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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San Francisco area dentist offers teeth whitening instructions for patients

Teeth Whitening Instructions in San Francisco area

The team of West Portal Family Dentistry is excited to offer affordable and attainable cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients of San Francisco, CA and beyond. This includes professional teeth whitening, which can dramatically improve the appearance of the smile. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can provide instructions on the best way to get a brilliant, beautiful smile quickly and easily with the assistance of a quality dental team.


Laser teeth whitening

Our practice offers a two-part approach to brightening the smile using our trusted KöR deep bleaching treatment. This laser treatment is performed right in the office with the care and attention of our dental staff. The teeth are cleaned quickly in the office, offering improvement of several shades in approximately one hour.

But that is not where it ends! In addition to in-office power bleaching using laser light, we also send patients home with custom whitening trays and professional-grade whitening gel. Patients dispense the gel into the trays and wear them overnight to continue to brighten at home. This method of whitening, complete with laser bleaching, is the most effective way to combat superficial and deep stains in the tooth enamel. Many patients are pleased with the results and come back to the office for routine touch-ups to maintain them.


What are the benefits of the KöR deep bleaching system?

Our dental practice stands behind the KöR deep bleaching system and the results it achieves. By combining both in-office whitening with lasers and take-home custom whitening trays, patients can add brilliance to the smile quickly and easily. This whitening method is:

  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Effective
  • Long-lasting
  • Natural-looking
  • Safe


Learn more about our professional whitening

Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh, are pleased to offer a wide selection of cosmetic dental services to patients in and around San Francisco, CA. If you are ready to work with dedicated professionals to obtain quality care, we invite you to call our facility at (415) 604-9292. We are conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4 and accept new child and adult patients into our office.

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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.