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Ben Amini, DDS, FAGD
San Francisco, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: By appointment only

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Behnam (Ben) Amini, DDS, FAGD





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

P. T. from Menlo Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! As an emergency physician, I was extremely relieved to find the highest quality of health measures instituted here- everything from requirement for all staff to have regular covid testing, high quality operating room level HEPA filters, sanitation and temp checks/covid symptom survey on arrival, mouth rinses before exam/treatment which helps neutralize virus, as well as masks worn by all. Additionally, Dr. Amini is employing the newest technology in dentistry that I have not seen in any other dentistry office. This is the place to go for dental care, especially in the covid area. Do not hesitate to get your care here! Also, very friendly and professional staff: Dr. Amini is an excellent dentist and he runs a super high quality office!

Shiva Jones (Source: Google)


I love Dr. Amini and the team at Citident! I was there a couple weeks ago for a routine cleaning. Everyone is wearing both masks and shields. The entire place is completely spotless, but it always is so that’s not new. They are really taking every precaution to ensure non of the patients or staff is exposed. What I really appreciated was they are giving out a small capsule of the tooth polish to even further minimize any exposure. I felt totally safe and comfortable visiting Citident and I missed seeing everyone’s smiling faces!

Matt W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been going to this dentist since 2016 when I needed a bunch of work done after moving to SF from Seattle. Honestly the employees are some of the nicest people I have met and I look forward to walking into their office each and every time. I even asked about going every 3 months instead of 6 earlier today just because of how positive the experience is every time. Furthermore one time I cut part of my gum by my wisdom teeth and it started bleeding and I ran into the office right before they closed hoping that they could direct me to someone else who was open later. Instead of turning me away, a dentist that I hadn’t met stayed late and helped me out. It will be a sad day if I every move away from SF because I will need to find a new dentist. Amazing people and I am in shock that anyone would ever have a bad experience interacting with such nice people.

Michael D. from San Bruno, CA (Source: Yelp)


I must say the overall experience with Dr. Amini has been nothing short of Amazing. From the initial consultation with Naz and Ashley to the actual procedures with Dr. Amini. The entire staff has treated me with white glove service throughout the process. They’ve demonstrated an unrivaled level of service and I’m thrilled to be a recipient of their high level care. Let’s be honest, nobody loves going to the dentist but I have to say they do everything in their power to make sure they handle each patient with professionalism and the utmost care. I would recommend their services to anyone in need.

Linda Ostrom (Source: Google)


Visited today and was so impressed with all the safety protocols!!! Was greeted at the door and had the bottom of my shoes sprayed and then hand sanitizer and temperature checked. Everyone was super friendly and professional as always. Everyone was wearing masks and gloves. They purify the rooms with Operating Room technology throughout the day and in-between each patient. Have been a loyal patient for more than 15yrs and continue to be impressed. Highly recommend!!

Richard D. from Lafayette, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Amini, his associates and staff at Citident for the past 15+ years. I couldn’t be happier with the care I’ve received and continue to receive there. I try to take good care of my teeth so I do the normal preventative dental check-ups along with teeth-cleaning, deep-cleaning when I need to, whitening, fillings etc. But Dr. Amini and his associates have also done a couple of bridges, several crowns, and Invisilign for me. Citident is way ahead of the curve on dental technology. Crown work can be completed in one appointment. No messing around with temporaries. Why? Because Dr. Amini has a Cerec machine which most dentists do not have. A digital image of your tooth is sent to the machine and the machine creates a ceramic crown right before eyes. You won’t see a lot of files lying around either. Everything Citident does is computerized and stored, including X-rays of your teeth. The offices have recently been modernized and are a complete complement to Citident’s advanced use of technology. It feels so calm and nice in the offices you can hardly believe you’re seeing a dentist. The staff are warm and welcoming; the technicians are professional. And I’ve always found everyone accommodating to my needs regarding appointments or emergencies. Dr. Amini is determined that the work done at Citident is excellent and that you, the patient, are completely satisfied. So, you can see I can’t say enough good things about my dental experiences with Citident. I fortuitously found Dr. Amini – I worked right across the street from his office. I walked in one day over 15 years ago and scheduled an appointment and I found my dentist. If you are looking for a great dentist, a well-run dental practice, and a modern office, I commend Dr. Amini and Citident to you. Sent from my iPhone

Bil G. from Newark, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Amini and his tight-knit crew are the BEST.  Such a professional team.  Because I don’t work in the city, he was able to get my Invisalign started the same day I came in as a new patient.  Went beyond my expectations with answering all of my “million” (ocd) questions and got the job done. Can’t complain about the front staff, they made it easy for me to schedule an appointment and was able to get all my insurance information for me without me even asking them to.  CitiDent, you ROCK!  Highly recommend this office above going anywhere else.

