The Dentist Group
Josh Berd, DDS:
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The Dentist Group
Josh Berd, 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I can not compare Dr Berd to a poor dentist, because I’ve been fortunate enough to have excellent dental care for the majority of my adult life, but I can say that he is among the best dentists that I have encountered. First and foremost he is a masterfully skilled technician, and I have no complaints about the work that he has performed over the past two years – from wisdom tooth removal (performed rapidly and painlessly), to minor cavity repair and routine cleanings – all excellent and without incident. But as importantly, he is a brilliant conversationalist and it is quite easy to visit, despite the dentistly pressure to floss. The facility is ok. It is somewhat clean and contemporary… others are more impressive in the respect. The staff is kind and genuinely accommodating.

Marcos Martinez (Source: Google)


During COVID-19 this has been a seemless, effortless and surprisingly relaxing experience. Unfortunately, I do not have the front desk staff names, because there are no name tags, but they were friendly & competent and able to assist me when I walked in. I initiated the visit on their website. I was promptly taken to the work area for a dental cleaning by Alex. Dr Berd was professional and friendly and before I knew it the visit was over. Thanks to the staff, technology In the office and entertainment. The first visit was incredible! For my second visit, Norma placed me in a work area nearly immediately after walking in the door. Alex assisted Dr Berd with the crown fitting. We took a break after 15-20 minutes of prep work and in 60 or so minutes Dr. Berd came back with Alex to assist with fitting the crown comfortably. Dr. Berd was patient and caring, Alex was an incredible patient advocate, as I had a numb mouth and could not really feel my bite to ensure it was a comfy fit. And just like that, I have a new crown that looks very natural, pain free and comfortable fitting all from an office with incredible trained staff and friendly provider that has their own 4 legged furry mascot named Chip, you can follow on IG. Looking forward to my cleaning in March. If you are afraid of the dentist you should definitely give this office a visit. The experience will leave you feeling exhilarated and ready for your next cleaning!

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


He deserves the five star review.   I chose him because of his great reviews and he not only lived up to them but surpassed them. I hadn’t been to a dentist in about 15 years and he made me feel comfortable and cared about.  He was so easy to talk to and so eager to interest me in my teeth, what he was doing and what needed to be done in the future by being ENCOURAGING and even enthusiastic.  He explained everything that I wanted to know in great detail and terminology that I could understand and helped me make decisions about the cosmetic work I need.  I was quite scared and nervous when I got there but within minutes of meeting him I felt completely at ease and I knew I had found the right place. I can’t stop singing his praises but it would be unfair to single him out because he also has a fabulous staff of equally fabulous people who back him up.  The x-ray tech, I think her name was Irina was totally patient and compassionate and did everything she could to make me comfortable during a very uncomfortable process.  They simply rock and quite frankly I’m amazed they don’t have a year long waiting list to get in.

Laura S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Berd is great!!! Caring, considerate, and trustworthy. He takes the time to explain everything and personally address all your concerns. I had x-rays, a cleaning, and he advised that I have all four wisdom teeth removed. I was very hesitant about this and had a lot of questions, but he took the time to carefully explain why and how it is done, and what would happen if I left them in. He also has very good visuals, which I loved. (You may want to skip this if you are the “rather not know” type). Very reasonable prices and he works well with your insurance.

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


Josh is an amazing dentist. I shouldn’t be surprised since I’ve known him for over 10 years and he’s an amazing person.. so he should be an amazing dentist, right?! Even with this logic, I am  impressed with his professional demeanor and skilled treatment. I don’t particularly enjoy going to the dentist, and Josh has made every effort to make me as comfortable as possible. As a patient of his for the past three years, I can say that he is a skilled dentist, gentle but thorough, and I am thankful he’s practicing in San Francisco and I can continue as his patient! Plus… he’s an amazing person!

