Michael Perona Dentistry
Michael Perona, DDS:
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Michael Perona Dentistry
Michael J. Perona, DDS
San Fransisco, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

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 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Dr. Perona and all of the staff are the best I have ever seen. I am meticulous with dental care and have had to switch dentists a lot as I have moved around the country. Dr. Perona differentiates himself by staying at the absolute cutting edge of his craft. I noticed significant improvements in patient experience every time I visited because he was making sure that he and his staff were using the latest science and technology. 100% trust his eye from both a technical and cosmetic perspective.

Amanda Ritchart-Scott (Source: Google)


Dr. Perona and his team are wonderful. When I moved to the Bay Area, I was really worried about finding a good dentist since I have a complicated dental history and I had established such high confidence and trust with my previous dentist. I’m very glad to have found Dr. Perona – his office uses all the latest dental care technology and they even go over adjacent health concerns such as jaw health and nasal cavity health. Even though I recently moved to South Bay, I will continue to go to Dr. Perona because of how great he is!

Rosalie T. from California (Source: Yelp)


I came to this office after doing an extensive search on the internet. I am very familiar with dentistry and dental practice management, and I was looking for a thorough dentist where I was going to receive quality treatment. From the very first contact when making my appointment, I received amazing service. The staff is exceptional. Monica has amazing communication skills and was very warm and welcoming setting me up, Yolanda was very fun to talk to and did a great job with my xrays, and Giselle did a wonderful and thorough job with my cleaning on top of being super duper sweet. My exam with Dr. Perona was wonderful! He was very thorough, very easy to talk to, identified some things I should be aware of, very knowledgeable/experienced, stays up to date with advancements, and has wonderful bedside manner. I completely trust him with my teeth, which is saying a lot! I also love their beautiful and spacious office. I have worked with a lot of dentists and dental offices, and I am very impressed with this one. Many offices operate with different objectives, and it’s perfectly ok to be a mediocre production based office. It’s just not what I’m looking for. This office is definitely a quality based care office. I’m very happy to have found them and have already setup my husband to switch over as well! Thanks Dr. Perona and Team!

Nate E. from San Rafael, CA (Source: Yelp)


Patient with Dr. P for 4 years in SF then moved to NYC for 4 years, then came back and no doubt who my dentist would be. As long as I work in SOMA, I’m going to Dr. Perona. He’s honest, his staff (Monica at the front desk, all the hygienists) are a pleasure. I’ve never felt upsold, they’ve always worked to treat cavities or near-cavities without drilling if possible. Also, did a teeth whitening there and it was great, need to set up another session because I drink way too much coffee! Anyway, the office is super clean, in a great location in SOMA and like I said, you won’t be upsold and you’ll feel like family.

Samantha B. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


(…) I’ve been going to Dr Perona for about 2 years and I highly recommend him. I first visited him after my only other encounter with an SF-based dentist left me in pain due to some crummy attempts to fill in a cavity (note: attemptS, multiple attempts! That guy was a disaster!). Dr Perona healed my aching teeth, provided an honest assessment on remaining work, and just generally proved to be a nice, capable, smart dentist. He used the xrays from my previous fail-dentist to save me money, and helped me prioritize my next steps based on my insurance coverage. Now I see his staff for cleanings and they’ve also done a great job. Plus, they offer early appts so I can go in before work. Overall highly recommended!

Timothy R. from Healdsburg, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great dentist, great guy, with a wonderful office and EXCELLENT staff.  I’ve had several cleanings and exams here that have always gone really well.  A few months ago, I had a crown, installed years ago by a different dentist, start failing. The office was able to get me in for an evaluation very quickly, the solution would involve a replacement. The Dr. and staff fully and completely explained my options; scheduling was really easy, in fact, they offered me many options for the appointment. The super cool thing is they have the equipment in their office allowing them to complete the entire process in one visit–removal of old crown, manufacturing of replacement and quick install. My particular issue & the size of the crown allowed for this. The process involved a camera that made a 3-d image of my jaw and teeth that the Dr. showed to me, explaining various details unique to my mouth. I was allowed to watch the machine that milled my new crown, using the 3-d images just made.  Excellent process. Hours later, new crown feels great! No pain! Great fit with my bite. (First pain-free lunch in weeks!) Exceptionally pleased that I’ve been going to this dentist!