Marc K. (Source: Google)


I moved from San Francisco to San Diego 10 years ago so I haven’t connected with a dentist for few years. Yesterday I went to to a local dentist in San Diego and she was so impressed with the work that Dr. Amini had done on my teeth from 15 years ago… she said you had one awesome dentist for all this fantastic work done. She was also impressed how I haven’t been to the dentist in years yet my teeth are in such a great condition since I floss twice a day and Dr. Amini he’s the one who encouraged me to floss daily. Thank you Dr. Amini and the rest of the awesome staff at CitiDent.

Elham Rostami (Source: Google)


This is a great place to go take care of your teeth. The team is very professional examining and providing with solutions by priority. All the people here were very gentle and kind to me. They explained very well what was going on. The office is so clean. They use air purifiers and mask to keep you and themselves safe.

Caitlin W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to the same dentist for years and was doubtful that I could find anyone as good.  Luckily I went to CitiDent.  This was actually the most positive dental  visit I have ever had.  The staff is friendly and are very attentive to your needs.  Dr. Amini took the time to get to know me as a patient and has an excellent bedside manner.  Everyone at the office was professional and kind.  I would and already have recommended this place to anyone looking for a dentist in SF.

Wemerson N. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Amini is one of the best dentists in the Bay Area. I always had problems with my teeth in the past. I just wasn’t borne with strong teeth. Unfortunately on the top of that I went through some dentists that were nothing but butchers that did a horrible work in my mouth that needed to be replaced in a matter of months. I’m talking about bridges and crowns that had to be replaced up to 3 times at my own expense. I’m talking about thousands of dollars. I get irritated just by writing about it because it all came out of my pocket because I didn’t have dental insurance.  Then 10 years ago I met Dr. Amini. He’s been my dentist ever since. He is not only one of the nicest guy you ever meet but one of the best dentists as well. He has a very high tech office. Great location right off the bart or muni. The office is clean, cozy and you can even access the internet while you wait to get numb. His staff is professional and friendly.  They have a little camera that takes picture of your tooth and you can see on a screen. Dr. Amini tells you exactly what’s going on pointing to the image, your options and gives you the best advices. He is a Virgo with extremely attention to detail. The work he does is beautiful and he will match the fillings exactly with the color of your tooth. You will leave his office with a great smile on your face.

Veronica Marie (Source: Google)


Dr. Amini is amazing! Came to him to get a second opinion after a bad experience with a different dentist and I could not be happier! He spent 20 minutes with me over viewing my teeth and his approach for my fillings. He is very detailed oriented and brings the patient into the conversation and treatment plan which is really reassuring and helpful. I am very scared of numbing and fillings and I was put at ease at citi dent- would definitely recommend

Shiva J. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Amini and the team at Citident! I was there a couple weeks ago for a routine cleaning. Everyone is wearing both masks and shields. The entire place is completely spotless, but it always is so that’s not new. They are really taking every precaution to ensure non of the patients or staff is exposed. What I really appreciated was they are giving out a small capsule of the tooth polish to even further minimize any exposure. I felt totally safe and comfortable visiting Citident and I missed seeing everyone’s smiling faces!

Jennifer O. (Source: Zocdoc)


The office itself is extremely well laid out, clean, and designed. I was very impressed before I saw the doctor, and then when I did see him, the experience was even better. He explained what he was doing as he did it, which I appreciated. Also the equipment was more advanced than I had previously ever experienced.

B. Bagnall (Source: Google)


Dr. Amini is great and the appointments are lightning fast. My appointment today was 30 minutes and included a filling and a cleaning. I recommended Citident to 2 co-workers today. My favorite part of the visit is how much time is spent with the dentist, and he explains what’s going on clearly. The appointment goes fast, but not rushed.

