Prevention is the best treatment. We recommend regular cleanings and use topical fluoride varnish in the office for patients with a history of cavities or sensitivity.
We offer fillings, crowns and bridges. We believe in conserving your natural tooth structure by doing fillings or on-lays (conservative crowns) instead of full crowns whenever possible. We use only tooth-colored materials for our fillings, no mercury amalgam. Our crowns are typically made with zirconia or porcelain, no metal.
We have a dental cone-beam CT machine which makes 3D images of the jaw. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for implants and root canals. We're proud to offer this advanced service in-house.
We will make time to address any emergency situation you might have and can respond after hours as needed.
Implants are the gold standard for missing tooth replacement. We often use 3D imaging and computer-designed guides for the surgery to assure a successful result. Dr. Haley has advanced training in implant cases and can refer to other specialists if indicated.
While our focus is not pediatrics, we do welcome your entire family to our office. Dr. Haley has extensive experience seeing children and two of his own.
We offer veneers, cosmetic fillings, and clear aligner orthodontia for minor tooth straightening. For whitening, we offer chair-side whitening with immediate results or custom trays to use at home when convenient.
Irina once trained as a classical musician on the piano in Ukraine. Fortunately for us, she then brought her skills and intelligence to the dental world. She raised her son in Oakland and now lives with her husband in Moraga. She has traveled extensively and has a collection of magnets in the office to document every locale visited. She still plays the piano, likes going on walks and enjoys reading. She has been at our office for 30 years!
Originally from Vietnam, My Hien now lives in San Leandro with her husband and baby Albert. She did her dental assistant training at the College of Alameda and interned at UCSF. She like baking, cooking Vietnamese desserts and going out for Korean food. Other pastimes: going for walks and bike rides. She has been at our office for 8 years.
Kit has a BA from UC Davis and got his Degree in Dental Hygiene from NYU. He has lived for many years in Hong Kong as well as New York City, but more recently has slowed down to enjoy the island pace of life on Alameda with his wife. He likes travel, movies and the Golden State Warriors. He has been at our office 18 years.
Kananu was born and raised in Kenya. She currently lives in Oakland with her Husband Roy and two young boys Manyara and Gitonga. Her hobbies include music, dancing, sewing and cooking Kenyan food. She even has a cooking show on YouTube, cookingwithnanu. She also loves volunteering at health fairs and schools. She learned the art and science of dental hygiene at Diablo Valley College and has been at our office for 15 years.
Dr. Haley is originally from Seattle and got his BA in Chinese History at Wesleyan University, CT. He lived for two years in China and Indonesia, then moved to the Bay Area for dental school at UCSF.
After graduating in 2014 he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency and has continued to expand his dental skills with additional training in implants, clear aligners, oral surgery and root canals. He also serves as an expert on cases brought before the Dental Board of California, helping to ensure patients receive proper dental care.
After spending 4 years working in community clinics, he transitioned to private practice while continuing his service at the community clinic in Oakland Chinatown part-time. He enjoys doing excellent dentistry, clearly communicated with all options discussed.
He lives in South Berkeley with his wife and two young boys, Meru and Jasper. He bikes to work every day and in his free time he likes climbing and mountain biking. He speaks Mandarin with some fluency, but only when talking about teeth.
38 years at our office. Thanks for the outstanding dedication and care you've shown to your patients. Dr. Ruddell will serve as our inspiration for decades to come.
He will be spending his new-found free time backpacking, skiing, remodeling his garage and with his grandchildren.