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


I originally went to Dr. Berd because my previous dentist quickly became somebody whose opinions I no longer trusted. I came to him with a rather distrustful attitude and skepticism. But he laid all my concerns to rest! He addressed all of my concerns, was extremely patient and helpful and also gave me the best dental cleaning I have ever had. Usually, with any cleanings I have had in the past, my gums would be sore for a week and this time around, they weren’t sore at all! He also helped fit me for a nightguard and fitted me properly. It was an easy, pleasant experience. Anybody looking for a new dentist should consider Dr. Berd.

Alex F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today I had a dental checkup and cleaning with Dr. Berd and it was great. Aside from the fact that he is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, what really impressed me is how passionate he is for dentistry. It’s one thing to go to a dentist, or any professional, that is good at what they do, but when they are passionate as well, it’s a world of a difference. I also really enjoyed the fact that Dr. Berd didn’t just clean my teeth in ‘autopilot’ mode just going through the motions. He explained what he was doing as he was doing it, noted areas that showed signs of brushing too hard (and he was right), and gave me tips on brushing techniques specific to the situation in MY mouth e.g. what areas in my mouth I need to focus on more when I brush, and what areas I need to chill out on a bit. I’ve never had such detailed attention and advice from any dentist, and I’ve gone to many great dentists over the years. All in all, Dr. Berd is a pleasure to be around, knows what he’s doing, and will give you the best personalized care you can imagine. He is definitely my new permanent dentist!

Clarke D. from Concord, MA (Source: Yelp)


All of the previous reviewers are dead on.  Dr. Josh is the MAN.  I hadn’t been to a dentist in a really long time, so naturally I was nervous about it, but as soon as I met him I was instantly at ease.  I mean, dude had Babylon By Bus (Bob Marley) playing in the background, how could it not put me at ease? I can’t really add more to what people have already said, other than it was without a doubt the most thorough, gentle, and educational visit to the dentist I’ve ever had.  He explained everything he was doing in the simplest terms and for once I actually understood, not to mention actually doing the cleaning himself.  So many other places you have to work your way up through a series of assistants until the actual dentist breezes in and says “Yep, looks good!  Cash or credit?” I also really like the fact that his office is going green in lots of ways, including using technology to cut down on the massive paper waste that is rampant in most health care industries.  They are going to text me the day before my next appointment.  Not a big deal to some but I like it.  I also like his involvement in dental care outreach for the homeless.  Awesome. So in short I can’t believe I actually had a positive experience at the dentist.  He has a customer for life with me, and my girlfriend is already saying she wants to switch.  My advice is get in there now, I have a feeling this guy is going to book up fast.

Michael L. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to a dentist in close to 5 years.  I found out that Dr. Berd was very close to my job, and after reading the raving reviews, decided it was time to make an appointment.  I do not regret my decision!  In a short amount of time I have grown very comfortable with him and the hygienists working on my teeth and gums.  They are all so knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and up-to-date with technology.  The receptionist Heather is also very helpful and kind.  I have had two cleanings, a filling, and wisdom tooth extraction in a just a few short months as they have helped me get caught up on all the years I did not go to the dentist.  I would highly recommend going to see Dr. Berd if you are in search of a dentist.

Chelsea B. from Maryland (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Berd and his team are awesome! I’ve been seeing him since 2011 and I’ve referred a number of people and all have had a great experience. When I was first looking for a new dentist I was extremely skeptical as I had gone through a couple of other dentists who seemed to tell me everything was wrong with my mouth. Dr. Berd isn’t like that. What I really like about him is that he’s conservative in his recommendations. Not the nickle-and-dime type that many dentists are. He tells you what you need done and why and how long you can wait it out if you need to financially. He’s also very engaging and likes to get to know his patients, which I appreciate. There is nothing worse that a doctor with bad bedside manner. Dr. Berd has done a lot of work for me – several cavities, my wisdom teeth and most recently a crown. All have gone smoothly. I waited 1.5 years between appointments once (I know, horrible!), and one of his hygienists spent a ton of extra time with me making sure my teeth were completely clean. No up-charge. Couple of other cool things: You can make appointments online and he’s open some Saturdays, which is awesome for those that can’t get away during work. He has two offices which makes seeing him even more convenient. And his office is pretty high tech. Oh and you get to wear sunglasses instead of goggles when he’s working on you 🙂 Key takeaway: He’s a great dentist, has a great team and you will always know what you’re going to be billed for ahead of time, no surprises! I highly recommend seeing Dr. Berd!

