"I don't trust any other dentist to touch my teeth other than Dr. Bistrain. He's the best! If you're looking for a good dentist with a the best personality, he's the guy! I also love how warm his staff are! They are awesome!"
(5 stars)
by (November 11, 2018)

"A good visit overall."
(5 stars)
by (November 10, 2018)

"I had a very thorough cleaning and check up, without any discomfort. Very professional and prompt."
(5 stars)
by (November 10, 2018)

"As always there was no waiting time. Doctor and staff provide the best possible care."
(5 stars)
by (October 17, 2018)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are fantastic. Every appointment I've had has been a good experience. In fact this last visit was an extremely difficult case. I wasn't sure what was going to happen. Lose my tooth or a lot of money. I'm so happy to neither happened. Dr. Bistrain not only saved my tooth but he saved me a ton of money! Thank you Dr. And thank you to your awesome staff."
(5 stars)
by (September 19, 2018)

"I’ve been a client since the 1970’s, when Dr. Smallwood was there. When he
retired, Dr. Bistrain took over. I have received great care for over 4 decades!
"

(5 stars)
by (July 07, 2018)

"Dr. Bistrain is the absolute best. Thorough, friendly, and efficient. Highly recommended."
(5 stars)
by (June 26, 2018)

"Excellent and cordial reception. Great personal service by Tony."
(5 stars)
by (June 12, 2018)

"My view that Dr.Bistrain is an excellent dentist, has recently bee reconfirmed again. With an earlier diagnosis revisited, Dr. Bistrain quickly adjusted to the new finding, and addressed the problem in a single sitting, while also providing a standard cleaning.

Over the years Dr. Bistrain supervised root canal procedures, crowns, fillings, all performed superbly. He is available promptly in emergencies, his diagnoses are unfailing, and I beliece that, over the years, I have received from him excellent dental care and srvice.

ACJ
"

(5 stars)
by (January 17, 2018)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are fabulous. They are friendly and professional and genuinely care about their patients. They do all of the dental care for both my kids and myself and I have had only good experiences in his office. We have had some tricky dental problems, but Dr. Bistrain always does a great job taking care of them in as painless a manner as possible. The results have been great. He and his team also make a special effort to accommodate the needs of parents who are stretched thin to take care of themselves and their children."
(5 stars)
by (January 17, 2018)

"Great practice! I am completely terrified of going to the Dentist but Dr. Bistrain and his assistant Juana made me feel very welcome and comfortable. They knew from my partner who's been seeing them for a few months now that I get very nervous and so they immediately offered me numbing agents for the cleaning and it worked like a charm. They are very personable, professional, and really work hard to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied."
(5 stars)
by (September 16, 2017)

"Professional, knowledgeable and personable. I drive from Walnut Crrekbtwice a year to see Dr. Bistrain. I highly recommend him."
(5 stars)
by (May 23, 2017)

"Very prompt service. One of the best teeth cleaning I ever had. Professional, competent and courteous."
(5 stars)
by (April 05, 2017)

"Dr. Bistrain is the best! He and his staff do everything possible to make the dental work painless."
(5 stars)
by (March 22, 2017)

"It was really a pleasure."
(5 stars)
by (December 18, 2016)

"Love my dentist. Personal experience and deep cleaning."
(5 stars)
by (November 11, 2016)


(5 stars)
by (October 26, 2016)

"After just over a year of Dr. Bistrain's care, my dental health has improved markedly. Highly recommended."
(5 stars)
by (October 26, 2016)

"More pleasant than the stereotypic trip to a dentist. No waiting time. Things explained clearly."
(5 stars)
by (October 06, 2016)

"Great experience. Very professional and knowledgable. Was great with our 3 year old daughter on her first dentist appointment. Would highly recommend"
(5 stars)
by (September 20, 2016)

"l like Dr. Bistrain & his whole staff! They have such a positive approach to dentistry; good attitudes,a warm personalities & comfortable, spotlessly clean office, and skills that surpass none.
I've been a patient for over 10 years! He has done my fillings and crown replacements with such skill & expertise that I think it's time to tell others about his skills. My last experience just yesterday too was phenomenal.
He took the time to give my teeth a good cleaning,removing unwanted tartar & cleaning deep pockets around the gums. Although, I expected pain, there was none, only slight discomfort but, such a thorough cleaning, such that I left the office feeling like my teeth had been given a real workout , & I felt great. Thank you Dr. Bistrain
"

(5 stars)
by (August 17, 2016)

"Always great care and personal service at Dr. Bistrain's office. Priceless!"
(5 stars)
by (July 28, 2016)

"Great and prompt service right on target for problem."
(5 stars)
by (July 07, 2016)

"Excellent service and great conversation."
(5 stars)
by (June 22, 2016)

"Dr. Bistrain is a great dentist, and I always look forward to my visits.. He (and his staff) are very professional, thorough, and friendly. He is an expert on dental care and very oriented to prevention and helping me to stay healthy and avoid problems in the future. I have recommended Dr. Bistrain to several friends, and they have all been very glad to become his patients."
(5 stars)
by (June 12, 2016)

"My experience is not only good in relation to dental treatment but also in terms of the friendliness and caring

Of everyone in the office.
Thanks.
"

(5 stars)
by (May 04, 2016)

"I love Dr. Bistrain .. He is very gentle and truly cares for his patients"
(5 stars)
by (April 02, 2016)

"Excellent dental practice! Diligent service with exceptional professionalism. I recommed Dr. Bistrain to anyone looking for a great dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (March 24, 2016)

"Dr. Bistrain provides top-notch service. He is patient, attentive to my needs, and thorough. I recommend him highly."
(5 stars)
by (March 16, 2016)

"I had to have a broken tooth repaired, which included my first root canal and a replacement tooth molded and installed.

Dr.Bistrain explained the procedures and time line and we proceeded.

This entire procedure was handled very professionally,with minimum pain and discomfort. It was a very difficult procedure and it was handled so well by Dr. Bistrain I could only thank him for such a wonderful solution. He is a master of his art and I would highly recommend him to anyone for dental procedures.
"

(5 stars)
by (January 09, 2016)

"Our family dentist for many years,
including fillings, crowns, root canals, one implant,
all painless. Quick response to emergencies.

Always excellent professional service
with a very friendly personal touch.
"

(5 stars)
by (January 06, 2016)

"Love the friendly and inviting atmosphere when I come in for my dentist appointment :) I love that everyone loves to chat and I feel like I'm part of the family!"
(5 stars)
by (December 23, 2015)

"Dr Bistrain and his staff provides great dental care, to his patients."
(5 stars)
by (November 24, 2015)

"I like Dr. Bistrain's doing the basic work himself. Also,, leaving x-rays to Juana " because she does them faster!" That made most efficient use of visit time."
(5 stars)
by (November 21, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is the best! Caring and attentive, couldn't ask for more."
(5 stars)
by (November 20, 2015)

"Great overall experience and excellent with kids!"
(5 stars)
by (November 18, 2015)

"Great dentist! Knows what he's doing. Friendly, clean environment."
(5 stars)
by (November 13, 2015)

"many years experience. technically very adept and gentle. efficient operation"
(5 stars)
by (November 06, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain performs the best Dental care, there is none better."
(5 stars)
by (October 23, 2015)

"The cleaning & small cavity repairs were done relatively quickly & with regard to my pain level. Thanks Dr. Bistrain & Juana."
(5 stars)
by (October 23, 2015)

"It is a great pleasure to have you provide me with such excellent dental care. You are always considerate, thorough, professional and caring. A great combination."
(5 stars)
by (October 18, 2015)

"He is good."
(5 stars)
by (October 16, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain has been my dentist for twenty years! He has done an excellent job...very appreciative!"
(5 stars)
by (October 13, 2015)

"Excellent, .meticulous, explains well, friendly."
(5 stars)
by (October 09, 2015)

"Great"
(5 stars)
by (October 07, 2015)

"Always so happy with the work and care I receive here. Always sending my coworkers and friends because I know they'll be taken care of !"
(5 stars)
by (October 01, 2015)

"I got a cleaning for the first time in 7 years. They were extremely kind and thorough. I'll be back soon!"
(5 stars)
by (September 28, 2015)

"Dr Bistrain and his staff are terrific. Very precessional, and also personable — I actually look forward to my visits! I really like the fact that Dr B does the cleanings himself — it allows him to understand his patients in a way most other dentists don't. He has a mellow demeanor, but is also enthusiastic, and enjoys explaining how things work ("ultrasonic scaling makes the bacteria EXPLODE!"). And when I had an exposed root at the base of my molar cap, he patched it with a compound he so perfectly matched to the color of my tooth that, even a few years later, I can't see it, it's so flawless."
(5 stars)
by (September 26, 2015)

"Dr Bistrain is very friend, gentle and caring. He treat his patients well and respectfully. He is a wonderful and talented dentist and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist."
(5 stars)
by (September 15, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is always thorough and effective. I am very grateful for his caring service."
(5 stars)
by (September 09, 2015)

"Enjoyable"
(5 stars)
by (September 04, 2015)

"I have been seeing Dr. Bistrain for many years now and could not recommend a better dentist than Dr. Bistrain, both in his expertise and wonderful chairside manner."
(5 stars)
by (September 02, 2015)

"Excellent, prompt, pleasant, informative and trustful. Highly recommended for any one who prefers a healthy mouth."
(5 stars)
by (August 16, 2015)

"Looking forward for my next visit. My teeth are in the best care ever, at Dr. Bistrain's clinic. I highly appreciate his service."
(5 stars)
by (August 16, 2015)

"Great experience. All services were done very professionally. They were on time."
(5 stars)
by (August 13, 2015)

"Having, for years, personally received outstanding dental care from the Practice of Dr. Bistrain, as has my entire family – even one daughter-in-law who is herself a Nurse Practitioner on the clinical staff of a major university, but has had a fright of dentists all of her life until she received care with Dr. Bistrain – I should periodically affirm the work of this outstanding physician. While skilled at the sometimes immediate tasks of dental care, such as cavities, crowns, even some root-canals, his excellence in managing gum-care, and the changing conditions of our aging-mouths, is superior. His entire staff and office is a pleasure (even joy) to work with."
(5 stars)
by (August 13, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is very knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. I think he really cares about his work and really knows what he's doing. Thanks to his work and advice, my teeth are healthier than ever, despite my high sugar lifestyle. I would not consider bringing my family anywhere else."
(5 stars)
by (August 11, 2015)

"Great as always."
(5 stars)
by (August 07, 2015)

"I feel well taken care of when Dr. Bistrain explains his time line for repairing my teeth."
(5 stars)
by (August 04, 2015)

"I have been going to Bistrain DDS, for a number of years. He's one of the most personable people I've ever met and he's a really good dentist."
(5 stars)
by (July 28, 2015)

"Doctor Bistrain and staff has taken care of my teeth for over twenty years. I couldn't ask for a more caring dentist, that I can call a friend. Keep up the good work Dr. Bistrain and family Malinder"
(5 stars)
by (July 15, 2015)

"Excellent service, appointment on time with very professional care. It made a demist visit a great experience"
(5 stars)
by (July 14, 2015)

"Teeth cleaned well & improved condition of my gums noted. Thank you!"
(5 stars)
by (July 11, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain really knows his stuff. I've been going to him for years and have absolute confidence in him. He goes the extra mile when you need him. Recently, I broke a tooth that presented some difficulties in repairing. Dr. Bistrain stayed after hours to fix it by himself because his dental assistant was on vacation. Thank you, Dr. Bistrain. Everyone in the office is competent, helpful and friendly. When you need to see a dentist, this is the one to go to."
(5 stars)
by (July 11, 2015)

"First rate care and attention at Dr. Bistrain's in a pleasant environment. Am recommending to all my friends."
(5 stars)
by (July 10, 2015)

"I love going to Dr Bistrane, which is weird for a dentist visit!"
(5 stars)
by (July 08, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain does excellent work reliably and is always very concerned about the well-being of his patients! I highly recommend him for your dental needs."
(5 stars)
by (July 01, 2015)

"dr. bistrain is extremely thorough and obsessive, he gets a lot of personal satisfaction from being meticulous. he has demonstrated consistently a high degree of integrity, which is valuable in a dentist. also, he is aware of financial issues with dental procedures and doesn't try to over-treat, at least that is my experience with him, and i have been seeing him now for nearly 10 years. he is not the cheapest, but he is worth it, and he will let you know his limits in regards to the scope of his skills. i highly recommend him!!!"
(5 stars)
by (June 20, 2015)

"Very professional, quick and efficient. It was a great visit."
(5 stars)
by (June 13, 2015)

"Great job on the root canal, and the following the long and complecated procedure!"
(5 stars)
by (June 09, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain and all the wonderful folks at the establishment have been very good and seem to always have the right answers for my dental care. My family and I have always appreciated their kind service."
(5 stars)
by (June 01, 2015)

"Fast and gentle. very attentive. excellent all around."
(5 stars)
by (May 23, 2015)

"A consummate professional!"
(5 stars)
by (May 21, 2015)

