7/23/2012 Dr. Nicolas is exactly who I've been looking for - a kind dentist!
He's professional, friendly, straight-forward, gentle but still direct. He talks you through everything he's doing and explains what's going on with your teeth in simple to understand terms.
I've only gone once, but will continue to go as long as my insurance stays the same. I need to book my next appointment soon. Can't forget to mention that the reception lady is sweet! She texted me prior to my appointment as a reminder - I thought that was awesome!
A few more noteworthy things:
1. His office is clean (and I am picky about cleanliness) 2. He accepts DHMO (hallelujah!) 3. He is Filipino! :)
-- Krystle I., Daly City, CA
08/22/2011 Just had the BEST experience ever at the dentist, my teeth have never been so clean (even after 2.5 years since my last visit). SO, if anyone needs a dentist I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Joseph Nicolas @ 801 Portola in San Francisco. Very friendly guy and super thorough - not a speck of tartar or plaque left on my teeth. He is fantastic!
He also is a great resource for orthodontia referrals as well as oral surgeons.
I find him though trial and error and I will definitely be keeping him as my dentist and look forward to seeing him again in the future. He accepts all types of insurance, his office is clean and very easy to get to with plenty of street parking as well.
-- Mj K., San Francisco, CA
01/06/2012 If you looking for a kids friendly dentist, a excel professional and one that does exactly what your mouth needs, that's the guy. Dr. Nicolas doesn't keep searching for $omething el$e in your mouth even when you don't have nothing bad on it. Honest and very skilled.
-- Gustavo L., Pacifica, CA
08/19/2011 Dr. Joe Nicolas is a truly amazing dentist. I had the best experience with him. His extraordinary gentle approach has totally eradicated my fear sitting on a dental chair. Being so knowledgeable, efficient and caring is also a plus. The treatments I got from him were completely pain-free (hard to believe) but it's true. He did a superb job by fixing a bad filling which was a result of a previous work of my dentist in the Philippines. Dr. Nicolas takes the time to ensure that the patient comes first. Which I believe is a must for every dental practitioners.
I have had so many bad experiences elsewhere, I know how it means to find the right dentist.
-- Kit P., San Francisco, CA
05/15/2009 I can't even remember how I found Dr. Nicolas - all I can say is that after years of either horrible service and bad results, bordering on the criminal, I've finally found a dentist that I trust. Dr. Nicolas has a beautiful office (recently updated and just gorgeous!), a very nice receptionist (bilingual in Portuguese), and a comfortable chair. But most importantly to me, Dr. Nicolas does what's needed to do, finds the problems that other dentists have caused, and fixes them - no muss, no fuss. He's gentle, he is kind, and he is a human being, not a robot. I really appreciate his warmth. As a very open person myself, I enjoy having a conversation with Dr. Nicolas (though sometimes he asks questions while his fingers are in my mouths, so... :) ). Anyway, my highest rating goes to Dr. Nicolas, and my confidence in him is 100%. In five years, he has never let me down. He has also worked on my husband, who had even worse results from our former dentist, including an incomplete root canal that caused a major infection. Dr. Nicolas referred us to a top-flight oral surgeon, Angela Leung, and we could not be happier at her service, or Dr. Nicolas' excellent guidance
-- Sophia B, Issaquah, WA
07/26/2007 Joe is a great dentist. He's honest, technically good, and cheaper than average. He has a tendency of talking too much, but hey, you can't have everything, can you?
-- Fred A., San Francisco, CA
01/07/2010 Let's do some old-school SAT recall, shall we?
Most DHMO providers :: Dick Cheney Joe Nicolas, DDS :: Barack Obama
As a gal limited by a DHMO, my options were a slew of 1-starred horrific-experience dental care providers.
Just as I was about to go the route of gritting my teeth and choosing the least damaging provider, I stumbled across Joe's stellar Yelp reviews.
They are incredibly deserved - first off, his office is immaculate - open, clean, clear, aesthetically right on.
Second, he was incredibly personable, and explained every step clearly and concisely.
Third, he was gentle as can be - I just had a general checkup and cleaning, and it was great.
He finally totally won my loyalty when he said, "I'm new to this DHMO thing, but I've heard the horror stories - people getting processed through the dentist's chair - and I'm determined to be different, to offer a different model."
You can't ask for a better mentality than that.
-- Anna B., San Francisco, CA
Dentistry is part of taking care of your whole body.