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I’ve been going to see Dr. Z for more than 20 years and couldn’t be more pleased. He’s always very thorough and professional and can be trusted only to recommend work that’s truly needed. My teeth are in great shape thanks to a great partnership. About five years ago, I worked with Dr. Z to replace old crowns on my two front teeth – prominent real estate on my face. It came out great and has worn well with time. Plus, he’s a sweetheart of a guy to boot. Five stars! – Chris E.
I just had my initial exam with Dr. Gregory Zabek, and he was outstanding. It was the most thorough dental examination I have ever had (and I’ve had plenty). I feel like I found the right dentist! Dr. Zabek is an excellent dentist who listens to the patient and takes care with great attention to details. He took his time to explain every procedure he was doing and was thorough when explaining the process. He also made sure that he understood my concerns and explained his strategy so that I can make an independent judgment. Dr. Zabek is the gold standard for dentistry. He provides an all-around first-class service that is friendly, professional, and extremely thorough. I would recommend Dr. Zabek to everyone. – Laurel T.
I grew up having my grandfather as my dentist, and now that he is retired, I found Dr. Zabek through friends. Dr. Zabek is very helpful. I had my first appointment last year, and he went through a detailed first exam. Afterward, we reviewed my insurance, and he explained to me what benefits I had and what I should use to help my teeth. Since then, I have filled 2 cavities and one old filling that chipped off. He talked me into teeth cleaning every three months, and it makes a huge difference. Happy to have found a Dentist I am comfortable going. Highly recommend. – Schlegel D.
I love this dentist! From his friendly staff to his chair side manner, Dr. Zabek is hands down the best dentist I’ve ever had. I lost my tooth and went to Dr. Zabek after another dentist wanted to charge me $5,600 for a bridge. Dr. Zabek discussed my options, and got me a tooth the very next day. We also discussed more permanent procedures, and I will most certainly use him for that. I highly recommend Dr. Zabek and his friendly staff. You will not be disappointed! – Rahm B.
Best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist – good work, friendly staff, good jokes…and I don’t leave ever feeling like my wallet just got molested. – Zachary C.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. “little tooth” for almost 8 years, I think? I even went to see him in between employment insurance coverage. I’ve had crowns, fillings replaced, and mostly just regular cleanings and checkups to keep the teeth happy. Cheryl is awesome, Leonore is just about as friendly as can be, and they all welcome me warmly every time I have a visit. No more dreaded dentist chair days! Thanks for all the years of happy teeth. – Andrea L.
Dr. Zabek has been taking care of me for over 12 years. I learn so much from him as he is very patient, centric, and ensures that you are informed about all aspects of your care. I recommend Dr. Z highly. I love it when people ask me who my dentist is because they compliment me on my teeth and smile. – Jim W.
I have had the same dentist for over ten years and haven’t wanted to go to a new one, but I needed to find a SF dentist that was more convenient to downtown SF. I went to Dr. Zabek for a checkup and cleaning. I sure made the right choice. The other five-star reviews on Yelp! got it right. He was great about putting me at ease, answered all my (many) questions, and I got probably the best cleaning that I’ve ever had. I couldn’t believe how great my teeth looked and felt afterward. His office staff was incredibly nice, and efficient. They deserve Five Stars too. – Dave M.
Dr. Zabek is an excellent dentist, and I have no complaints. He is very thorough and takes time to explain things. He is definitely out for the patient’s best interests. His office staff is very friendly, as well. If you want a fantastic dentist, go here! – Mark T.
Zabek is a funny guy with a personable staff. Everyone is in a good mood, they are honest and bring humor to mundane daily life events. Besides the silly discussions we always seem to have, Zabek is a great dentist. He does his work well, and he is very thorough. He will always let you know what he sees and thinks about your teeth/gums and will ask you how you feel about them and the work he has done, especially when it comes to fillings and fixing chipped teeth, etc. My whole family goes here, my father has gone for 27 years! – Shanna H.
Dr. Zabek is the best Dentist in all of the bay area. He is great to work with and is always honest and kind. – Justin M.
Munch! Crunch! Chomp! You do a lot of that this time of year. Lots of smiling too! Thank you Dr. Zabek. This year I really enjoyed smiling and eating for the first time in a long time. – Reese A.
