Sarah Nabai Dentistry
Sarah Nabai, DDS:
Practice Profile Page


Sarah Nabai Dentistry
Sarah Nabai, DDS, FAGD
Del Mar, CA













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sleep apnea therapy

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Karen C. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai is a perfectionist–and that’s exactly what one wants in a dentist! I needed an implant for a missing tooth, and she ordered the “part” from the lab. After trying to install the new tooth, she was not happy with the way that it fit, so she sent it back to the lab with explicit directions about how they should craft the new tooth. Again, the lab did not follow her instructions, and the tooth did not meet her expectations so she has switched to a new lab. She said that, if necessary, she would go to the lab in person and sit there while they made the tooth just the way she wanted it! Thanks to her persistence, I know that my new tooth will be perfect!

Jason Solomon (Source: Google)


I Went to Dr. Nabai because my molar was giving me undue sensitivity. She took X-Rays and inspected my mouth. Dr. Nabai’s knowledge is very evident and she instantly had me at ease. She interpreted the X-Rays with me and explained everything she saw, and answered questions other dentist have deemed too technical.  Dr. Nabai is very personable and calming, I most certainly recommend her… just wish I had knew before my first crown a few years ago! You won’t be disappointed!!

Andy Hayes (Source: Facebook)


Best dentist in San Diego hands-down. Love the laid back costal/island vibe of her office. Dr Nabai was very thorough and answered all the questions I had. On her recommendation, I tried in-office whitening and I swear my teeth are 5 shades whiter!

Philip C. from Menlo Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Nabai for almost two years, and she’s the best dentist I’ve been to. Her technicians are friendly, professional, and efficient.  Best of all, they’ve taken great care of my teeth and gums. My last dentist was very aggressive about pushing other procedures on me (cosmetic surgery, deep-root cleanings, etc.) Dr. Nabai has never done that – instead, she emphasizes brushing and flossing right. I’d highly recommend her to anyone

Zahra Mousavi (Source: Google)


Every time I go for my appointment to Dr Nabaei office I am impressed by professional attitude and friendly way they treat the patient  Dr Nabaei is very detail oriented and knowledgeable in dental care providing best solution  Strongly recommend her to those who are looking for a dentist they can trust  Thank you Dr Nabai for your great service !

Garrett G. from Santa Clara, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would strongly refer Dr. Nabai to anyone!  She has a wonderful practice in Palo Alto and has helped me maintain excellent dental health over the past years!  I was new to the area and talked with many other dentists before deciding on Dr. Nabai.  She even took the time to email me my x rays so I could keep them for my records!  Truly wonderful experience every visit.  Thank you Dr. Nabai!

Carrie P. from Sunnyvale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Nabai’s office.  She and the staff are always extremely friendly.  I have only had cleanings there, but they have done a great job.  They are very gentle, and they have state of the art equipment.  I also take my 4 year old to get her teeth cleaned there.  She actually gets excited when I tell her she has a dental appointment — though I think that she really just loves choosing the little toy she gets at the end.  I wouldn’t take my family anywhere else.

Bob G. from Menlo Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai and her team are great in every way.  Her team is very professional, courteous, and always cheerful whenever I visit their offices. Dr.Nabai is not only a very skilled dentist, but she is a consummate perfectionist.  Makes going to the dentist a lot less stressful when you know you are in such good hands!

Zak R. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai is a superb dentist.  Her manager, Vicky, is friendly, attentive and is accessible via phone or email. Natalie did an amazing job at my cleaning and was fantastic at educating me about good dental preventive practices.  The office is conveniently located in Palo Alto.  The quality of work there is the best I’ve ever had by any dental office.  The state of the art digital X-ray and photography equipment puts me at ease.  One thing I particularly like about Dr. Nabai is that she is very meticulous and takes the time needed to make my things perfect.  She has NEVER recommended anything I don’t need and always discusses the treatment plan and cost before any work has begun.   I recommend this office without hesitation! PS. Regarding the handshake comment from another reviewer: I want my dentist to have great hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.  A big muscular over-powering hand would be a disadvantage in my opinion.

