Singleton Smile Dental
Maria Pham, DDS:
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Singleton Smile Dental
Maria Pham, DDS
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

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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Maria Pham





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

Kathryn F. (Source: Zocdoc)


Honestly an incredible experience. I hadn’t had a cleaning in over 2 years (embarrassing I know) Dr Pham completed my cleaning thoroughly and thoughtfully explaining the process. She then showed me some areas of my teeth to focus on with the mirror and explained the work to be done on the next visit. Not only was Dr Pham the best destiny I have seen but the receptionist was kind and bubbly and very on top of my paperwork. Even if I end up moving out of the neighborhood, I will absolutely be back here

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


Suggested me to go remove wisdom tooth and it was the best decision ever, now I don’t need to worry about cleaning those tooth as important as it is. Once again always reminding me to brush and floss my teeth twice a day. VERY IMPORTANT!! 🙂 5 months ago : Staffs are extremely friendly and your turn will come fast if you make a appointment. Teeth cleaning is a bit painful but at least I know they are doing their best to help make my teeth clean, they always remind me to floss floss floss. So thank you for.

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


Dr. Pham has been my dentist in SF for 3 years now. I initially picked her out of convenience and based off of a recommendation from a friend. She and the other staff in her office are all very friendly and do a great job. I appreciate the ease of scheduling and the ample reminders sent regarding appointments and follow-ups. Would highly recommend.

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


I’ve been coming to Nob Hill Dental for 5 years, for all of my semi-annual cleanings, cavities, and a root canal. They have always been very professional and their dental work is outstanding. I would recommend highly. One thing that really stands out is that they will personally call you to confirm your appointment and can move other appointments around if there are conflicts with your schedule. The personal touch of this small local office really makes all the difference.

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


I’ve been coming to Dr. Pham for a few years, she’s really thorough, patient, and informative. Always gently reminding me to floss more often (or floss better). Also I was caught between jobs once and turned out not to be insured – doc brought down the cost for me then so I was able to pay. That’s pretty stellar service!   P.S. If you need to reschedule, make sure to do it 2 business days in advance or they may charge you a cancellation fee.

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


I have been a patient of Dr. Maria Pham’s for many years. She is an outstanding Dentist. She is very gentle, caring and has an excellent memory of pets and family members that are important to you. Also, she remembers major events that have happened in my life. She would rate 5 plus plus stars. The highest rating of 5 stars does not do her justice. I hope that she never leaves this area. Lisa, her Wonderful Assistant, is a true Warrior. Her attention to detail is nothing less than Absolute Perfection!!! She has a great Glowing Personality and keeps this office in check and a pleasurable experience

Peej J. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have lived in San Francisco for 25 years and can easily say this dental office is the best one I have been to thus far.   Dr. Pham and staff are extremely professional, talented, and just all around good people. Lisa at the front desk made this flawless process enjoyable and effortless. I have a very busy schedule, so the reminders throughout the month were very helpful. I would have 100% forgot if LIsa didn’t remind me. Thank you Nob Hill Dental for all you do! Keep up the good work. You will definitely see me and my family again 🙂

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


Excellent Office and Staff!  there was a schedule that fit with my busy schedule. Dr. Pham was very knowledgeable and saved time for the both of us when it came to teeth whitening by providing a take-home kit when she identified I already had Clear Retainers that could be used as my teeth whitening Tray instead of molding a new set of trays. Very accommodating and will definitely come back! Nice office too!

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


Good vibes all around when dealing with Nob Hill Dental. I’ve had my share of good docs and bad docs. If a doc makes the effort to talk to you without having the face mask covering their face, that’s a good start! But even before: I made my appointment talking with Henry, one of the office staff. He’s really nice. The receptionist was really nice. I dragged myself in off the street sort of sopping wet from the drizzle and instantly felt comforted by the cushy chairs and the calm demeanor of the staff. t-wing extras and was also very pleasant and chatted a bit. Dr. Pham came in and she introduced herself. I learned that she spent some time growing up here in San Francisco in the Richmond district before her family moved to San Jose. She’s East Coast trained from a fancy school (NYU) and returned here to the Bay Area. I like that! Dr. Pham is very professional and gets down to the dental work at hand. She doesn’t mess around. She made an effort to get to know me – which I don’t think any dentist has E-V-E-R tried to do. This was a meaningful relationship in the making 🙂 She’s super caring to make sure that you’re okay with what she’s doing. If you’re experiencing any pain, raise your hand! She personally did the dental cleaning – not done by a dental hygenist. Amazing! : 5 stars I think I’m in a new long-term relationship here…

