“When I can help get patients out of dental pain, educate them about their oral health, and improve the esthetic appearance of their smile, it is very fulfilling."
Dr. Kamille Mercado
Don’t let her youthful face fool you. Dr. Kamille Mercado is a talented, accomplished and highly-skilled professional and we are excited to have her join our ranks as the premier dental providers in the area. She not only earned top honors and graduated the top of her class, but was an award-winning published researcher before she picked up her well-earned diploma.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude at University of Pacific Stockton with a BS in Biology, where she was also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She earned her DDS degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and was inducted into the Tau Kappa Omega Honorary Society. Her dental pulp stem cells research was published in the Journal of the California Dental Association (JCDA) and was awarded by the American Association of Dental Research. Upon graduating she extended her training to include a yearlong Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program run by NYU Langone in San Jose.
Her passion for dentistry started when she interned with her dentist in high school and it only grew deeper the more she learned about the level of artistry and skill it demanded, and the difference it can make in someone’s life. “When I can help get patients out of dental pain, educate them about their oral health, and improve the esthetic appearance of their smile, it is very fulfilling. It's not just about "fixing their teeth," it's about helping to improve their quality of life,” said Dr. Kamille Mercado.
Looking for a practice who could match her dedication and push her expertise, Dr. Mercado joined South San Francisco Dental Care in 2020. From her initial stints filling in for some of our providers, she was impressed by the level of teamwork and camaraderie she observed. She was also excited by the ability to collaborate with our in-house specialists to give her patients the best comprehensive care possible. She is now in our practice full-time and is joined by a team of dedicated dental providers who are as equally committed to their craft and to delivering unparalleled customer service.
Raised by immigrant parents in Daly City, she has lived most of her life in SF Bay. She looks forward to developing her career here and serving her hometown community. She could think of no better place to live with its diversity of food, people, culture and landscape. Her skills and passion doesn’t stop at dentistry. She plays piano and guitar, speaks Filipino and Spanish, and is learning Japanese and Korean through her favorite dramas.