Jen Lai, DMD, MS

Dr. Jen Lai is a Board-certified Periodontist specializing in non-surgical and surgical maintenance of teeth and replacement of lost teeth with implants.

Dr. Lai grew up in Canada and earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Toronto in Theoretical Physiology and Mathematics. She later attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. After a year of hospital dentistry training at the Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital in New York and two years of practicing general dentistry in Vancouver, she decided to return to school. She completed her residency in Periodontics as well as her Masters in Science in Oral & Craniofacial Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Lai is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and the American Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Lai is active in community outreach and travels abroad for humanitarian mission trips each year.  She also loves animals, traveling, being active, reading, and discovering new restaurants. She is passionate about education and plans to continue teaching at UCSF.