The Grace Difference ™

Why Grace Dental?

Open Mondays to Saturdays, 7am - 7pm

Book Appointments Anywhere, 24/7. Grace Dental is the only practice in Palo Alto where you can schedule your reservation even when we are not open.

Friendly reservation reminders via email, text, and call

We treat people, not just teeth. We treat people the way we want to be treated. At Grace Dental, we believe in establishing a meaningful and trusting relationship first. This relationship starts with empathy, as we eagerly and attentively listen to your needs to ensure you leave here with a smile!

We take pride in overdelivering to all our patients. We believe that little things make a big difference.

Commitment to continuing education, Gentle touch and comfort amenities (wireless headphones, memory foam pillows, plush blankets, Isolite mouthpiece)

Locally, Grace Dental will be partnering with Freedom House (supporting human trafficking survivors) and Street Life Ministries (serving the homeless).

Dr. Kwon has been providing free dental care and serving the underserved in Paraguay since 2003.

On 10/31/17, Grace Dental hosted its 1st annual day of free dental care, Grace Cares. The Grace Dental Family is committed to generously giving our love, time and resources to serve the underserved in our community.



White fillings



Root canals

Implant placement and restoration

Oral surgery

Meet Our Doctors

Eric Kwon DDS, FAGD

Dr. Eric Kwon was born and raised in Cerritos, California. After completing his undergraduate education at USC and graduate studies at UCSF School of Dentistry, Dr. Kwon has been practicing dentistry in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 10 years at the VA Northern California Health Care System, as well as in private practice in the Peninsula. For the past 5 years, he has been serving patients in Palo Alto and 3 years ago, Dr. Kwon started Grace Dental.

In recognition for his commitment to education and excellence, Dr. Kwon received the Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry in June of 2015.

He is blissfully married to Dr. Grace Kwon, a pediatric dentist in Menlo Park (Menlo Pediatric Dental) and is a proud father to sons Eli and Liam. In his free time, Dr. Kwon enjoys cooking, watching and playing sports and serving the underserved.

Daniel Kang, DDS

Dr. Daniel Kang was born and raised in San Jose, and he has always had an affinity for the Bay Area. After attending UCLA for college, Dr. Kang headed back to the Bay Area for dental school at UCSF. Upon finishing dental school, he received further training at the VA Northern California Health Care System.

Dr. Kang has a passion for serving the people of Northern California through dentistry. He loves helping people get out of pain and allowing people to be more confident in their smiles.

In his free time he loves supporting Bay Area sports teams. He also enjoys bouldering, trying new restaurants, and playing in various recreational sports leagues.

Dr. Emily Hambel

Dr. Emily Hambel graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. She furthered her training through a residency at the San Francisco VA Medical Center Dental Program where she gained broad experience across general and hospital dentistry. Her undergraduate studies were spent at Butler University where she studied Chemistry and French.

Dr. Emily loves being a part of the community in the Bay Area and connecting with patients to understand their needs and help them reach their goals for a healthier life.

In her free time Dr. Emily enjoys yoga, cooking, cycling, hiking, reading, horseback riding, and exploring California.

Sara Kwong, DDS

Dr. Sara Kwong was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and graduate studies at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Kwong graduated from UCLA with high honors and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. She then continued her dental training to complete a general practice residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Northern California Health System.

In her free time, Dr. Kwong enjoys cooking, being active outdoors, and dabbling in CrossFit.

Dr. Chirag Patel MD, DMD

Dr. Chirag Patel received his DMD at University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2007. He furthered his studies at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and graduated in 2011. He works in San Francisco, CA and specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Patel is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center Parnassus and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Meet the Team


Growing up in San Jose, Lan has over 5 years of experience in the dental field. Whether warmly welcoming you on your visit, verifying your insurance benefits, scheduling your appointment or helping to explain your treatment plan, Lan prides herself in providing exceptional customer service with her signature smile and positive attitude.

In her free time, Lan enjoys the great outdoors and finding her next great adventure, whether it is discovering a new hiking trail or breathtaking waterfall.


Rachael is a proud Bay Area native who is a UC San Diego alumnus (Go Tritons!). She has a heart to serve those in need and wishes to channel this passion into the healthcare field. Rachael loves singing, smiling, making puns, and serving the community in every way she can.


Irina is originally from Odesssa, Ukraine where she was a physician. Having a health care background, Irina enjoys serving patients and taking care of their dental needs. Irina loves being in the Bay area and enjoys music in her free time.

Lending Club

We also offer Lending Club as a convenient, affordable alternative. Learn more about Lending Club here.

Dental Insurance

We work with most PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) benefit plans. Our experienced insurance and treatment coordinators are skilled in communicating your benefits in a transparent and understandable manner. Communicating with insurance can be a confusing and often frustrating task. As a courtesy to our patients, we will communicate with insurance companies, verify benefits, and help you maximize your benefits.

To make an appointment, call (650) 322-4750