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Qualifications and Experience
We have a strict cancellation and rescheduling policy. Please understand that we reserve chair time just for you when you make an appointment with us. In an effort to continually provide quality service, we ask that you keep your reserved appointment as it is scheduled. To cancel or reschedule your appointment please call our office 48 business hours before your appointment to avoid a no-show or short notice cancellation fee of $75. Dr. Elena Heredia is a native Californian who attended the University of California, Davis where she majored in Biological Studies. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of California, San Francisco. Upon her graduation she was recognized as the Dean's scholar for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and community service. Since her graduation from dental school Dr. Heredia has strived to provide quality dental care with genuine commitment to the overall well-being of her patients. Dr. Heredia maintains professional memberships with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the San Francisco Dental Society. Dr. Heredia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She later relocated to Sacramento where she discovered her passion for dentistry. She resides in San Francisco with her family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Heredia and her staff were great! Everyone was friendly, kind and gentle. She explained everything about my teeth as she cleaned and worked on them, and made sure there were no surprises. I've never been a fan of the dentist, but Dr. Heredia created a relaxing and welcoming environment. I'll definitely be back in 6 months for my next cleaning.
Dr. Heredia is one of my favorite health care professionals I've ever been to. I have terrible teeth, but she is a great problem solver. She's honest about what actually needs to be done and finds ways that work within insurance (whereas other dentists try to upsell you). Her office staff is super responsive and efficient. I couldn't recommend them more!
Very patient and kind.
I went in because a wisdom tooth was hurting. Dr. Heredia was very prompt in meeting with me and worked hard to find an oral surgeon who could see me immediately and get all 4 wisdom teeth yanked. Very expedient and caring!
Love her. Fast, great results, offered great recommendations for the work I want to get done. Super nice. I look forward to my visits.
Dr. Heredia and her nurses were very kind and helpful. The office was clean and comfortable.
She is an amazing dentist. Highly recommend!
Amazing staff and great dentist. Have been coming here for a few years now and love it. Both locations in the Mission and the Marina are great.
Everyone there was super nice and helpful! Dr. Heredia explained everything in detail and I felt really comfortable for my first appointment with her! Will continue to go back and make her my Dentist!
Dr. Elena Heredia is the best dentist anyone could ever hope for. She is thorough, professional, caring, and gentle. I couldn't ask for a better experience. HIGHLY recommended!
Elena was very knowledgeable and efficient. Her staff was very friendly and also knowledgeable.
She is super professional, takes time to explain what's going on and extremely nice. I found my dentist
First time patient to Dr. Heredia. Visit was great - uses newer technology than most dentists, gave me clear feedback on things she noticed, and did a great cleaning. Will definitely be back!
I had a fantastic experience at Dr. Heredia's office this week. All the staff are super friendly and walked me through the whole process. This is the happiest I've ever been with a dental experience.
Excellent - professional - considerate - state of the art.
I really liked how dr Elena took care about me and explained everything in details. My fav dentist in the city.
Nice and informative. I will definitely go back.
very professional, efficient and CALMING dentist. technique excellent. pain free. ancillary staff WELL trained. office manager very helpful. I COULD NOT BE MORE HAPPY WITH THE CARE AND SERVICE PROVIDED BY DR. HEREDIA AND HER STAFF.
Everything went smoothly. The staff was professional and friendly
This entire office is great! The care and personal attention I receive is top-notch! 10 STARS!
The staff is extremely friendly and competent. I had a fantastic experience!
Best experience. After more than twenty years of staying away from the dentist I now been able to go to three appointments Dr. Elena helps with my phobia of dentist. Her staff is also comforting,friendly and attentive. Slowly but surely I am finally allowing someone near my teething
We accomplished 3 fillings... two large. Made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Amparo Heredia is so good am recommending her Office services to all my friends asking if i know a "Good Dentist" , i tell them, i know the Best One .. Dr. Heredia and her team.