Megan C. from Camarillo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai and my hygienist Maria are always great. On time service and always good recommendations on how to continue taking care of my oral hygiene. I didn’t know there were soft tooth brushes until my first visit. The whole office is inviting and efficient. My supervisor recommended me when I moved to San Diego and I see myself being with Dr. Nabai and team for a long time.

Julie H. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai’s dental office is the best! The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. The office is efficiently run and I’ve never had to wait more than 5 minutes for my scheduled appointment.  I have always had a positive experience with every visit and I couldn’t be happier with my dental care. Dr. Nabai and her team definitely deserve a 5-star rating!

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


Dr. Nabai is a perfectionist, her attention to detail and experience is astonishing, she is honest, patient and always available for any questions or help… her staff and office is very warm, welcoming and very responsive, I’ve been a patient for the last 4 years and its understatement to say that Dr. Nabai is the best dentist I had.

Jeremy R. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


When Dr Nabai took over the practice of my previous dentist, I was suddenly introduced to what real dental care looked like. I have what has been described as a “hard case” and for Dr Nabai that was just a challenge. She is extremely competent and professional, but has that additional quality not often found in a professionals: she is not afraid to ask for help. Thus Dr Nabai was able to provide me with the best in dental care! I have followed all her recommendations and each time she was completely accurate. Dr Nabai is a gentle, soft spoken woman whose staff adore her as do her many grateful patients. She is outstanding as a dentist and as a good friend.

Maiyer V. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


Like many people, I hate going to the dentist. I have terrible teeth, so it was important for me to find someone who would be the most helpful in my situation. Dr. Nabai is a straightforward dentist and very meticulous with her work. When I first visited her, I had a pretty crazy mouth situation going on, but she took it in stride and came up with a dental plan. I’m very happy with the service she provided. I have extensive dental work, but all of my appointments went very smoothly and she is extremely encouraging. I never gagged while she worked, and she always made sure to check in during our long sessions. Definitely miss her in the bay

Glenn S. from Seal Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai and her staff are GREAT!  I come up to Palo Alto regularly so I thought I would try a dentist here, as my dentist will be retiring soon. I’ve been having a lot of dental problems lately, old fillings, cracked teeth, etc. She has a way of explaining to me what has happened and what needs to be done in a way that is easy to understand. No pain, no discomfort, and gentle. She has worked out a long term dental plan for me to head off problems before they happen, thus saving me a lot of pain. Her staff explained to me what my insurance will cover and what my out of pocked expenses will be. Highly recommended!

Sue M. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a discolored bridge in the front and hated how the edge always showed when I smiled. I did a consult appointment with Dr. Nabai and she reviewed all my options. We decided on just replacing the bridge and doing a veneer to make everything match. I’m very happy with my smile. It looks very natural.

K. B. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai is “the best”!!! She made my teeth look great for my wedding! She does amazing work. No pain during the procedures and she only does what needs to be done! I will definitely be going back to her for all my dental needs! 🙂

Cari L. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been Dr. Nabai’s patient for almost 10 years, and she is also the dentist for my husband and 4 year-old. I cannot imagine going anywhere else for my dental care. The office is pristine, Deanna at the front desk is unfailingly warm and engaging, and Natalie, who does all of our cleanings, is meticulous with an incredibly gentle touch. Dr. Nabai herself is highly intelligent and capable as well as thoughtful, frequently going above and beyond our expectations. We recommend her without reservation – she is the best we have ever encountered!!

Andy Hayes (Source: Google)


Best dentist in San Diego hands-down. Love the laid back costal/island vibe of the office. Dr Nabai was very thorough and answered all the questions I had. On her recommendation, I tried in-office whitening and I swear my teeth are 5 shades whiter!

Julie S. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Nabai by one of my colleagues. My first impression was what’s friendly group! They are professional and seem to be ontime with appointments. The hygienist are thorough. Dr. Nabai is pleasant and listened to all my concerns.

