Our Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

Your comfort and concerns are our priority. We are here to work with you to give you a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

James E. Fitzgerald, DDS


Dr. James E. Fitzgerald, graduated as the Senior Class President from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1980.

In looking for a practice location, he found Brisbane’s charm and view of the San Bruno Mountains to be ideal and opened his office in 1981.

In his 30+ years in practice, he’s been past President of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce and Lion’s Club.

He lives in Brisbane with family and spends his free time following Giants baseball, fishing, motorcycling and working at his church in San Francisco.

Sampada Deshpande, DDS


Dr. Sampada Deshpande received her DDS from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2018. She is a recipient of the William Howard Memorial Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and 10 Under 10 Award from the American Dental Association for excellence in clinical dentistry.

After spending five years enjoying the Pacific Northwest, Sam and her husband are thrilled to have moved to the Bay Area to be closer to family. They live in San Francisco and spend their free time biking the rolling hills and trying out different restaurants in the city.

Dr. Deshpande is excited to have joined the team at Brisbane Family Dental.