Dr. Justin Lam Tin

Meet Dr. Tin

A photo of Dr. Justin Tin.

Dr. Tin received his Bachelors of Science degree from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington in 1986. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Pacific, San Francisco, California in 1989. He graduated at the top of his class and earned a distinction in his California Dental Board Exam. In 1989, he entered private practice and at the same time underwent an intensive hospital surgical training at the California Pacific Medical Center for more than two years. He has been a member of the medical staff at CPMC since 1991 and is a mentor to many residents and interns.

Under his leadership, Dr. Tin has founded many dental branches including JT Dental Group, San Bruno Dental Group, Samaritan Dental Group, Oakland Dental Group, Mission Street Dental, Mission Dolores Dental, Sunset Premier Dental Group, Premier Dental Group, JT Dental Group(Hong Kong) and Pacific Dental Group(Beijing).
Besides being a successful Dental Surgeon with superior management skills, he is an advocate of advanced dental techniques. In 1990, Dr. Tin was the first Asian American Dentist certified with CO2 Laser operation, and in 1991 was one of the early pioneers in the field of implants when he became certified with Nobel Care Implant procedure in 1991. In 1993, Dr. Tin was invited by the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China to introduce the CO2 laser to students at the School of Stomatology.

Along with his interest in teaching, Dr. Tin has done much community work in San Francisco, where he and his wife live and have been raising their family. He has been the Dental Director for many non-profit organizations including Saint Ann’s Home, Johnson’s Home, Parkview Home, Crystal Manor and Edgewood Center for Children and Families since the early 1990s. Dr. Tin has also served on different State Boards and City Commissions since the late 1990s including the California Acupuncture Board, the Department of Public Affairs, the California Export Finance Board, the Government Loan Program for Small Business, and the San Francisco Parking and Traffic Commission.

Dr. Tin is currently managing eight dental clinics in San Francisco Bay Area with much success as well as teaching implant classes quarterly at UCLA.