"Always professional and friendly. Excellent service and cleaning. Highly recommend."
(5 stars)
by (May 20, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain's the BEST! And he's always provided thorough, painless treatment. Most recently, he diagnosed my immediate need for a root canal, and referred me to one of his endodontist colleagues nearby whose schedule allowed for the procedure that same day!"
(5 stars)
by (May 16, 2015)

"Friendly and competent staff; excellent and down-to-earth dentist."
(5 stars)
by (May 13, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is a top-notch professional whose patience for excellent work sets him apart from others. Until I met Dr. Bistrain, I had horrible alignment issues from previous dental work, and he could tell immediately. The first altercation made was to a sensitive molar. After finishing work on the tooth, it and my alignment started feeling better. I look forward to receiving more work from him and recommend him highly."
(5 stars)
by (May 12, 2015)

"Permanent crown. In and out in 1/2 hour with no fuss."
(5 stars)
by (May 09, 2015)

"Efficient and thorough as usual. And pleasant, as usual."
(5 stars)
by (May 06, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is the only Doctor/Dentist office that I have ever gone to who is always on time! The staff is extremely friendly, courteous and professional. Dr. Bistrain is an excellent Dentist and I would recommend him without hesitation. I hope he never leaves the area!!"
(5 stars)
by (May 06, 2015)

"Takes good care of my teeth. Has for over 10 years."
(5 stars)
by (April 29, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is a very caring and capable dentist. I especially appreciate his ability to communicate what he is doing as he is doing it: no surprises. His staff is very professional and friendly."
(5 stars)
by (April 24, 2015)

"My new crown was inserted painlessly. It looks & feels good thanks to Dr. Bistrain & Juana."
(5 stars)
by (April 21, 2015)

"I only trust my teeth to Dr. Bistrain. My experiences in his practice have always been very positive. He is a talented and caring dentist, and I recommend him highly."
(5 stars)
by (April 18, 2015)

"The service and knowledge of Dental Care is the Best, there is is none better."
(5 stars)
by (April 18, 2015)

"I love Dr Bistrain.. Very gentle and caring"
(5 stars)
by (April 11, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain's the BEST!"
(5 stars)
by (April 10, 2015)

"Great service as always"
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2015)

"Your office staff has always been Wonderful too me. Thank you"
(5 stars)
by (March 28, 2015)

"Great dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (March 27, 2015)

"As pleasant as a trip to the dentist could possible be! Lovely people. Good teeth."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2015)

"Excellent service and very helpful and courteous. Best dentist in the area."
(5 stars)
by (March 13, 2015)

"Great dentist - great office - great people. Careful work, responsive to questions and concerns."
(5 stars)
by (March 10, 2015)

"No waiting."
(5 stars)
by (March 04, 2015)

"As usual my appointment for a crown went very smoothly. Antonio takes care to make the process as painless and as easy as possible."
(5 stars)
by (March 04, 2015)

"Always a pleasure to see Doctor Bistrain. He tells you what he's doing (good for nervous types), is precise and on-time, friendly, and provides the best results I've ever had from a dentist."
(5 stars)
by (February 23, 2015)

"Dr. Bistrain is the BEST dentist in California pain free just how I like it. Keep up the good work! :-)"
(5 stars)
by (February 18, 2015)

"Great! As usual."
(5 stars)
by (February 18, 2015)

"My tooth is as good as new after I broke it! Thank you Dr. Bistrain!"
(5 stars)
by (February 18, 2015)

"Great experience. Very professional and knowledgeable service."
(5 stars)
by (February 17, 2015)

"Great dental skills, great assistant, but noisy office. Receptionist (loud) chatter constantly. Some is business - phone call reminders, etc - but a lot personal. From visits, can piece together her personal business re her daughter, her credit, her mother -- you name it!"
(4 stars)
by (February 14, 2015)

"Antonio is a true craftsman. When he is at the chair, i have the clear sense that he is spending the time and thought and careful attention required to do good dental work, and yet his prices are fair. The last dentist i had was formulaic, fast, and 3 out of 4 fillings he did for me fell out over the course of two years."
(5 stars)
by (February 04, 2015)

"Had a great dental cleaning. How sad that such a wonderful person will leave your office in the none-too-distant future. Ed Silva/"
(5 stars)
by (January 29, 2015)

"Easy scheduling, very friendly staff, excellent service for both adults and kids."
(5 stars)
by (January 28, 2015)

"Since I started visiting Dr. Bistraun's practice my oral hygiene has improved significantly. This is thanks to the Dr. guidance and excellent care. I appreciate the friendly environment and thorough examination and treatment, and preventative care.."
(5 stars)
by (January 28, 2015)

"Super friendly people,and patient to give thorough explanations!"
(5 stars)
by (January 28, 2015)

"My visit is always a non-event! Which is good, since it is a dentist appt."
(5 stars)
by (January 24, 2015)

"Don't have many to compare him to, so don't really know what "average" would mean. I appreciate that he explains what's going on as he's doing it, gives a warning before starting."
(4 stars)
by (January 24, 2015)

"Absolutely 100% prompt, pleasant and highest level of professional care of my mouth. This excellent care was demonstrated, about 20 years ago, on my first visit to Dr.'s Bistrain clinic, and itdid not change until today."
(5 stars)
by (January 21, 2015)

"Awesome dentist office all around! Gentle and kind. Has great up-to-date office equipment. I have tried quite a few dentist in the East Bay area and Dr. Bistrain is far and away the best. Easy to get an appointment and great office staff. Dr. Bistrain does not try to upsell you services you don't need. This is a great Dentist office! My adult son and daughter have also gone to Dr. Bistrain and had the same experience."
(5 stars)
by (January 20, 2015)

"As always, excellent!!!! Friendly, professional service and thorough care."
(5 stars)
by (January 20, 2015)

"Professional, kind and you feel like hanging out there a little longer after your appointment!"
(5 stars)
by (January 15, 2015)

"Despite all the dental issues I had due to deferred care, my first visit was the most pleasant dentist visit I've ever experienced. And Dr. Bistrain was very good about explaining the restorative work that would be required and how we could approach it."
(5 stars)
by (January 14, 2015)

"Always well cared for Thank you"
(5 stars)
by (January 14, 2015)

"Still working on a tooth cap and the process has been just perfect to my needs. I am a happy camper!"
(5 stars)
by (January 13, 2015)

"Thanks for another great, easy dentist visit"
(5 stars)
by (December 21, 2014)

"It was great, as usual!"
(5 stars)
by (December 16, 2014)

"Stellar and a dental artist, best dentist ever!"
(5 stars)
by (December 12, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain combines compassion and outstanding skill. I'd recommend him (and have) to anyone looking for a dentist."
(5 stars)
by (December 10, 2014)

"Tony is the best dentist that I have ever had."
(5 stars)
by (December 09, 2014)

"Great and attentive service provided. Friendly office. Always a pleasure."
(5 stars)
by (December 03, 2014)

"My care was excellent as always."
(5 stars)
by (November 22, 2014)

"Visiting this office is always easy, painless, and I dare say fun! The staff is always friendly, and Dr Bistrain is a very good healthcare provider."
(5 stars)
by (November 19, 2014)

"Timely pleasant and professional."
(5 stars)
by (November 18, 2014)

"excellent service for many years. fast, gentle cleaning and efficient help with more major problems."
(5 stars)
by (November 11, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is always polite, efficient, friendly and professional. Great find - I'd highly recommend him!"
(5 stars)
by (November 11, 2014)

"I got a great cleaning, and the x-rays revealed a hidden cavity, so I've scheduled for a crown. My advice: don't be afraid of x-rays! Dr. Bistrain and his staff take great care of their patients. I always feel like my mouth is in good hands there!"
(5 stars)
by (November 05, 2014)

"Always does a great job, quickly."
(5 stars)
by (October 31, 2014)

"Courteous, friendly, professional, I got a good feeling about the service."
(5 stars)
by (October 22, 2014)

"I'm very grateful for Dr. Bistrain. He shows great care and concern for the well being of his patients, wanting to provide to them the best Dental experience possible, which he does do."
(5 stars)
by (October 22, 2014)

"When I visit Dr. Bistrain he and all of his office staff are friendly and the atmosphere is personal. Dr. Bistrain takes care to avoid discomfort, listens very well and really motivates one to take good care of their teeth by explaining the reasons for doing so in an understanding and interesting way. He often does the cleaning himself and to date all the work that he has done in my mouth has been good."
(5 stars)
by (October 17, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is an extraordinary physician with both his dental skills, covering many aspects of tooth and gum care, as well as his professionally intimate communication with, and knowledge of, each patient and their life condition. His lifelong love of dentistry, and education and training in dental-skills, is constantly being supplemented by study and research. We have worked with him for many years, as we age (I'm 86), and have recommended him to family and friends (some of whom were fearful of "dentists" until receiving his medical care). He is especially excellent in his attention to preventative self-caring steps with patient."
(5 stars)
by (October 11, 2014)

"I've been going to Dr. Bistrain for all my dental needs for over 15 years and plan to continue to do so. Now what does that say about him ? I can also mention the attentive staff with the same review. If in doubt...give him a call. Never an obligation."
(5 stars)
by (October 11, 2014)

"The best Dental care and service, by the best people."
(5 stars)
by (October 09, 2014)

"I just got my teeth cleaned and it went fine."
(5 stars)
by (October 03, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is always nice and pleasant. I love the office. He talks through the procedures to assure you that everything is ok."
(5 stars)
by (September 24, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are amazing! Always helpful, always kind, and have gone above and beyond to make sure I am comfortable and happy with the results. Thank you so much!"
(5 stars)
by (September 20, 2014)

"I've been seeing Antonio for quite a few years. He has always been gentle and sensitive to any pain I may experience and responsive to feedback and questions. He's also great at working with my insurance and helping me plan ahead to get the most from my plan. I work with students at UC Berkeley and am always happy to recommend him to incoming graduate students--especially international students who may be overwhelmed with choices when they begin."
(4 stars)
by (September 16, 2014)

"I have had this DDS for over 15 years. If your a scary cat like my self Dr. Bistrain is who you want to see."
(5 stars)
by (September 04, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrane has been my dentist forover 2 years. I'm more than satisfied; I'm very happy to be a patient here because my experience has been so positive. The office is very professional and still has a personal touch. The work done on my teeth has been totally satisfactory. In my opinion, this is a great dental practice, and I'm very glad I changed dentists. Thank you, Dr. Bistrane, and Nancy and Juana!"
(5 stars)
by (September 02, 2014)

"Wonderful visit. She was so great, so professional and so caring. We both share someone with Alzheimer's symptoms and shared the laughs that come with the experience. While debilitating, the disease does not rob the patient of all the good moments of life. We shared the good and understood that the bad is down the road. I look forward very much to my next appointment. Ed Silva."
(5 stars)
by (August 30, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is always caring and professional and even cleans my teeth with extra care! He is a very conscientious dentist that I would recommend."
(5 stars)
by (August 29, 2014)

"excellent as usual. very skilled provider with attention to detail."
(5 stars)
by (August 26, 2014)

"I was seen promptly. My teeth cleaning experience was a good one thanks to the expert care by Linda, the dental hygienist. Dr. Bistrain and his staff are both skilled and caring."
(5 stars)
by (August 20, 2014)

"Antonio is a great dentist who makes you feel at ease during visits."
(5 stars)
by (August 15, 2014)

"Dealt with a dental emergency quickly and with excellent results"
(5 stars)
by (August 15, 2014)

"Very friendly office. Compassionate, empathetic staff. Dr Bistrain does excellent work with your comfort always in mind."
(5 stars)
by (August 13, 2014)

"Predictable excellence...it's the reason he's my dentist. Also, the warm friendly welcome you get from Mrs. Dr. Bistrain and staff. I highly recommend him. If you're looking for a dentist, you need look no more."
(5 stars)
by (August 12, 2014)

"Doctor Bistrain always keeps me informed about my dental health and what needs to be attended to. Nancy is fun to see when I show up and keeps me on track for my future appointments. Last but not least, Juana is pleasant, professional and like the rest of the team makes me feel at ease during my visits. I would recommend "Team Bistrain" to anyone, period!"
(5 stars)
by (August 10, 2014)

"As always, Dr. Bistrain provided excellent treatment with a stellar "bedside" manner. The whole staff is a delight to work with."
(5 stars)
by (August 09, 2014)

"I love Dr. Bistrain he make going to the dentist a lot less painful then pass experience."
(5 stars)
by (August 06, 2014)

"grreat!"
(5 stars)
by (August 05, 2014)

"Attention to detail. Answers all questions with clear mastery of the field. Great dentist. All the staff is very friendly and will always look out for the patient first. Real quality people."
(5 stars)
by (August 01, 2014)

"I have had great experiences with Dr. Bistrain. He always does a great job, and is not trying to push products, or procedures. I know I will get an honest consultation and that he has my best interest in mind. His staff is great, have nothing bad I could say about this establishment."
(5 stars)
by (July 30, 2014)

"I have been a patient of Dr. Bistrains for over 15 year's. He is a dentist that put his patients first."
(5 stars)
by (July 26, 2014)

"As usual Dr. Bistro in did a fine job on my filling and was especially accommodating toy being really late."
(5 stars)
by (July 18, 2014)

