Dentistry of San Francisco
Sunny Joseph, DDS:
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Dentistry of San Francisco
Sunny S. Joseph, DDS

San Francisco, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

John W. from Orinda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Petrini for over 35 years. I admit that I was a little nervous with the changeover. But Dr. Joseph has managed an excellent transition. He is bright, competent and professional. Just yesterday, Dr. Joseph installed a new crown for a lower molar. It went very well. Both visits for this crown were on time, painless and completely up to my high standards. After 9 months and three visits there, I am completely satisfied with his skill and professionalism!

Vinita S. (Source: Google)


Dr. Joseph is a thorough professional, very good at putting nervous patients like me at ease. I had to get some emergency dental work done during these times of COVID-19, and Dr. Joseph provided great care and high quality treatment. His office is impeccably clean and hygienic and they follow strict safety protocols related to the Coronavirus. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr.Joseph for your dental needs!

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


We love this office, especially because both our favorite hygentists- Nubia and Katrina- are so good!  They are so knowledgeable and professional!  My husband and I have both been patients here for over a decade, and we have consistently received excellent, evidence-based care.  We regularly recommend them to friends.

Joy Z. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Joseph and his assistant Lynn’s work is impeccable. Not only do they care about they patients, but also they hold themself to higher standards by delivering quality result. I had a crown done and it feels and looks just like my original teeth. Nothing is better than feeling normal. I find Dr. Joseph to be very trustworthy and feel very lucky to have him as my dentist.

Christine Sacino (Source: Google)


I’d already thought Dr. Joseph was an excellent dentist, that my dental hygienist, Nubia, was superlative, and that office manager Fabian set a warm and inviting tone. But now in the age of coronavirus, I’m even more impressed. The protocols that the office has set in place to ensure the safety of staff and patients reassured me greatly and I felt completely safe and at ease while in the office for my dental work yesterday. Thank you, all.

My N. from Pittsburg, CA (Source: Yelp)


I got great results with my Invisalign. Dr. Joseph is a magician! I never felt confident in my smile until now. I’m in front of the camera a lot and often I cringe when watching myself because all I can see is my uneven teeth and open bite. Now it’s all aligned and I find myself smiling more. I also noticed a difference in my videos. Dr. Joseph gave me the confidence in my smile and now it’s showing in my work. Highly recommend

Richard Hung (Source: Google)


Been a Patient for years , Awesome Dentist & Staff , very warm and accommodating. Recommended Highly . Great work and they keep me smiling! Just had my 6 month on 09-11-2020 Cleaning and Check up , The Difference this time was during this COVID-19. Expect the Best. They wore safe PPE for them selves. Head coverings, coats , face shields. The new updated tooling equipment that sucks up micro vapors that has 4 stage with UV light filtering . I felt so safe and totally comfortable and safe. Prior to the teeth cleaning , they took my temperature, and gave me a COVID test .to determine if I had it and if I carried the Anti-bodies. I feel Dr. Joseph and staff are very professional and competent, they are very nice and warm people. They are my extended family. I recommend them highly.

Colette Pewsey (Source: Google)


The staff at Dentistry of SF are amazing. They were attentive, accommodating, and extremely caring. Dr. Joseph really listened to what I wanted done to my teeth and helped me understand my options for making it happen. I would highly recommend Dr. Joseph and the staff at Dentistry of SF to anyone. Thank you for such a great experience!

Ted Yorainman (Source: Google)


I was a little worried after Dr. Petrini retired, but those worries were unfounded. Dr. Joseph is an excellent Dentist and genuine person. I recently had a crown done due to a cracked tooth. Dr. Joseph was gentle and caring. Also kudos to the rest of the team there Dentistry of SF! A special thank you to Katrina for keeping my teeth clean and sparkly!

Mitra T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


After being a patient of Doctor Petrini for over 30 years, I embraced Dr. Sunny Joseph with open arms as a trusted dentist because I knew Dr. Petrini would not leave his patients in the hands of anyone other than an excellent dentist. I have to admit I have not been disappointed. After having two caps placed by Dr. Joseph I found him to be extremely meticulous, with the gentlest touch you can find. Dr. Joseph is an artist in his field and is an absolute perfectionist. From his injection which is hardly felt, to his color match he will not allow a patient leave his dental chair unless he is completely satisfied with his work. This is a major plus for me and anyone who is looking for a superb dentist. I am very happy to have him for all my dental work for the next thirty years and would highly recommend him to my friends and families.

