Excellent Dentists in Oakland/the East Bay
August 10, 2014 9:03 PM Subscribe
I am looking for a general dentist in Oakland or the East Bay who does excellent work, focuses on overall health/tooth preservation rather than unnecessary cosmetic stuff, doesn't oversell, and who won't make me feel crappy for not having been to the dentist in a while. Also: what can I expect on a first visit?
posted by needs more cowbell to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have some dental anxiety so I'd like someone who's decent with that, but my priority is knowing I can trust them. I'm not looking for sedation dentistry and I don't want or need a fancy place with a spa-like environment, just someone who is understanding and knows their shit. I would especially love recommendations from people who have been seeing their dentist for several years and can attest to their work holding up well.
Also: what should I expect if I haven't been to the dentist in a while and possibly need several things done? i.e. is it reasonable to expect them to give me a written treatment plan? Will they do a cleaning before doing any work?