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Dr. Derek Nishimori, DDS

Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Derek Nishimori was born and raised in beautiful Camarillo located in Southern California. He attended UC Berkeley where he majored in Biology. After finishing his undergraduate education, Dr. Nishimori was lucky enough to stay in the Bay Area and attended the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. Since graduating dental school, he has practiced in San Francisco and enjoys his time working with his patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Francisco Dental Society. In his free time, Dr. Nishimori enjoys playing basketball, traveling, fishing and snowboarding. It is with great pleasure that Dr. Nishimori joins the team at Dental Aesthetica. He looks forward to sharing his passion for dentistry with his patients.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of the Pacific, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1164807012

Office locations

Dental Aesthetica

180 Montgomery St., Suite 2440

San Francisco, CA 94104

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To be clear the doctor was not bad. But he works under another dentist and the dentist office is run by a very rude and badly mannered receptionist. I was 5 minutes late for my appointment, that somehow made her mad.She ended up making up stories saying I can’t get teeth cleaning today. She said I needed pre-authorization for deep cleaning which I have to wait for up to 6 weeks to do. So she refused to make a follow up appointment for me. I walked out the dentist office gum bleed from all the probing but got nothing done not even the basic cleaning. Would never go back.
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I saw Dr. Leila Azada - she was great in explaining in detail (with photos of the teeth!) the procedures that should be done, something I hadn't gotten elsewhere. They were also really great in giving advice for changing insurances, whichone to use for what part of the procedure. Bonus: the view, and the refreshments!
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Dr. Nishimori was very attentive and patient. Although my explanations about my symptoms were vague, he examined everything very thoroughly until he found the root problem. Dr. Nishimori took his time to explain the problem, the differentways it could have begun and all the treatment options available to me. The entire Dental Aesthetica Team is always very professional, accommodating and helpful. Whenever I have a problem they schedule me right away and send text/email reminders for my upcoming appointment. In all my visits, I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes, the administrative staff takes their time to explain my options financially and work with my insurance to ensure I have all the information I need to make the best choice. My experience with them has been extremely positive so I would highly recommend!
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For the most part, things were okay. The main issue was that I had to come back for a cleaning. I was really excited to get my teeth cleaned after two years, and all we did was an Xray for a90 minute appointment. Additionally, I thought it was weird that my teeth profile was being shot with an old digital camera & the assistant was using these metal clips to pull my lips for the pictures. It felt unusual. Lastly, the pricing seemed a little expensive.
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Fantastic team and office, with an incredible front desk that makes the entire process welcoming and smooth (especially on handling the insurance piece of things).
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