“I heard about this periodontist from my regular dentist who said I needed a gum check-up and possible surgery.  Obviously nobody likes going to the dentist but the entire office made the experience as pleasant as possible.  The whole office acted very professional and I was impressed that they didn't try and push an unnecessary surgery or products on me (every dentist I go to tries to sell me those $1000 mouth-guards).  Instead of pushing me towards surgery she gave me advice on how to avoid pain in the future and was helpful overall.”  ~ JOSH C., San Francisco

“Last year, I had an extremely painful and emotionally draining experience during surgery at another periodontist's office. I was then referred to Dr. Cordoba. Before we started, she patiently listened to my story and empathized about my suffering. She performed surgery on one quadrant of my mouth, and I was relaxed during the entire procedure and experienced hardly any discomfort during or after the surgery. Dr. Cordoba is gentle and considerate, and her staff makes you feel welcome and relaxed. I have already scheduled the remaining two quadrants for surgery and feel very comfortable going back to Dr. Cordoba. I recommend her highly.” ~ JOANNE S., Pacifica

“Since I was a child, I have had nothing but bad experiences with dentists which has created a fear of them. I was recently referred to Dr. Monica Lara-Cordoba and although the consultation sounded dreary, I have to say that I am no longer afraid to go to the dentist. I have had nothing but awesome experiences with her. She is very gentle, knowledgeable, and seems to genuinely care about her patients. I have two surgeries and both have gone very well with no ill effects. Dr. Lara-Cordoba has a very great chair-side manner. She made sure that I was as comfortable as possible. My experiences in the past have left me extremely nervous and scared, sometimes sick to my stomach but since our consultation, I have not felt that way. Her assistant Toni is very also very knowledgeable and helped to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Her receptionist Elaine is also extremely pleasant to deal with and very efficient. I would not hesitate to go back to her again for any further periodontal work that I might need.” ~ CHRISTOPHER Y., San Francisco