Sansome Dental Care
Sean Moran, DDS:
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Sansome Dental Care
Sean C. Moran, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


First time i have been compelled to write a review. Visiting SF for several months and needed to see a dentist. Wow, very very pleased with Dr Moran and the staff. Friendly and super professional.  The work i needed was painless (which is amazing) and the cleaning with the Tech (best i have ever had).  So if u need Dental work while visiting, or for long term i can only say….Samsome Dental Care is worth the visit.

Laura Kuhn (Source: Google)


Both my husband and I have been going to Sansome Dental Care for almost 20 years. Throughout different employers, healthcare plans and changing circumstances we remain loyal. If we have to pay entirely out-of-pocket we do so – because they are wonderful. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, to the Doctors they provide excellent service & care. Always friendly and patient even when I have trouble remembering appointments and other personal failings that must be irksome. I recommend without reservation.

Jeff V. from Orinda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Sansome Dental for about ten years.  The quality of care is very good and the equipment is up to date. Dr Moran is good with explaining his thoughts and decisions.  The last three times I’ve been for cleaning I was in the care of Shalini who has very good technique.  I feel the force of her hand, but not once has she hurt me.

Laura B. from Shaker Heights, OH (Source: Yelp)


BEST Dentist & Dental Office EVER!!  Dr. Sean Moran and his ENTIRE STAFF are EXCELLENT (Blenda and Irina, especially). Thank you all!! Ive gone here for 10+ years and recently moved away. I’ve had 3x per year cleanings (excellent), and have had VERY long-lasting and subtle tooth-bonding repair by Dr. Moran, which is a repair process to fix 2 minor chips in my front teeth without the need for crowns. I did Invisilign here to refresh my childhood braces after my lower teeth went crooked. Invisilign was quick and easy & totally worth it. I’ve had replacement retainers made here and wear them every night to prevent tooth grinding and keep the teeth well-aligned. I have had 1 minor cavity fixed and it was well done and painless. If noise bothers you, they give you headphones and music. If you have sensitive teeth, they’ll paint desensitizing stuff on your teeth before cleaning them. I will miss coming here, but luckily have just found another good dentist in my new town! 🙂

Martin Joyce (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Moran for 20+ years and have been extremely satisfied with his treatment and professionalism. He is very patient and gives a lot of information especially since I needed implants. The procedure went smoothly with no discomfort. His periodontist completed stage one and everything is going according to plan! I would highly recommend Dr. Moran and his staff for any dental treatment

Justin M. from Southampton, NY (Source: Yelp)


My favorite dentist office, period. When selecting an oral care provider, I choose based on two things: dentist + staff. On dentist, what matters: professionalism, trust, skills, education, history, reviews, bedside manner, equipment, technology, cleanliness, availability, etc. Dr. Moran (Sean) gets high marks across the board on this and is an easy choice. He is also very easy to talk to, answering any question you may have and being completely open to your thoughts. On Staff – most folks don’t even consider the rest of the staff at the office when making the choice. Big mistake! Let’s be honest, most of your time will be spent working with and relying on the rest of the folks in the office for everything – scheduling, re-scheduling, billing, insurance questions, follow up, chit chat in waiting room, etc. How is Sansome Dental Care’s staff? Flawless and very easy to work with on everything. Short story, Blenda leads the team and she runs an incredibly tight ship. She is an absolute pleasure to deal with, always. We all know that having someone like Blenda is not a given in a professional services environment, but when you find it, you thank your lucky stars. So, Sean is great; Blenda is great. Choose Sansome if you want great treatment! Imagine if all of your service providers were this good and this easy to work with? I’ll bet you’d add a year to your life! ; )

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


I have been going to Sansome Dental for 10+ years. Everyone in the office is professional, kind and best of all it is (almost) a pain free experience. I am a bit of a baby when it come to dental work. No matter what I have had done – from a cleaning to a root canal to a cavity filling, the Sansome Dental Care staff finds ways to keep me calm and relaxed.  I recommend Dr. Moran and his staff to everyone I know.

Ashley K. from Burlingame, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just finished a 6-month course of Invisalign w/ Dr. Moran and am psyched that I will have a million dollar smile for my wedding. My bottom teeth are perfectly straight, and since I have been bleaching at the same time they are white white white. Wooo! I also had him fill a cavity a couple of months ago and he used the white filling so you can’t even see it. Also, no pain or anything – totally easy. Minus one star b/c one of the hygenists is kind of rough.