"It's always very friendly, professional. The office is clean, there is no waiting time."
(5 stars)
by (July 16, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is very concerned to make your dental experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible. I especially recommend him for his thoroughness and attention to detail. His aide, Juana, is very supportive."
(5 stars)
by (July 11, 2014)

"Excellent, thorough, pleasant, the best for anyone who cares about his or her teeth."
(5 stars)
by (July 01, 2014)

"I am an extremely satisfied, long time patient of Dr. Bistrain. His staff is professional and friendly, the office is super clean and modern. I do not hesitate to give Dr. Bistrain and his staff the highest possible recommendation."
(5 stars)
by (June 29, 2014)

"Excellent experience in that cleaning was quick and painless. Don't have any other recent experience to compare it to. I appreciate that Dr. Bistrain explains what he's doing, what he sees in my mouth."
(5 stars)
by (June 17, 2014)

"Just had another positive DDS experience at Dr. Bistrain's. It was on time (WOW) very professional and service and communication was great. I would recommend Dr. Bistrain to anyone needing a great Dentist"
(5 stars)
by (June 10, 2014)

"Excellent cleaning and care, as always. I appreciate how friendly everyone is."
(5 stars)
by (May 23, 2014)

"Another wonderful visit with Dr. Bistrain."
(5 stars)
by (May 20, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is always punctual, kind, funny and professional. We are thrilled to have such a great dentist"
(5 stars)
by (May 17, 2014)

"Greatest dentist ever been to !! Great staff, fast, professional, knowledgeable and cordial, works with kids and most important Dr. Bistrain keeps the pain to a minimum."
(5 stars)
by (May 07, 2014)

"Dr Bistrain was very responsive to my anxiety that the pain in my jaw might indicate a serious side effect of a drug I am taking. He saw me the same day I called, he took xrays, tested my teeth in the area in various ways, probed my gums and did everything possible to make sure my teeth and jaw were perfectly OK. He then asked me if I was wearing my night guard faithfully which I had to confess I was not. He said the pain was from grinding my teeth. I appreciate very much his professional expertise and his caring response to my fear."
(5 stars)
by (May 06, 2014)

"Great dental care !"
(5 stars)
by (May 06, 2014)

"Dr Bistrain and all staff are courteous, conscientious and pleasant. Excellent work too."
(5 stars)
by (May 03, 2014)

"Competent, efficient, thorough, and painless. Dr. Bistrain's the best!"
(5 stars)
by (April 29, 2014)

"excellent!!"
(5 stars)
by (April 22, 2014)

"Your format is way to long. I want to continue to be your patient. I am 80. I do not need extras. Just cleaning service. No x-rays, no exams, no other. Can do? If you agree, we can continue our business relationship. Ed. Silva."
(5 stars)
by (April 12, 2014)

"Great hygienist! I need to keep my dental expenses simple. At age 80, expensive procedures are not necessary save for emergencies. I want to maintain a cleaning service only unless you can tell me, honestly, that there is an imminent emergency. Thanks. Ed. PD Really like your service but I need to keep my expenses in check given that I have NO insurance. Hope that you understand."
(5 stars)
by (April 12, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is wonderful! I was recommended to him from 2 different co-workers and I'm so glad that I listened to them! I have a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist and he made me feel so comfortable and at ease from my very first visit. Everyone in the office is so pleasant and welcoming! I would give them 10 stars, if I could!"
(5 stars)
by (April 11, 2014)

"Doctor Bistrain's assistant has a very light touch. She let's you know what's going to happen, and cares to minimize discomfort, even when placing x-ray film. Doctor Bistrain is courteous, knowledgeable, and very thorough. Plus, he get's to know his patients."
(5 stars)
by (April 04, 2014)

"Always kind and friendly. And, the work you do is absolutely top notch. I have been a patient for many years and have no intention of changing."
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2014)

"My only complaint is that the sound of sharpening the instruments is grating to my ears like fingernails on a chalkboard. Please sharpen them in another room or have them sharpened prior to the patients arrival."
(4 stars)
by (March 27, 2014)

"FANTASTIC: i chipped a molar and fortunately Dr. Bistrain was able to get me in immediately. Said the tooth needed a cap. Froze the jaw, ground down the remaining tooth, took and impression, filled-in a temporary and within two weeks will have a gold cap and therefore saved the tooth. I left the office at 2:30 p.m. and from all the procedure--had no discomfort--at all and after the freezing elapsed ate dinner at 5:30 as if nothing had happened. I was impressed with the doctors skill as a dentist and most impressed with the friendly , personable, and upbeat attitude of the whole staff. Thanks again Dr. Bistrain, Lawrence of Berkeley California"
(5 stars)
by (March 26, 2014)

"Awesome. Very professional and the staff make you feel at him"
(5 stars)
by (March 22, 2014)

"excellent as always!"
(5 stars)
by (March 19, 2014)

"As always Dr Bisbrain is the best!! Passionate about his work, caring and professional."
(5 stars)
by (March 11, 2014)

"Excellent dental treatment was provided during my visit."
(5 stars)
by (March 10, 2014)

"As always, Dr. Bistrain provided pain-free and thorough dental care. He is extremely professional, competent, and has a wonderful 'bedside' manner."
(5 stars)
by (March 07, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain is clearly the best dentist I have ever visited (and I have been to many over the years). His skills are impeccable, his demeanor friendly, and his knowledge of dentistry superb. What more can one ask for when visiting a dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (March 04, 2014)

"Never have to wait"
(5 stars)
by (February 26, 2014)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are very professional and courteous. They have great experience. They obviously care about their patients and are passionate about dentistry."
(5 stars)
by (February 24, 2014)

"The best dentist I have had the pleasure of being a patient."
(5 stars)
by (February 15, 2014)

"I got a new crown and all aspects of it worked out very well."
(5 stars)
by (February 13, 2014)

"Dr Bistrain is a great dentist. Efficient well run office. He's very personable and I trust him to only do work that needs to be done."
(5 stars)
by (January 14, 2014)

"Dr.Bistrain really cares about your wellbeing. He does his best to keep your mouth in good health."
(5 stars)
by (January 11, 2014)

"Always great personal service by Dr. Bistrain! He's friendly, knowledgeable and capable."
(5 stars)
by (January 11, 2014)

"Thank you, Dr. Bistrain & Juana, for a gentle & very effective filling procedure yesterday. The new filling looks great. I appreciate how you kept me informed of each step as you were performing the treatment."
(5 stars)
by (January 07, 2014)

"Great service as usual, no pressure. On time service."
(5 stars)
by (December 18, 2013)

"i never expected to say a visit to the dentist was an excellent experience but this was true at Dr. Bistrain's. Appointment was on time and work performed was very professional and with a great personnel interface. i would recommend DR Bistrain to anyone needing Dental work."
(5 stars)
by (December 17, 2013)

"Love Dr. Bistrain and his staff. Very welcoming and supportive. I love that when I'm there, they explain everything that's going to happen so I can calm down. They are very vigilant in making sure I'm comfortable. I feel very safe in their hands. Many, many thanks. Lori"
(5 stars)
by (November 20, 2013)

"I got through a crown in record time with no undue discomfort."
(5 stars)
by (November 20, 2013)

"Great as usual."
(5 stars)
by (November 17, 2013)

"Replaced a crown that had developed a cavity. smooth as silk. Very thoughtful and friendly service."
(5 stars)
by (November 15, 2013)

"Awesome, caring and gentle team."
(5 stars)
by (November 13, 2013)

"Too rough!"
(3 stars)
by (November 08, 2013)

"I had a pretty sensitive tooth (hot/cold) and Dr. Bistrain did some work and now the tooth is fine."
(5 stars)
by (November 07, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain is by far the most competent dentist I've met. He is caring, works fast with a focus on minimal pain for the patient and keeps you current on what he is doing at all times. He is truly invested and knowledgeable in dental care and surgery with a focus and patience towards his patients well being. 10+ stars for the dental pain I've been spared."
(5 stars)
by (October 30, 2013)

"My dentist in Orange County, CA, recommended Doctor Bistrain to me when I told him about my plan to move to Berkeley. However, It was really difficult for me to meet and trust a new dentist, but Doctor Bistrain, with his positive and supportive personality, made it all to happen so naturally and organically. It has been only a year since I first met Doctor Bistrain, but I feel like I have been his patient for a long time. Thank you Doctor Bistrain for all you have done for me. -Mary"
(5 stars)
by (October 30, 2013)

"Dr Bistrain is a solid dentist would does a careful job for regular maintenance visits and did a great job with my crown. I feel in good hands when he takes care of me."
(5 stars)
by (October 21, 2013)

"I am so grateful that a friend recommended Dr. Bistrain fourteen years ago. He is the best - really loves what he is doing and cares about his patients. He has always been readily available when I've had emergencies, taking care of the problem and even following up with a call. I always feel comfortable in his office and would recommend him to anyone (my daughter and granddaughter even come from San Francisco to see him)."
(5 stars)
by (October 20, 2013)

"Prompt, pleasant and painless!"
(5 stars)
by (October 19, 2013)

"Bistrain is an excellent dentist."
(5 stars)
by (October 19, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain is friendly, attentive to detail, and speedy. I couldn't ask for a better dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (October 09, 2013)

"Always are wonderful experience, though next time I need xrays or additional things done could you let me know ahead of time, so I can be better prepared financially. Thanks for your great work, I appreciate it very much:) Vanessa"
(5 stars)
by (September 25, 2013)

"I always recommend Dr. Bistrain to my friends and family. I have been a happy customer for a couple of decades now."
(5 stars)
by (September 25, 2013)

"Dr Bistrain offers great professional service in the pleasant setting with an efficient well-trained staff of nice people."
(5 stars)
by (September 10, 2013)

"Work was performed satisfactorily and thoroughly."
(4 stars)
by (September 10, 2013)

"I have never met such a caring and thoughtful DDS. Thank you Dr.Bistrain and family staff."
(5 stars)
by (September 07, 2013)

"No waiting and in and out quickly."
(5 stars)
by (August 26, 2013)

"Always a great experience at Dr. Bistrain's. He and his staff are kind, helpful and extremely good at what they do. Very efficient, too. One is in and out pretty quickly, just like they plan it."
(5 stars)
by (August 22, 2013)

"I called before they opened with a toothache. They said they were booked but were able to fit me in."
(5 stars)
by (August 22, 2013)

"Thank you for a great visit!"
(5 stars)
by (August 21, 2013)

"Caring, concerned, competent!"
(5 stars)
by (August 17, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff were wonderful with me and my 2 children, boys ages 10 and 17. I think they received much more thorough care compared to "Pediatric Dentistry" practice where they previously received dental care."
(5 stars)
by (August 14, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain is an outstanding dentist with a warm, accessible "dentist chair-side" manner."
(5 stars)
by (August 13, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain continues to be a fantastic dentist in terms of his knowledge of the field, his gentle chair side demeanor , his thoroughness, and his manual dexterity. I feel fortunate to have found such a caring, competent dentist. He is a credit to the profession."
(5 stars)
by (August 06, 2013)

"Thanks for the quick and painless filling!"
(5 stars)
by (August 03, 2013)

"Once again, as every time, an appointment with Dr. Bistrain, and his dental staff, is a reminder of his excellence as a dental physician. His dental procedures are technically superb, for many of which services he has received advanced training. His overall concern for dental health, for self and family, is outstanding. I do not associate the dreaded word "pain" with his work; he rarely, if ever, even involves "discomfort." Many friends, over the years, who have lived in fear of going-to-the-dentist, have found the experience of his care excellent, to the extent of even introducing some regularity of cleanings, and care for appropriate times, into their thinking. There is none better."
(5 stars)
by (July 31, 2013)

"excellent"
(5 stars)
by (July 31, 2013)

"As usual, excellent!"
(5 stars)
by (July 14, 2013)

"Excellent service"
(5 stars)
by (June 29, 2013)

"excellent service. very professional and friendly."
(5 stars)
by (June 27, 2013)

"I have been a patient of Dr. Bistrain's for a number of years and have found his services excellent. He explains each procedure he is going to perform and is very meticulous with his work. In addition to the excellent service, the offices are extremely clean and if you are on time, you do not have to wait for your appointment."
(5 stars)
by (June 24, 2013)

"Quick, competent, and painless. Glad I found Dr Bistrain and his staff."
(5 stars)
by (June 13, 2013)

"Excellent dentist. I have gone to Dr. Bistrain for nearly 20 years. The only dentist I trust. He looks for what should be done as oppose to what he can do."
(5 stars)
by (June 13, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain is wonderful dentist. He does a thorough cleaning and gives personal service to his patients. He also does great work for special procedures. I've had two root canals on back teeth and veneers for my badly chipped front teeth. He is careful to avoid unnecessary pain and expense."
(5 stars)
by (June 13, 2013)

"I never have any problems with Antonio Bistrain as my dentist. I can even fall asleep."
(5 stars)
by (June 13, 2013)

"This office makes every effort to see you quickly when a dental emergency comes up. I appreciate their concern,'"
(4 stars)
by (June 09, 2013)

"Very rough. A bit more gemtle cleaning would go a long way..."
(3 stars)
by (June 08, 2013)

"Painless, efficient work."
(5 stars)
by (May 29, 2013)

