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Thien Vu, DDS

A Center For Dental Excellence
San Jose, CA

A Center For Dental Excellence
Sunnyvale, CA

★★★★★

28 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

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Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS (SAN JOSE)

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OFFICE HOURS (SUNNYVALE)

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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Dr. Thien Vu, DDS

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Jim B. from Ripon, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve had the privilege of being one of Dr. Vu’s patients for close to 15 years. She is one of the best Dentists I have ever had if not the best (I’m in my 60’s). I read all the other reviews prior to starting on my review. My experience with Dr. Vu and her staff mirror most of the reviews I’ve read. They are all fantastic people and they do a great job. They care about their patients and they are a joy to be around. I could go on and on how appreciative I am of Dr. Vu and her staff but I’ll let the other reviews do that. I hope to be one of Dr. Vu’s patients for many more years to come and highly recommend Dr. Vu and her staff.

Brian B. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

If you are in search of a good, professional, personable dentist in the San Jose area, look no further! Dr. Vu took over the established practice of my former dentist upon his retirement. I thought that I would also take that opportunity to possibly find a new dentist myself but thought that I would at least meet her and see what my impression of her was. I’m glad that I did! I have found her to be highly professional and personally willing to spend any amount of her time explaining what it is that needs to be done, different ways of addressing the issue(s), how she would go about doing it and with your new found knowledge of the situation, how you would like to have it done and finally, the amount that it will cost. Dr. Vu does her utmost to make sure that you are not experiencing pain beyond your tolerance, while she is working on your teeth/mouth. She explains what she is doing as she is doing it. Stopping occasionally to ask how you are doing. As with many other good dentists, she seems to understand that mysterious language that only dentists seem to understand, you know the one, the “mouth in the chair” talking, answering questions, etc. while she continues to do her work. I’ve referred friends to Dr. Vu in the past and all have later thanked me for the referral and how pleased they are with her work, price and personality. Lastly, her “support staff” is remarkable! They seem to go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and comfortable during your visit and any follow up telephone calls. I can honestly say that either Dr. Vu herself or one of her staff members always call the day after the appointment to see how I am doing, if I am in any pain or if there is anything more that they can do to make sure that the visit was as pleasant as possible. So, in closing, again I say, if you are searching for a good dentist, your search should stop here and give them a call. Appointments can usually be scheduled within a couple of days after the initial phone call, most likely sooner if it is an emergency.

Cindy W. from Santa Rosa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Vu and the staff are the best(or I wouldnt drive from Santa Rosa to see them)My past experiences with Dental centers left me with P.T.D.D.I was petrified and waited many years to have any work done.Dr Vu is patient and gentle,she “gets”the fear factor.I had 2 cavities filled yesterday and picked up my new bitegaurd and can honestly say I am amazed at the difference.My neck is sore from the fear but my mouth is pretty good,my TMJ is noticeably better.I just love the Center for Dental excellence.If you have to get work done go to the best!5 stars!

Nguyen T. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr. Vu for over 4 years now. Every time i come in for an appointment, i never have to wait. They have always run on time. I never feel rushed through my cleaning. Dr Vu takes her time and makes sure my teeth are all nice and clean, every time ! The staff is super friendly and very helpful from the assistants to front office. I have had treatment recently. Which were some fillings and a crown i needed. The front office explained the treatment cost thoroughly from beginning to end to ensure i was comfortable and understood the cost side of it and what my portion was. During the actual treatment appointment Dr. Vu was amazing! She has a steady hand, i literally didn’t feel a thing ! Not even the shot! And the assistants are very knowledgeable they too were very helpful to make sure i was comfortable throughout. The appointment was over before i knew it 🙂 overall Dr Vu and her office are great all around. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my dental health !

Amanda U. from Campbell, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This REVIEW is for AVAILABILITY ONLY: Alright after calling numerous pediatric dental offices because either not accepting my age child(ren), no available appts for new patient, and next available date for emergency was not an emergency date, this office was able to schedule my son in for tomorrow. (Another office had Wednesday as its Monday tooth pain requires the sooner the better) Although my son has to deal with one more day of tooth pain. =0( and HOLY TOOTHACHE I couldnt’ believe how tough it is to find a good available reputtable pediatric dentist… I used the majority of reviews here on Yelp in which offices I called. Although there isn’t any reviews from this office for children I hope to be the first! =0) I will return to comment on his visit and input his own personal review.