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


I have to give Dr. Moran and his entire staff five stars. He epitomizes, for a young guy, compassion and gentleness, and has seen me mouth from several crowns, replacing all of my old silver fillings with new white fillings, a jacket, several bleachings, and even one crown that he did when I first was seeing him that finally had to be replaced due to its age! That’s how long I have been going to him. The beauty part, for me, is that he is just around the corner where I work so I can schedule my appointments for five minutes after I leave work. I am sad that when I retire I am going to have to give him up as he takes Delta Dental but not the type that my HMO provider will provide when I stop working. I joked with him that he has to finish any major work I have before I retire and it looks like we have run out of projects finally on that score! He doesn’t do root canals himself but will refer to a good endodontist at the 450 Sutter Street building. His equipment is state-of-the-art and he is able to instantly send x-ray pictures of your mouth by e-mail to him as needed.

Annette M. from Half Moon Bay, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Moran and his team are always friendly, prompt and very professional.  The comfortable office atmosphere combined with the curteous staff really make the difference when going to the dentist.  Typically I can get appointments that are easy to accomodate in my schedule and they always are on time!

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


Dr. Moran is really great. I found him because a friend of mine goes to him and loved him now I do too.  He is up to date on the latest procedures and got me back on track after a dental mishap elsewhere. His staff is also very nice.

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


This place is great. My hygenist is Liz, and she does a great job and is also super friendly. I enjoy going to get my teeth cleaned. Dr. Moran is also good, but most of my experience is with Liz. I definitely recommend this place. Also, they seem to always be ready for me when I get there–no wait. And even the front desk staff is nice too.

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


I’ve been coming to Sansome Dental for almost 7 years – since I first moved to the city back in 2001.   The convenient downtown location makes it easy to get to appointments since I can schedule them during the work day.  Blenda, the receptionist, is super sweet; I actually thought her name was Glenda for the last 7 years until I finally took a look at their website and Yelp reviews.  I love my hygienist Liz who is very competent and gentle with her cleanings.  She’s super nice and always gives me extra goodies to take home.  I can’t say I have much experience with Dr. Moran who just basically stops by at the end of the appointment to poke around in my mouth to check for cavities and what not.  Overall, I highly recommend Sansome Dental for all your toothy needs!

Sasa M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Moran and his staff are absolutely the best.  I have been to many dentists in the Bay Area with mixed results.  A friend recommended Sansome Dental and my search for a dentist is over.  They are the best!!

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


My husband and I have been going here for over a year. The offices are conveniently located downtown (near Peet’s, Wafare Tavern, Tammy’s Nails). We’ve been to several dentists in San Francisco, including some of the top rated on Yelp (horrible experiences, actually, including onion breath and no gloves! Ew!). And I had some great dentists back home, so I feel like I know what I’m talking about. I’ve been very pleased with my dental care at Sansome. Dr. Moran saw me once on short notice for a toothache, and Liz is truly the best hygeinist I’ve ever had. My teeth have never felt cleaner – consistently! She gets in there and CLEANS! No nonsense. At the front desk, Blenda is wonderful at scheduling, checking insurance, etc. She even arranged to open the office specially for me earlier this year  because they didn’t realize they’d booked my appointment on President’s Day. As an accountant who has no concept of when Presidents’ day is because I’m always working through it, this was a small but not unnoticed kindness. Blenda even checked to make sure my car didn’t get towed that morning. She always calls to confirm a few days in advance. The office maintains excellent records, too, including computerized x-rays that you can see right away. Every time I go in, the team follows up on past issues. They do their job and beyond. I like that.

Jenny Blackburn (Source: Google)


I went to the office for a dental checkup that was about 90 days overdue to COVID-19. The staff, as always, was attentive, thorough, and adhered to all accepted best practice for responsible care: I was let in (outside door remained locked), my temperature was taken and I was asked the Covid questions. I was asked to gargle with hydrogen peroxide prior to my exam. And the hygienist was gowned, masked, gloved and face-shielded. Everyone was as friendly and low key as ever—in my mind an equally critical part!

