Grace Dental Group
Woo Young Lee, DDS:
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Grace Dental Group
Woo Young Lee, 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Olga G. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


You wrote a review for Bay Dental Group 8 minutes ago 5.0 star rating 11/23/2017 Happy Thanksgiving to Bay Dental Group from Michael and Olga Galbshtein. I would like to thank Dr. Sean KIM for the professional, beautiful job he did for my husband and I. He removed 3 of Michael’s teeth in one visit. It was fast and painless. Throughout the night, after the visit, there was no recurring pain, no uncomfortable feeling and no need for any pain medications. I received a root canal, which was was a very difficult procedure as my tooth was broken, but now it looks like new. I also, had no pain and no need for pain medication after the procedure when I got home. We are both extremely happy with the incredible work of Dr. Kim. All the office staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable and welcome during our office visit. Thank You!!

Jun Yang (Source: Google)


Dr Lee is such a sophisticated dentist and a great person too. He pays attention to details and he did an amazing job on my crown tooth. He also explained another teeth issues not with a pushy manner unlike other dentists. The staff is friendly and also it is easy to get appointments. He is meticulous and really friendly. I strongly recommend Dr. Lee.

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


I’ve been a patient with Grace Dental for several years, and they are the best dental office I have known. I’ve had cleanings, fillings/cavities, and a crown replacement. The doctors are intelligent, friendly, skilled, honest, caring. The staff are friendly, efficient, helpful. The staff and doctors always greet me by name and remember what’s going on on my life (vacations, work, kids). They’re just nice, personable, quality people who make the office feel like a human place. Plus, they’re affordable, never make me wait, and make scheduling easy.

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


My husband and I have been coming to Grace Dental for over two years, and have been cared for by both Dr. Lee and Dr. Kim, though recently we’ve had Dr. Lee exclusively. I really appreciate his kindness, thoroughness, and willingness to take time to explain his findings and recommendations. He is completely nonjudgmental about past dental problems, poor habits, and lack of insurance or care and takes the attitude of, “let’s see what we can do moving forward.” I’ve been fortunate not to have dental emergencies since starting here. When my husband has needed prompt care, they’ve always been able to get him in pronto and fix the problem. His teeth are a sensitive topic for him, and Dr. Lee’s kindness and care keep him compliant and returning on schedule. The office atmosphere is spare but clean and relaxing. Techs are efficient and thorough, and the entire staff is friendly and polite. This is a dental office I look forward to visiting! As a bonus, lot parking is available and plentiful.

Marisa Mondave (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee is amazing. His work is nothing short of perfection. I broke my front tooth and was really anxious about the whole process, he helped get rid of the pain I was experiencing, assured me throughout the whole process, and has me feeling confident in my smile again. I’ve never experienced a Dentist as caring and excellent at their job as Dr. Lee. I recommend him for all your dental work.

Annabelle I. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


Since my last review, my husband and I moved out of the city, but continue to be Dr. Lee’s loyal patients. It would be more convenient for us to start seeing a new dentist closer to us, but we’re accustomed to Dr. Lee’s professionalism, honesty and great staff.

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


First let me say I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE going to the dentist.  And I’m embarrassed to say that it had been 4 years since I had been to a dentist.  I found Grace Dental Group on open care and read the reviews.  The reviews were spot on.  Dr Woo Young Lee and his entire team is amazing!  They were friendly and welcoming. From the moment I walked in they went out of their way to ensure that I was at ease.  The radiology technician that took my X-rays was extremely patient during the entire procedure and he had an amazing vibe about him that just made me feel comfortable.  Dr. Lee saw me and was thorough in explaining everything that he found and gave me options on how I wanted to proceed.  Another Dr. saw me as well (sorry I didn’t catch his name) and was wonderful also.   He replaced two of my old fillings and was fantastic.  He was constantly checking to make sure I was not experiencing pain or discomfort.  The office staff was very accommodating and really tried to help find appointment times that fit my schedule.   While I will never LOVE going to the dentist I will say I no longer hate it at all…..wonderful experience with a professional and kind group of practitioners.  It would be impossible to find a better dental group or dentist in San Francisco.

Darning Lee (Source: Google)


Very friendly staffs at Grace Dental, and the place is clean and neat. Dr. Lee is my assigned dentist who’s professional and knowledgeable about dental health, and I’ve been his patient for over 3 years. He has helped me extract wisdom teeth and install two dental crowns during the time, and I’m extremely satisfied with the results. I highly recommend Dr. Lee to you!

