Our History

Berkeley Orthodontics was established by Dr. Gerald Nelson (currently the Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at UCSF) in 1968 in a very small office across the street from Alta Bates Hospital in South Berkeley. When Dr. Michael Meyer, who is also a Clinical Professor at UCSF, joined him in 1972, they decided to treat patients collaboratively rather than the usual format in which each doctor has his or her own practice within the same office space. Today, the team format continues to be one of the distinguishing features of Berkeley Orthodontics. As the Berkeley Orthodontics patient family has grown, we have opened additional locations, while our guiding commitment to excellence in treatment planning and execution has been enhanced by the additions of Drs. Paul Kasrovi, Nancy Ung, Min-jeong Kim, and Nga Hoang.

Berkeley Orthodontics doctors have treated more of Berkeley’s population than any other orthodontic practice in the area. Our neighbors trust us because we consistently offer outstanding service, value, and convenience to patients and families.