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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Average Rating 5.0 | Based on the opinion of 6 people

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Average Rating 4.7 | Total Reviews 41
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West Portal Family Dentistry
Excellent teamwork, professional service provided by dental office staff members. I will recommend them to my coworkers for sure. Doctor Terri Nguyen is a real professional.
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West Portal Family Dentistry
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.
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West Portal Family Dentistry
Dr. Laura is a great dentist. She is gentle, meticulous, and empathetic. Jan at the front desk is also great. She works wonders with the insurance companies.
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I’v been coming to this office for over 5 years and I highly recommend them. Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Huynh (aka Dr. Laura) are genuine professionals. They truly care about your health and are so skilled at delivering optimal results. The staff are friendly and helpful. The office is modern and clean. Overall, a well rounded dental office right on West Portal near the MUNI tunnel. Go there, you won’t regret it.
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West Portal Family Dentistry is the best place for dental health. The people, the comfort, the quality of the work, and the support given in choosing the best options are exceptional. The neighborhood is also great. I recommend them to everyone.
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  • Liz G.

    Wonderful dentist & staff
    Dr. Terri Nguyen and Dr. Laura Huynh are both great with the whole family including the kids. They are never afraid to go. The doctors are very good, gentle and fast and always give the kids some kiddie toys, they love it. We also really like all the staff. The office is tastefully decorated and the treatment room very modern and plush, making the whole experience so pleasant. Thank you!

  • Abigail G.

    Dr. Terri Nguyen is the best!
    The office is really nice and and staff friendlym in a fun area in West Portal too, surrounded by great shops and restaurant right next to the West Portal transit hub too, Dr. Nguyen really knows what she is doing, I have complete trust in her, the best dentist I have ever had!

  • Hoai N.

    Most pleasant office & staff
    The staff are really friendly, from reception to the dental assistant. Dr. Laura Huynh is great, she is gentle and very detailed and patient. The best!

  • Cherie D.

    Friendly, Professional & Pleasant
    17 years of quality service for 3 daughters! My oldest daughter has the best dental hygiene & a perfect smile! She's 21. I have West Portal Family Dentistry to thank.

  • Tai H.

    Great service
    Every time I come here, the staff is always so nice and willing to answer all of my questions or concerns. I'm well taken care of at each visit.

  • Chase L.

    My FAVORITE Dentists
    I love the staff. They are all very friendly & professional. Unlike many dental offices, you feel important & well taken care of here. The office is very hygienic and comfortable. You are given useful information to take care of the health of your teeth. Everything they do is explained so you understand. Each visit you leave with a little bag with a toothbrush, floss and paste. Top ratings!!!

  • Rudy N.

    Very high quality service
    They take good care and see what's best for you thanks Dr Laura

  • Janice F.

    Dr. Terri Nguyen is an absolute delight
    Dr. Terri Nguyen is an absolute delight. She has an extremely gentle touch and is a very caring and lovely person. As an absolute expert in her field she keeps up to date with the most current innovations. All work she has done on my mouth has proven to last beautifully. If you have an unusual problem, Terri can solve it. She has always takes the time to answer questions and makes sure that the patient understands what is going on. Her staff is also very lovely, caring and they deserve much recognition as well.

  • John B.

    Dr. Terri Nguyen amazes me
    I hadn't gone to a dentist in 15 to 20 years. Dr. Terri Nguyen amazes me, I have never felt her giving me novocaine. She is very informative. She lets you know about all of your options without being pushy. It's so nice to have a doctor and staff that are so focused on caring for the patient.

  • Paula P.

    Staff are most definitely worth the drive
    I have been seeing Dr. Terri Nguyen for 5 years now and continue to do so despite the fact that I now live 2 hours from her practice. She and her staff are most definitely worth the drive. They offer excellent and personable service and are great with involving me in each and every decision at hand. Julie, West Portal's office manager, is just amazing. She makes everything so easy and seamless, I can't say enough about her.

  • Emma H.

    Everyone is so incredibly welcoming there..
    We have gone to Dr. Nguyen for over ten years. Our old dentist scared my young son, so we wanted to find a dental environment that was welcoming instead of frightening. West Portal Family Dentistry was a nice fit. Dr. Nguyen took great care of my son in her gentle, kind, and soft-spoken way, and he is now a young man who doesn't hate to see his family dentist. Everyone is so incredibly welcoming there, and our family always has a great experience. We are also very appreciative of their attentiveness. A few years ago, Dr. Nguyen saw a spot on my gums that might have been cancerous, and her whole team immediately mobilized: locating other specialists and seeing that I was to receive the best possible care. They just went above and beyond to make sure I was ok (and it turned out that I was just fine). We couldn't ask for a better family dentist who always takes care of everyone's individual needs.

  • Mike D.

    Knowledgeable, gentle and caring
    Dr. Nguyen is by far the best provider in dentistry one can expect. She's knowledgeable, gentle and caring. I feel very comfortable with her from the very beginning. She sets high standard for her staff to follow. The office manager, Julie is truly wonderful. She's knowledgeable in guiding you through the billing process from the very beginning so you will know what to expect. I would recommend Dr. Nguyen to all my friends and family members.

  • Patty L.

    The kindest, most accomodating dentist we've ever seen
    At 60 years old, I've seen a lot of dentists, and Dr. Nguyen is the kindest, most accommodating dentist we've ever seen. My adult son, who was terrified of dentists even as a young child, feels very comfortable going to Dr. Nguyen because she is so calming and reassuring. The office, recently redecorated with the artwork of Van Gogh, is beautiful and inviting. All of our procedures were at a reasonable cost, and we've never had a problem with our insurance being accepted even though we changed carriers. Dr. Nguyen makes sure that our dental work is always done correctly and will last, and we appreciate that. She is a terrific person and has actually become our friend as well as our dentist.

  • Chuck L.

    They are like family.
    Dr. Nguyen is just wonderful. She really takes the time to explain exactly what is happening during your procedure. If she realizes that you are in pain, she immediately fixes it. Also, her staff is so friendly. They are like family, and every time you arrive, they call you by your first name and treat you like family, too. I've had lots of bad experiences with other dentists, and Dr. Nguyen's office is run so well that it's just a great visit every time.
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.