Nil Yucel Dentistry
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Nil Yucel Dentistry
Nil Yucel, 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: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Nil Yucel, DDS





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

L L. from Belvedere Tiburon, CA (Source: Yelp)


I always hated going to the dentist, but Dr. Yucel made me feel very comfortable. The staff I interacted with was very helpful and the hygienist was really nice to me and explaining the process of what she was doing to clean my teeth (I never had that before!). Dr. Yucel does try to get to know you personally, which I appreciate. I don’t feel like just another patient, but a friend that’s visiting (while getting my teeth cleaned lol).

Tyler Waneka (Source: Google)


Dr Yucel is the best! I have a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist, specifically when needles are involved, and she is the first dentist that I’ve ever seen that has made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She’s a real gem and I feel like she genuinely has my best interests in mind as we’re working together to improve my oral hygiene and get my pearly whites looking good. Can’t rate highly enough!

Margery Parcher (Source: Facebook)


Relaxing and peaceful office. Dr. Yucel and her team made me feel super comfortable and at ease. She has great programs for uninsured patients and provides exceptional dental care. I highly recommend her office. Plus it’s right in Union Square!

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


I recently moved to San Francisco and Dr.Yucel is my second dentist in the area, I was very pleased to know her because she is very dedicated to her patients. She took the time to explain to me the necessary treatments that needed to be done. She is not pushy to get the treatment done right away but instead she gives me enough time to think. I love her dearly and even the staff are so friendly; they always asked what I need.The office has a very comfortable environment & they are always smiling! Highly recommend!

Kate Richards (Source: Google)


Dr. Yucel has been my dentist for about 13 years. She is very skilled as well as patient–always taking time to answer all of my questions clearly, or to calm or reassure me. Her staff is amazing and very friendly, as well. They are all very skilled at keeping things pretty painless and very pleasant. Last time I was in I had a slight modification to my two front teeth (composite added to fill a chip and another tooth ground down a little and they look drastically better now. Dr. Yucel is the best!

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


Dr. Yucel provides excellent customer service. You always feel like you’re in the hands of a technically proficient dentist who not only cares, but ensures that everybody in her office cares too. Dr. Yucel gives you a full explanation of dental issues and options. The explanations do not come across as pressure for any particular option. I end up feeling fully informed about my treatment, and Dr. Yucel actually follows up to see how you’re doing after treatments and to answer any questions you may have. If you go to Dr. Yucel’s office, you’re going to get top notch dental treatment and you’re going to be treated well.

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


She’s truly a sweet dentist that is hard to find. First, I’d like to say that her office is amazingly well-kept and a pleasure to be in. The assistants are very friendly and will help you on any question or anything you would like done. She’s also brutally honest–which is good as it’s helpful (especially to my kids) as it lets you know that you need to take better care. She offers a lot of tips to floss and brush correctly to my kids as well as myself. Overall a good dentist and worth your trip/pay.

Stephanie Arora (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr. Yucel for my dental care for many years. Her office is peaceful and she is an amazing dentist. She is so gentle and caring. From painless Novocaine injections to comprehensive treatment plans and beyond. She is a master of her craft and accepts no less than excellence from herself and her staff. I can not recommend her highly enough.

Allyn Horne (Source: Google)


I don’t write these reviews very often, but Dr. Yucel has transformed my feeling about going to the dentist. She and her staff are very attuned to patients, and she has a deep and encyclopedic memory of patients’ needs. It all adds up to a much more favorable dental experience. I can’t imagine having another dentist, and highly recommend her.

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


I’ve been to Dr. Yucel twice now, and she is excellent.  I have had a fantastic dentist for over 20 years out of state (I moved here a few years ago) and she is the only one I’ve been to who comes close (she may even surpass him).  Her office, though small, is state of the art.  She is thorough, gentle, and wonderfully professional.  I have recommended her to all of my friends.  I have nothing but high praise for Dr. Yucel.  Five stars!!!

Jennifer P. from Eureka Valley, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best Dds ever !!! She rest cares as does her entire staff. Caring, knowledgeable and super responsive. Can nearly always squeeze me in if and when needed I’m so fortunate to have found her and her entire team Also top notch and high tech equipment and impeccably clean

Ekim Yucel (Source: Google)


Dr. Yucel has been my dentist since I moved to San Francisco. She is always very polite, concerned and focused on preventative dentistry with great bedside manner. I have had some problems with my teeth over the past few years, including troublesome wisdom teeth and several cosmetic concerns. But Dr. Yucel has always kept me calm and given me the best care I can imagine. I really appreciate her taking time to go through every option in detail before recommending a treatment. Her staff is also very sweet, professional and client oriented. I would recommend Dr. Yucel to anyone.

