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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.

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.

Dr. Stacey Lam

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Stacey Lam is board certified in pediatric dentistry.  She graduated from the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2007 and was a Pediatric Dentistry Resident at UCLA’s Children’s Dental Center from 2007 to 2009.  She received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2010.  Dr. Lam also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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.