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Dr. Babak Ghassemi, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Ghassemi maintains the highest level of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. He is a locally trained dentist, graduating from UCSF and has stayed in the area to help Bay Area Patients achieve all of their dental goals. He is a member of: * American Dental Association * California Dental Association * Alameda Dental Society * American Academy of Implant Dentistry * American Academy of Prosthodontists * International Congress of Oral Implantologists Choose a time below to come see Dr. Ghassemi at his conveniently located practice in Oakland.

In-network insurances

  • AIG
  • Advantica
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Alameda County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • California Dental Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1215080874

Office locations

Summit Dental Care

485 34th Street, Suite 100

Oakland, CA 94609

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Very good. Professional and friendly
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I'm new to Oakland. Finding a new dentist and doctors is challenging. This went perfectly!
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It's ok!!!
Less than 1 year ago
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The office was clean and beautiful, the receptionists and assistants were sweet and helpful, and Dr. Ghassemi was thorough and efficient and I was in and out for my cleaning in an hour. Definitely will go back, and very happy to finally find a good dentist in Oakland.
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I came here for an urgent toothache and found Dr. Ghassemi via ZocDoc as I was new in town. He is absolutely fantastic. I was quickly seen and it was determined I needed a root canal. The whole team is amazingand the procedure was painless. Had some discomfort in between my appointments and had to contact Dr. G over the weekend - he immediately called me back and saw me first thing Monday morning and addressed the issue asap. A wonderful doctor! Now I've moved back and wish I had his office here! Great team! Highly recommend!
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Ripped me and my wife off. Would not trust him with my lunch.
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Very happy - nice, professional office, the entire staff was pleasant and professional. Dr. Ghassemi was great - informative, helpful, and a great Dentist.
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The appointment was thorough, efficient, and effective. The staff were very welcoming, personable, and helpful. The doctor's assistant was very good as well. The doctor walked me through what kind of treatment was needed and did it. Very straightforward and simple.
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Friendly, informative, and efficient.
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Not satisfied at all, the dr. was in a hurry. If Iw anted to go to a dentist factory I would have
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Great service. Friendly staff. Surely visit again if needed. Got my composite filling and cleaning done.
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TLDR; unprofessional, condescending, and unhelpful staff. STAY AWAY. Just moved here from NY and was a first time patient with Dr. Babak Ghassemi. When I was checking in, I was asking the front desk about the privacy notice form where itcontained language regarding releasing my personal information for marketing purposes. I asked her about it and she made a face and gave me a answer that didn't answer my question. (first flag) I go in there for a pre-check up with a hygienist. And she tells me I have to do an X-ray. I refused since I just wanted to get some cleaning done and have gotten x-ray before from my previous dentist in NY. She calls Dr. Ghassemi in. He pokes around my mouth and says he needs to do an x-ray. At this point, my gum is bleeding from his pokes. (Second flag) He tries to lecture me about the important of x-ray when my teeth are perfectly fine and I do not have any problems. I was ok with an x-ray at this point because it was taking too much of my time trying to talk to him. But the way he talked to me totally turned me off. Very condescending and doesn't let you talk and talks over you. It's also worth mentioning that he asked me what major I was and lectured me about professionalism. I'm 29 years old; served in the military and have a full-time job. That should give you an idea of how rude and unprofessional this doctor is. At a certain point, he says why don't you just go fly to NY and get cleaning done there and fly back? That was the last straw. Will not be coming back. I've never a more unprofessional, condescending doctor before. Stay away from this office!
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I have been going to the same dentist for 10 years and then I moved to Oakland and tried Dr Ghassemi. He was nice and then he told me I had 6 cavities that needed to be filled. None of theseshowed up on the Xrays. He told me urgently that I needed to get them filled. I found this surprising because I have great oral hygiene and have been going to the dentist twice a year forever. So I got a second opinion and had my old dentist look at it. He told me I had one or two minor cavities that would be good to be filled but not urgent. I told him about my experience and my dentist shook his head and told me he felt embarrassed for his field of dentistry His office did a good job cleaning my teeth and they were efficient.
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He cheiseled my teeth and created a gap, I wish I never had appointment with him
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I would highly recommend this dental office.
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Overall, the visit was great. The staff was very friendly and informative about good dental habits. I will be going back!
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I felt like I was in good hands and trusted his opinion. He was very gentle. I'll be back
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I thought he was thoughtful and knowledgeable and his staff are very caring. Parking was annoying, but they were really helpful when I needed to repark my car and put change in the machine.
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Horrible experience - Could never recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ghassemi was nice. Him and his staff took care of the x-rays and cleaning in a prompt and kind manner. They also provided me with the some dental products to take home which would help me improve my dental hygiene (primarily non-pick dental floss).
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Dr. Ghassemi is professional, quick, and straight forward with treatment options. My first appointment went well, and I will continue to book appointments with his office.