Matthew Pope (Source: Google)


I have had an incredibly positive experience with Grace Dental. The dentists are the perfect mix of friendly, professional, and expedient. They value your time and try and get you in and out efficiently, but don’t cut corners. From the second I sat in the dentists chair I felt totally at ease and like I was in good hands. I had a molar root canal, which is a bummer, but it only took an hour, and I didn’t feel a thing. Perhaps the best part, they were able to tell me up front exactly how much it would cost and how much my insurance would cover. This seems like a simple thing, but I’ve been to a surprising number of clinics and dentists that aren’t able to do that. 3 weeks out from my root canal and it feels fantastic. I recommend Grace Dental Group to anyone looking for a skilled, kind, honest and efficient dentist!

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


Dr. Lee was the first dentist I saw after living abroad for almost three years. I have the kind of teeth that no matter how much I brush, I always have cavities. Dr. Lee helped me fill several painful cavities and update defunct fillings. I’m so appreciative of his knowledge and professionalism. I rarely felt any pain, the technicians are gentle and intuitive. I can’t say enough about how amazing the team at Grace is. Dr. Lee is the first dentist to get me flossing consistently thanks to his awesome recommendations. It’s also nice to go see a dentist that doesn’t shame you for having cavities (like my childhood dentist did). Dr. Lee always assured me that he can relate to my experience, as he’s had a ton of dental work done as well. If you’re looking for a gentle, knowledgable, and considerate dentist, look no further than Dr. Lee!

Josh S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and his team take really good care of you at Grace Dental. I can’t tell you how many times Dr. Lee was doing work and I would hear him say, “this isn’t perfect, let’s do it again.” Hearing these words really made me feel at ease and gave me comfort knowing I was in good hands. When I first came to Grace Dental, I hadn’t stepped foot into a dentist’s office in over 10 years. I was pretty nervous and was reluctant to hear how much everything would cost. Everyone at Grace’ was professional and I didn’t feel like they were trying to take advantage of me. Dr. Lee helped me feel more relaxed and worked with me to find a plan of action that would work not only for my mouth, but for my finances as well. I have since moved back to LA (unfortunately), but I can’t recommend Grace Dental enough to those living in SF, and looking for a superb dentist at a competitive rate.

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


I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus – Dr. Lee and the team at Grace Dental are really fantastic. I had a root canal last night and not only was the procedure painless but the aftermath has also been relatively comfortable. I attribute this to how careful and precise Dr. Lee is, as well as how reassuring he when he treats you. He constantly checks in to make sure you’re doing okay. He’s also extremely honest about the treatment that you need and keeps you informed every step of the way. Grace Dental is definitely a reason why you don’t need to be scared of the dentist. Really.

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


Well I can’t say I have the most experience at the dentist as I don’t go very often, maybe once every 2 or 3 years, but I have to say impressed with my experience with Dr. Lee and his staff. Dr. Lee and his staff were friendly, interested in knowing me and informative yet professional. I came to know about Grace Dental Group through my coworkers who have been going there for a while. When I got to Dr Lee’s office and wrote down my two references, they knew exactly who they were and where they worked and how I knew most likely them knew them. Sure I like having my teeth cleaned and whitened, but I thoroughly enjoy when I find a professional who is also willing to know about their patients and not just see them as a name on a clipboard. Best of all, by checking in, I gota free teeth whitening. I really enjoyed my experience at Grace Dental Group and made my appointment for next time. I would recommend going here if you are looking for a great dentist.

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


Came here for 3 visits so far and I think this was the best dental group since I outgrew my pediatric dentist lol. I get checked on by Dr. Lee who is super nice and explains thoroughly every thing the visit will entail for that day. He seems to know what he is doing and you don’t feel that they do random x rays and more check ups just to take your money. The entire staff from him to the hygienists to the receptionists are super friendly. The hygienists do a good job and are thorough as well. Very well hired and trained staff he has. Last year when I had to get my wisdom teeth removed, he didn’t even have to put me to sleep and I didn’t need any of the pain medication after the surgery. The procedure was very quick and painless. A lot more pleasant than all other stories I’ve heard from my friends at their dental clinics before. My mom sees him too and he’s really good with her too. Highly recommend this place!

