David Ho Dentistry
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David Ho Dentistry
David T. Ho, DDS
San Francisco, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


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

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


I am very lucky to find Dr. Ho a couple of years ago. I had a terrible tooth ache and wanted to be seen right away. But it was on the weekend and I could not find any dentist who is open on the weekend and could help me to ease this pain. A friend of mimes gave me his office phone number so that I can call to find out if he could help. Dr. Ho picked up the phone and patiently listened to my chief complain. He then told me that he would like to see me in his office if I could make it there within an hour. So I did get there within 30 minutes.  He did a filling on my tooth and it really got rid of the pain.  Since then, I remain as a loyal patient of Dr. Ho and refer all my friends and family members to him. They are all very happy and agree that Dr. Ho is the best dentist in town.

Laura G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best dental practice I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ve been coming here for 2 years and Dr. Ho and his staff continue to impress me. After moving to San Francisco I had a couple horrific dental experiences at other places (including one that had excellent reviews on Yelp) and then finally I made my way to Dr. Ho. In addition to top notch care, the practice also provides the most modern dentistry experience I’ve had- massage chairs in the waiting room, Netflix during cleanings/fillings, reminder text messages and the ability to reschedule via text instead of calls, along with digital x-rays, etc. Dr Ho takes the time to show you tooth decay with high res images if you need a filling, and the dental hygienists here are awesome, too. At the end of my teeth cleaning today, the dental hygienist said he liked to end appointments by giving a short jaw massage and asked if that was ok. Um…yes, it’s definitely ok.

Katie Z. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Who would have thought that anyone would actually RAVE about going to the dentist? My boyfriend and I went to see him a few days ago and have been telling all of our friends about how amazing our experience was. His office is spotless, the staff was so nice and professional, and it was the quickest dentist visit ever. Dr. Ho is clearly very experienced. We discussed all of my dental issues thoroughly and I never felt like I was being rushed. He even performed the cleaning himself! It was very refreshing not to have a Dental Hygienist scratch at my teeth and make me bleed. The technology used in the office was also very impressive. He took pictures of my teeth with a small wand and was able to show me problem areas right away on the computer screen. Maybe that is normal and my old dentist was just in the dark ages, but I thought it was very cool. He offered my boyfriend a movie during the cleaning and asked if he needed him to fill the parking meter. Who does that? Only Dr. Ho. And did I mention all of this was done in ~45 mins. 5 stars is an understatement! We love him!

Philip A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have to say what a great dentists!!! I work so much during the week and I have been calling Dentist for months trying to find a Saturday appointment. With a tooth ache I gave and found a dentist a few blocks from work expecting a weekday appointment..So I call and they where able to take me in that Saturday. When I arrived for the appointment a really nice lady named Michelle greeted me. I only waited a few minutes and I was In the chair speaking to Dr Ho. I explain my tooth ache and he was very good about explaining the whole proses to me. Then when it came time to fix my cavity he nu-med  my mouth and then gave me the shots. For the first time I never felt the shop he’s good. Anyway the over all experience was great! I highly recommend him. Phil.

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


Dr. Ho rocks. Best dentist I’ve ever had by far. He’s very skilled, speedy, respectful, friendly, etc….everything you want your dentist to be. But here’s a story to give you an idea of what he’s like as a person. A couple weeks ago, I had a cleaning scheduled. I went in and sat down in the chair. Dr. Ho said: “I just saw that you’re maxed out on your dental insurance for the year. You might want to wait until January for this cleaning, so you won’t have to pay for it out of pocket.” Dr. Ho could’ve thought about “just getting the money” that day. He could’ve not said anything, gone ahead with the cleaning and waited until afterwards to “discover” that my insurance was maxed out. (I’ve had this happen before with another dentist.) Instead he was honest and upfront. He may have lost money that day but he knows I’ll be back in a couple months. Plus, now I want to recommend him to people. If you’re looking for a new dentist who’s good, friendly and HONEST, go to Dr. Ho. You won’t be disappointed. He’s the real deal.

