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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.

 

Hope you have a wonderful experience at our office!  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.