Karina A. from Concord, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very thorough cleaning! I had my 1st patient cleaning today and Dr. Berd was very warm, welcoming, and very informative. He explained everything in detail and made me understand exactly why I needed to do. He was also incredibly efficient. I was in and out in 1 hour, without the help of a dental assistant. Also, high marks to the receptionist for outlining my payment for the next visit beforehand. (I feel horrible, I forgot her name!) I have had issues in the past with receptionists giving me incorrect information, but she seemed like she knew what was what. Overall, very high marks! Oh, and you get a dental kit if you check in on yelp. I didn’t know that.

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


The most important thing for me when going to the dentist is that I’m comfortable during whatever I get done and that I know what is being done is what is necessary. I’ve been avoiding this visit for almost 15 years, and initially went to another dentist in the city. After a so-so visit I asked around, and Josh Berd came highly recommended from several people. I decided to go there instead, and I have not regretted it. Location is great, staff is very kind and Josh is very straight to the point. No unnecessary small talk, clear instructions and efficient work. I’ve just come out from two hours in the chair getting things fixed, and I cannot put a finger on anything I would have wanted differently. As for a visit to the dentist goes, I have to say this was pretty great. I have a bunch of other teeth that needs work, and now I’m almost looking forward to it. Oh, and prices seem relatively low for the city. I would highly recommend Dr Berd and his team.

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


I recently had another exceptional visit to Dr. Berd’s office for my routine examination.  From the ability to schedule online, wonderful receptionists and a convenient location, Dr. Berd provides far and away the best experience I’ve had to date. For the second time, I had the absolute pleasure to receive a checkup from the wonderful Dr. Helen De Francesco.  She is extremely kind and professional, and always makes me feel welcome in her chair.  Examinations are thorough and straight to the point but with a little good humor peppered in.  She is very clear about any issues she finds, and always takes the time to answer my (stupid) questions regarding dental hygiene (yes, like you fellow Yelper, I don’t floss enough).  Knowing I’ll be visiting her makes going to the dentist something to look forward to and I will specifically request her in the future.  I have definitely found my family’s dentist once and for all!  See you in six months!

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


I’ve been going to Dr. Berd for about 3 years now, and I can’t say enough good things about the experience. I’ve had terrible dentists for most of my adult life, and I so stoked that I finally have a dentist that doesn’t make me dread going! Dr. Berd (and his awesome staff) are super friendly, professional, and extremely talented at what they do. I always enjoy catching up with him as well. I had a wisdom tooth removed about a year ago, a process that thoroughly freaked me out. The entire process, from consultation to recover check up was probably the most painless dental experience I’ve had. Both locations are super convenient to my work and home, which is a nice bonus considering I’d make the trek anywhere in town to not hate going to the dentist. Definitely recommend!

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


I have decided to write this review because I was so thoroughly impressed with Dr. Helen De Francesco and my overall experience. I had some unpleasant dealings with dental visits in the past so I was looking for a new dentist and feeling quite nervous after not having had a check up in over 2 years. But I am so pleased with my choice to give Dr. De Francesco a try! To begin with, the entire staff at The Dental Group was friendly, professional, and went out of their way to welcome me as a new patient. Dr. De Francesco made me feel at ease right away. She took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. I never felt rushed. She and her staff did such a thorough job throughout my check up/x rays/cleaning and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. Dr. De Francesco has that gift of combining an obvious expertise in her field while also showing a great deal of empathy to her patients. I have to add that I love the look of the office. It is so tastefully decorated that one might forget they were in a medical setting. All the equipment is top of the line and brand new. I will definitely be returning to see Dr. De Francesco and will be recommending her to all my friends and colleagues in need of a new dentist.