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


Just had my first visit at Grace Dental Group and had an amazing experience! Dr. Lee took a quick look at my teeth and was able to developed a simple game plan. To my surprise he was able to fix two molars with recession that were giving me sensitivity issues on the spot! Now I can brush and drink cold water with out any pain! That alone was worth 5 stars! He informed me of a small cavity that we’ll keep an eye on. This was a clear indicator that Dr. Lee was honest and not looking to do unnecessary work. He scheduled me in a month to see how the fillings were doing and to have a cleaning. Looking forward to my next visit. Never thought I would say that about a dental office!!

Luis H. from Miami Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


As everyone has stated great quality! Small clinic but still very professional, clean, comfortable and I never felt cramped. Dr Lee is very considerate if there is any pain, walks you through what his concerns are, takes time to explain dental care as well as possible dental maladies. Was very happy and comfortable with my visit! I would recommend Dr. Lee and his staff for anybody 🙂

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


My experience at Grace Dental has been nothing but amazing. After a piggyback ride-gone-wrong, I needed extensive work done. I was worried about all the pain and hassle that comes with replacing your chompers, but Dr. Lee made the entire process SO much better. He’s very gentle and receptive to your pain, and always makes sure you’re adequately Novocaine’d up 🙂 His office worked to have my bill covered by my medical insurance, which was a huge help. They really went out of their way to help me pay as little as possible! Everyone in the office is really nice and knowledgeable, and they are extremely flexible for appointment times, which was a huge help when I was working 9-6 everyday. You’ll always get a thorough explanation of exactly what he’s going to be doing, what he thinks is best and what is most practical. I first went to him since he was in my neighborhood, but even now that I’ve moved away I’ll still be sure to go to him — so glad to find a great dentist that is invested in my long-term dental care.

Mark G. from Pittsburgh, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee is my dentist. I hate dentists- I avoided them for 8 years while my teeth went to crap. In a 3 month period, I had -a cleaning – 8 cavities filled – 1 root canal He was super fantastic. The doc was always asking if I was comfortable and was really skilled and never did anything unneccessary that caused pain. He gave me a filling rather than a root canal at first, knowing that root canal was a huge pain in the ass and I wouldn’t enjoy it. Dr. Lee was really friendly and personable; probably the only dentist I’d ever wanted to hang out with after he shot me full of novocaine. Just a great guy. If you need it drilled, go here.

Kelly Linehan (Source: Google)


I mean how can one person really enjoy a trip to the dentist… but out of all the dentist I have been to I have never felt like there was a dentist I really wanted to stick with until grace dental group and Dr Lee! EVERY person who works there is kind, sweet and goes above and beyond including the doctor to make ever person feel safe, welcome and cared for. They are so accommodating and provide such a good and positive vibe that you forget someone is drilling a whole in your teeth haha. I rarely leave reviews for businesses but i am just blown away how above and beyond they go. I went in for a cleaning and new mouth guard, and I’m moving out of town in two weeks. And they are coordinating with me via text to try to help me get in before hand, which I honestly really appreciate. They understood my concerns and are doing everything in their power to help! And the women who cleaned my teeth was so sweet and remembered me by name when I can in for fillings. The doctor and his assistant while doing fillings we so great too. Dr Lee offered multiple suggestions for my concerns and I truly  felt heard and that I was in the right hands. I highly highly recommend anyone looking for a new dentist to give them a try! Then you will understand. Keep doing what you are doing team! My teeth thank you.

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


I very highly recommend Dr. Lee. I just had a root canal and crown done by him that I needed as a result of a previously cracked tooth. This was my first time for either procedure. I am extremely dental phobic, putting off seeing one for many years. Very gratefully I experienced zero pain during my visits to Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee is really careful and caring. He made sure the crown fit perfectly, sending the first back. He is constantly checking with you as he works to make sure you are not feeling any pain. He is also very upbeat and positive, as is everyone on his staff. I don’t have dental insurance, so cost was also a big factor for me. I got referrals from friends and called seven dentists, all highly rated on Yelp. Dr. Lee was by far the lowest cost, and he stuck with his original price quote. Great work at a great price by a great guy. Thank you, Dr. Lee!!

Gary X. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I was looking for a dentist and a friend of mine referred me to Dr. Lee at Grace Dental. My first visit was an amazing. The office is clean, bright and equipments are state of the art (digital X-ray and all). Staff is courteous. I didn’t have to wait past my appointment time to see Dr. Lee, who did a thorough examination, cleaning and spent quite some time to explain what he found in his examinations and how to care for for my teeth and gum. I am one happy patient and looking forward to my next visit!

