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Dentist Berkeley, CA - North Berkeley Dental Arts

Welcome to North Berkeley Dental Arts

One of the goals of our website is to provide you with an extension of care. As you navigate through the site you will find a wealth of information about dentistry, tooth care, procedures and treatments. We believe our patients deserve to have the information needed to make wise choices about their oral health. There is an overview of our practice including our doctors and staff, office hours, insurance and appointment procedures, maps, directions and contact information.

Some of our featured services are:
Dental Implants | Emergency Dentistry | Family Dentistry

As licensed dentists in Berkeley, CA we work with our patients so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and healthier gums and teeth. We take the time with our patients to explain their treatment options and inform them of additional preventative care.

Our office is conveniently located in Berkeley, CA and we invite you to call with any questions or email us via the Contact Us or Request An Appointment page of our Web site. We will do everything possible to ensure you a pleasant visit.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Vincent Lim, D.D.S.

    Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Vincent Lim moved to California after his dental education. He has always worked hard and tried to become the best that he can be. When time permits, he enjoys life to the fullest by traveling around the world.

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  • Dr. Allan Sio, D.D.S.

    Though Dr. Allan Sio was born in Maryland, he grew up locally and attended UC Berkeley. His pride still lies with the Blue and Gold as he follows Cal basketball and football games. Go Bears! 

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  • Dr. Philip Vassilopoulos D.D.S, D.M.D

    Dr. Philip Vassilopoulos, also known as “Dr. Philip” or “Dr. V”, hails from Athens, Greece. He completed his DDS in Athens and received his Certificate in Periodontology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2003. 

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "This dental office has been part of the North Berkeley neighborhood for decades. It may sound strange, but there is nothing nicer than walking to my teeth cleaning appointment and seeing the warm, friendly folks who I have known for years. The quality of care is excellent, they work with your insurance and communicate clearly about costs, and they are just super people!"
    Laura C.
  • "A warm, comfortable and relaxing office. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Lim and Dr. Sio provide excellent dental services in a very professional manner, clearly explaining the procedures and doing them with great results. I have been to many dental offices in my life and this is one of the best. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone."
    Arthur C.
  • "Both Dr. Lim and Sio have been great with me. I have had some complicated problems with my gums and needed implants. They went over every step of the process with me. Over the years I have sometimes had last-minute emergencies and the staff at North Berkeley Dental and the doctors have always managed to get me in on same-day appointments."
    Myron B.
  • "I've been going to North Berkeley Dental Arts since before it was North Berkeley Dental Arts--if you know what I mean. The kindness, courtesy, sensitivity and extraordinary competence of all of the practitioners, as well as the administrative staff, makes it a pleasure to go to the dentist. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but in the decades I've been going there it hasn't changed. The doctors really listen to one's concerns, explain everything in whatever amount of detail you want, and deserve the high respect we have for their training and ability. The administrative staff is great as well, always trying to accomodate the patients with appointments and everything else they take care of. The atmosphere could be a model for every kind of medical practice."
    Rose G.

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Some Saturdays

Sunday:

Closed

9/21/2020

Dear Friends, 

 We hope you and your family are in good health and have stayed safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. We will be available to see routine dental procedures, cleanings, and checkups. In addition to prescreening our patients, we have revamped our workflow and office infrastructure to minimize person to person contact. We will reduce the number of patients seen per day and will schedule longer times for each procedure.  All of this is to provide optimal social distancing and infection control, a top priority for our practice. In order to keep patients and staff safe, our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These recommendations are always changing and improving.  We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. 

 Changes you will see to better protect our patients and staff include:

 

•        We will ask you COVID-19 screening questions when scheduling your appointment and you will be asked to complete a screening form in the office.

•        Patients will be required to wear a face mask before entering the office and asked to utilize hand sanitizer upon entry into the office and again right before leaving. 

·         Each patient will have their temperature taken with a non-contact temporal scan thermometer. 

•        Our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, beverage cups, children’s toys and so forth. Such items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

•        Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment and we may ask you to wait in your car after checking in.

•        We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the office at any one time.

·         We implement the lowest aerosol-generating armamentarium and utilize high velocity evacuation.

·         We will place even more protective barriers throughout the operatory which will be all changed between every patient. 

·         As usual, surfaces will be rigorously disinfected and wiped down after every patient. 

·         Staff and doctors who are involved with direct patient treatment will be utilizing all CDC recommended PPEs such as N95 masks, face shields, body gowns and surgical caps. All Staff will have their temperature taken before start of the day and at midday. 

 With all these safeguards in place and with additional office improvements, we feel confident that we can continue to provide excellent care to our patients in a safe clinical environment. We look forward to seeing you again and welcome any questions you may have. To make an appointment, please call our office at 510-526-1757 or visit our website at www.northberkeleydentalarts.com. Thank you for being our patient. We value your continued trust in us and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

 Sincerely,

The Doctors and Staff at North Berkeley Dental Arts