Dr. Katherine Vo

Dr. Katherine Vo Cook

Dr. Katherine Vo received her D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2004 and has been honored to provide excellent dental care to patients in the San Francisco Bay Area the past two decades. Dr. Vo is committed to remain current on the latest dental advances with ongoing continuing education and involvement in the prestigious Spear Education Faculty Club. She holds fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry.

In addition, Dr. Vo is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF School of Dentistry. She works closely with dental students in the Community Dental Clinic providing oral health education and free dental treatment, while cultivating sensitivity and comfort in interactions with San Francisco homeless population. She is held in high esteem by her peers in the San Francisco Dental Society as she was chosen to Chair the Peer Review committee to help manage patient-doctor issues and disputes.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Vo enjoys reading legal thriller novels, explores gastronomy, trains for a new athletic challenge, and plans her next travel destination with her husband David, son Brayden and daughter Cameron.

Dr Vo and family

Awards and Recognition

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2023 — Fellowship in the International College of Dentists (ICD). The ICD is one the oldest and most prestigious honorary dental societies in the world, dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and the continued progress of the profession of dentistry. Fewer than 3% of dentists in the United States have been accepted for Fellowship in the ICD. Dr. Vo received this honor for her integrity, leadership, and devoted service to others.

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2019 — Achieving Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry is one of the few added distinctions a general dentist can achieve. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only professional association exclusively serving the interests and needs of general dentists.

To earn Fellowship in the AGD, dentists must take more than 500 hours of education courses in various disciplines. Candidates must also pass a rigorous exam. The award is then presented to general dentists in a formal ceremony. Katherine Vo Cook, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. is one of only 6 percent of general dentists who have achieved this honor.

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2018 — Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellowship. An international dental honor organization founded in 1936. It is dedicated to advancing the dental profession, increasing dental knowledge, improving oral health worldwide, and encouraging high ethical standards. Fellowship is by invitation to distinguished individual dentists who uphold the highest ethical standards of the profession. They have made outstanding and unique contributions to the art and science of dentistry.

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June 5th, 2017 — Dr. Vo has been Awarded Faculty of the Year by the UCSF School of Dentistry in appreciation of her dedication and exceptional service. She is honored to be recognized for her dedication to the Community Dental Clinic, providing comprehensive no-cost dental services to displaced refugees, undocumented immigrants, and the uninsured homeless.

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August 24, 2017 — Dr. Vo is proud to be named a 2017 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honoree! She was invited to an exclusive high fashion spring photo shoot at Zen House in New York City. Incisal Edge celebrates America's finest young practitioners for their achievements in dentistry.

Read the full article in Incisal Edge Magazine

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2013 — In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the success of the Community Health and Poster Contest programs, Dr. Vo was awarded San Francisco Dental Society Committee Person of the Year.

Dr. Vo is a member of various national and international associations including:
Logos: San Francisco Dental Society, CDA, Academy of General Dentistry, UCSF Dental Alumni Association, Spear Faculty Club, ADA, Operation Smile
Logos: San Francisco Dental Society, CDA, Academy of General Dentistry, UCSF Dental Alumni Association, Spear Faculty Club, ADA, Operation Smile