Our mission is to make kids smile by promoting oral health for children beginning at age one, by providing unparalleled service and by creating memorable office visits for our patients and their families.
Welcome to Alameda Pediatric Dentistry. Considered the Bay Area’s premier dental practice, we’ve been serving children for over 40 years. Alameda native, Dr. Robert Oliver, opened our office doors in 1971. His family was very involved with the city; his father and brother both practiced medicine on the island. Dr. Oliver married his high school sweetheart. They both are graduates of Alameda High School.
Dr. David Perry joined the practice in 1973. With Dr. Perry as a partner, the office slowly grew and underwent its first expansion. The cozy, three-chair office doubled to six chairs. Through regular outreach efforts to schools and clinics, the office became well known in the community. Dr. Perry’s active participation in leadership within dental organizations at all levels helped bring attention to laws advocating for children’s oral health.
As our reputation grew, the office also grew and expanded to keep up with the growing number of families and friends. In 2005, Dr. Sharine Thenard, a former patient and also a native of Alameda, joined the practice and has continued on with the tradition of service to the community and to organized dentistry. She is involved with Girls Inc. of the Island City and leadership at local, state, and national levels. Dr. Ngo has partnered with the practice and shares our great values in the Oakland and Pleasanton offices. The additional locations in Oakland and Pleasanton have made it more convenient for our families across the Bay Area to access reliable dental treatment. Dr. Ngo is a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco and mentors pediatric dental residents to stay abreast of new technologies and cutting edge research. She keeps in constant contact with the UCSF School of Dentistry to make sure our clinical care is always up to date.
Many excellent doctors have joined the practice since then, including Drs. Wahl, Whippy, Kan, Wong, and LaChica. As our practice excels at caring for children’s oral health, we strive to keep our hometown culture of offering personal and friendly service, with a mission to provide memorable office visits and make each child’s experience fun, educational, and special.
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