Dr. Matthew Young, DDS

General Dentist and Implant Dentist in Union Square San Francisco
Matthew Young, DDS

About Dr. Young

Dr. Matthew Young is an open and friendly General Dentist and Implant Dentist. He has been happily serving patients in the San Francisco area for the past ten years with over fifteen years of private practice experience and expertise.

Dr. Young is passionate about providing the highest-quality, most personalized care possible. His patients rave about his talent, knowledge, and gentle hands, as well as the fact that he takes the time to explain every step before and during procedures to make sure patients feel comfortable. He is proud that their office, Young Dental SF, was voted Best Dentist in San Francisco by SF Weekly Readers.

He loves seeing patients at Young Dental SF for general dental work so he can welcome new residents, hear their stories, and get to know them over a series of years. He loves learning about people’s careers and life changes and watching families develop as his own does. Dr. Young is also well known for skilled implant placement, reconstructive dentistry and esthetic work. Dr. Young lectures nationally and internationally trains other dentists on implant dentistry and esthetics.

Both of Dr. Young’s parents are teachers. They instilled in him the value of education as one of the best ways to help others and improve a community. Guided by his passion for giving back, he serves as a leader to many dental societies, endeavoring to make it easier for dentists to practice effective medicine. Dr. Young holds credentialing and education in the highest regard. Dr. Young specializes in implant dentistry earning the credential Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. He also serves as a board examiner for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Outside of the office, Dr. Young volunteers in San Francisco with California Dental Association Cares, Give Kids a Smile and Project Homeless Connect, where he gives people looking to get back in the workforce new smiles and renewed confidence. He is also proud to have served as the President of the San Francisco Dental Society. Abroad, he works with Operation Smile and teams up with other healthcare providers to turn children’s lives around.

One of the greatest things about dentistry is getting to know your patients over a span of years. They become your family, their careers develop, you see them grow up, they watch you age… it’s pretty amazing.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Young spends most of his time with his wife, Sokie, and their two incredible children, Joseph and Lily. Together, they love going to the beach and building sandcastles, enjoying all the local parks of San Francisco and the Bay Area and rooting for the Giants. Dr Young is also a proud coach for Joseph’s baseball team in The San Francisco Little League and Lily’s T-Ball coach for the Junior Giants.

Dr Young - Personal Interests



Dr. Young is at the forefront of his field for implant placement surgery.

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Invisalign® is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear braces, personalized for each patient’s mouth.

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The team especially enjoys seeing patients who have missed seeing a doctor or dentist for years on end.

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“Dr. Young is extremely friendly and detailed. I thoroughly enjoyed our chat about my dental health.”

– Travis

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“Dr. Young is so personable and genuine. I highly recommend him; and his staff is very caring and helpful.”

– Tricia

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“If you are nervous or have dental anxiety, Dr. Young is the dentist to see.”

– Brooke

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“My family is so glad we found Dr. Young. He is very down to earth as well as his staff. And he is a pro, my root canal was effortless. I couldn’t recommend somebody more.”

– Dax

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Dr. Young attended State University of New York Buffalo’s Dental School, graduating with honors before completing a residency in general dentistry at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he received the Resident of the Year Award. He completed a prestigious fellowship in implant surgery with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In 2007, he moved to San Francisco to serve people in the heart of the city at his Union Square location. Ten years later he has accomplished a lot.

  • 1995

    Pennsylvania State University


  • 1999
    Dental School

    State University of New York, Buffalo

    Graduated with Honors Labenski Award for Ethics and Interactions with patient, peers and faculty Fumia, Snow and Jaunch Awards for Excellence in Dentistry

  • 2000

    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Voted Outstanding Resident of the Year

  • 2000
    Start of Private Practice

    New Jersey

  • 2003

    AAID Implant Maxicourse

    Implant Dentistry

  • 2018
    New Facility

    Moved to new State of the Art Facility Union Square, SF

Certifications & Memberships


American Board of Oral Implantology


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American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Honored Fellow/ Trustee

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International Congress of Oral Implantologists


Academy of General Dentistry logo

Academy of General Dentistry

Member & National CE Provider

American Dental Association logo

American Dental Association

Member/ Lecturer

San Francisco Dental Society logo

San Francisco Dental Society

Board of Directors/ President

International College of Dentists logo

International College of Dentists


Operation Smile logo

Operation Smile


SF Little League coach logo

SF Little League


Junior Giants logo

Junior Giants


AAID Maxi Course logo

AAID Maxi Course


California Dental Association logo

California Dental Association

Member/ Delegate

ADA foundation logo

ADA Foundation



Bay Area Implant Synergy


Dental Implant Learning Center logo

The Dental Implant Learning Center


Young Dental SF Group

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Monday 8am – 7pm

Tuesday 8am – 7pm

Wednesday 8am – 5pm

Thursday 8am – 7pm

Friday 8am – 6pm

Saturday 8am – 4pm