Ivan Serdar Dentistry
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Ivan Serdar Dentistry
Ivan A. Serdar, DMD

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 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:

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


I have recently switched to this dentistry and I couldn’t be happier. Right away after the visit was scheduled I got an email from Carmen with the list of all procedure codes that will be applied to the bill and if I wanted I could have called my insurance and know right away how much would be covered (I didn’t since I know from previous experience that pretty much everything was going to be covered). I don’t know if this is a new thing since the complaints received, but I found out that the information were stated very clearly, so there will be no surprises, IF you read the email. People complaining about “just a cleaning”, there is no JUST a cleaning, regular check up consists in: 1. teeth cleaning. 2. x-rays (unless had been done recently). 3. oral exam. Each of these will be billed separately and depending on your insurance, it will be covered differently. Previous dentist did exactly the same, minus did not inform before hand in details like Carmen did. Followed that email I managed to contact the old dentist office and they sent my history in time before the visit, that worked best since I had X Rays taken less than 1 year ago and at the time of the visit this office thought I only needed the minimum amount of X-Rays (people complaining about it, it is your duty to request the history disclose in time from your previous dentist, since you need to give authorization, no one can pull your history without it, so do your homework instead of complaining). When I arrived I was early, had to file few pages, all using a tablet, fairly straight forward. Cleaning was on time, happened to be all manual (no ultra sound) and honestly I prefer that way, less stressful. X Ray followed and finally the visit from Dr. Serdar, very thorough, nice and competent. Luckily nothing to report, everything fine and my insurance covered almost everything, I was left with $5 to pay. Is it a cheap dentist? No, but in the Bay Area I haven’t found any better price. Is it a good dentist? I think so and is worth it, I was way happier with this one than the previous one, where I was always treated with an attitude. People complaining about pricing or insurance coverage seem to me they rarely go to the dentist or they don’t know how it works in here or have a bad insurance and they should contact their employer instead to have it changed.

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


I used to be horribly afraid of the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Serdar. He is amazingly gentle and skilled. They use a topical anesthetic before using the needle so I literally feel no pain at all. The office is beautiful and feels like entering a spa. Each chair has it’s own TV where you can watch TV. Carmen at the front desk is very helpful and kind. The whole staff seems to be in a good mood and knows what they are doing. I give their office 5 starts because I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.

Anna S. from Brisbane, CA (Source: Yelp)


It is weird to say it is a pleasure going to the dentist, however Dr. Serdar, his staff and the beautiful office comes together for a perfect experience. It is no wonder that those in the creative field flock to his expertise. The design sense of the environment is very refined and curated and you couple it with Dr. Serdar  keen intellect and nice, even-keeled demeanor, which adds up to a sense of knowing you will be taken care of, everyone will be honest with you and all within a serene, calming environment. It is said that the leadership sets the mood for a whole company and here it does.

Schuyler E. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Serdar and his staff run the best dental practice I have ever been treated at. I recently had a broken filling in my molar, and the entire process of scheduling the appointment and having the filling repaired was absolutely free of fuss or stress. Dr Serdar himself is a real professional, thoughtful yet efficient, with a great bedside manner. He keeps excellent track of his patients’ ongoing dental issues, and takes the time to explain what he’s doing. The repair work he did this past visit? Top notch and virtually painless. Dr Serdar’s staff are also wonderful – kind, cordial, helpful, and competent. Usually people dread having to go see the dentist, but Dr Serdar and his team somehow manage to make it as pleasant an experience as I can imagine it possibly being.

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


Clean. Very clean. I recommended this office to a couple of germa-phobes with very high standards at my work and they are all pleased.  There are not piles of anything left out on counters. Absolutely no clutter. The staff are all top notch and professional, with a special shout out to Carmen, who goes above and beyond to make sure you understand everything in terms of billing and scheduling.

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


Dr Serdar is without doubt the best dentist I’ve ever been to.  On top of the amazingly spa-like office and the best receptionist on the planet (Carmen), Dr. Serdar is a pleasure to visit.  And that’s taking into consideration how much we all hate a trip to the dentist. He is polite, professional, and thorough.  I’ve been going to him for about four years, and will never go to anyone else!

