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I would like to find a competent dentist who has a great hygienist. The
dream Dental Hygienist should be thorough but gentle. It always seems
to be the dental hygienist I spend quality time with. Robert
Ann Legarda at Dr. Joel Boriskin's
office is a fantastic hygenist. She
is friendly, warm and thorough and I have been seeing her for years. I
haven't had a bad visit yet. Dr. Joel Boriskin 510-843-1441 1502
Walnut Street, Ste. D Berkeley (right above Peet's Coffee in the
Love my hygenist
Ricky Singh up on The Alameda above Solano Ave is amazing. He has two
girls that clean gently and incredibly
effectively. Best cleanings ever.
Can anyone recommend an east bay dental practice with a hygienist that's
really good at taking care of patients with gum problems? I had a great
one years ago who stopped practicing and I just don't feel that the
hygienists I've seen since have been taking as good care of me as she
did. (Any other ex-patients of Beth Davie? What are you doing now?). I'm
far more concerned with the quality of the hygienist than the dentist,
truth be told.
My husband and I really like our dental hygienist Becky
(who works at Edward Jang DDS). (I don't know her
last name, but she's the only Becky there) My husband had
pretty bad gums after some years of neglect and they did
some root planing with him and I think he still goes 3 times
a year (rather than 2) for cleaning, but his gums and teeth
are great now. Thorough and gentle. She's very chatty, but
also very nice. Jang has two offices, one in Pinole and one
in Orinda. But I think Becky only works at the Pinole
office (not sure). We always make sure we have her work on
our teeth. (though really all of the staff is great there) --clean
I adore my dental hygienist Andrea for her thorough,
technical and personal skills. She actually reads the chart
beforehand, follows up with issues, and does a lip and
tongue exam for lumps. Since my partner used to chew
tobacco, this seems reasonable and not an odd addition that
no other hygienists did. She has a good balance of as light
a touch as possible while still doing a deep cleaning. The
office overall is pleasant and the dentists themselves
Dr. Penny Yip's practice
2821 Telegraph, Berkeley
510-841-7424 - clean mouth
Hello, I can unreservedly recommend my dental hygienist, David, who
works with Dr. Meeta Doshi
on Regent Street, near Alta Bates. Like you,
I have had periodontal issues as well, and I really really care about
the quality of my hygienist. While Dr. Doshi has reasonably good
hygienists, he is outstanding. I have been to many dentists, and Dr.
Doshi is a good one so I am satisfied with my treatment at her office.
However, after years and years of meh hygienists with several different
practices, I am extremely satisfied with David and plan to stay with
I am generally averse to dental cleanings and looking for
strong recommendations for dental practices with gentle
dental hygienists. I'd prefer offices in Oakland or
Berkeley. Thank you!
I have found the hygienists at Transcendentist to all be
very gentle while being thorough with the cleaning. Check
out the website: http://www.transcendentist.com/home.asp.
I can highly recommend the hygienists as well as Dr Fred
I have been using Dr. Tennant and Dr Gianni
since I was in high school, now I
take my kids there also. They are all so nice and friendly I love going to the
dentist to see them and my kids do too. There aren't any fancy gimmicks just
really kind, professional, gentle dentists and hygienists. They are awesome.
Tennant & Gianni
2999 Regent St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
I have been going to see Jackie, an amazing hygienist at
Oakland Dental. She is sweet, caring, and very very gentle.
Here is there info
Old Oakland Dental
827 Broadway, Suite 320
I am looking for a hygienist who is patient and will be very
gentle. My husband has extremely sensitive teeth and is prone to
excessive bleeding while getting his teeth cleaned. Every time
anyone has touched his teeth/gums they've been shocked by the
amount of bleeding. Needless to add that the whole experience is
quite unpleasant for him! Greatly appreciate advice regarding
your positive experiences. I'd prefer someone in
Berkeley/Oakland (Elmwood/Rockridge/Claremont) areas, but
willing to travel further. Thank you.
Hygienist Beth Davie (2)
Dale Herrero and Jill Martenson
Hi. Try Leslie, who works in two offices: Nathan Kaufman's office off of Solano Avenue
in Berkeley, and Laurie Shepherd's office in Montclair. I've been with her for more than
15 years, and she's great.
At some cleaning visits my gums bleed a bunch, too. And at
other cleanings,... not nearly so much. I think my dentist's
practice is full, but this may help: My gums bleed at cleaning
much less when I brush with a selcus (sp?) while reading in bed
or watching TV (after my regular brushing) at the end of the
day. One doesn't use toothpase or water with the selcus brush
(so you don't need to spit). It is skinny and has just two rows
of bristles. It is for brushing (massaging?) the gum-tooth
interface. I bet you can find one at the store. It really
makes my gums healthier. This made a huge difference in
reducing my gum bleeding, having less pain, and having a better
cleaning experience all around. So in addition to finding a
more gentle hygenist, perhaps this will help your husband also.
