About Us

Our Mission

At Sutter Dental Collective, we exist to provide a welcoming, comfortable environment in San Francisco where limitless possibilities thrive – because we believe everyone deserves to look and feel like the best version of themselves when they smile.

Here, you can find peace of mind knowing you have the most caring and skilled team to support you every step of the way. Our goal is to bring you truly personal care, so you can relax and enjoy a more thoughtful dental experience at 450 Sutter made just for you.

San Fransisco Dr. Stein

Get to Know dr. Stein

Dr. Joyce Stein grew up along the warm coasts of Southern California. Her natural love for dentistry stems back to her time volunteering as a Spanish translator at a non-profit dental clinic when she was 15 years old. Dr. Stein became a first-generation college graduate in 2008, when she graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor's Degree in biology from the University of La Verne. She went on to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013, and continued her dental education by completing a general practice residency at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut in 2014. With a record-breaking snowy winter in New England that year, Dr. Stein and her family decided to move back to sunny California. Today, she couldn’t feel more grateful to plant roots in San Francisco and care for her incredible, close-knit community.

At the core of her practice, Dr. Stein’s passion and focus is connecting with patients. She absolutely loves learning her patients’ stories and helping individuals achieve their healthiest, most confident smiles. Dr. Stein is excited by all of the new changes in dentistry and is active in honing her talents through continuing education. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and is working toward her Fellowship. She is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the Spear Study Club.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Stein is happiest surrounded by family. She is married to her supportive husband, Joshua Michelangelo Stein. They have a sweet daughter and two toy poodles. You can also find Dr. Stein staying active by practicing Kenpo Karate – she’s currently a black belt!

Meet the Team

Vilma, RDH

Vilma, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vilma graduated from Pasadena City College Dental Assisting program in 2000, receiving her Registered and Certified Dental Assistant licenses. She continued her education at Pasadena City College in the Dental Hygiene program and graduated with her Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002. Vilma is a founding member of our team. Vilma has certification for the Diode Soft Tissue Dental Laser and the Biolase Laser, Cerec 3D advanced training and Digital Radiography training.

George Markle, DDS

George Markle, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. George K. Markle attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate, then studied at the University of Pacific Dental School where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). He began practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco in 1978. He has gained a national reputation speaking before professional groups on topics ranging from cosmetic dentistry to “heroic” dental rehabilitation. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Markle is a visible – and audible – advocate for dental common sense. He is a regular guest on local health-oriented radio “talk” shows. When he’s away from the office, Dr. Markle enjoys the company of family and friends, traveling, hiking, skiing, running and the opportunity to explore all that the local cultures and geography has to offer.



Front Office

Leslie has been in dentistry since 1979. She started as an RDA, Registered Dental Assistant, and is a native San Franciscan, who loves her city by the bay. Her wonderful smile and cheerful ways will be the first to greet you whether it’s on the phone, by email or in person when you walk in our office. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her family, friends and 3 “fur babies.”

What to Expect During Your Visit


Sweeping City Views

Swing by and step into a peaceful oasis for your smile. Known for its dazzling Neo-Mayan Art Deco style, our historic medical building was designed by renowned architect Timothy L. Pflueger in 1929. A serene sanctuary from the city’s buzzing streets, our office features breathtaking views of downtown San Francisco and the Bay. 

Soothing Amenities

Our heart for patient comfort is the thread that’s woven into every element of our practice. Made with you in mind, we’ve curated our space with modern amenities and calming comforts. Our private treatment rooms include noise-cancelling headphones, relaxing playlists, and warm towels to inspire a refreshing dental experience while we pamper your smile.

STEIN Dental Room
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Personalized Treatment Plan

We aim to make your time with us feel empowering and exciting. That’s why you’ll walk away from your visit with a pressure-free dental plan customized completely to your needs and goals. Whenever you feel ready to jumpstart your dental journey with us, we’ll be standing by for you!


Reflective of our city's innovative spirit, Sutter Dental Collective is fitted with the latest advancements in dental technology in our office at 450 Sutter. Wholeheartedly dedicated to your health and well-being, we use only the very best that modern dentistry has to offer to deliver seamless treatments and unmatched results.

Advanced dentistry • Top-Tier Tech

The iTero Scanner is an imaging tool that allows us to visualize a 3D model of your mouth within seconds. From Invisalign to veneers, this revolutionary scanner enables us to simulate your new smile before treatment even begins!

iTero Scanner

We use cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to safely capture clear images of your mouth, neck, and facial bones; provide a precise treatment plan; and perform an airway analysis to verify any dental issues due to lack of oxygen.


Here at Sutter Dental Collective, comfort-centered care is our specialty. With complimentary laughing gas sedation from our expert team in San Francisco, you can rest assured every appointment will be accommodating and anxiety-free.

Complimentary Sedation

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Endless Possibilities Begin Here

Realize Your Dream Smile