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


Dr. Ho is an excellent dentist.  I enjoy the ambiance of his clinic so much that sometimes I forget that I’m sitting at the dentist’s office. Dr. Ho doesn’t make his patients wait long; although, I wish he had.  He’s got these ultra-sleek cozy massage chairs in the waiting room; so you can sit back and relax while you wait. Dr. Ho has a genuine interest in the well-being of his patients and he’s extremely gentle with his hands. He is a down-to-earth-guy and him and his staff make every effort to accommodate you and your schedule. My family and I have been going to Dr. Ho for ages. He’s not only great with me, but he’s also great with my kids. I would not trust anyone else with the dental care of my wife and four kids.

Vero K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ho is probably the gentlest dentist you will ever meet. I was recommended to him by a good friend.  I had recently moved to the city, and developed a sudden, inexplicable toothache. I called his office, and his wife Michelle answered. They were able to see me within an hour of my call. Since then, I have continued to visit Dr. Ho for my dental cleanings. His calm, soothing manner is wonderful. There’s the option of listening to music or watching a film when he cleans my teeth. He always explains exactly what he is about to do so there are never any surprises. Oh yes, and the waiting room is great–very comfortable, with a massage chair. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dentist. You will not be disappointed when you meet him.

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


When I entered the office, I was seen right away. I didn’t feel rushed at all. The receptionist explained the paperwork, but told me I could finish completing it after the dentist saw me. The dental hygienist was very professional and personable. He explained everything he was doing and took his time in doing so. Never rushed. There’s a screen in front of each patient in the chair so that you can watch Netflix while getting your teeth cleaned. I thought it seemed silly, but it really did make for a more pleasant experience — less awkward trying to avoid eye contact with a stranger whose face is inches from your own. The hygienist was thorough and careful to keep from cutting or scraping my gums. Dr. Ho was extremely personable and explained EVERYTHING he was going to do or what he was doing as he did it. He has a tool that takes photos from inside my mouth that helped him to show and explain to me details of my teeth and potential issues. I never felt like I was being upsold or rushed. The staff really cares and the atmosphere is very comfortable and calming.

Shiwani Srivastava (Source: Google)


Dr. Ho is a caring, meticulous, and extremely skilled dentist — and his staff is equally great. My entire family has been seeing Dr. Ho for several years. Both he and the hygienists are extremely gentle with children, and thanks to their calm and competent demeanor, my kids actually don’t mind getting their teeth cleaned at all 🙂 When I had several dental issues resulting from my wisdom teeth, Dr. Ho investigated them patiently, checked in regularly, and gave me excellent referrals. And at the front of the office, Michelle is always working hard to make the scheduling and insurance side of things as painless as possible. They really do put their patients first.

Y. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist ever! My husband and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. DR. David and his wife, Michelle are also probably the two best people I know. I was searching for the best dentist in SF and came across Dr. David’s profile in our neighbourhood. So we went to see him. He was patient, kind, focussed, super organized and knew his job well. Michelle is also super nice to talk to. Most front office people at doctors’ offices are either stupid or they lack basic understanding. But Michelle is prompt, responsive and super responsible. Usually we hate to get our teeth cleaned every 6 months because of how messy it is. But I look forward to going to Dr. David. Because A. there is no/ negligible wait time. B. I get to sit in the massage chair while/ if at all I have to wait. C. When Dr. Ho cleans my teeth, I get to watch movies on Netflix, thus not having to think about my teeth at all :-). and D. If at all, you have a kid/ toddler like I do, Michelle throws in a plush pad on the floor with some toys and helps keep the child busy :-). I have always had the best experience here. I will highly recommend them to everybody.

