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I live in Walnut Creek and work in Berkeley, so
I would recommend my Berkeley dentist, whose office is on
Hearst, just off of Shattuck. My family has been going to him
for years and he's great.
Dr. Roger Ota
2020 Hearst Ave.
Our whole family (except for the as yet toothless one) goes to
Dr. Ota in Berkeley. He and his staff are wonderful. He's very
gentle and reassuring, and my 4 yr-old loves going to see him.
He's on Hearst between Shattuck and Milvia.
i can honestly say i love my dentist. he has great characteristics to
counter the "dental experiences". he is good natured, honest, does great
work and takes the time to answer any questions. his name is roger ota and
he is located in berkeley on hearst near shattuck.
I have been seeing Dr. Ota for my own dental needs since Dr. Sakamoto, his
retired some years ago. Dr. Ota amply fills Dr. Sakamoto's very big shoes; he
is a wonderful dentist and it is readily evident he is a wonderful person. He
will go the extra mile for a patient, to an unbelievable extent, even giving
me his home number for the holiday in case I needed an emergency root canal.
I have an appointment scheduled for my three year old son in early February
and will report how it goes. I asked the hygienist about this and she said it
depends on the behavior of the child. If the child is manageable, then
generally the child needn't go to a pediatric specialist dentist. If the
child is totally uncooperative, as is her own daughter, then a pediatric
dentist is indicated. She said that, as a rule of thumb, if the child does OK
at the pediatric doctor, the child will do well at a regular dentist's office.
I took my son to Dr. Ota for the work Dr. M recommended and was very
satisfied. Dr. Ota and his staff were great with my son and with me.
There were no billing issues and there was no humiliation.
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