"A visit with Dr. Bistrain is always very good. He comments on what I need to do (or have done) & takes great care of me. Thanks!"
(5 stars)
by (May 24, 2013)

"Perfect combination of kindness and competence!"
(5 stars)
by (May 22, 2013)

"So thorough. So happy Awesome"
(5 stars)
by (May 18, 2013)

"I continue to be impressed with Dr. Bistrain and his staff. They are such professionals; very knowledgeable and personable. I appreciate that they provide a reminder phone call, and that they keep their appointments on time. I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain to anyone looking for an excellent dentist."
(5 stars)
by (May 14, 2013)

"It has been a good experience."
(4 stars)
by (May 14, 2013)

"I have the highest confidence in Dr. Bistrain and his staff and I will continue to recommend him to everyone I know!"
(5 stars)
by (May 11, 2013)

"The root canal surgery went well. There was no fracture or decay under the crown. Dr. Ho indicated that the soreness is temporary and that I should wait until it is over before getting the cap fixed. I'm glad it is over and that the tooth appears to be saved."
(5 stars)
by (May 03, 2013)

"Great dentist! Always courteous, friendly, on time, professional. Staff does an excellent job of sending out reminders and making accommodations that will work into your schedule."
(1 stars)
by (May 03, 2013)

"As usual I enjoyed seeing the team and the procedure was smooth and efficient."
(5 stars)
by (May 02, 2013)

"Excellent personal attention"
(5 stars)
by (May 01, 2013)

"Excellent experience"
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2013)

"Excellent experience"
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2013)

"Excellent experience"
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2013)

"Excellent experience"
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2013)

"Excellent experience"
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2013)

"Friendly staff,very good service."
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2013)

"Highly recommended!"
(5 stars)
by (April 17, 2013)

"Outstanding care by Dr. Bistrain and his staff."
(5 stars)
by (April 09, 2013)

"Antonio is as alarmed at the idea of causing me pain as I am at the idea of experiencing it--gotta love that in a dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2013)

"Thorough, prompt, friendly, and painless, seeing Dr. Bistrain actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure!"
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2013)

"Very welcoming, does everything possible to make the experience the best."
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2013)

"I've been with Dr. Bistrain since I moved to the Bay Area more than 10 years ago. His office is peaceful and well ordered, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the care they and Dr. Bistrain provide is superb. He surrounds himself with a network of colleagues who provide specialty services with the same level of competence. I trust Dr. Bistrain and highly value the care I receive from his practice."
(5 stars)
by (March 26, 2013)

"Antonio Bistrain and his staff are very thorough and professional"
(5 stars)
by (March 26, 2013)

"Excellent evaluation of present status of my teeth and gums and thorough treatment--cleaning, polishing, etc--.by Dr. Bistrain and his assistant."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2013)

"Staff is very friendly and helpful. They said I would only be there about 10 minutes and I was! Dr. Bistrain is always trying to make sure we get the best care."
(5 stars)
by (March 20, 2013)

"Very attentive staff. Highly professional service. Will return for regular dental cleaning."
(5 stars)
by (March 16, 2013)

"Competent and experienced. Generally honest in his dealings, but appears to be on the lookout for suggesting treatments, which may not necessarily be of the highest priority."
(4 stars)
by (March 06, 2013)

"I have been going to Dr. Bistrian for about 15 years. He and his staff get to know you and your particular dental needs. He is really good."
(5 stars)
by (March 04, 2013)

"the office is friendly, organized and effcient. the comfort level is high and a very important factor for me."
(5 stars)
by (March 04, 2013)

"Excellent care, professional and fair cost."
(4 stars)
by (March 02, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain is a very good dentist"
(5 stars)
by (February 22, 2013)

"Best Dentist ever"
(5 stars)
by (February 16, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain and everyone who works in his office is top notch, friendly, and helpful. I have been seeing him for years and recommend him highly."
(5 stars)
by (February 13, 2013)

"excellent - highly recommended"
(5 stars)
by (February 13, 2013)

"went well, I appreciated conservative approach to a sensitive tooth, convenient scheduling"
(5 stars)
by (February 09, 2013)

"as always. the best!"
(5 stars)
by (February 06, 2013)

"Been going to Dr. Bistrain since 1995. He has always done a great job on my teeth."
(4 stars)
by (February 03, 2013)

"My emergency office visit was handled quickly and I walked out with my teeth back to normal."
(5 stars)
by (February 01, 2013)

"Dr. Bistrain is the best dentist I have ever had. Honest and truely caring about his patients. I appreciate all he has done for me."
(5 stars)
by (January 16, 2013)

"Good work never any pain. :-)"
(5 stars)
by (January 16, 2013)

"Efficient, attentive and communicative... what else could one need in a dentist. Dr. Bistrain, Nancy and Juana were all professional and kind. Happy to have found a great dental office."
(5 stars)
by (January 11, 2013)

"Also caring, gentle and patient. Received a phone call from Dr Bistrain personally the following day of some serious procedure I had on the whole left side of my mouth. He check on how I was doing and if I needed anything... On the chair he made sure I was pain free despite the intensity of work involved. The fillings were nice and even from the first layout. Everyone in the office is friendly, down to earth and willing to help. Please Keep up the great work!"
(5 stars)
by (January 10, 2013)

"Great personal attention and care by Dr. Bistrain!"
(5 stars)
by (January 10, 2013)

"All OK. Thanks! Carolyn"
(5 stars)
by (January 09, 2013)

"What can I say? I always end up feeling as if I've spent time with friends who happen to be in the dental profession."
(5 stars)
by (January 09, 2013)

"It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Bistrain. He and his staff are friendly, efficient, and excellent."
(5 stars)
by (January 08, 2013)

"I was eating and my crown fell off. After researching all the dentists in the area, I chose Doctor Bistrain's office because of their welcoming demeanor. In addition their prices were competitive. My visit was quick, successful and the staff was very friendly. I immediately recommended him to several of my friends in the area. The crown feels as good as new."
(5 stars)
by (January 04, 2013)

"Appointment was on time and work was performed as described in an excellent fashion. I would recommend Dr. Bistrain to anyone."
(5 stars)
by (January 04, 2013)

"Patient, gentle, and lets you know exactly what he's doing during procedures. Also, the geodes are cool."
(5 stars)
by (December 23, 2012)

"very good, on time, good work."
(5 stars)
by (December 16, 2012)

"Appointment was right on time and needed work was done very professionally. All personnel were very friendly and informative. Great dental experience"
(5 stars)
by (December 15, 2012)

"Excellent, thorough, pleasant experience at the dentist. Dr. Bistrain is also very honest and will not recommend you to get any unnecessary expensive work done."
(5 stars)
by (December 15, 2012)

"very friendly staff - always accommodating and works wonders with insurance coverage"
(5 stars)
by (December 13, 2012)

"Dr Bistrain is an excellent dentist."
(5 stars)
by (December 12, 2012)

"Great work."
(5 stars)
by (December 07, 2012)

"I had a filling replaced in two of my front teeth and fell asleep during the appointment."
(5 stars)
by (November 10, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is a true professional and absolutely dedicated to you as his patient. After many less-than-wonderful experiences with other dentists over the years, I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain for his high-quality work and no funny-business."
(5 stars)
by (November 06, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain does an excellent job. Steve needs an appointment next week. He has a filling that came out. He is going out of town for a month on Friday. Tuesday?"
(5 stars)
by (November 03, 2012)

"It's hard to envision the words "enjoyable" and "dental visit" in the same sentence, but I'm going to have to do just that.Caring for the patient starts with Nancy and continues throughout every visit I've expreienced with Dr.Bistrain.To sum up, yes,my dental visits with Dr. Bistrain and his staff are enjoyable. Thanks, David Williams"
(4 stars)
by (October 31, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain does the cleaning himself, and this is very good compared to other offices where a less skilled assistant does the cleaning."
(5 stars)
by (October 30, 2012)

"I wore the device Thursday night and snored. I switched to a size 19 strap on Friday night and didn't snore. However, one strap came loose during the night because the anchor point on the device broke off. I must have swallowed the small plastic piece. I will return the device next week."
(3 stars)
by (October 27, 2012)

"usual great service. gentle cleaning and attention to detail."
(4 stars)
by (October 23, 2012)

"It's always a pleasure to visit you and have you take care of my teeth. Thank you. Tish"
(5 stars)
by (October 23, 2012)

"I checked my calendar and I have a 10 AM appointment on Oct. 25. I expect to finish by 10:45 and could drive to Berkeley in 45-50 minutes, depending on traffic. It probably would be best to schedule for 11:45 AM if that works for you. Bjorn"
(5 stars)
by (October 17, 2012)

"Doctor always explaines all procedures, gives advice how to improve the dental care."
(5 stars)
by (October 17, 2012)

"Noisy office. Receptionist has loud speaking voice, yells from desk when asking doctor questions rather than coming to door. I find this very annoying, especially when dentist has hands in my mouth! She is less than professional. Juana, dental assitance is very, very professional. Soft spoken, gentle and caring as well as skillful in her profession. Would have given five stars except for behavior of receptionist."
(3 stars)
by (October 12, 2012)

"Again, goog service as usual. Thanks much, Jeanette"
(5 stars)
by (October 12, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are the greatest."
(5 stars)
by (October 10, 2012)

"I was pleased with my teeth cleaning appointment. I'm interested in the device for teeth grinding. Is there a version that also stops snoring. The estimate I received was $270 cost for a snoring device. Can you tell me what the teeth grinding device would cost?"
(4 stars)
by (October 04, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain came to my work place to remove a bone stuck in my crown when I couldn't get to his office. It was a lifesaver for me and I am very grateful. thank you so much"
(5 stars)
by (October 02, 2012)

"Excellent dentist with great judgement , dexterity and compassion"
(5 stars)
by (September 21, 2012)

"I had to change my dentist due to relocatIng, I found them on line, they are great, no pressure, no pushing and selling products, they just do what your teeth needs. I would recomand them to any one."
(3 stars)
by (September 14, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is good dentist and his office is well run. What else can I tell you."
(5 stars)
by (September 08, 2012)

"caring, gentle, perfect work. If you're looking for a dentist I highly recommend the good dentist Bistrain"
(5 stars)
by (September 06, 2012)

"If you're looking for a competent and friendly local dentist, Dr. Bistrain is a very good bet. Handy parking, friendly staff, and a dentist who doesn't mind cleaning your teeth too!"
(4 stars)
by (August 31, 2012)

"thank you Dr. Bistrain for your help"
(5 stars)
by (August 28, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain has been my dentist for many years. He really knows his profession and stays up to date with the latest developments in dentistry. I have a sweet tooth but his friendly advice has stopped what seemed to be a perpetual problem with cavities. Everyone in the office is helpful, friendly and efficient. My family recommends Dr. Bistrain to everyone. Some of our friends have had emergencies and serious dental problems and were all quite pleased with him. I would never think of going anywhere else."
(5 stars)
by (August 28, 2012)

"Prompt, comfortable, gentle and professional examination and cleaning. Anyone who cares about his teeth should make an appointment with Dr. Bistrain and his dedicated staff."
(5 stars)
by (August 25, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is sensitive to patients needs and thorough with treatment. He is a strong advocate for preventative maintenance. He explains what he is going to do and keeps me informed during a procedure. I highly recommend him."
(5 stars)
by (August 09, 2012)

"As usual, dental hygiene with Dr. Bistrain was thorough and painless."
(5 stars)
by (August 07, 2012)

"I've been going to Dr. Bistrain for a decade, even after I moved across the bay. His office never feels rushed or crowded. It's a tranquil place. Dr. Bistrain and his associates are the nicest people I've met. To top it off, he cleans my teeth so gently, I can hardly tell he's working. Best dentist I've ever had."
(5 stars)
by (August 07, 2012)

"Wonderful conversation, extremely skilled doctor. I'm always so relaxed and comfortable when I visit Dr. Bistrain, because I know and trust that regardless of what procedure he is performing, it is always first rate."
(4 stars)
by (July 25, 2012)

"Excellent experience for my summer teeth cleaning and fix of a cracked tooth. Worth the drive from the Peninsula to Berkeley."
(4 stars)
by (July 18, 2012)

"I have had Dr. Bistrain as my dentist for several years. I appreciate his honesty as he does not over prescribe treatments."
(5 stars)
by (July 11, 2012)

"As always, my experience with Dr. Bistrain and his staff is first rate in terms of professional care and "bedside manners.""
(5 stars)
by (July 10, 2012)

"I got an excellent care in this place."
(5 stars)
by (July 05, 2012)

"Tony, you're the best! I've never had more thorough or competent care."
(5 stars)
by (June 27, 2012)

"Highly professional treatment & service, as usual. Dr. Bistrain and his staff continue to demonstrate a high standard of excellence in providing the very best dental care I have ever encountered. They can be counted on to do whatever it takes to ensure your needs are met even if it takes a little extra time than they had anticipated."
(5 stars)
by (June 27, 2012)

"I've had alot of dentists and he is the best yet. Very professional and very thorough. Answered all of my questions. Does his job very well."
(5 stars)
by (June 19, 2012)

"Your Dental Hygienist is always a delight to see and experience.."
(4 stars)
by (June 14, 2012)

