Our Hygienist









Kathleen was born in San Francisco to Irish immigrant parents. She grew up in the Sunset district and attended St. Gabriel Elementary School and Mercy High School. As fate would have it, Presley-Nelsons moved in around the corner and in a short time Kathleen was being trained as a dental assistant at Dr. Presley-Nelson’s office. With Doc’s encouragement, Kathleen attended U.C.S.F. School of Dentistry and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been providing quality dental hygiene care at our Parkside/Taraval location ever since.

In 1993, she married husband Patrick and they moved to Pacifica. She has two children and enjoys spending time with her family.

She is a Plaque Control expert and teaches our dental patients how to need less dental care. She is so gentle and excellent at what she does that people fly in from far away places to have their teeth cleaned by her. Once you’ve tried her, you’ll be hooked! (No pun intended.)