"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
This old adage certainly holds true in dentistry. Simple daily flossing, brushing, and rinsing after meals can help to prevent most cavities and gum problems. Regular dental check-ups help to identify problems early, making treatment easier, less expensive, less painful, and less traumatic.
Our goal is to treat the entire patient as well as individual tooth problems. Dr. Louie performs complete dental examinations and makes recommendations based on his findings, your comments, and your wants and needs. Your concerns will always be addressed first, and it will always be your decision as to what treatment is done.
Dr. Louie graduated from the University of the Pacific (UOP), School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, in 1985. He began his practice as an associate of three other dentists in five separate offices. Each of these offices were very much different, serving different communities with different types and volumes of patients. After two years of working with other dentists, Dr. Louie purchased a dental practice in Oakland. With the experiences he obtained as an associate, he chose to keep his practice small so that he could focus on the care of the patient, rather than just the business of dentistry.
Dr. Louie is an active member of the Alameda County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association. He has served four years as a clinical instructor in the department of operative dentistry at UOP, and has been a volunteer dentist for the Alameda County Geriatric Dental Care Program, Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals, and Alameda County School Screening Program. Dr. Louie is a Bay Area native, went to Oakland public schools, and currently resides in Oakland with his wife and two children.
Our office is normally open from 8:45am to 5:45pm every weekday except Wednesday. Additional hours, as well as Wednesday and Saturday appointments, are available.
Patients are generally seen by appointment only, although walk-ins are usually accommodated. You can usually get an appointment within a week or two, and sometimes even on the same day, especially if you are in pain. We generally see one patient at a time, so that they may be given our full attention, and we try to see all patients on time. We request that you extend the same courtesy to us - a missed appointment is a loss to everyone. If you cannot keep your appointment, we require at least 48 hours notice so that your appointment time may be made available to another patient in need. As do most offices, we do reserve the right to charge for missed appointments.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at (510) 444-7277. We do not make appointments online because we feel every appointment should be customized to each patient's needs.