Washington Square Park Dental
Jared Pool, DDS:
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Washington Square Park Dental
Jared W. Pool, 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

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


The entire staff is incredibly friendly. They take care to make the experience as painless as possible. Hell, the experience was almost fun. I was referred to them by my girlfriend and a couple of neighborhood friends who praised the place. I’m a bartender with no insurance so they worked with me allowing for installments. They called to make sure there were no problems with their work. I was a new customer who needed a good amount of fillings. I will be a regular for life. Or at least as long as I live in the city. Tremendous.

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


I’d imagine that just like most folks I’ve never exactly enjoyed going to the dentist. And while that will probably never truly change I must say that I’ve never had a better dental experience since I’ve become a patient at Washington Square Park Dental. Unlike most of your typical dental offices (think sterile fluorescent lighting, copies of Highlights magazine, etc.) when you first walk through the door the environment is immediately welcoming, lively and modern. The space is very tastefully outfitted which I’m always attuned to no matter where I am but have never experienced at any other dental office. Setting aside the space and the lovely service at the front desk the real differentiator comes down to your experience “in the chair.” Not only have I found all of the dental practitioners at the office to be extremely personable and likable, they each go out of their way to make you comfortable. They have always been extremely gentle while going about their work and the office also has ceiling-mounted televisions above each of the dental chairs which streams Hulu making for a nice distraction The last thing I’ll say is amongst the most important of all which is these are healthcare practitioners, not salespeople. I don’t know what’s happened to the dental industry in my lifetime but it has gone from a seemingly honest practice when I was growing up to an experience feeling much more like a used car lot at many many other offices where production and high pressure sales are always more important that the patient. Not a whole lot more to say here other than I’d recommend this office for anyone that lives in the city and is willing to head to North Beach for their dental needs. Don’t know that I’ll every look forward a check up at the dentist, but I must say that this is the best spot I’ve ever come across and I’m not going anywhere else.

Marg S. from Charlottetown, Canada (Source: Yelp)


On October 11, 2012, I arrived in San Francisco. During my first dinner in Little Italy I broke a piece off a tooth. The break left what felt like a huge crater, and while I was not in pain, I knew I had to get it fixed if I were to truly enjoy my first and long anticipated visit to this beautiful city. The only person I knew in SF suggested that I consult Yelp, and with the help of Oscar, owner of the friendly face behind the desk at my hotel, I found the Washington Square Park Dental clinic. It was very near my hotel, and was favorably reviewed. I was at their reception desk at 8 the next morning. I explained my situation to two very friendly ladies and was told that Dr. Pool would see me at 11 We left, did another errand, explored a bit, then phoned at 10:15 as we had been asked to do in case I could get in earlier. Eleven was still good.When I came back, I was greeted warmly and asked to wait a couple of minutes. And it was only a couple of minutes. I had an x-ray, experienced a painless repair, and left in less than 30 minutes after some friendly chatter with Dr. Pool and the ladies at the front. I had Dr. Pool’s card in case I had any further problems. On the back of the card were the names of four recommended restaurants, all within walking distance. (We tried three of the four, and enjoyed them all.) The clinic is bright, modern, and physically very appealing. The people I dealt with were–without exception–warm, compassionate, and professional. If one must go to a strange dentist in a strange clinic in a strange city, I highly recommend this one. And I were ever to live in SF, I would make this my clinic of choice. From a grateful Canadian, thank you to everyone at Washington Square Park Dental.