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


I initially visited Dr. Berd after suffering the dreaded front tooth chip.  I received a strong recommendation and have been thrilled with the results and the ongoing care I have received.  As soon as you step foot in the office, the natural anxiety subsides. With the modern finishes and impressive technology integration.  The option to select your choice of music or choose a Netflix show to watch is awesome! The technology integration makes the time fly and relaxes me as a patient, but more importantly, the care and results are spectacular!  Dr. Berd genuinely cares about taking care of his patients and takes his time to ensure that I am comfortable and involved in the process. I love my smile again thanks to Dr. Berd and I can’t thank him and his staff enough for the thoughtful care that they have provided me!

Whitney S. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to see Dr. Berd for 2 to 3 years now and every single time I am treated with above and beyond patient care. I suffer from TMJ and in my late teens I ended up having my jaw muscles lock while my mouth was open at the dentist. It was an awful experience resulting in me completely being terrified of going to the dentist again. About 8-10 years later, I knew it was time. I have been grinding my teeth at night in my sleep since I was a kid and if I didn’t take care of it now, I knew I’d be in a bad place. I went to Dr. Berd after the recommendation from a coworker as their (old) office was right next to ours. I explained my concerns and was met with absolute understanding and care. Every person who has cleaned my teeth was kind and gentle. Dr. Berd and Dr. Helen are fantastic. I can’t recommend this office enough and thank them for their outstanding customer service.

Whitney Stutes (Source: Google)


Dr. Berd and his staff are absolutely amazing. I’ve been going to him for 3 years now and I’m always happy with the care I’m given. I have a fear of the dentist and my first visit to them, they made sure to take care and talk me through all the processes. I followed them even when they moved offices because I was so happy with the care I receive every time I go. I always recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist!

Tim W. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Berd, his office and his team are simply exceptional. From the very first conversation to make my appointment with the front desk my experience has been nothing but easy, friendly and pleasant. As a nervous patient the team help to put my mind at ease providing a super clean calming environment with easy listening music, visible high standards in hygiene and sanitation and most of all a noticeable commitment to ensuring that my visit was as comfortable as possible. It’s obvious when you walk in that there is a commitment to modern best dental practice but most importantly is the friendly genuine warmth you feel from everyone when you arrive. If your looking for a great experience especially if your a little nervous when visiting the dentist this is the place for you. I cannot speak more highly about every aspect of my visits.

Sorcha Vaughan (Source: Google)


Good dentist who follows Covid protocols. Hand sanitizer is available when you walk in, they take your temperature, everyone is wearing masks, and they make you fill out a Covid form before entering the office. If you cancel your appointment due to possible Covid exposure they have you send in negative test results before you can make an appointment. They also have a cute therapy dog in the office. Dentist has Netflix available to watch to distract you (I’m not a huge fan of this as it makes me feel motion sick but will help others to distract themselves). They quickly sorted out a discrepancy in the amount I payed vs. the amount insurance covered and credited it back to my card. Would recommend Dr. Josh Berd and his team.

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


What I commend most about my visit was that I  felt comfortable about my dental issues. Dr. Berd made me feel at ease with the fact that there was an issue but it was nothing we couldn’t fix with a little attention and care. It was very evident that he had a passion for educating his patients about oral health instead of just producing endless fillings. A crown that was placed on a year before by a previous dentist was causing my gums extreme pain. Due to poor previous experiences in the  dental chair, I was very apprehensive about trips to the dentist. However, once I came across the Dentist Group, a visit with Dr. Berd has completely changed my outlook of dentistry. Once Dr. Berd took a look at my irritated tooth, he took me step by step through the process of relieving the pain. Not only did his nice staff create a very comfortable environment prior to any procedures, unlike any other dentist I’ve ever visited, Dr. Berd took his time to break down every procedure to explain every little detail until I felt so comfortable I felt I could do it on myself **although I knew better to leave it to the doctors. Not only do I appreciate the ambiance but his work is the absolute best! He saved my tooth, was able to perfect my new crown size and placement, and brought my gums back to its healthy state. I couldn’t have asked for more. All in all, my visit with Dr. Berd made me realize that my oral negligence was something I could have absolutely prevented had I found a doctor like Josh that cares for their craft and patients to the extent he does. If you want the best dentist experience, Dr. Berd is your guy. ***Huge bonus: their modern office with Kittea next door.

