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Yogita Butani Thakur DDS, MS

Dental Director, Ravenswood Family Dentistry

Dr. Yogita Thakur trained as a dentist in India at the VYWS Dental College and Hospital (1991-1996). She received her Masters of Science in Dental Public Health at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She then completed a fellowship at UCSF School of Dentistry’s Centers to Address Disparities in Oral Health and obtained her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at UCSF School of Dentistry and was chief resident. She was also a Clinical Scholar at UCSF’s School of Global Health from 2008-2010. She has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the AAPHD leveret Award and an NIH funded COHORT Training Grant. Her key interests include childhood caries.

Erin Shah, DDS

After graduating from Columbia College of Chicago with a BA in Business Management, Dr. Erin Shah earned her DDS degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2014. She completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in June 2017, and also earned an MS degree in Oral Sciences.  Upon graduation, she served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with a focus on clinical examination, infection control, and advanced composite techniques. Prior to coming to Ravenswood, Dr. Shah worked in San Francisco, at the clinic of Cynthia K. Brattesani, DDS, and at Dental Power. Dr. Shah also worked at the Marin Community Clinic and Marin County Dental Clinics, where she conducted procedures such as dental prophylaxis, fillings, extractions, pulpotomies and crowns for pediatric and special needs patients.  She also worked as an on-call Dentist at La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland in 2015.

Sailaja Nalamati, DDS

Dr. Nalamati began her career as a Dental Surgeon Intern at Mennakshi Ammal Dental College in Chennai, India. She went on to become an Assistant Dental Surgeon, and worked in India for a number of years before moving to the United States and obtaining her California Dental License. Dr. Nalamati practiced dentistry with private groups including Shoker Dental and Western Dental Services, and with other dentists in California, before joining our staff at Ravenswood Family Dentistry. She is also certified to work with Radiology.

Macario Soliman, DDS

Dr. Soliman completed his DDS degree at the University of California at San Francisco in 2007, and finished his Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2010. He is very passionate about Pediatric Oral Health, and likes to remind all of his patients to brush with toothpaste and floss every day to stop cavities!  In his spare time, he enjoys motorsports and spending time with his family.

Allison Adachi, DDS


Dr. Allison Adachi recieved her degree in Dental Surgery from the University Of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry in June 2011. After receiving her degree, Dr. Adachi completed her Residency with a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentisry from UCSF Lutheran Hospital in June 2012.  Dr. Adachi currently practices dentistry with several other private groups throughout the Bay Area and provides patients with oral health education and emergency treatments.

Kathleen Yau, DDS


After receiving a degree in general dentistry from the University of California at San Francisco in 2009, Dr. Yau completed a Lutheran Medical Center residency at the Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, Ca.  Following residency, Dr. Yau practiced dentistry with a several private groups before joining the staff of Ravenswood Family Dentistry.

Dental Residents

Ravenswood Family Dentistry is a site for the Lutheran Medical Center-UCSF residency program in Clinical-based Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  We welcome two dental residents to our dental staff.