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


I never really thought I would be reviewing my dentist on yelp, but apparently I have nothing better to do this evening other than watch Sex and the City and browse yelp, so I thought I would give this place some well-deserved props.   First off, this dental practice is simply woooonderful.  Going to the dentist has never been my favorite, but Washington Square Park Dental has far exceeded my expectations of what a dental experience could be. The office is ridiculously nice, the staff is so friendly, and there are TV’s on the ceiling!  Ummm this is what every dental office should be like!  I actually found this place on Yelp after my previous dentist told me I had nine cavities.  NINE!?  I somehow went from zero to nine?!  I think not.  I mean fine, I hadn’t been to a dentist for a good year, but I brush my teeth I promise!  Anyway, I get to Washington Square Park Dental and Dr. Pool informs me that I have only 3 cavities!  Best news of my LIFE!  Not going to lie, I was scared out of my mind about this whole “filling” process (a shot? in my mouth? WHAT??), but getting fillings turned out to be…noooot so bad.  Success!  Dr. Pool was super gentle, explained everything he was going to do to my mouth, and instantly put me at ease.   Since my filling experience and a teeth cleaning, I decided to have a consultation about Invisalign as my teeth are not as straight as I would like them to be, even after two stints of braces.  Currently I’m on my 2nd month of Invisalign and it’s honestly been a seamless, simple, and surprisingly pleasant experience.  Dr. Pool was very transparent about the entire process and during my consultation he explained the logic and technology behind Invisalign… which is actually kind of fascinating.  I have been super impressed with the results after only 2 months!   I would absolutely recommend anyone to Washington Square Park Dental.  The entire staff is incredibly professional and the service is one-of-a-kind.  This dental office is seriously setting the bar high for what other dental offices should aspire to be.

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


I just had my teeth cleaned and x-rays at Washington Square Park Dental, by Dr. Jared Pool.  He provided an excellent cleaning on my teeth.  I felt very relaxed and at ease with Dr. Pool and his staff.  The office is aesthetically pleasing and is in a a cute and convenient location.  I am happy to have found Dr. Pool and his dentist “lounge.”

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


I LOVE this place so much. Have been getting all my dental work here since 2014 and couldn’t recommend it more. I don’t even think they are in network for my insurance and I still don’t want to go anywhere else. It’s clean, the front desk is friendly, kind, and helpful, and everyone I’ve seen there is wonderful. I love watching TV on the ceiling while getting my teeth cleaned — such an added plus you don’t even realize it. While I’ve seen most of the dentists there and liked(Dr. Pool, ), I’ve only ever gone  for my cleanings. He is THE BEST. So kind, efficient, thorough yet gentle, I could rave all day about him. He doesn’t rip your mouth apart and is just fantastic. This dental office sets the bar very high!

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


What a great office, cozy, modern, professional, painless! I booked an appointment here because I’m new to town and it was time for a 6-month cleaning and regular checkup.  Thanks to Yelp for helping me find Washington Square Park Dental! 🙂 The office is clean, modern, and most importantly it doesn’t make you feel like you are in a dental office.   I appreciated the phone call from the doctor 24 hours in advance to talk about any concerns I may have.  During the visit each patient is given headphones and a choice of shows to watch on a TV mounted on the ceiling.  This helps ease the discomfort of an oral exam and teeth cleaning.   I’m glad that I’ve found Washington Square Park Dental and have made it my permanant dentist.

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


Beautiful office, with an amazing team it doctors and dental hygienists to match. Everyone is so sweet! They’ll remember everything you talked about a year later, and feel very personalized. The office itself features all new technology, they even have TV’s above each chair to watch anything you’d like an take your mind away from the routine clean or filling. Love this place, and always happy to drive across the city to come back. Thanks for being the best 

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


Let me just start by saying, I f#cking hate going to the dentist. So much so, that I left an infected root canal rotting in my mouth for two years which ultimately, had to be extracted! I had been to Washington Square Dental for teeth cleanings only prior to my first treatment with Dr. Poole. I was beyond impressed and that’s one hell of a compliment coming from a dentist hater! Dr. P was aware of my dental phobia and I felt he went to great lengths to make me feel comfortable. He explained the procedure ahead of time and then updated me at pivotal points. I loved that they have a TV screen in the ceiling so I was completely distracted during the procedure while I caught up on some Netflix shows! Dr. Poole called me the next day to check in to see how I was doing which I thought was very nice.  I’ve since seen Dr. Poole a second time for my crown. Again, he didn’t disappoint. It was a lengthy procedure but I was grateful that I didn’t need to make a second trip. Crown looks great and the procedure wasn’t painful at all. Highly recommend Dr. Poole, especially if you need some hand holding on the dentist chair!!