Very thorough but not 'rushed.' Explanations and short-/ long-term plan suggestions. Staff very caring and supportive.
Absolutely fantastic! It was my first experience ever walking away from a dentist appointment feeling great. Would highly recommend!
Great first time experience. I came for a routine cleaning/checkup and it was quick and very thorough. Dr. Heredia and staff were super friendly and welcoming. They took x-rays and photographs to build a complete picture of my mouth. I received a pretty standard cleaning (picked,flossed, polished, washed, and rinse) but they made sure to inform me on what they were doing/observed (which teeth need more flossing, how my gums looked, etc). Always appreciate good communication. Also got a little goody bag at the end--cute!
Fantastic work, so happy I chiee her to donmy crown. I chipped my tooth by accident during that time and put a veneer on and didna great job!
Dr. Heredia is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Highly recommended!
It was a wonderful visit. Dr. Heredia is very knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommended.
Great dental care experience. No wait, friendly staff, and above all, great dentist! Really listened to what I told her, gentle and efficient! Found my forever dentist!
As always, thorough, gentle, confident, very competent, easy manner, trust-engendering, wonderful staff, conscientious, concerned about my well-being
The usual gentle, painless, skilled dentistry with her terrific assistant, Marla. I was a dentist for 44 years so obviously know skill and dedication and the whole office represents that, including her front desk person, Christina. It's a pleasure to be a patient there.
she was very accommodating. dentistry is a very hard profession. no one really likes going to one. very happy to have become a patient.
Once again, Dr. Heredia has exceeded my expectations. She is a great dentist, has a wonderful bedside manner, is very gentle, and is totally professional. I'm so happy I chose her as my dentist a few years ago! Thanks again!
As always it was painless, professional, efficient and supported by her very accommodating staff.
I love the fact that my dentist is a perfectionist like me! She takes her time until it's just right. I am a new patient and I feel right at home. All the staff are very welcoming and helpful. The best dentist I've had thus far :-)
Very professional and detailed.
I never write reviews but I have to for Dr. Heredia. Best dentist EVER!!! There was no wait I came in at 3 and was out with two fillings by 3:20. I hate the dentist and she made the entire procedure painless and quick. Could not ask for a better experience she is the best!!!!! Her staff is amazing as well. I am actually excited to go back in 6 months.
Quick and professional
Great as always. Totally painless and smooth.
As always, I experienced another "pain free" visit from Marinagrins Dental. I love Dr. Heredia. I find her to be very sincere, and constantly assessing the patients needs. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.
I was 15 minutes late and they were so nice about it!
Everyone in the office was very friendly and I was impressed with how on top of things they were. They even had all my insurance info sorted out before I got in. Dr Heredia was great, very knowledgable and observant. I liked how right away she pointed out that medications I take for an unrelated, non-dental condition have - what I just learned - potential dental related side effects and took the time to tell me things I can do to help. I've had plenty of doctors who weren't as familiar, so Dr Heredia gets major bonus points for having a well-versed knowledge of a variety of medications off the top of her head. I came in for an acute issue but I left signing on with a new regular dentist!
Muy profesional y hace de la estadía del paciente una buena experiencia!
Elena was a great doctor and she was very knowdegable, friendly, and took care of my issue right away. Very happy with her service!
She and her staff are amazing. Love the office and level of care she provides.
Dr. Heredia was fantastic. The office is beautiful & clean, everyone who worked there was really nice & professional and the cleaning was painless! Highly recommend
Absolutely the cleanest office. Both the doctor and the hygienist are absolutely professional, friendly and helpful. One of the fastest and least painful experience at a dentist. Thank you.
Great dentist. I've subsequently recommended her to my girlfriend and other friends.
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dr Heredia made me feel very welcome and she answered all of my questions. I will definitely return and highly recommend her.
My first visit was great. This second appt was also excellent! Great service... very attentive... very honest... and pain-free. I have great teeth so there's never a problem on my end.
Great dentist, could really trust her and her team. In particular, Franca at the front desk is great about researching insurance and being diligent at making sure you have the info you need.