Taylor S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


After spending the last two years trying to find a reasonable dentist in SF, I used Yelp and ended up in Dr. Berds office.  He was very comforting, thorough and explanatory.  I went in for a check-up and two days later to remove a cavity.  The procedure was smooth, painless and surprisingly fast.  Three days later my teeth feel and look amazing.  He discussed my insurance options and negotiated his own price in order to help spread my dental options.  With his help my money went a long way.  I recommend Dr. Berd to anybody who hasn’t seen a dentist in a while and is finally ready to commit.  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually enjoyed my experience at the dentist and have no fears about going back….Dr. Berds the man!

Jenn C. (Source: Google)


Dr. Berd is amazing. His staff is fabulous too. I had not seen a dentist in a really long time and he made me feel comfortable and outlined a clear plan to fix my teeth including a cosmetic issue I have with a problematic repair that happened on my front tooth when I broke off in an accident many years ago. He’s incredibly gentle and skilled and has a great chair side manner that instantly puts you at ease. He and his staff are well above the norm in caring about you as a client and even though I have a series of procedures to have done I actually look FORWARD with happy anticipation to make my visits. How many people can honestly say that about a DENTIST? I think that should speak volumes about these fantastic people considering that my three visits so far have been first checkup and xrays, then fillings, then today it was deep cleaning and scaling. I’m not even sore and he didn’t even need to numb me for the deep cleaning, he’s that good. Seriously. Had I not been so scared I would probably have done this much much sooner.

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


Dr. Berd and his staff.  OMG.  What an amazing team.  They tolerated me twice making a boo boo.  This is my 2nd visit to their office.  First time was on Geary, but it was a tad far for me.  And I ended up being late because of traffic and parking.  And with my luck, the same happened in downtown.  I was 30 minutes late, wandering the streets of downtown, because I thought they were on Beale, when they were really on Spear.  I probably called their receptionist like 4 times, asking for help.  They have a nice location in downtown.  Its in the back of building, through the courtyard, but everything was bright, nice and clean.  Dr. Berd was super as ever.  Very social, has a very calming vibe to him and he took care of me super quick.  Even with my late butt.  He warned me a few times, that it may hurt when he was getting the plague off me, but it didn’t.  Very gentle, just like his voice.  And people, I do have a fear of the dentist.  I’ve never had a lot of cavities or issues with my teeth, but there’s something about those tools they chisel with, and that drill sound from the cleaner.  That’s why I still haven’t watched the horror movie called The Dentist.  I fear the dentist and clowns, but Dr. Berd, I ain’t afraid of.  He’ll make you feel super welcomed and very much at home.

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


I have been flying to Los Angeles to visit my dentist for the last year because I didn’t want to go to just any new dentist. That’s right, I’ve literally done day trips just for the dentist. Last week everything changed when I visited Dr. Berd for a basic cleaning. Not only did I feel refreshed the entire week after my cleaning, but I felt like he actually cared about my teeth and my well being, rather than just “nexting” me to the next patient like many of my friend’s doctors do. And the nurse was so sweet! Josh was pleasant, gentle (BIG PLUS), well-rounded and made me feel comfortable. I have to say that I’m not dreading my next visit…. Thanks, Doc!

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


Dr. Berd and his team are the reason I believe in dentists once again. Generally I had a more than terrible experience with my previous visits to numerous dentists, which did a poor job and my teeth health suffered terribly from that. The good news is I found Dr. Berd and now he’s treating all my poorly done root canals, crowns and previous fillings. Yep, he’s redoing almost everything in my mouth. I am very happy whit the progress so far! Some reasons why I really like dr. Josh: He is very professional, explains all procedures in advance and is extremely patient. He took a complete digital radiograph pictures of my teeth and examined them on a 24″ monitor so that I could see as well what the problems were (which he explained to me in details). After a major step they take a digital radiograph (which means less exposure and much more details) to verify that everything is ok. If not, the go and fix it. Dr. Berd is very skilled and patient when working on your teeth, which I really admire him for. I can tell that he is really a perfectionist and loves what he does 🙂 On the regular things as customer service, payment and general atmosphere in the clinic (the one on Geary Blvd) — everything is top-notch. You’ll never feel any pain, they play your favorite music and everybody is extremely nice. I highly recommend Dr. Josh Berd to any that is in doubt.