Tadao V. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Serdar runs the best dental practice I’ve ever been to. Granted, I haven’t done any major work, but for the few times I’ve been there, I have found him and his excellent staff to be helpful but no pushy, friendly and professional. You actually feel like you’re going to an exclusive spa when you’re there. The office is modern and fresh and located in beautiful Union Square. That entire staff refers to you by name the moment you get off the elevator like you’re an old family friend. You can sit and look outside or watch some episodes of “Sex in the City” while your mouth gets a thorough cleaning. Back in the day, Dr. Serdar used to do the cleaning himself. Imagine that?!! He doesn’t do that anymore but he does make sure you have all your questions answered and he really tries to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. He has the best mannerisms. I totally want to make out with him. He’s such a teddy bear, but he also knows his stuff as well. I could listen to him all day… Now, I actually enjoy going to the dentist.

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


Well, I just had my first visit with Dr. Serdar. It was so impressed with everyone there from the moment I made my appointment (thanks to Yelp reviews). Carmen was excellent in getting my set up and I’m so grateful she called me to remind me of my appointment. She’s definitely on top of her game. Heather was patient and attentive when taking what felt like a hundred  x-rays of my mouth. Dr. Serdar was thorough, professional, and kind. As other reviews mention, he did the first cleaning. I left feeling confident that my dental care is in good hands. I’m super glad I found this dentist!

Lisa C. from Rocklin, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dentist office in SF.  The office manager, Carmen, is fabulous and often emails me within the hour for any questions or clarifications on my coverage.  Dr. Serdar is honest and does not push for unnecessary procedures.  He does the first cleaning so he can “get to know your teeth.”  Plus, every dental assistant has been gentle & thorough with my cleanings (they don’t use that scary drill thing for cleanings; they do it manually).  Five star experience, and gorgeous offices to boot!

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


I recently had to switch dentists and so I looked one up on the ever trusty yelp and found Dr. Serdar. First let me just say that the ability to make appointments via email is super awesome. Carmen, who runs the front office, is very professional, friendly and prompt with her replies. Right from the first contact I had a good feeling about this practice. When I arrived at Dr. Serdar’s office I was greeted by Carmen who addressed me by name and introduced me to her staff. The front office is beautiful, with very modern furnishings that put you at ease from the moment you walk in. The treatment rooms are all immaculate and modern with up-to-date equipment. The digital x-rays where more thorough and easy than at any other dentist I’ve been to. Heather, Dr. Serdar’s assistant, was excellent; funny, friendly and very professional. Dr. Serdar did my cleaning himself (a first these days, when hygenists do most of that) and he took the time to explain everything he was doing. And did I mention the view? Wow!!! What a great view on to Union Square and they also have headphones and on-demand TV via the Internet. Personally, I always find going to the dentist relaxing. I have good teeth and so it’s a nice time for me to sit back and veg. . .but I think even those who are really scared of dentists will be put at ease here. Professional people, modern equipment and techniques, and a peaceful environment. What more could you ask for?

Sarah S. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to have to pay out of pocket for Dr. Serdar’s magic. And I paid it gladly. Golden girls while my teeth are being cleaned. Yes, please. And no, I’m not the best patient, but I appreciate his “helpful” reminders every time. Btw, Carmen is pretty much the best front office person I have ever dealt with. She is amazing–so organized, accommodating, and welcoming. Great Dental Hygienists too…they must have rigorous screening there. Lucky for me the new insurance requires no out of pocket. Hoo-ray!

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


I think the fact that I like going to the dentist now speaks volumes to the experience I get at Dr. Serdar’s office. I have been seeing him for several years. The office is very nice. The staff is wonderful. Ivan Serdar is probably the best dentist I have been to and I am always happy to go in there. He’s personable, efficient, and always explains exactly what is going on. As long as he continues to practice dentistry in SF I will be going there. You could go to cheaper dentists but you would know that every step of the way and probably in the future. Dentistry is one the things in life for which I am willing to pay. Life is too short for bargain dentistry and bargain toilet paper!.

R. G. from Davis, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can you imagine being comfortable at the dentist, even thinking about your next visit as you look out on Union Square or watch TV? Neither could I until this morning- my first visit to Dr. Serdar!  Dr. Serdar and his staff are friendly, professional and make you feel welcome.  I felt like a guest not a patient. I almost forgot I was at a dental office, it was more like a spa.  Carmen took care of contacting my insurance company to make sure my visit was covered and the whole process could not have been easier!  I love this place!.

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


Warm, modern, professional, efficient, competent, lovely people here. Super relaxing to watch Hulu while your teeth are cleaned. Have looked forward to my appointments here for 3+ years. Can’t say enough about Carmen at the front desk; she’s always so helpful with scheduling and billing. I moved recently and she went out of her way to recommend a new dentist for me.

