Oakland Dental Care, Dr. Bastani

Oakland, United States
    51 reviews

At Oakland Dental Care we are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality d...

About Oakland Dental Care, Dr. Bastani

At Oakland Dental Care we are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. Our practice offers the best and latest technology, including Laser dentistry, Digital x-rays and Intra-oral camera. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family. We also offer one hour Laser teeth whitiening. Besides family and cosmetic dentistry we also provide InvisalignTM braces and other Orthodonitc treatments by our Orthodontist. Our facility also has an in-office laboratory providing quick and beautiful denture services including same day delivery. 

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone or email.We have early, late and saturday appointments for your convenience. Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help.

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  • Danish Bastani
    Dr. Bastani has received training at the UCLA and has also completed several hou...
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  • Anna M.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Oakland Dental Care was great all-around!  Friendly service and Dr. Bastani is knowledgeable, gentle, and trustworthy.  Having been ripped off by dentists in the past, I'm picky about who I go to and I can highly recommend Dr. Bastani and his crew.

  • Jill k.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    the last dentist i tried on my dental insurance plan was crap (ahem, family dentists), so dr. bastani's office was the next closest to me.  i admit i was a bit nervous given my last experience... but this office was just fine!  my appointment ran on time, the equipment was up to date, and everyone was friendly and professional.  yay for finding a decent dental office!

  • Kimberly T.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I chose Dr. Bastani because of the reviews of other Yelpers, and I was definitely pleased. Most of the other dentists on my dental plan had horrific reviews and most of my coworkers have switched to different dental plans because of their bad experience with plan dentists, so I was a bit worried. However, I had a great experience. As others have mentioned, Dr. Bastani brought out his laptop and showed me the x-rays as he explained them, then did the cleaning himself. He was very gentle during the exam and cleaning, and he checked in with me to make sure I was doing ok. I've had other experiences where I've been told to "open wider", but here I was not asked to keep my mouth painfully wide. The dentist answered my questions and explained what he was going to do and the results. There was NO pressure at all to buy anything or come back for unnecessary services... He told me that I could go to an orthodontist, but that I don't need to and for my condition it's just a personal choice. He certainly didn't try to sell a deep cleaning or any other additional services

  • Ravi K.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    There is one thing i care about when i choose a dentist, handle with care. Dr. Bastani and his staff excel at that from the beginning to the end of each visit. Moving here from New York I was looking for a new dentist and found Oakland Dental Care thanks to its convenient location. Initially, I had my teeth cleaning done there a couple of times and considering that i am fairly sensitive to pain, the gentle hands of Dr. Bastani convinced me to actually get a tooth implant through him. I can say that the whole process went through smoothly and i am extremely happy with my new tooth and dentist. Needless to say, I will be back.

  • Valerie W.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Parking is a little tough to find, but if you dont mind spending a few bucks you can pay about $6 for 1 1/2 - 2 hours right accross the street in a lot.

    Im a new patient, and since I had only a 4 day choice to make it to their office between a two week period they scheduled me with no problem.

    I am terrified of dentists but both Dr.Bastani and his assistants are calm, comforting and stand up to the meaning of "cool".

    Everyone EXCEPT the front desk girl get !00%. She has an attitude and tries to sell everyone toothbrushes even after saying no 2 times.

    Other than that, great office, great people.

  • justin g.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    It was difficult to get my initial appointment scheduled (took 3 calls), but once I finally got to see Dr. Bastani, things went well. The Dr. was very careful & thorough and took time to explain all of my options. While some of the front desk staff, the intake process (wish they'd sent me all that stuff so I could've filled it out at home) and the static-y music could use improvement, it's really the dentist you're there for, and I consider Dr. Bastani worth going back for.

  • Sofie A.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Dr. Bastani makes "us" who don't enjoy a dentist visit vey much feel much more comfortable than other places I've been to. Great dental care and great care for the patient.

  • Xin Y.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I have great experience here,  Dr. Bastani is courteous, professional and  informative, he made my scare of dentists disappear.