Hal C. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


To preface this review, I’m a young adult that moved to SF 5 years ago and skipped the whole “becoming an adult and finding new doctors and dentists” thing, so I obviously went into a mad panic the second that my wisdom teeth started hurting. In the midst of my panic, I decided that adults maybe Yelp dentists? No clue, let me know if anyone knows a different method. Thankfully I stumbled upon WSPD, they got me in for an appt 3 days later for a consult, and when the pain was unbearable, they got me in the SAME DAY without being pissed about my “dental emergency needs!” In quotation marks because it ended up being less life or death than I had previously thought. Everyone from the receptionists to the owner, Dr. Pool were so nice and calm and helpful with my general terror and hatred for dentists/dentist offices. Unfortunately, since I had waited 6+ years to see a dentist, I may need a root canal…. Which is the worst news ever but for some reason when Dr. Pool told me that it didn’t seem like a big deal? He also made me feel like my watching Food Truck Wars on their ceiling TV (so cool) was a really beneficial and instrumental part of their tooth repair process. So nonetheless I felt like I could probably become a dentist after that. Another big plus: their office doesn’t smell like a dentist office! It smells kind of like cinnamon, which relieved a big part of my dental office hate induced anxiety. Bottom line, I was told I need to fix a bunch of things in my mouth and I’m confident that these doctors, dental hygienists etc… have me in great hands! So I guess you CAN use Yelp to find doctors to be an adult! Go me!

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


I came here based on a friend’s recommendation and am very pleased with my experience!! The office was clean, staff were extremely friendly and I overall felt really calm and comfortable. You can even watch shows on Hulu while they clean. I had a cleaning and the dental hygienist was really nice and thorough in explaining my x-rays and provided great brushing/flossing tips. The dentist is so friendly and again explained any procedures that have to be done and teeth she’s watching. I highly recommend coming here and trust them to take good care of my teeth!

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


Super attentive and create a very relaxing atmosphere. (I hate going to the dentist, so that’s important.) Returned for a second opinion after trying out a new practice and am extraordinarily happy I went back. Got an understandable treatment plan – and it made sense. (I am a physician so I value such things.) Go – and your teeth will have an easy time of it – and you will too.

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


This is by far the best dentist I have had in the city. I initially came here after I visited two other dentist that had tried to rip me off with invisalign. 12K for invisalign – you smokin’ crack! I actually found this dentist because of my addiction called Groupon, and soooo glad they were running a deal at the time as this was the start of our amazing relationship. I live – what seems like – the other side of the world (Twin peaks) and gladly make the drive to NOBE to see Dr. Pool. He is such a awesome guy and really easy to be relaxed around. His communication is great and really goes into detail of whats going in your mouth – good or bad. Because I’m all about tech (huge nerd) really LOVE the TV’s in the ceiling. Put some family guy on with some laughing gas and you just completely forget where your at while crying from how funny the show is (albeit completely high off the gas). One downfall was when I originally came here,d, invisalign (to correct my bite from grinding from stress) and then my veneers. When she left I was handed over to an equally amazing guy – Dr. Pool.

Leah K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Never did I think I would be excited to go to the dentist.  WSP is a clean, modern and fun environment with some of the best people working there.  Oh, and they give a really excellent teeth cleaning!   My experience from walking in the office to checking out after the appointment is consistently way above average.  The front desk is always extremely friendly, oftentimes even drawing upon a conversation or life event we discussed during my last visit.   The actual cleaning can’t really be compared to an average dentist appointment.  I sit back and catch up on my Modern Family episodes with very little discomfort or pain. I frequently have Julianna cleaning my teeth, and she quick, so pleasant and very knowledgable when I have any questions about my teeth. Dr. Pool is just the best!  He is super approachable and knows his stuff.  I have never learned so much about my teeth than in in my WSP appointments!  My hygiene has most definitely improved since seeing Dr. Pool based on his recommendations.  It has really paid off. I recently moved to San Diego, but yes, will still be traveling back to San Francisco to see friends, and… to get my teeth cleaned.

