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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Dentist for Kids in San Francisco CA

As adults, we understand that it is vital that we visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and a thorough dental examination. However, some parents are unsure of how often their child needs to visit the dentist as well. If you are seeking a dentist for kids in the area of San Francisco, CA, the team at West Portal Family Dentistry welcomes you! We offer treatments not only for adults but for children as well!


When should my child see a dentist?

In most cases, we like to start seeing children visit our practice around the age of two years old. Parents who have concerns about their child’s dental development may want to visit earlier. During these early visits, children are introduced to our staff and their smiles are evaluated. We work hard at building a trusting relationship with children to ease anxieties and help them feel comfortable in our facility. Children may also have some treatments performed during their visit, including:

  • Dental fillings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • X-rays


What if my child is fearful of visiting the dentist?

We work hard to ensure children are at ease under the care of our team. However, there are times when children may still be anxious about their visit to the dental chair. We work with patients to find the best sedation method to make treatment comfortable, whether it is nitrous oxide or IV sedation.


How often should my child visit the dentist?

After children have been seen for their first appointment, our team at West Portal Family Dentistry encourages parents to bring their children in to the office every six months for continued evaluations.


Ready to have your child seen by a kid’s dentist?

Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of San Francisco, CA are pleased to offer dental solutions for both children and adults. If you are ready to work with a dentist and incorporate your entire family into one practice, we invite you to call West Portal Family Dentistry and speak to our team of professionals about your dental needs. We are conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Ste. #4 and can be reached by phone at (415) 604-9292.

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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.