"i was so happy i wasnt thinking straight. that was the best cleaning ever, love your office."
(5 stars)
by (June 12, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is amazing! After all these years of practicing he continues to provide state-of-the-art, excellent, caring, painless dentistry. I sleep better at night knowing that if I ever have a dental problem Dr. Bistrain has my back ... actually he has my mouth."
(5 stars)
by (June 05, 2012)

"My family and I have been w/ Dr. Bistrain for years. He is an excellent dentist, professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. I highly recommend him"
(5 stars)
by (June 02, 2012)

"Got my teeth cleaned. Went good. The numbing gel they have really helps."
(5 stars)
by (May 26, 2012)

"Excellent, skilled, thorough care for my teeth without doing anything unnecessary. Nice, helpful people."
(4 stars)
by (May 18, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain has been our dentist since he started and he is always friendly, caring and does great work. I think he cares more about my teeth than I do! No kidding. Great Dentist."
(5 stars)
by (May 15, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain always explains everything and I feel very comfortable in his care. My husband is fearful of dentist appointments and hadn't been to the dentist for several years. Dr. Bistrain put him at eased by explaining everything and giving him some numbing rinse. My husband thanked me for bringing him to Dr. Bistrain."
(5 stars)
by (May 05, 2012)

"I have absolute faith in the quality of the care I get with Dr. Bistrain. It is obvious that he takes pride in his work, and his patients benefit from his attention to detail and artistry in matching colors. He is gentle and informative."
(5 stars)
by (May 04, 2012)

"Great! Always professional and caring outstanding service."
(5 stars)
by (May 03, 2012)

"My filling fell out, I called him and he fit me right in the next day, did a very nice job, overall just excellent!"
(5 stars)
by (May 01, 2012)

"I would highly recommend Dr. Bistrain without a single reservation. He and his staff are extremely competent in both routine and problem-shooting care, and the front desk staff are very helpful in explaining and anticipating costs ahead of time. The best experience I have ever had with a dentist's office!"
(5 stars)
by (April 26, 2012)

"Very friendly, thorough and personal service!"
(5 stars)
by (April 25, 2012)

"One does not usually enjoy a trip to the dentist. Dr. Bistrain's practice is an exception. He and his staff are not only most competent, they are welcoming and patient friendly"
(5 stars)
by (April 20, 2012)

"Dr Bistrain provides state of the art dental care. He and his staff are very professional but friendly and pleasant to be with while sitting with mouth open. I give him my highest recommendation."
(4 stars)
by (April 19, 2012)

"This time, I had a been "crowned" with a new protection over a broken tooth. I cannot imagine a nicer visit to a dentist. I was treated like a queen and felt very comfortable all along the two visit treatment. I am so grateful that such a considerate highly proffessional dentist, like Dr. Antonio Bistrain is taking care of the health of our mouths."
(5 stars)
by (April 19, 2012)

"DR. BISTRAINS SKILLS FAR EXCEED WHAT I HAD EVER HAD FROM OTHER DENTISTS. HIS WORK IS TOP NOTCH, HIS MANNER GENTLE, HIS ATTITUDE SO POSITIVE , HIS STAFF REFLECTS THE SAME ATTITUDE AND AS A MATTER OF FACT I HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AS DR. BISTRAIN WAS WORKING ON ME.. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO FIND A DENTISTS SO SKILLED AND WANT OTHER PEOPLE LIVING IN OR NEAR BERKELEY, THAT WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE DR. BISTRAIN IN OUR AREA. I'LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER DENTISTS AS LONG AS HE IS IN BUSINESS. THANK YOU DR. BISTRAIN, LAWRENCE"
(5 stars)
by (April 17, 2012)

"Dr Bistrain and his team have always provided quality care. I really like that he performs routine cleanings himself as he seems much more aware of what is going on with my teeth. He is also very interested in preventative care and doesn't try to sell operations."
(5 stars)
by (April 15, 2012)

"It's actually a pleasure to visit your office. You are friendly, patient and concerned. Thank you for all your help. Tish and Sam"
(4 stars)
by (April 15, 2012)

"my kids love Dr. Bistrain!"
(5 stars)
by (April 10, 2012)

"Excellent personal and technical services. A pleasure to go to the dentists"
(4 stars)
by (April 04, 2012)

"Whether handling emergency (a tooth cracked on an unpopped popcorn kernel) or a routine teeth-cleaning, Dr. Bistrain and his staff have always taken care of me quickly and competently."
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2012)

"thank you very good as always"
(5 stars)
by (April 03, 2012)

"I've been going to doctor Bisrtain for many years. I find his knowledge to be vast. He's always helped me with any dental issue I've had. I highly recommend him."
(5 stars)
by (March 30, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain has been my dentist for many years. He does excellent work and is very professional. He is also very nice and take personal interest in his patients. I highly recommend him and his practice!"
(5 stars)
by (March 27, 2012)

"Many years a patient, I have always received carefull care, attention, courtesy and kindness from Dr Bistrain and staff."
(5 stars)
by (March 26, 2012)

"I have been a patient of Dr. Bistrain for quite some time and appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of his entire staff. I also appreciate their timeliness. They are always punctual, which shows they value my time as well as their own. Dr. Bistrain is an excellend Dentist and I would recommend him without hesitation."
(4 stars)
by (March 26, 2012)

"Most gentle and considerate dentist I have ever experienced and I am 75 years old and have my own natural teeth!"
(5 stars)
by (March 25, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is very good at what he does and everyone in the office is kind and friendly. He fitted me for a crown years ago and it's always worked without issue."
(5 stars)
by (March 24, 2012)

"Dear All: At 89, I don't have many teeth left and the good Doctor treats every one of them like an endangered species. I'm happy to report that they are all doing very well under his expert care!"
(5 stars)
by (March 23, 2012)

"I've been a patient of Dr. Bistrain before he started his own practice and have never thought of changing dentists. He is thorough, professional, friendly, and is keen on preventative care. While no one wants to have to go back to the dentist, he has taken care of problems before they could become serious. He treats his patients as individuals and is never nagging in his advice. His staff is always congenial and thorough and it makes a visit to the dentist like stopping in to see friends."
(5 stars)
by (March 23, 2012)

"I always feel well cared for by Dr. Bistrain and his expert staff."
(5 stars)
by (March 23, 2012)

"I always feel well cared for by Dr. Bistrain and his expert staff."
(5 stars)
by (March 23, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is in every way a first rate dentist."
(5 stars)
by (March 22, 2012)

"I have been seeing Dr. Bistrain for over 10 years for a variety of dental needs. He and his staff are extremely professional, friendly and always on time. Highly recommended."
(5 stars)
by (March 22, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is caring and gentle. He explains everything and is genuinely concerned about his patients. I don't even mind going to the dentist. That says it all!"
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"I love Dr. Bistrain and staff. They are very gentle and make it as painless as possible."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"Dr Bistrain is one of the best dentists there is. He is proactive and thorough in the care of my teeth, gums and oral health. I have actually received compliments on my teeth!"
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are top notch at creating comfort while keeping dental visits, whether a routine cleaning or a more involved procedure, entirely professional. Dr. Bistrain's practice is achieves what's rare in business, particularly in healthcare; the understanding that his patients are people rather than clients. I only wish I could stay with his practice."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain has been our family dentist for more than 10 years. He and his staff are caring and as pain free as possible...that's a big deal for me, I hate pain! My kids ages 5, 6, 8, love going to the dentist and get excited when it's time...something I can't relate to at all :-) Dr. Bistrain is thoughtful and works hard to help stay within the insurance budget and minimize out-of-pocket expenses something else I totally appreciate. The office is comfortable, convenient and parking is FREE..IN BERKELY! I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain for adults and their families."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"My whole family, husband, daughter, parents and brother have all used Dr. Bistrain for our dental work for many years now. He is very kind, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain all procedures and options. His gentle manner makes him good with children as well. His staff is friendly and responsive. I can't recommend him highly enough. His office is very conveniently located with parking on the premises or across the street."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain stands as an example to others in dentistry. I would, and have, referred people to him and will again in the future. David Williams"
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain is an honest and careful dentist who will always tell you the truth and not try to get you to do things that are not necessary. I drive out from san francisco just because of that."
(5 stars)
by (March 21, 2012)

"Very professional and thorough. Very personable and accommodating. I would recommend Dr. Bistrain without hesitation."
(5 stars)
by (March 10, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain's office is an excellent place to visit for dental care. The doctor and the office are welcoming, the doctor's professionalism and skill are outstanding."
(5 stars)
by (March 01, 2012)

"Dr. Bistrain and Staff provided professional care as always in my 15 plus years of oral dental care."
(5 stars)
by (February 22, 2012)

"MY EXPERIENCE COULDN'T BE BETTER. DR. BISTRAINS SKILL LEVEL IS THE BEST. THE ATTITUDE OF THE WHOLE STAFF IS UPBEAT; FRIENDLY, CHEERFUL AND PERSONABLE."
(5 stars)
by (February 18, 2012)

"The hygienist who does the teeth cleaning at Dr. Bistrain's office is excellent. She's the best at her job that I have encountered and I've been going to dentists for a long time. Each time I have met with her I have felt nothing close to discomfort much less pain."
(5 stars)
by (February 17, 2012)

"Very professional office staff. Friendly, approachable and informed. I am always told what the procedure is going to entail. I rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes. Happy Patient JR"
(4 stars)
by (February 10, 2012)

"I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain. He is a top notch dentist and very gentle while examining my teeth. His staff is wonderful, friendly and competent."
(5 stars)
by (February 02, 2012)

"Caring,patient comfort is his approach.I could not receive better."
(5 stars)
by (January 26, 2012)

"hard to jump up and down with joy about any dental experience but I am aways satisfied with the care I receive and the pleasant people."
(5 stars)
by (December 20, 2011)

"Dr Bistrain is a great dentist, thorough, precise and knows how to complete isurance paperwork for minimal hassle and cost. he's a niners fan so I'm not given him the last half a star cus my Raiders are sucking cheese trough a straw."
(4 stars)
by (December 19, 2011)

"First visit - very impressed with staff and Dr. Bistrain"
(5 stars)
by (December 10, 2011)

"Very comfortable and complete job. Thank you."
(5 stars)
by (December 08, 2011)

"Very caring dentist--very quick and comfortable work."
(5 stars)
by (December 07, 2011)

"As always, the office is very clean, the staff is very friendly and caring, the appoitment is always on time. The treatment was practically pain free, and I feel great after coming home."
(5 stars)
by (December 05, 2011)

"It seems strange to mention "enjoyable" when one speaks of going to the dentist, but Dr. Bistrain has a way of making oral hygiene just that; enjoyable."
(5 stars)
by (December 05, 2011)

"He's a nice guy. He has a great staff. They do excellent work."
(5 stars)
by (October 13, 2011)

"This visit I came with a mild complaint and concern for one tooth. Physical examination, periodic x-rays, and cleaning revealed soft tissue and root sensitivity rather than dental problem. Care and service was expeditious as usual by Dr. Bistrain and his staff. Good gor another 4 months."
(4 stars)
by (October 08, 2011)

"Competent, able, painless, sensitive to his patients' concerns. He's great."
(5 stars)
by (October 04, 2011)

"excellent as always Dr Bistrain"
(5 stars)
by (October 04, 2011)

"Dr.Bistrain and staff, Thanks for you professional and timely services. I appreciate the good work you have done for me over the years."
(4 stars)
by (October 04, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain and staff are professional and helpful. they make going to the dentist pleasant (as pleasant as it can be)"
(4 stars)
by (October 04, 2011)

"It was a good experience as always."
(5 stars)
by (October 03, 2011)

"Dr Bistrain and his staff are wonderful! Not only was he gentle with my sensitive teeth, he genuinely cares about your dental health. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family."
(5 stars)
by (September 20, 2011)

"Great job,felt like I was having my gums and teeth massaged"
(5 stars)
by (September 16, 2011)

"Coming of long holiday weekend, I somehow chipped a tooth and needed a fast appointment to get it fixed. Dr. Bistrain's office returned my message the first morning back and I was in by noon! So grateful for that and the quick and excellent fix Dr. Bistrain did on the tooth, so I'm good to go on my vacation soon!"
(5 stars)
by (September 06, 2011)

"At all my previous appointments for a cleaning, the dentist had checked my teeth. This time, for the first time in 30 years, I had a toothache at the time of the cleaning. I told the dental hygienist. Apparently, the dentist saw that, and then refused to check my tooth. He told the dental hygienist something like the insurance wouldn't cover an exam. I think my family will be shopping for a new dentist."
(1 stars)
by (September 03, 2011)

"Excellent and friendly treatment. I actually enjoy my visits. Letitia"
(4 stars)
by (August 25, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain was, as always, professional in providing the temporary repair of a badly cracked tooth. He was clear in the permanent fix options I may pursue. He was efficient and completed the fix without pain or discomfot. Great work!"
(4 stars)
by (August 03, 2011)

"Dr, Bistrain was quick to evaluate the emergent problem and then continued with the scheduled routine visit. He x-rayed and explained and displayed the emergent problem. Then he efficiently scheduled me for a re-visit. Professional and efficicient."
(4 stars)
by (July 26, 2011)

