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About Dr. Van

Dr. John Van’s life was changed after he got braces in the fifth grade. Through nothing but positive experiences with his dentist and orthodontist, his self-esteem skyrocketed with the help of his improved smile. Seeing his peers benefit from dentistry's unique ability to improve self-image, he knew he wanted to enter the medical field as a career.

Dr. Van was born and raised in San Francisco and has remained in the community for most of his life. He spent four years earning a bachelor of science degree in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and attended one of the top clinical dental training programs in the country, at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. After graduating, he started his own practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, and honed his skills working with diverse communities.

Dr. Van’s true passion for dentistry shines through in his volunteer work. He volunteered for two years with Operation Smile, a medical charity providing dental, cleft lip, and palate repair surgeries to children around the world. The organization, which has provided reconstructive surgery to more than 150,000 children and young adults in more than 60 countries, has allowed Dr. Van to offer his expertise in Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, India, Vietnam, and Honduras by providing free care to children and adults.

With this altruistic background, Dr. Van brings an extraordinary amount of compassion and empathy to his patients. His humanitarian work is what brought him to meet Dr. Young and later join Young Dental SF, where Dr. Van provides care to the community he knows and loves.

I love getting patients out of pain, but also the small cosmetic procedures. Everyone has the right to feel good about themselves.

Personal Interests

Dr. John Van is an extraordinarily passionate and talented dentist, bringing his skills around the world to help the underserved. He is excited to give back to the diverse community he grew up in every day at Young Dental SF.



Implant Dentistry

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


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

Return To Dental Care

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

Education and Experience

Dr. John Van received a full academic scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles, for outstanding achievement in high school. After earning his BS in psychology, he attended one of the top clinical dental training programs in the country at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dr. Van is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He remains abreast of the latest advancements in the fast-moving dental field through continuing education work and his unwavering passion for humanitarian volunteering.

  • Undergraduate

    University of California, Los Angeles


  • Dental School

    University of the Pacific

    Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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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American Dental Association

Academy of Osseointegration

American Academy of Implant Dentistry