3932 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
ph. 415.678.5445
fax. 415.796.2761
info@noevalleysmilesandbraces.com

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Abazari - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Leyla Abazari graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2002 where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation she pursued her dream of working with children by completing a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry. Subsequently she became Board Certified. American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certified Dr. Abazari based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality of oral health care for children. This certification is a voluntary 2-part examination process to continually validate her knowledge, skills and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

Dr. Abazari has considerable experience and extensive training in caring for children's oral health care needs. Dr. Abazari aims to put children at ease as she strives to make each dental experience a great and rewarding one. Dr. Abazari places a high priority on preventive care through caries prevention and education, giving each child the opportunity to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr Abazari is member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She was a faculty of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UCSF School of Dentistry for 5 years.


Dr. Hocking – Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Caroline Hocking received her Orthodontic specialty and Master of Medical Science from Harvard University. After graduating she was immediately asked to join her Harvard professor’s private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts where she spent a number of years lovingly and expertly treating over 3,200 cases with exceptional results using both traditional braces and Invisalign.

Her educational background also includes a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University in New York, and a double major in Biology and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Hocking grew up traveling and living in a variety of unique places such as Korea and Egypt and loves that the Bay Area is inclusive of people from all different cultures and backgrounds. Dr. Hocking is passionate about treating each patient with the utmost care and compassion.

Outside the office Dr. Hocking and her husband spend most of their time chasing after their young son Colin and dog Henry.


Dr. Alissa Bordow – General Dentist

Dr. Bordow graduated from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Ca, where she excelled in patient care and aesthetic dentistry, graduating with honors for scholarly achievement, She Completed her General Practice Residency at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Healthcare Center where she advanced her skills in all aspects of dentistry and comprehensive patient care with focus on dental implant treatment planning and restoration. She’s honed her talents in patient care for almost a decade in a private practice environment, where she thoughtfully designs treatment plans specifically tailored to each and every patient. Her extensive technical skill set has allowed her to excel as a practitioner and team leader. From cosmetic makeovers to dentures Dr. Bordow most enjoys giving someone his or her smile.

Dr. Bordow was born and raised in Petaluma, CA and attended University of California, San Diego where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology. She graduated with high honors while participating in many extracurricular activities, working as a nanny, and volunteering. Her affinity for aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry began at At University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr, Bordow served as president of the largest school organization, The Aesthetic Dentistry Study Club, and as a representative for the American Dental Association. She volunteered for two years as a committee member to plan and execute an annual volunteer dental mission to Fiji. Her team provided free dental care to one of the most underserved communities on the island for a week each March.

Dr. Bordow is always striving to learn the best techniques in Dentistry. She taken classes like advanced training for Invisalign Certification, cosmetic dentistry including Lumineers and veneers, root canal therapy systems, Digital Dentistry CAD/ CAM technology, and more. She is committed to providing her patients the finest care possible.


Dr. Erin Shah – Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Erin Shah is originally from Chicago, where she earned a degree in business and discovered her interest in dentistry while managing board examinations for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. While preparing to attend dental school, she worked at a busy pediatric dental office where she discovered her love of working with kids. She knew then that she wanted to be a pediatric dentist.

Dr. Shah moved to San Francisco to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP). While there, she was active with the California Dental Association and chaired UOP’s student involvement in CDA Cares where she coordinated the largest volunteer effort in the history of her dental school, gathering over 160 dental students to provide free dental care at semi-annual CDA Cares events. In addition, Dr. Shah has volunteered her time providing dental care to children in Illinois, various other organizations in the Bay Area, and internationally, including for a tribe in Fiji.

Dr. Shah returned to Chicago to earn a Masters in Oral Sciences and complete her pediatric dentistry residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In residency, she worked with children with autism, complex medical conditions and severe dental needs. After her residency, she returned to San Francisco to practice and is a candidate for Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is active on committees with at the San Francisco Dental Society and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Shah lives in San Francisco with her daughter and husband. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking together, enjoying the outdoors, playing board games, reading and travelling.

Memberships & Affiliations
San Francisco Dental Society
California Dental Association
American Dental Association
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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3932 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94114

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