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


Dr. Berd & his staff are awesome!
Admittedly, I had not been to the dentist for a while, so I had some anxiety about becoming established again. Dr. Berd came highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Berd made sure I understood exactly what the procedure involved and that I was completely comfortable  throughout.  It was so quick & painless I couldn’t believe it.  He even called to check how am I feeling after one of my procedures. I was truly amazed with kindness. I’m happy that I found this office. Dr. Berd & his staff are a great match for me. They are genuinely friendly and the environment is fun & upbeat. It’s clear that they care. I would love to mention that Dr. Berd every once in the while travels to economically poor countries to help with his practice and knowledge. It is important to find a person that cares about what they do. I did! Thank you!

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


Amazing dental practice in every way. Honestly, the first dentist that I do not ever dread of visiting because 3 reasons. One, Dr. Berd is very honest and straight forward. I’ve been to dental practices that want to fix all 30,000 of my teeth, but Dr. Berd addresses only tooth that really requires attention unlike some others. Two, Dr. Berd has great bedside manners. He’s very patient and explains the entire process of what needs to be done and how they are going to complete it as opposed to just rushing you through like a number. And his cleaning and fillings do not hurt like hell. Three, the front desk, Heather, is super friendly and very competent with insurance. What is described to you and what you are ultimately billed is exactly the same. I’ve been to dental offices that tell me one price and when the bill comes later, everything’s a surprise. So it’s really refreshing to see competency at the insurance billing department. Four, the dental assistants are awesome. They do a kick-ass job of cleaning, preparation and explaining everything. They even taught me how to floss. Can you believe it? After flossing for 50 years, this old geezer finally realized that he has been doing it wrong for the last 50 years!! Okay, maybe not 50, but for a long time. Five, this office has all the modern equipment like in-chair x-ray and onscreen display and the likes. In short, 5 reasons is a bit more than 3 reasons, but it had to be said because this is a very well run practice. Dr. Berd is a great dentist who is surrounded with very competent staff in a very modern facility. I have since referred my wife here as well because of my confidence in Dr. Berd. I know by my positive review and all others before me that his schedule may be even harder to book, but I think everyone should have access to a great and honest dentist. And Dr. Berd fits the bill completely.

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


I hadn’t been to dentist in 5+ years, I’m glad I decided to start going again and that I chose Dr. Berd. After our initial patient exam we scheduled a few more sessions and dare I say, I’m Excited. Dr. Berd does a phenomenal job both in technical aspects of his work as well as socially making you feel comfortable.  I never felt like I was being nagged about bad habits, nor did I have that awkward experience where most dentists try to talk to you with three things in your mouth and you have no means to reply. Instead i felt like I was having focused work being done, and after we wrapped up he did a great job explaining what next steps should be taken and why, it felt like geeking out with a dentist nerd.

Ashley C. from Brentwood, TN (Source: Yelp)


In my 32 years on this earth, I have been to many dentists.  Dr. Josh Berd is by far the best!  Extremely easy to make an appointment on his website.  He and his staff are very welcoming and pleasant to deal with.  In respect to the cleanings and x-rays, Dr.  Berd is very professional and personable.  He has great stories during the cleanings so things aren’t awkward.  He also gives good restaurant recommendations. I also like that he gives warning before something might pinch a bit!  Nothing worse than the element of surprise during a dental experience! I’ve recommended some of my friends as well as my husband to Dr. Berd’s practice.  They’re all converts!

