Meet The Doctors

Dr. David Ramirez


Dr. David Ramirez earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio in 1992, with honors in clinical excellence. Following graduation he moved to San Francisco where he successfully completed a two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of California, San Francisco, with an emphasis in TMJ disorders, implants and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ramirez has further served as a full-time faculty member at Northwestern University, School of Dentistry in Chicago as well as an associate and fellow at their prestigious Faculty Practice. He remained in private practice since his move back to San Francisco and continued on as a Quality Assurance leader for California’s largest dental insurance company, Delta Dental. His advanced qualifications and achievements, led the Dental Board of California to elect him as one of their Expert Consultants. Dr. Ramirez is also Invisalign certified. Currently, Dr. Ramirez also serves as a clinician in the post-graduate division at the UCSF- affiliated state of the art VA Hospital in San Francisco.

Dr. Ramirez is an avid golfer and has enjoyed national ranking as a tennis player. His other interests include assisting in animal welfare, taking long city hikes and exploring the Bay Area's epicurean delights.


Dr. Katy Karimi


Dr. Katy Karimi holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University, School of Dentistry in Chicago. Following her certification in Branemark dental implants restoration, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of California, San Francisco, with an emphasis on TMJ disorders, oral medicine, and surgery. She has further obtained a training certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as a Fellowship degree in Hospital Dentistry from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry in Chicago. Dr. Karimi was elected as a full-time Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She is also a published and cited author in dental literature mainly on the topic of alternative remedies and their impact on dentistry. Besides the private practice of dentistry, Dr. Karimi has functioned as a senior quality assurance and improvement consultant within a major insurance company in San Francisco.

In her spare time, Dr. Karimi is a patron of the arts and a devoted activist for animal rights and welfare. Once certified as a personal trainer by the National Association of Sports Medicine, fitness continues to remain a hobby. She is also a connoisseur of culinary arts and linguistics, thanks to her upbringing in France.


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I never thought I would say I enjoy going to the dentist , but these two really elevate the practice of dentistry! I travel from the East Bay to attend my appointments and despite the morning traffic, I would never consider going anywhere else. Here are the things that, in my opinion, really make Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Karimi shine:
(1) They are very personable and easy to talk to - When I was looking for housing in the Bay Area, Dr. Karimi went out of her way to write down some areas for me to look. Who does that? Awesome dentists who care, that's who!

(2) They don't try to sell me services I don't need - I hate it when dentists try to sell you all sorts of fancy procedures/items you don't really need. These two would never do that!

(3) A focus on preventative care - Even though the money maker in dentistry is probably fixing bad teeth, both dentists emphasize preventative care. it's the first practice I've been to where their immediate response isn't to drill and fill!

(4) Email reminders before an appointment - I am really bad with the phone, so the email appointment reminders are a godsent!

Trina E.

Everyone in this office is FABULOUS!

My wife first heard about David and Katy through SFSPCA, and after the first appointment she couldn't stop raving about her visit! I was suspicious at first, since it's unusual to have a pleasant dentist visit. But then she went for a second visit, third visit, and the service and people were consistently excellent.

Finally I got very lucky and was able to schedule an appointment to experience this myself, and GOSH DR. RAMIREZ SERIOUSLY IS THE BEST DENTIST I'VE HAD! Super careful and professional, explained every step of the way and really funny to chat with lol

Sun, Joanne, Rita were all amazing and super helpful as well.

Thank you so much, everybody!!

Timmy Yelp H.

Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Karimi have been my dentists for almost a decade now and they are by far the best dentists I have ever had. Dr. Karimi is amazing and gives so much personal attention she makes you feel very at ease. They truly care about you and your health. Dr. Karimi has helped me over the years to have better dental hygiene and it shows in how much better my teeth have gotten the last decade. I panic about one day moving as I know I will never find a better dental office than here. They really are the best and would recommend them to anyone.

Jeff H.

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