Office News

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry is moving to the Marina Village Business District

Alameda, Calif., February 1, 2017 – After 40 years at its original location at South Shore Center, Alameda Pediatric Dentistry (APD) is moving to a new office at 1105 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 101, in Alameda’s Marina Village Business District. The upcoming move, which will take place the week of February 19, is a monumental step for both the practice and the 10,000 families it serves.

APD’s Dr. Sharine Thenard explains, “A lot of kids have grown up with their oral health being taken care of in this office. We have been in this space for so long that generations of kids remember being cared for here.”

Read the complete press release.


Halloween Candy Buy Back

halloween-fairyAs Halloween creeps up around the corner, we would like to invite trick-or-treaters to drop off their unopened, excess candy to any of our three offices. We will give you $1 for each pound of candy you collect, and once we have collected all of the candy, we will donate the sweets to our troops through Blue Star Moms! Please see the list of our offices below and their pertaining dates!

Alameda office: 2125 Whitehall Place, Alameda
Collecting candy: Tuesday, November 1st from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Oakland office: 2923 Webster St, Suite 302, Oakland
Collecting candy: Wednesday, November 2nd from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Pleasanton office: 1443 Cedarwood Lane, Suite D, Pleasanton
Collecting candy: Tuesday, November 1st from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM


We were voted among the Best in the Bay by Parent’s Press!!

PictureParent’s Press magazine East Bay edition held it’s annual poll to find out who’s the best in the Bay area. The awards were announced for the top places for kids to learn, eat, play, and more. We’re proud to be among the top in the list for Best Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist in Alameda County; earning Silver honors. Click the link to see who else made it on the list!


Dr Whippy – recipient of the Pugh Achievement award!!

news-logo2Pediatric Dentists who become board certified go through rigorous written exam and oral examination by board examiners to achieve this distinction. *The Pugh Achievement award honors dentists who scored in the top three percent of those who took the written exam in May 2015. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Whippy!


Announcing board certification for Dr. Michael Wahl!  diplomate pin

Dr. Wahl has earned the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry’s highest distinction by successfully completing a voluntary written and oral examination designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for quality patient care.

A Pediatric dentist who is a board-certified Dipomate ensures:

1. Quality Assurance in Health Care – providing the highest standard of health care to children.

2. Excellence in Pediatric Dental Care – offering dental care that is thoughtful, careful, ethical and based on the most recent scientific evidence. Taking into account the best interest of the patient and their parent.

3. A Commitment to Lifelong Learning – constantly reevaluating knowledge with current scientific evidence. Diplomates are required to annually renew certification and show continuing education in pediatric dentistry.

He joins Drs. Thenard, Ngo, and Katheria as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

April, 2013 – New location in Oakland

We are proud to announce the opening of an additional location to better serve our patients. Please call us at (510) 521-5437 to schedule an appointment in our Oakland office. Our new location in Oakland has convenient access by 580 or 24 freeways, right near Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

April, 2013 – Our Oakland office is open on Saturdays!

We are pleased to introduce the newest addition to our Alameda Pediatric Dentistry family. In addition to our offices in Alameda and Pleasanton, we have just expanded to a new location in Oakland, on 2923 Webster Street, Suite 302. Our practice in Oakland will continue the quality and excellence we are known for, is open on Saturdays, and will allow our patients greater access to our services. We are accepting new patients and are now scheduling appointments starting on April 3, 2013.

Our Oakland office will feature:

  • A convenient location (right off 580 and 24 freeways, near Alta Bates Summit Hospital)
  • Accessible parking and a comfortable patient reception area
  • Digital x-rays to provide the most safe and accurate diagnosis for our patients
  • The same high quality professionalism and care our patients have been receiving in our practice for the past 40 years

Oakland announcement

Share Your Smile Contest

Share a favorite smile photo you have of anyone, or any pets that you really like and be entered to win a gift certificate for $100 (1st place) $50 (2nd place) $25 (3rd place).
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Dr. Ngo and Alice’s dental mission to the Philippines was featured:

Alameda dentist, team use dental skills to help children in Philippines
Contra Costa Times, July 10, 2013

Dr. MyLinh Ngo, a dentist at Alameda and Pleasanton Pediatric Dentistry, recently took her skills to Taguig City, Philippines, where five dentists and dozens of volunteers treated more than 1,400 children who otherwise would not have access to dental care. During one week in April, the dentists performed more than 600 extractions, sealants and removed decayed dentine with hand instrumentation — a technique called Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) — all without compressors and other standard dental technology. Read the complete article.

Congratulations to our community! Alameda children awarded among the nation’s best.

100 Best Communities for Young People
America’s Promise Alliance

September 2012 – Back to school time!

Our office just got some more great books about teeth!

Be sure to check them out the next time you’re here.

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July 2012 – Take the SODA FREE pledge this summer!

We’re having a Soda Free Summer at Alameda and Pleasanton Pediatric Dentistry! Use our calendar to mark off every day you DO NOT DRINK SODA.
Soda Free Summer Pledge
Take a pledge and join us for a Soda Free Summer. See this website for more details and don’t forget to Rethink Your Drink for a healthier YOU!

June, 2012 – Dr. Thenard Interview

Dr. Thenard was recently interviewed with the editor of a dental journal.

A day in the life of … Alameda Pediatric Dentistry, May 22, 2012

May, 2012 – SMILE contest!


June 11, 2012 – Check out Dr. Ngo’s commentary with Quad-Cities News

Protecting a child’s smile, one brushing at a time
Quad-Cities Online, June 11, 2012

April, 2012 – Autism Awareness Month

April 2, 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day. Wear blue to join us as we help support our community to shine light on Autism awareness.

We will have activities all month to share knowledge about Autism and help families work together to achieve healthy smiles for life for their children.

Healthy Smiles for Autism offers parents wonderful information for first visits and tips on maintaining great oral health.

March 10, 2012 – Give Kids A Smile!

rock your smileWe’re contributing to National Children’s Oral Health Month with fun activities all February. School visits, Tooth Fairy Island, and our Give Kids A Smile day on March 10th will be rocking with coloring books, activities, and education on how to make oral health fun and easy.

Good healthy habits start young and we’re encouraging you and your kids to “Rock your Smiles”!

January 3, 2012 – Winter warmth

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December 20, 2011 – Happy Holidays!

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November 6, 2011 – Giving thanks

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October 6, 2011 – Dental mission

See how our office is helping kids in Jamaica!

Local Dentists to Provide Free Dental Care to Jamaican Children
Pleasanton Patch, September 12, 2011