New Patients

UCSF Pediatric Dentistry has two clinic locations to conveniently serve your child's need.

UCSF Pediatric Dental Clinic at Parnassus Campus includes residency and faculty practices, as well as predoctoral dental clinic.

UCSF Pediatric Dental Clinic at Mission Bay Campus includes faculty practice and hospital dentistry.

To make an appointment, please call us at (415) 476-3276 to determine the clinic site for your appointment.  Alternately, you can fill in our online appointment request form and we will contact you for the appointment.

The appointment forms for each clinic site can be printed and filled in in advance at the above links to reduce your wait time at the clinic.

First Visit


We recommend you schedule your child's first dental visit by his/her 1st birthday. We require that a parent, legal guardian or custodial caregiver accompany your child at the first appointment. At your child's first visit, we acquaint them with our dental clinic, the teeth will be cleaned and polished and we will perform a complete oral examination. The examination may, depending on age, include dental x-rays.

At the completion of the initial examination visit, your child's oral health status and necessary treatment will be discussed with you by one of our doctors. This appointment is designed for you to be able to speak one on one with the pediatric dentist and gain a full understanding of your child's oral health. As your children's dentists, we are committed to partnering with you and want your participation in determining what dental treatment is best for your child. Please feel free to ask any questions.

We strive to make the first appointment as comfortable and stress free for your child. We ask all parents to refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". Everything that we intend to do for your child will be explained and demonstrated before we do it. We call this communication "Tell" "Show" "Do" which is very important in helping your child understand the dental visit process. Our goal is to make every appointment as pleasant as possible.