J. R. from Palm Springs, CA (Source: Yelp)


It is truly amazing to feel so good and comfortable with a caring professional who makes a difference in the craft of dentistry and is compassionate toward each and every unique person who puts trust in his hands….however, do not listen to those who always see the glass to be half empty… *Response to the overwhelmingly negative Amira T. Review: This is the most narcissistic, ridiculous, over exaggerated DRAMAtic review I have ever read. Not only is it far too long, no one cares about where you stayed and how good your insurance is (just be grateful for what you have!), but it is also blasphemy and lies. This Amira woman never even entered the dentist office of Dr. Moran so how does she know anything significant about how he runs his dental practice? I have been going to the same old fashioned family dentist for my entire life, but when I met Dr. Moran I finally understood what a real compassionate dentist should be like, caring, honest, and very gentle. I went from always leaving the dentist office in pain to leaving with a smile on my face and happy for my positive opportunity with a dentist (when most people aren’t even able to receive dental care at all!!). This Amira T. apparently has no idea what a good dentist feels like (or bad for that matter), because I have never had a better experience in the infamous chair. Her review is completely irrelevant and far-fetched, and it appears to be simply an outcry for help and projection of her own inner unhappiness and lack of gratitude. Dr. Moran is not only encouraging and considerate, he is also a dentist you can trust and feel confident in knowing you won’t be getting more than you need or overcharged for no reason. I hope that little Miss Amira was able to reflect, consider the world that does not revolve around her, heal those self-inflicted wounds and maybe one day she will develop a positive attitude, gratitude, and a good conscience. Thank YOU Dr. Moran, you are an excellent dentist and I appreciate everything you do. …and thank you to those who understand, listen, and are grateful for the dental care they are fortunate enough to receive.

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


Dr. Moran rules! He is really nice and gentle with his scary tools. Plus you can get music to listen to while you’re being worked on. The rest of the staff here are awesome as well. Blenda, Irena, and Liz treat you very well, and make you feel at home. Shoot, it might as well have been my home, since I was coming here every week for a couple months getting work done. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t go to the dentist for 13 years. 16 cavitities, 14 fillings, 2 root canals and crowns later, and I’m sitting pretty. Well, not entirely, as I now have Invisalign to straigthen my synthetic teeth. But hey, at least I can use the following pick-up line now: “Have you ever kissed a man with Invisalign before?” I kid..I’ve never used that before.

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


I’ve been going to Dr Moran since 1997.  I totally trust him. Dr Moran and his team have consistently provided exceptional service year after year. While I’ve changed primary care doctors (& banks) out of disgust more than once it is Dr Moran (and Sansome Dental as a whole) that have kept me 100% loyal.  They have always been gentle, considerate, kind, efficient and absolutely wonderful. Whether it’s Blenda on the phone, Liz who does my cleanings, or Irina or others it has always been a pleasant experience. Now I don’t have insurance but I still go here because it’s absolutely worth it. Particularly after reading all the horror stories about UCSF Dental School’s two SF locations that still cost more. I wholeheartedly recommend Sansome Dental Care if you’re looking for consistent genuine and gentle care.

Michael Richards (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Sansome Dental Care for nearly 20 years. My job changes locations, but I will continue to make the trip to them. They are professional yet humorous and always do a great job. They make it easy and and I’ve never had to wait around for my appointment to start. Dr. Moran and the whole staff are fantastic. If you’re looking for a great dentist go here!

Greg Welliver (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Sansome Dental for a very long time. I was so happy to find a terrific dentist in Dr. Moran and a staff of friendly, caring people who support him. Also impressive is how cutting edge Sansome Dental has been. One example: Dr. Moran has a machine that makes crowns, right in the office while you wait. He had it before many dental offices even heard of it. No more temporary crowns to suffer with just a permanent crown fit perfectly for you in one shot. Dr. Moran has great “chair side” manner, is an excellent dentist. I would endorse him 1000% along with his staff. If you’re looking for a dentist that will take wonderful care of you, go to Sansome Dental. You’ll be glad you did.

Adrienne J. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can say I grew up with Sansome Dental.  When I checked in today, I saw my weight chart recorded my weight at 50 pounds!  When did I ever weigh fifty pounds! I guess, so my chart reports, in 1993 I weighed 50 pounds.  Crazy.  Anyway, Sansome Dental is a great place — the people are friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming.  Dr. Moran is a great dentist and so are the other assistants.  My only gripe would be that he is there only Mon-Thurs but, hey, no such thing as perfect.

