About Us:

  • Meet Dr. Andrews
  • Meet Our Team
  • Our Office
  • Contact Info
  • Meet Dr. Sara Andrews

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    Dr. Andrews is a full-time orthodontist and sole practitioner at Andrews Orthodontics. In addition to private practice ownership, Dr. Andrews is an assistant clinical professor at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Orthodontics, where she teaches practice of orthodontics to the specialty program residents.

    Dr. Sara Andrews received her D.D.S. degree, Magna Cum Laude, from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry in 2010. She completed her Orthodontic specialty training at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2013. In addition to her orthodontic certificate, Dr. Sara Andrews obtained a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Oral Biology and Craniofacial Sciences from UCSF. Dr. Sara Andrews is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), which means that she has successfully completed the ABO examination and certification process.

    Dr. Andrews is known by her patients for her gentle and caring demeanor and conservative approach to orthodontic care. She genuinely cares about every one of her patients, and listens to their needs. She prides herself on delivering the absolute best results for her patients in the shortest amount of treatment time, and optimum patient comfort. At your initial consultation, she will be sure to listen to your concerns and present to you the best treatment options including pros and cons, so you can be confident in your treatment decision. There is nothing Dr. Sara enjoys more, than to make a difference in her patients' lives, and to see them smile with confidence.


    Outside of private practice, Dr. Sara Andrews enjoys community and professional leadership involvement. Dr. Andrews is the 2019 president of the San Mateo County Dental Society (SMCDS), a local component of the California Dental Association (CDA). Along with other board members, Dr. Andrews is involved in strategic planning for the dental society's operations, and engaging local dentists. Dr. Andrews is also an active member of the San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), American Association of Orthodontist (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontist (PCSO).

    Dr. Sara Andrews lives in San Carlos with her husband, Ryan, and their two daughters. They love the Bay Area and all the wonderful activities and cultural diversity that it offers. Outside of smile design, Dr. Andrews enjoys hiking, jogging, dabbling on the keyboard, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Meet the Team

    April - Treatment Coordinator

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    April grew up in Belmont and has remained a San Mateo resident thus far. She brings to us over 20 years of administrative and customer service experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings. April loves to see the smiles and confidence that orthodontic treatment brings to all of our patients. She takes pride in her organizational skills as well as her attention to detail and ability to multitask.

    Outside of work, April enjoys spending time at the beach & going for walks, watching an array of movies, doing arts & crafts, baking, and finding new restaurants to try. She also loves cooking and making up new recipes at home with her best friend. Most of all, April has a son who is her pride and joy. They are each other's biggest fans!

    Eli - Registered Dental Assistant

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    Eli is a Redwood City native and has been working in the dental field for 10 years. Since completing her training as a dental assistant she has continued her education to receive her associates in biological sciences and one day become a dental hygienist.

    She strives to provide excellent care in a fun and comfortable environment by listening to patients and keeping them informed every step of the way. She loves being part of a team that works hard to help patients of all ages enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles.

    Eli enjoys spending her spare time with her family, and is a mother of two boys. She likes to explore new places and try new foods and enjoys being outdoors.

    Claudia - Registered Dental Assistant

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    Claudia is a Bay Area native who obtained her Associates in Science in Dental Assisting in 2018 from College of San Mateo. Since then, she has also received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Jose State in order to help provide better care for our patients. When she isn't volunteering as a Crisis Text-line Counselor, you can find Claudia at her daughter's soccer games or Bay Area sporting events. In her free time, she loves to travel and try out new restaurants with her daughter. Her favorite part about being an RDA is working directly with patients and seeing the positive impact it has on patients' lives and their smiles.

  • Our Office

    High-tech, Clean, Green

    We are proud to offer our patients the highest quality of service in our remodeled 2100 square foot office with cutting edge technology. We are compliant with the latest California building codes, and energy conservation. We aim to maximize patient safety and comfort in a feel-good, clean, and energy-efficient environment. Here are some of the top features of our office:

    • Welcome to the goop-free world of orthodontics! Our iTero® Element 2 intra-oral scanner enhances patient comfort by using digital impression technology.
    • Our digital X-Ray machine is the latest in dental imaging technology, offering the highest diagnostic quality at the lowest radiation dosages. We take pride in minimizing radiation to our patients. To learn more about our machine, click on the link below: Sironausa: ORTHOPHOS XG 3D
    • We use independent pure filtered water units(Hu-friedy┬« Water Filter) in our clinical bay which is free of bacteria and fungi as compliant with the ADA guidelines. To learn more, please visit: ADA: Dental Unit Waterlines
    • We use a medical grade disinfectant to wipe down all clinical surfaces after each patient visit.
    • We sterilize our intraoral instruments via autoclave (Midmark┬« M11), and we spore-test our machine weekly as required by law.
    • We use only Latex-free gloves.
    • We offer our guests complementary Wi-Fi internet access.
    • We have plenty of patient parking for your convenience.

    We look forward to meeting you, and we hope that you'll love our office as much as we do!

  • Contact Information

    • Location: 990 Laurel Street, Suite A, San Carlos, CA 94070
    • Phone: (650) 620-9675
    • Fax: (650) 620-9681
    • Email: info@AndrewsSmiles.com

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Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday-Sunday: Closed

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