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I’ve been coming to see Dr. Zabek for more than 30 years. Over the years, I’ve had excellent dental care from Dr. Zabek – fillings, crowns, and bridges. All my dental restorations are artistically right; they match the color and shape of my existing teeth. I like that Dr. Zabek tries to make all of the dental procedures pain free. I feel at home with Dr. Zabek. The staff are all friendly and professional, and Dr. Z is thorough in checking for cavities and in giving me suggestions for ways to prevent further decay and help the general well-being of my teeth and mouth. – Bruce Hall
I come to Dr. Zabek regularly for checkups and teeth-cleaning. He’s great – he has a great chair-side manner and makes going to the dentist very easy. Dr. Zabek is very warm. He takes the time to explain things and is very professional. It’s a very friendly office, they will work with your schedule. I would highly recommend him, especially for people who are scared of the dentist. He always puts the patient first. – Maggie Won
I’ve been coming to Dr. Zabek ever since he bought this practice in 1976. I like him because he is friendly, accessible and really knows his stuff. Everything he has done for me has worked out really well. I only lost one tooth in 35 years, and he gave me a permanent bridge as a solution for that. He didn’t have to move any teeth and it’s worked out really well. I’ve had that bridge for 15 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a dentist. He runs a really nice office. He always stays on the cutting edge of what’s new in dentistry, knowing what’s going on and using the latest and best techniques.” – James Joy
I started seeing Dr. Zabek when my former dentist retired, and he’s been great. I like the fact that he is knowledgeable and up-to-date in his field. He knows the latest things that are going on and applies them in the chair. Dr. Zabek is very gentle. I’ve gotten three crowns, many filling replacements and more, and he’s never hurt me in any of the times he has treated me. I feel that Dr. Zabek’s personality is what especially sets him apart from other dentists. He is fun, outgoing, likes to tell corny jokes, but he also is interesting and knowledgeable. I’m a scientist by day, so I enjoy discussing scientific issues with him. All of those things make the time spent in the chair very pleasant and very rewarding. With Dr. Zabek, you know it’s going to be done right, and that he will keep you entertained with a good chair-side manner. – Ben Marafino
Dr. Zabek has been my dentist for 23 years. I came to him for a checkup and teeth cleaning, and I’ve continued to see him regularly. I cracked one of my front teeth, which looked bad. He repaired it and did a beautiful job. He’s fixed cavities for me, done a root canal or two, and several crowns. I’ve never had to get anything corrected that he’s done, it’s always been on the money the first time. His work is outstanding, and that’s the main reason that I would recommend him. I really like the warmth and atmosphere of the office, but it’s Dr. Zabek’s skill and ability to fix it the first time and without hurting me that keeps me coming back. – Peter Haley
I’ve been seeing Dr. Zabek for close to 20 years, and his caring dental treatment has enabled me to keep me smiling. I’m a mouth-breather, and that exposes you to more cavities than usual. I had been seeing a couple of other dentists, but I wasn’t happy with what they were doing to help me. Then a friend recommended Greg Zabek. When I started working with Greg, it was completely different. He put together a program for me that dramatically reduced my gum disease. I’ve had a number of bridges and crowns put in, all of these lasted a long time and served me well. I’ve gotten three dental implants, which Dr. Zabek supervised from start to finish. A significant thing that I did was 10 years ago, at age 55, I went and got braces put on. Greg helped with that, as part of it had some extractions. My appearance has improved dramatically from the braces, which made me very happy! I am also much better able to manage my oral hygiene, because before the braces my teeth were cramped, and I couldn’t reach a lot of places to clean them. Now I love my smile. I get four cleanings a year from Greg, because of my mouth-breathing, and when I do get a cavity, it is smaller and more manageable. Twenty years ago, I thought that it was just a matter of time until I would have to go and get dentures and go clapping around with false teeth. I don’t think that is going to happen now. My mouth is healthy, my teeth are in good shape, and Dr. Zabek does an excellent job of helping me manage my oral health. I feel like I owe a lot to Dr. Zabek, he has done a great job managing my teeth and keeping them healthy. – William Gerry
Dr. Greg Zabek is a lifelong friend, and an excellent dentist. He has been taking care of all of my dental needs for 22 years, and the care has been excellent. Whether I needed to have cavities filled, checkups or dental implants, I could always count on Dr. Zabek for a pain free experience. He is gentle and professional with all of his dental treatments, and I know that he cares about my overall well-being every time he works on my smile. – Dan Kunihara
My boss referred me to Dr. Zabek, and I really like him. He’s an excellent dentist, really knows his craft and doesn’t try to oversell you on things that you don’t need. He makes you feel very comfortable. The staff is so professional, they want to make sure that they meet all of your needs. I rate this dental office very highly! – Jennifer Landicho
Dr. Gregory Zabek has been my general dentist for more than five years. I was recommended to him by both my retiring general dentist and my periodontist. I have come to appreciate him as not only a dental professional, but also as a biomedical scientist and a friend. Dr. Z maintains his practice with up-to-date methods; he also teaches at UOP and keeps up with the latest developments. My day job is as a biomedical researcher, and Dr. Z and I often speak of research findings in the bioscience and biotechnology fields, both as they impact dentistry and human health in general. All that notwithstanding, the Z-Man has a great chair-side manner, is very gentle, and has not hurt me once, through three crowns and numerous old filling replacements. Some of his jokes are corny, but that’s the way I like them! Even though I live in Berkeley, I come into the city for his ministrations, his intellect and his good humor. Great guy, I recommend him very highly! – Ben Marafino
When I needed some extensive dental work, I did research and talked to a lot of doctors. Dr. Zabek came highly recommended. I’ve been coming to him for 10 years now, and I recommend him highly also. I like that he keeps up-to-date with the procedures that he uses and that he’s been a professor at the school of dentistry. He has excellent relationships with a specialist that I might need, and by overseeing my dental care, it’s a winning combination. He oversaw my getting implants, did my crowns, root canals and several other procedures. My implants make it possible to eat crusty French bread, or corn on the cob and things I wouldn’t be able to eat without them. – Paul Newton
In the past thirty years, I’ve changed jobs, addresses, doctors, hairdressers — even husbands! — but I’ve always gone to the same dentist, Dr. Greg Zabek. He’s the best! Despite a four-hour round trip to his office in San Francisco, I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. When I first started going to Dr. Z, my teeth – thanks to a combination of bad genes, sloppy hygiene, and a childhood addiction to Abba Zabba bars – were a mess. Dr. Z filled cavities and built crowns, he got me through three years in braces, he made my teeth whiter and brighter, and he turned me into a dedicated flosser. As a result, while the rest of my body may be showing signs of wear, my smile looks better than ever. Dr. Zabek’s enthusiasm for dentistry is obvious. He is on top of all the latest cosmetic advances and, at the same time, he’s really serious about the nuts and bolts stuff, which he’s very good at explaining in laymen’s terms. He’s also committed to making a visit to the dentist a painless experience, which in my case – and I’m a wimp about these things — it truly has been. I’ve known Dr. Zabek’s staff for years as well. They are terrific. Like Dr. Z, they are highly professional, but also very personable. I can honestly say that I actually enjoy going to the dentist. – Laurel W.
