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AboutBliss Dental SF

Attractive, sustainable, glass-fronted Bliss Dental SF, located in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, attracts patients with our soothing atmosphere, our “green” interiors, and our insistence on the highest quality of dental care. A true oasis in the midst of the busy downtown, Dr. Shahabi’s practice is unique in our focus on patient comfort and relaxation from the moment you walk in our door. We provide the full range of general dental services, and make sure our patients are comfortable throughout the visit and procedures with special amenities, including big-screen TVs and movies in every service room. At Bliss Dental SF, we deliver Serenity, Service and Smiles!

A Patients-First Dental Spa

Dr. Shahabi’s Bliss Dental SF is a general dental practice unlike any other, with its unique philosophy, relaxing and soothing service, and sustainable office environment.

Bliss Dental SF treats the whole person, and is dedicated to providing every patient with a positive, stress-free experience and first-class service. Its atmosphere of relaxation to puts both mind and body at ease. Stress-free dental care in elegant spa surroundings enables the body to comfortably receive treatment and to heal more effectively. Patients are pampered with cool water, massage chairs, magazines, big-screen TVs and Netflix in every service room, iPods, and Pandora.

Dr. Shahabi is deeply invested in caring for her patients, and this care is reflected in the pioneering, sustainable, and serene environment designed by Kuth/Ranieri Architects of San Francisco to reduce or prevent exposure to the everyday toxins common in other interiors. The materials—bamboo, insulation made of recycled jeans, low-VOC paint, amalgam separators to keep mercury out of the water—are all eco-friendly, and the building at 345 California Street is LEED Gold-certified.

Dr. Shahabi’s practice uses the most advanced equipment and technology and the highest quality products, such as relaxing, ergonomic massage chairs. The goal is to treat every patient with movie-star-level quality dental care. At Bliss Dental SF, from routine dental cleanings to CEREC two-hour crowns, Invisalign®, Power Whitening, and dental implants, we make sure to put a smile on every patient’s face.

Dr. Shahabi

Sheila Shahabi, DDS

Dr. Sheila Shahabi was drawn to dentistry out of her desire to help others—to relieve pain, to help people keep their teeth and their smiles. She views dentistry as an art that she gets to practice daily, and has established her own uplifting philosophy of dedication to high quality patient care, soothing and relaxation, and restoring patients’ well-being in pleasant, environmentally friendly surroundings.

A committed individual with high aspirations and a willingness to work hard seven days a week, Dr. Shahabi entered private practice in 1999, her first year after graduating from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, having earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She is fluent in Farsi and Spanish. Young as she was, Dr. Shahabi earned promotions to management positions at every job she had. But she knew she wanted to practice dentistry instead of traveling and opening and managing dental offices.

Dr. Shahabi’s diverse experience gave rise to her development of a new concept of dental care, based on environmental responsibility and proactive patient relationships. She founded Bliss Dental SF in 2006 with a vision of providing the highest quality, most up-to-date general dental services in a welcoming, spa-like setting that would soothe and relax dental patients. There, she loves to deliver first-class, full services to everyone, and provide the level of care and quality of equipment and technology usually expected by the most affluent patients.

In keeping with her holistic philosophy, Dr. Shahabi wanted to create a healing space free of toxic materials. Her office, furnished and finished with sustainable materials, is located in a LEED Gold-certified office building in San Francisco’s financial district. Patients love her cool, green office with its touch of class as much as they appreciate her friendly, professional staff.

"It’s so important to be able to smile freely again. How exciting and rewarding for me to help people change their lives every day!"

Personal Interests

In keeping with her lifelong drive to help improve the lives of others, Dr. Shahabi dedicates her free time to working with individuals in need, both at home and abroad. When she’s not providing hands-on care in San Francisco, she travels to work with patients in London and New York. She is also an active philanthropist, supporting a number of community and national charities, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Education and Experience

Dr. Shahabi is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to opening Bliss Dental SF, she was affiliated with the group practice Smile Care, where she opened and managed dental practices. She also acquired experience practicing dentistry in three private dental practices.

Dr. Patel

Malvika Patel, DDS

Dr. Malvika Patel, DDS grew up in India and came to the United States 12 years ago to pursue her dream of becoming an international dentist. With her international upbringing, she loves developing a strong, long lasting relationship with patients of all backgrounds and cultures, hoping to make a positive influence in their lives.

Dr. Patel received her undergraduate education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she graduated with a B.S in Biology with Honors. After graduating with M.S in Dental Hygiene, Dr. Patel went forward to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of the Pacific, Arthur. A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Patel continues to expand her knowledge by seeking out continuing education opportunities. With her passion for education and teaching, Dr. Patel also has experience with mentoring dental and dental hygiene students. She is a member of American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA) and American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD).

With over 5 years of dental experience, Dr. Patel strongly believes in providing patients with effective and efficient treatment plans while making each individual feel relaxed and ready to achieve optimal dental health. She is gentle, detail oriented, efficient, and always goes above and beyond to provide the best quality dentistry she can. She cares deeply about her patients and goes above and beyond to provide them with the best care possible while educating them about their oral health.

In her free time, Dr. Patel is passionate about dancing, hiking, painting and exploring San Francisco city with her pup Ollie. Dr. Patel is newly engaged and has been very excited to plan for her wedding next year.


Office Mascot

Meet Bentley, the newest member of Dr. Shahabi’s team!

Bentley is a friendly, chihuahua-dachshund mix. He’s therefore little, and full of love. He was born in July 2016, and Dr. Shahabi rescued him from the SPCA only a few months later.

As the office mascot, he steers clear of the action, cheering patients on from the sidelines and adding to the family-friendly feeling of Dr. Shahabi’s office.