Bob K. from Oakdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


First experience – WooHoo! I’ve had a bit of a sad progression with dentists since moving to the city a couple years ago and had put off going (dumb, but sometimes emotions get the better).  I think I may have found THE dentist. Dr. Ho is super friendly.  He greeted me before I even filled out the new patient paperwork. Then I found out how incredibly professional he is.  He should teach other dentists how to be dentists! The initial examination is the most thorough I’ve experienced, and Dr. Ho explains everything.  He takes a lot of notes, and he takes a bunch of hi-res digital images inside your mouth so you can see what he observes and discuss what should be done.  He doesn’t do x-rays unless necessary – YAY! Dr. Ho performed the cleaning himself, quick and excellent.  He offered me a video… I like to close my eyes during cleanings but a Bill Evans Jazz Concert was a welcome surprise. Dr. Ho’s wife runs the front office and she has also been super friendly and efficient.  I feel like I’ve just been to a great small-town dentist, but with all the new tech advantages.  Check out Dr. Ho’s credentials, they are pretty amazing. The office is on Bush at Van Ness… parking was super easy… they told me there are always spots in front of or near the office, and I believe them.  They even set an alarm and fed the meter before it ran out! Unbelievable, but most welcome. Oh, insurance… we have Aetna, not that common, but accepted here along with a number of others. Highly recommended!!!  Don’t put off being nice to your choppers… go see Dr. Ho!  I’m actually looking forward to going back!.

Pamela R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ho is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a LOT of dental work done in my lifetime. He is super nice, smart and explains everything very thoroughly and clearly before he does any work. His office has the latest equipment and you can just tell he loves what he does. His wife is fantastic in the front office. Highly, highly recommend – I wish there were a six-star option! *I do not recommend watching “My Cousin Vinny” while having fillings replaced. Turns out laughing out loud and dental equipment don’t mix, but hey, you can’t win ’em all.

Mike H. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been coming here for several years.   Dr. Ho does an excellent job explaining things.  He is very thorough and has great bedside manners.  I’m not afraid of fillings anymore because Dr. Ho asks how I’m doing and can tell if I am uncomfortable.  If so, he takes his time and drills slower so my dental experience is more pleasant.  After going to several dentists, I have found him to be the best and would highly recommend him.  The equipment is new and atmosphere is clean.  My kids love the fact that they can watch movies while their teeth are being cleaned.  We also think that Michelle and the rest of the staff are very nice.

Richard C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was so happy to find a dentist in San Francisco that is open on Saturday! My job keeps me traveling between LA and SF so often I don’t know where I will be on the weekend.  Dr. Ho was a blessing. And great work! I got a great teeth cleaning (and I was putting it off!) I listened to alternative music through my headphones so I didn’t have to even think about being in a dentist’s office — and it was painless.  Derek was great.  I would definitely recommend Dr. Ho and his entire team.  The place was efficiently run, you could tell Dr. Ho was an expert in what he did. All the hygienists were highly trained and payed a great deal of attention to what they were doing.  Dr. Ho was recommended to me by friends and I am happy I made an appointment and came here.  I would recommend him to others.

Stephen K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


There simply just aren’t enough kind things to say about Dr. David Ho. Not only is he the most talented dentist in San Francisco – he’s also the hardest working. Perhaps what sticks out most about Dave is his inherent charm. His ability to calm his patients and easily explain complex procedures is uncanny, and coupled perfectly with his gentle hands. Even after my first visit, it was clear that Van Ness Dental Care treats their patients like family. From asking about your last family vacation, to providing the highest level of dental care with his patients, Dr. Ho should certainly be your first choice when looking for a dentist in the Bay Area.

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


I have had some really bad experiences with dentists in the past, so when i found Dr. Ho on Yelp with all these glorious reviews I was anxious to try him out. Dr. Ho is the nicest person I have ever met, and an even better dentist. The office is run by his wife, she is SO nice – makes you feel totally at ease. The office does not look like much from the outside, but has a very sooting atmosphere with its massage chairs and low lighting, almost like a spa, so you don’t feel so intimidated when you go in. I was very nervous for my first visit but as soon as i went in, i felt somewhat relaxed. Dr. Ho, like everyone here has said, is very patient and calm. He makes sure he explains everything to you in detail before going through with any procedure, so you know exactly what is happening. They also let you pick something on Netflix to watch while you are getting treated, which does help take away some of that tension. I think i finally found a dentist that I wont be THAT scared to visit! p.s. I was told they take all kinds of insurance. I was with AETNA PPO.

