Richard Choi & Ryan Choi Dentistry
Ryan Choi, DMD:
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Richard Choi & Ryan Choi Dentistry
Ryan M. Choi, DMD

San Francisco, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Morgan N. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I loved my experience with Dr. Choi, and will be a loyal patient going forward! I’m one of those people who looks at a dentist appointment on the calendar with fear and dread. So much so that it had been several years since my last cleaning before I went to Dr. Choi – which only compounded my fears. Dr. Choi was so friendly, did a great job of explaining everything he was doing step-by-step, and really put me at ease – not an easy task. I’ve always felt a dentist visit came with pain and a side a shame. I didn’t experience a hint of either with Dr. Choi. I’m back on the dentist-twice-a-year train, and actually look forward to my next visit.

Ashley M. from Greenville, SC (Source: Yelp)


I can’t recommend Ryan enough! He is talented, compassionate and will go above and beyond for his patients. I’d go in for my six month cleaning and he’d ask about people/events we talked about last time. He was always attentive to make sure I don’t feel any pain (I have sensitive teeth) and even worked to get crowns finished on a really tight deadline due to relocation. Now that we’ve moved, I’m sad to have to find a new dentist,  because Ryan set the bar so high! Definitely recommend him to anyone in SF.

Paul S. from Moraga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been looking for a dentist like Ryan for a long time. He is caring, thoughtful and explains everything very clearly. He spent a lot of time with me explaining my options, describing the process and making sure I understood everything. He seemed very knowledgable and competent, and has a sense of confidence that made me feel more relaxed about my procedures The staff were all friendly and helpful, and the office clean and inviting. Take the time after your appointment to wander in Little Italy nearby! Ryan can tell you where the best pizza places are…:)

Francesca N. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Aside from dentists being the only kind of doctor that I am ever excited to see, Dr. Choi was top-notch! He was incredibly thorough, answered my questions, and was a great conversationalist, which is probably good for patients who aren’t very comfortable seeing the dentist. He showed me my x-rays and explained everything that was (or wasn’t) going on with my mouth. I wish I could see him every month; he’s definitely my new dentist. Yay, no cavities! Other notes: His staff were friendly, helpful, and efficient. There was a dental technician (or assistant?) in the exam room helping during my cleaning–not something I’m used to but didn’t bother me. Tip: Ask him about hiking!

Greg D. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Choi’s dentistry has been our family dentist for over 30 years. Even though our family moved out of the city years ago, we have all still been going to this office from our home in San Mateo. Recently I had to change insurance plans and unfortunately was no longer able to see Dr Choi. As I picked up a new plan and dentist in San Mateo I went in for a regular cleaning with the new dentist. With the first visit came the usual X-rays of my teeth. Upon looking over my teeth the new dentist found what looked like a cavity and was pushing to charge me $650 for a new crown. Suspicious of this I sent the X-rays to Dr Choi for a second opinion… after a followup visit it was determined the work the other dentist recommended was not necessary. What a relief!! As a young person navigating the health care and dentistry worlds I could have easily been taken for a sucker! It’s hard to find honest, dependable and friendly health care providers/dentists. So when you do, make sure to keep them!! 5/5 stars for this practice.

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


After half a year of eating and drinking indiscriminately, one, check your pulse. You good? Okay. Two, it’s time to book an appointment with Dr. Choi. For the past 10 years, Dr. Choi has been my family dentist. I have childhood memories of furiously brushing the night before visits and getting to choose a toy from the little treasure box afterwards. His son joined him in the past year and I’ve had my teeth cleaned by both. They’re thorough, getting between the cracks and into the gum line. I always come out shades whiter. I’ve also had several fillings done and they’ve been relatively painless.

Lindsay H. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


After moving to San Francisco, I was directed to a certain dentist (who shall remain anonymous) in the FiDi who scared me so badly I “didn’t have the time” to go to another dentist for about 2 years thereafter (prior to that experience, I was a model patient, visiting my dentist every 6 months on the dot). I finally went to see Dr. Ryan Choi (Dr. Richard Choi’s son) and was so incredibly pleased that I made my next appointment on the spot and, upon arriving back to work, told all of my coworkers to make an appointment. Dr. Choi was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. He was fantastic in alleviating my fears before sitting down, as well as throughout the entire visit. He was gentle, yet thorough and thoughtful enough to check in every once in a while to make sure I was still doing okay. I couldn’t recommend this office more highly if I tried!

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


Today was my 2nd appointment with Richard and pleased to say, he is the man!  Great guy.  Not only did he master being a dentist but he also mastered his people skills.  While he was working on my teeth, I definitely enjoyed our conversation.  He made everything feel very pleasant.

Moosie M. from San Carlos, CA (Source: Yelp)


great, wonderful dentist!!! **if you have a fear of dentist-Dr. Choi is the dentist for you.** great bedside manner, provides wonderful care and is available when you need him. i’ve gotten 2 root canal’s from him and even had complications with my teeth during my pregnancy. i called him late at night for help and he followed up with me the following day to make sure i was able to manage my pain. really, wonderful care. free parking can be hit or miss as he is in the north beach but there are meters around.

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


Dr. Choi has been my dentist for about 2 years now. Yes his office is in a commercial space below an apartment, but in San Francisco especially in north beach is that uncommon? Dr. Choi always does an excellent job with cleaning, preventative care and checkups. I for one am not a big fan of going to the dentist but going to Dr. Choi definitely makes it easier! I’ve already recommended him to several friends and co workers and will continue to do so!