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


This office is by far the best dental practice I’ve ever been to in my 50+ yeasts. Not only is the team friendly, professional and very qualified but the office is state of the art.   They build crowns in the office while you wait. I had one built and it fit perfectly and was an ideal color match. No metal components in the crown and so the tooth looked real. So real I had an older crown replaced to match. They also removed old metal filling and now I feel confident and comfortable without those visual reminders of historically poor dental care.   I can not recommend then enough!

Greg S. from Campbell, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a big big fear of dentists and after 10 years of not going those fears were well entrenched and this place has helped alleviate those fears A LOT! Go and see Iuliana and doctor Choi- they will look after you! They are great at what you do and on top of that the office is very modern and relaxing. You feel like you are at a day spa not a dentist office! I will be back….just hopefully not too soon. Highly recommended!!!

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


Finding a good dentist is like finding a good car mechanic! I’ve struck gold with this office! The staff is so friendly here. I was greeted by the front office and the dental assistant. I came to this office looking for a second opinion for my crown. They had this camera that goes in your mouth and captures images. Unfortunately, I needed a new crown. They show me the photo they took and explained everything thoroughly. I felt they were honest and genuinely sincere about my dental health.   On my next dental appointment they made the crown on the same visit. Everything felt so right. The crown feels and looks perfect! Thank you Washington Square Park Dental! I’ll see you in 6 months!

Elisha Y. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pool was very helpful in going into the details of my dental history and working with his amazing team to insure that I am given the BEST care they could possibly provide, which is beyond satisfactory. I had a traumatic dental history, and being an uninsured student, I was more than anxious to be told I would need a lot of work done with my teeth and gums. Fortunately, Groupon led me to Washington Square Park Dental and I will never go anywhere else. I use CareCredit to pay for the services because I am uninsured, but Dr. Pool has helped in all possible ways to make it happen. Best parts of this office: 1. Treatment and attitude by the entire crew 2. Most updated/relevant/comforting technology used (to all the fearful dentist resisters like me) 3. The TV on the ceiling that you can watch while wearing headphones to distract you from the noise of all the tools

Gina LaFleur (Source: Google)


Dr. Pool is an amazing dentist. He’s very knowledgable and extremely nice. Not only that he’s very skilled. He was able to fix the work of another dentist and give me a much better result. Working off of another dentist’s work is never easy, so I was very impressed with his ability. His ability to diagnose issues and recommend an appropriate course of action is also great. My other dentist could not pinpoint the reason for pain I was having, but Dr. Pool was able to diagnose and quickly fix the issue. I look forward to continuing to see Dr. Pool. As someone who’s had a lot of dental work, I can say with confidence that Dr. Pool is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. He’s pricey but worth every penny.

Aaron P. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


i was back in The City last weekend to take a butcher class (I make sausage down in Phoenix) and had also scheduled an appointment at WSPD. I had been feeling a sensitive spot on my upper left when I ate gummy bears, gummy peach rings, gummy worms, etc. (no, really) Like every experience I have had at Washington Square Park, the staff always makes me feel comfortable and answer any questions/concerns I may have. I put on some South Park (margaritaville episode) and told Dr. Pool what was going on in my upper left part of my mount when I was eating certain candies. Hey, I like snacking on gummies when I’m at work. Turn out, bro’s got a couple cavities. Dr. Pool showed me the x-rays and we decided that we needed to take care of the cavities before they get into my root. *FYI Dr. Pool is probably the best number (like mouth numbing) in the state. 30-40 minutes later, I was all done and felt relieved that the issues were so minor. I then got to enjoy attempting to eat a soup and salad after my appointment. Thank you WSPD! (I’ll send you some sausage your way)

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


After 5 disappointing Dentists over 15 years in SF, I thought I’ll give it another try and found the one. So I decided to go to WSPD. In short terms I had problems with my lower teeth, they became loose (Veneers messed up by a former Dentist in SF) and I started to realize that it might be a bigger problem then I thought. I met Dr. Jared Pool, we talked, made x-rays and he knew immediately what need to be done. He suggested surgery and implants. I was a bit apprehensive, but he explained everything to me in detail and convinced me that this would be the best way to go. 3 hours surgery (no problems, no pain) watched TV during procedure. Dr. Pool has the ability to keep your mind at ease and explained to me during surgery what he is working on, which is very  helpful and soothing. I would say this is great for every patient! He knows his craft, utmost professional and experienced. He followed up with a phone call to me after several hours after surgery to check and make sure I am doing alright. This has never happened to me before! The Staff is fantastic, very personable, courteous and provide great customer service.  I like to mention that the office is modern, bright, but includes great ambiance and serenity. Highly recommendable and thank you all for a wonderful Dentist experience over several month with every visit!

