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Dr. Linda Kuo, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

We have a strict cancellation and rescheduling policy. Please understand that we reserve chair time just for you when you make an appointment with us. In an effort to continually provide quality service, we ask that you keep your reserved appointment as it is scheduled. To cancel or reschedule your appointment please call our office 48 business hours before your appointment to avoid a no-show or short notice cancellation fee of $75. Before moving to the West Coast to pursue her education, Dr. Linda Kuo spent her formative years in the Midwest, growing up in Kansas. She attended UC Berkeley for her bachelors, before graduating with highest honors from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry. Her post-collegiate time was spent completing her AEGD residency at Bay Pines Veterans Affair Hospital in Florida, before returning to San Francisco for private practice. At this time she is accepting new patients, and looks forward to improving smiles and enhancing the dental health of her community. In addition to her role at Diente Dental, Dr. Kuo is an instructor at the UOP Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as a faculty member on the clinic floor. She is very active within her local and state dental societies, and loves to stay busy in her field. Outside of dentistry, you're likely to find her outdoors tending to her other passions; hiking, traveling, and rock climbing.

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Bay Pines Veterans Affair Healthcare System, Residency in General Dentistry
  • Dental School - University of the Pacific, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Francisco Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477994440

Office locations

Elena Heredia, DDS, Inc

3210 Fillmore St, Suite 2

San Francisco, CA 94123

Elena Heredia, DDS, Inc

2460 Mission St, 102

San Francisco, CA 94110

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great bedside manner, good advice, effective treatment.
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I love Dr.Kuo. She is my favorite and I always look forward to my appointments and leave happy.
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Dr. Linda Kuo is wonderful. Best dentist I’ve been too and I’ve lived in the Midwest, east cost and now West Coast. She really took the time to explain everything and listened to my problems (e.g., potential teeth grinding). The office staff is fantastic as well. I’d highly recommend!
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Dr. Kuo was incredibly professional and personable. She also took the time to get to know me as a person (asking where I'm from, etc.) which is nice as a new patient and she was very clear in walking me through my x-rays! Would highly recommend :)
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Very professional. Painless visit!
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Me being afraid to go to the dentist she reasurred me that she would take care of me in a good pace . She explained everything so that I can understand. Look forward to doing more work with her.
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Dr. Kuo was very friendly, patient and thorough. She made my cleaning both enjoyable and effective.
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Dr. Kuo was incredibly thorough, informative, and pleasant. Her communication of each step/procedure is very detailed and succinct, while still being very friendly and polite. She is perhaps my new favorite dentist.
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I went in for my regular x-rays, check up, and cleaning, and, as always, Linda was the best. If you're looking for the best dentist in town, your teeth need not look any further!
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She really understood that I had anxiety at prior dental procedures. Her work was very good and she kept asking how I was doing throughout. I felt very comfortable under her care.
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Linda was super warm and friendly, making a trip to the dentist a pleasure rather than a chore. I appreciated how she took the time to explain each detail of the appointment, and was open to all of my questions.
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Stress free experience, beautiful office, bedside manner was perfect, never thought I could like my dentist this much.
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She's the best. Made my filling easy and comfortable
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Visit was great, quick and Linda was very professional. The office is super clean too. Definitely recommend.
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She was friendly and eager to answer any questions that came up.
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very professional, great service, and affordable.
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Linda is a fantastic dentist. Young, friendly, and thorough. Excellent bedside manner and educational in answering questions. Definitely would recommend her!
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Best dental service I have received so far.
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Really friendly and warm, and was super forthcoming with information and offered to answer any questions I had
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I had an 8 am appointment and was promptly seen by the doctor. She took the time to explain everything she was seeing, which was quite nice. I also very much appreciated that the cost of recommended treatments was very clearly laid out for me.
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My visit to Dr. Linda Kuo's office was wonderful! I didn't have to wait at all after filling out my paperwork. The office is super nice and I love having the tv monitor right in front of me so I cansee in real time the images from the xrays. Dr. Kuo also thoroughly went through the problem areas and answered all of my questions. The teeth cleaning was great and overall the visit was excellent. The location is also fantastic - it's only a couple blocks away from the 24th street Bart station.
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Very friendly, informative, and a good dentist. Helen was a good assistant, as well.
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Dr. Linda Kuo is awesome. She's friendly, knowledgable, and super honest. She doesn't try to up sell you and is willing to explain what she's seeing. I won't be seeing anyone else in San Francisco for my dental needs.
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Very detailed and informative with her work. I learned a lot and felt at ease with her work! I'm a big chicken when it comes to going to the dentist, but this was a good visit for me! Thanks!
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The entire staff was warm and professional, and made the whole experience as easy as could be!
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Dr. Kuo is the best dentist I have ever had the privilege of seeing. She is a ray of sunshine
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Loved how high tech the office was and she was very transparent in regards to how much insurance covers vs my patient responsibility BEFORE doing anything which I really appreciated.
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I showed up almost half an hour early for my appointment, and they took me in right away! No wait time! Very pleasant experience overall, very friendly staff. I'm grateful!
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Dr. Kuo was amazing! She educated me about my oral health and the significance of the procedure she was performing... Oh.. I almost forgot.... the office was also updated and very clean with the latest technology gadgets!
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