Jeff C. 2/12/2014
"Best dentist I've ever been to! Explains everything, is very thorough and caring. I go here even though she is outside my plan; definitely worth paying the extra I have to due to that."
Sarah M. 9/5/2013
"Ok, the fact that I just got home from having two cavities filled and decided to get on Yelp and write a five-star review should tell you something about Dr. Emam's office!
Dr. Emam is so nice. If you are scared of going to the dentist, rest assured that your experience in her office will be different. She just has one of those personalities where you immediately trust her and feel comfortable. And you can really tell how much she cares about her patients by how she runs the practice. This is unlike any dentist office I've ever been to.
The new patient appointment is actually two appointments. Each of them takes about an hour and a half. So if you are in a big hurry or want a dentist that speeds through everything, this is not the practice for you.
In the first half, Dr. Emam interviews you and asks questions about your previous experiences with dental care, goals for your dental health, etc. They take digital X-rays if you don't have recent ones. Then she does a full exam, including taking photos of your teeth, and checks your teeth and gums one by one. She observes how you normally brush and floss and she gives you pointers/corrections. It turns out I have been brushing and flossing wrong for years! Now that really surprised me after years of dentists being impressed that I flossed at all. I could not believe what a difference those tips made. I felt that sparkly clean teeth mouth you have after going to the dentist after brushing on my own.
By the second appointment, she will have taken the time to review your previous dental records, and compares them to the new X-rays. She gives you a personalized plan of care/report with primary, secondary, and tertiary goals for your treatment. She explains the need for each type of treatment and gives recommendations. She was very straightforward about my issues and I got a clear picture of the current state of my dental health and what would happen in the future (both good and bad projections). Then she cleans your teeth. And I have to say that she has incredibly gentle hands, probably the most gentle I have ever experienced in my many years of braces, fillings, etc.
I just had two cavities filled and the process comfortable and painless. I couldn't believe it but I didn't even feel the numbing shot when she did it. She's good. The drilling was definitely no fun and those tools are LOUD, but they gave me headphones so I could listen to my music and try to go to my happy place. And she knew I was kind of scared so she gave me some reassuring pats on the shoulder now and then and told me I was doing great. If you ask me that goes a really long way for a nervous patient.
Dr. Emam's dental assistant Fabiola ("Fabi") is totally Fabi-ulous. She is smart, friendly, helpful, and thorough. And Cindy, the front desk lady, seems basically like an encyclopedia of dental procedures and insurance knowledge. Plus she clearly and proactively explained all the billing stuff and what my insurance covered.
This is NOT the practice for you if you want a fast, in and out, impersonal experience. This is definitely the practice for you if you want to take the time to learn about your mouth, teeth, and dental health and want a solid partner in the process."
Suzan S. 7/17/2012
"Never thought I would love my dentist so much!
I've been through LOTS of dentists in multiple cities, and always tried to avoid going. After moving to California, I decided to bite the bullet and find a dentist. Many reviews later, I tried Dr. Emam and am so glad! She has all modern, high tech equipment, and showed me digital images of each tooth. She's also quite thorough and transparent, which works well for me. I typically fall asleep during my cleanings/dental work since she's so gentle.
I've also taken my partner to see her. He's had very bad dental experiences, needing anesthetics before any dental works (cleanings, etc). She was amazing with him. Her assistants are very sweet and it's clear they work well together.
I've been going to her for a few years, and though I moved to San Francisco, I'll continue to make the haul down to see her. For me, that's a big deal :)"
Magoo M. 1/1/2012
"Dr Emam is the best dentist I have ever had! She's extremely competent, professional and very friendly. She and her staff do an outstanding job. Dr. Emam personally follows up after a visit. Cindy is great with scheduling appointments and doing the paperwork, and Fabi is the best assistant ever! Great team. I highly recommend Dr. Emam."