  • marcia m.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    After so many terrible dental experience and can't bother with UCSF dental school I finally found Dr. Bastani! Met with him two weeks ago and he said I needed a filling and a regular clean (was told that by UCSF). Was nervous yesterday because 1. terrible experience with another dentist, 2. I had major back surgery and still find it difficult to lay back in a dentist chair, 3. I have TMJ and cannot keep my mouth open for too long. First he inquired if I had taken my medication beforehand, second I felt a slight prick when he was numbing me compared to the pain I usual feel in the past, third he kept checking in with me and forth he made me take breaks by closing my mouth ever so often. After my procedure I ask about a space (caused by my terrible experience) and he gave me the cheapest option. UCSF and other dentists has suggested an implant or braces. He opt for a bridge which is the cheapest of all three.

    Thank you Dr. Bastani for such a GREAT dental experience!!!

  • francesca a.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I switched my family to Oakland Dental Care due to the excellent feedback on other reviews about Dr. Bastani DDS.  It took me a while to get my insurance in line but we finally began to use this practice about a year ago.  My first work was extensive bridge replacement (long story not worth repeating).  Dr.  Bastani understood the problems (my gums have aged faster than I have - a LOT faster) presented by the work, did the replacement bridge, fitted me in record time and for a record fee (lower by 66% or the estimate from my previous dentist).  I was very pleased with the work and have gone here for cleanings since - no more problems yet thank goodness.  My husband just had a filling done by Dr. Bastani this week and is very pleased with the result.  I highly recommend this dental practice which is located in downtown Oakland.  It takes a while to get set up in the system if you have insurance as the office is not as automated as some but it's worth the wait.  Excellent customer service from gentle and talented Dr. Bastani who seems truly to be a nice person.  Feel free to contact me for more information.  5 Stars for Dr. Bastani, 4 stars for the inefficient start up procedure.

  • Danielle S.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I've had to go with Delta Dental, and I've heard some horror stories, but these guys are great.  Super friendly knowledgeable staff, and the dentist brought out the laptop with my x-rays and explained everything and answered all my questions.  I've never had a better dental experience as an adult.  Parking sucks here though, I'm riding the bike next time!

  • Linda W.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    The staff was outgoing and helpful from the first moment i arrived. Dr. Bastani went out of his way and came in on his day off to replace a broken crown on my front tooth so I could attend a family reunion and feel comfortable. I look forward to a long relationship with my new denist. My husband is seeing Dr. Bastani next month.

  • vita k.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Very happy with my service. They put on cartoons for my child and explained every thing they were doing step by step. My child was even happy leaving the office! Everyone is very nice, will be back

  • CeeCee L.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I got my teeth cleaned here a few months ago and went back today to get some fillings. Doctor is very nice and constantly asked to make sure I was okay. The office is clean and staff is very nice. I will definitely go back and highly recommend this office. Both times I was there, I was in and out in an hour.

  • Nai S.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Brought my 2.5 year old daughter here for her first dentist appt and the dentist was very nice. Made her feel at ease when she got up on the chair. No pressure which made my daughter comfortable enough for him to check her teeth without crying or whining. No cavity and next appt in 6 months!

  • Elle L.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Love Dr. Bastani.  I've never been to a dentist's office where the dentist himself performs the cleaning, but that's how it goes down here.  He's smart, courteous, and professional, but he's also just plain nice, and he's honest.  I tried to get him to give me veneers last year, and he guided me away from that by explaining that 1) I have a big problem with grinding my teeth and he wasn't going to charge me thousands of dollars for work that I was going to ruin, and 2) if I was serious about changing the look of my mouth, we should start with composites (I think that's what he called them), basically a less invasive, less drastic procedure that's also cheaper than veneers.  I appreciated that he cared enough to guide me in that direction, instead of pocketing the 6 Gs I'd have probably had to drop on veneers and letting me go on my merry way.  He's a good dude, and I'll continue to use him as my dentist until my time in the Bay Area comes to an end.

  • Cecilia E.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I'm a manager at a dental office.. specialist if that,so I'm very picky about my dentist. I couldn't be happier. Before I recommend dentist I have to personally get my teeth done by that dentist and I couldn't recommend any better general dentist. The entire office from front and back is the ideal dentist that you keep. I will continue to go back here, such a good office! I'm a happy patient.

