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. After receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, I moved to San Francisco to pursue a doctorate in dentistry at the University of California – San Francisco. I have been practicing dentistry since 2006 and joined Dr. Bianchi in 2015.
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!
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 to teach children about the “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 comforting, and nurturing environment.
My husband Paul and I are parents to a young son and daughter, which keeps us on our toes. I enjoy karaoke, yoga, scuba diving, travel, movies, and TV. I love the multicultural aspects of San Francisco and mild weather, and don’t miss shoveling snow half the year, having grown up in Canada.