LATEST COVID-19 CLOSURE DOES NOT IMPACT DENTAL PRACTICES
Gov. Gavin Newsom took an additional step to slow the transmission of COVID-19 by closing indoor operations for many business sectors throughout much of the state. At this time, these restrictions do not affect the provision of essential health care services, including dental care. Here at Carquinez Dental Group, we continue to follow strict protocol to keep our patients, staff, and families safe! For more information regarding COVID-19 office protocol, please CLICK HERE.
Since 1977 our dental practice believes in meeting not only the needs or our patients, but also the needs of our community.
We believe in keeping abreast of advances in dental science, technology, and technique to provide our patients with the best that today’s dentistry can provide.
Treating our patients as individuals and optimizing patient comfort is one of our top priorities.
We are good citizens in the Benicia-Vallejo area as our principle Doctors and many of our staff reside in Benicia or Vallejo. We shop, volunteer, and support the local schools and many community organizations in town.
Dr. David Shafer
Dr. Brian Houston
Dr. Sukhmani Singh
Dr. David Shafer is a long time resident of the Benicia-Vallejo area. He attended St. Patrick’s High School in Vallejo prior to undergraduate studies at the University of California at Davis as a Biochemistry major. In 1985 he received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California at San Francisco. While there he was awarded a fellowship in Gerontology by the Medical Anthropology Department. After dental school graduation, Dr. Shafer completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Diego.
In 1986 Dr. Shafer returned to Benicia as an associate dentist with Carquinez Dental Group. In 2008 he was selected for inclusion in the Bay Area’s Top Dentists listing by Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook. More recently the Doctors Improving Healthcare organization chose Dr. Shafer to receive the “2010 Bay Area Top Doctors & Dentists Award” for his achievements in general dentistry.
Dr. Houston was raised in Petaluma, CA and earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis. He lived in Manhattan for four years and attended New York University where he graduated with his D.D.S. degree in 2004. He returned to the Bay Area and lived in San Francisco while completing his postgraduate specialty residency in Prosthodontics at U.C.S.F., graduating as the Chief Resident in 2007.
Dr. Houston is a member of the Napa Solano Dental Society (NSDS), California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), and American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He attends many continuing education meetings throughout the year and has lectured internationally on Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Singh obtained her DDS at the University of Southern California in 2004, after which she completed a one year general practice residency at the Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Ambulatory VA facility. She has worked in private practice in Beverly Hills and Simi Valley for one year prior to coming to the Bay Area for her Prosthodontics residency. She completed her Postgraduate Prosthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco, where she graduated as the chief resident.
Dr. Singh was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2000, and has been in the Bay area since 2006.
A new dazzling smile can make a world of difference when it comes to confidence. We love when we can help change a patient's life positively through a radiant smile. With Cosmetic Dentistry and today's ever changing technology, we are able to provide affordable and advanced treatments.
Comfort, care and a gentle touch are very important to us. Our office techniques make a tooth extraction or crown placements virtually pain-free. If you have experienced any sort of tooth pain, visit our office. We can give you back a healthy mouth which can boost a happy and healthy life.
You no longer have to suffer with the embarrassment or daily hardships of missing a tooth or teeth! Our office can provide multiple affordable options with little to no discomfort. In no time, your smile can be whole again.
Brushing and flossing are an integral part of daily oral health care maintenance. But that shouldn't be the only aspect focused on. Proper dental cleanings and frequent dental visits are a must! We provide dental exams and other services to help maintain a healthy and bright smile.
Each individual's orthodontic problem is different and deserves personalized attention. At Carquinez Dental Group, we spend time getting to know you and what your orthodontic needs are.
Have you ever experienced clicking or popping in your jaw? What about frequent sleep disruptions? We may be able to help find a solution to these problems! Sleep Apnea and TMJ are more common than you think. We make it simple and painless to diagnose and treat such disorders.
We accept payment from most major credit cards
For your convenience, our office accepts most major dental insurances including:
- Blue Shield
- Cigna & Guardian
- Delta Dental
- Liberty Mutual
- Lincoln Financial
- Mutual of Omaha
- Principal Mutual
- United Concordia
- United Health Care
Please call us and let us know who your dental insurance provider is. We'll do our best to work with you and your dental insurance provider to make sure you're covered!