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Lavorini Dental Care: Oakland CA Dentist

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Lavorini Dental Care is made up of 18 people who share one mission, and that is to help our patients to accomplish their dental goals and feel good about their teeth in the most affordable and comfortable way possible. We have been doing this a long time and have been very successful with patients who have trouble going to the dentist, either because they were afraid of the treatment or of the cost. We provide the best in class Oakland dental care, individualized to each patient. Our practice is a family affair with staff who have worked here for many years.

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Whether you are a patient who needs to get their teeth cleaned twice a year or is in need of major dental work to feel and chew better, our treatment plans provide options that you can feel comfortable about. The dentists at our office have a lot of experience, having cumulatively worked for 85 years, resulting in lots of good results and happy patients.

Call us for Appointment today – After Hours Emergency Care available!

(510) 444-4334

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Meet the Owner: Dr.Ernie Lavorini

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Ernie graduated from the University of California at San Francisco in 1973, Cum Laude. After working for a dentist in Berkeley he opened his own practice on 17th street in Oakland. For 30 years he was one of the few providers that accepted denti-cal patients during the time that the state provided dental care.


What our patients have to say about us:

If you can believe it, I have been seeing Gloria for…gasp….22 years! Gee that’s about 44 check-ups and cleanings, maybe 20 more visits for extra work, a couple more for that nasty root canal during the early Clinton years. Jobs, friends and significant others may come and go, but a good dentist is a keeper. She’s terrific and has been working with Ernie all that time.
Ed “SF Travel Examiner” U.’s Profile

Ed “SF Travel Examiner”

Dr. Lavorini is great! … and I have never liked a dentist in my life.

They make me feel totally comfortable (no lectures or embarassment) and I like that I always know what the bill is going to be up front.

Elizabeth S, patient

I highly recommend Lavorini Dental. I’m new to the area and needed a new dentist – something that seemed very scary at first. But I found Dr. Lavorini and he is excellent. He’s very friendly, gentle and so prompt! I’m always seen on time and am out of the office quickly. The entire staff is very welcoming and helpful. I was told upfront about all of the money involved with a root canal before the work was done, so there were no surprises.

I’m so relieved to have found a great dentist in Oakland.

Julia C, patient

Dr. Gloria Fong has been my dentist for over 20 years (since I was like 4 years old) and she’s amazing. She has such a great attitude and warm personality that it’s easy to forget that you’re at a dentist’s office. She’s always really gentle during actual procedures too which is a big plus for me since I’m a huge wuss.

Dr. Fong takes a personal interest in her patients. She always asks me what I’ve been up to and is genuinely excited when my life takes a turn for the better. I can’t recommend her enough.
Aaron “Sweet River” V.’s Profile

Aaron, patient


I was seriously dreading going to the dentist this morning. I HATE going to the dentist… or should I say, I USED to hate going to the dentist. After seeing Dr. Fong this morning, I have completely changed my view of the dentist!
Sara B.’s Profile

Sara B, patient

Then, everyone in the office was very pleasant and helpful. The front-desk guys were cheerful and funny (and told me dental jokes), the dental hygentist was nice (and politely reminded me to floss more often) and Dr. Ernie was great, nice, and straightforward.
Monica G.’s Profile

Monica, patient

This is for Ernie, Karen, Lesley and Tom.. ( Tom, you’re still at the front desk right? Dr. Lavorini has been my tooth man since he was known as the Rock n Roll Doc in the early 80′s. My own fault for missing some years of regular appts which led to a really complex front tooth problem. Dr. Lavorini orchestrated two specialists to work with me, and when a graft didn’t take, he made me a gorgeous bridge. I have always been complimented on my great smile, and no one would ever guess that some of my front teeth are .. not original. That reminds me, I have to make an appointment soon, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else

Audie, patient

I had Dr. Fong, and she’s great, easy to talk to and she explained enamel care to me, along with how to fix my chipped tooth if I so desire it–none of which was ever mentioned by my previous dentist.

The office is nice and clean, and they have CABLE TV! Watching Millionaire Matchmaker helps me get through any discomfort–thinking about how my nice teeth will help me meet Mr. Millionaire! ;)
Joanne “Eats Other People’s Leftovers” Y.’s Profile

Joanne, patient