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Dr. Dell is the Second Native American to Become a Dentist

About Us

Dental Treatment in San Francisco, CA
Since 1996, John B. Dell, DDS and his team have provided a dental practice where patients of all ages can feel at ease as they receive the treatments they need for their healthiest smiles. Located in South San Francisco, CA, we are proud to serve families across the Bay Area. By staying up-to-date on the latest in the dental field, we offer our patients an exceptional quality of care. And we like to inform before we perform—with us, you receive the education and information you need to empower you in your dental-care decisions.

Meet Our Team

Dr. John B. Dell

Dr. Dell is half Native American from the Cochiti Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico. He is the second Native American to become a dentist in the United States. He has lived in California since the age of 2½, having moved to San Francisco in 1957. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School (now SHCP) in 1960, attended the University of San Francisco for four years, and graduated from UCSF in 1969 where he received his BS and DDS degrees.

Dr. Dell has taught in the Crown and Bridge Department at the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry (now the Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry), during which he did dental illustrations for the department. He was also Chief of the Dental Clinic at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco for eight years, while also practicing in various clinics and private offices throughout the Bay Area.

Dr. Dell is a current member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Mateo County Dental Society. He also is a member of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the Kiwanis Club of SSF, and of a charitable organization called the Pamakids. Dr. Dell resides in SSF with his wife. He enjoys reading, golfing, bicycling, photography, cooking, and gardening. His favorite teams are the USF Dons, Cal Bears, Stanford Cardinal, Golden State Warriors, SF 49ers, and SF Giants.

Jenny – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenny has worked in the dental field for over 32 years, both as an assistant and as a hygienist. Most of her years in practice include working in a periodontal office (a specialty practice that deals with gum disease).

Her main objective is on preventive dental care. She is dedicated to providing excellent care by educating patients about oral health and making each visit as comfortable and fun as possible! “I treat each patient I see like I would want my own family to be treated. It’s always a pleasure to get to know all the great people that come to our office and help Dr. Dell make healthy and beautiful smiles.”

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling around the world.

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Debbie – Office Manager

Debbie has been Dr. Dell’s office manager since the office opened in 1996 and has been involved in the dental industry since 1988. She also assists the doctor when needed. She received her BS degree in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and an MBA degree from the Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA.

Being familiar with the various dental insurance companies, she can explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different plans offered so that each patient can make more informed decisions. Please call her if you have any questions.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys cooking and pairing good wines with meals. She also enjoys riding her bicycle, taking long walks with her husband, playing her piano, and listening to music on her iPod.

Our team looks forward to helping you and your family achieve smiles you love.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 650-952-9565.

Phone: 650-952-9565
Fax: 650-952-9383

Tuesday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Two Saturdays a Month)