Dr. Sheila Shahabi, DDS

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345 California Street, Ste 170, San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Serenity Dental Spa was founded by Dr. Sheila Shahabi in 2006. A Dental Care practitioner since 1999, Dr Shahabi is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco and received her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. While working in private practice throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Shahabi began to develop a new dental-care concept based upon proactive patient relationships, a deep respect for the environment, and her desire to provide service in a welcoming, spa-like setting. Serenity Dental Spa is the culmination of these ideas.

Dr. Shahabi is experienced and specializes in Invisalign procedures!

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I was firstgreeted and attended to by a wonderful receptionist, who updated me regularly on our wait. I then saw two of Sheila's assistants, for check-up and basic clean, then Sheila herself. All were efficient, professional and friendly. Sheila highlighted longstanding dental issues for me that other dentists had missed. Am very impressed and grateful for her. I was happy to also meet her lovely dog, Bentley!!

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Dr Shahabi is ever so gracious, professional, upbeat, goes aboove and beyond the call of duty and is just so kind. She is the BEST dentist Ive ever had in SF. Her staff is always communicative, follow up is impeccable, they are dedicated and always smile. What an incredible crew. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! My smile is better whenever I leave :)

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Dr. Shahabi was great. The front desk staff made serious errors regarding billing.

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Great staff and I was very pleased with the dentist. Extremely thorough and informative and compassionate.

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Doctor Shahabi is the best! I always cry when I arrive and leave with a huge smile. She really cares for her patients and her team always find the best solution to answer my needs. Plus I learned a lot today watching Netflix while my crown was molded :)

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Everything was great except for the dental work. The teeth on which Dr Shahabi put fillings are a completely different shape from what they used to be. I'm undergoing orthodontic treatment as well, and my orthodontist had purposely created space between two teeth over many months. Dr Shahabi just filled it up with filling. So much so that my teeth were stuck together and I had to go to another dentist to at least separate them. Not only was the work terrible, I had to sit on the chair from 1pm to 5pm. The anesthesia wore off around 4pm, and so the fillings were also painful. I'm still dealing with the negative consequences of seeing this dentist, and I'd try to get my money back if I thought they were likely to do that. At the time I'm writing this, they've already charged me for future procedures for which they set up an appointment, which seems quite money-grubbery of them. The office is really nice though! They had netflix! -_-

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Serenity Dental is not a dental clinic. It's a dental spa! Dr. Shahabi is like the Zen master attending to you. I doze off all the time. I look forward in coming here! ??

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Dr. Shahabi is a wonderful dentist. She is very personable and really wants the best for your health. Her office space is bery soothing and the massage chairs certainly help with any tension!

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Dr. Shahabi was incredibly attentive, willing to explain all details related to my care, and pleasant.

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Dr. Shahabi has been my Dentist for 7+ years! She's taken excellent care of me – from quarterly cleanings, to Invisalign support. I've had immense jaw pain from stress and her knowledge about adjustments to my teeth have been life saving! So many folks don't realize how important our teeth are to our overall health. Dr. Shahabi has an amazing, caring, helpful team too! Her office is clean, modern, and calm. Definitely not the family 1980's dental offices I've visited in my past. She's created a space that really does feel like a spa!

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I love going to see Dr. Shahabi. I have had horrible dental phobia from poor treatment in the past. Dr. Shahabi and her staff are amazing. they completely put me at ease and have great customer service. I leave there pretty much pain free (even after 2 hours of work) and knowing I will not have to have anything redone! The team of Dr. Shahabi and her assistant, MJ, is so smooth it seems they read each others minds, in their workflow and kind in their communication. thank you Dr. Shahabi!

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I would not recommend this dentist practice to anyone for many reasons, but I'll stick with two for now. Firstly, my appointment was supposed to be an hour long. I show up and am told that my appointment is actually 90 minutes long. Fine, I can be a little late to work. However, by the time I get out of the chair it's been over 2 hours. I find that absolutely unacceptable. Second, after I found a different dentist, the staff from this office have continued to hound me for appointments. I told the first woman who called in March that I had found a different dentist and would not be returning to their practice. She said I would be removed from their patient list. Then I got a text message about a month ago asking me to come in for an appointment. Again, I responded reminding them that I was no longer a patient and asked that I be removed from their mailer. You can imagine my surprise when I was emailed once again this morning about booking a new appointment.