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


Not many people enjoy going to the dentist, but this place makes that experience almost pleasant. I’ve been going to Dr. Pham and her staff for more than a year, and I can’t say enough good things about them. Everyone is super nice, friendly, and they remember you! It feels like a family dental office, and I know that Dr. Pham is looking out for my (and my teeths’) best interest rather than making another buck. I changed my insurance this year and ended up have to go to another dentist. Long story short, I had a terrible experience with them and called Nob Hill Dental to please take me back and that I’ll pay out of pocket just so that I can go back to them. They were super nice about it and Dr. Pham did a thorough check of my teeth. She’s gentle, and makes things as painless as possible. She told me that I don’t have any cavities (which the dentist I went to a few days before said that I did!). I appreciate her honesty, because if she had said that I need fillings, I would have taken her word for it in a heartbeat. The other dentist, not so much. I’m stuck with this insurance for 2015, but I would rather pay out of pocket and go to Nob Hill Dental than go anywhere else. These guys are super thorough with checking my teeth and gums, and they address all of my questions in an honest way. They’ve never tried to sell me anything that I don’t need, and my teeth feel so wonderful and clean after I leave their office. Thank you, Nob Hill Dental!

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


Dr. Pham has been fantastic with every exam, visit and consultation! The one thing that really stands out about her is that she really takes the time to listen to your concerns and actually appears genuine when doing so. She’s so cool that I actually stop by just to say hello when I pass by (I work in the same neighborhood). She even gives discounts for those paying cash out of pocket. Another wonderful aspect of Dr Pham and Nob Hill dental is that they make me feel at ease while I’m having any work done during a visit. I can say, without equivocation, that Dr Pham is awesome.

Matt S. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


In his epic, Inferno, Dante Alighieri conveniently omitted “dentists” in his description of those reserved a lifetime of punishment due to inflicted suffering unto others. However, unlike the other transgressors, dentists are unfortunately cast into this mire through no fault of their own. Visiting these professional harbingers of pain falls somewhere between beheading and getting bitten by Luis Suarez in my list of “things I enjoy doing”. The sense of impending dread after x-rays, the cleaning, the Novocaine shot, the drilling, the impending fear of a nerve being struck, sending me into shouts of pain, muffled by that weird vacuum thingy. So, you can imagine my condition as I walked into Nob Hill Dental for my first checkup in nearly a year. And along every step of the way, the team conveyed sympathy and professionalism, making it a rainbow-farting unicorn amongst all dentist offices. Here’s why: PRE-APPOINTMENT: I used ZocDoc to sign up for an appointment, and several days prior, they called me in advance to confirm and get my insurance information straight. Now, since I just started a new job, my insurance switched, and unbeknownst to me was taking slightly longer than expected. Henry and Dr. Pham were both exceptionally helpful in getting my information and ensuring my appointment wouldn’t have to be rescheduled. I mean, being yelled at a receptionist for insurance information before putting my teeth in the torture rack doesn’t sound like a joyful experience, and I was very appreciative they took extra time to prepare for my visit. APPOINTMENT: Within five minutes of sitting in the chair, x-rays were being taken. The office runs with the calculated efficiency of a German assembly line and the cheerful nature of a kitten video. I was expecting to see a “Drill, Baby, Drill” poster somewhere for humor’s sake. Couldn’t find it. After the x-rays and cleaning (conducted by Dr. Pham herself, which…I don’t recall the last time a DDS has been the one to slop on the fluoride), she described the sad state of affairs my teeth had endured (sorry, guys. I blame the Oreos) and explained next steps. I quickly had a follow-up appointment scheduled for the next week, where she would go all Deepwater Horizon on my molars. APPOINTMENT #2: Once again, kitten video cheer permeated the office. Perhaps this was akin to a last meal before a political dissident is offered a blindfold? No…wait. Dr. Pham’s description of her planned tinkering for the day was effective, to the point, and comforting. Unbelievably comforting, I almost sensed my gums saying in a still, small voice, “hooray, needles!”. Of course, there was pain and noise and awkward blocks jammed in there to sap up the involuntary reactions my mouth has to fingers and vacuums being inserted…but it was minimal, non-excessive, and quickly remedied if necessary. Rest breaks were being offered, as if I was playing a World Cup match in the Amazon. Nope, Dr. Pham, just sittin’ here, watching you perform your unicorn-like dentisting. TL;DR. 5 stars. I heart Nob Hill Dental.

