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Meet The Doctors

Stanley Dintcho, DDS

When you come to Union Street Dental Care for regular, scheduled treatment, or emergency service, you will be treated personally by Dr. Dintcho.Dr. Stanley Dintcho graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA, in 1970. Upon graduation, Dr. Dintcho answered the call to duty and served in the US military as Captain in the US Air Force.

In 1972, he returned to civilian life and opened the doors to his dental practice, where he continues to utilize state-of-the-art technology and revolutionary treatment methods in dentistry.

Dr. Dintcho’s unique, personable style of quality-packed consultative dentistry known as the Dintcho Method has created a very loyal clientele. Dr. Dintcho continues to pursue his greatest passion: dentistry.

Eric Shapira, DDS, MA, MHA

Dr. Eric Shapira is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. In 1976 he completed a general practice residency in dentistry and internship in medicine at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Shapira was an assistant clinical professor at the University of the Pacific (UOP) Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where he developed courses in geriatric dentistry and worked with medically compromised individuals. He also developed courses in hospital dentistry at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco.For almost 40 years, Dr. Shapira has been an active member in the American Dental Association, in which he is an Emeritus Life Member, and in the Academy of General Dentistry, in which he received the prestigious Mastership Award and was the only recipient in 2010 of the organization’s Humanitarian Award for his service to better mankind throughout the world through his clinical work and teaching.

Eric Shapira practiced dentistry for over 30 years on the Half Moon Bay Coastside. He received his master’s degree in clinical gerontology from Notre Dame de Namur University. He is an educator and has taught courses in “Healthy Aging” and “Successful Aging,” as well as courses in “Geriatric Esthetic Dentistry and Special Patient Care.”

Dr. Shapira holds an MHA (Master of Health Administration) from the University of Phoenix. He is a past Board member of the American Association of Senior Peer Counselors, a member of the American Society on Aging, a Bilingual Senior Peer Counselor for the San Mateo County Department of Mental Health, and a former commissioner on the San Mateo County Commission on Aging.

In 2014, Dr. Shapira was awarded China’s Humanitarian Award, the highest award that China gives for humanitarian service.

Dr. Shapira is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine, a Clinical Gerontologist/Aging Specialist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Author, Consultant and Lecturer. He is a caring, involved clinician with extensive knowledge in the aging field. His personal motto is: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” In 2008, Dr. Shapira was awarded the title of Visiting Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry by People’s Hospital #2 and the Government of China for his volunteer teaching efforts and work there.

Dr. Groff

A San Francisco born dentist is rare to find. But Dr. G has called the city home for a long time. Born here and raised on the east coast he has seen and traveled a lot since getting out school. He attended the University of the Pacific just up the street at its old location in Pacific Heights. San Francisco is where his heart and practice now unite as one.

Dr. G is into the fitness and food scene. Always a great conversation starter. Travel is very high on the list too. He has a daughter in 8th grade at mill valley middle school who plays on the volleyball team. They have a nine year old Havanese dog too.

The dental chair can be an uncomfortable place to sit. Dr. recognized that from his own experiences growing up getting teeth pulled and having braces. So he decided to change the mind set and feel of the experience. So many people go through the same thing of fear and pain that he set up environment to change that. Instead the smile is the focus. Not the flossing daily or scraping teeth or silver fillings.

His motto : Your smile says a lot about you.

So let’s chat about getting straighter or whiter or cleaner teeth. There’s some new technology and ideas to share. Come in and sit down for a visit.

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