, handles insurance billing matters, and helps patients make the most of their insurance benefits.

When not at work, Alicia is usually with her family, including her husband and two wonderful children. She enjoys being outside, or at the yoga studio, and she is active in the Burlingame Mothers’ Club and the Pacifica Beach Coalition.

Alicia H.

Treatment Coordinator (Front Row, Left)  

Alicia helps patients make the most of their insurance benefits and assists them with their financial questions and concerns. She also serves as our hygiene and treatment coordinator, and schedules appointments to fit seamlessly into our patients’ lives. Alicia’s goal is to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible and ensure they have the best experience when they come to our office. She treats others the way she would want to be treated: with kindness and a smile!

Iaera E.

Treatment Coordinator (Front Row, Right)  

Iaera is usually the first face you see when you come to our office and her bright smile will help you feel at ease as soon as you step in the door. As our office greeter and administrative coordinator, she makes sure our patients are comfortable during their visit. An avid traveler and foodie, she loves new experiences and meeting new people, including our patients.