Great Local Dentists For Your Whole Family

Dr. Markus Watson


Dr. Watson is a graduate of New York University’s School of Dentistry in Manhattan in 1995. He served a residency in general practice at the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. In 1997, he began his practice in general dentistry on Manhattan’s upper east side at 58th and Lexington. He worked part time in Brooklyn, NY for a nonprofit health center at the Brooklyn Plaza Family Health Center. In 2003 Dr. Watson relocated to the Bay Area and started as an associate with the Union Street Dental Care and began his private practice in 2004.

Dr. becky Chen


Dr. Chen completed her undergraduate studies at University of California at Berkeley. After earning her DDS from University of Texas and practicing in Houston, she returned to California. Moving back to the Bay Area was a natural decision for her, as she enjoys the outdoors, the diversity, and the cuisine that San Francisco has to offer.

Dr. Peter Lai


Dr. Lai is a native New Yorker who graduated in 1998 from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY with a B.A. in Religious Studies, with a concentration in Archaeology. In 2002 he relocated to the bay area to complete his dental education at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. He then served a general practice residency at the Veterans Affair Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is Board Certified, a member of The American Dental Association, The California Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and The San Francisco Dental Society.

Dr. Basma Zaky


Basma Zaky, DDS Graduated from Dental School in Cairo, Egypt in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Oral Surgery and Medicine. After completing a 1 year internship performing mostly surgical dental care in underserved communities, she practiced as an associate dentist in an upscale Implant and cosmetic office. In 2012 Dr. Zaky moved to the United States, Completed the Board exams and the 2 year UCSF International Dentist program to become licensed for practicing dentistry in the US and has been working in private practice since.

Dr. Irene Ching

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Irene Ching is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She obtained her dental degree from UCSF and her pediatric specialty training from USC School of Dentistry and Long Beach Memorial/Miller Children’s Hospital. She feels very blessed to be able to provide dental care to children in her hometown of San Francisco. She enjoys getting to know each family and is passionate about personalized care that meets each child’s individual needs. Dr. Irene strives to give every child a positive and fun dental experience. In her free time, she enjoys Peloton workouts, yoga, baking, creating latte art, and exploring new restaurants.

Ella Saeed

Dr. Saeed completed her undergraduate studies at University of California Santa Cruz in human biology and earned her DDS from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her Pediatric Dentistry residency at USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she specialized in the care and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special medical and health care needs.

Dr. Saeed is involved with local, state, and national organizations as a Board Director of Alameda County Dental Society and an active member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association. She speaks Arabic fluently. When not practicing dentistry, she is an avid runner and hiker.

Dr. Amy Chen


Dr. Chen moved to the Bay Area many years ago from Texas, where she grew up. She received her education from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Texas. Outside of work, she spends time with her family hiking, snowboarding, and discovering the beauty of the Bay Area.

Dr. Aniket Dhamorikar


Dr. Dhamorikar graduated from the Arthur A. Dugoni school of Dentistry in San Francisco and has been working in Private practice since. He also teaches one day a week at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. Before going to dental school here, he completed his dental school and a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in India. He worked for over 5 years as an Oral Surgeon in his hometown of Mumbai. He is a member of the ADA, CDA and SFDS. In his free time, Dr. Dhamorikar likes to explore the variety of experiences Bay Area has to offer.

Dr. Cici Zhou


Dr. Cici Zhou is a general dentist who enjoys working with patients of all ages. Dr. Z strives to provide pain free dentistry and maximize patient’s benefit dental treatment. She likes to listen to patient’s needs, enjoys working with patients with dental anxiety and feels great satisfaction from being able to alleviate patients’ fears and have them look forward to their next visits.

Dr. Z graduated from University of The Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry with Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She is also a proud graduate of University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Z is a former dental faculty at University of The Pacific, where she taught Preventative and Restorative Density. She is an active member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.
Outside of the office, Dr. Z maintains an active life style, she enjoys hiking and rock climbing in the wilderness in summer and skiing in winter. She also teaches hip hop dance classes in San Francisco.

Lovepreet Singh

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lovepreet obtained his Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene from West Coast University in Anaheim, CA. Lovepreet grew up in Fresno, CA, where he often spends his weekends to spend time with his family and friends. One of his goals is to travel and see as much of the world as possible. Aside from dentistry, Lovepreet also keeps up with personal interests which include astronomy and technology.

Yira Evans

Office Manager

Ms. Evans, is extremely knowledgeable and ready to answer questions in the areas of insurance coverage, treatments or finances. She is naturally kind and will be one of the first smiles that you see upon entering South Beach Dental.

Cristina Adeser

Registered Dental Assistant

Cristina has been in a dental field for 4 years. She joined our team in March 2015. She loves to work with a team that is always willing to help out. She believes that team work is the key to a successful office. She also enjoys meeting new patients and getting to know them.Outside of work, Cristina loves zumba, working out, camping, hiking, swimming, going to the movies, dining, spending time with her family and friends, and being outdoors. Something that Cristina would like to share about herself is that she is a married mother of a handsome 4 year old boy.

Yessenia Lopez

Registered Dental Assistant

Yessenia has been working in dentistry since 2010. She is a RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) and treatment coordinator. She loves being able to help patients and follow them on their journey to a perfect smile. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two children, a 6 year old girl and 1 year old boy. They love sports, camping, movies, Disneyland, and attending family functions.

Vicki Grajeda

Treatment and Insurance Coordinator

Vicki has been a long time employee at South Beach Dental since 2008. She has been working in the dental field for over 12 years. She is very knowledgeable in insurance benefits and policies. As a San Francisco native, she enjoys the array of food the city has to offer and loves spending time with her dog and family.

Jessica Ramos

Registered Dental Assistant

Jessica enjoys educating adults and children about the importance of oral hygiene in order to maintain a healthy smile. She has been working in the dental field since 2012. She loves sports, movies, music, and spending time with her family.

Sharmie Calaunan

Treatment Coordinator

Sharmie graduated from Everest College and joined our team in July 2013. She started as an intern and became a full time employee as a Patient Coordinator. She works side by side with patients to create the best treatment plan possible. In her spare time, Sharmie enjoys hiking, traveling, watching movies, and being with friends and family.

Bunny Larson Fraley

Treatment Coordinator

Bunny was born and raised in San Francisco. She’s always recognized the importance of regular dental visits, as dental health affects every aspect of overall health. Bunny also feels everyone should be able to have the smile they want. She enjoys being part of a team who can make a positive difference in people’s lives. Bunny is also part of a team of teachers for children ages 4 – 8, at a Bay Area art school. She enjoys seeing young people experience joy in creating their art. An artist herself, her art has been included in over 60 Bay Area shows and events in galleries, cafes, and other venues, in the past eleven years, under the name Bunny California. Bunny likes learning about science and natural history, learning about endangered species, spending time with her cats, and being out in nature.

South Beach Dental is a state-of-the-art dental practice that offers an array of services and procedures

Our mission at South Beach Dental Inc.  is to provide you with the highest quality of dentistry available at affordable pricing. With us, every patient is a top priority.

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