John B. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thanks to Dr. Lakha and Dr. Nabai, I finally don’t need to wear my dentures! It took a long time but it was worth it. I suffered throughout my life with uncomfortable dentures and after my son convinced me to consider implants, I finally did it. Now, I feel like I got my smile back. I haven’t been able to chew steak in years. It feels great to have teeth that don’t come in and out of my mouth.

Emily A. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Nabai for about a year and a half now.  She’s the best dentist I’ve ever had.  Very good at her job, but also extremely nice, which counts for a lot with me. She and her staff give advice without talking down to you and offer workable solutions (not just saying “be perfect or you’re doomed!”).  She doesn’t rush into recommending additional work; she waited to see me a couple of times before saying for sure that she recommended having my wisdom teeth removed.  The dental surgeon she recommended for that procedure was also excellent.  I would recommend Dr. Nabai to anyone needing a good dentist.

Allyson Solomon (Source: Google)


Dr. Nabai and her staff are incredible! I’ve never really liked going to the dentist, but now I do. I left today with such a bright and clean smile, I can’t stop showing off my pearly whites! I was in search of a new dentist and one of my family members recommended Dr. Nabai and her staff to me. I went in for a cleaning and check up. The hygienist was very thorough, gentle, and informative. She let me know how my teeth looked and what I could do if I wanted to address one of my main concerns, yellow stains. After some chatting with DR. Nabai about my xrays, which we’re just fine, she suggested “sinsational smile” a quick 20 minute in office and take home whitening kit. WOW are my teeth white! After learning I can get this done each time I get a cleaning with her, I’m hooked! I’m so happy to have found a good dentist whose just as concerned with my smile as I am and whose staff never made me feel like they were rushing to get me out.  Thank you DR.Nabai and co, you guys are great, see you in 6 months 😉

Stephen McDonnell (Source: Google)


Everyone there is both professional and pleasant, starting from Deanna at the front desk through, well everyone! I never thought I’d have good things to say about going to the dentist, but Dr. Nabai and her staff are so far from any dental experience I’ve had previously they really deserve a positive review.

Peter M. from Los Altos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai is a fantastic dentist. The thing that really stands out is how she takes time to make sure everything is done right. She also has a well trained and friendly staff. My kids go to her too and she is awesome and very caring with them.

S. M. from Moorpark, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found the overall new patient experience to be great. Dr Nabai did a full exam on me which included oral cancer screening (which i have never had done before) and the hygienist that cleaned my teeth was very friendly and gentle.

Allyson S. from Tucson, AZ (Source: Yelp)


 Dr. Nabai is an excellent dentist, I am so happy to have found her! One of my family members referred me to her and now we all go! By far the most thorough and patient cleaning I have had. The hygienist was very attentive and suggested several ways for me to keep my teeth nice and white, a big concern for me. Speaking of white, when I was there I added on the “sinsational smile” in office and at home whitening system, my pearly whites are dazzling 😉 This was my first visit and I will definitely be going back to Dr. Nabai and her staff. Thank you for my healthy and beautiful smile

Susie D. from Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nabai’s office is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional.   Dr. Nabai is thorough and meticulous with state of the art equipment, but also has a conservative approach to dentistry.  She is sincerely concerned about taking excellent care of her patients while keeping them comfortable and happy.   Preventive dentistry is stressed here and
her hygienists Lynell and Maria are the best. Noreen at the the front desk is sweet and keeps everything running smoothly.  Overall great office.  We are here to stay!