William S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Another excellent experience with Dr. Amini and his brilliant team at Citident. It was completely reassuring with the implementation of lots of new procedures and technologies from arrival all the way through treatment to maintain maximum safety and prevent the possibility of COVID for patients and staff. So relieved to be able to continue my course of dental work. THANK YOU CITIDENT!!!

Ranran M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was with Dr Amini for the past four years. He was one of the best! Professional, considerate and fun. The assistants were very helpful (special shoutout to Elaine and Amanda!). They would try their best to accommodate your schedule and communicate very well. The office is centrally located in the financial district downtown San Francisco. The place was very well decorated with high-end finishings. You would feel enjoyable when you stay here. Also want to mention that the office adopts the most advanced dental devices, like 3D printer to make temporary crowns and noninvasive anesthesia equipment. I did two crowns with Dr Amini two years ago and have been very satisfied with the result so far. Will visit for an annual check this week. An update that you don’t need a mandatory COVID test before the visit.

Josie Johnson (Source: Google)


Just had a great experience at CitiDent. From start to finish everyone I spoke with was super courteous and the on-boarding process for new patients was very easy–just a few quick digital forms. During my x rays and cleaning and subsequent treatment plan, the doctor and hygienist explained everything thoroughly and made sure I didn’t have any other questions, which I really appreciated. This was certainly the most thorough dental visit I have ever had! I look forward to coming back in the future.

Katie Scannell (Source: Google)


Such a great experience at Citident w Dr. Amini and the entire team. The team makes you feel incredibly safe with their COVID precautions. The dental experience in general is wonderful — They make sure to explain every step of the process to rid you of any fears or anxieties. As a preciously anxious dental patient, I cannot recommend their group more for making me feel at ease. The high-tech atmosphere is also quite cool and you know you are getting amazing results.

Chris O. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Amini’s for over ten years, and am always impressed with the level of knowledge, service, care, and treatment I’ve received. It is no different now under COVID protocols. Everyone is wearing masks, face shields, and protective garments. There is a disinfection and screening process when you arrive. AND they have state-of-the-art disinfection procedures in place to sanitize the patient treatment areas between each patient. I have 100% confidence in them, otherwise I would not have come. Thank you Citident for making me feel safe. 😉

Lillian D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Amini and his incredible staff provide top notch client services. They answer the phone by the second ring. All the receptionists attend to you the moment you walk in and are well aware of who you are. The new team assistant Molly is exceptional and very knowledgeable. The office utilizes state of the art dentistry machines for all appointments: cleaning, x-rays etc…Once you are with Dr. Amini and staff, it’s hard to go back to the old fashioned dentistry.

Fariba M. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been back to citident for some time (personal fear of the dentist) but it never fails, this is the only dentist office that has ever made me feel comfortable! Dr. Amini really takes his time to make me understand what he is doing and why he is doing it. And his work precedes his reputation…outstanding!! I almost thought I walked into the wrong office (the remodel looks amazing!) but when I saw those smiling faces, I knew I was in the right place. Thank you for helping me with one of my biggest fears.

P. Tabar (Source: Google)


EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! As an emergency physician, I was extremely relieved to find the highest quality of health measures instituted here- everything from requirement for all staff to have regular covid testing, high quality operating room level HEPA filters, sanitation and temp checks/covid symptom survey on arrival, mouth rinses before exam/treatment which helps neutralize virus, as well as masks worn by all. Additionally, Dr. Amini is employing the newest technology in dentistry that I have not seen in any other dentistry office. This is the place to go for dental care, especially in the covid area. Do not hesitate to get your care here! Dr. Amini is a very knowledgable, excellent dentist and staff is super friendly and professional.

Ali Assareh (Source: Google)


I have been Citident’s patient for about 15 years now — Dr. Amini and his staff really saved my teeth when I was in college by educating me and my parents about my various problems.  It’s one of the biggest life events for me, to have had my smile fixed, and boost my confidence in life immeasurably. COVID Update:  I expected Citident to be on top of their COVID game because they always have the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art technology, but I was still amazingly impressed by how wonderful and safe their COVID protocol was.  As soon as you enter, they spray the bottom of your shoes, give you hand sanitizer and take you through temperature checks and a screening questionnaire.  In addition to regular daily disinfection, they have updated air filtration and special machines that disinfect the air (Dr. Amini can explain the science behind it!).  They also have these new state-of-the-art machines that create a suction space around your head, which sucks out of the air any particulate matters around your face.  All staff are gloved and masked, and Dr. Amini himself was wearing two layers of face shields, in addition to goggles and masks.  I was in and out in 25 minutes, and felt incredibly safe.  If only other places / our country was run with the same level of care for health and safety.  A giant kudos to the Citident team for the amazing work, much appreciated!