Mara B. from Lakewood, CO (Source: Yelp)


Like most people, I don’t enjoy visiting the dentist, but have found Dr. Berd and his staff to be great. In the past 2 years I’ve probably been there 2-3 times, for cleanings as well as for a filling (or two).  The front desk staff has consistently been friendly and helpful; the dental hygienists did a good job of cleaning my teeth, and Dr. Berd was thorough when he comes in to do the exam. He did my fillings which went well. He also did the initial cleaning when I was a new patient, which I thought was a nice personal welcome to his practice. His office is clean and the rooms are comfortable. He seems to care about his patients and the staff seem happy to be there, which is all I really care about in a dentist.

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


I’ve only gone to his practice once but was very pleased. I didn’t wait long at all. Everyone was very friendly and compassionate. HE IS HONEST! This is the best quality a dentist can have. Over the years I have had some bad experiences with dishonest dentists trying to sell me unnecessary procedures and fill my mouth with holes and silver. The last dentist I went to before Dr. Berd tried to tell me that I needed 7 fillings. I knew this was not true because I had been to another dentist less than a year prior and she only recommended 1 filling. Now I never trust dentists so if I am not in any kind of pain I always ask for some kind of proof that I need the procedures. Dr. Berd was happy to and was able to show me proof in the X-rays and able to physically show me the cavities that he recommended that I have filled. He did not try to sell me on 7 cavities.

Monica Q. from Mountain View, CA (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommended! I have been going to Dr. Berd for almost 5 years and keep enjoying it every time. It’s very common to dread going to a doctor appointment or getting a dental procedure, but it’s quite the opposite with Dr. Berd and his team. Everything looks nice, clean and polished in their new Gough location. Sandi, my hygienist is very amicable, thorough on her cleanings and very informative on next steps (eek! flossing…) Dr. Berd is very professional, super approachable and kind to explain in simple terms any issue that I might be having. And I highlight he is very patient as I tend to be a person who asks a lot of questions 🙂 I keep recommending him to all of my friends in need for a dentist.

Kobsupang R. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for 2 years now and I’m very happy with the services and the team. I had some filling done this year by Dr. Berd and am happy with the result, it looks very natural. The whole team is very friendly and I feel very well taken care of. Huge shout out to the front desk (I forgot her name) and Elise (my awesome hygienist!) for always doing such a wonderful job and my teeth and gum have been in a much healthier shape than they were prior coming here. Elise always got Netflix and had Friends ready for me so nothing negative to say about her at all! I highly recommend Dr. Berd and Elise. I honestly used to hate seeing the dentist and hygienist because they were rough on my teeth and gum but this team completely changed my attitude. I also loved getting the laser gum therapy after each cleaning. I would definitely recommend everyone to go for it if it’s in your budget because it costs extra, but so worth it. Bonus point and another shoutout to Chip the therapy dog for entertaining me and other patients 🙂.

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


I have been a client here for almost a year. I moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles and was looking for a new dentist. I have had horror experiences at the dentist so I’m very picky with where I go. Gratefully, my coworker recommended Dr. Berd and Dr. Helen DeFrancesco. Dr. Berd and Dr. Helen DeFrancesco are very hospitable, caring, and do an excellent job. They are effective and at the same time mindful of the pain that you may experience during the procedures. When they recommend additional treatments, they email the treatment plan afterward to give you a scope of what it will cost you  and let you decide if you want to move forward with their recommendations. The office is very clean and modern. The rest of the team is welcoming. There is a cute office dog that visits all the patients. I like that they give you sunglasses and let you choose something to watch on Netflix during the procedure.


As a native of San Francisco, Dr. Berd is dedicated to serving his community! He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry with honors for Excellence in Aesthetics and Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Berd was also awarded the The Endowment for Promise as a Dental Educator, and appointed to Faculty at the University of Pacific, where he teaches Dental Anatomy to first year students. Dr. Berd is passionate about volunteering with Project Homeless Connect, a non-profit effort providing free dental care to San Francisco's 8,000 homeless. He also donates time to the Community Dental Health Committee of the San Francisco Dental Society, which helps organize Crowns for Kids and Remote Area Medical missions.