Adriann P. 5/11/2011
"I've been going to Dr. Emam for years and have never had a bad experience. She is a gentle, accurate and professional dentist. I have referred several friends who are now all happy long term patients. She is the best!"
Gary G. 4/22/2011
"Dr. Emam is not only a fantastic dentist, she and her staff are experts at customer service. Among all the service providers with whom I work, Dr. Emam stands head and shoulders above them ALL in her commitment to outstanding customer service."
Judy P. 3/9/2011
"I've never been to a dental office quite like this before. Dr. Emam and her staff put patient care right up there with customer service. First off, the chairs are super comfortable and soft. They feel like luxurious massage chairs. Then while I was getting my cavities filled (yes I had cavities), I got to watch my choice of entertainment on the flat screen...so naturally I chose Grey's Anatomy. While they were drilling and buzzing away, I was deep into season's 1 episode 1 and 2! And I almost even cried on episode 2...however the best thing of all was that when the shows were over, Dr. Emam was also done and she did a wonderful job! I truly had a nice experience at the dentist. On top of it all, they take the time to listen, explain and examine their patients.
Would I Recommend it? Yes!"
Lee S. 10/28/2010
"Simply put. Dr. Emam is the most caring and thorough dentist I have ever visited. She and her staff always follow up after a visit and are very accommodating with scheduling if at all possible.
I really appreciate their use of high tech camera equipment and x-rays which really help you see what they are looking at/concerned about.
I highly recommend Dr. Emam and would never think of changing my dentist."
Marielena S. 7/11/2010
"Dr. Roshan Emam ROCKS. I have been a patient since 10-02, and am very, very picky about dentists having spent many hours in their company as a kid. Thorough (NO ONE had done an exam like she did,) kind, considerate and professional. She truly gets to know people and their dental "Maalox moments" before she even looks in your mouth!
I have referred numerous people to her and all have come back to thank me profusely (all I did was give her name!) In addition, she is truly responsible for having given my teenage son his smile back. He might decide to write his own review, but after an awful episode when an orthodontists' technician removed his braces and left awful damage, we put our faith in Roshan and asked if there was anything that could be done. She managed our expectations, worked hard and....needless to say we are thrilled with the results. I loved seeing that smile again.
One note, because she is so good and so popular, I do honor my promise to reschedule with 24-48 hours notice and have never had a problem."
Bob F., 7/6/2010
"I switched to Dr. Emam after years with my old dentist. She was a very pleasant surprise. She's very attentive and up on the latest dental technology. In my first appointment she gave me a very thorough introduction to the state and health of my teeth. I even got a lesson on how to brush my teeth and I actually learned a lot. Dr. Emam emphasizes preventive care and her whole office staff is friendly and helpful."
Bob A., 6/15/2010
"She is amazing! I agree with other patients who say they love her! Aside from great chair-side manners and great dental care she is the PAINLESS dentist! I have always hated getting injections before dental work. She has such a soft approach that even the injections become a whole lot more tolerable. This doctor is a rare gem!!! Her staff are also quite pleasant in my opinion."
Kris B. 3/1/2009
"Who can actually say, "I LOVE MY DENTIST!"
Dr. Emam is a great dentist. Her office is state of the art (digital exrays, new equipment etc.) and her staff is skilled and professional. The exams are thorough and she explains everything. The other great thing is that the office feels like you are going over to a friends house (a friend with high tech equipment and knows how to use it!). The receptionist rocks. She keeps up on the whole insurance thing and lets you know costs before you even ask! I have lots of other stupid health issues and the hygienist had obviously done some research on the meds I am on so when I came in the next time, she was able to talk with me about how they might effect my teeth!
Dr. Emam, her staff and her dental office are a great find."
Marcia F. 1/10/2009
"I have to say that I am EXTREME dental-phobic...
Dr. Emam has been a great dentist for me... and her hygenist is great too..
I think I have the most sensitive teeth on the planet and I am pleased with the extra special attention I get from this office...."