Your family dentist in San Francisco, CA

Are you looking for a family-friendly dentist in the Bay Area? Do you want a place where quality meets convenience, and customer service never goes out of style? If so, you have just found your answer. Welcome to West Portal Family Dentistry, the home of healthy smiles in San Francisco, CA.

Dental care with a distinctive difference

There seems to be a trend in modern dental and medical care, and it is one we refuse to follow. In some offices, people are rushed through, diagnosis and treatment plans are made according to medical charts and machines, the patients are pressured to comply, yet their concerns are not heard. We hear it over and over again, people are tired of being treated like numbers or machines.

Here at West Portal Family Dentistry, we take a very different approach. We practice patient-centered dental care. That means our practice does not revolve around schedules, machines, and teeth. It revolves around you, the human being sitting in the dental chair.

You will notice the difference in every aspect of our practice. When you walk through the door, you will feel at home in the inviting and comfortably furnished reception area. However, you won’t be there very long, because we manage our schedule to minimize wait times.

The dentist will listen to your concerns, take time to understand your desires, and discuss the best way to achieve those goals. At all times, you will be treated with respect, compassion, and the same consideration we would show our own family. In fact, we think of our patients as extended family, and it shows in everything we do.

We are here to welcome the first tooth, cheer kids on as they learn oral hygiene, and guide the development of adult teeth. When the exuberance of adolescence leads to oral injuries, we are here with emergency dentistry. As time goes on and teeth begin darkening, we are here to whiten them. If medical conditions endanger oral health, we create a tailored dental care plan to protect it, and if a tooth is lost, we have premier options to replace it. Throughout your life, we are your partners in oral health.

The convenience of comprehensive care

You have a busy schedule to keep up with, and a life to live. You don’t have time to drive all over town to different appointments at different dental offices. Yet, you also have a family with diverse oral health needs. We understand, and that is why we offer a full range of services in one convenient location.
Attentive customer service and individual attention are included with every appointment!

Expertise and dedication to excellence

We use premier materials and state of the art technology, but our supplies and equipment are not what truly sets us apart from the rest. That distinction belongs to our team, the people behind the perfect smiles.

Dr. Terri M. Nguyen is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and former UCSF dental instructor, with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Laura T. Huynh has more than 15 years of experience and a special rapport with our youngest patients.

Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Huynh, and their exceptional team of supporting clinicians and administrative personnel share a passion for excellence in dentistry and patient care. This is evidenced by our friendly customer service, convenient scheduling options, strict adherence to safety standards, and beautiful treatment results. However, the best evidence of our high standards is the glowing reviews that we often receive. Please visit the testimonial page to see what our current patients have to say about us.

An invitation to join our family of fabulous smiles

If you are longing for the friendly neighborhood dentist of yesteryear, we have great news for you. There is a dental practice that still adheres to old-fashioned standards of service, while embracing the latest advanced technologies and techniques – and we are currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, you can give us a call at (415) 604-9292 during office hours or use the convenient contact form right here on our website.

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Dr. Terri has than 20 years of experience

Dr. Terri M. Nguyen

is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and former UCSF dental instructor,


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Dr. Laura has than 15 years of experience

Dr. Laura T. Huynh

is a member of the American Dental Association and California Dental Association


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Patient Education

At West Portal Family Dentistry, we're committed to helping you educate your patients on oral health conditions, dental procedures, and proper oral hygiene techniques. We have oral health instructional videos and materials developed specifically for children.
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Smile Gallery

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West Portal Family Dentistry
Rating : 5 5 Stars
"West Portal is the best dentist I have ever been to. I came to them in pain needing urgent care. I was given an appointment and taken care of like I was family. I had alot of work done in a a short time. Not once was I made to feel bad about my dental care. I could go on and on about how amazing EVERYONE is. Sadly I have moved from San Francisco I wish I could take West Portal Dental with me!!!"
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Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice

A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.

Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.