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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Solving smile problems with veneers and bonding in San Francisco

Best dental veneers and dental bonding treatments in San Francisco Despite the impression you may get from TV, movies, and internet, few people have naturally flawless smiles. Often, the secret to Hollywood brilliance and symmetry is veneers and dental bonding. Residents of the San Francisco area can get the same star treatments at West Portal Family Dentistry.


Veneers are thin shells of resin or porcelain. They are cemented to the fronts of “smile teeth” to hide imperfections in size, shape, color, or alignment.

Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Huynh take extra steps to ensure that their veneers accomplish exactly what the patient desires:
  • A clean “canvas” – The dentist makes sure your mouth is free of tooth decay and gum disease before proceeding with veneers.
  • Planning – Photographs and impressions of your mouth are taken. They are used to create a model that gives you a good idea of how your new smile will look.
  • Restorative stage – Teeth are prepped by removing a small amount of surface enamel. New impressions are taken, and a fresh mock up is created, this time with temporary veneers, for a trial fitting. You have the opportunity to request final adjustments.
  • Smile perfection! – You return in about ten working days to have your final veneers cemented into place and polished. The dentist provides home care instructions to help your veneers last many years.

Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Huynh believe that your oral health and the beauty of your smile are too important to rush. They take these correct steps to ensure your satisfaction.

Dental bonding

Bonding is an economical alternative to dental veneers. It is a good choice when one tooth or a few need minor improvement in appearance. This tooth-colored resin material can be used to close gaps, mask discoloration, hide chips and cracks, and alter the size or shape of a tooth.

Take the first step toward a new smile with a call to West Portal Family Dentistry. The number is (415) 604-9292.

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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. 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.