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


I have been coming to Team Perona: (Dr. Perona, Monica, Giselle, Yolanda) for at least 10 – 12 years. I call this the dental spa. The office is light and airy, with plants and Dr. Perona’s framed nature and wildlife photos on the wall (avid photographer). Monica the office manager is friendly and efficient, appointments are on time. There is a “refresh room” where you can quickly brush/floss away your lunch before the procedure. The various “treatment” rooms are spotless, and equipped with the latest technology. Dr. Perona and staff continually train and attend conferences on new developments in dental science. We patients reap the benefits. My last cleaning on 27 NOV by Giselle was thorough and relaxed. Her touch is deft and delicate, making the procedure a pleasure. I had a lot of coffee/tea/chocolate/blueberry staining, which she removed. I left with gleaming teeth, vowing to abstain from the 4 fave flavors for at least 24 hours…lasted only 12 hours. Sigh. Yolanda took xrays, quickly and easily…no gagging! Dr. Perona checks and advises on care, takes my finances into account, and helps me with strategies for upcoming dental care. (I will need a crown/bridge soon). This team makes me feel well-cared for, and I look forward to my appointments.

Judy B. (Source: Google)


Everyone in this office is so kind and professional, I wish I could visit more often than twice a year. Even when I’m having a crown or some other major procedure, I am happy to visit. Yolanda is an expert tech assistant to Dr. Perona, who is kind and quick about the tough work. Both make sure I am comfortable, and they are so calm I feel at ease too. Monica lets me talk her ear off on my way in and out, and Gisele, who recently gave me a super cleaning, shared great tips on sleeping.

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


TWELVE YEARS.  That’s how long I’ve been coming here.   I cannot believe I didn’t think to write a review before now.  Shame on me.   First, there is Monica, the funny, bright, caring first point of contact. Kindness is her middle name.   If she had been on the Titanic, she would have MELTED that ice.  Then there is the wonderful Moira, the most amazing, thorough, competent hygienist you could wish to have working on your mouth.  She is AWESOME. Dr. Michael Perona is stellar.  Five stars is not enough.  I came to him after 45 years of dentistry English-style, and he pulled off a miraculous salvation.    ALL the staff here are amazing – competent, kind, knowledgeable and very, very personable. I owe you all. Oh, and my dog, Gracie, LOVES coming here, too.    I could write a TOME about this place … about the time I brought my elderly aunt here, who was on a trip from England.  Her dentures were chafing her gums.  Dr. Perona fitted her in at a minute’s notice, smoothed the edges of her denture.  And refused to take payment.  Where do you get that these days?

Jon C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Like most, I have a dentist-phobia. The thought of another person with SHARP and POINTY tools digging in my mouth just freaks me out. I’ve avoided the dentist for the past 5 years (I know…) but made a promise myself that I would get back on it. After such sparkling reviews, I went to go check out Dr. Perona, and I’m back from my first visit. It was a pleasant surprise! First, he was extremely friendly, warm and welcoming. He understood my reservations about coming into the dentist, and during my checkup he periodically would ask how I was doing. Plus, he didn’t do that annoying-dentist thing when they ask you questions whilst they probe around in your mouth, and then you feel like you have to awkwardly mumble something back with your mouth is stretched to capacity. Oh and side note, I noticed he did some of his own front desk work himself. He scheduled my appointment, took my insurance information, and scheduled my next appointment. I appreciated that he wasn’t above that 5 stars Dr. Perona! See you soon!

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


I want to start by saying this is my first yelp review. I joined just so I could praise my Dentist! This is overly due. I have been going to Dr. Perona for nearly three years now. The treatment you receive is unparalleled. The receptionists are friendly and lovely to admire while you wait. The dental assistants are all very professional and make your experience comfortable and personal. Dr. Perona takes the time to really explain what is happening with your teeth. Today I had exposed root nerve endings causing extreme sensitivity and discomfort. He saw me within 5 minutes of my call and applied several treatments to desensitize the area. He also recommended a special toothpaste to help make it so this pain doesn’t come up again. Before the holidays I went in for my annual cleaning. A friend of mine puts together toiletry gift bags for the homeless filled with soaps, shampoos, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes. She asked me if I would ask Dr. Perona for a donation for her cause. He did not even hesitate to help out, now when I see that homeless man on the corner each day I can’t help but think he life is a little better thanks to Michael and my friend (Kristina). Thank you Dr. Perona for making me feel like I am not just another client. Thank you for having my best dental health interests in mind. Thank you for continuing to provide me with quality work and service above and beyond the average dentist office.