GeofreyMylene G. from Antioch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great experience from beginning to end. Dr yucel is an awesome dentist! She really cared about my comfort! I had crown and i was not disappointed. I like the way it looks and she did it with no pain! Definitely, im coming back for my cleaning and bring all my family member and friends to this office and have them experience what a good dentist is..

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


I received orthodontic treatment from Dr. Yucel for a little over a year and I am really happy with the results. Initially, I was hesitant to spend money and go through the discomfort of wearing braces, but Dr. Yucel and her assistants were very reassuring, explaining the process well and working with my insurance, as well as accommodating my busy schedule when it came to the appointments/visits for adjusting the braces (the reminder calls and emails they send to follow up were also quite helpful). I’m happy I decided to get braces with them – after just  a little over a year, I now have straight teeth.

Kim N. from Pleasant Hill, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yucel is a wonderful dentist. Not only is she a great person to chat with, she’s a wonderful dentist to have on your side. Moving from DC, I had a tough time finding a new dentist I could trust. Dr. Yucel will take the extra time in her day to ensure everything is the way it should be. Her professionalism and skills are what keeps me and my husband going to her.

Max Shirry (Source: Google)


I responded to a promotion that Dr. Nil Yucel initiated a little over a year ago and I’m quite impressed with her knowledge, skills and abilities. Dr. Yucel and her team handled our contacts with silk gloves and she recently added 2 crowns to my lower jaw. I’m pleased to recommend her services and I trust that you’ll get from her and her team an excellent standard of dental help.

Jen I. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I spent a good amount of my adult life avoiding dental work. I had so much of it as a kid that by the time I was off on my own I figured I had my fill and was done with getting cavities filled, getting reprimanded for bad oral hygiene and all around discomfort. Maybe it’s because all my old dentists were either grumpy old men or reprimanding Filipino lady dentists who felt they could reprimand me like i was their misbehaving niece because we were the same ethnicity. Couple this with how expensive procedures were, I avoided the whole field and thought if i just brushed twice a day and flossed a handful of times a month i’d be ok. Enter Dr. Yucel, my boyfriend’s (now husband) dentist. He gave me his appointment one day because I had been having tooth pain that was starting to cause headaches. This was a couple of years ago. She saw me, took x-rays, addressed my need for a root canal and got me an appointment with an endodontis around the corner who could take me same day and did not make me deal with any complicated paperwork due to my current state of distress. My next visit to her she took the time to go over a plan to get myself back on track with getting a crown for my problematic tooth, getting some cavities filled, getting my gums back in shape, etc. Knowing full well that even with insurance, dental work is expensive, she helped me prioritized what to take care of first and how we could work out payment plans so the whole thing wasn’t overwhelming. Having a care plan in place made everything less scary and more accessible. She and her staff have always been helpful and understanding. I can’t thank them enough for dealing with figuring out all my insurance information and making going to the dentist such an easy thing these days. I’ve been her patient for close to 3 years now and I can honestly say that I no longer dread going in for my cleanings and have definitely made great steps to taking care of my teeth.

Ganch Nese (Source: Google)


We visited Dr. Yücel at her beautiful new office at 490 Post street in San Francisco. Our two teens were with us and from the moment we walked into her office we knew we were in excellent hands. Dr. Yücel pointed out couple areas needed attention with our childrens’ dental care and she gave us excellent directions. We highly recommend Dr Yücel as we feel that we are cared for. She is a very compassionate and empathetic doctor.

Ryan Lanzendorf (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr Yucel for 10 years and I can’t imagine seeing another dentist. She’s the best in the bay and her team is absolutely wonderful. Dr Yucel has ALWAYS had my best interests in mind with the fillings, cleanings, invisalign — all the things. She and her team always greet me w a smile and they provide exceptional and knowledgeable care. If you need a dentist in San Francisco, she’s the one!

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


I have been a patient for over 15 years with Dr. Yucel and have not a single complaint. When I initially became her patient I needed several fillings and some crowns; all these restorations she did are fine after 15 years, she did not have to replace a single one. I trust her to the fullest. She always wants to achieve the best for her patients. Thank You Doctor!

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


Dr. Yucel is an incredible dentist and a very pleasant person. She has a very soothing demeanor and calmly explains all of her observations and procedures. She goes above and beyond to make sure that your teeth are in the best condition possible and never pressures you to do things you are uncomfortable with. She, along with her staff, are very professional and courteous. I would recommend her 10 times out of 10.

Paul F. (Source: Zocdoc)


Everything was great. Dr Yucel was very communicative and explained everything as she worked and answered my questions. Things in the office were a little confused. I think maybe they were training a new employee or something. Nothing serious at all.

