prosthetic dentistry - wagnild & mueller 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1636
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 956-5162
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Kathy Mueller, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.D.

I received my dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1980 and my prosthodontic specialty training from the University of California San Francisco / Veterans Administration Hospital in 1983. I challenged and passed the examinations to become Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1986. I also hold a Master's degree in Cell Biology from Purdue University.

In addition to private practice, I have spent many years in education as an Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

I am a board-certified prosthodontist, in full time specialty practice with my husband, Dr. Galen Wagnild.



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Galen Wagnild, D.D.S., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.D.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1971 and received my Prosthodontic specialty certificate from the University of California San Francisco / Veterans Administration Hospital in 1976. I completed the examination process to become Board Certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1979.

Both a clinician and an educator, I have directed both the prosthodontic section of the General Practice Residency program at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco and co-directed Graduate Prosthodontics at U.C.S.F. for many years.

I am a board-certified prosthodontist, and maintain a full-time prosthodontic specialty practice with my wife, Dr. Kathy Mueller.



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Our Practice

In our clinical practice, we like to treat both patients with routine general dental conditions and patients with complex prosthodontic problems. We work with other medical and dental specialists to direct the care of patients with complex, multi-disciplinary, pathology-based problems. Treatment often includes a combination of options, incorporating crowns and fixed bridges, removable dentures and implant prosthodontics, in addition to simpler fillings, teeth cleaning, teeth whitening and other procedures. In addition, we work with other dental and medical specialists to treat adolescents with craniofacial disorders. Caring for these patients is professionally challenging and personally gratifying.

Our Scholarly Activities

Together, we have contributed multiple book chapters, included in Pathways of the Pulp, Decision Making in Periodontics, and Decision Making in Prosthodontics. We have taught numerous continuing education courses, conducted study clubs and have lectured locally and internationally on prosthodontic and implant subjects.

Our Professional Memberships

Fellows of the American College of Prosthodontists

Only Board Certified Prosthodontists are Fellows, other prosthodontists can join the College as Members. Only 20% of practicing prosthodontists are Board Certified, which equals less than ½ of 1% of dentists in the U.S.

Fellows of the American College of Dentists

This is a professional organization that recognizes excellence in dentistry. A dentist cannot join the American College of Dentists, he or she must by nominated by their peers and selected for membership by the College.

Members of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association,

San Francisco Dental Society

This triad of national, state, and local organized dental societies are instrumental in continuing the education of dentists on behalf of the patients we care for.

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Our Personal Lives

We love living and working together - our personal and professional lives have achieved a fusion that we think is pretty special and kind of unique.

And we love our adopted city of San Francisco, with its outstanding Opera, beautiful baseball park, vibrant downtown, and cool fog at home. We thank you for sharing your city with us.


Meet the Staff

At Prosthetic Dentistry, Dr. Kathy Mueller and Dr. Galen Wagnild work closely with a talented staff consisting of clinical, hygiene, and office personnel.

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Prosthetic Dentistry  |  Galen Wagnild, D.D.S. & Kathy Mueller, D.M.D.  |  450 Sutter Street, Suite 1636  |  San Francisco, CA 94108  |  (415) 956-5162
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