Haleh Bafekr Dentistry
Haleh Bafekr, DDS:
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Haleh Bafekr Dentistry
Haleh Bafekr, 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: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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

Monique R. (Source: Zocdoc)


Haleh Bafekr is an amazing dentist; very kind, patient and efficient! She and her staff are located in a small office downtown and are very organized and friendly. Each time I go there, I never have to wait more than 10 minutes. All my dentist appointments in the past have been long and drawn out. That’s not the case here! they are very speedy but always make sure that I’m comfortable throughout my routine cleanings and are very friendly. Would highly recommend this office! 

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


If you’re a fan of excellent bedside manner and not a fan of pain Dr. Haleh Bafekr is the dentist for you. Dr. Bafekr is the most gentle yet thorough dentist I have ever been to. Deep cleanings are never fun but if you have to have one you want a dentist who ensures you’re as comfortable as possible throughout the entire procedure. I’ve also had Invisalign done and she was very patient with me during the entire process even though I was not always the most diligent patient! The office staff is also very kind and accommodating. I’ve had to move my appointment several times in the past and they’re great about sending reminders ahead of time in case you need to do so. Payment and insurance terms are also clearly communicated to you which is, unfortunately, not always the case with other dental offices. The cute, comfortable office is conveniently located near Union Square, just a few blocks from the Powell BART station. The convenience is great but the kindness and professionalism is what keeps me coming back.

Andrew W. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Bafekr and her hygienist Aba (I hope I am spelling that correct!) were extremely welcoming and efficient. My father is my Dentist on the east coast and this was my first experience in another office. I just came for a teeth cleaning, but I would certainly come back for more visits if it is not worth me flying cross country to have more work done.

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


New to Dr. Bafekr but I already feel at home. Everyone in the office is friendly and accommodating. Everything from the treatments to the confusing dental insurance plan is explained by the doctor and staff before anything is started so i dont have to worry about a thing. Im going to have a long list of fillings to do, but Im glad i found the right dentist. I can’t thank Dr. Bafekr , Lorraine, and Maria enough for taking such good care of me!

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


I was awaken yesterday at 5am with the worse pounding migraine. I called the advice nurse who suggested Tylenol, but also scheduled me a phone appt with my primary doctor at 830a. I explained the issue to him at 830a and he said to continue Tylenol. The pain subsided, but never went totally away. Today that pain woke me up again, I called Dr. Bafekr at 6am….she picked up, thank God. Saw her at 930 am, she cleaned me, gave me my prescriptions and needless to say, I’m home resting from an infection in my gums. I can’t tolerate pain well at all and I’m SO GRATEFUL to be out of pain now. Dr. Bafekr saved so many people from my angry behavior because when I don’t feel well or experiencing lots of pain, EVERYONE is the enemy lol. Super thankful for Dr. Bafekr being available without hesitation as this was an emergency for me.

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


I had a great experience with Dr. Haleh. I usually went in for annual cleaning and checkup. Dr. Haleh take very good care of me, friendly and competent service. Excellent services. I would highly recommend her to everyone.

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


My  family and I are patients of Dr.Bafekr for the past 10 years.She takes care of us very well. Every time i am in her office I feel like I get the best care!She is gentle and friendly which is a great quality to have in a Dentist.And I will be seeing for a long time.

Jaleh R. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Bafekr for about 5 years now (and just finally getting to review her!!) and I couldn’t imagine a better dentist. Dr. Bafekr is professional, thorough, and kind. I think it would probably be hard to have 100% satisfaction for someone who has their hands digging around in your mouth for half an hour, but Dr. Bafekr is gentle and always asks “are you ok’ so I never feel uncomfortable! My mother, grandmother and myself go to her office for our dental visits.  Dr. Bafekr also did my invisalign treatments as well, which was a huge success. I think she has my before/after pictures in her office. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring professional who excels in her field!!

Connor R. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I came to Dr. Bafekr as a new patient needing a dental checkup/routine cleaning. I have to say I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dr. Bafekr. She was exceptionally kind and welcome, and as a  new patient she took the time to thoroughly examine my teeth while explaining all parts of the cleaning procedure (even with some interesting teaching moments included!) Her attention to detail and overall dental knowledge was outstanding. I have absolutely no complaints, and would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for quality service. I could not be happier with my choice of dentist and I am looking forward to my next visit!

