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Christina Chen, DDS


About Dr. Chen

Dr. Christina Chen is a gentle, compassionate dentist in San Francisco who puts a strong focus on informing her patients about their options so they can make the best choices for their health.

Dr. Chen was born and raised in San Francisco. As a teenager who had braces for a very long time, she loved her orthodontist and was inspired by that experience to become a dentist herself. With such quality schools nearby, she was able to remain in the Bay Area while getting a top-tier education, getting her bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and her dental degree at UCSF. During a residency at UNLV, she broadened her scope of skills with training in oral surgery, implants, and sedation dentistry.

Dr. Chen is excited to be back in her hometown and to be serving her community. At Dr. Young’s high-tech dental practice in San Francisco’s Union Square, she offers comprehensive dental service, restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, extractions, and root canal therapy.

She prides herself on providing compassionate, patient-centered care with a focus on patient education. She likes working closely with patients and using her knowledge and skills to improve their oral health, restore function in their teeth, and help them become confident in their smiles. Her philosophy is to provide her patients with all the knowledge and information they need to make their own health care decisions. She makes it her mission to ensure that her patients’ dental visits are as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

It is my mission to make my patients’ dental visits as comfortable as possible and to make sure they have a good experience.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Chen likes going on hikes and exploring nature around the Bay Area. She also likes trying new restaurants in the city and new recipes in the kitchen.



Education and Experience

For undergraduate studies, she attended University of California, Berkeley, which allowed her to get an excellent education while staying in the Bay Area. She majored in integrative biology because she had always enjoyed biology as a science and knew she wanted to go into health care. During her time in Berkeley, she worked at a free dental clinic, which offered medical and dental services to the homeless community and to people who were working but were uninsured or underinsured.

By graduation, she had decided to become a dentist and chose to attend dental school at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chen felt fortunate to be able to attend such a great dental school and still remain home in San Francisco.

After completing dental school, Dr. Chen chose to do her residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. UNLV offered a wide scope of dental education that wasn’t taught in school, such as treating medically complex patients and patients with special needs, as well as the opportunity to do dentistry in a hospital setting.

Now, Dr. Chen keeps herself up to date on the latest research in her field by taking continuing education courses, going to conventions, and attending webinars on various topics to expand her knowledge and to keep up with new, up-and-coming advances.

  • Undergraduate

    University of California, Berkeley

    Integrative Biology

  • Dental School

    University of California, San Francisco

    Doctor of Dental Surgery

  • Residency

    UNLV School of Dental Medicine

    General Practice Residency

Young Dental SF

490 Post Street Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday 10am – 7pm
Tuesday 8am – 7pm
Wednesday 8am – 7pm
Thursday 8am – 7pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm

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