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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Professional teeth bleaching available for San Francisco, CA area patients

Teeth Bleaching in San Francisco CA

Patients in San Francisco, CA can schedule an appointment at West Portal Family Dentistry to learn about the benefits of same-day whitening with our KöR professional bleaching system. Brightening the teeth can be done within just a few hours, and continued brightening can be done over the course of several weeks.


What is KöR deep bleaching?

KöR is a specialized, professional bleaching system that starts with an in-office power whitening. The treatment is done in about one hour, during which patients will undergo a thorough cleaning of the teeth prior to the procedure. Then, whitening agents pull both extrinsic and intrinsic stains from the enamel. Intrinsic stains are stains that occur inside of the tooth, such as those caused by trauma or medications, while extrinsic stains are those occurring on the outside, typically resulting from dark foods and beverages or habits such as smoking.


After the bleaching has been performed, special trays are made for continued whitening at home. These trays are fabricated using impressions of the upper and lower arches of the teeth. This ensures even and consistent whitening with the professional gels sent home with patients to use with the trays.


What are the benefits of KöR deep bleaching?

  • Fast and simple whitening administered by a dental professional
  • Continued brightening of the smile with take-home whitening trays
  • Affordable bleaching with professional strength products
  • Amazing results that work with both extrinsic and intrinsic staining


Schedule an appointment to brighten your smile today!

In a matter of hours, you could have a completely rejuvenated smile! Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry can assess patient smiles to determine if KöR professional deep bleaching is best for their needs. Contact the practice at (415) 604-9292, or visit our friendly staff at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4.
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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.