Dr. Preethi Bangalore graduated from the prestigious Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur in 1999. She then went on to complete her dental licensure in California in 2002.
Her love for dentistry stems from the deep belief that this a branch of medicine that is a perfect combination of art and science. Dr. Bangalore is committed to providing high quality and pain free dentistry to her patients. Her practice philosophy includes a deeply empathetic and a light hearted and humor filled approach towards anxious patients. Believing the “Knowledge is power” adage, she tries to educate patients about treatment and prevention modalities.
She is a member of the ADA, CDA and SCCDS.
She speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and can understand Tamil, Marathi and some Spanish.
In her free time, she likes to hike with her family, is an ardent cook and greatly enjoys dancing. She is an avid runner and is a veteran of six half marathons!
I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and my bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dentistry is a dynamic field that integrates science with artistic skill. Thus, I approach each patient comprehensively with a uniquely tailored plan that not only caters to their needs, but also provides the highest standard of care. I am truly passionate about creating an environment that is compassionate, ethical, and exceptional in dental care.
In the best interest of my patients and to provide exceptional care, I am actively participating in continuing education courses and seminars. In addition, I am a clinical faculty at UCSF School of Dentistry, where I have access to latest research in the field of dentistry.
English, Assyrian and Farsi.
I love outdoor activities! On the weekends, I often go bicycle riding, hiking, snowboarding or swimming.
I graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology and later earned my DDS at the University of Colorado school of dental medicine. After graduation, I traded in the mountains for the beach and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where I completed my Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency training with NYU Lutheran at Waikiki Health. After completing residency, I stayed in Hawaii to work as a private practice dentist before deciding to move to San Francisco.
I spend a lot of my time listening to dental podcasts, reading threads on dental forums, and watching and attending continuing education classes so I can stay on top of the latest dental trends. I do this so I can provide my patients with the highest quality dentistry tailored to their individual needs and desires. I enjoy helping people and want to see everyone achieve their perfect smile.
I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, camping, and everything the outdoors has to offer.
Entering the field of dentistry was a natural choice for Dr. Lakisic. His father and brother were both dentists and introduced him to this profession of helping others. He enjoys being able to help relieve people’s pain and discomfort, as well as improve better health and esthetics.
Dr. Haris Lakisic grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but became a refugee and escaped to Southern California at the age of 15 due to war in his homeland. After finishing high school in Costa Mesa, Dr. Lakisic attended Pepperdine University for his Bachelor’s degree, then received a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his D.M.D. degree. During his four years of dental school, he was consistently ranked in the top 10 of his class. Dr. Lakisic has been practicing Endodontics in sunny San Diego for the past 15 years.
B.S. Biology - Pepperdine University
D.M.D. - University of Pennsylvania