About Sandy T. Shih, DDS
My love of science and my desire to help people feel better led me to pursue a career in dentistry. These passions still drive the work I enjoy every day. I received a specialty Hon. B.Sc. in Toxicology, a major B.Sc. in Human Biology, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. I moved to San Francisco to pursue my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California – San Francisco School of Dentistry. I have been happily practicing as a dentist since 2006. I enjoy building a foundation of trust by treating every patient as a unique individual. I do everything I can to deliver gentle treatment and make people feel comfortable. I am proud to say that I have converted quite a few dental-phobic individuals, of all ages, into enthusiastic patients who now love visiting our dental office! I have a passion for creating beautiful smiles with minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry using the latest techniques, materials and technology available in dentistry. As a mom to two young children, I know how parents can struggle to get their kids to brush their teeth. I am committed to making the dental visit a fun experience. I volunteer to visit preschools and elementary schools to educate youngsters about the importance of taking care of their precious smiles. I use puppets, dress up and song to teach children about sugar bugs and cavities. I am involved with the local San Francisco Dental Society, having served as a committee member in Peer Review, New Dentist Committee, and Community Dental Health Committee, Chair of the New Dentist Committee, and a Director of the Board.