James Urick Dentistry
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James Urick Dentistry
James R. Urick, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Urick since 2006. He is the best dentist in San Francisco and the Bay area. I have lived in many cities around the bay and switched dentists on a regular basis until a good friend recommended Dr. Urick. He has the magic touch, great bedside manner and is very knowledgeable. I always take care of my teeth, however, growing up I wore braces due to some genetic complex issues. I had nasty, grouchy dentists as a kid and used to hide under the bed until my Dad dragged me out to take me to my appointments. I look forward to my visits to Dr. Urick’s office. All of the great people who assist him are very friendly and helpful. His crew, Donna, Michelle, Anna, and others are wonderful and I feel like I am visiting friends when I go there. My teeth look amazing as the years drift by and seem to only get better. I highly recommend him to family, friends and aquaintances who are seeking a new dentist or are looking to switch. First Class, Top Brass, The Best!!

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


I’ve been going to Dr. Urick for two years and it is always a pleasant experience! I feel at home and at ease when I am there. The entire staff makes sure I am comfortable. Donna and Rosie are excellent at reminding me about appointments and informing me about the expenses. Dr. Urick works efficiently, but takes his time to ensure the job is done right and with care. My biggest praise is that he was able to fix the cause of a toothache. What I appreciated about his approach is that he did not immediately recommend an invasive procedure that would have costed me time and money. Instead, he went through other non-invasive approaches. Ultimately, the toothache persisted and a readjustment of a filling was required. This procedure solved the problem!

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


I’ve been been a patient of the practice for several years and started out seeing Dr. Urick, then switched to Dr. Azarinfar with an insurance change, and am now back to Dr. Urick. The entire staff is extremely friendly and welcoming and I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Urick! I feel very well taken care of as a patient of this practice and would highly recommend it!

Shawn W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to hate going to the dentist. I think that’s about the highest praise I can give any dentist. I had two fillings and a crown done by another dentist before I moved out here, and suffice to say they were always miserable experiences. So when I broke my crown out here on some (admittedly delicious) Chinese food, I was not in a great mood. The last thing I wanted to do is get a new one, which Dr. Urick told me I had to do to save the tooth. He walked through all my options for crowns, told me exactly what he was going to do before he did anything, and informed me of all the potential outcomes, good and bad. Left with no other options, I nervously agreed before my tooth could decay further. So nervous was I that he prescribed me diazepam to keep me from having a minor panic attack in the chair. He popped the old crown off, drilled out the decay, and fitted a new one. Not once did I experience the pain that had me so apprehensive of dental work previously. I didn’t need any pills to get the permanent crown a few weeks later; I felt hardly any stress. The new crown fit perfectly, looks great, and the price was in line with what you’d expect for a crown of that material and quality. I never felt pressured to get anything done that I didn’t want, he didn’t try to upsell me or rip me off, and he’s always very kind, patient, and great at explaining complicated dental concepts. I went back to get Invisaligns, cleanings, and checkups since, and everyone at the office — receptionists, assistants, hygienists — were all exceedingly kind and knowledgeable. I’d recommend a visit to Dr. Urick’s to anyone.

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


Best dentist office in SF hands down. I was referred to him by my kid’s dentist. Dr. Urrick is the most thorough and thoughtful dentist. I’ve had to have a lot of dental work in my days. He clearly is a doctor that loves what he does and that shows. His assistants are top notch. It is a wonderful team. The office staff is also caring, and patient. Something which I appreciate when having to see a dentist. I try to arrive early to sit in the massage chairs. This is the Nordstrom of dental care.

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


I love this dental practice. The front desk staff is fantastic! They go out of their way to make sure my appointments are scheduled, they remember and accommodate my preferences for my dental hygienist (who is Ana and also phenomenal), they even track me down when I’m overdue for an appointment, they call and remind me to tAke my meds, I could go on and on! Dr Urrick is also a great dentist. Ive Ben in good hands for the last six years!

Michele K. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Doctor Urick. He is definitley my favorite dentist ever…Like Monica S. I also look forward to going to the dentist w/ Doctor Urick…He was referred to me by a medical group that we use at the hotel …he has also been able me accomodate guests that have had dental emergencies while away from home…and they all come back beaming! I also love the location….almost next door to Tadich Grill, Perbacco and Aqua! I always try and stop off before or after to one of my three favorite Financial Dist. establishments…. Yeah for Doctor Urick, I cannot move out of Sf now…or I will have to take him and his office with me!