Dr. Zabek is a fantastic dentist and boasts an impressive collection of hot sauces, which he proudly displays in his San Francisco office near Union Square. I found Dr. Zabek when a visiting houseguest had an accident and needed a veneer for a chipped front tooth. The work he did on my friend’s tooth was so impressive that I switched dentists and became one of Dr. Zabek’s patients. They have my houseguest’s before and after pictures on display at the office, just ask about Kevin from Colorado! – Aaron W.
I want to give my most whole-hearted recommendation of Greg Zabek, DDS. I am a semi-retired lawyer. When I first went to Greg well over 25 years ago, I lived in San Francisco. I had had experience with a lot of dentists over the years. None turned out to be even in the same league with Dr. Zabek. To give an indication of how highly I think of Greg, I can tell you that I now live more than an hour and a half away from his office. Because of that distance and the lousy commute on the 101, I have changed my other physicians from San Francisco to somewhere closer to me. But I wouldn’t think of trading Greg in for a new dentist. His office has become like home to me. Greg hasn’t just given me expert care, he has gone to lengths to be sure I understand all aspects of his care plan. I know what to expect, and I know that when I arrive in his office for an appointment, my treatment will begin as scheduled, last the predicted time and, very important to me, cost what he had told me in advance. When I ran into a miserable tooth problem while on vacation in New Mexico, way outside of office hours, I telephoned Dr. Zabek at home and got the guidance I needed to keep me reasonably comfortable until I could get back to SF and see him. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I have come to consider Dr. Zabek a friend, not just my dentist. I predict that you will have a similar happy, long-lasting experience. – Tony Gilbert
Dr. Zabek has been my dentist for my entire adult life, nearly 30 years. When I first started seeing him my gums were bloody and my teeth were yellow. Now when I go in for my appointments they can’t find anything to clean. Dr. Z his staff completely turned my dental health around, not only with their care in the office, but educating me about taking care of it myself and giving me the tools I need to keep it up. Thanks Dr. Z! – David P.
I was very fortunate to get an appointment with Dr. Zabek about 15 years ago and cannot speak highly enough of him since that day forward. Over the years, you tend to take the excellence, cooperation, and intrinsic goodness of his team for granted. From the basic to intricate and complex work, Dr. Zabek is super knowledgeable and a veritable genius with his hands. He truly is a master of his craft, and I am indebted to him for his work. To round it out, he is just a real class act with a fantastic sense of humor. – Des O’Callaghan
I like Dr. Zabek for two big reasons. He’s quick and his approach is two-fold. Dr. Zabek does not only rely on the latest technology and fancy gizmos, but also supports all his analysis with old school diagnosis. He can also handle after hours emergencies and short notice appointments. Yeah, he’s that good. Plus, he’s a fan of the South Siders to boot! – Roger H.
Dr. Z is great! The location in Union Square is right for lunch time appointments / close to public transport. The staff is friendly and professional (Leonor at the front desk is the best!). You can even watch a movie while you are having your filling done. – Julienne G.
Dr. Zabek is so good that I let him work on me without anesthetic. It’s his skill and how he works that makes me trust him. He replaced some crowns for me, did the crown for my dental implant, and it was perfect, very professional, very smooth. Just in and out and on to the next. He is a lot better than the dentist I left, very personable, easy to interact with, and very professional. He cares. – Richard Rehl
I’ve been coming to Dr. Zabek for 32 years. I’m 64 now, and my teeth are in perfect shape! I think that Dr. Zabek is a good doctor. He takes care of me, is punctual and explains everything that he is going to do before he does it. I feel very comfortable coming here. I think that he is a great dentist, and I recommend him to anyone who asks about a dentist. – Carol Pinter