Welcome to West Portal Dental Care!

Located in the heart of the West Portal neighborhood in San Francisco, CA, we are your local, comprehensive dental solution for the entire family. West Portal Dental Care can help you begin your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.

Why Choose Us?

West Portal Dental Care has been caring for the residents of San Francisco for over 40 years. We are proud to be still treating some of our original patients, as well as their children and grandchildren! Our patients become our extended family, and we treat each new patient as we would our family.  

We provide quality dental care, conveniently in your neighborhood and cater to your schedule.

We pride ourselves on being punctual and only make treatment recommendations that are necessary, with long-term success in mind.  All of our services take place in updated treatment rooms where you may enjoy blankets, pillows, and other luxuries that ensure you’re relaxed and calm.

Family Dentistry

Dental health moves through many stages. We offer a range of preventive, cosmetic, and functional dental care for patients of every age.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mathai offers cosmetic treatment options to help perfect your smile and restore your confidence. Let your smile shine with the help of conservative, modern techniques.

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants, bridges & dentures provide solutions for missing teeth. We are expert providers in fixed and removable prosthodontics.


Rosa Mathai DMD

Meet Dr. Mathai at West Portal Dental Care in San Francisco, CA. 

Originally from Leesville, LA, Dr. Mathai earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Following dental school, she completed her general practice residency at Harvard University, training at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. 

Dr. Mathai is a highly-experienced provider in implant dentistry, including “teeth in a day” all-on-6 restorations and full-mouth rehabilitation services. She routinely lectures on topics related to dentistry for special needs adults and hospital-based dentistry services and enjoys being engaged in organized dentistry.

Dr. Mathai is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance her skills to better serve the dental care needs of her patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.

Patient Reviews

Our patients have wonderful things to say about the care they receive from West Portal Dental Care:

"So happy I stumbled upon this place! Would definitely recommend to anyone. I was greeted promptly upon arrival, and everyone from the receptionist to the dental assistant to the dentist was friendly and professional. The office was clean, and the rooms have a nice view of the outside area which helped me to remain calm and relaxed throughout the dental evaluation process."
–Jeff D.
"I was greeted by a friendly and professional front office staff and escorted - early - to a treatment room. The area was clean, neat and bright - lots of natural sunlight. The dental assistant and the dentist worked well in tandem to take an impression for my two implants. They clearly explained the next steps in this long-term treatment plan and assured me that things were progressing nicely. I have been a patient at West Portal Dental Care for almost 9 years, and my experiences have always been positive."
–Daniel M.
"Since I am a child I never enjoyed going to the dentist, but going to see Dr. Mathai is so different to any other dentist I had before, she is great. She works very fast, pain-free and every time I go, I leave with a smile. The whole team is great, from the moment you go in you feel safe, and they take good care of you. Thank you ❤️"
–Ezequiel K.
"Dr. Mathai provides excellent dental care. The dental work I had was done well, and she kept me pain-free. I trust her with the care of my teeth because she listens to my concerns and doesn't come up with any treatment that is unnecessary. The whole team is very knowledgeable and friendly, which is really important to me."
–Joann T.