Jenny H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


My teeth are hurting. Uh, a piece broke off of one. The north side of my molars have gotten mossy. But as a testament to how much I love and miss the gentle care of Dr. Urick, I haven’t been to a dentist since I moved away. Four years ago. Dr. Urick is one of those people you want to hug on the way out of every visit, even when there are fillings/broken crowns/root canals involved. Really. So kind! So gentle! So respectful of your comfort when you’re crossing your eyes in fear. His staff complements him beautifully, the hygienists dabbing at the stray fluoride on your cheek, offering you a comfy chair and the latest in devices of distraction when you’re pretty sure you’re not going to be able to bear whatever scary procedure you must undergo.

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


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Urick for a very long time. I must admit I have always been scared of going to the dentist but with Dr. Urick he always makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. I love the fact that he is genuinely concerned about the health of your teeth. He’s great and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a caring dentist!

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


Dr. Urick gets my vote for Best Dentist ever!! He is truly amazing. While most people hate going to the dentist, I actually look forward to it. Dr. Urick has all the latest equipment to spot even the faintest cavity. Like the previous yelper said below the doc constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty. He has stayed late multiple times and even come in on a Sunday when I had an emergency. I could go on for a while.. So if you’re looking for a very professional dentist that will make your experience comfortable then Dr. Urick is your man.

Gene X. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Well my friends Andy and Traci both swore by Dr. Urick so I went several years ago and ever since I’ve been very happy with the service he and his team provide. They are very prompt and attentive and the staff makes sure you don’t forget your appointment with good pre-appointment follow ups.

Sonia A. from Atherton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urick is a top-notch dentist who is clearly committed to making sure his patients are happy.  Both he and his assistant went above and beyond the call of duty, staying late in the office when one of my crowns cracked and an emergency one needed to be made.  He is also totally high tech and very personable.  I highly recommend him

T. C. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urick is a wonderful dentist and his staff is always professional and friendly.  I have a very sensitive mouth and I have never felt a twinge of pain and that includes root canals!  I went to Dr. Urick the first time I lived in San Francisco from 1998-2006 and again when I moved back to San Francisco in 2008-2010.  I’m back in San Diego now and miss having him as my dentisti!

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


i hate the friggin’ dentist, but this guy is extremely nice, he’s from michigan (so we had that in common) and he has dvd goggles. DVD GOGGLES! i don’t recommend comedies when he’s working on your teeth, for obvious reasons.

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


Dr. Urick is one of the best professional service providers I’ve had. His bed side manner is excellent, and his staff are highly organized, efficient, and helpful. Pricing is normal for San Francisco, and, for what you get, well worth it.

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


I have now been a patient of Dr. Urick’s for over 12 years. He is an exceptional dentist with a wonderful chair side manner.  He has always spent extra time answering all of my questions  and informing me of all my options. I love him and would never consider another dentist.

Robert T. from Spokane, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urick and staff are great. Cindy Brady is braver than me when it comes to dentists and Dr. Urick and his staff are always patient and do great work. The staff are also great when it comes to going over treatment plans and billing and providing receipts. A first rate practice all around.

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


i hate the dentist, that is why i did not go to one for 3 years…  that is bad, especially when you have bad teath like i do.  but this guy is amazing.  i love him, i love his work, i love that he does not make me feel bad for not flossing “everyday.”  he changed my view of dentists.  did you ever see that seinfeld episode- anti-dentite?  well, i was one of those, and now i am not.  super nice guy and he gave me a huge discount because i am poor.

Andy B. from Sonoma, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urick has been my Dentist for 15 years, and my experience with him and his Associates gets better with age. He is the Best. Without getting into the ins and outs of my dental issues over the years, and there have been many (all of which Dr. Urick has leveled out), I will say that I am in no better hands than with this team. A recent dental priority required that I have a dental exam prior to heart surgery, and Donna and the office managers had me fast-tracked in for what I needed.. After a litany of X-rays and exams, and last-minute repair to fillings, I am good to go. Thanks, Doc! and Thanks, Donna! There is no better feeling than knowing your dentist is one of the best in the business.

Lynda M. from San Rafael, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just read an article about red heads having more anxiety over dentists than others due to problems with staying numb.  Well I had that problem but Dr. Urich worked with me on it and found a way (laser plus medication) to get me numb long enough.  Since I moved to Marin County, haven’t been back (3 years) and I miss him.  Also haven’t been to a dentist.  After reading the other reviews, I know I’m going to go back to him.  He’s wonderful and painless.

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


Hands down the best dentist I’ve ever been to, period. Dr. Urick is always making sure that you’re comfortable and is very understanding. This makes a tremendous difference from other dentists that I’ve been rotating to in the last couple of years ever since I moved here. Highly recommend! Super clean office and very knowledgable and friendly staff overall.