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


Dr. Ryan Choi is the best there is. He is incredibly intelligent, personable and detail oriented. My teeth have NEVER felt as good as they do when I leave his office. They look like new 🙂 I honestly had no idea it was possible to be excited about going to the dentist until I met Dr. Choi. Not once have I felt judged by a stupid question I asked and not once have I felt rushed in/out of the office. His staff are sweet, helpful and professional. It is a truly enjoyable experience from start to finish. Although I moving to LA I will 100% continue to see Dr. Choi when I come back to town. A visit with Dr. Ryan Choi will absolutely change your view of dentists forever. I feel very lucky to have found this North Beach gem.

Shree S. from Pleasanton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Choi’s practice is top notch in customer service! There’s a tendency for certain dentists to see your insurance coverage and run the gambit of services. Dr. Choi’s receptionist (before even knowing my insurance) confirmed they will need to take X-Rays and schedule a cleaning, and asked if I was okay with that. There were no surprises going into thhe appointment. Dr. Choi utilizes a conservative approach to treatment and personalized care, which is much appreciated. Most importantly, he’s not at all judgmental or preachy when you share how long it’s been since your last cleaning or how often you floss. The service shows a commitment to a long-term relationship with clients. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with his team.

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


First time to Dr. Choi’s office and I couldn’t be more satisfied/impressed with a trip to the dentist! Dr. Choi and his staff were absolutely wonderful; everyone made me feel welcome, calm and the experience was seamless. Dr. Choi and his staff were super professional, efficient, and made me feel comfortable; despite the fact this is the dentist. Location is ideal for anyone in Northbeach, Russian Hill, Cow Hollow, or commuters downtown. Thanks again Dr. Choi and your staff!

Bobby D. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Choi had me in out and of the office in the span of 15 minutes (which I’ve never experienced with another dentist). He was friendly and efficient, and managed to fix the sensitive teeth that have been bothering me for months now. A+ experience all around.

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


Ryan is great, both me and my boyfriend went to see him and we were treated very well. He is a no drama doctor, giving accurate diagnosis and optimal solutions for your oral health. He  helped me tackle with several issues from orthodontics, gum disease and cavity. He was honest and patient and did a great job at helping me get rid of all these issues either himself (fillings, cleaning etc) or recommending me to specialists ( gum issues). I have had some negative experiences in the city and finding Dr. Choi has been a blessing! Affordable prices, honesty and professionalism with a friendly attitude! Strongly recommended!

Tina G. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was experiencing pain in a tooth, and was hesitant on where to go, as I had an excellent dentist prior to moving to SF. I went to Richard, and he was so kind, fixed my tooth right away, and was upfront and honest about pricing–which is so rare with doctors! I highly recommend him–great experience and a kind, friendly staff.

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


Finding a good dentist is like trying to find a free parking spot in Russian Hill: nearly impossible, but oh-so-satisfying when completed. Finding an excellent dentist is like trying to find a free parking spot in Russian Hill that doesn’t require reverse parallel parking up a 85% hill: one in a million, and you feel like shouting from the rooftops upon securely shifting into “P” — but you almost want to keep the secret spot to yourself. In the spirit of altruism, I’m sharing my gem. Dr. Choi and his staff are WONDERFUL! Flexible appointment times, kind & friendly service and a good all ’round honest and trustworthy experience. In and out in a breeze — and with a smile on my face. I’m a recent patient, but I can just *tell* that this will be my dentist for years to come.

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


Dr. Ryan Choi provided an excellent cleaning session and upkeep tips today. His friendly, professional, and seamless dentistry services are seriously top notch. The staff is wonderful, flexible, knowledgeable, and I’m lucky to have found his office – I look forward to coming back for my next visit. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an expert, kind, affordable, and convenient dentist in North Beach. Two thumbs up!

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


I don’t understand how equipment can be “outdated” if it does exactly the same job as the newest equipment and does it just as well. Do people need it to be shinier? More aerodynamic? Perhaps it should have an atomic clock or something mounted in it? If the good doctor is coming at me with some Roman Empire-era contraption or a tool reminiscent of Inquisition torture devices, then I might find some more current dental technologies to be preferable. But things are just fine in Dr. Choi’s office as they are and I’m more concerned with my dentist’s knowledge and skill than the toys he employs to accomplish his task. Dr. Choi’s staff are friendly and courteous as is the doctor himself and they do a fine job of taking care of myself and my dependents. Add this to the fact that his office is just steps from my front door and I’m all set

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


My wife and I have been patients of Dr Choi for over 6 years. He is very professional and takes time to answer our questions. He has never pushed all the new gimmicks/fixes (teeth whitening, grinding, etc) that a lot of new dentists promote to make an extra buck. We highly recommend Dr Choi.

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


I’ve been going to Dr. Choi for years, and I think he’s terrific, personally and professionally.  Of course he will refer someone on if they need dental surgery.  My experience of his work is that it is very exacting, and he doesn’t overcharge.  He does the cleanings himself and is very thorough.  I have two crowns he has done for me which I don’t even notice, which is how it should be done.  He also did some reconstruction when I broke a front tooth.


Welcome to the practice of Richard Choi, DMD & Ryan Choi, DMD. Dr. Richard Choi has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco at the same North Beach office for over 35 years. He and his son, Dr. Ryan Choi, are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care for the whole family while placing an emphasis on patient education and preventative care. At our office, we are proud to utilize the latest in techniques and technology, including an intraoral camera, digital X-rays, and Invisalign®. With the help of their dedicated and talented team, our dentists pride themselves in providing their patients with the best dental care possible in a stress-free and comfortable environment. Family practice started by Dr. Richard Choi 39 years ago. I have the privilege of practicing with Dr. Richard Choi on a daily basis. I graduated dental school from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. I furthered my dental education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry through the University of Connecticut at the John Dempsey Health Center.