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


Dr. Moran has completely changed my outlook on the field of dentistry. Everyone on his staff is patient and friendly, and Dr. Moran never makes me feel inferior or rushed when I’m in the chair. When one of my Invisalign trays cracked last weekend, I was able to call him directly and get prompt advice. What a refreshing surprise! I’m 1/3 of the way into my Invisalign treatment, and am so pleased with the results. I’ve never had a hard time scheduling appointments, and I feel that Moran and his team genuinely care about my happiness and success. If you’re looking for adept dentistry in a serene setting, check out Sansome Dental.

Tal K. from Birmingham, MI (Source: Yelp)


Seven fillings in two days and I still like the guy. Dr. Moran is a fantastic no-nonsense dentist who wants to fix your dirty rotten mouth but ensure that you suffer as little as possible in the process. Best dentist in the city IMO.

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


Dr. Moran is a kind, smart, gentle, and efficient dentist. I have been going to him for as long as I can remember. I have received Invisalign treatment and have had numerous cavities filled. I have also used the bleaching kits and they have been helpful. For anyone that is scared of visiting the dentist, don’t be, because you will never feel pain during a cavity filling because he numbs you up correctly. You can also listen to opera and numerous different albums from his large selection. One time he gave me nitrous when I asked for it when I had 2 cavities done and after breathing some of that in through my nose my mind was easily elsewhere. I have referred my best friend here and he’s referred his girlfriend so I hope this review will get more people to come. Sansome Dental is the bomb!

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


Dr. Moran and his office rocks.  They are professional, always on top of everything and it is a PLEASURE going to his office!.  I have had lots of work done on my teeth and I have NEVER had a problem with Dr. Moran or his office.  His office always contacts me in plenty of time prior to my appointment. If I have to change my appointment, they are extremely forgiving and work around MY schedule. When I arrive at his newly remodeled office, they are always pleasant and friendly. During the appointment, Dr. Moran is always letting me know what is taking place and reviewing the process every step of the way.  I would recommend Dr. Moran in a heartbeat. He is professional, pleasant and a great Dentist.  His staff is top notch and I am really selective and this Dr. is terrific.

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


After trying a few dentists in the area with mixed results, i took a friend’s advice and went to see Sansome Dental.   Now after two years, the best dental experience I have ever had.  Great people and the best dental care.

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


Dr. Sean C. Moran is my new favorite amazing most impressive dentist EVER! I go in for my regular check up. I’ve been flossing everyday for 2 years b/c I want to impress Liz, my cute hygienist who makes it all the more worth while to floss for. I also remember this stupid fuggin’ poster from my childhood that read (say this in a annoying high-pitched voice) “You don’t have to floss all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep”!!! Stupid a$$holes who made that stick in my head for 31 stupid years. I swear, this is the reason I suck so bad at Trivial Pursuit. Things like this are in there and have roots waaaay deeper than some pop-culture stuff that actually matters come PubQuiz time. Anywho, I’m good now, no more slacking on my mouth care. I’ve been slowly replacing all my old amalgam fillings with the nice and clean looking composite ones so as to hide how little brushing I did as a child. One of them was so deep it required my very first Crown! Yes, I’m finally getting the royal treatment I deserve. Except, not so much and it costs a freakin’ grip! Ok ok, back to Dr. Sean C. Moran. He fits me for my crown 2 weeks ago and temporarily caps me. Its now time to pay(for real) the piper. Last Thursday he puts my crown on in no time without even numbing me and it is as painless as can be. Literally a “snap” in with some liquid nails or whatever the use to keep it there for the 10 year or so life span crowns have (what incentive to live long, more crowns…a very dull yay!). Then he numbs my upper left side, drills out 2 oldies and fills them. All this in under a hour. Painless. Easy. Dare I say, pleasant?!?!? I was eating beef jerky that night and steak over the weekend!!!! Its like I didn’t even miss a beat or rather…a bite. If I ever move towns, I’ll fly back twice a year for check-ups. Sweet mystery of my dental life I HAVE FOUND YOU!


We offer a variety of dental services with a special emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two and emerging with the smile you've always pain, no time taken away from your busy life. We offer Whitening, Invisalign consultations, Porcelain Veneers, Implant Restoration & affordable payment plans! Dr. Moran is a San Francisco native. He received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Negraska. He also received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1988 at which time he began practicing dentistry in San Francisco. He loves travel and art.