Al P. from Daly City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very professional staff, everyone was very friendly. Dr. Bafekr was asking and checking on me while during the cleaning, if i was in pain 🙂 i would recommend her to my friends 🙂 thank you. Looking forward for my next appointment.

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


Dr. Bafekr have been my dentist for quite a while now because she’s the most kind and caring dentist that I’ve ever been to. I was an emergency patient when I first met her. She explained to me whats wrong and what needs to be done. She was checking me frequently during the procedure to make sure that I was pain free. She even called me herself the next day to make sure everything is doing fine. I never had a dentist call me to see how I’m doing. I definitely recommend her! I always look forward to my appointments with her.

Marz W. from Santa Rosa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t been to a dentisit in a while. She was referred to me by a friend. She is so nice, and her staff is wonderful too. I would recomend her to anyone who is worried about going to the dentist. Very gentle and very good.

Samantha B. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Bafekr for almost 13 years — she is the most wonderful dentist! Gentle, careful, thorough, attentive, up-to-date on all the most current techniques and equipment but never to the point of forgetting all the old-school knowledge. She’s also just such a lovely human being — warm, compassionate, full of joy and humor. I’ve recommended her to dozens of people over the years, and each person I refer tends to stay with Dr. Bafekr — they only change dentists if they move out of state! She’s the best.

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


Dr. Bafekr is s by far the best dentist I’ve ever encountered. She makes it a pleasurable experience and her staff is also amazing.  Believe it or not she makes going to the dentist actually fun.  Dr. Bafekr is super knowledgeable and patient oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend her to ANYONE.  Do yourself a favor and go to this dentist!

Gena C. from Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in Bay Area for business and I noticed my front crown was loose. I asked the concierge if he knew any good dentists in the city and he referred me to Dr. Bafekr. I was so scared since I was the key note speaker at a seminar and my front tooth was falling off. Her office called my hotel and squeezed me in on a Wednesday afternoon. Apparently, my implant was cracked since my regular dentist didn’t take his time to adjust it correctly. Her staff went over the insurance estimates and paperwork and by 6 pm I was ready to smile with confidence. It such a good feeling to know that there are dentists that care for patients. Dr. Bafekr is a great dentist; very caring and gentle. I encourage anyone who has a fear of the dentist to go visit this office. It was like going to a spa, very comfortable, and great technicians working with Dr Bafekr. I am going back to every six months to have my exams. Check her out!!

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


I have been to many different dentist in my life and i have to say that i have found one that i will be with for a long long time. My experience with Dr. Bafekr is one of a kind, she makes me feel right at home and treats me with gentle care. All her staff are very kind and attentive. Overall, a truly great experience. I will be referring Dr. Bafekr to all my friends who are in need of a dentist. Keep up the great work.

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


Dr. Bafekr and her entire staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They are always willing to go out their way to work with you and make you feel at home in their office. The office over all just has a good vibe going. As soon as you walk through the door you’re greeted with smiles and kindness. My children also see Dr. Bafekr and it’s a great feeling to know they are in good hands. My kids were once afraid to go to the dentist, now they can’t wait to go. Most people dread going to the dentist, but NOT ME! I love it and I love my dentist!

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


Great & friendly staff! Dr. Bafekr is very gentle and attentive which is great because the pain of going to the dentist kept me away for a few years! After my first appointment went well, I am proud to say I have gone to a 2nd appointment this year and am no longer scared to go every 6 months! Thank you Dr. Bafekr! P.S. I do not work or live downtown, but the drive & paying for parking is so worth it!

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


OK, I see one other satisfied and smiling patient has wished Dr. B could have ten stars, so, I see your ten and I raise it to a dozen with long stemmed roses to boot. The care and respect I receive from this dentist make me DELIGHTED to have an appointment to see the tooth doc’.  She goes out of her way to provide for your comfort and health.  She is open to listening, I mean REALLY listening, to your needs and wishes. In all my years of going to see her, I’ve never heard her raise her voice in anger or fail to act kindly and professionally. Dr. Bafekr is an awesome doctor and one of the best examples of humankind–she’s human and she’s kind–I’ve ever met. Check her out!