Nicky J. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommend this practice and Dr Serdar! I was told by another dentist i needed a crown and cavity and went to Dr Serdar and he said I needed. I no treatment. He was gentle, thorough and gave an amazing clean. The practice is clean, you can watch TV while they work on you which was amazing and the receptionist was super helpful. Highly recommend.

Layne L. from Clinton, MS (Source: Yelp)


I looked far and wide for a dentist that met my expectations.  I’ve had horrible experiences and frankly was ready to give up.   After three years I finally found a dentist that was amazing.  The office is beautiful, it over looks union square.  The staff is friendly (good looking) and helpful.  They are paperless- meaning the forms you read and sign are all on a hand help computer device.  Last time I went to get a cleaning I watched sex in the city. Awesome!  Ivan is kind and really takes his time explaining what needs to be done or what’s about to happen.  He’s gentle and professional.  I like going here.  Really.  I look forward to my visits.  Also I hate talking on the phone so it totally rocks that I can set up confirm or change my appointments via email.

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


Let me just set the stage for you, as this is no ordinary dentist experience. Upon entering the swanky environs of Dr. Serdar’s office – replete with modern art, minimalist furnishings yet cozy brick detailing – you’ll be welcomed by the charming Carmen and encouraged to relax with a pellegrino or still beverage, as lounge music wafts through the airy office. The office houses state-of-the-art technology, using 100% digital records and archiving and equipping each chair with a flat screen HD TV. But all of these externalities are merely a bonus because Dr. Serdar and his team are phenomenal in themselves. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Serdar’s for almost 7 years, so I can attest to his consistent excellence, integrity and genuine interest in each patient’s life. He is empathetic and savvy at what he does – a great combination if you ask me. Carmen is also a huge asset for this office – in addition to being a warm individual and fabulous communicator, she’s proactive, smart and knows how to navigate through the most trying and complicated insurance situations. The scheduling by email is also a huge plus!

A. Ajavon (Source: Google)


Awesome dentist ever. He’s super knowledgeable, explains what he’s going to do before he does it. He thoroughly explains your options when it comes to treatment options. He also does your first teeth cleaning upon your first visit – the best cleaning I’ve ever had. Carmen, the receptionist is really nice and helpful. The best part of the appointment was the view overlooking Union Square!

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


How can i thank this office enough? First, I called friday before a holiday weekend  in a panic as i was in excruciating pain and knew i needed a root canal. I am new to SF, so i have no history with any dentist. Carmen, the receptionist ( by the way…this title does not do her justice) was the ONLY receptionist i called to take me seriously.  She was understanding, informative  and gave me excellent, sound  advice on how to endure the pain until my appointment that Monday am. During the appt, Dr. Serdar took his time  and gave me a complete evaluation.  He  immediately  referred me to Dr Brown down the street   to preform the root canal THAT DAY.  How is that for service?  I have moved several times in my life and have had many ‘new dentist’ experiences. This is, hands down, the best dentist around. Oh..and his office is stellar…state of the art and paperless. Well done!

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


I recently had a cracked tooth and was able to get an appointment right away ( Carmen at the from desk is very accommodating / understanding). Dr Serdar performed an evaluation and  within one appointment replaced the damaged tooth with a new crown. ( it may even have taken less time if I had not bugged every one about all the very cool equipment ) The process and equipment is very impressive. Dr. Serdar and his assisting staff  (and the office environment ) could not be more pleasant to deal. I highly recommend him for all dental needs.

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


What an incredible dentist! I honestly have nothing but a glowing review for Dr. Serdar and an even more positive review for Carmen, the front desk gal who helps schedule appointments. Initially, it takes a while to get an appointment because the office is so popular, but believe me it’s worth the wait. Carmen even kept me alert to last minute openings and alternative options, which I happily took, so it’s not impossible to get a convenient appointment. As for the comment regarding pricing, Carmen is quite upfront with you on insurance, what is covered and what is not. For example, my insurance provided appropriate coverage but my boyfriend’s did not and she made sure I was aware of the discrepancy. The view is great, the people are outstanding, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but i’m looking forward to my next appointment!

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


Dr. Serdar and his entire team are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring. The best cleaning I’ve had in years — and as a health professional myself, it’s wonderful to see that they hold themselves to the highest standards. Would recommend Dr. Serdar and his RDA Heather to anyone looking for honest, comprehensive, and meticulous care of their teeth… with the added bonus of being treated like friends and family. And Carmen made the initial check-in / check-out process easy and straightforward — very respectful of patients’ time. I will be coming back in 6 months!