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


Dr. Urick is absolutely the best. He has an incredibly high EQ and helps you feel calm and informed throughout any procedure. His staff is genuine and treat you like family. I have already recommended everyone I know in SF to Dr. Urick and I will continue to do so.

Bill B. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I come from a family of dentists — I feel as comfortable having Dr. Urick work on me as my family members (more comfortable than one). He is exceptionally thorough, carefully listens, and explains. My periodontist and endodontist consider him to be among the top few in the SF Bay area. He is very pricey, but you get your money’s worth because of his UCLA dental school background and years of experience and expertise. If I had any concerns, it would be the lab he uses which has produced things that needed to be redone. Note that the headline is one of Yelp’s choosing, not mine.

Michael A. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Urick several years ago following a serious bite alignment issue. The condition was the source of severe headaches, pain in my jaws and an improper wear on all of my teeth. Dr. Urick diagnosed the problem through a simple diagnostic process resulting in a treatment which completely restored the alignment of my teeth. Not only did he save my teeth, but improved my health and quality of life. Dr. Urick uses state-of-the-art equipment and always insures the comfort of his patients. His staff is courteous, caring and professional. By far the best experience I’ve ever had “in the chair”. With sincere gratitude and appreciation,

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


I have been going to Dr Urick for almost 4 years now and I’m very happy with the service. He is a very good specialist and his work is excellent. The staff is always nice and helpful. I normally did not like to go to a dentist but after the first experience with dr Urick I’m not afraid anymore. No complains! Very highly recommended !

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


Though unfortunately I recently had to leave Dr. Urick’s practice after a number of years due to moving south, he’s been a wonderful dentist and his staff has alwyas been great (thank you Donna). I always trusted his judgement, he consistently took a conservative but measured approach to my care, and he when more substantial work was needed (like a root canal) he helped ensure I saw one of the best specialists in the city, then took great care to make sure that the crown I needed fit perfectly (and saw me a few times on an emergency basis when the temporary came off due to my own stupidity). He’s highly recommended.

Zach S. from Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just recently started coming to Dr. Urick’s practice after moving from out of the area. The staff is very professional and nice. Dr Urick is the most thorough dentist I have ever been to and I look forward to coming here for a while. Also, the location is great and office is very updated.

Autumn K. from Helsinki, Finland (Source: Yelp)


I am fortunate to have a boss who is so much more than that. He is an expert karaoke master, a comedian, and a great resource for medical referrals. After being harassed and harangued by my old dentist’s receptionist for months on end over a missed appointment, I was more or less dumped. Shortly thereafter, both of my recent fillings came out, leaving gaping holes (hot, right?) where there were once white, shiny molars. Knowing I was not welcome back to my dentist, who I adored but whose secretary had scared the crap out of me, I asked the boss and he referred me to Dr. Urick. One look at Dr. Urick’s office and I knew I was in good hands. Modern, sleek, and ultimately calming, all creepy dentist fears were immediately laid to rest. The front desk staff are young and professional, not to mention friendly and helpful. Dr. Urick’s assistant is the nicest dental hygienist (or whatever you call them) I’ve ever met. Cute as a button and hilarious to boot, we had what amounted to the most fun one can have during a 25 x-ray session and oral photo shoot with weird things at awkward angles in one’s mouth. Dr. Urick is the crown jewel of this place, though. Calm, attentive, and a great listener, it was immediately apparent that he respected my opinion as a patient. This is rare in the medical field. Dr. Urick immediately identified the problem, set up a game plan, and made my appointments FOR ME with another dr. to give me a root canal. This is a solid doc and I am looking forward to working with him to get my pretty little mouth all perfect again. Also, Urick’s not bad in the looks department, which is very important to me if I’m going to spending a lot of time staring at someone in my face.

TJ. G. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had Dr. Urick as my dentist for about 5 years. Dr. Urick is a top notch dentist and a wonderful person. I live in Southern California, but travel to SF to see Dr. Urick. I have had several terrible dentists, so when I found Dr. Urick, I decided that he is the only dentist I will ever go to again. Dr. Urick is personable, extremely intelligent, and a fantastic dentist. I cannot say enough great things about him. If you are looking for a dentist to acurately diagnose problems, bill appropriately, treat your teeth gently and has a great patient approach, Dr. Urick is the one to see in San Francisco. The rest of his office is great too. I have never had to wait when I had an appointment. His receptionists and staff are excellent as well.

