Meet The Staff

Dr Sean Moran, DDS - Sansome Dental Care San Francisco

Dr. Katie S. Joyce, DDS, MS

Dentist in San Francisco

Dr. Joyce is a Bay Area native who is excited to return to Sansome Dental as a dentist, after working as a dental assistant at Sansome Dental while completing her education. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 in Cultural Anthropology, and received a Master of Science Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2014. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in May 2020. She has had the privilege of working under her uncle and mentor, Dr. Moran, and will be continuing his legacy of personalized and comfortable dental care as of July 2022.

Dr Sean Moran, DDS - Sansome Dental Care San Francisco

Dr. Sean C. Moran, DDS

Your Local San Francisco Dentist

Dr. Moran is a San Francisco native and attended high school at St. Ignatius in the City and undergrad and dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He will be retiring this year after 34 years of practicing dentistry, the last 27 years at Sansome Dental. While he will miss the many great relationships he's made with his patients, he is looking forward to relocating to Charleston, South Carolina and spending time with his partner and two dogs exploring the countryside along the way. He likes hiking, biking, gardening and traveling. He is looking forward to volunteering with the local Preservation Society and the Dental Alumni Advisory Board at Creighton University.

Dr Sean Moran, DDS - Sansome Dental Care San Francisco

Dr. Joyce Y. Cheng, DDS

Periodontist in San Francisco

Dr. Cheng is a periodontist that specializes in the treatment of gum disease, soft tissue reconstructive plastic surgery and dental implants. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants are very natural looking and can enhance or restore a patient’s smile! Dr. Cheng graduated from UCSF with a specialty in Periodontics in 2011 and has been working at Sansome Dental performing periodontal surgeries, including placing all dental implants for Sansome Dental since 2012.

Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienist Sansome Dental Care San Francisco


Dental Hygienist

“I have been a dental hygienist since 2011, when I graduated from Loma Linda University. I’ve loved working at Sansome Dental Care and being able to promote patients’ oral health. I live in the East bay and in my free time I like to travel, spend time with my dog Bo, and I’ve recently picked up golf. I have worked at Sansome Dental since 2020.”

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Dental Hygienist

“I received my hygiene degree from New York University School of Dentistry. I also earned a BS degree in Dental Health Education, since my initial plan was to teach dental hygiene. I have been working at Sansome Dental since 2007, and I feel that I have built a strong relationship with my patients. I live with my husband, two daughters, and two cats in Alameda. In my free time I enjoy hiking, museums and movies.”

Patient Care Coordinators

Office Administrator Sansome Dental Care San Francisco


Office Administrator

“As a San Francisco native, I attended SF State many moons ago. I’m a sports fanatic and enjoy cheering on our Bay Area teams. If you want to meet me, there’s a high chance of seeing me at one of the games! Working at Sansome Dental for over 19 years has given me the opportunity to have a personal connection with each of our patients.”

Offie Administrator Sansome Dental Care San Francisco


Office Administrator

I am a retired RN and originally received my nursing degree from USF. I came to work for my brother, Sean, in 1996 and have enjoyed the dental field for many years working part time. My hobbies are playing golf with my husband and friends, gardening and traveling. My husband and I have 5 granddaughters, who keep us young and fit! It has been wonderful working for my brother who will be retiring this year and I am fortunate to work for my daughter, Dr. Katie Joyce!

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistant Sansome Dental Care San Francisco


Dental Assistant

Born and raised in "The City," I have always lived in and called San Francisco my home. Attending local public schools, my dental assisting career began at City College where I received my RDA license and certification. Over the past 20 years of experience my interest in dentistry has continued, due mainly to the everchanging advancements in dental technology, dental education and dental products. The privilege of working on and interacting with the many interesting and diverse patients often found in the dental office, has also been an important factor in keeping me grounded in my chosen career. Outside the office, day hikes on Mt. Tam, Stinson Beach or Point Reyes are often places I can be found. Some of my favorite travel destinations usually involve a National Park, with Zion and Bryce among my favorites. Within the city, ACT productions as well as the smaller SF Playhouse and the Smuin Ballet are often venues which I enjoy. I started working at Sansome Dental in 2022.

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Dental Assistant

I have over 30 years of dental experience since completing dental assistant training school in 1986, fitting into any dental assistant position. Born and raised in China, I am fluent in both Chinese and English. I enjoy travelling as well as sports. Currently, I reside in Alameda with my husband and two college sons together. I have been working at Sansome Dental since 2020. I will continue to provide my best service to this business.

Therapy Dog


Therapy Dog

“I am the newest addition to Sansome Dental Care and I can make your appointment experience more relaxing and comfortable. I’m only two years old, but I’m a quick learner. I am one of the calmest dogs you’ll meet and I love getting pets. If you are interested in booking an appointment with me, call to see if we can coordinate our schedules!”

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