"Let our family be your family dentist."
Larry Porteous, DDS and Linda Porteous, RDH Providing Dental Care to Bay Area Families for Over 30 Years
Larry Porteous Family Dentistry understands the difficulty you might have in finding a good dental home for yourself and your family. There are many important factors to consider, including training and experience of the dentist and his/her staff, office location, available hours, quality and comfort of care, services provided, insurance accepted, financing available, nitrous oxide sedation offered, availability of emergency care, and many more. This site is designed to help answer all of your questions regarding the dental practice of Larry Porteous Family Dentistry, where we provide the best in cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, general dentistry, oral surgery, and more in a caring, compassionate environment.
Larry Porteous, DDS and Linda Porteous, RDH have been providing dental care together for over 30 years. We are a family practice welcoming patients of all ages and dental needs. One of the many advantages that sets Larry Porteous Family Dentistry apart from most dental practices is that we provide virtually all aspects of dental care, thus eliminating the need for referrals to specialists in most cases. (We also work closely with orthodontists for patients in need of orthodontic attention.) We have developed a loyal following over the years because of our commitment to comprehensive, quality, comfortable dentistry, and putting the needs and concerns of you - our patient - first and foremost.
Larry Porteous Family Dentistry provides a complete range of dental services and procedures, including cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, general dentistry, tooth whitening, veneers, Lumineers, cavities, composite fillings, gold fillings, silver fillings, root canals, gold crowns, porcelain crowns, teeth cleaning, oral exams, X-rays, chipped teeth, broken teeth, extractions, dental implants, partials, bridges, gum scaling, laser gum treatment, gum surgery, oral surgery, nitrous oxide, and more.
Larry Porteous Family Dentistry is dedicated to treating and preventing dental diseases in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We believe in straight talk with absolutely no hype, no up-selling, and no pressure. It is our priority and obligation to inform you of your dental condition and to put you at ease. We encourage your questions, and we are glad to thoroughly explain your treatment options. We strive to provide you with the same respect, concern, and care that we expect as patients ourselves. Our goal is to provide you with the best dentistry available in a warm, personal manner for the most positive dental experience possible.
I'm Larry Porteous D.D.S., a Bay Area native raised in Berkeley, CA. I received my B.S. degree in biology from the University of California Berkeley, and my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Upon returning to the Bay Area, I obtained my California dental license and completed my general practice residency at Olive View Medical Center in Van Nuys, CA with an emphasis in oral surgery. My experience during my residency included visits to outlying clinics, providing general dental care and emergency care to the underprivileged in the greater Los Angeles area.
I met my wife, Linda, while she was earning her dental hygiene degree at Chabot College in Hayward, CA. For two years, we practiced in separate group offices while exploring the opportunities to open our own private practice. Linda and I now have three successful private practice locations in the Bay Area. Our first office was established in Rodeo, subsequently opening a second office in Vallejo, and a third office in Danville. Linda and I are dedicated to the profession of dentistry while enjoying busy and fulfilling professional and personal lives.
Our daughter Lea is attending nursing school, and is also an integral and invaluable member of Larry Porteous Family Dentistry, providing comprehensive assistance in all aspects of the dental practice, and helping you feel welcome, comfortable, and at ease during your visit.
Our son Lance is in the process of completing his dental education, and we look forward to welcoming him soon as a full-time practicing dentist at Larry Porteous Family Dentistry.
"Whether you have an aching tooth, want to maintain your present dental health, are interested in improving your smile, or just have questions or concerns, we invite you to join our dental family by calling today for a convenient appointment. WE SINCERELY LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING AND HELPING YOU!"
- Larry Porteous D.D.S.