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Meet Dr. Doris Lin-Song, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Doris Lin-Song was born in Taiwan and raised in Los Angeles, California.


She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine and graduated with two Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Lin-Song received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and then completed her specialty residency in pediatric dentistry concurrently with a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, where she was also selected as Chief Resident.


Dr. Lin-Song received the Distinguished Research Award from the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry; her master’s thesis was on comparison of caries detection of direct and indirect digital radiography and laser fluorescence with conventional radiography in the mixed dentition. Dr. Lin-Song is also a distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


As a mother herself, Dr. Lin-Song understands the concerns that parents may have. With her strong foundation in research and basic science with extensive clinical experience, Dr. Lin-Song believes that with careful use of cutting edge x-ray and cavity detection methods, cavities can be prevented and conservatively managed, resulting in the long-term conservation of tooth structure, a positive dental experience, and happier kids.


Outside of the office, Dr. Lin-Song enjoys volunteering her time in local San Francisco Dental Society events through projects like “Give Kids a Smile,” and each year donates her time and skills to underprivileged children in need of dental care.


Dr. Lin-Song lives in San Francisco with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Coconut. Together, they love to travel, bike, and garden. She also enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools.


Memberships & Affiliations


San Francisco Dental Society

California Dental Association

California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Academy for Sports Dentistry

American Dental Association

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology