Important Notice.

Dear Patient,

We trust this finds you well. As an essential healthcare provider, West Portal Family Dentistry has kept limited hours throughout the entire shelter in place order, to provide urgent care for our community. We have seen many of you, as well as, some new people from the community who needed emergency care.

We will be adding office hours starting Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and resuming normal schedule by Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

We will be returning to a “new normal” way of providing dental care, in order to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff. We have put in place enhanced protocols per CDC and ADA guidelines to accomplish this goal. We will be screening all staff and patients every day for symptoms of COVID 19. The temperature will be taken and screening questions will be asked and recorded. The reception area was reconfigured to allow for social distancing. The schedule was modified to lessen the number of people in the office at the same time. The enhanced intra-oral suctioning system will be deployed for appropriate procedures to better control aerosols. We have always followed strict OSHA guidelines for disinfecting and sterilizing surfaces, equipments, and instruments; and we will continue to do so. Enhanced PPE protocols will be used to ensure we deliver the safest possible dentistry for our patients and staff.

Please contact us via phone at 415.661.7779 or via email should you have any questions or concerns. We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout this challenging, new normal way of delivering the best possible dental care to you.

Take care and see you soon !

Dr. Terri Nguyen and West Portal Family Dentistry Team

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Cosmetic dental treatment available for San Francisco, CA area patients

Cosmetic dental treatment available for San Francisco

Cosmetic dental treatment is growing in popularity in and around the San Francisco area. Patients used to believe that these treatments were expensive and unattainable except for the Hollywood elite. Thanks to continued advances in dentistry, cosmetic services have become affordable for patients on even the tightest of budgets. We encourage patients to take the time to learn about aesthetic solutions for their smiles.

What is available?

Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh and their team at West Portal Family Dentistry, offer a selection of great solutions for men and women seeking enhancement of their smiles.

  • Professional teeth whitening – patients who want a brighter smile often turn to us for dramatic results obtained with our special KöR whitening system, which is safe, effective, and long-lasting.
  • Fillings – our practice utilizes composite resin fillings which blend in perfectly with natural tooth enamel for a seamless look.
  • Porcelain veneers – these ceramic facings are custom-made to bond over the front of the teeth for immediate improvement. They are natural-looking, stain-resistant, and strong.
  • Dental bonding – Teeth can be repaired using composite resin bonding. This is often used for fillings, fixing chipped teeth, or closing gaps between the teeth near the front of the mouth.
  • Dental crowns – some teeth can benefit from an extra layer of protection while covering imperfections that may be problematic to the overall look of the smile. These ceramic “caps” are bonded over the entire tooth structure for a dramatic change in appearance.

Interested in learning more about cosmetic dental treatment available for patients in the area? Contact West Portal Family Dentistry by calling (415) 604-9292 or visit us at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4 in San Francisco. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh accept new patients into their practice to enjoy improving the health and beauty of their smiles!

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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.