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Dr. Shahabi and her staff are great. They made me feel very comfortable. A few days after my cleaning, I was experiencing some jaw pain. Dr. Shahabi's team found me an oral surgeon who was available right away. She personally escorted me out and gave me clear directions. I'll definitely be returning.

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I have been to Serenity Dental Spa a couple of times now and it's been moderately ok until a recent incident where the doctor was very sloppy with my filling procedure. It was right before the holidays and I seemed to be the last patient of the day and it was clear that she was hustling to get the job done. I felt very on edge since the tools weren't fully prepared even after the procedure started so the assistant had to go back and forth to other rooms to find the right tools. Also due to lack of communication between the doctor and the assistant, the assistant even dropped a couple of tools on my chest while they were operating. Overall it was very unprofessional and I ended up having to redo the procedure all over again after a couple of weeks since the outcome came out so poorly. They need to remind the workers about professionalism in the workplace so the patients feel comfortable and trusted that they are in good hands.

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Everyone is wonderful. Excellent service and I love Dr. Shahabi. She is honest and does excellent work. I would highly recommend her!! 100% great

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In so far my experience at Serenity Dental Spa has been pleasant. I came initially for an relatively serious issue with one of my molars that Dr. Shahabi was able to rescue on site, and I've been able to keep up with my dental health by following her directions. My subsequent cleaning appointments have gone well as well. Overall a good dental clinic that I was able to find on a pinch and it's easy enough to get to from my house.

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She's very kind and ensures you feel as comfortable as possible. She went out of her way to accommodate me on very short notice. Her team is great, they ensure you understand every part of your visit. I highly recommend her!

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Dr. Shahbi has been taking care of our family for close to fifteen years. Besides having all the latest and best technology in her office, most of all we appreciate her kind and caring manner. We recommend Sheila to all of our friends and family.

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I have been seeing Dr. Shahabi for around 8 years. In that entire time I have had excellent personal attention from both her and her staff. Dr. Shahabi is always attentive to my needs, makes sure I am comfortable, and has worked with me for years on improving my dental hygiene without judgment. I have also noticed new staff members that go above and beyond in their customer service. A particular standout is her office manager who knows me by face, has a great attitude and friendly personality, and works with my sometimes difficult schedule. She also makes sure I am always booked with Dr. Shahabi as that is my preference. I would and have recommended Serenity Dental to numerous friends and coworkers and would never dream of going elsewhere.

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Everyone is great at Serenity dental spa! Dr. Shahabi is super nice and very personable. They really go out of their way to make sure you have the best smile!

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Great service and care from Dr. Shahabi. Very happy with my great results!

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My visit was pleasant as usual. Everyone is very courteous and friendly at the office. Dr. Shahabi does a great job and makes the visit as comfortable as possible.

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Horrible dental work. I had nothing but problems with the crown Dr Shahabi did. I went in three times and they "adjusted" it by drilling it down as it was not aligned with my bite. They "adjusted" it each time I went in and it is now basically flat. This is a molar!? Also, I was having so much pain as a result of this and Dr Shahabi kept telling me it was sinus problems. When she finally referred me to an endodontist, the endodontist confirmed the work was too close to the nerve and I had to have a root canal AND that it was seriously infected. My face was swollen as a result of the infection!? If you choose to go to Dr Shahabi, kept to the simple stuff like cleanings and maybe basic fillings. I would NOT recommend anything else.

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Dr. Shahabi and staff are really wonderful. I came in for a deep cleaning and was treated very well, promptly seen and handled with care. I've been a patient for many years and I have always been very satisfied!

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Dr. Shahabi is such a great doctor and person. She has the BEST bedside manner - she makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed, she's very soothing - no easy feat at a dentist's office. Not only is she super professional and courteous, it's like she was born to help others. Her staff is excellent as well - superior customer service, very patient and accomodating. I love this place and recomend it to my friends and co-workers.

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I felt welcomed. Staff was attentive. Got my filing done!

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