About the Doctor
Dr. Creese was raised in rural Michigan and received his dental degree at the University of Michigan, a school continually ranked at the top of all U.S. Dental Schools. Prior to dental school, he studied chemistry and music at Central Michigan University.
Upon graduation from University of Michigan, he received oral surgery training at the Melbourne Dental Hospital in Australia, where he was introduced to their minimally-invasive extraction techniques. His extensive continuing education studies primarily focus on Root Canals (Endodontics), Dentures, and Cosmetics Dentistry.
Before moving to his present location in San Francisco, Dr. Creese was engaged in private practice in Michigan and New York. His San Francisco practice has been an integral part of the dental community since he opened for business in the early 1990’s.
In addition to his Union Square office, Dr. Creese spent 15 years offering “crisis” dentistry through Potter Valley Community Health Center in rural Mendocino County. He worked weekends providing the spectrum of emergency dental care for toothaches, fractures and infections, as well as performing extractions, root canals and denture services.
Dr. Creese maintains many professional and alumni affiliations, including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society, and the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. He is an active alumnus of the University of Michigan and is past President of Michigan’s Western States Alumni District.
Much of Dr. Creese’s recreational time is spent playing tennis, golf, and snow skiing. But during the summer months, his athletic focus is on water skiing at Lake Wildwood in the Sierra Foothills. When he does find time to slow down, he enjoys music, carpentry, antique clock repair and auto mechanics – tuning up and tooling around in a 1960 TR3- the first car he ever owned!
Dr. Creese and his wife live in the West Portal district of San Francisco. He is an active member of the Olympic Club and Calvary Presbyterian Church.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Richard D. Creese, DDS today at (415) 986-5886.