Trista Moldovan (Source: Google)


Fantastic experience. The entire staff from Fabian at the front desk to Dr. Joseph makes you feel welcome. I had a cleaning and had to have a crown replaced. They went above and beyond getting me in in a timely fashion. I also felt like my comfort was of the utmost importance. No one wants to go to the dentist but I give them an enthusiastic five stars.

Judith Policarpio (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient for less than a year and I’m a happy patient with Dr. Joseph, he is very nice, gentle soul and communicates really well. He does a very good job, perfect job on my implants and crowns. The whole office personnel are all nice and professional, my hygienist is the best always teaching the right way to floss and brush. The Dental Assisstant is such a sweet lady and very very nice and gentle soul too, always with a smile. You will feel relax and calm once you sit in the dental chair and not be nervous or scared because they all have a caring attitude.

A. Filbert (Source: Google)


This is hands down the most honest and reliable dentist I have ever worked with in the Bay. I highly recommend Dr. Joesph and his staff to anyone and especially ones that have had terrible history with dental work. I had my teeth knocked out by a horse when I was very young and have had to do many followup surgeries throughout the years in order to compensate for the damage. Because of this, I have a huge fear of dentists and quite literally would fly thousands of miles to a dentist who knew my history and background and one I was comfortable enough with that I wouldn’t have anxiety attacks. I was recommended to Dr. Joseph through a friend who also had the same issues and I haven’t looked back since. They are incredibly attentive, informative, and understanding in every way. Because of this, they have a loyal patient as long I reside in the Bay Area.

Kathy Holly (Source: Google)


I had an emergency….a toothache! and I called the telephone number related to Dr. Petrini. Dr. Joseph took over his practice and agree to see me immediately. He diagnosed my toothache as a gum problem and not a root or nerve. I received some deep pocket probe; Mini cleaning and the ache was gone! thank you Dr. Joseph. Excellent. I’m returning to have some other work done due to his expertise. He’s very thorough and also very pleasant and gave me some good advice on brushing and how to keep the plaque away.

Jemmie Obuchowski (Source: Google)


I was very comfortable going to Dr. Joseph’s office. Dr. Joseph requires that you bring the results of your covid test taken in the last 72 hours or will give you a test at the office before even starting any procedure. The office has air cleaners in every room, everyone had masks and shields, the windows were open for better circulation, and more.

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


I thought my days of going to the dentist were over until I met Dr. Petrini and his staff.  All my adult life I’ve been scared stiff about going to the dentist and didn’t think that my feelings would ever diminish.  It wasn’t until my visits with Dr. Petrini that these fears have lessened. This is a great milestone for me and was a matter of saving my teeth or not because of my major dental issues. Dr. Petrini’s dental practices, competence, and don’t let me forget sense of humor, helped me trounce my fears and gave me hope and confidence.  Dr. Petrini’s competence and love of his job permeates through his results and that is what will keep me coming back to his practice until I have no teeth left to come back for.  I am so lucky to have such a competent and caring dentist.

Adam B. (Source: Google)


I was in from Los Angeles, staying at Union Square’s Westin St. Francis, when I lost a temporary crown late at night. Dr. Joseph saw me first thing in the morning, was incredibly professional, efficient and friendly, taking care of the issue easily and quickly. His staff was exceptionally courteous and helpful and I was able to resume our family vacation, hardly missing a beat. Couldn’t be happier and couldn’t give Dr. Joseph a higher recommendation.

Lynne H. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


Others Yelpers have sung the praises of Dr. P and his team. Now if this team only repaired cars, were primary care specialists, roofers and opthomologists I would give them a full 10. Once in a blue moon I find service I can rave about. This team (including Mae) doesn’t just do their job. They care about teeth, your teeth, the future of your teeth and your well being and you. I’ve called them when in pain in the middle of a holiday, weekend or night. They anticipate emergencies and show up with a smile whenever you need them. Dr. P takes the time to explain what is going on and if necessary refers you to the most competent specialists he has worked with for years. He continues his advanced dental education in between times and teachs also. He is dedicated to the profession and advancing dentistry. Regarding cost, I want to mention that they are perfectionists and for the fee they spend as much time or visits with you as it takes to make things right and don’t nickle and dime you along the way. They also don’t leave you with ticking time bombs that will show up later and bring more business and more problems for you. Thirteen years ago my sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jerome Neuman, recommended this team and couldn’t praise Dr. Petrini enough. They were correct. Now all three of us almost look forward to dental problems so we can visit this office and be reminded what professional service is all about. PS. The office is quite pleasant (for those who don’t like visiting the dentist) and it neither looks or smells like a typical dentist office. You can not go wrong with this dentist especially since the health of our teeth is the basis for various illnesses or lack of them as we age. I’m proud to recommend and have in my life a winner.