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


Due to being 55….wait am I 56? I have never written one of these. BUT because I had such a great experience with Washington Square Park Dental, I had to come on and write a review. I knew I had cracked my tooth earlier in the month while I was snacking on a pork belly taco and bit into a hard corn kernel in my tortilla. I know! Somebody must have used a coffee grinder to try and make that masa. Flash-forward to last weekend during my Saturday morning roller blade exercise. I stopped and got a Hostess cherry fruit pie (don’t ask) at the market by my place (North Beach). Right when I bit into that bad boy, it was like Pablo Sandoval slamming a ball into a wok in McCovey Cove…….searing. I can’t explain how sharp shooting this pain was….well maybe the guy from Saving Private Ryan can. So I call up my friend Rebecca and ask if she knows where I could get my tooth looked at—-face numbed. Her first thought was Jared Pool who is a dentist at Washington Square Park Dental. She had his number and informed him of my agony. Unfortunately he was not in the office on Saturday……..but by the same miracle as Alex Smith completing a 10+ yard pass, he encouraged me to come in and see him. He put aside the rest of his Saturday to see me and discovered the problem….. dun…dun…dun…..ROOT CANAL. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH Thankfully, Dr. Pool was extremely professional in his explanation of the procedure and told me he could do it right there. A quick numb up later and he was drilling away. I was thinking…….he basically is taking the jelly out of a jelly filled donut…..but it’s the size of a Mentos. Fast forward an hour later and I am good to go and rollerblade my way home. I have never heard of a dentist get called up during the middle of their weekend and come see a patient they have never even worked on. I know I said it 22 times at your office but, THANK YOU Dr. Pool!!!!!!!

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


I LOVE this dentist’s office!! Seems strange to make such a statement but it’s true. Firstly, their facilities are absolutely gorgeous; super modern, clean and calming. Secondly, the extent to which their staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, to help you get an appointment, or to make your experience pain free, is not even heard of at other offices, dentist, doctors, optometrists and the like. When I go to have my teeth cleaned and checked, I get to watch my favorite t.v. shows on the big beautiful t.v.’s that are mounted on the ceiling. The time I’m in the dentist’s chair seems to fly when I’m tuned in to a good show. There also none of that talking down to you or making you feel like a less than perfect human being because your teeth aren’t amazing. The dentist and the hygienists are kind and make helpful suggestions for how you could improve your smile. Until Washington Square Park Dental, I never liked dentists. These people are the best in the business!

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


Really good people. Friendly, nice and professional. No wait. In short: best visit to the dentist I’ve ever had! Dr. Pool is a very good dentist and I felt comfortable at all times. Their office is great too. There’s a speaker system and flat-screens hooked up in the ceiling, so I could watch an episode of the Office while getting my teeth cleaned. Not sure where else you can do that. I was also impressed that the office was recently built to green, sustainable standards

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


Love this dentist. Cleaning and doctor always gentle and friendly — I don’t dread it! I really appreciate a front office staff that can confirm my insurance stipulations and covered appointment frequency, too. I’ve both worked medical front office as well as dealt with other offices where the people up front making your appointments and emailing you quotes are completely ignorant. This place is wonderful, and I recommended them unreservedly.

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


This has been my favorite dental office I’ve been to. Everyone is friendly and does a great job. They take the time to handle everything you need to get done thoroughly. Great communication throughout the entire process from booking to treatment. Parking can be a bit tricky around here but it’s worth the service. During your treatment instead of staring at the wall you can also lay down and watch the shows from the television placed on the ceiling with a headset as well to get your mind off your cleaning.