Marcie A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I ended up at this place because they were the only office that answered their phone on the afternoon I called around for a dental cleaning.  I totally lucked out!  Dr. Pham oozes competence, and everyone on the staff made me feel very comfortable.  It’s never pleasant to discover that you have both a cavity and a broken filling (though not surprising when you haven’t visited a dentist in 5+ years), but they had me back in the office within four days to fix me up. The whole process was relatively painless, and I can’t even feel the new fillings in my teeth.  A happy customer here!

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


I just relocated from New York to San Francisco and needed a new dentist. I was thrilled to find Maria Pham and her team at Nob Hill Dental. They truly lived up to all the rave reviews. I was seen immediately, they did a super thorough cleaning, and were so friendly it immediately melted away any dread I had about the appointment. I was also in and out in less than an hour which was miraculous since my appointment included x-rays, a cleaning, and polish. I am so happy I found Nob Hill Dental and am proud to call them my new dentist. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking!

Erik I. (Source: Zocdoc)


I’m so grateful for Dr. Pham. Her office was able to fit me in the day after a late night dental emergency. I was very anxious about having a crown re-cemented, which I had never experienced before- but Dr. Pham immediately put me at ease with her bedside manner and knowledge. I could tell she has a very high attention to detail as she took care to ensure the bite was perfect for me. So far so good!

Megan F. (Source: Zocdoc)


I just moved from New York to San Francisco and was hunting down a new dentist when I stumbled upon Nob Hill Dental. The reviews immediately caught my attention and I made an appointment immediately. I was so thrilled that the experience lived up to all the hype. I was seen immediately, was welcomed by a friendly and super thorough staff, and was in-and-out in less than an hour despite having x-rays, a thorough cleaning (I had not been to the dentist in two years), and polish. I absolutely loved my experience and would highly recommend Nob Hill Dental to anyone looking for a dentist. I can promise you that they will melt away all of the dread of going to the dentist.

Valeria V. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Nob Hill Dental since 2014. D. Pham and her team are so sweet, gentle, smart, always ready to help and treat any issues, and most importantly — trustworthy!  She answered all my questions and concerns — which were a lot because of a lot of tooth and gum sensitivity I have had. I’ve recommended Nob Hill Dental to several people and they’ve all had great things to say. Come here if you value your smile!

Sarah N. from Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pham is amazing!! I had some horrible experiences at my last dentist and she has completely changed the way I think about a teeth cleaning and any other procedures. She is patient, gentle and friendly. Her staff is great and you feel comfortable the entire way through. I recommend her to all of my friends in the area!!

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


Like almost everyone else, I never look forward to going to the dentist. But, Maria Pham is very good at her job and makes grinding into your mouth as easy as possible. The staff is very friendly and always answers the phone. I’ve never had an encounter where they are having issues with paperwork either. Great location for several neighbors as well.

Tristan T. from Berkeley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Pham for several years now and she is the best! I just had a filling filled, and that was one of the least painful experience ever. I’m not saying I enjoy going to my dentist (who would?), but I think Nob Hill dental is as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to dental work. Thanks Nob Hill dental team!

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


Yelp didn’t steer me wrong on this place.  Just moved to the city and having to start all over again with finding dentists, dry cleaning, coffee shops, etc.   After years of braces and dental procedures, I absolutely dread going to the dentist, much less starting all over with a new dentist. They were so friendly and gave me a super thorough dental exam, even though I was probably seemingly stressed out. I’m actually happy to go to the dentist here and looking forward to the next visit. I love the online booking & text reminders!

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


Dr. Pham is one of the best dentist in San Francisco. I’ve had a lot of dental procedures done by various dentist and no one has been as thorough  and efficient as her. I fully trust her and her staff with all my future dental procedures. I also appreciate that she does not upsell you on procedures you do not need. I’ve also seen Dr. Lieu for cleaning and she is also great. The office is clean. There is water and coffee available as you wait your appointment.

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


Dr. Pham is very good. She takes the time to make sure everything is ok. I first went to her a few weeks ago and got a cleaning. Today I went and had four fillings. The staff is friendly. It’s a clean office. I still can’t feel my face right now. Dr. Pham was very gentle. My husband has been going to her for years. I’m glad I finally went in. Will keep going to her.   Update: Broke my tooth. Flossing. Ugh. So, Dr. Pham is really awesome on being able to see me same day. All I got to say is Rockstar! I’ve never had a dentist that I love as much as I do her.

