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Faculty Group Practice


707 Parnassus Avenue, D4000
Dental Clinics Building, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Days/hours of operation:

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (The clinic is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Description of Services:

Patients receive state-of-the-art dental care from dental school faculty members, including several general practitioners, dental specialists, and dental hygienists. Our patients may select their own provider to maintain continuity of care with one dentist. The fees charged are similar to those in private practice in the San Francisco area.

Outpatient services:


Insurance plans accepted:

We accept most insurance plans. Please call for more information: (415) 476-3028

Special instructions for new patients:

Your initial visit will be a comprehensive oral examination with a dentist. All other appointments will be scheduled once the examination has been completed. If you have current X-ray films from another office, please bring them with you.

Special instructions for referring providers:


Emergency Dental Services:


Faculty Group Practice Providers

Dr. Lynn KiangsoontraDr. Lynn Kiangsoontra is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry, where she teaches both general dentistry and prosthodontics to dental students, and treats patients in the Faculty Group Practice.  She completed her residency in prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota, where she received extensive training in restoring and surgically placing implants, as well as rehabilitating patients with complex restorative needs.  She is currently course director of the pre-doctoral implant program, which aims to introduce implant restorations as a treatment option to another generation of dentists.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of restorative dentistry, including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implant restorations, and helping patients achieve optimal oral health.
Dr.Namrata NayyarDr.Namrata Nayyar is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry teaching General Dentistry and Prosthodontics at the predoctoral level, and treating patients in Faculty Group Practice. She completed her Prosthodontics Residency from The State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by an Implant Fellowship at Ohio State University. Dr.Nayyar was a full-time faculty member and was also part of the Faculty Practice at the The University of Texas Health Scicence Center at San Antonio Dental School, before moving to UCSF. She has extensive training in implant restorations, including CAD/CAM implant restorations. She was the recipient of numerous awards during her training, including the American Prosthodontics Society Table Clinic Award. Her practice focuses is on all areas of restorative and esthetic dentistry, including fillings, cleanings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and implant restorations.
Dr. Sophia Saeed
Dr. Sophia Saeed received her dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, after which she completed a residency in general dentistry at the UCSF School of Dentistry.  Dr. Saeed was the Director of the General Practice Residency program from 2009 to 2013, and now practices general dentistry in the Faculty Group Practice, including fillings, cleanings, deep scaling, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, and extractions.
Dr. Natalie BuuDr. Natalie Buu Hastings is originally from Southern California.  After completing her DMD at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, she graduated with honors in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. Dr. Hastings relocated to San Francisco to complete a residency in Prosthodontics at the UCSF School of Dentistry.  During her residency, she was designated as Chief Resident and given the Scuitto Award as the top resident in prosthodontics. Dr. Hastings is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry, teaching general dentistry and prosthodontics at the predoctoral level and treating patients in the Faculty Group Practice.  She is currently the Director of Fixed Prosthodontics and Division Chair of General Dentistry.
Dr. Ram M. Vaderhobli
Dr. Ram M. Vaderhobli is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry, where he moved after completing his AEGD residency training at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester.  He is the Dental Director for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, as well as the Clinical Director for the CAD/CAM program.  He gives continuing dental education lectures on the clinical use of dental materials, CAD/CAM dentistry, and lasers in dentistry, and is a clinical materials evaluator for dental companies. He is a recipient of the Arthur C. Dugoni California Faculty Award, and has received numerous awards over the years from graduating classes in recognition of his clinical teaching.  He was recently was recognized by the American College of Dentists with a Distinguished Faculty Award. His practice is based on application of a conservative evidence-based preventive treatment approach.
Dr. Sheila Brear is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry, where she is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She practices in the Faculty Group Practice on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Her focus is on patient health, and she works with her patients to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Dr. Joel WhiteDr. Joel White received his DDS from The Ohio State University, and his MS in dental materials from The University of Michigan.  He is Professor in the Division of General Dentistry and Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences.  Dr. White is a full-time faculty member at the UCSF School of Dentistry, providing general dental care since 1987 for multiple generations of patients in Faculty Group Practice.  Dr. White teaches clinical dentistry to predoctoral dental students and Advanced Education in General Dentistry residents, and is also active in research.  Dr. White is available by appointment for new and existing patients in the Faculty Group Practice, all day Monday, and Wednesday mornings.