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About Us

Serving San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, Cupertino and the surrounding South Bay cities.

Optima Dental of South Bay, located inside the Westfield Oakridge Mall, provides a convenient location for all your dental needs. Our featured services include general dentistry, family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery and implant dentistry, orthodontics including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and much much more.


As a practice, our goal is to provide high quality dental care with personalized service using the latest advancements in dentistry and health science. At Optima Dental, we want your visit to be a very pleasant and a memorable one. Our state-of-the-art equipment makes us one of the leading technologically advanced office in the Bay Area. Our trained staff will be ready to assist you and provide useful and necessary information.


We have intra-oral cameras, which allows us to view your teeth and show you the work that we plan to do during the treatment plan. Our digital x-rays, including Panoramic and Cephalometric x-rays, emits 90% less radiation than conventional means.


For your comfort, our chairs features the most comfortable ultra leather chairs with massage. While waiting, you can either watch cable TV or a movie on our 50 inch LCD TVs that is installed in every room. You can continue to watch the movie while lying faced up during your visit on our overhead swivel TV/monitors.


We are located next to Macy’s inside Westfield Oakridge Mall. Finally, you can get all your shopping done and have your cleaning or filling done on the same day without losing much time. Moms can bring their kids for cleaning while shopping at Macy’s, Sears, Target, or watch a movie.

  • Dr. Tamer Alpagot DDS PHD

    Dr. Tamer Alpagot DDS PHD

    Periodontist, Gum, and Implant Surgeon

    Dr. Tamer Alpagot is a Full-Professor in the Department of Periodontics, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He also taught in the Division of Periodontics at the University of Minnesota before joining the faculty in the Department of Periodontics at the University of the Pacific in 1996. Dr. Alpagot has a strong background in clinical research and has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Dental Research. He has given scientific presentations in national and international dental meetings, and is the author of various publications in the field of Periodontology.

    Dr. Alpagot is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American and California Dental Associations, American and International Associations of Dental Research. Dr. Tamer Alpagot is a proud father of 2 boys. His wife Mary, works at the practice as the office manager.

    “My wife, Mary, and I have been married for over twenty years and she is truly the love of my life. We live in the Bay area with our two sons”.

  • Dr. Alexandra Jaquery DDS MS

    Dr. Alexandra Jaquery DDS MS

    Dr. Alexandra Jaquery is an accomplished dentist practicing since 1990. Upon attaining a DDS at Universidade Santo Amaro (UNISA), a prestigious dental and medical school in Sao Paulo Brazil, Dr. Jaquery became a research and teaching assistant in Oral Implantology at UNISA. She attained graduate training in Oral Implantology at Loma Linda University, Prosthodontics training at the University of Texas, and a Masters of Science degree in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Michigan. A published researcher in the field of dental pulp tissue engineering and clinical professor, Dr. Jaquery has been awarded for merit in mentorship.

    With a combined 11 years of formal dental education she offers comprehensive dentistry from a unique perspective that includes aesthetics and enhanced function for a lifetime of optimal health. She delivers an excellent treatment experience to her patients, keenly focused on options that best fit each person’s preferences and needs.

    Dr. Jaquery co-led a charitable organization for over 15 years that provided adoption for older, hard to place Brazilian orphans, as well as vocational training for former street children. Today many former orphans are in their 20’s and 30’s, enjoying productive, healthy lives in various parts of the world.

    From an early age Dr. Jaquery has been passionate about the practice of dentistry. Her father, a prosthodontist and faculty chair at a renown dental school in Brazil, also introduced Dr. Jaquery to sports. She won state-wide competitions in swimming, tennis and skating. She and her husband are parents to three grown children. She enjoys biking, tennis and swimming.

  • Dr. Sahee Kim DMD

    Dr. Sahee Kim DMD

    Saehee Kim, DMD Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

    Dr. Saehee Kim graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She then attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a one-year general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center before practicing as a general dentist for four years. She returned to specialize in Endodontics at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. During her specialty training, Dr. Kim published a systemic review of the cervical plexus accessory innervation which has significant implications for dental anesthesia

    Dr. Kim is an active member of American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and California Dental Associations.

  • Dr. John B. Wayland DDS, FAGD

    Dr. John B. Wayland DDS, FAGD

    In 1983 I took an IV sedation course from Dr. Stanley Malamed at USC School of Dentistry. As you may know, Dr. Malamed is one of the world’s foremost authorities on sedation in dentistry. Studying with him was intended to help me in removing impacted third molars and placing implants. Over the last 30 years I have removed more than 20,000 impacted third molars and completed more than 4,000 sedations.

    In 1999 I sold my general dentistry practice. The new owner asked me to help him with third molar surgery. A few of my dentist friends heard about this arrangement and asked me if I could provide the same service for them. Today I provide mobile early third molar removal services for 37 offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    I have learned that age is everything when it comes impactions. Patients from about age 13 to 19 can have their third molars removed predictably and safely with a minimum of trauma. Most of these are full bony impactions. The roots are not fully developed and complications are extremely rare.

  • Mary Alpagot

    Mary Alpagot

    Office Manager

  • Nadia Rahim

    Nadia Rahim

    Dental Assistant

  • Humaira Zabih

    Humaira Zabih

    Dental Assistant