Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jafari - Dentist/CEO
Dr. Siamak Jafari is the Chief Executive Officer for Noe Valley Smiles and Braces and Noe Valley Smiles for Kids. He has over 15 years of experience in the art and science of dental health and creating beautiful smiles. He is an advocate for comprehensive world-class dentistry for his fellow bay area residents focusing on preserving and healing natural teeth. His team consists of the top Board Certified Pediatric and Orthodontic specialist. His mission is to provide the highest quality dental care with a personal touch. "Only through excellence in dentistry, continuous learning and quality relationships can we provide positive contributions to the health of those around us."
Dr. Jafari received his under graduate education at the University of California Davis, later proceeding to private dental school in Florida at Nova Southeastern University where he graduated in 2001. Furthering his studies, he completed a General Practice Residency and post graduate training at Peninsula Hospital Center in Queens, New York in 2002. Dr. Jafari's philosophy is centered on patient care including thorough and complete explanation and getting his patients involved with every phase of their treatment. He strives on educating his patients on dental health, well being and achieving a balance between health, esthetic dentistry and natural beauty. "Dentistry is and has always been my passion. I am grateful for the opportunity to work for you and with my dental team to provide the highest level of service for all of our patients. I would like to thank each one you individually for the trust you have in me and my dental team for making this an amazing experience."
Dr. Jafari is a long time Northern California resident. He fell in love with the beautiful and calm Noe Valley after a very special friend introduced him to area where she grew up. "I want to extend my great appreciation to all the families in our neighborhood including our doctors and staff for helping us with our dream to be a one of a kind dental practice."
Dr. Jafari is committed for bringing the latest technology available in dentistry and he cares for his patient's health and happiness. He has always been a student of dentistry and is an active member of numerous and well-respected dental organizations such as the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Contra Costa Dental Society.
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. Cicely Smith – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Cicely Smith is a pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She decided she wanted to be a pediatric dentist at age 16, inspired by her pediatrician father and her family doctor mother. Dr. Smith has specialized training to work with children of all ages, from infants to adolescents. She enjoys the process of creatively tailoring her approach to treating each child and creating a positive dental environment. Her goal as a pediatric dentist is to help children and their families establish a foundation for excellent dental health through each stage of growth and development.
She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology. After college, she worked in San Mateo County as a Stanford Public Interest Network Fellow at Shelter Network, a non-profit organization. Dr. Smith then pursued her dental education at UCLA School of Dentistry where she was Co-President of the Student Chapter of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She was active in community health outreach through multiple organizations including the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. She received her DDS degree magna cum laude from UCLA with Honors and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
She continued her post-doctoral education and clinical training at UCLA School of Dentistry and UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center through the pediatric dentistry residency program. During residency, Dr. Smith was selected by her faculty and fellow residents to serve as Chief Resident, co-organized UCLA’s Give Kids A Smile community service event and was active in organized dentistry as the UCLA Resident Liaison to the Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.
Dr. Suzie Yang – General Dentist
Dr. Suzie Yang is a long time resident of the Bay Area and has lived in San Francisco for the last 20 years. She attended the University of California Santa Cruz where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She continued her education at the University of the Pacific Dental School earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001.
Dr. Yang went on to successfully owning and running her private practice for 15 years in downtown San Francisco. She was voted Best Dentist in 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and has been featured on local news stations for being at the forefront of dentistry.
She is now excited to join Noe Valley Smiles and Braces so she can continue to provide excellent care to patients in a welcoming family friendly neighborhood.
Dr. Yang prides herself in having a gentle touch, taking the time to listen to her clients and providing personalized care that is functional and aesthetic. She is committed to helping her patients keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime utilizing advanced proven techniques and procedures.
Dr. Yang is a member of the San Francisco Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
During her free time, Dr. Yang enjoys mentoring students, spending time with family, traveling, surfing, reading and cooking.
All of our doctors are Independent Contractors.
3932 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94114
ph. 415.678.5445 | fax. 415.796.2761