Maria C. from Concord, CA (Source: Yelp)


Friendliest dental staff I have encountered! I’ve been to many, many general dental offices, and nothing compares to WSPD! The office and dental procedure areas are so clean, which is a great first impression. I love the modern design of the space, there’s even a flat screen TV mounted on the ceiling, so that you can watch shows are you’re getting your teeth cleaned. The hygienists are very nice, they do a few minute chit chat before the procedure starts. I assume this is to get to know the patient a little better, or it’s a customer service pitch- either way it’s different from other General Dentistries I’ve been to.

Courtney I. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to WSPD today for the first time and had a wonderful experience. The staff was so friendly, the team doing the cleaning was so careful not to cause any pain and the doctor took the time to carefully explain the X-rays and what the Images meant. They have Hulu to watch while you are getting your cleaning which is a great distraction. The space is beautiful, warm and updated. Easy to book an appointment online. Overall great experience, possibly the best I’ve ever had at a dentist!

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


Going to WSPD can be a costly expense without insurance, so make sure you ask what is  covered by your insurance before your appointment. After years of avoiding the dentist, my husband convinced me to go to WSPD for a teeth cleaning and check up. My new insurance covered most of the costs but I have had to pay out of pocket when the insurance didn’t cover the extra expenses. I think WSPD is worth it since I have had such bad experiences with other nearby dental offices. I definitely didn’t expect this dental office to be so upscale. They allow you to watch Hulu while you’re laying in the chair and the headphones cancels out most of the noise. After watching an hour long episode, you’re suddenly done with your teeth cleaning. It’s definitely the most comfortable I’ve ever felt at a dental office. I think they charge you $75 if you cancel your appointment without notifying them 48-hours in advance or if you do not show up for your  scheduled appointment. So it’s also great that they send email and text reminders. Making appointments is also easy online and on the phone.

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


WSPD is easily the best dentist experience I’ve had.  I originally came here for regular cleaning after moving to the neighborhood from Chicago. First, a few aesthetic notes.  The interior and floorplan of the office is really impressive and really doesn’t look like a dentist’s office upon first glance.  The treatment areas are all open but still provide privacy with translucent walls.  They give you the opportunity to watch Hulu or other videos on an overhead screen while you’re getting work done.  Finally, the music here is almost exactly what I’d listen to at home, with a healthy smattering of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, and Arcade Fire.  I’ve been told to give props to Dr. Pool for this.  They even have an LCD song for their waiting tone on the phone.  This place gets it. Now for the experience.  I had Dr. Khandani for my exam/cleaning, which was very thorough and well done.  She has great bedside manner (or whatever the dentist equivalent is, chairside?) and explains when she’s doing.  Further, the hygienists take after her and likewise are thorough and explain their steps, making sure you’re comfortable at all times.   After my first cleaning, I mentioned I was interested in veneers or crowns to correct the crappy front upper teeth I’ve lived with for 25 years.  Dr. Khandani carefully explained my options in a no-nonsense, pressure-free summary, and I really appreciated this.  I decided to go ahead with the procedure. The process wasn’t easy, and while I’m not averse to dentists, it took plenty of patience and pain tolerance to get through it all, though I’m sure my experience could have been much, much worse in the hands of other dentists.  However, Dr. K was incredibly helpful and caring and the front desk was great at keeping me informed of my 5 or so appointments throughout the process, and although there was a speedbump due to my insurance (not WSPD’s fault), I now have a great looking smile.   I look forward to coming to WSPD for as long as I’m in SF and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a professional, clean, and modern dentist’s office staffed by some of the most knowledgable and helpful staff I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with.

Naomi L. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Had the most enjoyable (!) dental visit of my life. This is a minimalist, clean office with neat little booths instead of exam rooms. All the dental chairs face a nicely decorated wall with living plants running along. The dental assistant who did my tooth cleaning was very kind and thorough. He made an effort to chat despite having to work through my dental history at the same time. He even set up an overhead TV screen with headphones so that I could watch a show while having the cleaning done. For the first time ever, someone actually thought to give me a child-sized bite tray during the x-ray – I have tiny bones and have spent my teen and adult years going through painful dental x-rays because the standard bite trays were too large for my jaw. Dentist was very friendly and even walked me out herself. Definitely coming back for all dental needs.

