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.
I am dedicated to giving back to our community by volunteering with community projects, including:
Project Homeless Connect
City Smiles Connect
San Francisco Unified School District Kindergarten dental screenings
Public health fairs
I enjoy getting to know every patient and endeavor to provide the highest quality, gentle care in a warm, and friendly environment.
My husband Paul and I are parents to a young son and daughter, which keeps us on our toes. I enjoy karaoke, yoga, travel, movies, and TV. I grew up in Canada, so I love the multicultural aspects of San Francisco, the sense of community and I and don’t miss shoveling snow for half of the year!