  • james m.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I've always hated the dentist. I only go when my tooth hurts.

    I went in the other day (first time in 4-5 years) to get a crown on my tooth. Dr. Bastani is really great: he is professional, smart, and exudes a calm confidence. This guy knows what he is doing.

    I will definitely be back (hopefully sometime in the next 4-5 years) for a checkup :)

  • Anand K.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I went to Dr. Bastani for the first time last week and was more than pleased with the fantastic cleaning, checkup, and general care.  

    He even went out of his way to help me with some minor cosmetic problems and was able to squeeze me in the same week to help with insurance.

    The office itself is in a convenient location (right outside the 19th street BART).  The reception was helpful in checking out my insurance and get me into see Dr. Bastani on short notice.  The building itself looks a bit worn, but fits into that Oakland area quite well I guess.

    Thanks Dr. Bastani and team, looking forward to being a continued patient!

    Cheers,

    AK

  • michele s.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Dr. Bastani has been my dentist for a number of years now. He has a gentle touch and is extremely efficient with his cleanings. It is however, not easy to get an appointment. After trying to schedule an appointment and finding out I couldn't be seen until September (!) I sent a note to him explaining my upcoming nuptials and my need to have pearlie whites that day. He fit me right in and on Saturday! I really appreciated his understanding and customer service. Thanks Dr. Bastani!

  • Danielle C.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I started coming here after I was completely disgusted by Western Dental. Dr. Bastani informed me of all my options for my wisdom teeth, fillings, and gingivitis treatment. I got my teeth cleaned and they felt and looked so good afterwards! He is a very gentle dentist and they get you in and out of there quick (all of my visits have been about an hour). It's also very clean and everyone is friendly, making it a much more comfortable environment for people (like me) who don't like going to the dentist!

  • Lisa K.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I had my first appointment with Dr. Bastani this morning. He was very kind and helpful from the moment I arrived. The receptionists were not available to help me right away, so Dr. Bastani rounded up the paperwork so that I could get started - I really appreciated that.

    My experience at this office was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful. I was in and out in less than an hour, which is mighty impressive given that I was a new patient and needed to complete the paperwork before being seen.

    Dr. Bastani was very gentle and knowledgeable. He let me know what procedures he was going to perform ahead of time, and his assistant provided me with goggles so that I wouldn't get any random debris splashed into my eyes. No dentist has ever done either of those things for me before.

    I highly recommend going to Oakland Dental Care.

  • Miranda C.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I just got back from my first appointment with Dr. Bastani.  I had a chip in a front tooth filling that I needed repaired.  His office staff was very pleasant.  He was soft-spoken and helpful.  He filled the chip and did my cleaning with a gentle touch.  I was in and out in an hour (including filling out the first-time-patient paperwork).  

    I also have to say that I liked their office.  It was open and welcoming, not comprised of lots of isolated rooms.  They have newer technology than I've seen in other offices like x-rays delivered to tablets and a rotating, full-mouth x-ray.  I felt comfortable being there and not like I'd be left to stew in a room for a long time.

  • Nicole R.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Came here because it's one of the few places in the area that are covered by Delta Care USA - so glad I did. Dr. Bastani was kind, thorough, and quick. While the office isn't that fancy, it's all very clean with great staff. Really glad I chose them!

  • Aaron A.
    (All countries)
    Dec 2016
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    Dr. Bastani is fantastic. He is quick, efficient, gentle on your mouth, and very knowledgeable. Your cleaning will be relatively quick, but it will be good. Yes, I initially had a bit of difficulty scheduling an appointment, but it was nothing that patience and understanding couldn't solve - trust me, the payoff of having Dr. Bastani take care of you will be well worth it. Dr. Bastani, by all accounts, is by far the best dentist who takes the Blue Shield of California Dental HMO (DHMO). Try him out - you'll be happy you did.

  • J E.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I was hesitant about going here because I walk by it all the time on the way to BART (conveniently located right outside the door) and sometimes their hours are different from the door and my bf called and their phone system was a little weird. Anyway, my bf had a great experience and even had a wisdom tooth pulled here and said they were great. Ok, ok I'll go.

