sitelogo2South Beach Dental is a state-of-the-art dental practice that offers an array of services and procedures, utilizing the latest equipment and technology in order to provide you with the most effective and highest-quality dental care.

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.

Our facilities are equipped with advanced equipment in order to provide you with the most effective and highest-quality dental care. Feel free to click on the image thumbnails to view our facilities.

Our Office

Our Experienced and Helpful Doctors

Dr. Markus Watson DDS


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. 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. 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. Victor Quant


Dr. Quant graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Santa Ana in El Salvador in 2001. He moved to the U.S.and began working as a dental assistant before getting his California Dental License in 2011. Dr Quant enjoy's cooking, traveling, and eating good food.

Dr. Negar Lotfi


Dr. Negar Lotfi attended dental school in Toluca, Mexico at UAEM. She received her California dental license in 2005 and has been in practice ever since. She believes in lifelong learning. To that end, she keeps up to date in her profession through continuing education in a variety of subjects. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Santa Clara dental association. Dr. Lotfi believes that a doctor patient relationship is such that trust is essential and must be earned, maintained and cherished.

Dr. Amy Chen


Dr. Chen Bio here

Dr. Charles Leung

Pediatric Dentist

Charles Leung, aka. Dr. Charles is a Pediatric Dentist specializing in treating the needs of infants, children, and patients with special health care needs. He is Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentist and a graduate of New York University Dental School. Dr. Charles is a Bay Area native, he was born and raised on the Peninsula. When he isn’t treating patients, you can find him outdoors hiking with his dog or in the ocean looking for surf. If the weather isn’t great you’ll find him watching The Food Network.

Dr. Michael Nguyen


Dr. Nguyen graduated from Temple University Dental School in 2000 and completed a residency program with the Philadelphia V.A. Hospital. He practiced dentistry in the suburbs of Philadelphia before moving to the Bay Area in 2004. Dr. Nguyen has been licensed to practice dentistry in the state of California since 2004 and is certified for Oral Conscious Sedation. He stays up to date with the advances in dental procedures through study clubs and continuing education seminars. Dr. Nguyen enjoys different aspects of dentistry and spends his free time backpacking, cycling, and spending time with his family and friends.

Our Beloved and Expert Staff

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.

    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.

      Peter Houng

      Registered Dental Hygienist

      Peter is our Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from UCSF. He has 13 years of clinical and dental office experience. Peter has a profound passion to help and educate patients to improve their oral hygiene as it can positively affect their systemic and overall health. He loves to spend time with his wife and 2 children. His hobbies include watching MMA/NFL/soccer, working out, hiking, camping, playing poker, writing and traveling.

        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.

          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.

              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.

                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.