Peter Karsant, DDS

Dentist located in San Francisco, CA

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I am Dr. Peter Karsant and I have been practicing General and Implant Dentistry in San Francisco Excelsior district since 1986. Our patients call me Dr. Peter whether they are 2 or 102. My staff and I truly enjoy meeting new people and families which is one of the reasons I became a dentist...I like people. The other reason I became a dentist is that dentistry allows me to indulge my other two passions art and science; making a tooth appear as though it has never had a restoration or returning a mouth to full function through the science of Implant Dentistry. Some have told me I am a dying breed because I answer my emergency pages within twenty minutes, come into the office after normal hours to treat emergencies and because I make house calls for patients who are home bound; I love my profession and I like my patients. As you enter the office you may see a sign a Geoffrey Dental Laboratory; we have our own dental lab on site named after my young son. My staff is highly trained, friendly and can multi-task, they are great! My staff and I understand that not everyone likes coming to the dentist so we go out of our way to explain each procedure before, during and after we have performed the procedure. For children we always TELL them what we are going to do, SHOW them and DO the procedure while they look in the mirror and watch most times. Our patients appreciate that they can have all of their children dental needs and all of their dental needs provided for to a very high standard in one office. My staff and I hope to meet you soon and thank you again for taking the time to visit our website.

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Karsant Dentistry

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I am Dr. Peter Karsant and I have been practicing General and Implant Dentistry in San Francisco Excelsior district since 1986. Our patients call me Dr. Peter whether they are 2 or 102. My staff and I truly enjoy meeting new people and families which is one of the reasons I became a dentist...I like people. The other reason I became a dentist is that dentistry allows me to indulge my other two passions art and science; making a tooth appear as though it has never had a restoration or returning a mouth to full function through the science of Implant Dentistry. Some have told me I am a dying breed because I answer my emergency pages within twenty minutes, come into the office after normal hours to treat emergencies and because I make house calls for patients who are home bound; I love my profession and I like my patients. As you enter the office you may see a sign a Geoffrey Dental Laboratory; we have our own dental lab on site named after my young son. My staff is highly trained, friendly and can multi-task, they are great! My staff and I understand that not everyone likes coming to the dentist so we go out of our way to explain each procedure before, during and after we have performed the procedure. For children we always TELL them what we are going to do, SHOW them and DO the procedure while they look in the mirror and watch most times. Our patients appreciate that they can have all of their children dental needs and all of their dental needs provided for to a very high standard in one office. My staff and I hope to meet you soon and thank you again for taking the time to visit our website.


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What we offer

Our Services

On-site Laboratory

JoAnn Gonzales

JoAnn Gonzales is a CAD/CAM specialist with 24 years experience as a dental technician. She worked with Dr. Karsant for twenty years while owning Calmels Dental Ceramics. Currently, she is the in-house head technician for Geoffrey's Dental Laboratory.

Geoffrey's Dental Laboratory allows us to provide our patients quality without compromise. As your partner, your concerns are our concerns. We are here to help you enhance the quality of patient care with precise fit, natural anatomy, and natural looking restorations so that you can smile with confidence. To achieve this, we use the Kavo Everest CAD/CAM milling machine. Whether you are a dentist or another dental lab looking for quality restorations without compromise, Geoffrey's Dental Laboratory will exceed your expectations through dedication and communication.

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We Welcome Children!

Children should have their first dental visit at the age of 2. At this visit, we let the children play in the dental chair and count their teeth while they watch in a mirror and count with us.

We, like you, want a child’s dental experience to be a positive one. We use the T.S.D. (“Tell Show Do”) method. We Tell children what we are going to do, we Show them in a mirror what we are going to do, then we Do the procedure while the children watch in a mirror. Children are encouraged to watch in the mirror if they wish to alleviate anxiety.

We further eliminate anxiety by giving our instruments friendly terms. The handpiece is called a “ water whistle,” the suction is known as the “straw,” Anesthetic is “sleepy juice,” the explorer is a “tooth feeler”, and a cavity is a “sugar bug house.” For a child’s first visit a stone model of their hand is made for them to have as a souvenir. They are also rewarded with a prize from the treasure chest for being a great patient and having a great visit.

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State of the Art

We provide each patient with the time they need for quality without compromised Dental Treatment, Children's Dentistry, General and Implant Dentistry for adults, Endodontic (Root Canal treatment), Oral Surgery including simple Extractions and fully impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal and Bone Grafting, Periodontics (Gum Treatment) and Oral Cancer Screenings, Cosmetic and Complex Restorative Dentistry, Partial and Full Denture treatment, Operative/Adhesive Dentistry (Bonded Fillings and Bonding), Simple Crown and Bridge, to very complex screw-retained full upper and lower Dentures.

We have a five-year guarantee on all Crowns, Fillings, Bridge Work, Veneers, Root Canals, and Implants. There is no cost to fix these for the patient.

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Insurance/Dental Club

We take several types of insurance, including: Dental Club, Delta Dental Premier, MetLife PDP, Cigna, Guardian, Principal, United Concordia, and Dental Club.

Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Delta Dental
Guardian
MetLife Dental
Principal Financial Group
United Concordia Dental
Our Team

We are here to help

  • Tiffany  Ball
    Tiffany Ball
    RDA/Receptionist
  • JoAnn  Gonzales
    JoAnn Gonzales
    Manager and Technician for Geoffrey's Dental Lab
  • Mary  Wong
    Mary Wong
    Dental Hygienist
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr Karsant was excellent! Very thorough in explaining things ahead of time for my root canal and I was surprised at how little discomfort there was."

    E K.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Karsant did a great job of explaining the procedure and proceeded to extracted the tooth quickly and precisely."

    Dylan H.
  • Yelp

    "We've been going here for over 18 years and have ALWAYS had great experiences."

    Tina R.
  • Yelp

    "It is clear that Dr. Karsant knows what he is doing. He did a very thorough exam and cleaning and has an outstanding bedside manner."

    Paige E.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Karsant has been my doctor for over 5 years. I had many dentists before but will never switch again."

    B L.
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Karsant Dentistry
1601 Alemany Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94112