    Called for an appointment and they got me in within the week. Had a cleaning and Dr. Bastani and his assistant were so nice and thorough. They kept checking in with me during the exam to make sure I was comfortable and they were very gentle. The dentist did the cleaning himself, which seems rare to me. Great dental experience and very trustworthy. 

  • Nobody H.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Who likes going to the dentist? Nobody! That's who. I've never had a pleasant dental experience in my life ... at least not until I walked into Oakland Dental Care and became a patient of the wonderful Dr. Bastani.

    The office is clean, neat, modern and extremely conveniently located near BART. I've also never really had too much trouble finding a parking space when I was too gimpy to walk over from my home, several blocks away. I'm never kept waiting. If I arrive early for an appointment, I'm even seen early more often than not.

  • T t.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I have tried to get an appointment at this place for 5 months, but have been constantly told that this place was booked or that I would be called back. Dr. Bastani is good and so are his assistants, but the only problem I had was with the admin person. I only came to this place bc my insurance covered it, but if I more options I probably would not come here.

  • Morgan M.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Dr. Bastiani works alongside the hygienist the whole time, and my cleanings are thorough and efficient. I've probably been to 15 dentists over the years, and this guy is my favorite. Highly recommended.

  • Dominique D.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    The location is pretty convenient given that the bart entrance is right in front of the building. The staff I have dealt with have been kind and efficient. It's quiet and wasn't very busy in the morning which is something I like because going to the dentist can be nerve wrecking. I like Dr. Bastani, he made me feel at ease and explained what he was going to do and made appropriate referrals when needed. All in all it was a very good experience and I will be going back.

  • Daniela N.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Everytime I call to set up an appointment I'm put on hold for more than five minutes.  I called this morning and I was actually able to give the receptionist my name and when I would prefer an appointment and she put me on hold for more than five minutes so I hung up. She had my information and they did not bother to return my call. I guess they dont want me going there. ppffttt!!! So much for having a nice building but horrible service.

  • L F.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I'll start by saying this review is of the service by the folks doing the dental care.  I never got far enough to get into the chair, so I can't speak to their care.

    In short-the reviews are right-the office staff is terrible!  

    In detail:

    I called on a Friday afternoon to make a new patient appointment and the unfriendly woman who answered the phone at first refused to make an appointment with me, or even tell me when the next appointment might be available, until I provided my insurance card number (which I didn't have on me, normally places wait until you show up for that).  I told her who my carrier is (United Concordia HMO), and after a lot of back and forth she agreed to schedule me if I called back with my insurance info asap (appointment scheduled a month in the future).  When I said I would call back that afternoon or early next week, she said call back by 8am Monday or she was going to cancel my appointment.  I called back at 3:10 Friday and got no response (VM says office hours are until 5 friday).  I left a message to call me back

  • A T.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    The best dentist I've been to!

    Dr. Bastani is patient and gentle and it makes getting teeth pulled out or a filling put in a breeze. The office is clean and bright. The individual tvs make time pass quicker and his lovely office staff make every visit a pleasure.

    I can't wait to go back and get my teeth looking nice and clean again.

    Definitely go here.

    Parking's easy too.

  • Carolina M.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I'm really disappointed with the service I just received.  I wanted to get a second opinion in regards to some dental work.  Since I have DHMO, I have to call my insurance to switch Doctor's.  I did not want to see my regular Dentist anymore and searched extensively through yelp and other websites to see which Dentist had the best overall customer service.  After reading everyone's review from Oakland Dental, I decided to give them a try.  I called the office FIRST to see if they were accepting new patients, when I spoke to the guy on the phone he said they were and that I should call my insurance and switch Dentists, trusting the man on the phone I did just that.

    I called this afternoon to schedule my appointment and I was told that new patients were not being seen until after November 19th.  It was the same guy who had helped me before and I told him that I didn't mind waiting.  He then said that if this was an emergency I should call my insurance and have them switch to another Dentist because he repeated himself AGAIN that they are not seeing new paitents until after the 19th.  I was becoming frustrated because like I had said previously, I didn't mind waiting.  I explained my situation and informed him that I looked extensively for a new Dentist and that I even called the office and asked if they were seeing new patients.  Again, I got the run around.  At this point I think it was just BEST for me to look somewhere else (I told him this too and he didn't even bother to save me as a Customer!).

