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Re: Medi cal dentist for my toddler?
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.
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Re: Healthy Families Dentist
The pediatric dentists at La Clinica de La Raza are truly excellent. My son started off at a fancy pediatric dentist but when we discovered he had multiple cavities we applied for Healthy Families! La Clinica has facilities in Fruitvale and at Children's Hospital; we've gone to the Fruitvale clinic for the past couple years because a client of mine was a dentist there, but now we're thinking of transferring over to Children's Hospital because it's more convenient. La Clinica is strictly no frills but they have really dedicated and superlative practitioners. I don't think it matters who you see; they're all wonderful. My son has had five fillings, cleanings, flouride treatments, and sealant put on his molars there. Hopefully now we can avoid more dental work in the future (except preventative)! Anna
Re: Dentist for special needs child who accepts medicare
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
Re: Gentle dentist for fearful adult
Just came back from my 3 year old son's first appointment at La Clinica and can't say enouh good about it. This place really understands children from its disney decor to its smiley face x-ray aprons and from its gentle staff to its child- sized intruments.
My son was atypically difficult and freaked-out but the dentist and hygenist went out of their way to make the visit pleasant. They let him sit on my lap and lay back into the dentist's lap for the exam and cleaning when he refused the chair. They tried multiple times to get x-rays but didn't force the issue when he refused. Despite his tears, the dentist patiently cleaned his teeth and gave me great advice on how to care for them.
We saw Dr. Lee and also observed other dentists, all of whom clearly understand and (most importantly!) like children. The only thing I'd change is the prominent and noisy t.v. in the waiting room but, hey, it's distracting and tuned to PBS. First time mom
Re: Dentists who accept 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
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