Our Pediatric Dental Specialists
Dr. Christine Rimi Kobayashi
Dr. Tami Fujino
Dr. Tami Fujino
Hello! I'm Dr. Tami. Welcome to our office!
I grew up in Japan and Southern California and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine. I earned my dental degree at Northwestern University, and practiced as a general dentist in Chicago and Southern California. It was interesting to be able to work in all different fields of dentistry--but treating children was what gave me the most joy. Rather than continuing to treat children as a general dentist, I moved to the Bay Area in 2001 to start my specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at University of California, San Francisco. I wanted to be able to treat not only the healthy kids, but to understand and manage the patients with various medical conditions and special needs. I earned a specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2004. While completing my residency, I obtained a Master of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. In 2005, I earned the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I also taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Department at UCSF for several years. In addition to seeing patients at our office, I perform procedures at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Francisco. It is rewarding to be able to provide care in a hospital setting to meet the needs of our patients.
I love being active--which is easy when I'm chasing after my high-energy twins. I run regularly and have been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. I also love to travel and explore the world. Pediatric Dentistry gives me the opportunity to combine my passion with work--to provide much needed dental care in developing countries.
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