Cynthia A. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wanted to update my review seeing as it has been 10 years since I wrote my first one! All this time later later I still totally love Dr. Serdar and everyone in his office. I have always been treated with the utmost kindness and concern, and I have always felt 100% confident that I am getting the best care I could possibly get. In addition to how much I love the Dr himself, I always love everyone on staff. Carmen has helped me figure out insurance issues, gotten follow-up statements for me when I needed to file claims with my employer, and even juggled schedules when I had a wicked case of Norovirus and had to cancel my appointment at the very last minute. She is great, as is absolutely everyone there, and of course especially Dr. Serdar.

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


I’ve been coming to Dr. Serdar for the last seven years and never want to go back.  I have extreme dentist anxiety from a few bad experiences a decade ago.  And while I can’t claim I look forward to coming to see Dr. Serdar, I CAN say that once I’m there they diminish my stress immediately. First, this office always runs on time.  I have never needed to wait longer than five minutes – even if I arrive early – the entire time I’ve been a patient – and I am a religious every six month cleaning person.  Perfect for lunch break appointments. Secondly, they don’t use the crazy vibrating plaque cleaners.  While I’m sure those are much more efficient than the old scraper things (official term I’m told), they A) hurt more and B) scare the bejesus out of me. Thirdly, they never lecture you or upsell you.  In fact, once when I had a bunch of flex spending money left over and finally wanted to get around to closing a small gap in my teeth, Dr. Serdar talked me *out* of Invisalign and into the cheaper generic given how easy the solution was. Lastly, they are just easy.  The front staff is kind and welcoming.  Dr. Serdar is always so nice and the hygienists are always AMAZING.  Highly recommend.

Rory S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t be more pleased with Dr. Serdar’s office. I’ve been a patient for over a year and whether it is a cleaning or smoothing out a chip on a tooth, they always do a fantastic job. I will continue to refer friends and coworkers — best dentist I have had.

Brian S. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Serdar and his colleagues are as good as it gets. The patient experience and quality of care goes beyond expectation. Dr Serdar is the clinician you want to keep on your care team indefinitely. His colleagues including Katie (hygienist) and Carmen (managing access) are incredibly personable and caring. Despite coming here only few times a year at most, definitely feel part of the ‘family.’  I feel incredibly confident in the clinical guidance given and feel my voice is heard.  I never ever feel i’m being sold something or opinions are made outside of what is best for my care.  This is the place to get dental care!

Devon E. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The whole practice is consistently pleasant, professional, and effective. When a filling came out six months (or more) after it was put in, Dr. Serdar had me come in to fix it without charge. The practice is also lovely, clean, and lets you watch TV shows during a cleaning or drilling.

Brandi V. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Serdar is the best dentist in the entire world, HANDS DOWN. I have unbelievably severe dentalphobia, having been mistreated by more than one dentist in my life, and from the first time I sat down in Dr. Serdar’s chair, I knew that I needn’t be afraid any longer. He is gentle, caring and considerate and does amazing work. Even getting an injection from Dr. Serdar is a pleasure. No, I mean that, the guy is AMAZING.

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


I went to Dr. Serdar for about 4 years and referred at least 10 other people to see him. I am so sad that I moved out of the bay area because I am now having the worst time trying to find someone who even compares. Key points: – Entire staff is friendly, professional, and helpful. Carmen (the front desk assistant) is awesome. – Dr. Serdar is an absolute perfectionist – this really counts when you’re doing major dental work! – Very nice office, latest equipment, etc. – Dr. Serdar is VERY observant. He notices every reaction and makes you feel comfortable about what he is doing. – Parking is difficult – I usually park in the Macy’s Ellis/OFarrell garage. One more thing: when you pick a dvd to watch during your cleaning/ procedure, don’t pick something too funny! I made the mistake of picking Will & Grace one time, and I had the hardest time not laughing while poor Katie was trying to clean my teeth!

Brett C. from Brisbane, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just discovered Dr Serdar and his practice when our previous dentist retired. (I’m thrilled he did retire because otherwise we wouldn’t have found Dr. Serdar.)  I had my first visit to fix a nasty cracked tooth that needed a new crown. Dr Serdar was fantastic, the best dentist I’ve ever been to – patient and sensitive to any discomfort I might be having.  The high technology capabilities at his facility had my tooth fixed in 90 minutes – including an on site computer 3D created crown.  Wow.  I am recommending him to every one I know.  His staff were also fantastic. The fact that his office in a great part of San Francisco didn’t hurt either.  I wish I could give more than 5 stars.