G. G. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I’m not sure how the office used to look like before, but the newly remodeled office is TOP OF THE LINE. Super digital and super modern. I chose Citident because they were in network with my plan and is super close to where I work. A lot of my co-workers also referred me and I’m glad they did. Making an appointment over the phone was super easy with their front desk which started and ended with such a happy and pleasant tone. They even have what they call “digital forms” that they sent to me by email, before my appointment so I could fill it out before I came in. Loved that idea, but I have to say it was a bit much and a had a lot of questions. I loved how I was greeted with such pretty girls in the front with big smiles and were dressed so nice and were so friendly (hard to find that nowadays). Dr. Amini was beyond amazing and extremely knowledgeable and way over my expectations of a dentist. We went thoroughly over my concerns and I can’t be any more happy. I’m so happy that dental offices like this still exist.  THANK YOU CITIDENT!

류그레이스 (Source: Google)


Dr.Amini is a very honest and remarkable dentist! He makes sure you don’t do unnecessary dental work. I am so impressed. Many dentists trying to make money have told me to do a crown or the oral surgery for my wisdom tooth extracted. He explained very thoroughly why he thinks I don’t need one. Now I am getting the Invisalign 🙂

Rebecca Diaz (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Amini for many years. His staff is exceptionally friendly and exceed in customer service. I highly recommend to come see him for all your dental needs. All my friends and family who I’ve recommended have been highly impressed with the state of the art equipment and the cleanliness..very sterile as it should be. Thank you Ashley and others for always making me feel like a VIP!

Peter A. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Amini spent a lot of time explaining to me how my teeth were doing, what he planned to do to improve things, how the machines he used work, how I should be taking care of my teeth and gums, and he made me feel comfortable by chatting about random things. He was very patient with me, giving me breaks to catch air whenever I needed them, which is often, as I am a mouth breather. I had some cavities and Dr. Amini was able to fill them right away, so I did not have to come back a second time to get that done. I also appreciate that Dr. Amini seems to use very modern tools, which made the experience less unpleasant than it has been at previous dentists. The only comment for improvement I have is that my appointment started 25 minutes late. Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Amini and CitiDent!

Vicky Kaasa (Source: Google)


I have been a long time patient of Dr. Amini and I just went in for a cleaning during the pandemic. Dr. Amini and everyone at Citident always go above & beyond to make you feel safe & comfortable (pandemic or not). They are taking extra measures like cleaning your shoes and giving hand sanitizer when you arrive. The rooms are fogged between patients and while you’re in the room there is an air purifier running. Everyone is wearing shields, masks, gowns, & gloves to protect you & them. Employees are getting tested for covid and highly recommend patients get tested beforehand so that they can provide full dental service. I felt totally at ease and am glad I went in. Dental health is still important!

Kris Chan (Source: Google)


It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the dentist and was, of course, apprehensive about going back. When I came for the first time, I was immediately welcomed and reassured that I was in good hands! Yoshi and Dr. Amini made my experience much more pleasant than I thought it would be! They were kind, patient, and took the time to walk me through steps and let me know what to expect. Highly recommended!

Chris H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found this office online based on the recommendations and great reviews. Everything from making the appointment to my experience during my visit and examination was a five star quality. Everyone there is very nice and Dr. Amini is really nice and professional and informative. The office is very impressive with the latest technology in dentistry. I was very comfortable and did not feel any pressure from the treatment manager/coordinator, unlike some other reviews here. I am very glad to find this dentist because it’s not my most favorite thing in the world, but these guys actually made it fun.

