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Laurie Shepherd, DDS (Oakland, CA)
Re: Anyone have a great dentist?
Dr. Laurie Shepherd in Montclair is simply wonderful -- the best
dentist I've had. I found out about her here after a not so great
experience with a Rockridge hipster dentist. I think if you check
the archives you'll find other posts recommending her. Though she
is not a pediatric dentist, she's been caring for my 10 yr old son
for several years as well. Office (510) 339-1045 actually has
parking too. Please tell her I happily sent you...
Re: Dentists in Montclair
Dr. Laurie Shepherd in Montclair is absolutely wonderful: warm,
communicative, extremely knowledgable of updated dentristry
practices, and an excellent clinician. I have a difficult set of
teeth and Dr. Shepherd has attended to my ''issues'' and concerns
superbly. Her office is right next door to the Montclair donut
shop and Chevron gas station (with free parking in the lot behind
the office). Her hygenist Michelle is wonderful. Her office is
very updated and pleasant. Her techs are gentle and friendly.
Can't recommnend her highly enough.
Laurie E Shepherd, DDS - General Dentist
2087 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
Re: Family Dentist with Delta Dental
Dr. Laurie Shepherd in Montclair Village is AMAZING!!
Re: Looking for Dentist for 3year old
I would recommend Dr. Laurie Shepherd. She's in Montclair on Mountain Blvd
(#510-339-1045.) I actually found her through many
recommendations on BPN. She is a family dentist.
My four year old son loves her and she is patient, gentle and explains what she is
doing as she does it. She has all kinds of little treats she gives the kids (new
toothbrush, toothpaste, stickers, etc.) so they look forward to going. She is also
great with adults (and I am not a big fan of going to the dentist.)
Re: Dentist for spirited 6-year-old
We are extremely happy with Dr Laurie Shepherd, who also takes
care of our teeth too. She's in Montclair at 510-339-1045. My
daughter actually likes going to her!!! We have a very spirited
child who was very afraid of the dentist, even more so after we
tried a visit to Dr. Denise Bass-Allen. That visit traumatized
my child for months-- Denise was rude to her, made us wait a
long time, and the office layout was terrifying to my 3 year-
old, since all the chairs are in the open, and you can watch all
the other kids. Some of those kids were not exactly enjoying
Fan of Dr. Shepherd
Re: East Bay woman dentist
I've been happy with my dentist of 4 years, Laurie Shepherd in
Montclair. She and her staff seem pretty relaxed and friendly,
with a good emphasis on preventative care, and happy to answer
questions. I've got Delta Dental, which they've billed with no
problems. I've not needed any major work, just cleanings and a
We love Dr. Laurie Shepard-Page as our family dentist. She is smart, thorough, and informs you about what she's doing
every step of the way. Very kid-friendly office with great staff. And she does take Delta. She's located in Montclair
Village at 2087 Mountain Blvd. Her office # is 339-1045.
I cannot recommend LAurie Shepard enough. SHe is a fabulous,
gentle and caring dentist for adults and especially for
children. My kids actually love to go see her, and ask to go.
She is very personal and really spends time to talk about dental
care or whatever the issue is.
She is also very pragmatic and helpful in terms of advising what
treatments to do when according to your needs and your dental
we wouldn't go anywhere else!
RE: Dentist who doesn't push x-rays
Have you called Laurie Shephard Page to see what she says about
X-rays? I've found her to be very helpful and her staff very
responsive. Maybe that would be a good first step.
I am a patient of Dr. Laurie Shepherd-Page, and love her. I
have been through multiple crowns and root canals, so I do want
her to take yearly x-rays to evaluate deeper than just surface
cavities and gum disease, but I have also heard her discuss with
other patients skipping x-rays as their choice. What most
appeals to me about Laurie is that she is willing to discuss
issues with you as a patient- tell you her opinion, but also
really listen to yours. From the discussions I have overheard,
she is willing to skip x-rays, but will bring them up again if
there is something she thinks she really needs or should
investigate. I have been to a lot of different dentists over
the course of my life, and am really happy I found Laurie. I
would highly recommend her as a dentist.
My mouth is happier now
Our entire family sees Dr. Laurie Shephard in Montclair, she is
very good with our five year-old.
Please respond. I found Dr. Laurie Page-Shephard's (Montclair) name in the
archives, with one very brief note about a nice crown she gave someone
once. I'm wondering: does anyone have any long-term experience as her
dental patient? I am very dentist-shy, having just come off a year of
near-constant dental work with a San Francisco dentist that has left me in
a lot of discomfort. I need to have a bunch of dental work redone (a
crown, a filling, and an assessment of whether I'm allergic to certain
dental materials), and am nervous. Lisa
I was the person who posted on the website originally. My husband and I have
been going to Laurie for about five years and have been very pleased with the
care we've gotten. I've gotten two crowns, my husband has gotten one and one
filling. The work has been excellent, fast, with as little pain as possible and
administratively flawless. Laurie herself is a very nice person, and refers out
what she is not comfortable doing (root canals, for example). Cindy who runs
the business side of the office is very good, calls to remind you about your
appointments, and submits the dental insurance claims so that they get paid
the first time.
I cannot recommend Laurie Shepherd Page more highly. We, too, are very
dentist shy ... to the point that we neglected our dental care terribly upon
moving to the Bay Area. Tried a local dentist out, were very disappointed,
and couldn't get a recommendation for a good one that was convenient (this
was before I discovered the UCB Parents' Network!). then some friends in San
Francisco recommended Laurie. They go all the way to her Montclair office
from the city for their dental care -- that seemed like a stellar
recommendation to us! We've now been going to her for 3 years. she and all
her assistants are fabulous. our 4 year old loves going to the dentist.
When he first went, barely 3 years old, he made me wait in the waiting room
and went with "Dr. Laurie" himself (she's excellent with kids as well as
adults). You won't be disappointed!
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Laurie Shephard-Page for about 4
years now. She came highly recommended and we think she's terrific. She
has a great manner--very informative, very calm, and will talk with you for
as long as you need it. I imagine this would help reassure a dentist-shy
person. We mostly have had routine cleanings, but also fillings and I had a
gold crown put in last year. I was very pleased with the procedure, which
hardly hurt, and the crown itself. Her staff is also quite good, especially
regarding pain issues!
Laurie Shephard-Page is my dentist and I have been very pleased
with the care I've received from her and from her office. She
did a crown for me last year and the procedure was quick and
relatively painless and the crown is holding well. She's a very
nice person, who seems to treat her staff very well as they stay
with her for a long time. Her hygenists are great, and gentle, and
the woman who runs the office extremely efficient and very nice.
She also offers 7:00 am appointments and some Saturday hours. Her
credentials are excellent: UCB Undergraduate, Northwestern University
Dental School. She used to work with Ann Becker, another of the
dentists on your list. She also seems quite good, though I have
only seen her once. Marinoff, if I've got the right guy, is an
old fashioned dentist with a pretty established practice.
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