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


I’ve been a patient at Grace Dental for about 7 years. And I would never want to go to see other dentist. Dr. Lee is the best! He is a great professional and he always makes you feel comfortable and explains well everything he does. I always know he will find the best solutions to my teeth problems. All office staff is very friendly, kind and helpful – be it scheduling or insurance questions. I appreciate James who is always helpful with choosing insurance plans and planning. They are conveniently located at Fillmore where you  have several bus lines, so it is easy to get there from almost anywhere in the city. I can’t recommend their practice enough! Make your appointment and you will not be disappointed.

Ana Amaya (Source: Google)


Dr. Lee always goes above and beyond in explaining the procedures, cost, and making me feel comfortable. He is super thorough and always makes me feel knowledgeable about what we are doing. I trust him and am glad that I found him. Sad to be moving away and doubtful that I’ll be able to find someone as good but if you’re particular about which dentist you go to, trust me you won’t be disappointed if you see Dr. Lee!

Jason Forbis (Source: Google)


As I have said before I have never found any visit to the dentist to be pleasant…until I started going to see Dr. Lee. He and his entire team are nothing less than amazing!! Kind, friendly, welcoming and they all take the time to listen to you and make sure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process. I will NEVER go to another dentist. If I move to NYC or Boston I will be flying back to SF just to go to Dr. Lee. You won’t find a better dental clinic in the SF bay area.

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


Dr. Lee is the most sincere and knowledgeable dentist I’ve ever had! He puts you at ease with his calm and welcoming energy. Thoroughly explains procedures and provides suggestions based on your preferences. I always come away with nicer teeth and feeling good about my teeth’s future (so long as I follow what he says 🙂

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


My husband, son and I have been going to Dr Lee for about a year now. Besides cleanings and check ups, I have had to fill a cavity and replace a crown. My husband had to do more extensive work. Both of us have found that Dr. Lee’s work seems really thorough and our conversations with him make us feel at ease in trusting his recommendations. He works pretty quickly and efficiently, but every mouth and situation is different and any time something takes a little longer he usually will explain what is going on with the topography of your mouth. I also feel like Dr. Lee not only knows what he is talking about, but he really is trying his best to treat your teeth like he was treating himself. For example when he was trying to fit my crown he patiently worked through it to make sure the fit was perfect. I think at some point he just wasn’t happy with he crown and he ended up recasting it saying it as just better to do another crown then to try to make one that wasn’t fitting well fit. He knows the pros and cons of using materials and also what the most cutting edge materials are. I really love the office staff, especially James at the front desk. I find them extremely professional, warm, thorough and good at follow ups. The front desk was also very knowledgeable about working with me regarding costs and our insurance. I really appreciated that because I had a negative experience dealing with estimates and actual costs with my last dentist. They also do a great job scheduling. I have never had to wait long and often have my toddler with me so trust me…I would know if we were there too long. In reference to some of the other reviews that I skimmed, I am not Korean nor a friend. I found Dr. Lee on Yelp and he happened to be on one of my insurance lists. From the moment I called to make my first appointment till now I feel completely at ease and trust him and his staff.

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


The. Best. Dental. Office. Ever. My husband and I went there last week and I kid you not, had the best dental visit experience of our lives. The chairs had bright sunny views of the sky and neighboring buildings, the staff was incredible funny and easy to talk to, and the doctor didn’t try to sell us on stuff we didn’t need, For years dentists have been trying to get my husband to remove his wisdom teeth and this dentist told him not to bother! Highly HIGHLY recommended.

Cat K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I hate dentist. But I love this place – the doctor is super friendly and assuaged any fears I had about deep cleaning and wisdom teeth extraction. He also seems very patient (I freak out easily) and answered all of my questions. If you’re in the market for a new dentist, I highly recommend this place!

Matthew P. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have had an incredibly positive experience with Grace Dental.  The dentists are the perfect mix of friendly, professional, and expedient.  They value your time and try and get you in and out efficiently, but don’t cut corners.  From the second I sat in the dentists chair I felt totally at ease and like I was in good hands.  I had a molar root canal, which is a bummer, but it only took an hour, and I didn’t feel a thing.  Perhaps the best part, they were able to tell me up front exactly how much it would cost and how much my insurance would cover.  This seems like a simple thing, but I’ve been to a surprising number of clinics and dentists that aren’t able to do that.