"My visit to Dr. Bistrain was excellent as usual. He personally cleaned my teeth and inspected for a problem that I was having. He was on time and cheerful."
(5 stars)
by (June 29, 2011)

"As good as a visit to the dentist can be! Dr. B and his staff are professional, pleasant and efficient."
(5 stars)
by (June 28, 2011)

"I used to be deathly afraid of dentists. I avoided them like the plague. The dentist was always a painful and awful experience. However, after finding Dr. Bistrain's office the strangest thing has occurred: I keep all my appointments as scheduled, I do not sleep nor go into panic attacks before my appointment! In fact, I actually look forward to going to the dentist and making sure my mouth is in good health. Dr. Bistrain and his staff have been amazing; whether it be my regular cleaning or getting my cavities filled, it is always a good experience. Dr. Bistrain is always sensitive to the procedure he's performing, making sure that I'm not in too much pain, and keeping me updated on what's left to do. I cannot imagine having another dentist now."
(5 stars)
by (June 23, 2011)

"thanks for the TLC always present by everyone"
(5 stars)
by (June 20, 2011)

"I really appreciate the soft touch during the teeth cleaning. It was thorough but painless because care was taken not to catch the gums, bump, or jostle."
(5 stars)
by (June 18, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain's continued friendliness and professionalism make me happy that he's my dentist. I've had many dentists throughout my life, but Dr. Bistrain and his staff are what all dental practices should look to as a model."
(5 stars)
by (June 15, 2011)

"I appreciate Dr. Bistrain's concern for my comfort as he works. He stays alert to possible discomfort. Also, the detailed explanation of X-Rays answered several questions and just generally make me feel like a more informed participant in my own health care."
(4 stars)
by (June 12, 2011)

"I came to this appointment for a biopsy ... usually a scary procedure. Dr. Bistrain took the time to explain the procedure and to minimize my anxiety about what was going to happen. The total experience was very pleasant and was very brief. As usual, Dr. Bistrain provided an excellent treatment experience."
(5 stars)
by (June 11, 2011)

"Pros: Efficient work with the drill and pick. Extremely cautious on pain-scale, treats my gums like his babies. Cons: More expensive than my local dentist. I drive all the way from Marin for Dr Bistrain."
(5 stars)
by (June 01, 2011)

"Courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable dental service."
(5 stars)
by (June 01, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain was very mindful and gentle with this particular filling. It was a front tooth, which the shots have been in the past, very painful. He made it as comfortable as possible."
(5 stars)
by (May 25, 2011)

"I have been seeing Dr. Bistrain for many years and without exception every visit has been wonderful. How can I say that about a dental visit? It's easy because Dr. Bistrain is no ordinary dentist. Aside from being exceptionally well trained he explains procedures very clearly every step of the way. He is also personable, articulate, sensitive to your discomfort (should you have any) and highly competent. What more could you ask for in a dentist (or any doctor)."
(5 stars)
by (May 23, 2011)

"I came in with a dental problem of food getting impacted between certain teeth. Dr Bistrain solved it with his usual care and attention to detail. I always feel so well taken care of at his office, and would not want to go anywhere else."
(5 stars)
by (May 18, 2011)

"We refer all friends and family to Dr. Bistrain!"
(5 stars)
by (May 17, 2011)

"Never painful, always as relaxed as he and his staff can make you. Pleasant conversation and fast accommodating serve."
(5 stars)
by (May 16, 2011)

"Most folks probably don't think of going to the dentist as relaxing, but I found getting my teeth cleaned by Dr. Bistrain and staff was surprisingly calming -- a nice break in my hectic, stress-filled schedule. It's a mellow environment, casual-yet-professional. Folks there are warm, good-humored. I feel welcome for more than just my wallet -- when Nancy the receptionist asks how I'm doing, she actually wants to know the answer. And Dr. Bistrain usually does the cleanings himself because he genuinely enjoys getting to know his patients. I rate these guys tops for a great way to do something nice for yourself. (And my teeth look sooooo good!)"
(5 stars)
by (May 13, 2011)

"I've been going to Dr Bistrain for almost two years now and have been extremely happy with the level of service and professional conduct of the staff. They have always been right on time, very friendly and do a great job. If you're looking for a great dentist and a solid support team, look no further."
(5 stars)
by (April 26, 2011)

"Always excellent care- both the dental technician with teeth cleaning and xrays and the regular exam from Dr Bistrain. Pleasant people to be with as well. They keep me in great shape!"
(5 stars)
by (April 25, 2011)

"This was my third time having my teeth cleaned. They were able to squeeze me in with short notice which was nice. One thing I love about Dr Bistrain is they have this great numbing mouth wash that really helps if your a wuss like me when it comes to dental cleanings."
(5 stars)
by (April 21, 2011)

"Hi, Ive been going for almost 10 years now. He is the best dentist I have had in my life! I commute from SF just to see him and Juana. <3 nicole"
(5 stars)
by (April 19, 2011)

"Went in for my routine cleaning which was very relaxing experiance. I look forward to my dental cleanings twice a year. Thank you Dr. Bistrain!"
(5 stars)
by (April 19, 2011)

"Personal, dedicated, outstanding excellent care of the teeth and mouth. Highly recommend for anybody who cares about his/her teeth."
(5 stars)
by (April 14, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain has been my dentist for 10 - 12 years (longer?)so I have a lot of experience to draw from. I'd sum up my assessment by saying that since he's been my dentist, dentistry is not something I ever worry about. He will do a superb job on whatever is needed; yet will always offers to avoid or delay procedures when it safe to do so. I really appreciate that he considers the financial dimensions when he lays out options or the timing of those options. He and his staff are gentle, thorough and take a personal interest. They seem to actually care about me and about making sure I am 100% happy with their work. I recommend him unreservedly."
(5 stars)
by (April 13, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain gives exceptional service. His talent is surpassing and his touch is remarkable for his capacity to avoid pain."
(5 stars)
by (April 01, 2011)

"Excellent. Dr. Bistrain is very thorough, knowledgable and warm. The whole office is wonderful. I trust them completely."
(5 stars)
by (March 31, 2011)

"Thorough, professional and kind, Dr. Bistrain's office has it going on. I highly recommend his practice to anyone seeking dental care. He understands and respectfully acknowledges financial hardship and doesn't try to upsell you on any unnecessary services. I also felt extremely comfortable during both my cleaning and my cavity filling--a rare feat!"
(5 stars)
by (March 29, 2011)

"This guy's the best. He really knows his stuff, is genuinely concerned about his patients, and tries to address dental issues as painlessly as possible."
(5 stars)
by (March 25, 2011)

"Professional, friendly, informative"
(4 stars)
by (March 19, 2011)

"Very friendly and efficient. The most comfortable dental work I have had. I would recommend Dr Bistrain to any of my friends or family"
(5 stars)
by (March 15, 2011)

"Excellent job as usual. Thanks!"
(5 stars)
by (March 14, 2011)

"you guys do a fantastic job"
(5 stars)
by (March 09, 2011)

"I had an old crown pop off just before 5 on a Friday afternoon (of course). I called, told Dr. Bistrain I was not in pain but was nervous. He gave me the earliest time he had on Tuesday morning, then called me over the weekend to tell me he had a Monday morning cancellation if I wanted that. The whole thing took about 15 minutes; no muss, no fuss."
(4 stars)
by (March 08, 2011)

"I have very sensitive gums due to medication and I was concerned about the level of pain I might have during the cleaning. I didn't need to worry! Dr. Bistrain was very pro-active in reducing my discomfort. He gave me a mouthwash, which numbed my gums- -I am grateful- - and paid patricular attention to the amount of pressure he used during the cleaning. He also stated that if the mouthwash didn't work he would try something else. I highly recommend his services, especailly if you are dissatisfied with your current provider or you are looking for provider becasue you want to be pro-active in your dental hygiene/maintenance."
(5 stars)
by (March 02, 2011)

"I finally found a dentist that cares how he treats his patients. He is very careful to make sure you are comfortable"
(4 stars)
by (February 24, 2011)

"My recent visit to Dr. Bistrain was wonderful. I am again reminded of his caring and his competence. That is why I have been a contented patient for over 15 years."
(5 stars)
by (February 22, 2011)

"As always, I got the best service from Dr. Bistrain. He is the best dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (February 14, 2011)

"I have been a patient of Dr. Bistrain's for a number of years and have been completely satisfied with his service and with his dental assistants. He is extremely prompt, courteous and an excellent dentist."
(4 stars)
by (February 07, 2011)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are excellent. I have referred him to many of my coworkers, friends & family."
(5 stars)
by (February 07, 2011)

"From the time I walked through the door the staff was all smiles and very courteous. Entire facility was very clean. Doctor Bistrain was very gentle and explained each step. He also took the time to show me the x-ray of my teeth. Great experience!!!"
(5 stars)
by (February 04, 2011)

"please include my experience in your blogs."
(5 stars)
by (January 29, 2011)

"excellent, friendly, sensitive professional service -all around-thank you-jack"
(5 stars)
by (January 10, 2011)

"I love Dr Bistrain! He has been my dentist for nearly 10 years, and has done extensive work, from fillings to crowns to root canals. I feel very grateful in being able to trust his meticulous yet gentle approach. I highly recommend him."
(5 stars)
by (January 10, 2011)

"I am confident that Dr. Bistrain does a complete and excellent job on my teeth."
(4 stars)
by (January 10, 2011)

"I'm usually terrified of the dentist, but after my last experience with Dr. Bistrain I even managed to keep my appointment on time! This time Linda took care of me since it was a routine cleaning. Like my last experience, she made me feel comfortable and made the experience virtually painless. Dr. Bistrain then came in to check on me and went over the follow-up treatment I need. I'm very happy to have finally found a dentist who I not only trust but feel comfortable and very happy with. Without a doubt, the friendliest, most well organized, and overall best dentist office I have ever encountered."
(5 stars)
by (December 20, 2010)

"All the staff is friendly and skilled. I like the fact that I am getting personalized service and the staff is very thorough."
(5 stars)
by (December 10, 2010)

"I find that the whole staff was very welcoming and warm in their greetings."
(4 stars)
by (December 01, 2010)

"Yet again, Dr. B. cleaned my teeth and reviewed my progress. When I started seeing Dr. B after Dr. Smallwood retired, my gums were bleeding (what a mess!) and I was so sore after a cleaning that I had to take tylenol for the pain. Dr. B gave me some very specific advice on what to do which I followed and now my gums are in much better shape and literally no soreness after cleaning! My teeth and gums are so much healthier now. I am very pleased."
(5 stars)
by (November 24, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain has provided me with excellent dental care, solving difficult dental problems, and provided the highest level of routine care."
(4 stars)
by (November 24, 2010)

"Frankly all dentists seem alike and all dentist's offices are alike. My experience at this office is the same as my experiences at past offices. Just fine."
(3 stars)
by (November 22, 2010)

"Dr Bistarin office staff are accomodating to the patient needs to the maximum comfort possible. Dr Bistarain take care of his patient teeth as if they were his own. I admire his high level practice"
(5 stars)
by (November 22, 2010)

"I had a very calming experience. It was nice to meet a dentist who knows what he is doing."
(5 stars)
by (November 14, 2010)

"I will continue to refer everyone I know to Dr. Bistrain - even if they already have a dentist. He and his staff are the best and my teeth and gums have never been in better condition."
(4 stars)
by (November 11, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain & staff continue to provide the best dental care available. I've been to many dentists throughout my 6+ decades so I feel qualified to make that assessment. Dr. Bistrain is the most thorough Dentist I've even seen and, to his credit, he takes it upon himself to stay informed and proficient on the new methods & techniques in the field of dentistry to ensure his patients receive the best care available. I've never seen a better staff. They geninuely care about the health & welfare of their patients and go out of their way to be accommodating in every respect. You can go elsewhere, but you won't find better."
(4 stars)
by (November 05, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain's examinations are thorough and very helpful in maintaining optimum dental fitness. I'd recommend his work and that of his staff to anyone."
(5 stars)
by (October 19, 2010)

"I have always hated to go to the dentist BUT Dr. Bistrain has always made it easy to return. He keeps it simple and doesn't push unnecessary treatments."
(5 stars)
by (October 15, 2010)

"always excellent; friendly, informative, non-pressured, fun."
(4 stars)
by (October 12, 2010)

"GREAT JOB YOU GUYS ARE ALL GREAT"
(4 stars)
by (October 09, 2010)

"attention to detail extremely high. Dr. Bistrain is an "artiste" -- a perfectionist, when it comes to repairing teeth that need a cosmetic consideration. Awesome"
(5 stars)
by (October 07, 2010)

"Impressed with your knowledge of the newest issues in dental health."
(4 stars)
by (September 29, 2010)

"I feel I receive care that is sensitive to me in every department. From the warm greeting and calm office environment, Dr. Bistranes explainations during the treatment, Juanas competent assistance, how they have at times accomodated me financially."
(5 stars)
by (September 20, 2010)

"It was good experience to have work done so well and in such a friendly atmosphere. Visiting this dentist is a pleasure."
(4 stars)
by (September 14, 2010)