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


I love Dr Perona.  And his whole staff is awesome as well.  I’ve been going here for about 4 years I think.  Dr Perona was recommended by my childhood dentist when I moved to SF and I couldn’t be happier.  He’s super friendly and funny, has great magazines, and the cleanings are quick and efficient.  I haven’t had to have any major dental work done so I can’t speak to that but cleanings are great.  I love his front desk woman, Monica and I also love getting a holiday card from them every year.  Five stars all the way!

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


Dr. Perona and all of the staff are the best I have ever seen. I am meticulous with dental care and have had to switch dentists a lot as I have moved around the country. Dr. Perona differentiates himself by staying at the absolute cutting edge of his craft. I noticed significant improvements in patient experience every time I visited because he was making sure that he and his staff were using the latest science and technology. 100% trust his eye from both a technical and cosmetic perspective.

Moco S. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a dentist who will take time to listen to you, who will let you in to see you whenever he has a moment, who does not always have his assistant answer your questions on the phone, and who really cares about your concern, please see Dr. Perona.  Their team is very understanding and caring.  I’m so sad that I have to leave him due to my family situation…but I will definitely come back if I have a chance!!!
Yes, he is awesome!

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


I started going to Dr Perona’s office a year ago as it was the closest one to my office that accepted my insurance. Right from the start, I’ve had an excellent experience starting from talking to the humourous and lovely receptionist Monica, down to my first meeting with Dr Perona and dental cleanings. Everyone is extremely friendly, and it’s the first dentist I don’t dread going to!

Dan F. from Washington D.C., DC (Source: Yelp)


Had my first appointment with Dr. Perona this afternoon. Everything I could ask for in a new dentist after receiving dental treatment from my father for the first 30 years of my life: informative, gentle hands, and incredibly friendly. I’m looking forward to my future appointments and treatment. 5/5. Would recommend to anyone else looking for a new dentist.

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


When my dentist retired two years ago I was stunned and lost.  I chose Dr. Perona because of his great referrals by several of my friends and his location is convenient. The office is clean, spacious and comfortable.  Everyone is super friendly and the cleaning equipment is state of the art. I’m happy to have found my next “forever” dentist! Thanks Dr. P!

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


I’ve been coming here since I moved to SF in 2009 and I just cannot recommend Michael & his team enough.  The whole experience from front door to dentist’s chair is faultless.  Really great care, extremely courteous, doesn’t push unnecessary procedures at all, great communication pre & post.  I wish they would keep my CC details on file so I don’t have to keep paying sorting out bills afterwards but other than that tiny gripe it’s just perfect.

Mayona Engdahl (Source: Google)


OK I’ve had this problem maybe for a really long time. I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. I’ve sorted it out with my general practice doctor who said cut the caffeine. Dr. Perona however, pointed out that it’s really a problem with being a mouth breather at night. He does so much more than teeth!!! So I’m just like you did I have Covid-19 back in November after all the smoke from fire season? I sure had something that left me coughing for weeks. Will my physician give me an antibody test? Of course not its impossible to be tested in any way unless you are exhibiting symptoms. Which sadly I am not. However, when I came in for my cleaning appointment I could get an antibody test at Dr. Perona’s office! This guy is a winner of many fronts. I had the news within 5 minutes! Nope no antibodies but I had a good cleaning and points for all my hard work cleaning my teeth at home.

Kristina A. from Chinatown, San (Source: Yelp)


Great office located directly in downtown SF. The front desk staff is so friendly and nice! Everything was on time. The team was very professional examining and providing with solutions by priority. I had a complicated situation with the implants and Dr. Michael Perona replaced them with a new set. This is a great place to go take care of your teeth. They explained very well what was going on. The best dental care I have ever experienced and I will be coming here for all my future dental needs. Thanks to all the team!!!

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


Dr. Perona and his staff are super effective at keeping my nervousness OUT of the equation when it comes to getting my fillings, crowns, and cosmetic dentistry completed in a timely and efficient manner.  I get really uptight when I go to the Dr or DDS but they are excellent at telling me what’s happening, how much longer and checking in with me on pain and if I’m doing ok  I have a standing cleaning appointment every 3 months and they are very careful to tell me all of the news that relates to keeping my mouth healthy.   It’s an easy office to walk to from the Embarcadero Bart Station if you exit towards Spear Street it’s just 2 blocks away. They call to remind you of your services, and they keep excellent records so you don’t have to.

