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

Read More »

San Francisco, CA cosmetic dentist offers wide selection of aesthetic services

Cosmetic Dentist in San Francisco area

A beautiful smile is worth more than money. However, patients think that cosmetic dentistry may be outside their budget. Luckily, the team at West Portal Family Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA has made cosmetic work affordable and effective at enhancing the smile. If you are considering aesthetic treatments to improve your smile and address unwanted imperfections, our team welcomes you to call us for an evaluation and consultation.


Aesthetic services offered

Drs. Nguyen and Huynh have a wide selection of services available for patients seeking cosmetic work. Below is a sample of what we offer in our facility:

  • Professional whitening – brightening the smile may be as easy as a single dental visit to bleach the natural tooth enamel. Professional whitening treatments far exceed the results patients achieve using over-the-counter whitening products that are far less concentrated in active ingredients.
  • Dental fillings – when tooth decay occurs, dental fillings may be provided to restore the tooth structure and stop the decay from worsening. In some situations, patients may be better suited for dental crowns or inlays and onlays.
  • Porcelain veneers – covering imperfections on the front teeth can be achieved with porcelain veneers, which are ceramic facings that bond onto teeth and cover problem areas quickly and easily.
  • Dental restorations – when teeth are missing, it is essential that patients work with a dentist to restore their smile with tooth replacement options. This may be dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants—all solutions available at West Portal Family Dentistry.


Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Patients who have a healthy smile and are considering aesthetic treatments are often proper candidates for several of our cosmetic procedures. During a consultation visit, patients can learn about the options available to them.


Work with our team today

At West Portal Family Dentistry, we are pleased to provide not only cosmetic dentistry but general and restorative dentistry solutions as well. Contact our practice today to discuss your needs with our team and get started in achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! Call (415) 604-9292 to schedule your appointment with our friendly front office staff.


Back to Cosmetic Dentistry Page


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.