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


I had been plagued for years with constant canker sores and been told my whole life that it was my diet; I cut the things that I was told were the issues out completely and still got them constantly, and my dentists told me that I just wasn’t trying hard enough. On my first appointment with Dr. Ho, he listened and recommended that I try Vitamin B supplements, as I could be deficient. I started taking them every day and almost instantly they were gone; I had this appointment over a month ago and haven’t seen a single one since. This is the first time this has happened to me in almost 10 years! I know canker sores aren’t a big deal really but having them almost nonstop for 10 years straight really adds up, so this trip to Dr. Ho’s office was actually kind of life changing for me, haha. Thank you Dr. Ho! He was the first dentist in 10 years to solve this for me haha, I highly recommend him. Also if you’re getting canker sores and don’t think it’s your diet, try Vitamin B!

Rob C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can’t say enough about Dr. Ho. I’ve been going to him for about a year now and I can easily say he is the best dentist I have ever experienced. He is friendly, encouraging, and extremely comforting. I have had some sub-par visits to the dentist, especially after having put of a dentist visit for a year or two before, and afraid as I was after a long stretch and a new dentist, Dr. Ho, cleaned me up and had me feeling confident about my teeth and about my further visits to him and his lovely assistant/wife? Michelle. Go to this dentist. Go sign up right now, and use Zocdoc, its what started this whole wonderful experience for me. SO EASY.

Zara Stone (Source: Google)


Going to the dentist is hard. But from the beginning, Dr. Ho’s team made me feel welcome, from their massage chairs in the waiting room to the TV’s with personal Netflix when you’re getting a cleaning. They provide you all cost data upfront, which is really appreciated as well, and I never have any surprise fees here. I sent my boyfriend here and he loves Dr. Ho too (as much as anyone can love a dentist). For COVID, it feels incredibly safe. Everyone has masks, disinfectant, and my temperature is checked on arrival. It’s tough to work in dentistry right now, but you’d never know if from their pleasant manner and attention to detail.

Mark K. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


The choice of service over the years when living in SF, in temporarily relocating back to Hawaii, I continue to yearly return to SF to receive the thoughtful and consummate dentistry service of Dr. David Ho. LOCATION: Dr. Ho’s new office is located conveniently on Bush/Van Ness on Bush right behind Starbucks on the busline. Parking is readily available on the street or nearby parking garages. SERVICE: The experience with Dr. Ho has been of best practice. He is a clinician with years of practice and indeed an educator at a nearby University. The customer service from Dr. Ho and Michelle is unpretentious, hospitable, professional, and indeed comforting. He is timely with appointments and if there is a short wait, there are massage chairs in the area to ease your body and spirit. The care he provides include a collaborative process with the patient and when appropriate with other professionals according to the recommended or needed plan of care for your teeth. He is gentle with the tissues in the oral cavity, and is very gentle and conscientious with pain prevention and the comfort of the patient.  In regards to the dental health of my teeth (which requires alot of attention!) he not only provides service for the problems I have but also in the wellness of my teeth and oral cavity. While receiving treatment in the dental chair, the amenity of comfort does not end as viewing movies are offered while he works on your teeth and the comfortiing neck support of the dental chair adds no distress while he works on your teeth. Patient education includes direct conversations with Dr. Ho (at the office or when he calls you to check up or being encouraged to call if there is any concern) or  by viewing the information on a monitor screen while inclined on the comfort of the dental chair. FACILITY:  The dental office of Dr. Ho is located on the first floor where no elevators is needed. It is accessible from the street level, secured, free of noise, air conditioned and shielded from days of the blistering sun. It is a new and refreshing office to be in. In fact, sometimes I would find myself wanting to just sit on those wonderful massage chairs he has in the waiting area! Not to mention the tea. The comfort for the patients include a inhouse restroom not needing to go out of his office to another area. The equipment are all new and state of the art. I found the xray most intriguing where one would not have to move to another area—just lounge on those comfortable chairs. COST and PAYMENT: What can I say about cost having to return yearly from Hawaii and have the best care from Dr. Ho and afford it! Personally, I find it reasonable, affordable and still with the best care!  The office accepts most dental insurances and if need be there are financing readily available. SO WHAT?! In summary, I feel very trusted with Dr. Ho taking care of me. He entertains my concerns and provides the best care I am concerned of or in need. He is patient, loyal, professional, informed and utmost curteous. He is wholistic and collaborative—not only problem oriented but goal oriented for my needs. You go boy! The office is easily accessible from freeway, by mass transit or by foot and conveniently on Van Ness. If you know of anyone looking for a dentist for the well being of their teeth, cosmetic dentistry, or implant related concerns, do seriously consider Dr. David Ho. I love them—indeed aloha pumehana kane.