Roberta N. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My daughter and I enjoy going to Dr. Vu’s dental practice. We have been patient’s for several years now. She and her team have a special way of making you feel at ease… like you’re spending time with a good friend or family, rather than having dental work done. Needless to say, our visits have always been comfortable and positive experiences. Dr. Vu strives to stay current with all the latest breakthroughs in dentistry. Her skill set is advanced. She’s knowledgeable, practical, & comical (in a good way). However, most importantly, magical with her tiny hands. Seriously!!! She gives the best pain free injections I’ve ever experienced. My 6yr old daughter would agree! She values your time and stays on target to complete your treatment. Her office works with most insurances and is adept in working through them all. The building is very accessible from the street with plenty of on site parking. Dentistry doesn’t have to be stressful or painful. I highly recommend Dr. Vu and her team. I promise you’ll find your “forever home.”

Zachary P. from Branham/ Jarvis, San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Vu and Bobbie are absolutely awesome!! It had been a long time since I had been to a dentist, so naturally I was a bit fearful. They were both great at making me comfortable and putting my mind at ease, as well as thorough in explaining everything. I would highly recommend this dentist’s office.

Katie S. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been coming to Dr. Vu since she took over this practice several years ago. I was skeptical at first, since I had been with Dr. Malzone my entire life, but she really impressed me. Dr. Vu and staff are fantastic, professional, skilled, and kind. They make your experience a friendly and painless one. Their office is always neat and welcoming. I can’t recommend Dr. Vu highly enough. She is extremely knowledgeable and a great patient advocate. I live in Palo Alto, but I drive all the way to San Jose to visit Dr. Vu and her team. They are THAT good.

Lea Cheng (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Vu is an honest and very compassionate person. She listens and gives you options both in dentistry and life. I come there for dentistry as well as “therapy.” She has a strong sense of ethics and professionalism that are delivered in a way that you think you’re talking to a close friend. You forget how smart she is because she doesn’t talk above you and she’s very humble. She makes the hour go by so fast because she’s pretty funny. The office works great together as a team, from the front to the back. They all seem to enjoy their jobs and you could see so much respect all around. Jessica, gives you estimates that are right on with your insurance benefits. She is professional and also very easy to talk to. I don’t ever wait when I go there as they keep on time with their schedule, which is good since I’m always in a rush. I look forward to my appointments because she is really good at what she does. My mouth feels healthy and I floss more because of her. I’m more confident since she fixed my teeth so I smile a lot now. I love how my teeth look in pictures. I haven’t been going to a dentist consistently for years but I trust Dr. Vu wholeheartedly to visit regularly even when I was living temporarily across the country. I thought I was the only one going to her for therapy but when I was leaving, another patient came in and said, “I’m here for my therapy, please.” It was so funny. That just shows you how great of a person she is, as well as a dentist.

Alan O. from Los Gatos, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

One advice I always remember from my dad is “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything.” Well, that advice doesn’t apply to Dr. Vu and her team. I used to go to those mobile dental unit that comes to my office, just because it’s convenient. Well convenience just doesn’t make up for good service and reliability. So I started shopping around for a new dentist. From a long list of names, my eyes landed on “A CENTER FOR DENTAL EXCELLENCE”. Wow, I mean how can you not try a place with a name like that. My first impression was Dr Vu’s office is clean and it smells good! It doesn’t have that sterile dentist office smells – you know, that antiseptic – pinesol – clove smell. OK, so, I’m an odor freak and I hate the smell of clove, but that’s a different story. There’s also a small fridge in the waiting area and it’s always full with juice boxes and water bottles – bonus points right there – and a jar of rice crispies .. hummm … rice crispies? Maybe on the way out but not while waiting to have my teeth cleaned. My feeling when I go to a dentist is the same as taking my car in for service. You’re never sure if the extra work they recommend is really needed or is it because the mechanic/dentist needs a new kitchen. But with Dr. Vu, I never have that “pwned” feeling. She’s really looking out for your well-being and she’s honest about what needs to be done. She’s thorough, patient, and friendly. As a matter of fact, Dr. Vu’s entire staff is friendly yet professional. If you need a new dentist, look no further than A CENTER FOR DENTAL EXCELLENCE. Dr. Vu and team are the best in San Jose.

Rhonda G. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My family has gone to Dr. Vu since she took over Dr. Malzone’s practice many years ago.  Of course, I was a bit nervous about a new dentist but I have to say, Dr. Vu put us all at ease and she is an amazingly talented dentist.  Being younger than dentists I’ve been to in the past, she’s well-versed in the newer technologies and procedures. She’s done cleanings, fillings, a veneer and even a crown or two for me and I’m very pleased with the results.  My daughter actually enjoys going to Dr. Vu’s as she can really relate to children of all ages.  Her staff is outstanding and her office runs on time–a huge plus when you’re coming in during your lunch hour.  If you’re looking for a new dentist, your search is over.

