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San Francisco – Geary

San Francisco – Geary

3412 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-752-0654


Our Doctors

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Dr. Yan Kalika

Yan Kalika, DMD, MS is a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the San Francisco Dental Society.

Dr. Kalika graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, majoring in chemistry. While at Berkeley, he was in the Students Honor Society and Golden Key Honor Society.

He received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Washington D.C. in the field of dental health policy. While at Harvard, Dr. Kalika served as president of the American Student Dental Association where he received a national award of excellence. He was a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. He received honors in all clinical disciplines at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Soma Weiss Research Scholarship and an International Research Fellowship from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kalika completed his orthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a specialty certificate in orthodontics and facial orthopedics and a master’s degree in oral biology. He is committed to providing quality orthodontic treatment while exceeding patients and parents’ expectations.

Dr. Kalika is a co-founder and on the board of several companies:

  • Diagnocat: An artificial intelligence company providing dentists with the cutting edge technology to finish their cases faster and provide a proper diagnosis
  • Therozone: A disinfectant company with an FDA approved product providing the highest level of sterilization
  • Breathometer: A medical device company
  • Rhinogram: A telemedicine company providing virtual consultations and tracking of orthodontic treatment

Dr. Kalika also treated the highest number of Invisalign patients of any orthodontists in San Francisco and the Bay Area as well as served as a consultant to Align Technology (the creator of Invisalign) when the company started. He is also international master in chess, which is the perfect kind of critical thinking you want in your orthodontist. Dr. Kalika will be able to find the shortest and quickest way to finish your orthodontic treatment with a beautiful and successful outcome.

 

Dr. Todor G. Stavrev

Dr. Stavrev, D.D.S., M.A., M.S., completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his post-doctoral education at Columbia University in New York where he earned his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics.

Throughout his specialty residency in Orthodontics, Dr. Stavrev became closely familiar with a wide range of treatment methods and philosophies. He has experience with a variety of bracket types and technologies such as passive self-ligation, clear aligners, temporary anchorage devices, and soft tissue laser therapy.

He treats patients of all age and works with both fixed and removable functional appliances. His general philosophy and approach to treatment is that every patient is unique and therefore no two treatments are alike. In addition to offering patients best-in class orthodontic treatment, Dr. Stavrev brings with him an international perspective and a kind-hearted, exciting approach to his practice and is fully invested in the well-being of each and every one of his patients.

Outside of creating beautiful smiles and making patients happy, Dr. Stavrev enjoys competitive ballroom dancing and stays active with CrossFit, skiing, running, and yoga. He also has a passion for cooking, traveling, and learning new languages.

Areas of expertise

  • Invisalign Clear Aligners
  • Accelerated Treatment Options
  • Growth Guidance Treatment

Education

  • Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY – Master of Science in Orthodontics
  • University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA -Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Harvard University, Health Careers and Professional Studies, Cambridge, MA – Post Baccalaureate Program
  • Boston College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Chestnut Hill, MA – Master of Arts in Economics
  • Truman State University, School of Arts and Sciences, Kirksville, MO – Bachelor of Arts and Science in Economics and Mathematics