Jaimie N. from Larkspur, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Haleh Bafekr is a meticulous, very gentle, caring dentist who cares about her patients and the quality of her work. She came highly referred to me by a friend about 10 years ago and has been my family dentist ever since. A couple years ago I had a cracked tooth that was extremely painful. Unlike many dentists, she cared enough to set aside her personal plans and fixed my tooth on a Saturday. I thought the work would be expensive but it wasn’t. She told me the costs upfront and even how much my insurance would cover. She made me feel totally taken care of. More importantly, Dr. Bafekr was able to alleviate my pain and also did an amazing job making my tooth look beautiful. I am always excited for my dental visits, feeling confident she will take care of me and exceed my expectations.

Liz K. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Bafekr was my first dentist in SF and I had to go to her for my first ever dental issue. She was so calm and professional and made me feel completely at ease. She walked me through everything that was going to happen and constantly checked in to make sure I was feeling ok. She is very knowledgable and kind. I highly recommend her.

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


20+ year patient of Dr. Bafekr.  Great care, consistently pleasant and efficient staff, billing was easy when I switched to new coverages.  Convenient location.  I’ve referred colleagues to Dr. Bafekr, all are happy with the treatment they receive from Haleh and her staff.

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


I’ve been naughty, oh so naughty. Yep, I’m guilty of a 1.5 – 2 year party binge with NO visits. But I’m reborn! It’s the year of getting back in touch with #1, and visiting all my health care providers…dentist, doctor, gynecologist and perhaps a therapist. After today, I will neglect Dr. Bafekr’s office no longer. Why did I ever stop going? I remember skipping down the path with Dr. Bafekr before, when I got my teeth bleached, in a whitening obsessive phase. If felt great to partake in the perfect teeth society! But I then dropped down a vast partyrific k-hole and forgot about the white teeth and the Society of American Oral Perfection. BUT today I came to Jesus with a deep cleaning, and had half a numbed-out mouth until 3pm. And you know, folks, eating lunch like a stroke victim is well, just sad. How to keep that Vitamin water from not going down the front of my shirt? (internal dialog whilst sitting with collegues at lunch) Oh wow, not chewing food, but my lip…slurp. Wait, what’s that back there knocking around near my throat? That would be unchewed food in the Novacained Badlands of the right hand side of my mouf. Moral to the tale, don’t avoid the dentist! Especially if they are as nice and kind as Dr. Bafekr. I’m back at it on my regular cleaning schedule, I swear!

Denise C. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Bafekr is the BEST dentist EVER.  I have been coming to her for over ten years. She is kind and knowlegeble.  HATES to inflict pain and is super careful.  Her equipment is the latest, greatest and her office is spotless.  Office staff have come and gone but she has a nice stable competent crew at this point.  I drive from Oakland to see her and it doesn’t surprise me that people come from as far away as NY for an appointment.  You will never want another dentist….Oh and she’s pretty and she smells good.  Just don’t tell her that you went to Disneyland without her because she’ll get sad.

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


So here it is, almost 10 years after my first review and I felt compelled to write another review about Dr.Bafekr because I adore her so much. I have been her patient for over 15 years now and we keep coming back because she is so gentle and kind. All the staff that work in her office are also really, really nice. Our children also see her and they adore going in , because she makes them feel so competent and brave when they need something done , that is over and above their normal cleaning . I notice that there are some negative reviews below, regarding the front office’s desire to fraud customers due to confusion about coverage, but I have to say that is the TOTAL OPPOSITE of my families experience. Although I am positive about my insurance being accepted by Dr. Bafekr, there have been times where the insurance has rejected to cover a procedure or paid at a reduced rate, due to them feeling it was unnecessary. At those times, I have asked for the assistance of the dental office to help me sort this out and EVERY TIME we have been successful in reducing or erasing the cost. Insurance companies are shady and keeping a close eye on billing requires an extreme amount of self advocacy . Take it from someone who has dealt with cancer surgery!  However, if you feel that there is an error in billing, take your concerns for resolution to them and they will do their best to help fix it.