Everything was great. Didn't have to wait, staff were super friendly, and the doctor was efficient and kind.
Very quick and easy.
Wonderful, kind and thorough staff.
On point ! Maybe the equipment is not the latest one, but the staff is really nice !
A humble office with incredible service from the staff. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for no frills and great service dentistry
Very friendly staff and comfortable environment. I'm a very anxious type, and dentists are not my thing. I was calm and comfortable the entire time at my filling appointment, which is a huge achievement for the staff here :)
Wonderful as always. Totally painless, efficient, knowledgeable, courteous, concerned, expert skills.
Very please with the service and professionalism of the whole staff
The staff was very friendly, and made me feel really comfortable!!
excellent, professional care.....
I was positively surprised. I hate going to the dentist. Very professional and reassuring. I actually dont dread my next visit :-)
Truly exceptional care and service. I couldn't have hoped for a better treatment with Dr. Heredia and Franca, the dental technician. I went in for a cleaning, x-rays and overall checkup. They each handled everything with so much patience, attentiveness and professionalism. I will be going here from now on for all my dental needs!
I was highly impressed with Dr. Heredia in many ways. First, she was very personable. Second, she was highly skilled as a dentist. Third, she was very gentle. And fourth, this was my first visit and she will now be my dentist forever!
Dr. Heredia talked through everything with me and was really kind. The cleaning was quick and painless. I also felt like she was more trustworthy than the last dentist I went to in SF.
Dr Heredia started my invisialign today. She is knowlegable and did a great job!
I accpeted that Dr. Heredia took time to explain all the procedures. She explained all the pros and cons of the treatments so that I can make an independent choose, along with her recommendation for further treatments and referral. Her staff was extremely helpful and kind. Overall she was very caring and understanding towards my dental issues and needs during my visit. I highly recommend Dr. Heredia for your dental needs!
The service received was great. Very professional and knowledgeable.
I've got a few spots on my teeth that are more sensitive, and as a whole am a bit squeamish with sharp stuff in my mouth. I let them know about the sensitivity issues, and we got through the whole cleaning without mouth murder. Most dentists and hygienists will hurt me pretty good with the scaler or when they floss a bit more aggressively than I do. That alone made me a happy campy, but the whole staff was also very friendly and professional. They all knew their stuff, were very patient, and explained anything I asked about. Elena was a lot more involved through the whole thing than your typical dentist. A+, would recommend!
Excellent visit on emergency basis. Everyone was very kind and supportive. Wish this dentist was in my hometown
Very easy and quick cleaning. Less than an hour all told!
Dr. Elena was extremely gentle and caring, and really seemed to know her stuff. The equipment however left quite a bit to be desired. I'd recommend this place but with trepidation. The lack of modern and well-maintained equipment is important to focus on and hopefully improve soon. If this place is convenient for you to go to, you should still definitely go.
As I told Dr. Heredia and my wife, everything went beautifully, perfectly smoothly and I never felt a nano-second of pain or discomfort. This is coming from a retired dentist of 44 years in practice!
Dr. Heredia and her staff are so professional, helpful and friendly. I highly recommend people to come here if you would like dental services :)
She is excellent and very professional I'm glad to pull my tooth in excellent hands I'm very happy
I was very impressed by Dr. Heredia and her team. They are professional, diligent and very friendly! Happy to have found them and will be a patient moving forward.
Wonderful office and patient care! Went in for the first time, had a cleaning and it turned out I needed a couple fillings refilled -- they were able to do it right on the spot, so that I didn't have to make a second visit.
Excellent care, excellent skills, painless, wonderful manner. And I'm a retired dentist with 44 years of practice so I'm a reliable judge. No post-op discomfort whatsoever. Her staff is also terrific and made me feel extremely confident.
Todo estubo genial , me atendieron excelente y quede muy satisfecho con el trabajo , si recomiendo que visiten a la Srta Elena es muy profecional en su trabajo :) .