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


I actually almost look forward to going to the dentist now. I get to sit back and relax in a swanky office overlooking Union Square while watching Sex & the City on DVD while Dr. Serdar does his thang. Dr. Serdar actually discouraged me from getting expensive treatments that I thought I needed — I didn’t think people turned down free money anymore!

Joe U. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Serdar is one of the best dentists in the City.  To clarify the reviews before mine, he does clean your teeth on your first visit, but the hygienist does the cleaning there after.  They now have TV’s that hang in front of you and you can watch any show you want while getting your teeth cleaned! I like how they are a “paperless” office, and Carmen (secretary) is on top of her ish!  You can literally send her an email and have a response within 15 minutes.  My only gripe is that my house doesn’t look like this office….super modern and chic.

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


Most people loathe going to the dentist.  I’m the rare soul on Earth that actually enjoys it, due to Dr Serdar, his staff and the surroundings of his office. From the minute you step off the elevator you are greeted by friendly Carmen and ushered to a goegoeus and modern waiting area with comfortable couches and every great magazine under the sun. When you are escorted to your room area, you are greeted with floor to ceiling windows that overlook Union Square.  Sit down in the chair and you can pick from DVDs or Hulu to watch while having your teeth cleaned, a filling, root canal, etc.  I have been so relaxed during these treatments that I’ve dozed off a few times. The most important aspect however is trusting a professional and excellent dentist, which in my opinion Dr Serdar is the best.  I have had my share of dental work done, and really admire his approach.  I never get the sense that he is forcing me to have something done–but is honest in his recommendations.  And I know that the work he does is of the top notch quality.  He is a perfectionist and his work reflects that.

James N. from Florence, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Serdar’s for over two years as he was recommended to me when I moved to San Francisco.  I can’t say enough kind words to describe how I feel completely taken care of by Dr. Serdar, his dental assistants, hygienists and Carmen who manages the front desk.  By trade I’m an executive assistant and Carmen “rules” with exceptional customer service.  There is also a new person at the front desk, and although I didn’t get her name today (5/19/09), like Carmen she was also at the top of her game when it came to customer service and was very welcoming.  I love the fact the office is “paperless” as well.  This is the first office that really is pain-free.  For example, I had a root canal today and didn’t even know Dr. Serdar was administering the novocane because the area was pre-numbed.  He also guides you through what he is doing each step of the way.  Even if he’s done the procedure 1,000 times it felt like he was “there” for me and so very kind and patient.  At the risk of gushing I’ll stop now but honestly folks Dr. Serdar is the best dentist I have ever been associated with and I’m 58 years young.

Luba J. from South San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


All I can say about this place is WOW. When i located this gem. I was in extreme pain. I had an infection in my mouth and my regular dentist would not return my many many phone calls. I finally could not take the pain anymore and  decided to look for another dentist.  By luck I found Dr wonderful Serdar. I call them and explained that I was in a lot of pain and the Angel on the other line (Carmen) said “come in right away, we do not want you in pain). I ran over and was greeted by the most nicest person, Carmen. Everything went smoothly, Carmen registered me quickly, I was whisked into the exam room where they took care of the pain, took x rays, explained in great detail the problem and was told that I would have to be referred over to Dr Weisen (another Gem) that specializes in bone deterioration. This place is a God send and anyone would be a fool not to go there. Sadly my insurance has changed and I will no longer be able to go there, but I hope in the future I will. Thanks for everything Carmen and Dr Serdar.


Our mission is to provide lifelong care for our patients with an emphasis on prevention and maintenance. Our staff is trained in the most modern techniques and employs the state of the art when planning individual treatment plans for every patient. Our services include regular cleaning and examination visits, but many patients would like to know more about specific treatments we offer including tooth whitening and single visit crowns. Our treatments include the following: Regular cleanings are absolutely the most important part of what we do for our patients. Regular visits allow us to maintain your smile and stop any small problems before they get too big. We provide an array of options to whiten your teeth from single visit, in office whitening to take home products. All of our whitening products are safe when used appropriately and we are happy to guide you through the process. Dr. Ivan Serdar graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Residency at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Serdar was also honored with a faculty appointment at UCSF School of Dentistry where he taught clinical dentistry. He is known for his gentle and meticulous style of care. Dr. Serdar started as an associate dentist in San Francisco in 1997 and quickly learned that he wanted to practice conservative dentistry. He opened his own practice in 2001 and quickly grew his patient base through the referrals of his existing patients. He opened his current office on Union Square in 2006 and is happily providing his patients with great smiles. We have built our practice on the referrals of our own patients and we take pride in knowing that our patients have such a great trust in us.