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


Dr. Ho provided the most professional and comfortable dental visit I have ever experienced. From the moment that Dr. Ho personally held the door open when I walked in and introduced himself, I knew I was in good hands. There were comfortable massage chairs in the lobby which I relaxed in while filing paperwork. The appointment started promptly on time, and Dr. Ho continued to impress me as he explained calmly what exactly it was he was going to be doing during my visit. He made sure to ask about any concerns I might have before beginning the oral examination. He was also very good about answering any questions I had during the process. The office was extremely clean and organized, and made use of high-tech equipment. However, the new equipment was not at all intimidating. Dr. Ho explained to me, “The new digital x-ray system emits 80% less radiation than a conventional system”. Awesome! Furthermore, I was able to view the digital photographs and x-rays right from my patient chair: Dr. Ho explained everything that was going on in a way I could easily understand. The office was able to book me a back-to-back appointment with a hygienist, which was very convenient. He was also extremely professional, and took thorough care to clean my teeth. The entire time this was happening, I was being entertained by my one of my favorite television shows, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, which they offered to play at my request. I just found my new dentist…and so did you!.

Sarah L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing dentist (who says that about a dentist? He’s actually amazing) I will add to the many many rave reviews about Dr Ho because he is the man. Here are the reasons why going to Dr Ho’s office is the best: 1. Michelle- she runs the front desk and she is organized, goes the extra mile and the nicest lady. She even calls your insurance and figures out what your plan covers and gives you a clear idea of what your out of pocket costs will be- this can be the biggest hassle and they take care of it for you! 2. Comfort and Efficiency: I hate going to the dentist (who doesn’t?) because it’s stressful and uncomfortable. Well.. not when you’re at Dr Ho’s office. Not only is he and the entire staff super gentle, they also talk you through every procedure, are efficient, super calm and relaxing AND you get to watch Netflix while they work. One episode of 30 Rock later and your’e outta there. 3. There are massage chairs in the waiting room. MASSAGE CHAIRS. If that doesn’t convince you I don’t know what will. Dr Ho is the best!

Julia Croyle (Source: Google)


Everyone who works at Dr Ho’s office is professional, helpful, and friendly. Appointments are on time and it is clear they take care in the work they provide. I’ve never felt pressured into any up-selling of services or goods as I have felt at other medical offices. Instead, I’m educated on my options and advised on different decisions I can make. They have also been super helpful explaining insurance costs. Having Netflix to watch during your appointment is an added benefit, too! Would absolutely recommend to anyone in the area!

Grace Song (Source: Google)


My favorite dentist ever. I love the team at Dr. Ho’s office. I appreciate how communicative and clear the staff are, they make sure to inform you before they do anything! They’re great at text notifications for appointments and make the trip to the dentist such a breeze. Everyone is kind and very professional. During cleanings or procedures they play anything you’d like on Netflix. By far the most pleasant time I’ve had at the dentist in a long long time.

