Elisa Chávez, D.D.S.

Elisa Chavez, D.D.S.

Dr. Elisa M. Chávez is a Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco. She graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry and earned her certificate in Geriatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Chávez has practiced in private, community health, long-term care, and hospital settings, including Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe in her hometown of El Paso, Texas; the Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Michigan; the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco; and On Lok PACE in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She has served on the California Dental Association Medicare Task Force, and as a member of The Santa Fe Group she is an advocate for the oral health needs of older adults nationwide. She currently serves as the Director of the Pacific Center for Equity in Oral Health Care.