San Francisco Dentist

Meet The DoctorDr. Nisha Krishnaiah

Dr. Nisha Krishnaiah graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M system in 1997 and went on to complete a hospital residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. For over 23 years she has been in private practice, first in Arizona and for the past 20 years in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. Her passion and focus has always been creating beautiful smiles. She is one of a handful of dentists in San Francisco city that is a 15 year long member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and accredited.

Always challenging herself in a rapidly evolving field, she takes hundreds of hours of continuing education from the dental profession’s most highly regarded experts and institutions. Incorporating art and science while working with renowned specialists and ceramists, she is able to achieve the optimal dental desires in a comfortable, relaxed environment for even the most discerning dental patient.

Her philosophy is to render comprehensive care individualized for each patient. This holistic approach leads to long lasting cosmetic and functional results. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, she provides invisalign, restorative, general, and implant dentistry. She is a member of AACD and AAID and SFDS.

When not at work, Dr. NIsha Krishnaiah and her staff volunteer at nonprofit Clinic by the Bay, which offers dental/medical services to the underserved communities-only one of its kind in the entire city. She is also a big proponent of giving back as a member of the Give Back a Smile program offered by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has donated dental services worth thousands of dollars to victims of domestic violence who have received trauma to their dentition. Dr. Krishnaiah also volunteers as a member for She Can, a nonprofit, that helps young women from post war, post conflict countries navigate the US higher education system. She loves to read, bake, listening to podcasts and spend time with her husband, two children and their new puppy while enjoying what the Bay Area has to offer.

San Francisco Dentist

Meet The DoctorDr. Heena Gupta

Dr. Heena Gupta is a general dentist who graduated from the renowned Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. She went on to complete a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

With a focus on comprehensive care and patient education, Dr. Gupta is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and regularly takes continuing education courses to stay current and enhance her skills. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry, and is an Invisalign provider.

Dr. Gupta was raised in Austin, Texas and now lives with her fiancé and new puppy in San Francisco. She enjoys working out, yoga, exploring the city and traveling.

San Francisco Dentist

Meet The DoctorAref El Natour, DDS, MS

Dr. Aref received his D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, from the University of the Pacific- Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, in 1990. He started his private dental practice in the city of the Golden Gate Bridge, and for more than twenty years he worked as a solo practitioner at Smiles on Union Square, on 450 Sutter Street.

In 2010, he went back with his family to Lebanon, and established a successful group practice in Beirut, over more than ten years.

In September 2014, Dr. Aref received his Master's Degree(MS), in Oral Implantology from the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Dr. Aref believes that the key to a healthy mouth is good, and consistent prevention. He uses the most advanced technologies in dentistry, and the finest delivery systems to all his patients.

Recently Dr. Aref joined Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley. He is presently living in San Francisco with his family, and is a fun, professional tennis player who loves hiking, skiing and the outdoors