Amanda Cheng, DMD, an Orthodontist with Days to Smile / The Dentist Group / CitiDent

Get to know Orthodontist Dr. Amanda Cheng, who serves patients in San Francisco, California.

Caring and compassionate orthodontist, Dr. Cheng, has created a calming yet sophisticated environment that reflects both passion and artistry at Days to Smile in San Francisco, California. As the owner of the dental practice, she uses the latest technology combined with clinical excellence to create a custom plan for each patient.

“At Days to Smile, we believe in creating customized orthodontic treatment that are as unique as you. Dr. Cheng also believes that beautiful smiles are healthier and she will work meticulously to help you achieve your goals so that you can be your best” as stated on their website. 

In her current capacity, Dr. Cheng also serves patients’ dental needs at The Dentist Group and CitiDent – both of which are located in San Francisco. With her background in fine arts and portraiture, she enjoys creating beautiful smiles that are in harmony with the unique and specific facial features of each and every one of her patients. In fact, her high esthetic standards allowed her to become a judge for the Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian American Pageant.

In downtown San Francisco, this dentist is one of four board-certified Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is a non-profit professional association for orthodontists founded in 1929. Board Certification is confirmation of an orthodontist’s personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care.

To date, having treated over one thousand patients, Dr. Cheng has experience with self-ligating Damon brackets, robotics Suresmile technology, clear braces, accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, Invisalign, and Acceledent, which can speed up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50%. What’s more, she lectures about 3D Printing in orthodontics and focuses on bringing the best care for her patients through advancements in esthetic and accelerated treatments. Her consultations are always a pleasant surprise, where her patients are sometimes amazed that their treatments can be completed in as short as 3 months. 

In regards to her educational background, Dr. Cheng earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012. Wanting to further her education, she completed her specialty training in orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2014. Her exceptional skills allowed her to study under some of the world’s best orthodontists at both Harvard and the Mayo Clinic. 

Among her many achievements, she was voted Best Orthodontist by SF Weekly in 2019. She also attained membership status with several professional organizations, including the San Francisco Dental Society, the California Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. 

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. As an orthodontist, Dr. Cheng is responsible for identifying problems with the positioning of a patient’s teeth and with their oral development. She utilizes the most advanced procedures and equipment available to ensure that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile. 

Having grown up in Beijing, Singapore and Canada, Dr. Cheng is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Focusing her research on oral cancer, she has presented her findings in Barcelona, as well as has served as a lecturer at the Beijing School of Stomatology. 

Passionate about global health, she has worked with the Pediatric AIDS Treatment Support (PATS) Project to provide dental care in Anhui, China for HIV positive children. In addition to providing charity dental services for underserved populations in Belize and Brazil, she enjoys working at her favorite foundation, Home of Hope, which is an orphanage for handicapped children in Uganda.

Learn More about Dr. Amanda Cheng:

Through her findatopdoc profile,, through Days to Smile,, through The Dentist Group, or through CitiDent,


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