Seema U. from Daly City, CA (Source: Yelp)


After a few dentists in San Francisco that weren’t that great, I was happy to find Nob Hill Dental and have been there 3 times (twice for biannual cleanings and once for a filling). The first time, I really liked the dental hygienist I had. Unfortunately I forgot his name but he was really thorough and the thing that set him apart was how well he explained things and offered tips and helpful advice. The hygienist the second time was fine too but a little more consistent with what I have seen elsewhere.  The hygienists do most of the cleaning and then Dr. Pham comes in towards the end to look over things and do a teeth check up. Unlike some dentists where there are a bunch of different dental assistants and things, I have usually just had the hygienist and then the dentist here (as far as I remember). . You can make appointments through ZocDoc but that doesn’t always show everything so it helps to call and see if they have a time that works for you. They are also open every other Saturday which is really convenient. And if you visit multiple times, all your insurance information is on record (permitting it is the same) which makes the appointments really fast. Parking in the neighborhood isn’t great but I found nearby spots each time I drove there (once on a Saturday and once on an early weekday afternoon).  I haven’t had to wait much for my appointments but if you do wait, there are plenty of magazines and also free WiFi.

Emily W. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pham is the best! 6 months ago, I went to another dentist that told me I needed a root canal for a cavity between my teeth. I was told that it couldn’t be filled, so I decided to wait until it hurt to have the root canal. I went to Dr. Pham for a cleaning and she told me she’d be able to fill the (now much deeper) cavity. Her expertise saved me $1,000, oral surgery, time off work, and a whole lot of stress. She and her staff were so kind to me when I was freaked out about the filling and Lisa the receptionist made a huge effort to get me the earliest appointment possible. Additionally, this is one of the only places in SF that will make a retainer for you if you didn’t get braces with them AND accepts orthodontic insurance (I called around 10 dentists and orthodontists)

David B. from Milwaukee, WI (Source: Yelp)


I lost a crown while on vacation in San Francisco. Passing by Dr. Pham’s office, I took a chance and walked in while my wife waited in our car across the street. Dr. Pham personally greeted me and squeezed me into the office where she did a beautiful job cleaning off the crown (which, thankfully was intact) as well as my tooth, insuring a perfect repair. She crated the crown in place and even flossed around it, making sure there were no sharp edges to cause future problems. I left the office half an hour after I arrived, and the repair was perfect. This was an exceptional experience and Dr Pham is pleasant and professional. Her staff was very skilled and worked seamlessly with the doctor.  If I lived in San Francisco I would not hesitate to make her my regular permanent dentist. Thanks again Dr Pham for a job well done!

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


Thank you Henry and Nob Hill Dental.  I’ve had great experiences with Nob Hill Dental and I now I have to share it.  I’ve been there several times for regular teeth cleanings and the place is great.  The office is professional, clean, and modern.  Dr. Pham is great and very professional.   However, I’m writing this 5 star review today because the individual at the Front Desk/Billing (Henry) went above and beyond to help me with an irregular insurance problem.  My insurance company was trying to bill me for an obscure reason and Henry spent hours of his own time to help me reverse the charges billed to me personally by the insurance company.  Thank you Henry for your excellent service and thank you Dr. Pham for your great work!

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


Came here for my first time today looking for a new dentist, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Dr. Pham did an excellent job with my cleaning. I experienced no unusual discomfort, and my teeth were a lot cleaner afterwards. Also, props to her for pausing to let me answer her small talk instead of expecting me to talk with tools in my mouth like other dentists. She and her assistant and receptionist were all extremely kind and answered all my questions. End your search for a new dentist and try this place out!

Ali G. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was in an emergency dental situation last weekend and Nob Hill Dental came to my rescue!! I had chipped my front tooth and was in panic mode midday on Saturday, so i began to look for a dentist who is open on a Saturday and began calling around. Nob Hill Dental responded to me almost immediately and within an hour had me in the office and getting examined. By 3:30 i was out and my tooth was completely fixed and looked great!! Dr. Pham was very gentle very professional and so willing to see me even though i was a new patient. I so appreciated how they fit me in on what could be there busiest day of the week! I truly would recommend this dental office, and I will be back as a regular client! Thanks again guys!!

