California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy at Harvard University - Scholars Bios

Yvette D. Marquis, DDS, MPH


Dentist, San Francisco Dental Office,
San Francisco, CA




Dr. Marquis is a general dentist providing comprehensive dental care at a San Francisco dental office.

A life-long resident of San Francisco, Dr. Marquis’ commitment to marginalized communities is well documented through collaborative efforts that have involved both access planning and care delivery on the state and local levels. She has worked on behalf of the growing homeless veteran population in the Bay Area, and has taken steps to address seat belt use disparity in minority communities. As a dental health advocate, she strives to redirect resources toward underserved populations throughout the San Francisco-Bay Area in her role as chair of Community Outreach for the Greater Bay Area Dental Society. Her long-term goal is to work in concert with members of local government, foundations, private agencies, and schools to bolster the “pipeline” of underrepresented students interested in becoming dentists and ultimately addressing the unmet needs of urban and growing rural populations within California.

A veteran of the Air Force, Dr. Marquis received a D.D.S. from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Marquis obtained an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health as a CES Scholar in 2004.