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Having a dental emergency (tooth pain)? In need of major dental work (root canals, implants, etc.)? Simply looking to get your teeth cleaned regularly? Our affordable treatment plans provide options that you can feel comfortable about. Furthermore, our dentists and dental team have plenty of experience under our belt, having accumulated over 85 years in dental expertise, resulting in numerous happy patients and phenomenal results!
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We provide the highest quality preventative cleanings, full restorations, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal work and more!
- General Dentistry
- Tooth colored fillings (looks more natural), as well as silver fillings (lasts longer)
- Digital x-rays (75% less exposure)
- Dental Implants
- Crowns & Bridges
- Pediatric Care
- Teeth cleaning (3 wonderful hygienists on staff!)
- Periodontics (We have a phenomenal gum specialist on staff!)
- Endodontics (We have an amazing root canal therapist on staff!)
- And so much more…
Meet the Owner: Ernie Lavorini, DDS
Ernie graduated from the University of California San Francisco in 1973, Cum Laude. After working for a dentist in Berkeley, he opened his own practice in Oakland. For 30 years he was one of the few providers that accepted denti-cal patients…(read more)
Check out what people are saying about our practice:
I also want to say that, during the recent tooth saga, I appreciate that you and Amanda and Cassidy were as conservative as possible, hoping that I’d need minimal interventions. At every stage, I felt that you helped me make decisions that were realistic and the least invasive possible. Then the treatment that was decided on (then reassessed a couple of times) was carried out in a skillful, sympathetic , and cost-effective manner. I felt that cost was taken into account, but the bottom line was my health. This appreciation extends to your front office staff and finical staff, too. Kind and efficient and looking out for me while doing a great job technically. Love you guys.
Monica G.’s Profile
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.
I’m so relieved to have found a great dentist in Oakland.
I stopped coming into your office because an ignorant Receptionist pissed me off to no end. Didn’t he look at my file and know that I had been a patient for over 20 +years? Didn’t he know, I knew Ernie when he had a piano in his Reception’s area on 17th Street and hung out at Eli’s Mile High? Didn’t he know Ernie put in my beautiful dentures because he told me he wanted to me to always look beautiful? Didn’t he know who I was and didn’t require the need to be reminded of his formal education? Ignorance equates to “no common sense ” in my book.
Interesting enough, I was on a trip last year and I heard someone mention (to someone who was in much need of dental treatment) you need a Dentist, see Ernie Lavorini. After searching for the right dentist that meets my needs as a person (not Delta Dental’s) and I had an emergency; I returned to where I belonged, Dr. Lavorini. Miss Lesley got me in with a phone call, Miss Karen soothed me through my ordeal and the incredible Dr. Lavorini smiled at me and worked his magic.
I called (not texted) all my friends and told them what I had gone through and who I sought out; I know one of them will be calling immediately. Shame on me for allowing someone, who was of no importance to have an impact on my leaving from the care of Dr. Ernie Lavorini.
Don’t misunderstand, I have a cell phone (that’s the only way I can communicate with my grandchildren, Lord help us). But, you can’t download an application called kindness. Thank you, Dr. Lavorini, Miss Karen and the incredible Miss Lesley. I’m smiling again.
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
The office is also really convenient to get to by bart and public transit.
Lastly, the other day my wife told me how good my teeth looked, and that i was smiling a lot bigger than before. It’s nice to have that self-confidence back.
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
Ed “SF Travel Examiner” U.’s Profile
My sons front tooth needed bonding
And they got him right in
Fixed it very fast
And his tooth looks perfect
Now he can smile:)
Highly highly recommend Dr Lavorini
He does the best work
The whole staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable
And they are extremely efficient
Which I appreciate
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