Re: Hygienist (Sensitive teeth - prone to bleeding)
See Beth Davie. She's an independent hygienist (formally with
Nate Kaufman). She's ON TOP of it and very sensitive/aware of
sensitivity. Puts all the dental blocking goop on before
working and does a major, thorough cleaning for close to an hour.
Do your husband a big favor and get him to Beth Davie to clean
his teeth. Everyone I have sent to Beth comments on how well
taken care of they felt. My whole family sees her.
Beth is also perceptive and intuitive - she has picked up on
why certain things were occurring with my teeth and gums that
the doctor didn't even think of first.
I had dental insurance for a couple years from work and thought
I'd use it just for regular cleanings. I tried three dental
offices on the list over time - awful! - and there was no
comparison. Beth is the best hygienist any of my family has
experienced. She's at 7001 Stockton in El Cerrito.
Her contact info: e.davie AT comcast.net or 510-388-6398
Signed, not a friend or relative, & I do not benefit in any
I am seeking information on the wherabouts of my excellent
hygienist from Nate Kaufman's office. Her name is Beth Davie.
Her skills, both personally and professionally are great. I (and
several other patients) want to find out where she went. Does
any one have any information? We would like to follow her to her
I just happen to be seeing Beth tomorrow morning for a cleaning.
**Beth is the best dental hygienist ever**
I have seen her for at least 12 years.
7001 Stockton Ave.
El Cerrito, Ca
Office cell: 510-828-7736
email: e.davie at comcast.net
I would like to know how to post this recommendation
permanently(for hygienist Beth Davie)
under ''reviews and recommendations''. This is an excellent,
competent, gentle and thorough hygienist. She works within a
dentistry practice, but is happy to see other patients as well. I
have read the posts, but when I go to the permanent ''advice and
health recommendations'' under the heading of hygienists-she is
not listed. I speak for many of her patients who would like to
see her listed under this heading. Pease advise how this is done!
For those of you who are not familiar with he name-Let me tell
you I have never had anyone so caring, detailed and
knowledgeable.You can contact her @ 828-7736.
P.s.--I thank all of you who emailed me about Beth's
whereabouts-- I have since contacted her and spread the word.
so...if you need a good dental hygienist - Please contact Beth.
I would like to recommend my hygienist of 20+ years. Her name is
Beth, and until recently, she worked at Nate Kaufman's dental
Beth is the very best hygienist I have ever had. I have had
my teeth cleaned by many different people, and am always amazed
at how gentle and thorough she is. She takes care of my WHOLE
mouth and points out areas that should be checked for
cavities,bite problems, etc.
She is interested in in me as a person as well. I highly recommend
her! If you love your dentist and are seeking good dental
hygienist, give her a call. And for those of you who
are trying to find out where she went, her phone numbers is
either 510-828-7736 or 510-581-2864.
My family has been having their teeth cleaned at Nathan Kaufman's dental
office on Ventura near Solano. They have several hygienists working
various hours incl. Saturdays, and often the dentist will peek in. We
were with an HMO and experienced an awful alternative. We dropped the
dental portion of the HMO and now pay out of pocket over at Kaufman's.
I have the greatest hygienist in the world (unless you ask my husband, who
does)! I see Leslie at Nate Kaufman's office, at 901 Ventura (off Solano
actually in Albany (and I "commute" from north Oakland). The number is
I've been seeing Leslie since the mid-80's. She is extremely thorough and
delightful and funny. In the same office, my husband swears that Beth is
Since Beth doesn't take as long to clean, I don't believe him. I actually
elsewhere (as in much closer to home) and hated it so much I went to see
soon as she had an opening, to get a "real" cleaning! We like Nate a lot,
Kathleen in the front office is also terrific.
I have had the same hygienist for many years. Her name is Diane and she
works two days a week for the dentists on Gilman St. by Toots Sweet. The
dentists are Broderson, Kurtz and Rotman.
I really like her, she has a nice chairside manner and I think she teaches
dental hygienists as well.
I strongly recommend my dental hygenist, Pam, who works in the practice of
Mark Kay on Solano in Berkeley. She always does a fine, unpainful job on
my teeth and is the sweetest, funnest person.
There is a great dental hygienist named Acquanetta Noel that works at Dr.
DeVigal, DDS located at 917 The Alameda, Berkeley (510)525-2266.
I can recommend Dr. Blaine Honda and Roger Ota's office. The dental
hgienists are gentle and thorough. It's been a painless experience. Best
of all, there is no condescending lecture about one's ineptitude at
flossing or brushing.
They are located at 2020 Hearst Ave. (510) 841-0662.
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