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Dr. Kathleen Marcelo, DDS

Dentist

San Francisco, CA

About Dr. Kathleen Marcelo

Dr. Marcelo grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She then continued her studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Afterwards, she completed a General Practice Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. During her residency, she participated in numerous dental public-health and community outreach events to serve the needs of the local community. She is also currently conducting dental research at the Department of Dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Marcelo provides quality dental care to help her patients achieve a healthy smile. More so, she holds great value and commitment to patient education, prevention, and comprehensive dental care. Dr. Marcelo is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. On her free time, she enjoys going on group hiking trips and currently resides in San Francisco.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Aflac

Specialties

  • Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard University, Residency in General Practice

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1164951075

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
I've never had a dentist be so thorough and informative every step of the way. Her and Helen made a greatteam getting me in and out efficiently and with great care.
I've never had a dentist be so thorough and informative every step of the way. Her and Helen made a great team getting me in and out efficiently and with greatcare.
Leif B. · August 14, 2019
Excellent service and my favorite dentist visit ever! Never before has a team been so thorough in explaining everything,giving best practices and all the while being so friendly and upbeat. Can’t recommend Dr. Marcelo and her team more highly!
Excellent service and my favorite dentist visit ever! Never before has a team been so thorough in explaining everything, giving best practices and all the while being so friendly andupbeat. Can’t recommend Dr. Marcelo and her team more highly!
Timothy H. · July 21, 2019

Dr. Kathleen Marcelo's office locations

Elena Heredia, DDS

3210 Fillmore St, Suite 2

San Francisco, CA 94123

Elena Heredia, DDS

2460 Mission St, 102

San Francisco, CA 94110

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so good! and an amazing team :)

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Amazing! Made me feel at home - thanks!

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I've never had a dentist be so thorough and informative every step of the way. Her and Helen made a great team getting me in and out efficiently and with great care.

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They're great!

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She's the best!

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First time visit and looking forward to my next! Recommneded!

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Excellent service and my favorite dentist visit ever! Never before has a team been so thorough in explaining everything, giving best practices and all the while being so friendly and upbeat. Can’t recommend Dr. Marcelo and her team more highly!

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Excellent service! Went in for a cleaning and was in and out of the office in 30 minutes... even with a quick cavity filling!

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Lovely visit with a friendly and knowledgeable Dentist and dents hygienist. This is my second time going and I plan to continue!

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Best dental experience I've had in awhile -- after trying to find an honest dentist in SF, I'm glad I was able to find one in Dr. Marcelo! Highly recommend her to anyone!

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It was great! The doctor and staff were attentive, explained everything, and gentle.

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Really nice doctor, I’ll go see her again soon. Appreciate her communication style and the practice is very clean and modern.

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Very thorough and friendly

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Very kind and professional treatment.

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Was so nice and explained everything. She also did the cleaning herself which I appreciated.

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Couldn’t have been a smoother experience. They even rearranged their schedule to see me for additional work instead of having me return another day. Very professional experience, highly recommended.

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Love Dr. Kathleen Marcelo!

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I really loved the whole staff I interacted with today. What a great dentist office!

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I am glad she is so highly focused on preventative care. She gave me some great suggestions for keeping a potential cavity at bay.

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They accommodated me even though I was running late. I do think that put some pressure on the appointment and more assumptions were made about my dental hygiene habits than I would have liked. For instance, there was an assumption that I didn't floss as often as I do. We were able to resolve these and get to some good recommendations for improving my hygiene, as there were some issues.

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She was great! Professional and friendly

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Kathleen was incredibly kind and easy-going. She ACTUALLY informed me of what was going on and how to prevent (other than the usual flossing or brushing recommendations). I have never had a better experience at a dentist. Highly recommend.

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Great first time visit - professional, friendly staff; comfortable, clean space. The cleaning was very thorough, and the dentist/hygienists were responsive and careful if I expressed discomfort. I ended up waiting more than I planned to before my appointment, as I didn't realize I hadn't given my insurance information when I filled out the online forms. So I would have appreciated a call to provide that information ahead of time, to reduce wait time at the office. Overall great experience!

Less than 1 year ago
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excellent and professional and efficient and caring and extremely competent service from all......from pam/receptionist; helen/dental assistant; and dr. marcelo/dentist.......compassionate service who communicate to patient procedure planned and progress during procedure. a very comforting environment for any patient, regardless of their anxiety level. also, kudos to dr. heredia for her previous excellent care. this office is dedicated to providing a positive patient experience. and extremely well managed. thank you.

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Excellent! Dr. Marcelo was friendly, informative, and didn’t skimp on time spent explaining exactly what she saw in my X-rays and pictures of my teeth. I was also impressed that the dentist herself did most of the cleaning. Unlike other dentists I’ve been to in SF she was thorough and clear during the visit and didn’t try to con me into extra procedures or unnecessary extra visits to the office. Her assistant Helen was friendly and helpful as well. Definitely recommend.

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Excellent experience, I appreciated the effort to explain everything to me.

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She answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable.

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