Breann G. from Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing service by Dr. Lee and his team at Grace Dental. I’ve been coming here ever since moving to the city a couple of years ago and am reminded about how great they are after every visit. There’s always someone, whether it’s Dr. Lee or a technician, at the front desk with a big smile when you come in. I’ve never had to wait more than a few minutes to be taken back, and the cleaning is always thorough but efficient. Dr. Lee has made some great suggestions for my teeth care and they have done an amazing job working with my insurance to cover the costs. I always come away happy and without that residual “I just had my gums picked over” soreness. Even better, they set up my Saturday appointment preference in the system, which now automatically schedules my appointment 6 months out and sends me email and text reminders when I get close. Such a great way to do it and I don’t have to worry about it at all!

Jenny W. from Prince, NY (Source: Yelp)


I went in to see Dr. Lee for the first time today, and his office staff and he were surprisingly wonderful. Every single person I spoke to at the office was exceptionally accommodating and beat all my (very high) expectations. I used to go to a nice dental office in NYC where I paid for and received great care. This office is more low key and reminded me of my family dentist growing up, except with much friendlier people and just as great of care as my expensive dentist in NYC. I will definitely go back, and I can’t say that about many dentists I visit. The only downside is that I was worried the entire time about my car in the parking lot (have had my car broken-in there before).

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


5+ stars for Dr. Lee and Grace Dental.  I ended up using Dr. Lee because my wife was seeing him for her teeth cleanings.  I’ve been so happy since moving over to this practice.  Very convenient appointment setting and the teeth cleanings go very quickly and painless.  Highly recommend them!

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


Hands down the best professionals I have ever worked with. I’m getting invisalign treatment with Dr. Lee – he went above and beyond to work with the company to focus on getting me the right treatment plan. They are super flexible with scheduling, and the entire staff is friendly and personable. With there was a six stars option.

Candice L. from Sacramento, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been going to Grace Dental for four years now and can’t say enough about how wonderful they are. Dr. Lee, James and the whole staff are friendly and personable–traits that go a long way when you’re having uncomfortable dental procedures done. They greet us by name when we show up in the office. Billing is always straight forward. They send text appointment reminders–all around a wonderful dental office!

Susan C. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I also HATE going to the dentist but Dr. Lee is DOPE! I went in after years of not going thinking things were good until I started getting a sensativity in one of my molars. Things pretty much went to hell in that area, but Dr. Lee is in the process of not only saving my tooth but also doing the best he can to make sure I feel safe. I got one root canal today, and he was just as Mark G. said very sweet and making sure I wasn’t feeling pain or warning me I might and he was efficent and quick. It was as awesome as a root canal can be and I’m going back for one more. My bad! I have definitely learned my lesson…. never wait longer than 2 days of pain before going in. Thank God for Dr. Lee.


Grace Dental Group is a modern dental practice located right in the heart of the Fillmore District in San Francisco, California. The team specializes in family and general dentistry. With a warm, friendly staff on hand, patients are consistently treated to a top-notch customer service experience. Grace Dental Group takes pride in how it treats patients like family. A visit to a new dental office can induce anxiety or even fear. That's something the team always bears in mind and it's why they go to such great lengths to ensure a comfortable, satisfactory experience for each and every patient. The team's expertise is broad and varied. Whether patients are in need of general dental hygiene and preventive care, or more involved dental work such as Invisalign® or dental implants, Grace Dental Group has you covered. Patients are always granted the luxury of comprehensive, personalized treatment that considers their needs, concerns, and desired results. If you'd like to join the Grace Dental Group family, it simply starts with a visit to the office. Woo Young Lee, DDS, is an experienced dentist serving patients in San Francisco, California, and surrounding communities. Dr. Lee specializes in family and general dentistry at Grace Dental Group, which is conveniently located in the city’s Fillmore District. Dr. Lee grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from high school in San Francisco. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, before heading to New York City for his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at New York University College of Dentistry, which he received in 2004. After kicking off his professional career as an associate dentist in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Lee is happy to be back providing dental care to the people of his hometown. His patients appreciate the depth of his expertise coupled with his warm, affable personality. Dr. Lee works closely with patients to develop personalized dental treatment plans that help deliver beautiful, healthy smiles. When he’s not helping his patients achieve their dream smiles, Dr. Lee devotes time to his other passion: the fine arts. In particular, he’s an avid sculptor.