Diana G. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr Perona for ten years now.  I used to be afraid of going to the dentist but now I actually look forward to it!  First of all Dr Perona cleaned up all the previous bad work I had received and since then it’s been nothing but cleanings.  He is gentle and genuinly concerned about your experience being a patient of his.  I trust his work and opinions, when it comes to making decisions about what to hold off on doing and what we should do now.  In other words I don’t feel like he’s trying to gouge me for money!   Maura and Gisele are both fantastic hygienists and Monica gives a killer confirmation call!      Thank you for making the dental experience a painless and pleasant experience!

S. K. (Source: Google)


They actually make going to the dentist pleasant! Love the entire team. They are sensitive to any pain you might have going through the cleaning process. Office is highly competent and knowledgeable. Hygienists are top notch, Dr. Perona is very personable and cares for your health. Would recommend this office to everyone I know.

Dinah Sanders (Source: Google)


Absolutely lovely dental office! Skilled, gentle, friendly, funny. I have been coming here since 2007 if not earlier. I’m incredibly grateful to Dr. Perona for identifying a relatively minor symptom as a health concern, so that I was able to get an early diagnosis and treatment for a very rare autoimmune condition I (surprise!) began to experience in 2017. These folks are highly competent and they care about you.

Mimi S. from Brookhaven, GA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Dr. Perona’s office after checking Yelp, and also because it has the advantage of being 2 blocks away from my work office. Their office is super bright and clean, with the friendliest most helpful receptionists. Dr. Perona is super nice and did a thorough checkup, including checking for other issues i’ve had around jaw alignment and root canals. I always appreciate a dentist that is comfortable for me to open up to, and who I trust won’t try to sell me on services I don’t need. I must also give a shoutout to the dental hygienist who cleaned my teeth, as she was careful not to hurt me, but gave a very thorough cleaning. Would highly recommend!

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


Everybody in this office is lovely and professional. They put you at ease, and are a delight to see every six months. I miss when I had insurance that covered 3 yearly check-ups–I wish I could go monthly, but maybe they are glad I don’t because I chat Monica and Yolanda up before and after every visit. I have had crowns made–porcelain, gold, and that space-age kind that’s 3D printed right before your eyes–and always the procedure is quick and dang near painless. Dr. Perona does not accept my current insurance, but I still see him and his team anyway. They are that good.

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


I have been seeing Dr. Perona for a few years and I honestly enjoy going to the dentist. Monica, Yolanda and Dr. Perona always welcome me warmly and make me feel right at home. I never have trouble getting an appointment and the experience is positive and consistent from booking through walking out. I recently finished a year of Invisalign, so I was in the office at least once every 6 weeks.  Not only was that attention and service pleasant, but my teeth look absolutely amazing and have truly transformed.   I don’t think I would ever go to another dentist or recommend anyone else. Dr. Perona and his team are truly the best!

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


Just had my first visit to Dr Perona. I was a bit nervous before I went because I have only had ONE dentist my entire life, who just retired, and whom I adored. But Dr Perona and his staff were superb. Professional, happy, well trained staff.  Dr Perona spent quite a bit of time with me as a new patient reviewing my history, current xrays, etc.  And very modern tools and equipment.  Really impressed, I have already referred two people to his office and my appointment was just 4 days ago!

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


I grew up hating dentists because our childhood one was so mean, and basically would berate us for not flossing enough, when we flinched while getting teeth cleaned, he just told us that was the pain we had to suffer bc we didn’t brush enough.  Too much negative associations- to a point that I didn’t even go for regular cleanings.   Had a tooth ache one day and had no choice and got a referral from a friend.   Man, what a difference.  From the get go I was apologizing for my teeth and he said, look, we don’t judge or lecture.  We just give you the tools and tips to maintain good tooth health and if things go bad, we’ll do our best to fix it, it’s our job.   He and his team are top notch. I ended up needing a root canal and referred me to the nicest and best endodontist ever ), but in the meantime, made sure the pain was under management and called to check up on me. Even during the cleanings, asked if my gums hurt too much, etc.   I actually look forward to going to the dentist now (and not bc I have perfect teeth, but I know they will help me take good care of them).  I don’t know if all dentists are this way (and my point of reference is the dentist from hell), but highly recommend this office.

