Dr. Clint Taura is a native San Franciscan and a graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep. He attended UCLA and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology before returning to San Francisco to receive his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed a rigorous General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Mare Island clinic, where he received special training in dental implants, oral surgery, prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics.
Dr. Taura has served as a Pre-Clinical Adjunct Instructor at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry and on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Dental Society. He enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering his time providing dental care at the Berkeley Free Clinic and has gone on multiple dental mission trips to Jamaica through the 1000 Smiles Dental Project.
Clint likes playing basketball and golf, rooting for the Giants, 49ers, Warriors and his UCLA Bruins, and watching Netflix. He and his wife, Nikki, enjoy spending time with their baby daughter, traveling and trying new restaurants around the bay area.
Dr. Taura is a member of: San Francisco Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Association
Dr. John Fong established his practice in San Francisco’s Japantown in 1976. After attending City College of San Francisco, he earned his B.S. in Biology at the University of the Pacific’s Stockton campus. He then completed his D.D.S degree at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Fong takes pride in continuing to educate himself on the latest materials, techniques, and technologies.
Dr. Fong’s professional affiliations include the San Francisco Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and as Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. For over 30 years, he served on the local California Dental Association Peer Review committee and retired as a council member in 2014. He continues to give back to his community by being involved with the Kindergarten Dental Screening program through the San Francisco Dental Society.
Dr. Fong is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing with his family and friends on the weekends. He also enjoys reading, listening to good music, traveling and learning how to dance with his wife.
Dr. Dennis Shinbori provided quality, caring dentistry to his patients for nearly 40 years in the same community he was raised in. He graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1976 along with Dr. John Fong. That year they built the wonderful dental practice that exists today. Although Dr. Shinbori no longer sees patients, he continues to serve as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and on the Board of Managers for the California Dental Association’s annual conferences. Dr. Shinbori worked alongside Dr. Taura for two years and was confident his patients would be cared for in the same attentive manner by Dr. Taura.
He continues to enjoy playing golf, traveling, collecting sports memorabilia, and rooting for his 49ers, Warriors and especially the Giants. He and his wife are the proud parents of three children and are enjoying their first grandchild.