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Re: Dentist near Solano Avenue
My family has been seeing Dr. James Forbes on Solano Ave. for years. He's very good, gentle, and while not a pediatric dentist, has been excellent with my kids since they were small. his number is 524-3984. Dr. Tom Adame in the same building is also excellent. Pat
I think I've posted this recommendation before, but I really like our family dentist: Dr. James Forbes in Berkeley on Solano Ave. (510) 524-3984. He's reasonable in fees and while not a pediatric dentist, very gentle and good with my kids. Both my kids have seen him and his staff since they were toddlers. Also the other dentists in the office are very good and it's nice to have a good back-up when your regular dentist is away. Pat
Re: Highly skilled Dentist
I have had nightmare dental procedures done in the past, but as others have posted on this site, I am very happy with Dr. James Forbes on Solano Avenue in Berkeley. I totally trust Dr. Forbes and would highly recommend him as a dentist to restore your faith that good and competent dentists exist. He has fit me with 2 crowns and my husband with 1, all of which have needed only minimal alteration. He also does not do unnecessary work. Dr. Forbes is gentle, a nice guy, and, in my opinion, does outstanding work (I am very picky). I also see his hygenist, Sue (one of 3 or 4), who is incredibly thorough, although not the gentlest in the practice (my husband is a wimp and sees Ann). Two things to keep in mind: if you require nitrous oxide for procedures, you need to request it in advance since they only have one setup. Also, don't judge Dr. Forbes by his front desk personnel, who are nice, but sometimes don't come across as the most professional (i.e., I'm really not interested in hearing conversation between office staff when I'm standing there making a future appointment. The attention should be focused on me and not forcing me to overhear their conversation which I am not interested in.). Good luck with your search!
I don't know if he would fit all your specifications, but James Forbes on Solano has been my dentist for years, and he's always been kind, patient and sensitive to my anxieties about dental discomfort. He's also been well reviewed by others on this site in the past. Good luck! KT
Both our children feel very comfortable with Dr. Forbes and the hygienists on his staff. Dr. Forbes has young children himself. He and his staff treat kids as individuals and are not condescending. He is extremely professional and has referred us to a wonderful orthodontist (start saving for those orthodontist bills!). I would recommend Dr. Forbes very highly. Trish
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