At the top San Francisco dental team of Pacific Heights Dental, we believe it’s a privilege to work with each one of our patients. We work hard to create an environment where you feel comfortable, informed, and safe.
Here in our Pacific Heights Dental Office, you are an active partner in your treatment. We will help you navigate any number of options to find the best solutions for you and your family.
Our team of doctors, hygienists, assistants, and staff are proud to serve the people of San Francisco with all of their dental needs. We look forward to working with you to protect your smile.
If not for a fateful encounter with a sandwich, Dr. Aja Hall may have never discovered her true calling. Biting too hard into a heavy meal, a fourteen-year-old Dr. Hall injured herself, leading to a painful, lingering case of lockjaw.
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From a young age, Dr. Kuhn's career has blended art, engineering, and dental science with fascinating results. As a young man, he found himself surrounded by inspiring dentists, beginning with his own in Detroit, Michigan.
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Born into a proud military family, Dr. Jacobsen traveled all over the world, experiencing different cultures first-hand. He attended Florida State University before returning to San Francisco and enrolling at the University of California seeking his Ph.D. in Comparative Pharmacology.
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Hailing from the East Coast, Dr. Chrissy Kenerson grew up in New Jersey, where she also attended dental school. Dentistry is an intersection of the arts and sciences, and her interest in both sparked her passion for dentistry from a young age.
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Dr. Choi's journey has been directed by two ideals; intellectual curiosity and service to his community. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Choi emigrated to the Bay Area in High School. He attended the University of California at Berkely were he studied Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience. It was during his time at Berkely that he discovered a love for dentistry.
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Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Clark attended dental school at the University of Michigan. Upon receiving his doctorate of dental surgery, he moved out to San Francisco where he completed a residency in Periodontics at the University of California San Francisco.
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I was born and raised in San Francisco, a true San Franciscan. I have three children and two wonderful grandchildren. I am very fortunate to work in a field that I love, dentistry. I not only enjoy interacting with all the wonderful patients and co-workers, but I sincerely enjoy helping people. I guess you could call me a people person. In my off time, I love playing the piano, doing arts and crafts, kicking up my heels with country line dancing and also reading or listening to audio books. I love animals, especially cats.
As a Bay area native, Hiajaira enjoys hiking all of the great trails with marvelous views the Bay has to offer. Exploring the city for great food with her friends and family is one of her favorite pass times. Working in dentistry allows her to fulfill her passion of helping others, while improving patients' oral health and smiles!
My name is Colette and I am a very colorful, positive person who enjoys helping others. Outside of work I enjoy reading, swimming, jet skiing, and trying new restaurants in the Bay Area with my family and friends.
Growing up in Sonoma and moving to San Francisco in her 20's, Hayley has over 11 years in the Dental Field. She is a mother to 3 small children and loves to go on walks with her family. When she is not in the office you can find her exploring what the Bay Area has to offer from the beach to the mountains as she loves to be outside.
A native of Indonesia, I have lived in San Francisco for the past 22 years. For the last 3 years, I have been assisting Dr. Kuhn and more recently supporting Dr. Hall, Dr. Clark, and Dr. Choi. In my spare time, I like to stay healthy and happy by running along Ocean Beach, exercising at the gym and hiking at Land’s End in SF. I especially like to run or exercise while listening to my favorite music. For entertainment, I enjoy watching sports including Formula One racing and our home team, the Giants. But most of all, I always look forward to traveling abroad visiting my family and friends. When time allows I enjoy exploring other countries as well, having just returned from Israel and the Middle East.
One of my passions is helping people prevent and manage gum disease. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, I came to California on a cross-country adventure and decided to stay which was a great choice. My other passions are drawing, painting, cooking, and talking politics.
Mindy Yan grew up in San Francisco. She has been working in the dental field for over 28 years and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to the movies, and eating out with friends. She especially enjoys having dinner at her parent's house every Saturday night along with the rest of her family.
I have worked at Pacific Heights Dental for the past 17 years. Being a dental hygienist is very rewarding for me because it allows me to form close bonds with my patients and gives me a great sense of accomplishment. When I am not working, I enjoy being active with my husband Mark, and my French Bulldog, Chubbs.
Hello, my name is Avanell Talbert and I grew up in San Francisco, California I am mother of 2 girls and love being with my children. I went to Bryman College in 2006 to become a Dental Assistant and shortly after completing the program I started working with the San Francisco Dentist team as a Hygienist assistant which I absolutely love. I am warm, welcoming and am very pleased to work with our staff and help caring for our patients. In my spare time I like to spend it with my family and friends cooking and celebrating our birthdays together.