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


I found Nob hill dental from Yelp/ZocDoc and saw so many reviews and thought it was too good to be true. A dental office that isn’t a bad experience? Never. I’ve been to my fair share of dental offices as I have moved a lot but I can say this has been the best. Henry is the friendliest and most helpful receptionist I’ve had before. He’s able to easily make small talk and remembered me the second time I visited, that doesn’t happen often in dental offices. I called in with a few questions one day after hours and he made sure to call me back immediately the next day to answer anything I needed. I think this is the first time I’ve had a call back before without leaving 5 million voicemails. The dental assistant I worked with, I cannot remember her name but will make sure to update next time I see her, was really helpful as well and made sure to be gentle. She talked me through everything she was doing and was patient while taking a series of xrays. Dr. Pham is extremely nice to talk to but doesn’t talk too much where it’s awkward to hold conversation when I have tools in my mouth. She’s extremely gentle and makes sure you’re comfortable while you are being taken care of. Dr. Pham takes her time with you to make sure all teeth are fully examined and all questions are answered. I think most dentists I’ve seen take 5 minutes, in and out, and don’t really take the time like Nob Hill Dental. Dr. Pham gives her honest opinion and isn’t in it for the money, again, something I can’t say about dentists I’ve visited in the past. I actually got my wisdom teeth taken out here. I’ve had numerous dentists tell me I need all 4 taken out ‘just in case’ but the surgeon that comes in every month to do extractions did not think it was necessary. I ended up only taking 1 out as the other 3 are fine where they are. I have full trust with this staff as they advise what is best for me and my teeth alone. The hours of this dentist are really great as well. Though weekend hours fill up fast it’s nice to have that option!   5+ stars and highly recommend this office!

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


I had my 6-month cleaning this morning, and just thought I’d update my Yelp review, since my last one was three years ago. The people at Nob Hill Dental are the best. Dr. Pham is so wonderful to work with (she’s so efficient and friendly), and I appreciate that Henry at the front desk is always so cheerful and remembers more than just my first name. I’ve had a busy month in terms of dental work, and it has been an easy and relatively painless experience (seriously though, I have very sensitive teeth and they are always super gentle). Scheduling time is never a problem, and my procedures are always on time. Their office is very calming and relaxing, and I really appreciate the soothing music and the current magazines (they offer the good guilty pleasures like Cosmo and People, not year old issues of Time). I’ve recommended them to everyone I know, and I will continue to vouch for their great work and welcoming demeanor.

Justin S. from Mill Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot belive my firts visit went as well as it did. I’m always very nervious when I go the dentist.  Dr. Maria Pham and her Amaizing staff were so kind and gentle it put me at ease I would highly recomed this Dental office to anyone. My friend Amy told me about nob hill dental and said they have done an Amaizing job for she and her boyfriend for years. Thanks again Nob hill Dental and Amy as well!!!!

Zach P. (Source: Zocdoc)


I recently moved to the city some months ago and prior to that hadn’t been to my old dentist in years! Fortunately I found ZocDoc and Dr. Pham. I had a new set of x-rays done being my first visit and then the cleaning & polishing. Dr. Pham was very informative and considerate. I mentioned some occasional sensitivity and after the cleaning she further inspected the tooth and explained possible causes (fortunately it was nothing). I highly recommend this office, the entire staff was very nice and Dr. Pham did a great job

Neil A. from Alameda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was late to my appointment by 15 minutes, Dr. Pham and the whole crew were still smiling when I came in. I had two fillings done. I also had a special condition at the time of the visit, extremely enlarged tonsils and Dr. Pham gave me lots of breaks to breathe because I would often choke on myself during the procedure. To top it off Henry had to give directions to someone who wanted to wait for me during the visit. They Definitely go above and beyond their duty here, always worth the visit.

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


I recently needed to switch dentists and discovered Dr. Pham because of other five-star reviews  on Yelp.   My first trip to see her was to fix a broken filling before I left for Asia the next day.  Not only did Nob Hill fit me in but they did it on a SATURDAY.  Very cool. After that experience and a routine cleaning today, I can see why everyone loves Nob Hill so much


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Singleton Smile Dental. Dr. Maria Pham is an Alameda dentist who works hard every day to provide her patients with honest, effective, and modern dentistry. In fact, our entire staff is focused on providing exceptional and attentive care. Our goal is simple: we want to earn your trust and your business by providing you and your family with friendly, "neighborhood" care. This means that we actually take the time to learn your name. We empower you to make informed decisions by helping you understand your oral health, and by taking a genuine interest in your well-being. Let us help you attain and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile! Dr. Pham is passionate about her career, and is a life-long learner. She participates in numerous continuing education courses each year to continually offer her patients the latest advancements in dentistry. She is dedicated to providing her Alameda patients with personalized, high quality dental care in a comfortable and caring environment. Dr. Pham is excited to welcome you to the Singleton Smile family and looks forward to getting to know you and your family too! We can’t wait to help your whole family achieve healthy, stunning smiles!