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Look. I know insurance and scheduling things is confusing and stuff. But as the front desk person at a dentists office you should probably know how to do these things. I signed up for an appointment with this office using zocdocto get a wisdom tooth pulled, and was then called and told that appointment wasn't available the day before said appointment was supposed to take place. They probably mark themselves as available on zocdoc so people are more inclined to book with them, but are lying. Anyway, soldiering on I schedule new appointments, a consult and the surgery, and wait a month. Every time the office contacts me they have different information about the dates and times of my appointment and it has to be rescheduled twice. After a month of waiting I finally make it to the doctor for a visit. He's kind of a jerk and is rushing me through my exam and not talking to me or explaining anything he is doing to my face. Then, as I'm leaving the receptionist, as almost an afterthought says to me: BTW the oral surgeon isn't in your network. so you'll have to pay a hefty sum out of pocket for your surgery scheduled tomorrow. y'know, just FYI. Want me to keep your appointment? I have no one to refer you to because I have no idea how to do my job and don't care. WHY WOULD YOU HAVE A DENTIST AND AN ORAL SURGEON ON DIFFERENT PLANS IN THE SAME OFFICE AND NOT TELL SOMEONE WHEN BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT WHEN THEY EXPLICITLY TELL YOU WHAT INSURANCE YOU HAVE AND ASK IF IT WOULD BE COVERED. why. why would you do that. This office is a mess. It's around the corner from my house, but still somehow a huge pain in the ass. thanks for literally nothing.
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This is a top notch practice with top of the line equipment and superb staff. Dr. Ghassemi is excellent. The major complaint i have about this practice is the lack of options. I was never told, and i asked, about cheaper,faster options for my dental issues. Every solution involved expensive procedures and types of crowns sold with a little bit of scare tactics. Plus, seemed as if every little issue had to be corrected in a year long plan even if i just wanted one thing done. I went to a second dentist who was dismayed at the solutions presented to me at Dr Ghassemi's practice and proceeded to fix my issues inexpensively, permanently, expaining what I needed right away and what needn't be done yet. I feel bad for the Spanish-speaking people that are seduced by the extremely friendly and professional billing lady at his practice that talks them into higher price options.
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My teeth are in pretty bad shape so I went into this appt knowing I was looking for a dentist I could stick with for some extensive work. Dr. Ghassemi was quick and professional, explained in detail what I needed doneincluding showing me my xrays and some pictures he took of my teeth (with a super cool little camera!), told me what the various options were but never pressured me towards any specific choice (rather, encouraged me to do some reading on the various things) and his entire office staff was really nice and handled everything (from my extensive care plan, to my multiple insurance plans) with efficiency and care. I feel very comfortable making the decision to stick with this office for the long haul.
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I went in for a cleaning and he told me all of fillings needed to be replaced, so I made a follow-up appointment to do so. I waited over an hour to be seen and then when I was seen hewas so rushed he gave me black fillings instead of white which I paid for. Going to the dentist is already a bummer but this was not acceptable.
More than 1 year ago
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Once we got started it was excellent, the medical history and other forms filled out on ZocDoc did not get to the front-of-office staff, causing me to fill out several forms that I was trying to avoid.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent in every way. Efficient, kind great group of people.
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was great. I hadnt been to the dentist in nearly 15 years so my teeth were in bad shape. I initially made the appointment because of a toothache. He let me know wjat issues i had, which ones needimmediate attention abd which ones could wait. All of this while making me feel at ease. I'd highly recommend Dr. Ghassemi. I look forward to my next visit.
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It was very preliminary and only an x-ray plus consultation. I will know more after my next visit.
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Everything was great. The only problem is that The total treatment is really expensive. I think i donar have a good insurance :(.. Thanks for everything. Sonia was excellent And very helpfull!
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Babak was awesome, patient and clear-spoken about the important issue of my mouth ;) I'd recommend him highly
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My visit was fine, I am usually terrifed of the dentist but Dr. Ghassemo & the receptionist I talked with were great. I will return for my dental work.
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It didn't feel like a typical visit to the dentist... After waiting for over an hour to be seen by the doctor, I was taken for a battery of x-rays. I then sat and waited some more. My meeting with thedoctor lasted less than 5 minutes; he seemed disinterested and eager to shuffle me through the process. The doctor was not as personable as other reviews on here seem to suggest. After my brief exam, I was shuffled into an office as an office manager tried to up-sell me on a bunch of dental work. The whole experience left a poor taste in my mouth. (No pun intended.)
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Best dentist I have seen in a long time. Very honest and quick! He broke everything down so I could understand the game plan and was very personable. Will not go anywhere else!
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Really friendly office and helpful too
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Very nice, skilled and efficient.
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The staffs are very friendly, and the doctor is sharp
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The doctor was very experienced, showed me what work needed to be done, and very much helped me by breaking down the way to do it so I could understand each thing. I so much appreciate it. I also have alot of trouble getting ex-rays. Luna, his assistant, was AMAZING at doing them quickly and as painlessly as possible. I was so impressed. At 37 years old, it is the first time I have not cried from the pain of the X-rays. On a last note, my phone was almost dead, and one the of the girls offered me her charger to help me get through the day. They were so professional and the office was very nice. I will recommend this office highly to anyone who asks.
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Great experience and very thourough, thanks!
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will definitely come back!
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Professional. No fluff, and didn't ask me to talk while cleaning my teeth! As pleasant as a visit to the dentist could be....
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent - very good diagnosis and analysis.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice, real person, caring, professional
More than 1 year ago
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I don’t like going to the dentist, so I was nervous. Dr. Ghassemi was gentle and took very good care of me. I didn’t feel any pain during my two cap teeth that needed to be done. The staff was kind and flexible to my needs.
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The whole office is always great.
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Doctor Ghassemi was very professional,knowledgeable and friendly. The procedure that I had did not hurt at all even after I got my two crowns.
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Less than 3 months ago
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