Attention

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 info@westportaldentist.com 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 !

Sincerely,
Dr. Terri Nguyen and West Portal Family Dentistry Team

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Emergency Dentistry and Urgent Care at West Portal Family Dentistry San Francisco, CA

At West Portal Family Dentistry, commitment to helping others isn’t something we just talk about. Dental emergencies are a priority, and we willingly come in to treat them, for existing patients and “not yet” patients. We can also call in a prescription to get someone in need out of immediate pain.

Tips for handling dental emergencies


  • Each time our dentists place a temporary crown, we provide a complimentary packet of temporary crown cement. You can use this product to replace a lost filling or crown until the dentist sees you.
  • For bleeding that persists after an extraction, bite gently on a dry tea bag or pad of clean gauze. Call our dental office if bleeding has not stopped within 30 minutes.
  • For a tooth that is knocked out, rinse it in tepid water but do not use soap or scrub it. Hold it by the crown (not the root), and gently replace it into the socket if possible. Otherwise, keep it between the cheek and gum, or in a cup of milk. Call West Portal Family Dentistry and come in right away for the best chance of saving the tooth.
  • Follow these post-operative instructions to avoid dental emergencies.

We do everything in our power to help ensure that patients never experience dental emergencies, but if you ever do have one, you will receive prompt, compassionate care at West Portal Family Dentistry.

Read What Our Patients are Saying

Very happy with Dr. Huynh and Dr. Nguyen. I have been going to them for 3 years now. They do a thorough job cleaning and inspecting my teeth. I've needed to get some work done, including a crown and a few cavities filled, and each has gone smoothly. Would highly recommend. Jaime D.
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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.