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Dr. Kristen Forbes, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

I am so excited to be joining my father, Dr. James E. Forbes, in his Berkeley dental practice of over 30 years. I grew up around his office, and now dedicate myself to the same principles of efficiency, individualized treatment planning, and using the latest technologies to provide quality care to my patients. Our entire team is committed to your oral health, and I am so proud to be a part of it. Before joining the practice, I earned my bachelor’s degree from UCLA and my D.D.S. from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. When I’m not helping patients, I also enjoy running, swimming, salsa dancing, watching my bay area sports teams, spending time with my big family, and playing with my dogs. Come visit our office and see how we can help you improve your oral health. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our dental family!

In-network insurances

  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • Berkeley Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1235548397

Office locations

Dr. Kristen M. Forbes, D.D.S.

1653 Solano Ave

Berkeley, CA 94707

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She's very professional: she presents alternatives, allows the patient to make informed choices, and moves right along.
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Great with my kids (4 and 6)!
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Dr. Forbes is very thorough and professional, and I highly recommend her.
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The chair side manners both Dr. Kristen Forbes and her assistant, Marlene displayed was excellent. They had a down to earth personality, gentle and showed a heartfelt concern for my dental needs. The room was also very clean. The office reception was fantastic. Thank you!
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Love her! See you next month for our cleanings! Thanks!????
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She did not introduce herself to me. It would’ve been nice if she did. She was quite aggressive in cleaning my teeth, but did get the job done.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was so pleased with my visit, my wait was minimal to none, and the quality of service was excellent. I had two front fillings and my teeth look and feel incredible! Kristin Forbes, DDS, you made my day!!!
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I was seen quickly and the procedure was done efficiently, it didn't feel rushed. I was nervous about sitting for multiple fillings but with Kristen it seems I can tolerate it. She's professional and friendly so that made things far lessnerve-wrecking, her assistant was very polite and professional as well.
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I have been a patient of this office for more than 25 years. Never had a bad experience. Highly recommend Dr. Forbes.
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She is great with my daughter - always explaining everything she does before it happens.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kristen Forbes is an outstanding dentist.
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Very nice. Kathy at the front is great. I really like this dentist
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Dr. Kristen and her office ROCKS! Not only is she the smartest, most professional, and brilliant dentist, she's so pretty besides. Thank you Dr. Kristen for the best visit to the dentist in my life (and I'm almost 69 years young).A shout out too to Sierra who is so smart and so sweet -- always going that extra mile to make sure a patient feels comfortable and anxious-free... and she too is so pretty.
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I have been a regular patient at Dr. James Forbes' practice for over 10 years. Dr. Kristen Forbes is an excellent practitioner. The staff and techs are consistently available. I have referred several friends who also got good treatments.
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I had a crown replacement today as well as a cleaning. Everything about the visit could not have been better. Extremely positive and professional manner from front to back. Dr Forbes took the time to explain the process and procedures. Thebedside manner with the hygienist and Dr was extremely personable and comforting. Karen at the front desk was and is always pleasant and a pure pleasure to speak with. Nothing but huge recommendations from me. My teeth look and feel unbelievably beautiful!
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I have been going to this family dentist for 30 years and they provide excellent service.
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I love her. So smart and explains so well
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It was very nice.????
Less than 1 year ago
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I saw Dr. Forbes after a very traumatic prior experience with a dentist elsewhere. Dr. Forbes fixed a large, deep filling that had been botched by the prior dentist and did it quickly and painlessly. She was kind, and talked methrough the whole procedure. I spent 1.5 years with a huge crater and temporary filling in my molar because I was so scared to go to a dentist to have it fixed. Dr. Forbes made the whole thing almost easy.
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I never have to wait longer than 3 minutes in the waiting room, the staff is extremely friendly, and Dr. kristen is the best!! Absolutely recommend this place. All around very pleasant experience.
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I usually see her father. But Kristen is awesome. I will be seen her. Sorry Dr.Forbes I love ur daughter. Great experience. Her asst. was awesome too. I whole staff is great.
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Professional, kind and fast. Doctor Forbes gave me a fast solution for my problem. I will definitely recommend her to my fiends.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Forbes is so good at what she does & she is funny & nice as well! Highly recommended. Sierra, her assistant, is also just delightful! They make a great team!
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If there were 6 stars I would've have given that. Dr Kristin Forbes rocks!
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Dr Kristin is the best, my kids love her too!
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Kristen was kind and concerned about my chipped tooth. She took impressions for a night mouth guard that I needed for a while. I would highly recommend her.
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I really enjoyed my first appointment with her, she was very nice and had great bedside manner as well and took the time to make sure all my questions were answered. But for my second check-up visit, I did not reallyfeel like she took the time to make sure all my questions were answered and pretty much rushed in and out without many explanations, only a referral and some medical jargon which I did not understand.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kristen was fantastic and very thorough in my dental exam. She had great bedside manner. Would highly recommend her.
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Dr. Kristen Forbes is simply an outstanding dentist.
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I am a long time patient of the Practice. Dr. Kristen has done excellent dental work for me over the past several years. Staff is excellent. I'll keep on coming back for excellent dental care.
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Dentist is very professional and thorough. Listened to my questions and responded appropriately.
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She was very thoughtful specially after I had chipped my tooth in the same place for the second time. /very much appreciated thank you for you kindness
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Superb! Got a cavity (discovered on x-ray) filled right away that was unplanned.
More than 1 year ago
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Kristen is awesome. Her ability to give a Novocain shot with very little pain is remarkable. She is going to have a fantastic career.
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Dr. Forbes is fantastic. She works quickly and efficiently while explaining what she is doing.
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Excellent. Extremely professional. The best.
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wonderful
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Dr. Kirsten Forbes was very professional and friendly. He services were quick and painless! She also explained a lot about my conditions in a way that was understandable. I am glad to have found my new dentist.
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When I went in today, I told Dr. Forbes I had more stain build up than usual on my teeth. She put extra time and attention into making sure all of the stain was cleaned away. I really appreciated the attention and thoroughness.
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I appreciate her light demeanor. And I appreciate that she understands my anxiety. She is very competent.
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Dr. Kristen Forbes is simply an outstanding dentist.
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Friendly and gentle... made me very comfortable!
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Kristen is an outstanding dentist. She listens well, analyzes and solves issues in an effective and efficient way. Additionally Kristen is affable and has a caring demeanour.
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She was great with both my kids. Friendly, comfortable and super sweet.
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Dr. Kristen Forbes is a most competent and effective Dentist. Most people dread a visit to their Dentist. I do not, as I know that Dr. Kristen Forbes pays careful attention to the fact that I have very sensitive gums andshe takes great care to make sure to minimize any pain that I might feel by the judicious and effective use of a local anesthetic. I simply do not have enough words of praise for Dr. Kristen Forbes.
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You are great! thank you!
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Kristen is very professional/ efficient & does a great job, her dad has been my Dentist for almost 20yrs so I was a little nervous, but I should have guessed that his daughter would be as good as her Dad!
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Kristen and her are efficient and caring. It's a great office and location. I always feel well taken care from the receptionist to the doctor. Awesome!!!
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Nice and straightforward.
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She was very attentive to my needs.
More than 1 year ago
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