Overlooking San Francisco’s Union Square, Dr. Mohamed Ali, DDS provides dental services that are unparalleled in quality and aesthetics. Possessing a team that is not only tremendously talented with matching credentials to boot, patients can expect nothing but the best in terms of technology and results when visiting our dental office.
We offer a wide variety of services, ranging from operations in general, implant, and cosmetic dentistry. We perform root canals, teeth whitening, soft tissue grafting, Invisalign orthodontics, wisdom teeth extraction, and for the first time ever, Dr. Ali’s exclusive Meta Implant operations. Our versatility in terms of the number of operations we perform is unsurpassed, as we’re always willing to broaden our horizons in terms of what we offer.
If you have any questions on how we may serve you, please contact Dr. Mohamed Ali.
Waterfront Restaurant: A User’s Guide
Bay and Bridge Views | Steak and Seafood | Locally Caught Options | Happy Hour Bar Menu
Cocktail: Ginger Rogers with Distillery No. 209 gin, housemade ginger syrup, lemon juice, mint, and ginger beer
Appetizer: ahi tuna tartare with avocado, wonton, daikon sprouts, and soy plum marinate
Entree: whole oven-roasted Dungeness crab with handmade linguini and chili butter
Dessert: warm spiced apple crisp with vanilla-bean ice cream and almond streusel
Where to Sit: The restaurant is so close to the water that every seat in the house is treated to “spectacular views of Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge,” as the San Francisco Chronicle put it. The outdoor patio is almost on top of the water, and huge interior windows bring the view flooding into the elegant dining room, too.
When to Go: Come at dusk to watch as the sun sets and city lights twinkle to life while enjoying oysters on the half-shell.
Happy Hour: Hit the bar between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays for $7 cocktails, $5 well drinks and wine, and $0.99 oysters, as well as a selection of $5-and-under appetizers.
While You’re Waiting: Try to spot celebrities. Since it opened in 1969, the restaurant has played host to everyone from Hunter S. Thompson to Lady Gaga. Two presidents have dined there: then-Senator Barack Obama and then-President Bill Clinton, who reportedly loved the smoked salmon linguini so much he had the recipe faxed to the White House.
Dr. John VanCamp believes that beautifying patients' smiles is the third thing a dentist should do. More importantly, he believes that dental care should improve holistic well-being throughout the entire body by stemming the spread of infection, and then preventing future outbreaks. He refers to this treatment philosophy as minimally invasive dentistry: a progressive system of techniques intended to restore form and function before aesthetics.
To better accomplish these goals, Dr. VanCamp routinely seeks out innovative technology for his practice. Digital x-rays take quality images while emitting a small fraction of the radiation of traditional x-rays, CEREC equipment creates porcelain crowns in-house in less than a day, and a laser system thoroughly treats cold sores or signs of gingivitis.
Dr. VanCamp's dedication to modern techniques is most prevalent in his professional hatred of mercury fillings. Determined to rid each patient of these antiquated and potentially harmful fillings, he thoroughly removes all traces of mercury and, instead, adds modern materials that don't share mercury's more hazardous traits. Dr. VanCamp and his staff then safely dispose of the spent fillings using an environmentally friendly system that separates the mercury as biohazard waste.
Safe mercury disposal is only one example of Dr. VanCamp's dedication to environmental responsibility. The staff also conserves paper by working with computerized charts and digital insurance claims. Plus, the office space itself features everything from eco-friendly paint to energy-efficient lighting that only uses three colors of the rainbow.
Union Street Dental Care's Dr. Stanley Dintcho, DDS, has seen multiple medical technologies come and go in the last four decades. But the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) stands out, as it allows him to treat periodontal disease with unparalleled precision and convenience. Dr. Dintcho told Marianne Favro of the NBC Bay Area news "it's the most impressive new technology he's seen in 35 years."
During the treatment, Dr. Dintcho passes a fiber-optic laser along the gum line to vaporize decay while leaving surrounding tissue intact. Because the tool is minimally invasive and very thin—about the thickness of three human hairs, or the dental floss used by leprechauns—the procedure involves less discomfort, fewer hours in the dentist's chair, and faster recovery times than traditional scalpel-and-suture procedures. He completes the process by cleaning the root surfaces with ultrasonic waves and then sealing the area with a different laser setting. The procedure typically only requires one visit to complete, and patients usually return to work the same day.
As a complement to this innovative procedure, Dr. Dintcho rounds out his menu of services with preventive, cosmetic, and emergency treatments.
Meet the Dentist: Dr. Marianna Rexan
People have lots of reasons to smile wide after leaving Union Fillmore Dental. At two locations, Dr. Marianna Rexan meets with patients from morning through evening, helping busy patients fit regular cleanings and checkups into their schedules. Here’s some more information on the dentist:
Years in practice: more than 10
Alma maters: University of San Francisco, University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry
Professional affiliations: American Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society
Areas of expertise: comprehensive dental exams, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including veneers
What she does outside of the office: She continues her education by participating in seminars and trainings on the latest techniques. For example, she became Invisalign-certified in 2006, and she practices smiling every day.
At OrthoWorks Invisalign and Orthodontic Group, the seven Orthodontic Specialists specialize in straightening smiles. One look at their before-and-after gallery shows that they are comfortable treating a wide variety of cases, too. They can pull in protruding front teeth, erase gaps, and create a symmetry usually reserved for movie stars and water-aerobics finales.
They do this with a variety of unobtrusive techniques, including fitting more than 2,000 patients with Invisalign, a series of clear removable aligners. They offer other subtle options, too, such as wire-only Damon braces, which never require tightening, and Incognito braces, which often go unnoticed.