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Meet Us

Meet Drs. Richard and Ryan Choi along with their dental team.

Richard Choi, DMD

Dr. Richard Choi is a lifelong San Francisco native. After serving in the United States Navy, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley before attending Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Choi then returned to San Francisco to begin his dental practice. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), and the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS), Dr. Choi actively participates in the SFDS-SFDH School Screening Program and Remote Area Medical program providing dental services to underserved members of the community. Dr. Choi stays current with the latest in dental technology and techniques by taking countless courses and seminars to further his dental education in the always-evolving dental profession. Dr. Choi enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, cycling, and taking care of his beehive.

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Ryan Choi, DMD

Dr. Ryan Choi is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. After attending U.C. Santa Cruz for his undergraduate studies, he headed back east to complete his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Upon completion of dental school, he furthered his dental education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of Connecticut affiliated John Dempsey Medical Center. During his AEGD residency, Dr. Choi was able to advance his skills in all aspects of general dentistry while gaining advanced experience in implant restorations and cosmetic dentistry. When not in the office, Dr. Choi enjoys cycling, snowboarding, photography, and traveling.

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Our Team

Rene Mendenhall, Office Manger

Rene has over 35 years of experience in the dental profession and has been working with Dr. Choi for 30 years. Rene oversees many of the daily functions of the office including scheduling, accounting, and insurance. Rene is also a life long resident of the Bay Area and enjoys spending time with her 4 children and 11 grand children. Rene also enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Peggy Xiao, RDA

Peggy is a lifelong San Francisco native and has been working chair side with Dr. Choi for the past 23 years. Since joining the practice in 1991, Peggy has become an invaluable member of the office and has experience in all phases of dental assisting. When not in the office, Peggy enjoys spending time with her husband and son and relaxing at home.

Ada Chen, RDA

Ada has lived in San Francisco for the past 18 years. She has over 15 years of dental experience and has been working with Dr. Choi for the past 10 years. Ada works chair side with Dr. Choi to ensure all clinical procedures go smoothly. Ada enjoys relaxing on the weekends and spending time with family.

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