"Once again Dr. Bistrain has demonstrated his remarkable clinical skills coupled with magnificent interpersonal presence. I ALWAYS feel great after one of his treatments (how many people can say that after leaving their dentist?)."
(5 stars)
by (August 23, 2010)

"As the above indicates tops all around"
(4 stars)
by (August 23, 2010)

"excellent in ever area; RECEPTION, DENTAL ASSISTANT,CONFORT.PATIENT,WONDERFUL, and caring DOCTOR."
(5 stars)
by (August 19, 2010)

"Outstanding, excellent teeth & mouth care, recommending to all that I love, Encouraging to know that there are still existing proffessional that care so promptly of their patients."
(5 stars)
by (August 13, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable."
(4 stars)
by (July 21, 2010)

"Dr Bistrain is fantastic. Whether for a routine cleaning or emergency care everyone in the office makes you feel comfortable, welcome and in good hands. For ten years I have been grateful to have a dentist I can trust."
(5 stars)
by (July 15, 2010)

"you are a great dentist!!"
(4 stars)
by (July 06, 2010)

"The greeting was friendly and I was seen promptly. I was very pleased with the service."
(5 stars)
by (July 01, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain is totally caring and will go above and beyond to ensure excellent dental health."
(5 stars)
by (June 19, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain is an excellent dentist--gentle, thorough and he even cleans your teeth! My whole family goes to Dr. Bistrain--and many many of my nearby friends. Plus--I'm a chicken and need a lot of numbing/meds/reassurance--and he really is gentle/ aware of anxious patients. I would him highly."
(5 stars)
by (June 12, 2010)

"Myexperience has always been very good. the office is pleasant, the people are friendly and fun.They make me feel like part of a family. And of course the service is fine."
(4 stars)
by (June 08, 2010)

"positive,cheerul environment, skilled,efficient,prompt service is so appreciated."
(4 stars)
by (May 26, 2010)

"From entry to exit, a friendly, thorough and professional staff. Really appreciate that Dr. Bistrain suggests solutions to fit different budgets, greets and remembers his patients, doesn't overstate problems with teeth or gums, but does give appropriate caution. Also doesn't push cosmetic fixes (teeth whitening, etc.). Highly recommend."
(5 stars)
by (May 18, 2010)

"Everybody at the office is extremely friendly and courteous."
(5 stars)
by (May 17, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain had done it again: provide quality treatment and excellent care without watching the clock. He consistently provides a dental experience that is pleasurable, informative, and very effective."
(5 stars)
by (May 15, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are extremely friendly and professional."
(5 stars)
by (May 05, 2010)

"Would highly recommend; very skillful dentistry accompanied by friendly and efficient service"
(4 stars)
by (May 04, 2010)

"I have been seeing Dr. Antonio Bistrain for more than ten years and have recommended him to several friends who are just as pleased. His staff is very friendly and professional. Dr. Bistrain is the rare doctor who is up to date on all the current dental literature, yet has the experience to make sense of the medical landscape to identify the most effective treatment for each patient and their budgets. Combine this with his unbelievable attention to detail and it becomes impossible to find anyone as dedicated to his art/profession as Dr. Bistrain. He is simply the best dentist in the Bay Area."
(5 stars)
by (May 03, 2010)

"Dr.Bistrain's practice is the best. He is a superd, thoughtful, patient professional and his staff is efficient, pleasant and helpful."
(5 stars)
by (April 28, 2010)

"I went in for a cavity and was very satisfied with the outcome. It was quick and painless. Dr. Bistrain did a wonderful job at matching my tooth color and it looks great!"
(5 stars)
by (April 28, 2010)

"Dr Bistrain and his staff provide top quality dental care in a friendly, caring but professional manner. I have recommended him to friends who are equally satisfied."
(4 stars)
by (April 20, 2010)

"This dentistry is of highest quality, proffesional excelency and personable. I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain's dentistry to all. I have visited this dentistry for the last 15 years, best care is guaranteed."
(5 stars)
by (April 12, 2010)

"The appointment was a very pleasant experience. The treatment was highly professional and performed in very friendly style. I am deeply satisfied and I am glad to continue to be Dr.Bistrain patient."
(5 stars)
by (March 26, 2010)

"I met with Dr Bistrain initially to get a second opinion after finding him online. My old dentist had told me that I needed a deep cleaning but brushed off my questions and concerns about the procedure. Needless to say I was a bit intimidated and frustrated. After finding Dr Bistrain online, he went out of his way to schedule me the following day to evaluate and diagnose my particular situation. He answered my questions in great detail and made sure I had the information in order to make a fully informed decision. I was impressed and decided to change over to him as my new dentist. I had the deep cleaning procedure performed yesterday by Dr Bistrain and I'm very very happy with the results. Some of my friends have had the same procedure performed by their dentist and warned me it would be painful and that I'd be dealing with days of soreness. Not the case at all - the procedure was painless and today I'm not sore whatsoever. 5 stars!"
(5 stars)
by (March 24, 2010)

"From start to finish a fabulous Dental Experience. The front office staff is friendly and courteous. Dr Bistrain is a great dentist. He's smart,skilled and most importantly...gentle!"
(5 stars)
by (March 18, 2010)

"I used to dislike going to the dentist, but find going to Dr. Bistraine's office pleasant and relaxing. The staff are always nice. The office is clean, quiet, and nicely decorated. Dr. Bistraine has a comforting bedside manner. He knows how to put patient's at ease, and is sensitive to their individual needs. Whenever I leave his office, I feel inspired to take better care of my teeth."
(4 stars)
by (March 17, 2010)

"The usual highly satisfactory experience."
(4 stars)
by (March 10, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain's expertise, precision & attention to detail are unparalleled. He works diligently to enhance his proficiency in terms of new dentistry methods & techniques and utilizes state of the art equipment to ensure the very best of care to his patients. The primary focus for Dr. Bistrain and his entire staff is quality customer service. You can go elsewhere but you will not find better."
(5 stars)
by (March 10, 2010)

"more than five words in my"
(4 stars)
by (March 10, 2010)

"The hygienist was very careful and methodical and gave a great cleaning with minimal discomfort. And Dr. Bistrain is always cheerful and helpful with his expertise."
(5 stars)
by (March 01, 2010)

"I had a dental concern that I thought might be of some urgency. I called Dr. Bistrain's office and was told to come in - even though they were fully booked - Dr. Bistrain wanted to check out the potential problem. A short time later I was sitting in the chair getting reassurance from Dr. Bistrain that what I had been worried about was, in fact, something very minor. I felt very relieved that I was able to come in on such short notice."
(5 stars)
by (February 19, 2010)

"I had a chip cap replaced and was very pleased with the result. Dr. Bistrains' procedure was professional as well as speedy and painless. I'm very satisfied with the results. The replacement was a perfect fit because Dr, Bistrain took the time to fine tune everything."
(5 stars)
by (February 17, 2010)

"I don't like doctors in general, but with doctor Bistrain I feel very comfortable. In fact this is the first positive dental experience in my life."
(5 stars)
by (February 12, 2010)

"I received excellent care in the application of my new tooth cap."
(5 stars)
by (January 29, 2010)

"I was recommended to Dr. Bistrain back in 1995 and he's been my dentist ever since. He is the greatest. I am a bit picky, as I was married to a dentist a number of years ago and know good care when I get it. The doc is a perfectionist and he won't settle for less."
(5 stars)
by (January 28, 2010)

"Not only did the hygienist give my teeth the best cleaning ever, but everyone in the office made our visit just the most pleasant experience possible. They looked up insurance information and got the latest billing information for us, while we were in the dentist chair. Everyone was extremely nice to my daughter, who was being introduced to the office that day because she is getting ready for her first dentist visit. Both my husband and I were just incredibly appreciative of the time and energy everyone in the office devoted to us that morning - both in getting a FANTASTIC checkup and a wonderful office experience. We LOVE Dr. Bistrain!"
(5 stars)
by (January 25, 2010)

"Excellent service and knowledgeable people"
(5 stars)
by (January 19, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain's office is great! Fabulous and super friendly staff, easy to make an appointment, always on time and have you on your way! Would highly recommend!"
(5 stars)
by (January 19, 2010)

"Antonio Bistrain's office is staffed with friendly and highly trained professional who do their best to keep you healthy and happy."
(4 stars)
by (January 15, 2010)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are wonderful. They are professional and very conscientious about my care."
(5 stars)
by (January 15, 2010)

"I have been a patient of Dr. Bistrain for over 15 years. It is well worth the trip from Mill Valley. I think the quality of his work is excellent!"
(4 stars)
by (January 09, 2010)

"I really like and trust the work that Dr.Bistrain has done on my teeth. I have gotten work from general cleaning, to crown, to root canal."
(5 stars)
by (December 25, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff provide excellent care in a pleasant, professional environment. Additionally, Dr. Bistrain is a caring physician who will and has for us, gone out of his way to provide care in emergency situations. When a dental emergency erupted in our family, Dr. Bistrain made himself available within hours to meet us at the office on a Saturday and take care of the emergency. He is an exceptional person and an excellent dentist."
(5 stars)
by (December 23, 2009)

"It is hard to be accustomed to such incredible cleaning from Dr. Bistrain. He really works on you the old fashioned way and I really appreciate his attention and very hands-on approach to working with me. I moved once out of town for a couple of years and would always come back to do my dentisry work with Dr. Bistrain. I have seen many dentist in my day, and even if I was stationed back in Asia at some point I would plan my trips back to CA so that I could see Dr. Bistrain. Once you find a good Dentist you will never want to change him. I have been seeing Dr. Bistrain for over 10 years, my brother introduced me, my sister is a patient and I have introduced a number of friends."
(4 stars)
by (December 16, 2009)

"I love the way my teeth feel when I leave your office - SPOTLESS!"
(5 stars)
by (December 15, 2009)

"The appointment was convient to my work schedule."
(4 stars)
by (December 04, 2009)

"outstanding emergency service at short notice"
(5 stars)
by (December 02, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are very friendly and personable. He explains the procedures well. I have been with Dr. Bistrain for years & had my husband join too!"
(4 stars)
by (December 01, 2009)

"I was seen with mimimal waiting and dealt with courteously by all staff. Records were up to date and pertinent. Treatment was painless and performed thoroughly by both Dr. Bistrain and his assistant. I felt that by Dr. Bistrain doing the actual cleaning of my teeth, he was evaluating my dental condition more accurately than when he had formerly "checked" after a hygienist's cleaning."
(4 stars)
by (November 20, 2009)

"If you need a smile, let Dr.Bistrain give it to you! I look foward to my next appointment. Thanks, Nancy."
(5 stars)
by (November 20, 2009)

"I have always been completely satisfied with my dentist visits and find Dr. Bistrain to be extremely relaxed and nice."
(5 stars)
by (November 09, 2009)

"Dr.Bistrain and personnel are very caring and a pleasure to visit. The dental work is of course excellent."
(5 stars)
by (November 05, 2009)

"But if you must go; being at the dental office of Dr. Bistrain is as pleasant as it gets. The service is professional and the treatment is excellent. I feel Dr. Bistrain is highly qualify and I have been going to him for over 10 years."
(5 stars)
by (October 28, 2009)

"Dr Bistrain is an extremely proficient dentist and genuinely nice person."
(5 stars)
by (October 26, 2009)

"I was referred to Dr. Bistrain by four friends, all of whom described him as "an artist," which I found clearly evidenced in his eye for detail and skills at color-matching my tooth enamel. Dr. Bistrain and his staff are proud of their work, and their enthusiasm has made visiting the dentist something I now actually look forward to (honest!)."
(5 stars)
by (October 26, 2009)

"Our family has been seeing Dr. Bistrain for 10 years, and we've always been completely satisfied!"
(5 stars)
by (October 24, 2009)

"Painless, quick, thorough."
(5 stars)
by (October 14, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is not only a knowledgeable and friendly dentist but his willingness to share information and do work, that at other practices, might seem "beneath them" (i.e. scheduling appointments, performing routine cleanings, etc.) is not only refreshing, but also makes a patient realize Dr. Bistrain is not only good at what he does, but loves doing it!"
(5 stars)
by (October 06, 2009)

"This is a conscientious office."
(4 stars)
by (September 30, 2009)

"I was very pleased with Dr. Bistrain and his staff."
(5 stars)
by (September 29, 2009)

"I'm a long term patient. Dr. Bistrain and his staff are on time, personable and above all professional. My family has trusted Dr. Bistrain for many years and we all acknowledge the exceptional care we enjoy."
(5 stars)
by (September 22, 2009)

"Very well-trained, courteous, competent, friendly personnel. Explanations are routinely given and additional questions answered."
(4 stars)
by (September 17, 2009)

"My experience at Dr Bistrains office was very satisfying"
(5 stars)
by (September 16, 2009)

"When I asked for the appointment,it was scheduled promptly with a maximum care for my convenience. The situation was urgent,because I was leaving for travel. The treatment was very helpful. As a whole, this was an ideal combination of highest professional level and friendly attitude."
(5 stars)
by (September 15, 2009)

"I've been a patient of Dr. Bistrain's for over 10 years. My teeth and gums are in excellent condition, thanks to his high standard of care. Dr. Bistrain is very responsive, efficient and professional, and he truly cares about his patients. He has kept up with the latest techniques since he graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry. I would recommend Dr. Bistrain without hesitation."
(5 stars)
by (September 12, 2009)