Great customer service as usual. Quick in an out. I thought I needed a root canal but Dr Heredia said it was just a sensitive tooth. What a relief :) Walked out with some sensodyne (free of charge!!!!) Woohoo!!!
I am so happy with decision to begin my invisalign treatment with Dr. Heredia. I was super nervous at first and had numerous questions. After my visit with her, all my questions were answered and I was confident she was the perfect doctor for me. The staff is always friendly and very accommodating with my work schedule. I would highly recommend Marina Grins Dental to anyone looking for invisalign treatment or even just a general dentist. Thanks Marina Grins! I am looking forward to my perfect smile!
I always get the best of care. I would recommend Dr. Heredia unconditionally. Thank you for your dedication and concern to your patients. Sheila C.
She was sooo great! Her staff is amazing as well.
I love going to Dr. Heredia's office. I never have to wait, they always take me right away and everyone who works there is very nice and professional. Dr. Heredia is easy to get along with and I really feel like she has my best interest in mind. The office is clean, modern, and up with the times as far as technology goes. It's hard to find a great dentist (I'm extremely picky) and I'm so thankful I found Dr. Heredia. I'm never leaving!
Clean and efficient office. Dr Heredia is friendly and is genuinely concerned about her patients oral health. The assistants are great too!!
My appointment with Dr. Heredia today was exceptional. I have been to see the Dr. a few times and I have found her very professional at all times. She is conscientious and listens to me. I would recommend her to all my friends and I do so without any reservations. Her assistant and office staff are courteous and thoughtful. I appreciate the wonderful practice that Dr. Heredia has established and I look forward to returning to her care. Sheila C.
Really great. Very nice people. I'll be back for more!
This was a great and effective visit with Dr. Heredia and her staff.
Very nice, professional and thorough!
Painless dentistry, beautiful offices, great staff, new decor including the latest very comfortable dental chairs and easy non-invasive picture and x-ray equipment. Easy insurance assistance help and payments, 5 star experience.
I had a great experience at Marina Grins Dental with Dr. Heredia today. I moved cross-country and needed a new dentist close to my new home. The location is convenient and the office is very clean and modern. My appointment started right on time and my full set of X-rays were taken. The cleaning and examination was thorough and gentle at the same time. Dr. Heredia was informing me of exactly what she was doing throughout the appointment and she had the right level of talking. I was out within an hour and already scheduled my next appointment in 6 months. I am looking forward to having long term dental care from this office!
You can tell within minutes just how much Dr. Heredia cares about her patients. You'll be amazed by how much she'll remember about you from your previous visits and conversations. The office is lovely too. All in all, I couldn't recommend her more!
We actually got started ahead of schedule, I had my x-rays finished by 10:01AM for my 10:00 Appointment. Dr. Heredia is so lovely, she is very gentle when taking your gum measurements, she did a great job on descaling my teeth of tartar, and her assistant was very good too. She is talkative, but does not push you to answer when your mouth is full. I really thought she did a great job and is the dentist I will send my friends to here in SF. The office is very clean, newly updated, and esthetically pleasing. No complaints, and I'm cavity free :)
She was so amazing and nice! Quick and thorough. Couldn't ask for a better dentist, honestly.
Wonderful experience! Would recommend to anyone.
She was very helpful, prompt and friendly. Would highly recommend!
It went pretty well. She is a great dentist and gave good suggestions. She just seemed very persistent on scheduling another costly appointment that was unnecessary maybe for economic means. I don't know I could be wrong.
Dr. Heredia and her staff are compassionate, professional and educational in the best way possible. She has a very nice new practice that I would recommend to anyone seeking dental care.
Amazing. I was taken care of right away. The doctor and her assistant are so helpful and knowledgable. Everything was explained to me during and before the process. So satisfied with the service.
Very professional and efficient and warm
She is a rockstar! Dr. Heredia was so knowledgable and so nice! I will definitely be returning to her office for all future dental needs.
Quick and easy!