    I'm highly disappointed with this office.  I thought I was going to have a good experience based on the reviews, but I was wrong.

    Time to look AGAIN for another Dentist!

  • Angie E.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I love this place!

    Before I found Dr. Bastani, I went to Elegant Smiles & prior to that I went to youthful tooth. EVERY SINGLE time i went in for a cleaning @ youthful tooth i ALWAYS had a new cavity! So here we go filling up my mouth with silver fillings. After sometime of constant BS that i need this & that & its going to cost this much, we said NO! It's impossible for me to have a new cavity every 6 months when i take very good care of my teeth,  so we took our money elsewhere & went to Elegant Smiles! SAME PROBLEM HERE! Except now i was a little older & was extremely embarrassed of all my silver fillings so i no longer accepted silver & went for White at $300 per tooth! 2 maybe 3 visits & i was done! 1st visit they said i had a cavity; 2nd i had another & the 3rd i had 1 more & needed braces! I said NOPE! Your not touching me anymore!

    FINALLY i went to Dr. Bastani & he removed all silver fillings for white ones & was able to have it all covered under my insurance, so all i paid was my co-pay! After a few visits in the last couple of years i have yet to have a cavity nor need braces! He even gave me teeth whitening gel to finish off my lovely little pearls! Plus i love how Dr. Bastani always remembers me and always asks hows my dad and sister (who go there too).

    I just miss the old guy that used to work there as reception! He was GREAT! He would help us out as much possible, he really showed that he cared!

  • Jordi S.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I highly recommend Dr. Bastiani! I was traumatized by a dentist when I was young and have a very hard time going to the dentist now.  Dr. Bastiani is very gentle, asks several times during the procedure if I you are feeling ok and works really quickly. All positives on my end! The dental assistants are always very nice and the office staff stays on top of the schedule and I have never had to wait longer than 5 minutes in the waiting room. I plan on being a patient for the long run and even have made a goal to go twice a year because I am so happy with Dr. Bastiani.

  • M C.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Reading the reviews, it sounds like the problems seem to be the receptionist...  Maybe try to get to know them because, the Dentist is very good!

  • Emily K.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    If you only need something simple done, then sure, go to Dr. Bastani... However, he is not as skilled as one would hope a dentist would be.  Not only does he not do root canals (I was sent to a different office for that), he is not to be trusted when it comes to getting any serious or labor-intensive work done.  Observe:

    After my root canal, he was supposed to place a crown on my tooth.  He had done a pretty shabby job with the first temporary crown (it was a 2-appointment process), and the crown cracked in half as soon as I got home.  I was able to go back and get it fixed that day but 2 weeks later, when the permanent crown arrived, he wasn't able to fit it on me.  It was a metal/porcelain crown and he started drilling away at it, making little adjustments, and then he messed up.  he drilled all the way through the porcelain, causing fine cracks, and the metal underneath was exposed.  Plus, now the crown was too loose on me.  So he decides to fit me again for a new permanent crown and then proceeds to use the one he screwed up as my temporary for the next 2 weeks.  The following day, the crown falls off.   I'm just fed up at this point.  I've seen plenty of dentists in my time and this is the shabbiest work I've had done.  So I call him up and say, "Thanks, but no thanks.  I'm going to another dentist."  I certainly wasn't screaming at him or anything, but I made it clear that I was really disappointed for the amount of money I'd be shelling out for this.  He was very nice and understanding (which is the only reason he gets a star at all), but he even said "Well, I tried my best." 

  • Michael L.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    I was very pleased with Dr. Bastani.  He's courteous and considerate and professional.  I went in for a routine teeth cleaning and it went quickly.  Dr. Bastani stopped several times to make sure I was doing okay.  He has a good, gentle touch.

    We chose Dr. Bastani because he was the highest rated dentist on Yelp who took our insurance.  It's sad that medical choices still have to be based on insurance but in this case, it worked out pretty well.  All the staff were friendly and helpful.  I was in and out in less than an hour.