"I have always been pleased with the quality of care that Dr. Bistrain gives his patients. His attentiveness to my welfare and comfort means alot."
(5 stars)
by (September 09, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain was great! He explained each procedure to me as it was being performed. He even took the time to show me my x-rays and explain what I was looking at. In addition, the office staff were all very friendly!"
(5 stars)
by (September 04, 2009)

"Very friendly staff. Dr. Bistrain was very helpful with answering my questions and explaining things to me."
(4 stars)
by (September 04, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is thorough in his explanations and is quite good at defining dental jargon and then breaking things down in layman's terms. His approach is consistently gentle and never rushed, which makes me feel important and not like I'm part of an assembly line..."Next!"...haha. I also enjoyed all the scuba diving stories as he worked on my teeth!"
(5 stars)
by (September 02, 2009)

"Very Professional,knowledeable and competent. Wisdom tooth extraction went without a hitch in a very shot period of time. I would like to say that it was painless, but it did cause some discomfort. All in all it was great for what it was."
(5 stars)
by (September 01, 2009)

"A nice quick easy cleaning."
(5 stars)
by (August 31, 2009)

"I love Dr. Bistrain and have been going to him for over 5 years."
(5 stars)
by (August 31, 2009)

"The office is friendly. The costs are reasonable and definitely not inflated. The dentist is caring and his dental work is almost painless The hygienists have been mixed. The current one is excellent."
(4 stars)
by (August 21, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are very nice people and provide excellent dental care. Dr. Bistrain is very skilled with fillings and it's hard to even remember where they are when he is done, they blend it so well with the tooth."
(5 stars)
by (August 14, 2009)

"What I so appreciate is Dr. Bistrain's quality and his true regard for my understanding and comfort. He explained the lengthy process to me at each step and took extra care so that I had no pain then or after. The quality of his work is remarkable. He and his team are the best I have ever encountered."
(5 stars)
by (August 13, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are always professional and friendly. I have been his patient for ten years and since then, he has seen my entire family. I have referred friends because I trust him. He is also considerate and caring. He is ethical and looks for the best of his patients."
(4 stars)
by (August 06, 2009)

"Courteous, competent, through, painless and fast service."
(5 stars)
by (August 05, 2009)

"Dr Bistrain fills your ears and mind with fascinating tidbits of oral health information while gently and (fairly) painlessly providing you with clean teeth and a Dazzling Smile!"
(5 stars)
by (July 30, 2009)

"Great professional and gentle caring dental care digital dental x-rays. Keep you on track with regular cleanings, etc. Referrals to other professional when necessary."
(5 stars)
by (July 30, 2009)

"it's always a pleasure to go to the dentist office"
(5 stars)
by (July 28, 2009)

"Office..relaxing, spa-like atmosphere, clean, and run efficiently. Short wait time. Personnel are well trained/skilled, highly professional and involve patient in the decision-making."
(5 stars)
by (July 27, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is concerned about my comfort level first and foremost. I would refer anyone to him without reservation."
(5 stars)
by (July 25, 2009)

"I am very grateful to Dr. Bistrain and his team. He is a top level professional. His mastery,deep erudition, love to the profession and very warm attitude are the key ingredients leading to deep satisfaction."
(5 stars)
by (July 24, 2009)

"Dr. B re-did a nearly 40 year old filling that was failing. He and Juana did a great job, didn't feel a thing during or after. I wasn't even sore later in the day. I was in and out in literally 40 minutes!"
(5 stars)
by (July 24, 2009)

"I don't mind going to the dentist any more since I starting seeing Dr. Bistrain he is the bomb he don't hurt and is very sensitive to my needs... Thanks a Bunch!!!:-)))"
(5 stars)
by (July 21, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is friendly, kind and thorough..a wonderful dentist for anyone looking to be taken care of..."
(5 stars)
by (July 15, 2009)

"The best dental experience Ive had in (55 yrs.) of my dental life. From the front office to the dental chair you are treated like family. The receptionist, the hygenist, and Dr. Bastrain, (the one who keeps you laughing), THE RESPECT, COURTESY, AND KINDNESS IS LIKE 20-25 years ago. God Bless you and family for years to come. carollyn, a new and continued patient"
(5 stars)
by (July 14, 2009)

"A no frills family run dental practice. Nothing fancy. Caring practitioners and reasonable pricing on high quality dental work with an experienced dentist."
(5 stars)
by (July 13, 2009)

"I do not appreciate being forced to put comments out for public review on the web."
(4 stars)
by (July 12, 2009)

"I am very nervous about dental work, but Dr. Bistrain and his whole office were incredibly calm, kind, gentle, competent and thorough. They explained what they were doing, with just the right amount of detail. A truly great dental experience (and this is coming from a dental-phobe!), with excellent results."
(5 stars)
by (July 07, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain has been my dentist for the last 10 years. He and his staff make my regular cleaning visits comfortable and quick. Dr. Bistrain is always available to answer questions and offer great dentist advice."
(5 stars)
by (July 06, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is terrific. My entire family sees him, including my adult children who think he is great. He always takes the time to make sure your experience is as pain free as possible. I have had several crowns done, and every time he ensures my bite is perfect so I have no discomfort or pain after they are in place."
(4 stars)
by (July 04, 2009)

"I have been seeing Dr. Bistrain since he graduated from University Cal Berkeley. I've come to known him as a very competent and caring dentist. Also the hygienist, Linda, is the best."
(4 stars)
by (July 02, 2009)

"who likes going to the dentist? with dr. bistrain i don't mind it at all. he really is one of the most caring and patient dentist around."
(5 stars)
by (July 01, 2009)

"Bistrain is the finest in the art and technique of sophisticated dentistry, and his office offers excellent teeth care and cleaning.To be recommended for all ages.My daughter-in-law, a health care professional, herself terrified of dentists, loves this outfit."
(5 stars)
by (June 30, 2009)

"A regular scheduled every four month appointment."
(5 stars)
by (June 29, 2009)

"Thank you being such a wonderful dentist!"
(5 stars)
by (June 29, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are terrific! He has been our family dentist for almost ten years. His dental work is of the highest quality, and he is very open and friendly. We highly recommend him."
(5 stars)
by (June 24, 2009)

"I appreciate the way Dr. Bistrain carefully explains everything he is doing (or about to do). Bravo!"
(5 stars)
by (June 17, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain did an amazing job on refilling a tooth. It was minimal discomfort. He and his staff are pleasant, friendly, and really make an effort at making you feel as comfortable as possible. I don't lke going to the dentist and always dread these appointments. But, I have to say that is no longer the case. It still isn't my favorite appointment, but I no longer have any of the anxiety I have experienced in the past. Dr. Bistrain is truly amazing!"
(5 stars)
by (June 12, 2009)

"Dr Bistrain's patient explanations and careful, painless treatments have made getting dental care a great experience for me. He's improved my dental health considerably and has given me the tools to be a full partner in prevention. I am delighted to be his patient."
(5 stars)
by (June 10, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is a wonderful dentist."
(5 stars)
by (June 10, 2009)

"I had a very pleasant experience."
(5 stars)
by (May 29, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain and his staff are kinnd, competent and understanding. They explain well what is happening and why - much to my appreciation."
(5 stars)
by (May 29, 2009)

"I highly recommend my dentist, Dr. Bistrain. He is very skilled and never recommends anything you don't need."
(5 stars)
by (May 28, 2009)

"Great staff, very professional; all procedures clearly explained; Dr. Bistrain is very knowledgeable and considerate of patient's thoughts and needs. Would highly recommend this office and practice to someone looking for a new dentist."
(5 stars)
by (May 27, 2009)

"When I had accidentally pulled off a crown, Dr' Bistrain saw me right away and repaired the tooth in minutes."
(5 stars)
by (May 21, 2009)

"I give the highest recommendation for Antonio Bistrain. He's on top of his field and both friendly and informative. The staff in his office is always courteous and helpful."
(5 stars)
by (May 19, 2009)

"I LIKED YOUR SERVICE VERY MUCH, I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE.THANK YOU"
(4 stars)
by (May 16, 2009)

"It may seem unusual to characterize a visit to the dentist as fantastic but it was. Dr. Bistrain's provides wonderful, professional, expert care without discomfort and with exceptional results. I look forward to each visit."
(4 stars)
by (May 11, 2009)

"Thanks much. Excellent follow up to urgent visit previously."
(5 stars)
by (May 09, 2009)

"I have been a patient of Dr Bristrain since he took over the practice from Dr Smallwood. Dr Bistrain, not only being a great, knowledgeable dentist, is very considerate of his patients. The entire staff creates a very pleasant experience."
(5 stars)
by (May 08, 2009)

"Excellent service, wonderful caring staff! Made an experience I have always dreaded good. Dr. Bistrain gives lots of information during the procedures, so there is no surprises, and afterward."
(5 stars)
by (May 08, 2009)

"great dental experience, total confidence in DR.B"
(5 stars)
by (May 08, 2009)

"I appreciate the way Dr. Bistrain explains what's going to happen ahead of time and then provides me with updates as he proceeds. Have also gotten some good tips about how to brush better (not longer)."
(5 stars)
by (May 06, 2009)

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(5 stars)
by (May 03, 2009)

"Outstanding the service has always been great."
(5 stars)
by (April 28, 2009)

"when I arrived at the office I had just broken 2 teeth he made me feel at ease at a very tramtic time. He stayed late so I he could fix my broken teeth and not feel ashmed"
(5 stars)
by (April 24, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain's gentle but thorough approach to my dental care is something I can rely on every time I go. My teeth are in great shape, and Dr. Bistrain keeps them that way."
(5 stars)
by (April 24, 2009)

"This was a very good experience. I always feel welcomed. Dr. Bistrain and Juana made me feel very comfortable. I was very impressed with Dr. Bistrains's skillful, get the job done approach. He worked very hard, and ensured I was comfortable throughout the ordeal. I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain and his staff."
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2009)

"The treatment as usual was excellent."
(5 stars)
by (April 23, 2009)

"this gentle dentist has a great chairside manner and is a master at micro-mechanics."
(5 stars)
by (April 22, 2009)

"Very well put together. Nice layout."
(5 stars)
by (April 21, 2009)

"Dr. Bistrain is the best dentist I have ever had! He has provided services to myself and 2 daughters for 13 years."
(5 stars)
by (April 20, 2009)

"From the very brief wait to the gentle service, I had a great visit. Dr. Bistrain and his staff were always careful to keep my visit pleasant. They used a gentle touch and calm demeanor to make it as easy as possible. I highly recommend him."
(5 stars)
by (April 17, 2009)

"The staff at Dr. Bistrain's office is always accomodating, pleasant, and professional. The one dental emergency that I have experienced was met with a sense of urgency that remedied the problem as quickly as possible."
(5 stars)
by (April 17, 2009)

"Simple comfortable office conveniently located in Berkeley. Convenient scheduling, never a wait. Organized professional staff. My last filling was the best ever. Painless with no aching later in the day."
(4 stars)
by (April 06, 2009)

"The administrative staff is warm, friendly, and helpful. Juana the hygienist is very thorough. Dr. Bistrain is wonderful, and really takes the time to get to know his client's dental health."
(3 stars)
by (March 27, 2009)

"Best dentist I've had in my 70+ years. I've needed 2 root canals and several crowns after bad dentistry decades ago. Dr. Bistrain is excellent!"
(5 stars)
by (March 26, 2009)

"Courteous, efficient, and painless. Dr. Bistrain is directly involved throughout the procedure."
(4 stars)
by (March 17, 2009)

"In the nearly three years that I have been coming to Dr. Bistrain's office I have always been happy with the service I receive. Dr. Bistrain is very attentive and caring in the work he does and his entire staff reflects this. His dental work and "chair-side" manner is overall excellent!"
(5 stars)
by (March 17, 2009)

"I am very glad being Dr.A.Bistrain patient. Doctor and his assistant provide excellent and very effective care. The manners are very friendly and attentive, and as a whole,I can not imagine the better quality of care. Deepest thanks to Dr.A.Bistrain for such an excellent service"
(5 stars)
by (March 17, 2009)

"They are always welcoming and pleasant. Always listen to what I have to say about my preferences. They never force me to do procedures that I don't want to do."
(5 stars)
by (March 17, 2009)

"I've so appreciated Dr. Bistrain doing the cleaning on about 3 of my 4 visits. I've never experienced that before with other dentists offices with whom I had been very satisfied."
(5 stars)
by (March 16, 2009)

"Great dentist and office staff. Very helpful and caring, especially with emergency dental situations (he scheduled an immediate appointment). Regular office visits are great, too; gentle and pain-free cleaning, fillings, etc. And the office has high-tech, modern equipment. Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Bistrain."
(5 stars)
by (March 16, 2009)

"It is thoroughly professional and welcoming."
(5 stars)
by (March 12, 2009)

"This is the highest quality of denistry, pain free, on the cutting edge of technology, brilliant in both diagnosis and performance -- denistry performed with both love of the work and consumate skill. It is a rare gift to be able to enjoy going to one's dentist."
(5 stars)
by (March 05, 2009)