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.

Our Goal

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.

Hi-tech Equipment

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.

Patient Comfort

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.

Convenient

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.

Tamer Alpagot, DDS, PHD

Dr. Tamer Alpagot is a full professor of dentistry as well as a faculty member in the Department of Periodontics, at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

He also previously taught in the Division of Periodontics at the University of Minnesota. Because Dr. Alpagot is a well-respected clinical researcher, he has received numerous grants from the prestigious National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Dental Research. Moreover, 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, the American and California Dental Associations, and the American and International Associations of Dental Research.

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.

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.

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