Dr. Olivares

Nicole Olivares, DDS

Dr. Nicole Olivares was born in Palo Alto and raised in Danville, California. She grew up with a keen interest in science, arts and crafts as well as community service. She was a member of the Girl Scouts of America for 13 years, earning their highest rank. Growing up, Dr. Olivares restored cars with her father, who was an automotive engineer. As a result she is incredibly adept with tools and three dimensional tasks.

Her mother has been a dental office manager for over 25 years. Dr. Olivares started working in the dental field in 1998 as an administrative employee and later as a dental assistant.

Dr. Olivares received her BS in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara, her DDS from UC Los Angeles and did her residency in periodontics at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is board certified; a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Olivares practiced periodontics in Portland after completing her graduate program and has extensive training in the full scope of periodontal and implant surgery. She has particular interest in the treatment of chronic periodontitis, reconstructive periodontal surgery, implant placement, bone grafting and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Olivares has a strong commitment to volunteer and community service as well as organized dentistry: she has worked at the Portland VA Hospital; Give Kids a Smile; and in free healthcare clinics in California and Oregon as well as abroad, in rural Philippines and Guatemala. Dr. Olivares is active in leadership in the San Francisco Dental Society and the Academy of Osseointegration. She also serves in a task force for the California Dental Association, orchestrates and lectures for our advanced dentistry study club.

When Nicole is not involved in dentistry she enjoys volunteering with the San Francisco Junior League, trying new restaurants, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and their dog.


  • American Academy of Periodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Francisco Dental Society
    • Position: Membership and New Dentist Committee
  • Academy of Osseointegration
    • Position: Young Clinicians Committee