Michelle Hinojosa (Source: Google)


I recently visited Dentistry of San Francisco, Dr Joseph on 07/29/20 for a routine cleaning appointment. They got back to work after the pandemic hit as soon as they could, with all the safety precautions and appropriate equipment. My experience there surpassed my expectations. Although you should expect the entire visit to lengthen by as much as half an hour. That allows time for a patient temperature check, a rapid antibody test if you haven’t taken a Covid test before the appointment and a one minute mouth rinse with a hydrogen peroxide based rinse before the procedure. The most visible difference was the additional (PPE) worn by everyone involved at the dentist’s office. I felt very safe and secure during my whole visit. The staff are skilled, caring and wonderful to work with.

Melisa Scherr (Source: Google)


I recently had zoom whitening and everything about the procedure was seamless. Fabian was an amazing coordinator and scheduled me in with ease and was very personable and kind. My zoom whitening came out amazing my teeth are so white I am getting stopped on the street asking if they are veneers. Dr. Joseph’s care and attention to detail are unmatched. I live in New York but will continue to get my teeth whitened by Dr.Joseph because he is amazing.

Adam B. from San Fernando Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in from Los Angeles, staying at Union Square’s Westin St. Francis, when I lost a temporary crown late at night. Dr. Joseph saw me first thing in the morning, was incredibly professional, efficient and friendly, taking care of the issue easily and quickly. His staff was exceptionally courteous and helpful and I was able to resume our family vacation, hardly missing a beat. Couldn’t be happier and couldn’t give Dr. Joseph a higher recommendation.

Rachael M. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentist and staff. Dr. Joseph is kind, competent, efficient, sensitive to your needs/pain tolerance, and takes time to explain each procedure. The staff is equally as kind and competent and I couldn’t recommend them any higher. My filings were finished quickly and pain free!

Joseph Cozza (Source: Google)


I had a dental emergency and called at 8:00 am to see if Dr. Joseph could take a look at it. Not only did he accommodate me, but was able to take care of the problem in one visit. This is a great dental office. I have been a patient for a long time but even with the transition from Dr. Petrini to Dr. Joseph it has maintained its top professionalism. I highly recommend this office.

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


We have been going to Dr. Petrini for years and always felt like we were getting really good care from him and his staff.  With Dr. Joseph, I am glad to see that many of the same staff members were retained, including our Hygienist, Nubia.  My wife just got a new crown and the experience was positive, although time will be the test as usual with dentistry.  Dr. Joseph’s personality is warm and caring and does not seem to “rush to judgement”, rather he takes the time to explore and ask the right questions about how “we” feel before determining the best course of action (much like Dr. Petrini did).  So far, I would recommend Dr. Joseph.

Ashley Leclerc (Source: Google)


After a long hiatus from visiting the dentist/a lot of anxiety surrounding dental experiences I have to say Dr. Joseph and his staff are incredible. I couldn’t be happier with their service, their kindness and their professionalism. I would reccomend them to anyone looking for a positive dental experience! I can’t stress enough how grateful I am for the way they have handled my most recent visits/my questions and concerns.

Frederick Charron (Source: Google)


Life is full of unexpected things. I can say for sure that unexpected things are well covered here. I would like to think I am ready, these guys make me feel like I am in an Easy Recliner after Thanksgiving. There is no better feeling then that. I love these guys and gals. They go the extra 1000 miles to make me comfortable and to decrease my anxiety. Yes I get anxious around drill sounds. Everyone is polite and concerned. Believe it or not after spending time getting work done when I left I felt excited about returning for the follow up visit. They made me feel like I had been coming there for years. Thanks!


Awarded two years in a row as one of America's Top Dentist, Dr. Joseph is a San Francisco General & Cosmetic Dentist who practices dentistry with care and integrity. "Personalized care and exceptional service for our patients is the focus of my profession. When our patients feel great, we feel great." Patients leave the office feeling great, calling their experience "perfection at its best" and describing Dr. Joseph as "very humane" and "Dr. Painless." Dr. Joseph is an Honors Integrative Biology graduate from University of California, Berkeley and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where he was recognized for his exceptional dentistry skills. Dr. Joseph is also a clinical instructor at University of the Pacific, an active member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign Certified Preferred Provider, and American Red Cross Volunteer.