Seth B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Citident 120 Battery St. San Francisco, CA 94114 Many of us have had the experience where we felt we were going more to a mechanic than a dentist. Citident is the only dentist that I’ve been to in the city that I know I will receive high quality service and at a fair rate. I’ll be honest. Twice, when I was with out insurance, I took some advertised dentist’s introductory offers in an attempt to save some money. Once, I could tell during the check up they missed a cavity and I came running back. The other time, I could tell the “other” dentist was trying to sell me the London Bridge, and again, I came running back to Citident. Dr. Amini’s office has always focused on building a relationship with his clients. His staff is always friendly and he creates a comfortable atmosphere for his clients. I’ve always had my options clearly presented to me and have always been giving the opportunity to make an informed decision and participate in my own care. Also, his office has always happy to work with me when needed. Frankly, this is the only dentist I’ll go to. And I’m always recommending his office to my friends. Best Regards, Seth Breedlove

Ray F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


must admit this was the best dentist experience I have had in my life. Dr. Amini was recommended by our HR person. They got my insurance break down before my first appointment and when I showed up they had everything ready. The office is very high-tech and clean. The before/after photo album of the patients that were treated by Dr. Amini shows some of the cosmetic procedures he does, and they look amazing. The xray technician, Darren, is a very nice guy. He made sure I was very comfortable during the whole process. Dr. Amini is very informative and explains everything. The dental educational video and the camera, that shows the teeth while he explains, were very helpful. When I went back to change some of my old metal fillings the process was as painless and gentle as I could imagine. I was listening to the provided XM satellite radio while getting the fillings. Great office with great doctor and staff. I highly recommend these guys.

Tess Davis (Source: Google)


Dr. Amini and his staff are awesome! The office is conveniently located and my appointments are always quick and efficient. When I first came in two years ago, I had a really tricky cavity and came in with a bad filling, which Dr. Amini fixed and he makes sure to check in on it during every check-up. I would highly recommend their office!

Jenny J. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Amini and the CitiDent practice is a group of true professionals. You feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. I’ve been a patient for 14 years, and I’ve referred many friends and colleagues, as they take most insurance. I came in for a regular cleaning and x-rays in August; and the “Covid” experience was even above what I expected. They are taking every pre-caution to provide a safe environment, from temperature check, shoe wipes, hand sanitizer, masks + plastic face coverings and hepa air filters to sanitizing the bathroom b/w each use. Highly recommend!


CitiDent has expanded with General Dentist's, and 3 Specialist on staff to serve your every dental need. As the founder of CitiDent, Dr. Amini leads by example to keep standards high. He holds numerous certifications and accolades, including the most prestigious commendation a general dentist can achieve: Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. By attaining this fellowship, Dr. Amini joins an elite group of just 7 percent of all general dentists who possess this distinction. To gain a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), Dr. Amini completed more than 500 hours of AGD approved hands-on workshops and didactic continuing education courses and passed an arduous written exam in all disciplines of dentistry. The willingness to voluntarily pursue such a rigorous path speaks volumes about Dr. Amini’s discipline and commitment to dentistry. All the extended learning means that at CitiDent, you will receive expert care from a dentist who is a practitioner and a clinical professor. Dr. Amini is a practitioner who has a sincere dedication to his craft and his patients, while teaching and training the next talented generation of dentists. Dr. Amini, completed his undergraduate studies at San Diego State University, and obtained his dental degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco, UCSF School of dentistry in 1996. He is a member of numerous local, national and international dental organizations and is currently an associate clinical professor at UCSF, School of Dentistry. Dr. Amini is also a past and current member of numerous local and national study clubs in Implant, cosmetic, laser dentistry and Invisalign. Dr. Amini is certified in laser dentistry and utilizes a state of the art laser technology by Waterlase, which in many procedures minimizes or completely eliminates the usage of dental drill and scalpel. Dr. Amini is one of eight doctors selected for The Align Technology Innovation Leadership Panel in August 2011. This select group of Invisalign doctors advise Align Technology, the manufacturer of Invisalign, on product innovation ideas. These doctors have an exclusive level of access to information about new Invisalign products and services, and are a key source of ideas for new product innovation. Dr. Amini has an Associate Fellowship status at the World Clinical laser Institute. Dr. Amini stays abreast with the latest advances in dentistry by regularly attending study clubs, UCSF faculty seminars, and post-graduate continuing education courses in cosmetic, restorative, implant and laser dentistry. Dr. Amini’s passion is teaching. He also enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. He is an advanced scuba diver holding an Advance Open Water PADI certificate. He also holds a patent for a safety device in scuba diving.