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


I’ve been with Dr. Perona for several years now and I can’t see why I’d ever change dentists again. The staff are great and help you stay relaxed through what can, let’s face it, be a very invasive and uncomfortable process. They’re friendly and fun without sacrificing their professionalism. Note that I’m not a dentist-phobe who just happened to finally find a decent one; I’ve never been afraid of the dentist and have had ones I really liked over the years, but Dr. P is just a step above. I always know I’ll come away feeling well taken care of and that if I have any questions or options about my treatment he and his team will take the time to make sure I have the information I want to make my choices. They motivate rather than nag and they respect you as an individual.

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


Dr. Perona is wonderful.  Simply put, he is gentle, very patient (I am a bit squimish and afraid of dentists), funny and informative.  Add to that, he is a great dentist.   I came to him with a mouth full of old dental work that needed work.  Dr. Perona helped me determine the best course for my needs.  He explained what was most urgent and what could wait.  His concerns were with my comfort and health. I highly recommend his services His office is pleasant, his staff is really sweet and Dr. Perona, well, he is just a big sweetheart. Di from San Francisco

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


Hey everyone, Dump your dentist and switch to Dr. Perona now! 🙂 He is awesome! I’ve been going to him for a couple of years and have had nothing but great experiences.  I’ve had all kinds of dental issues and he has helped me through them all. I also just got a nightguard from him and I love it! I’ve had many, many nightguards over the years and this one is a favorite. In addition, Dr. Perona is super cool – a totally fun guy. Not like the other stuffy dentists. I have been to several in the bay area and there is no comparison. TRUST ME – you can’t go wrong with Dr. Perona! Plus, his staff are extremely friendly and accomodating.

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


I just want to thank Dr. Perona, Yolanda, Monica, Gesile and Maura for taking excellent care of me and for an amazing job restoring my four front teeth due to an unfortunate accident 2 years ago.  I thought I lost my beautiful big smile but after patiently working with Dr. Perona and his awesome staff, I now have my great smile back.   It took many visits but I tell you every visit was pleasant and I actually enjoyed going to see my dentist.  Dr. Perona is indeed a exceptional dentist who informed me very well of all the complex procedures involved, payment options and accomadating me with my work schedule.  Dr. Perona is not only a great dentist but an artist who took the time to finely define my implants and bridge so it matched me, my character.  I am very grateful and fortunate for Dr. Perona and his genuine staff.  I look forward to my regular office visits in the years to come.  Thanks Dr. P and Team!

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


Dr. Perona is the best dentist I have ever used in my 30 years of life. He is kind, with a delicate personal touch. He performs excellent work that is so precise and accurate it borders on art. His staff and front desk is wonderful and helpful, never bitchy, which is quite refreshing. The dental equipment is the most advanced and utilizes the very latest technologies. (They have some dental equipment I have never seen before in any dentist’s office.) The only drawback is his services are a little bit more expensive then other dentists I have used. However, in this case you get what you pay for, and I feel Dr. Perona is worth every penny. I am the type of person that seeks to always find the best person or brand for whatever service or item I am looking for. I research everything before I make a purchase, and I am highly critical and personally critique every aspect of what i receive. This is my first yelp review. I could not resist sharing what a completely satisfying experience I have with every visit. side note- I have since moved from SF to Alaska, and I still fly back to SF just to see Dr. Perona. I wont let anyone else touch my teeth. I highly recommend him and his practice!!

Anne E. from San Anselmo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Perona are the absolute best. Excellent care, the friendliest office I have ever been to, no unnecessary dental work. Dr. Perona makes you feel welcome and will take the time it takes to answer every single one of your questions. And then he’ll chat with you about dogs, travel and whatever else you have ever mentioned to him, as he will remember every detail from years ago. You cannot find a better dentist.


We are committed to providing you the very best possible patient experience through exceptional care and planning. My approach to your care focuses on the whole person. Good oral systemic care and an attractive aesthetic will result in a bright, beautiful expression of who you are. Please do not hesitate to make your appointment today. Dr. Perona is a Bay Area native. He currently resides in San Rafael, with his partner, 2 labs and 5 chickens. He is an avid nature photographer and enjoys cooking and gardening in his free time. "I knew that I wanted to become a dentist when I was 14 years old. That dream started an 11 year process to make it come true. When I graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, in 1995, I knew that my education was not over. I've spent the last 23 years pursuing exceptional continuing education, learning new techniques, incorporating new technologies and materials. This pursuit of knowledge, allows me to be the best clinician for you." Dr. Perona continues his studies, by frequenting, Spear Education in Scottsdale. “My approach to your care focuses not only on your oral health, but on you overall health and well-being. Good oral systemic care and an attractive aesthetic will equate to a bright, beautiful expression of who you are.”