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


I can’t recommend Dr. Yucel highly enough. I have been her patient for 3 years now and my mouth is healthier than it has ever been, my smile more beautiful, and I am grateful. Here’s the deal. Dr. Yucel is a caring, compassionate and highly skilled doctor that partners with you to ensure your optimal health. Most importantly Dr. Yucel tells you exactly what’s going on in your mouth and presents you with all of your treatment options starting with the most conservative and cost effective. Then its up to you. What more can you ask for when it comes to your healthcare? I’ve never felt pressured into accepting a treatment plan that I wasn’t ready for and I always feel as though I’ve been given all the information I need to make good decisions. A recent example, Dr. Yucel saved me at least $900 by presenting a conservative cosmetic treatment that I didn’t even know existed but still achieved my cosmetic goal. She also presented more expensive options that would have yielded the most perfect result and let me decide what matched my end goal. I still might choose a more expensive option down the road and I’m glad I know all of my options should that time come. If you’re looking for a dentist that truly cares, listens to you, answers all of your questions, tells it to you straight and provides you with ALL of your options then look no further than Dr. Yucel. Your mouth will thank you!

Nancy Millar Patton (Source: Google)


Dr. Yucel is a great, gentle and thorough dentist. She explains every procedure and her suggestions for future treatment plans very thoroughly. I don’t even work or live in The City anymore, but I still go in because I appreciate her dentistry skills and kindness. She is the best dentist I’ve ever seen.

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


Just met Dr. Yucel. Hesitant at first moving from my previous “cold fish” older dentist, she felt like fresh breeze at the end with her genuine attitude and caring soft handling of my mouth. Several people recommended her but before I moved my records, I did an in depth research on her background and read all the good reviews along with the few sour ones from people who just don’t get it. If a doctor is smart, caring, maintains high standards and has an immaculate background like her, why even say one bad thing??? She and her staff gave me more care than I have seen in any healthcare facility all my life. Thank you Dr. Yucel, I will be back and highly recommend you to my friends, family and coworkers. We need more Drs like you. Genuinely caring.

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


I am both a patient and a fan of Dr. Yucel and her amazing team on Sutter Street. I have been a patient of her’s there for 4 years and have been through invisalign, root canals, crowns and all other types of “treatments”. Dr. Yucel is the consummate professional, technically brilliant, and with a warm and engaging personality. That combination is enhanced by her crack team in the office, Sue, the office manager is a gift from above, helpful, understanding, efficient and accommodating – she makes everything easier in the crazy world of insurance and scheduling. Alyssa and the other staff are fantastic, helpful, patient and utterly professional. I came to Dr. Yucel as someone who feared and avoided dentists because of my aversion to pain. Now I have a visit every 3 months and have gone through some advanced dental care because she DIDN’T HURT ME!!! I enthusiastically endorse Dr. Yucel and her team for ALL your dental needs – it would be hard to get better in this town.

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


My daughters and I have been going to Dr. Yucel for many years (though my daughters are grown up and living elsewhere now). Dr. Yucel is a lovely, personable woman whose skill and opinions I trust. She gives options when there are issues and never seems rushed when she is with you. Her whole team is also caring and very competent, and they always make sure you are comfortable when in the chair, offering pillows for neck or lower back. I haven’t had insurance for some time and the office is very nice about setting up payment plans. I am very happy to have Dr. Yucel as my dentist!

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


Nil Yucel is the best there is! Wow and her whole team is just amazing. I moved from Sweden five years ago and I’ve been trying to find a dentist. To be honest I am one of those people with dentist fear, so when I first got to their office I was terrified. But they are the sweetest most caring people! And yesterday I even had a call from Dr. Nil asking how I’m doing and how amazing is that? I had to come back to do a deep clean but they made it so easy and I was not even in pain. Going to the dentist has never been so easy! Thank you so much!

Kim Gilgenberg (Source: Google)


Dr. Yucel and her staff are by far the best dental staff in SF. Dr. Yucel treats each patient with concern and respect. She prioritizes her patients needs and partners with them around creating an individualized treatment plan. She also approaches her work with passion. I’ve seen her for years and it’s so obvious that she loves what she does. If you’re looking for excellent, professional care in a warm, relaxing environment, this is your place.

Nickie Bazell (Source: Google)


I love going to Dr. Yucel’s office. My teeth have never felt as deeply cleaned and the feeling actually lasts days after the visit. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. I have never waited more than 2-3 minutes and am treated so kindly. Dr. Yucel and all of the hygienists are very detailed at explaining my dental health and care about my long term health and daily habits. They are encouraging and even ask what motivate me to take care of my teeth, trying to connect on a psychological motivation level. I would recommend this office to anyone!