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


I’m new to SF and happened to find Dr. Urick through Yelp when I had a dental emergency on New Years Eve:( Their office recording referred me to Dr. Urick’s cell phone. Not only did he answer immediately, he met me at the office within about an hour! He set up a temporary crown and managed to keep me out of pain to enjoy the weekend and return the following Monday. When the permanent crown was put in place, the procedure took about an hour. What would typically be annoying and uncomfortable was as pleasant as it could be. His office staff aimed to please, getting me set up with a Starbucks smoothie (no kidding!) before the procedure so I didn’t have an empty stomach, headphones for my music and a blanket – they really went out of their way. Dr. Urick is extremely professional, thorough and kind; Sonia, his assistant, is very helpful and kind. I’m thrilled to have found such a great Dental practice.

Thomas G. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Urick has is without a doubt the best dentist in San Francisco.  Dr. Urick brings a level of trust and professionalism that is rare among dentists.  His staff is attentive and courteous and his office is very sharp.  I am so glad I found Dr. Urick and would highly recommend him to anyone needing top notch dental care.

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


I have some serious teeth issues. Missing adult teeth, implants, gum, issues, anxiety in the office, etc. Basically, I’m a dentists worst nightmare, and I mean it. It’s so hard to find a good dentist that I trust and Dr. Urick is one. I wouldn’t say this is the cheapest dentist office but good service, great location and awesome office is worth the few extra dollars it costs for his services. I’ve moved to Michigan and I still keep him as my dentist in SF for when I come home because I know no one will compare. I highly recommend him!

Bo K. from Concord, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Urick.  He was recommended to me by a friend whose father is a dentist.  He is a great dentist and has all the latest equipment.  On top of being an excellent dentist, he is one of the nicest guys you will meet.  His staff is also great.  Brandy and Lindsay are such sweethearts.  Whenever I apologize for being fussy, he says “patient is always right.”  I moved to Palo Alto, but I refuse to change dentists.

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


I started going to Dr. Urick back in May when I decided that I’d better start going to the dentist again before my teeth started falling out. He started my first appointment with x-rays and took a close look at my teeth to develop a comprehensive treatment and maintenence plan. His friendliness put me at ease for what normally is a harrowing experience for anyone. Since I’ve always had cavities no matter how much I floss or brush, I wasn’t surprised when he said I had to come in for some fillings. I scheduled the appointment and came in ready for a horrible day listening to the whirring sound of a drill bit in my skull. But I was in for a treat! Dr. Urick has a dvd player with goggles and headphones! I put on the headgear and drifted away to Sarah Jessica Parker seducing Matthew Mcconaughey in Failure to Launch while Dr. Urick drilled away my tooth decay. Dr. Urick finished patching up my teeth faster than you can predict the ending of Failure to Launch, and before I knew it I was saying thank you with my numb left cheek and heading back to work. Dr. Urick is not the only shining star in this dental office; his associate Dr. Sourab is great as well, and the dental assistants and receptionists are all super friendly. I would recommend this practice to anyone.


Dr. Urick graduated from the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 1996. Upon graduation, he furthered his training at the University of California San Francisco in a two year advanced general dentistry residency program. During his tenure at UCSF, Dr. Urick was a chief resident as well as a clinical instructor. In 2002, he co-founded the California Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, featuring a state of the art facility with the latest high tech modalities available focusing on natural aesthetic restorations. Dr. Urick offers advanced technology for the highest quality of care and comfort including: laser diagnostics, digital x-rays, and virtual reality goggles. Dr. Urick performs oral cancer screenings during an examination. He has incorporated an additional technology called Velscope which improves the ability to identify, evaluate and monitor abnormal areas that are difficult to see under conventional lighting. Dr. Urick practices all phases of general and cosmetic dentistry for adults. Services provided include: full mouth reconstruction, smile design, dental implants, tooth color fillings, porcelain restorations, and tooth whitening. Dr. Urick is a certified provider of Invisalign (invisible braces), which straighten teeth with clear removable appliances without traditional braces. Dr. Urick has taken several continuing education courses supporting the highest standards of contemporary general and cosmetic dentistry. His post-doctoral studies also include a three year training program with Orognathic Bioesthetic International (OBI) at Oregon Health Sciences University gaining hands-on training in clinical treatment of complex cranio-facial and dental cases with emphasis on bite correction and jaw joint disease. He has been profiled in San Francisco Magazine's "Best of the Bay" and "Top Docs". He was a contributor to "How Healthy Are You- Really" featured in a women's health issue in addition to being one of the dentists on Star FM101.3 radio Extreme Makeover show. Additionally, he is a member of several professional organizations, such as: the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Francisco Dental Society.