R. B. from Marina/Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Much like the majority of the population, I am not a fan of going to the dentist. When I was younger my teeth would chatter and I would shake in fear of the evil tooth doctor. That is no longer the case, partly because I grew up and realized the importance of dental hygiene and partly due to the fact that Washington Square Park Dental offers an inviting, relaxing and enjoyable environment along with top notch staff. I have been going here for a couple years now and have referred many friends and family members. I highly recommend this place. Slip on the headphones, put on your fav show on the overhead TV and let the good doc get to work. A+.

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


I usually wouldn’t leave a review for a dental office..but I feel obligated to just because they are that good! I only discovered this place through a Groupon but I liked them so much I even changed insurance plans just to come here for my regular dental visits. Everyone here is super friendly and professional from the front desk, assistants, hygienists, and of course Dr. Pool who is my main dentist. He always made sure I was in the loop every step of the way and made sure I was satisfied with how everything is going. Office is also super modern and trendy too with TVs on the ceiling where you can watch HULU while you get your teeth worked on. WHAT! Tip: don’t watch a funny show or else you’ll end up laughing while they’re still in your mouth.. After trying out multiple dentists, I finally found one I will stick with for a long time.

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


I love Washington Square Dental! They take excellent care of me, my teeth my family, friends and even my clients.
When I’m in dreamy Dr Poole’s chair I get entertainment while receiving outstanding fast, pain free dental care..  The office is really swanky but the staff is so kind and  helpful. The office manager Karina is awesome. Thank you all for taking what is classically a huge fear and turning it into a visit I can look forward to. I’m all smiles 🙂

katie R. from Dublin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just moved to the city and needed to find a good dentist and they went above and beyond my expectations! They have a friendly great staff. Glenda their sweet receptionist got me in the next day, and explained my coverage and insurance plan clearly. The office is super clean and inviting with modern flat screens above your chair while you get your cleaning so you can watch your favorite shows and ignore the drilling. Julianna was my gentle and caring hygienist. She did my X-rays the same day without all the sharp poking and prodding lol and helped tell me about the special thicker floss for gum care. Dr. Pool topped everything off with informative explanations of what I needed and areas of improvement, and showed me in detailed images of my X-rays, and pictures what exactly he was going to be doing. Everyone was very nice, caring, and informative so I walked out feeling I had to share my great experience! I will definitely be back!


We are a group of passionate dental professionals excited to care for your dental needs. At Washington Square Park Dental we are committed to providing our patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. An emphasis is placed on patient education and preventative care as we utilize the latest dental technology and equipment. Our goal is to partner with our patients to help them achieve and maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health. Washington Square Park Dental is located in North Beach, San Francisco. The business was built to provide a superior dental experience. Situated in a LEED-certified space, WSPD offers cutting-edge technology, including handheld digital x-rays. Washington Square Park Dental, one of San Francisco's highest rated dental practices. Washington Square Park Dental is conveniently located in the North Beach neighborhood, off of several main public transit lines. Dr. Pool is a licensed general dentist who's been helping patients in the Bay Area for almost a decade. He founded Washington Square Dental with the aim of offering patients a new kind of experience at the dentist’s office. His goal is for patients to enjoy being in his office and to offer them an educational, transparent, and gentle experience. Beyond just helping his patients relax, Dr. Pool is committed to working with his patients as partners. He focuses on offering preventive dental care and keeping his patients healthy. When patients need more than a routine cleaning, he wants to be sure they understand his recommendations and can make informed decisions about their dental care. He and his team offer all general dentistry services, including preventive care and comprehensive exams; cosmetic, prosthetic, restorative, periodontal work as well as implants, Invisalign placement and oral surgery. Dr. Pool is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Francisco Dental Society. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Pool graduated from Santa Clara University with Bachelor of Science degree. He completed dental school at the University of the Pacific - Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.