Lan A. from San Bruno, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in my household loves and goes to Dr. Bafekr. Everyone except our dogs, but that’s only because Dr. B. excels in human not doggie dentistry. Dr. Bafekr is such an excellent health professional that I’ve followed her thru 2 relocations and would follow her to any more she  might have in the futre. During my career as an SFUSD teacher, I’ve seen a lot of shocking behavior—from ADULTS, that is–and I’ve NEVER seen or heard tempers lost, misplaced or stolen in this office. That is an impressive record; hence the above five stars.  One last thing I must mention: besides service, professionalism, an understanding of insurance and how to help the patient muddle through it; this staff, headed by Dr. Bafekr, is kind. I don’t know about you, but I rate kindness in the service professions pretty highly. If he lived here, I’d recommend Dr. Bafekr to the Dalai Lama. (and they always save a purple toothbrush for me because it’s my favorite color. 🙂

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


I’ve been leaving in more than 20 cities and Dr. Bafekr is just the best dentist I’ve ever met. No waiting, no pain, excellent job every time, and on top of that she is a very gentle and lovely person. My son is a special need (severe autism) and she’s perfect with him. She is like family.

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


How many people can say they ADORE their dentist? Well, I can! Dr. Bafekr is a marvelous clinician and a wonderful person. I always look forward to my next dental appointment. If you’ve always been the person who tried to find any excuse not to keep your dental appointments, you’ll completely change your mind after you go to Dr. Bafekr. I never worry I’m going to hurt, and she’s very good at explaining what to expect so there’s no surprises, so patient and so caring. I really can’t say enough good things about her and her practice.

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


I love this dentist! She and her staff are the best.  I never thought going to the dentist could be so enjoyable.  Dr. Bafekr is very gentle and kind.I have extensive treatment to be done and just by talking to her I could tell she is very experienced and only works with the best doctors.  If your looking for a new dentist highly recommend her. I can honestly say I go to the best dentist in San Francisco!

Ana S. from Novato, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been Dr Bafekrs patient since 2008. I live at Marin County.I have the outmost respect for her and her staff. She is very professional, ethical, thorough and competent. Maria is always so patuent with my insurance company, which I have different ones throughtout the years. They are always upfront and Honest with the cost and I appreciate her help .Dentist scares me but I am very happy Dr. BAFEKR AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!!

George W. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


We can’t recommend Dr. Bafekr highly enough.  We are a couple and we’ve been seeing her for almost ten years now, at least twice a year. All of the services are great – teeth cleaning and x-rays are easy and comfortable, and I highly recommend the Zoom professional whitening service. She makes dealing with insurance and payment just as painless as the dental services.  I have never liked a dentist before I started seeing Dr. Bafekr !

Kate N. (Source: Zocdoc)


This is the first time I’ve used Zocdoc and it was a great experience! Dr. Bafekr was very kind and welcoming for my first time visit to her office. She made sure I was comfortable and explained each procedure as she went through and examined my teeth! She was a genuine doctor who truly cares for her patients’ needs and their experience at her office. I’ll definitely continue to see Dr. Bafekr for future Dentist visits!

Eriko W. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Haleh by a coworker. He told me that she was very gentle. I have sensitive gums so gentle was good in my vocabulary. She is very prompt, doesn’t keep you waiting in the waiting room. She also makes sure that you are comfortable and answers any questions that you may have about the cleaning. Plus you get a “treat” in the end: toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, and floss!

Adrian B. from Brighton, United Kingdom (Source: Yelp)


I needed emergency treatment on the day of my wedding and both Halel and Ava made me feel entirely at ease and talked me through everything that needed to happen. I felt entirely at ease and left without pain. They both have such a friendly and assuring manner that takes the apprehension out of any visit to the dentist.

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


I’ve seen Dr. Bafekr on several occasions. Her office is clean (very important to me) and she and her staff are friendly, professional and treat patients well. Overall, I highly recommend visiting her practice.