The Union City Cental Clinic, a satellite clinic of Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, celebrates 40 years of providing affordable dental care and has plans to expand services.
Union City Dental Clinic Celebrates 40 Years Providing Affordable Dental CareApproaching a milestone anniversary, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's satellite clinic will raise its profile with expanded services in new areas of specialization.
Nearly 40 years ago ground was broken to construct the Union City Dental Care Center, a clinic that began with a goal of providing low-cost dental care to East Bay Area residents and still does to this day. As the clinic approaches its milestone anniversary, it looks to raise its profile and is adding expanded services.
One of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's satellite clinics, the Union City Dental Care Center is home to one of the school's Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) programs and has a full-time staff of twelve dental faculty experts. Fees average about 20-30% less expensive than those at an average Bay Area private practice. The clinic treats patients of all ages and offers a range of comprehensive dental services including exams, X-rays, cleanings, dental implants, dentures, Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), extractions, root canal treatment, periodontal surgery, crowns, bridges, as well as a variety of cosmetic treatments and some orthodontic treatment.
In late 2012, Dr. Allen Wong was appointed as director of the clinic and the Union City AEGD program. Wong has been a faculty member at the Dental School for many years, and has previously held the roles of director of Highland Hospital's Hospital Dentistry Program; assistant director of the school's AEGD program; and others. He currently serves as the director of Pacific's Hospital Dentistry program, a position he holds alongside his role of Union City clinic and AEGD program director. Wong emphasizes the medical and oral systemic connection and focuses on minimally invasive dentistry. Under his leadership the clinic will be offering the same high-quality, low-cost care it has since 1974.
Plans are also underway to bring in new patients by raising the clinic's profile in the community and expanding services offered by adding new dental specialists to the clinic staff. Recently, Dr. Keivan Zoufan joined the clinic staff, bringing many years of endodontic training and experience to the clinic and AEGD program. In his new faculty practice at the Union City Dental Care Center, Zoufan is able to offer patients complex endodontic treatment and retreatment, as well as endodontic microsurgery and treatment of dental injuries. He will also be responsible for endodontic training of AEGD residents.
"We look forward to working with East Bay residents who may not be aware of the oral healthcare services in their own backyard through the Union City clinic," said Dr. Wong. "We also offer special emphasis on cavity risk assessment as part of our comprehensive dental services."
For More Information
Prospective patients and community members interested in making an appointment or learning more about the Union City Dental Care Center are invited to call 510.489.5200 or visit the clinic web page. The state-of-the art clinic is located at 1203 J Street in Union City, within walking distance of BART's Union City station.
Visit the Union City dental services page for a complete list of care offered.