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


I have always been terrified of the dentist, but not anymore! I can’t even begin to explain what a great experience each office visit has been. Dr. Ho is a great dentist and a very kind person! He is very gentle and goes out of his way to ensure you’re comfortable and not feeling any pain at any point of a procedure. He explains everything very thoroughly so you’re always in the loop. Also, he gives you plenty of helpful advise and suggestions to ensure you take better care of your teeth. I also found him to be very thoughtful, as he gave me advise on how to maximize my dental benefits. Another great perk is that you get to watch Netflix, which is really awesome and makes the visit fly by. The office is very clean and the staff are very professional and extremely nice. I highly recommend Dr. Ho to anyone who is looking for a new dentist.

Jessica R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ho is professional, kind and very thorough. He takes the time to teach you as he examines your teeth and has a very warm bedside manner. When I walked in for my first appointment, Dr Ho greeted me by name, offered me tea and ushered to me to the massage chair for me to start my paperwork. To start off the appointment, he asked a few routine questions and kindly walked me through his career and background. A general checkup and teeth cleaning takes about 90 minutes – which can be a long time to be in a chair with someone looking around your mouth. So, Dr. Ho asked if I’d prefer to watch a movie during the cleaning process. He turned on the Office and gave me a pair of headphones. I really appreciated the time he put in and would recommend him to anyone!

Douglas K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Welcome to 21st century dentistry and a thoughtful caring approach all wrapped into one. Just had an old filing replaced this morning – no pain, not even a little pinch for the Novocaine (OK, Lydocaine), and 45 minutes later – All Done! Dr. Ho is an extremely thoughtful, highly trained, and well equipped dentist. He is extremely respectful of your time – he’s ready at the appointed time. He uses the latest tools to give you the best results – digital x-rays means he gets it right, and doesn’t try to guess from a less than useful image because it will take another 10 minutes to develop another film. Ultimately, however, it’s all about the touch. The chair-side manner and deft touch with cleaning tools or drill means you minimize pain, maximize understanding of your options, and walk out with the best outcome.

Amy L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t usually post reviews unless the service I receive is really exceptional.  So this is only my second review for any business after moving to San Francisco for 3 years, and Dr. Ho is truly deserving of 5 stars! From the time you check in, Michelle is very professional and courteous.   It is important to mention that you don’t spend much time waiting in the reception area since they don’t overbook appointments so you actually get to see the dentist promptly. Dr. Ho is very thorough and hands-on.  All my previous dentist used their assistants for most of the appointment, from taking X-rays to the actually cleaning.  However Dr. Ho patiently explains each step of your visit and frequently checks if you are uncomfortable at any point. There is also something to be said about the facility too, the office is new and clean, plus you also get to put on earphones and watch a movie you pick out from Netflix while Dr. Ho is hard at work! (Try not to pick a comedy…) It was such a great experience that I actually look forward to going to the dentist now, and amazingly they are open on Sundays!

M. H. (Source: Google)


Dr. Ho and his staff are professional in every sense of the word. From basic teeth cleanings to teeth repair, Dr.Ho and his staff make you feel at ease and have you leaving their office feeling good about your teeth and health. Even if you have a history of bad teeth and subpar oral care like I had, they don’t judge and their sincere demeanor and attention to patient care will have you making oral changes for the better. Moreover, Dr.Ho has been available on select weekends and emergency situations. Also, you can enjoy your favorite program or movie on Netflix while he and his staff clean or perform oral work. I highly recommend Dr.Ho.

Steve Kelleher (Source: Google)


There simply just aren’t enough kind things to say about Dr. David Ho. Not only is he the most talented dentist in San Francisco – he’s also the hardest working. Perhaps what sticks out most about Dave is his inherent charm. His ability to calm his patients and easily explain complex procedures is uncanny, and coupled perfectly with his gentle hands. Even after my first visit, it was clear that Van Ness Dental Care treats their patients like family. From asking about your last family vacation, to providing the highest level of dental care with his patients, Dr. Ho should certainly be your first choice when looking for a dentist in the Bay Area.

