About Us

There are two distinguishing factors of any dental practice: the physical layout of the office and the staff. Our dental office is located in a really cool brick building in the heart of Oakland…Tour the Office!

What makes our dental office unique however, are the people who work here. We are a very eclectic group – some of us coming as far as Stockton. More importantly, we have one goal in mind: to help each of our patients achieve their dental treatment goals. Some of our patients only need to get their teeth cleaned regularly, while others need major dental work to feel and chew better; but no matter the situation, our treatment plans provide options that you can feel comfortable about. Our dentists have plenty of experience, having cumulatively worked for 85 years, resulting in many happy smiles and patients!


Established in 1975, Dr. Ernie Lavorini first opened his practice on 17th Street in Oakland. Joined the following year by Dr. Gloria Fong, together they have been servicing our community for the past 40 years. They have since moved their practice twice, now residing in an incredible building on 15th Street and continue to be a part of the Oakland downtown community. Since 1975, they have added three specialists: endodontist Dr. Amanda Lavorini, periodontist Dr. James Choi, and oral surgeon Dr. Cassidy Lavorini. During this time, there have been several new faces added to the group, and they are happy to tell patients that many of the coworkers have been together for many years

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