Meet Dr. Catey DeSimini

My Story

Dr. DeSimini was born and raised in Lake County California. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She continued on to receive her DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school Dr. DeSimini participated in multiple community outreach programs and was selected to travel to Nicaragua on a dental service trip with the non-profit organization Bridges to Community. After her first rotation through pediatrics Dr. DeSimini knew that this was what she wanted to devote her career to, so she continued on to earn her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University.

In 2009, Dr. DeSimini was awarded the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3% in the nation on her Pediatric Dental Board Qualifying Exam. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Following completion of her residency Dr. DeSimini worked in private practice for 12 years in the Boston area. In January of 2022, Dr. DeSimini and her family relocated from Boston to San Francisco, she is very happy to be closer to friends and family and loves introducing her family to all of her favorite places from her childhood.

Dr.DeSimini loves being a pediatric dentist and strives to help all of her patients have a positive dental experience.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association , American Dental Association and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. DeSimini currently lives in San Francisco with her husband Sabino and two children Luca and Anna. She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, traveling, and exploring her new home city with her family.


  • UC Santa Barbara (BS)
  • Tufts University School of Dentistry (DMD)
  • Tufts University Pediatric Dental Department


  • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) - Tufts University
  • Pediatric Dental Specialist Certification - Tufts University
  • Board Certified Pediatric Dentist - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
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