Geraldine H. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


We are so glad that Dr. Ho’s business is doing well. Having been one of the first patients of Dave, we can see how much their business has thrived. We know family time and personal time will suffer when a new practice starts, but reading all the satisfied reviews is wonderful. My husband Rex no longer works in the city and hates the dentist, but after having met Dave and Michelle, he found his dentist for life. Dave is gentle, very caring, and thorough. He listens to what your concerns are and explains the procedure and process that needs to be done. Believe me, I have tried to make my husband’s dental life more convenient by trying to find a dentist close to home and well reviewed as well, and to be fair to him, he did try, but he will never leave Dr. Ho. And many continued years of success.

Cattlaya H. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Getting a referral from a very good friend of mine, I’ve been going up to San Francisco quite often this year to see Dr. Ho for major dental work after a super long period of time refusing to see any dentist due to prior bad experiences. Dr. Ho is absolutely the most gorgeous dentist that I’ve ever met.  This is really the key point when you’re in need to get some major dental work done.  In-deed, he’s really skilled, professional, gentle, observant, considerate, kind, and super understanding that make a ‘nervous’ patient like me at ease.  I can watch a movie of my choice on Netflix and relax while he’s doing his work. I love my dentist.

Christina R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ho is by far the best dentist I’ve had in my entire life. I no longer fear or dread going to the dentist; it’s actually an enjoyable-enough experience! Dr. Ho is especially wonderful for those fearful of dental work, as he’s extremely gentle and kind.  Comfort seems to be his biggest priority (after providing high-quality dental care, of course):  He gladly uses nitrous if you want it, there are massage chairs and tea in his lobby, and he even offers “video goggles” so you can watch a movie while he works on your teeth!  His wife, Michelle, handles the administrative tasks of the office and she’s very, very sweet.  She’s knowledgeable about insurance issues and gets billing matters done efficiently and correctly. Dr. Ho will always do his best to accomodate your schedule so if you’ve been putting off going to the dentist either because you’re too busy or too terrified of dentists, this is the guy to call.  He changed my life!

D. Tran (Source: Google)


A first heard about Dr. Ho from a trusted friend. I booked an appointment, and from then on it was my go-to place for top notch care! Dr. Ho and staff are friendly and efficient. Office manager Michelle did a wonderful job explaining my insurance while I sat comfortably in my massage chairs in the reception room. Dr. Ho is a top notch dentist. He explains everything in advance and goes to great lengths to make my visits pain free. Very clean office. The latest technology. Have recommended him to all my friends and family!

Ruby G. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


If you are going to another dentist, you are making the biggest mistake… EVER! Dr. Ho is extremely patient, kind, and understanding. I for one have never been a fan of dentists/doctors, but Dr. Ho goes to extreme lengths to ensure that I am comfortable. I truly appreciate how he thoroughly explains each step before it happens. It makes me feel more assured that the process will go smoothly. The option of watching a movie or tv show during the appointment also puts me at ease. He also takes a vested interest in his patients lives. He remembers major events and will ask for updates on your next visit. When he asks how you are doing, you can tell that he truly cares. You should definitely check him out!!!.


We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide "dental health care" vs. "disease care". That's why we focus on thorough exams - checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we're also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health. Our mission is to guide our patients along a life long path of optimal health and wellness. We are here to provide gentle dental care in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. We pursue excellence through continuing education and the mastery of leading edge technology. Associate Clincal Professor, WOS., Dept. of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences. University of Calif at San Francisco Former Assistant Director. UCSF Buchanan Dental Center Former Co-Director. UCSF'S International Dental Student Program Past Coordinator. UCSF Home Care Dental Program BS Microbiology and Immunology. University of Calif at Berkeley Doctor of Dental Surgery. University of Calif at Los Angeles Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. University of Calif at San Francisco Memberships include American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.