General Dentist San Francisco
The field of dentistry has lots of different specialties and areas of focus. But for cavity fillings, teeth cleanings, and x-rays, patients can look no further than their friendly neighborhood general dentist. San Francisco patients know that keeping their teeth clean and white with regular dental visits can not only improve their oral health, but it can also boost their self-confidence.
As a San Francisco native, Dr. Skoulas understands how busy patients can get. That’s why she’s built her practice from the ground up to help professionals whose fast-paced schedule might keep them from taking care of their teeth. Located in the heart of the downtown financial district, Dr. Skoulas and our team bend over backwards to accommodate patients’ schedules. We offer late hours and will even come in on weekends to make sure that patients are healthy. Give us a call today at 415-757-0110 to schedule your next cleaning or checkup.
On top of offering the world-class services of a general dentist, San Francisco patients can also come to Dr. Skoulas for an impressive range of cosmetic dental services like porcelain veneers, smile makeovers, Invisalign, crowns and bridges, and more.
What is a General Dentist?
San Francisco patients are often curious as to what type of procedures a general dentist can perform.
Plaque is the sticky layer of bacteria that can accumulate on your teeth if you don’t brush regularly. Tartar, on the other hand, is a hard layer of mineral buildup that can cause huge problems for your oral health. Regular teeth cleaning is one of the best ways to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy.
If you’re experiencing any kind of tooth, gum, or jaw pain, a dental x-ray can help identify what might be causing your discomfort.
Getting cavities filled early is a great way to make sure they don’t turn into something worse, like a root canal. During the procedure, Dr. Skoulas removes any decayed or infected tooth and then fills it with a super-hard composite. Dr. Skoulas firmly believes in using only the best materials and tools. She also takes the extra time to match the color of the dental filling with the shade of your teeth.
Dr. Skoulas’ practice is in the ultra-competitive financial district in downtown San Francisco. She understands how important it is to make a first impression and to have the confidence you need to succeed. Your mouth is one of the main focal points on your face and if you have teeth that are yellow or discolored, it could impact your opportunities at work. Teeth whitening is a fast, painless, and effective way to get bright, healthy teeth. Dr. Skoulas can lighten your teeth by one or two shades in an hour and you’ll be able to see the results immediately.
What Kind of Training is Required for a General Dentist?
San Francisco men and women often wonder what it takes to become a general dentist. All general dentists must finish 4 years at a registered and accredited dental school after completing their undergraduate degree. On top of that, they also have to meet the rigorous standards of state licensing boards which includes testing as well as continuing education.
Dr. Skoulas attended the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry right here in San Francisco. To show her commitment in providing the very best dental services to her patients, Dr. Skoulas is a member of several industry groups including the American Dental Association, Academy of Operative Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and also finds the time to speak in lectures at UCLA.
What Does DDS and DMD Mean?
The initials DDS means Doctor of Dental Surgery while DMD means Doctor of Dental Medicine. While it might be confusing, there is actually no difference between the two. Dentists with a DDS and a DMD have completed the same training and are just as qualified as each other. The only difference is which letters their dental school uses on their degrees.
Why Choose Dr. Skoulas for your General Dentist?
San Francisco patients will not find a more compassionate, caring, and understanding dentist than Dr. Skoulas. From the moment you walk into our convenient and modern offices, you’ll feel relaxed and at ease. We gladly accept walk-ins and other dental emergencies, and proudly offer Netflix and Spotify for our patients to enjoy while Dr. Skoulas performs her work.
We also have an extensive offering of anesthetic options to make sure that you are always comfortable. Many of our patients return immediately to work after their procedure and are unable to have their mouth numb for three or four hours afterwards. That’s why Dr. Skoulas offers anesthetic reversal agent so that you’re only numb for 30 minutes following your procedure.
But on top of Dr. Skoulas’ dedication to your comfort, we also go above and beyond to accommodate our patients’ busy lives and schedules. Dr. Skoulas regularly provides services on the weekends and we also offer later hours for our patients with longer work days.
If you’re tired of having tooth sensitivity to cold and hot foods or pain when you bite down, call Dr. Skoulas today at 415-757-0110. We know that you’re busy which is why we always go the extra mile to make sure you get in at a convenient time for you. Contact us today!