Downtown Dentist SF
Stefka Petrova, DDS:
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Downtown Dentist SF
Stefka Petrova, 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: Closed

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Stefka Petrova





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

David (Source: Google)


Check-in was easy and simple. I showed up really early for my appointment but after signing in and filling out the medical survey I was seen within 10 minutes. Patty was so friendly, conversational, and funny while taking my x-rays. Veronika, dentist, was very down to earth and friendly as well. When discussing my x-rays her bedside manner was terrific and factual. No pressure or shaming about my dental health. She laid out several future appointments that will address all my dental needs and beyond, revisiting a root canal that was done several years ago. Bill, dental hygienist, was very knowledgeable and friendly while doing the cleaning. He had great information about hygiene, tartar build up, and how to prevent it. I don’t recall the receptionist name but he as well was very friendly and helpful scheduling a couple future appointments. I have already recommended Veronika to friends.

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


This team makes you love going to the dentist…it’s remarkable. Dr. Stef, Michael, Pam and Amber are all incredible! Michael makes the teeth cleanings a breeze and fun – great conversation, very kind, thorough and knowledgeable. He gives great advice and knows what needs to be done to keep your teeth in great condition. Dr. Stef is amazing – she is kind, smart, to the point and makes all the procedures I’ve had so far absolutely painless. How she manages to inject the anesthesia without me feeling it is beyond me. Recently had some cavities filled and my wisdom tooth pulled, and I’m writing this a day later with NO pain. Pam is so nice, easy to talk to and explains what is going to happen. Makes all the difference! Amber is super fast, thorough and very friendly – always a joy to come in. I fully trust everyone at this office and it’s always great to see them after a few months!

Lynne Z. from Financial District, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been going to Dr. Stef since she started her practice here in SF. I can’t say enough great things about the personal attention of her staff, the flexibility during COVID to adjust appointments based on my needs and the professional treatment. She managed my Invisalign treatment and I couldn’t be happier with my smile. Now that I will have another year of zoom meetings at least, I’m so thankful I took the time to invest in my teeth. It was on time and on budget!

Darryl Mckinnon (Source: Google)


i have been going here since I moved to SF 16 years ago and nothing has changed still the same professional friendly service . I always look forward to seeing everyones friendly faces and Veronica has made sure my dental care is in complete order i am very particular about my teeth since i cant get my hair done (I’m bald lol ) teeth cleaning is my vice so I would not trust another dental office EVER. Sincerely ,Darryl Mckinnon

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


Dr. Stef, Michael, Pam and Amber are a fantastic team and make going to the dentist a painless and — dare I say it — an enjoyable experience.  I’ve been going to the practice for nearly 20 years and was worried when Dr. Vazquez departed but my concerns were unfounded. I agree with all the previous comments about their high level of proficiency and professionalism.  I recently moved out SF but will gladly make the drive back into the city to continue enjoying their superior care!

Mathew R. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


First time going into this dental office and was beyond nervous because I knew I had to have a tooth pulled. Just entering the office let me know this was a nice place. I was taken care of well and made sure I was completely numb during the procedure. Couldn’t have been happier and would definitely recommend this dental office for the great front office desk staff to welcome you and make sure your on your way afterward to a better day. Sincere thank you for a great experience!

Lora N. from Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The office is very nice, very well organized and clean. It was very easy to schedule my appointment with them, communication was perfect. There is a very nice view even from the chair ;). The dental assistant Pamela and the dentist doctor Stef were super friendly and super efficient, they explained to me everything and gave information about my teeth status. I will definitely go back and I highly recommend the place.

Michael Grohall (Source: Google)


Dr. Stefka is amazing–I had been putting off 3 fillings but when I finally went in I had a great experience. For many people (myself included) getting dental work is hard but my stress goes way down knowing I am in such capable hands. After the fillings were place, she worked with me to insure the bite was just right. Thank you!

