Dentists Who Take Medi-Ca / Denti-Cal
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I have medi cal for myself and my two year old son. I think medi cal will
cover dentistry for my son. Does anyone have experience with this? Amy
recommendations for a dentist in Oakland and Berkeley? I only want his teeth
examined and cleaned. I am also looking for a dentist to clean my teeth, any
suggestions for high quality care for a small budget would be much
appreciated. Thank you!
We recently took my daughter to the
La Raza Dental Clinic at Childrens
Hospital Oakland. They were very, nice, did a thorough job and my daughter
was comfortable. Making the appt was easy. They had the ability to look up
her Medi Cal infor right on the spot and were very helpful. I highly
recommend them. I tried Longlife Dental and it was a nightmare. VERY long
phone wait and then the person was unable to do anything efficiently.
La Raza Dental
Try Dr. Robert Aubuchon, pediatric dentist (510) 452-4466. He is near
Summit Medical Center in Oakland. I took my kids to him for several
years and was very happy with his care. I just looked up a list of
DentiCal providers (the dental coverage for MediCal) and he is on
Denti-cal dentist near Richmond
Hi - I'm looking for a verrry gentle and non-judgmental
dentist for my two sons, who are fearful of dentists after
some bad experiences. We've avoided going for a while so the
trauma could subside...but now it's been long enough that
they're even more worried about what the dentist will find!
They're both on Denti-cal, which limits the choices a bit,
and we're in Richmond, so north of Berkeley would be preferable.
THanks so much!
Dr. Yu, a very gentle Burmese dentist at El Cerrito Dental, helped my
two extremely dental-phobic children. I am sure he accepts Denti-Cal.
His office is calm, without any of the bells and whistles at pediatric
dentists (no germy toys, no Hawaiian print on the walls, no treasure
chest of plastic trinkets after the visit). He has very kid-friendly
assistants as well, who (refreshingly) do not use falsely cheerful baby
talk during dental procedures (that always creeped my kids out!).
Dental Phobic Family
Hi, I am looking for a dentist who works with children with special needs
who takes Med-i-cal.
Please go to La Clinica Dental
at Childrens Hospital Oakland. They
happily take MediCal, have excellent dentists (Dr. Rothman is the
head dentist and very experienced and kind, if you want to
specifically ask for him), and take care of kids with a variety of
special needs. I think you will be happy with the services you
receive. Call 510-428-3316
Pediatric dentist that accepts Medi-Cal
I wonder if anyone can recommend a good pediatric DDS
that accepts Medi-Cal?
I love Dr. Phillip Saddler
on Alcatraz at San Pablo--a wonderful,
family-run dental office that takes Medi-Cal. I always feel great
after an appointment (and during, too!)
Happy to support an excellent dentist
Dentist for 3-year-old who accepts MediCal
My family and I just moved to Oakland and are looking for a
dentist for my 3 yr
old that is good with children and accepts MediCal. Thanks for
any suggestions! :)
Medi-Cal has a dentist referral service. I don't know the number,
but it is named something like Denti-Cal and is an 800 number. I
believe our pediatric dentist takes Medi-Cal, Dr. Vivian Lopez on
Telegraph in Berkeley at Stuart.
- social worker
Try 208-5910 Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth; Denti-Cal for MC members
1800 952 5253 and Dr. Aubuchon 452-4466. He's by Pill Hill. I've
sent several children to the office. Youthful Tooth in Hayward or
by Hegenberger as well.
Medi-Cal Dentist for 17-year-old niece
I am foster parenting my niece, who has Medi-Cal, and who needs a
good deal of dental work. She is 17, which is over the age limit
for many pediatric dentists who take Medi-Cal. The only referral
we've received is for Western Dental, and based on friends'
experiences, that is not an acceptable option. Can anyone
recommend a decent dentist who accepts Medi-Cal?
La Clinica de La Raza
has two great Dental clinics in Oakland, both
in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Their dentists and staff are well
trained and well equipped. They certainly take MediCal, and they
treat people of all ages, so there are no problems with treating
teens. There are also clinics available in Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg
and Vallejo. Call (510 )535-4200 for the clinic on Fruitvale Ave or
(510) 535-4000 for the clinic at Fruitvale Village (right by the
BART station). If she's going to age out of MediCal on her 18th
birthday, be sure to tell the people making appointments, so they
can get her in quickly.
love La Clinica
Dentist who takes Medi-Cal
Does anyone have any experience with dentist Dr. James Lin, DDS,
who is at 2844 Summit, #207 in Oakland? And, if you know of a
dentist who takes Medi-Cal, please let me know. Thank you.
Children's hospital and UCSF will take Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal. My
son goes to UCSF, there's free parking in the back. We saw the
same dentist for each visit this past 2 years. She's great and
has gentle touch with children. Their staff is very supportive,
Friendly dentist who takes Medi-Cal for 3-year-old
I am looking for a good and friendly pediatric dentist in Oakland/Berkeley
who accepts MediCal. My daughter just turned 3 and is ready for her first
I am a public health nurse in the City of Berkeley.
We can give you a list of pediatric
dentists in the area who accept MediCal. Please call 981-5300.
Pediatric dentist who takes Medi-Cal
Does anyone have any recommendation for a pediatric dentist who takes Medi-Cal?
How about Dr. Phillip Saddler, or Dr. Robert Aubuchon in Oakland? There's nothing
recent on Dr. Aubuchon (the last rec. was 1999), and nothing at all on Dr. Saddler--
I got both of their names through the Medi-Cal office.
Can anyone tell me anything about these dentists, or does anyone know of any
other good Medi-Cal dentists?
As a medi-cal (denti-cal) patient, I was very pleased with Dr.
Dr. Phillip Saddler and his staff when I needed treatment for an
abcessed tooth followed by a teeth cleaning about 6 months ago.
My 6 year old, who has delta dental, sees Meeta Doshi, on Regent
Street, and though she is not a pediatric dentist she is
fantastic with kids; I expect Dr. Saddler would be competent as
well (there were people of all ages in his office). Having said
that, when I called Denti-Cal I was also given the name of Don
Laston--who indeed specializes in pediatric dentistry, and has an
excellent reputation (as a kid my now-38 year old brother saw him
because he just couldn't tolerate our sweet old family dentist).
Laston is in Berkeley on Telegraph and Oregon. Assuming he
hasn't retired or stopped taking medi-cal in the interim, you
might wish to check into that possibility for your child. But I
would feel fine about taking my daughter to Dr. Saddler were I
seeking a new dentist for her. By the way, and perhaps
irrelevantly to all but a few dentistry seekers, Dr. Saddler is a
second-generation African-American dentist in Oakland-Berkeley;
his twin brother, also a dentist who mostly manages their office,
is married to Rosa Parks Principal Pat Saddler; and their sister
is an administrator in OUSD, formerly principal at Chabot
Endodontist who takes Medi-Cal
My 14 year old son needs a root canal. He has Medi-cal, but his
Medi-cal dentist won't do it, and referred him to an endodontist
who doesn't take Medi-cal. Does anyone know of a local
endodontist or a dentist who does root canals who takes Medi-
Try either Dr. Love in Oakland or Dr. Laston/Lopez's office in
Dr. Thomas Love is an oral surgeon. Laston and Lopez's office
is a peds clinic. If all else fails there is also Children's
hospital. I think they still might have a dental clinic.
once a medi-cal mom
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