Dorothy Pang, DDS, MS – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Pang loves practicing and teaching pediatric dentistry. A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Pang finished high school and college in England, where she met her husband, Dr. Peter Lee, with whom she shares the practice. They moved from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to San Francisco in 1992 when Dr. Pang joined the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco and became the Graduate Program Director of Pediatric Dentistry. In 1997, Dr. Pang left her full-time academic position to start her private practice in San Francisco, but she has maintained a part-time teaching position at UCSF since then.
Dr. Pang received her initial dental degrees from King’s College, London and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, then her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Health Science Clinical Professor at UCSF, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), and a Diplomate as well as a Consultant and Examiner of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Pang was nominated as a board member for the ABPD and in 2018 was selected to serve on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Pang, Dr. Lee and their two sons live in San Francisco. They enjoy traveling, going to the movies, reading, cooking, and watching the Food Network as a family. Periodically, they visit their family and friends in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and England. Dr. Pang also enjoys hanging out with friends over the weekend. Her claim to fame in cooking that draws recurrent visitors is her rib eye roast stuffed with garlic, but she cooks it only if she doesn’t see patients on Monday!
Tamaki Fujino, DDS, MS (“Dr. Tami”) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Tami grew up in Japan and southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine; a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Northwestern University Dental School; and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of California, San Francisco. She also received a Master of Science degree in craniofacial sciences. Dr. Tami is passionate about treating children and earned the distinction of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2005.
Before becoming a pediatric dentist, Dr. Tami practiced as a general dentist in Chicago and southern California. While practicing in a community dental clinic in Los Angeles, she developed a passion for pediatric dentistry. Dr. Tami not only enjoys practicing pediatric dentistry in the States but also furthers her philanthropic passion by traveling to third world countries to deliver dental care to underserved children around the world.
Dr. Tami lives in the East Bay with her twins and is very active in her community. She has many hobbies, including yoga, running, hiking, traveling and reading.
Amy Chen, DDS, MS – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Chen attended the University of California, Berkeley and achieved a Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cell biology. It was during her undergraduate program that she developed a passion for serving the homeless and socio-economically disadvantaged residents of the community at the Berkeley Free Clinic. She completed dental school at UCSF School of Dentistry and went on to attain her specialty certification in pediatric dentistry and master’s degree in orofacial sciences.
While in graduate school, Dr. Chen was a finalist for the Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) for research in dental cariology and caries prevention. She is a proud member of the California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and other local San Francisco pediatric associations.
Dr. Chen loves to spend time with her family and friends in the Bay area. She enjoys reading, running, playing tennis, traveling and meeting new people. One of her favorite novels is “The Kite Runner.” During basketball season you can catch her cheering on the Golden State Warriors. She is fluent in Mandarin and can conversationally speak Taiwanese.
Dr. Chen is committed to providing compassionate and personalized dental care to nurture beautiful smiles for your little ones while building lifelong trust and friendship.
Karen Lam Kishiyama, DDS, MS – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Lam comes from a Chinese-Vietnamese family, but was born and grew up in France until the end of high school. She moved to the United States, where she pursued her undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a Master of Science in materials science from the California Institute of Technology. After working as a research and development battery engineer for several years, she decided to change careers to become a dentist and has not looked back since.
Dr. Lam obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UCSF School of Dentistry, where she graduated at the top of her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. She then completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at UCSF where she served as chief resident and received her specialty certificate. She is now a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a part-time teaching faculty member at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Lam enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their friends. She loves to travel and looks forward to discovering many new places, cultural events and culinary adventures, both near and far. She can also speak French, Spanish and Vietnamese.
As a pediatric dentist, her goal is to help guide children in achieving optimal oral health. Whether it means providing parents with the knowledge and advice needed to care for the early stages of teething, reassuring a child as they transition to their permanent teeth, or even motivating teenagers to become independent in their self-care.
As a parent, she strives to treat your kids in the way she would want her kids to be treated, with gentle care, compassion and kindness.