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


Dr Stef, Michael, Pam, and Amber are excellent! I’ve been going to this practice since shortly after moving to SF 5 years ago or so. Dr Stef took over relatively recently but I can’t really pinpoint the exact date. Dr Stef is extremely polite, professional, and responsive. She extensively explains things when questions are raised. During the Covid Coronation I found myself with sharp random pain in my mouth. I contacted the practice and Dr Stef called me the same day to help walk me through some questions to identify it and then figure out how soon it needed to be treated. This was all on a weekend off hours. She helped me identify it as likely cavities, and got me scheduled for the Monday to come in and take care of business, also offering to move things up with a phone call if things got worse before then. The entire staff was ready to go when I arrived for my appointment and were very welcoming. They did a quick exam, identified the (3)! cavities, and asked me what I wanted to do (fill immediately or wait). I opted for the fill immediately route to avoid any more spontaneous pain. Amber at the front desk had the billing information and insurance estimates ready to go before I could even get over to the desk so I knew what it would cost for the fillings. I accepted and Dr Stef and Pam went to work on me quickly filling three cavities all clustered together. Like magic I could eat again without wincing in fear of when the pain would strike. As an aside, everyone in this office seems to be expert level at injecting novocaine with almost no pain. Relative to my other experiences at dental offices, the shots feels like a butterfly landing on a flower and there’s been no pain during the fillings or work after. Beyond emergency work, I’ve had the pleasure of regular cleanings from both Michael and Pam which feel thorough and they keep me entertained the whole time with great conversation as well as proactive information to improve my home hygiene. They send you plenty of reminders about your appointments which is great too. Michael recently performed the first half of deep cleaning (root planing and scaling) on me and made all my anxiety melt away. He kept to the tradition of painless novocaine injections and was very considerate making sure I was numbed appropriately as he worked my gums into a healthy submissive state throughout the procedure, explaining everything that was going on calmly before it happened and talked me through all the possible after effects and how to mitigate any pain after as well. I’ve had most of my cleanings at this practice with Michael and he does an excellent job and I always feel great after. When ever anyone in my office asks where to go for dental care, I can’t recommend this practice enough because of all the above. They knock it out of the park every time, so give them a shot if you are considering one of the many offices in the area. You can’t do much better than them.

Iliyanova I. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great office located directly in downtown SF. This is a great place to go take care of your teeth. Everything was on time! The team was very professional examining and providing with solutions by priority. Dr. Stef took care of my main concern- Invisalign. The best dental care I have ever experienced! Professional, courteous, and friendly staff. Always I have a great, smooth experience here.
Thank you so much.

Ismael R. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Great place – Professional service. Competent staff. Awesome atmosphere. These folks are accommodating with schedule changes and are very organized. There is prompt follow-up if further treatment is needed and there are good reminders prior to appointments. The facilities are awesome – and they have a nice view. Oh, and they play good music. I love my dentist!

Marc A. Cornils (Source: Google)


My dentist of 49 years retired and I was fortunate to have a referral to Ms Petrova. The office staff were great to work with, in a very organized and comfortable setting. I am very satisfied with the entire experience, and will be referring my wife.

Amy Higgins (Source: Google)


I was about to leave this office because of negative experience with the assistant doctor who worked under the previous owner of the practice. But things changed! I absolutely love how Dr. Stef has turned things around. Both her and her qualified staff take great care of me and my teeth. They all offer helpful advice and are willing to help me out with everything. So happy to have Dr. Stef taking care of me!


Downtown Dentist SF in San Francisco, offers a full range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Experienced general and cosmetic dentist Stefka Petrova, DDS, and her staff are dedicated to providing the best possible individualized care, from routine cleanings to complex restoration work. Dr. Petrova and her team take a gentle, minimally-invasive approach to dentistry. First and foremost, they educate their patients to take the best possible care of their teeth and gums. After all, good oral health starts with good habits. Dr. Petrova is well-versed in the latest dental techniques and technologies. She provides state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments, including whitening, veneers, and implants with natural long-lasting results. She also offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®, which straightens teeth without the hassle of braces. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Petrova performs dental work with equal attention to how it looks and how it functions. In addition to preventive and cosmetic dentistry, Downtown Dentist SF is available for dental emergencies, providing same-day appointments. It's the team's mission to keep patients' smiles healthy and looking their best, no matter the situation. Dr. Petrova graduated with Honors from the University of The Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry, in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Las Vegas also with Honors. After graduation, she practiced dentistry in the Bay Area as a general dentist and has been focused on serving her community by helping patients improve their oral health. She has a passion for achieving excellence in the profession, always exploring creative methods to enhance her patient's experience and constantly applying the latest medical and digital trends to create more healthy and beautiful smiles. She also travels around the world to deliver dentistry to underserved communities in Latin America and Asia and helps the local dental delivery systems and oral health care.