Rachel B. from Fredericksburg, VA (Source: Yelp)


After moving to SF from DC finding a new dentist was one of the to-do’s I was dreading, but I’m so glad I found Dr. Nil Yucel and her team. Absolutely wonderful and a dentist you can trust to be looking out for your (mouth’s) best interest. One of the things I appreciate most is that Dr.Yucel takes the time to personally explain why she is recommending the course of treatment that she is; she’s clearly up to date on industry innovation and wants you as her patient to not only understand the “why” behind her recommendation but also the science behind it. Her team is friendly and professional- I haven’t had a single negative interaction. No mistakes in payment / insurance work or scheduling. Every person is friendly and genuine, makes you feel like a human (not just another patient with a folder on the wall) and really cares about your experience. Follow up calls/emails, reminders, thoughtful mail correspondence and active online presence- Dr. Nil and her staff think about the full picture they’re painting for customer service in addition to their solid dental work and I’ll continue to recommend them.

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


Dr Yucel has been my dentist for about 13 years. She is very skilled as well as patient–always taking time to answer all of my questions clearly, or to calm or reassure me.  Her staff is amazing and very friendly.  The are all very skilled at keeping things pretty painless, as well.  Last time I was in I had a slight modification to my two front teeth (composite added to fill a chip and another tooth ground down a little and they look drastically better now. Dr. Yucel is the best!

Cristian Francu (Source: Google)


Me and my family (wife and two kids) have been coming to Dr. Nil Yucel regularly, for checkups, for more than 10 years, at least twice a year. We learned about her and started coming to her when we were living in San Francisco. We now live far away, in Romania (Europe), but we keep coming to her. Our friends in Romania make fun of us, they say Romanians living in the US come to Romania for dentistry work, to save money. True, dentists in San Francisco are more expensive. But you get what you pay for. Let me tell you my experience in over 10 years. People in Romania and Europe usually go to the dentist when something goes wrong. Therefore dentists specialize in fixing teeth. This becomes a culture: patients go to fix problems, and dentists become highly specialized in fixing problems. The trouble is nobody (patients and dentists alike) pays attention to preventive care. The first time I heard about this concept was in California. Dentists in California have this crazy idea that you should die with your own teeth in your mouth. And they do everything in their power to that end. Dr. Yucel goes above and beyond to treat problems before they appear. She checks the gums for signs of periodontitis and treats them if needed. She checks for fillings that are not airtight anymore. She checks on your cleaning routine, and teaches you how to improve it. She checks for signs of night grinding, and asks you to wear quality night guards if needed. She checks for exposed tooth, under the enamel and closer to the roots, and offers options to strengthen it. She explains the health benefits of having your teeth aligned and recommends an orthodontic treatment, after explaining the benefits of different treatments. All this effort pays off. Patients have little to no problems, and they end up with a healthier mouth. Dr. Yucel is very tender. My wife is scared of dentists (childhood trauma) and Dr. Yucel pays special attention to her, so that my wife is happy and keeps coming back. Dr. Yucel is passionate about her job, she always tries to convince her patients to reach their full potential: a healthy mouth and a superb smile. For that she keeps up to date with the latest knowledge in dentistry. I’m amazed at how often she is away going to seminars and classes. She also constantly improves her technology, moving from film to digital, buying special cameras and lenses to take the best pictures for the technician lab, using the latest materials available, and so on. When we needed specialty treatments she refered us to the best specialists. I needed an implant (problem tooth from before coming to Dr. Yucel’s practice), and my wife needed special gum treatment. We were both happy with the specialists she referred to us.

Donald Collins (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Dr. Yucel. She and her staff are incredibly thorough, and technically proficient. They combine this with an empathy that is part good customer service, part inherent kindness, and part a desire to make the dental experience as comfortable and user friendly as possible. This manifests itself in thorough explanations of procedures, and questions regarding the comfort of various procedures. The experience is one of traditional dentistry … delivered by someone you know. Tough questions and messages can be delivered – such as the traditional inquiries about whether one flossed or messages about procedures that one simply must have. However, they’re delivered in as nice a way as possible. In essence, Dr. Yucel and staff are top-notch professionals who have mastered the empathetic aspects of medical care.

Senna P. from Pittsburgh, PA (Source: Yelp)


I am so so happy that I chose to see Dr. Yucel for my crown and deep cleanings. She is a super thorough dentist, but at the same time she cares a lot about her patients and making sure that they are as comfortable as possible. She takes the time to explain all of her procedures and make sure you understand exactly what’s going on with your teeth. Her staff is also extremely welcoming and kind. I would *highly* recommend her!! If you are living in the Bay Area, then Dr. Yucel’s office is the place to go.