  • Sam R.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    While it seems like there is a general frustration with being able to make an appointment and dealing with front-office frustration, I gotta say that it's worth it to get in here and make this dude your dentist.  I don't mind mouth-pain, but he's very gentle and I rarely feel a thing during normal cleanings!  Great dental advice and recommendations, and conveniently located right downtown by a BART in a first-floor office............

  • Winé C.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Just got back from a teeth cleaning and I really have to let you all know that the man has the touch of an angel. I didn't feel any pain or any accidental bumps into my gums. Even though the cleaning did not take very long, I felt like Dr. Bastani really took his time to take care of my teeth. Only informing me of issues I may be having and to be more careful with brushing.

    Again, he didn't try to upsell me (I have been asked to get braces by a different dental office since FOREVER) and he took care of a nagging problem with a filling done by said different dental office!!!

  • Sabrina J.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    Love my dentist and his office. Dr Bastani is patient, knowledgeable and quite accommodating. I've moved to Richmond but have NO plans to switch...why leave perfect!

  • Robert L.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    Great people that care about their patients. Always kind considering dental work is less than fun.

  • Nancy T.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    Dr. Bastani is awesome! Very friendly, actually remembers who his patients are from visit to visit. The assistants are equally nice and the whole vibe in the office is calm. Never have to wait long to be seen. I highly recommend him for adults and children alike!

  • Bonnie S.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    5 stars for Dr. Bastani, but 1 star for the phone message system.

  • Monika H.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    This dentist has everything I need, and Dr. Bastani is very friendly, patient, helpful, and understanding.  The office also has what looks like some of the latest in technology, and all my visits have been very quick and efficient.  I recommended Oakland Dental to my coworkers, and they were all pleased as well.  Try them out!

  • Bronwyn S.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    It is 3 years after my initial review, and I am sad to report Dr. Bastani as neglectful, but he is.

    I had to switch dentists due to a change of insurance, and good thing I did, as I learned from my new dentist I have some serious cavities - one nearly a need for a root canal. These developed over the time I regularly had my teeth cleaned by Dr. Bastani!  

    I hate to write a bad review, but I found my care under this dentist highly unethical.

  • Tab M.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    Dr. Bastani? Dr. Best-ani! Calm, cool, and non-judgmental (I know he knows I'm not flossing between visits, but he never makes me feel like a jerk about it).

    More up-to-date magazines would be nice, but since I rarely wait more than 5 minutes it's really no big.

  • Alicia O.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    My experience with Dr. Bastani was fantastic. A friend recommended him (gotta love that old fashioned word of mouth) and I was pleased to see he uses modern tools (read, almost no scraping, lots of sound waves pushing plaque off). 

  • Lester D.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    Procedure: Dentistry Consultation

    Dr. Bastani is the MAN!!!!
    I  don't usually do reviews but he is AWESOME
    going there for years and I  can't say enough about his work or that of  his Staff.
    Dr. Bastani has that ability to make you feel comfortable and will talk you through the procedure  ( I like to know what's going on)
    The office is always clean, Jessica  is very professional and welcomes everyone with a friendly smile.
    Vanessa puts a patient right at ease and is a great Dental assistant to Dr. Bastani.
    Awesome team.
    I give them
    TEN STARS
    CLENCHED FIST UP.
    YEAH BABY
    MABUHAY
    VIVA
    ASE' ( ASHAY')

    Any other words in another language that indicate Praise, and Accolades for job Well Done

  • Shiroy C.
    (United States )
    Dec 2016
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    He is knowledgeable, kind and very accommodating. He tries his best not to do any unnecessary work (like a number of other dentists who are just super eager to rip your teeth out), and clearly explains to you what he is doing, why it needs to be done, as well as what he is not doing, and why it doesn't need to be done. He also handles the insurance paper work smoothly (which is a life saver).

    The dental office isn't the Ritz (because he doesn't rip through your teeth, charging you an arm and a leg, doing unnecessary work that all the other dentists do), but it has all the essentials to be able to get the job done! I completely agree with the other reviewers who say that he doesn't make you feel like a jerk for not flossing :)

    About the receptionists / front desk, it hasn't always been fun trying to get them to work with you, but he is totally worth it!

    I now live in the South Bay, and still make the 45+min drive to Oakland to get any dental work done - a testament to the great work that he does!

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