Sarah K. from Mountain View, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love love LOVE Dr. Nabai and her friendly staff.  My hubby and I found her office by chance through Yelp and are so lucky we did.  I cannot say enough amazing things about this office.   Here are just a few reasons why they rock: 1) They’ve got state of the art equipment in each room so you can see your x-ray photos right on the screen in front of you, schedule your next appointment right from the dental chair, and watch a DVD during your root canal!   2) I’ve never had to wait in their waiting room very long, which in some ways is a shame because they have a pretty good assortment of gossip mags. 😉 3) They’ve handled everything from cleanings to cosmetic  whitening for my wedding to crowns and are always super attentive to make sure you are comfortable and feeling as little discomfort as possible.   4) They have PARKING!   Dr. Nabai, Roya, Claudia, Vicky, Natalie and the gang actually make going to the dentist fun!  They really care and I enjoy when it’s time to go see them.  By far my favorite dentist ever!!

Eric C. from Belmont, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been looking for a trustworthy dentist for a while. Sarah’s quality is top notch. I’ve never had such smooth cavity fillings before. The receptionist Deanna is very friendly. I had a molar which had a big hole from a cavity filling (prior dentistry) that fell out. It was a borderline crown vs filling decision.. and the fact that Sarah chose the filling was quite honorable. Most practices would have went with the more expensive crown.

Sugi J. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Please only come to Dr. Nabai’s office if you’re looking for an incredibly professional, incredibly diligent, incredibly efficient, and incredibly talented dentist and accompanying staff. She’s fantastic and her staff is incredibly professional. Everything she’s ever done has turned out great: I’ve had multiple crowns done. They turned out great and they were harder than usual. Why? Because she corrected previous shoddy dental work that literally began chipping apart. I’ve had fillings–all were perfect. Final, after having a child, among other fun surprises, my gums started receding. As usual Dr. Nabai was incredibly diligent, her recommended regiment (of minor changes) actually worked. I would (and in fact do) recommend Dr. Nabai to all my friends and family. But, again, only go to her office, if you want professionalism, expertise and efficiency.

Ted H. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I know I sound like a broken record but I love, LOVE this office and Dr. Nabai. Had to have two older, crushed crowns removed today, temporaries put in and a night guard made. Dr. Nabai is very skilled – lots of drilling and crushing and pulling but no pain. She worked quickly and kept me updated on what she was doing. Super job. I trust her completely and if you think I easily praise a business – read my other reviews. Five star winner – doesn’t get any better or more professional.

Fairy M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I really enjoy going to her office. Natalie and Roya have made our cleaning appointments very pleasant. Dr. Nabai is friendly and professional as well.    Unfortunately, we have moved away from Palo Alto and we miss her office.

Sherry T. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Nabai for over 7 years. I actually followed her from the previous office that she was working at as an associate to her current office. I know there are a lot of dentists in Palo Alto, but her professionalism and level care impressed me from the beginning. She seemed young when I first met her but don’t let that fool you, her work is great. I have seen her grow into her new practice with her staff. They all seem to be very friendly and helpful .

Pronk B. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)


What I care about regarding dental care is efficiency and transparency. On that scale, this office excels. I called yesterday and received an appointment at 0745 today. The personnel were courteous, on time, and the hygienist was very thorough. They explained clearly problem areas to monitor. Even though it had been 5 years since my last dental cleaning (in part because of my experience with my previous dentist), I will be back to this office in 3 months. Also, my wife is making me go.


Our office provides all that modern dentistry has to offer, including comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. Dr. Nabai has been practicing dentistry for the past 15 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan with Distinction in Biology. She also completed her dental school training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Nabai furthered her education by doing a residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Nabai also obtained her fellowship (FAGD) from the Academy of General Dentistry. She is passionate about cosmetic and implant dentistry. She believes that patients should have natural looking smiles. She works closely with local boutique dental laboratories to provide patients with beautiful smiles. The patient, the dental lab and the doctor equally play an important role in creating the perfect smile. After working as an Associate Doctor, Dr. Nabai started her own practice in Palo Alto; she provided care to her patients for 11 years. Dr. Nabai and her husband chose to relocate to Southern California to be closer to their family. Dr. Nabai grew up playing tennis.  After moving to California, beach tennis and pickle ball, along with snorkeling, hiking and biking were added to her list of hobbies/sports.