Jeff H. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I started coming here when it was Dr Malzone’s practice. He treated me well we went through thick and thin with my dental needs. I still remember the day when i walk in and there is this short little asian lady looking at me and im like “WTF, wheres the doctor?” And she says “Im the new sheriff in town” “Oh crap” I was not looking forward to a new dentist with all their poking and prodding. Dr Malzone knew what a baby i am when it comes to my teeth and the last thing i need is a crazed new dentist jamming metal objects into my mouth to see whats going on in there. Fortunately for me Dr Vu could tell i am really sensitive right from the get-go and made the learning process painless and easy. I would say she almost made it fun, but the word Fun and Dentist just dont go together. Since she took over its been a blissful experience for my teeth. She makes the visit as pleasant as possible from when i walk in to when i am running out. She is very receptive of what it takes to make patients feel comfortable and has never let me down. I even referred three friends and my girlfriend to start going to her. Whats that tell you?

Thiqua H. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Thanks god that I found Dr. Vu for my mom via Zocdoc. She got wisdom tooth extraction and everything done on the first visit. My mom was in pain for 4-5 days and lucky everything went well. I would highly recommend Dr. Vu to everyone. Thank you.

Laura S. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to Dr. Vu’s office since we moved to San Jose in 2006. Dr. Vu is a great professional and I’m pretty happy I chose her practice. I had a root canal (that was previously half-way done by another dentist) and with the sedation technique, it was almost pain free..

Larry T. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Hello, my experience with Dr. Vu is a little different. As a dentist myself, I should know good from bad, and always felt Dr. Vu fell into the good to great category by her credentials and standing in the dental community. That is until one night during a phone and texting session where to docs who care about their profession talk “war stories”, explain our cases, look at outcomes, etc. I was shocked at the quality of her work; beautiful is an understatement. Her work was not just our routine, bread and butter dentistry, each case was representative of some of the toughest cases in all of the dental disciplines, orthodontics, periodontics, implants, etc. More important to me were the backstories where she took the patient’s individual case and matched it to the patient as a person, not as a case. She has become my go-to referral in all of Santa Clara County. As I hung up the phone, I was left wondering ‘can I get that good?’

Larry T. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Hello, my experience with Dr. Vu is a little different. As a dentist myself, I should know good from bad, and always felt Dr. Vu fell into the good to great category by her credentials and standing in the dental community. That is until one night during a phone and texting session where to docs who care about their profession talk “war stories”, explain our cases, look at outcomes, etc. I was shocked at the quality of her work; beautiful is an understatement. Her work was not just our routine, bread and butter dentistry, each case was representative of some of the toughest cases in all of the dental disciplines, orthodontics, periodontics, implants, etc. More important to me were the backstories where she took the patient’s individual case and matched it to the patient as a person, not as a case. She has become my go-to referral in all of Santa Clara County. As I hung up the phone, I was left wondering ‘can I get that good?’

Jason S. from Redwood City, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Vu is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had! Before becoming her patient I had tried many dentists in the Bay Area for myself and my 3 daughters. I knew my long search had ended upon meeting Dr. Vu and her receptionist, Jessica. They showered me with genuine kindness and care. My first exam was very thorough, educational and enjoyable! She is efficient, thoughtful and has a great sense of humor! I was happy to set up a follow up appointment for myself and introduce one of my daughters next time . My 15 yr. old was nervous due to a previous dentist on her first visit and Dr. Vu put her to ease right away. She’s done the best work that both my daughter and myself have ever experienced! Her work is very conscientious and pain free! She educates us on self care and is always making us laugh 🙂 Dr. Vu is also a wonderful mother and humanitarian. She’s been extremely accommodating regarding my financial situation as a single father and has gone above and beyond with her generosity of kind service. I’m so very grateful my daughters and I have the honor to receive her beautiful gift! Thank you for blessing our lives Dr. Vu and for your wonderful team of kind professionals! We love and appreciate you 🙂

Fresh S. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Came here because I had a terrible tooth ache. I had been putting off going to the dentist in general so when the pain got really bad i knew it was time to get in. Saw the reviews on here were great so i thought id try it out. When i called i spoke to Jessica, the front office coordinator. She was very nice and assured me im in good hands. Got me in right away. She checked my insurance and let me know about my coverage before I came in so there were no suprises ahout what my copay would be. When I went in, the assistant took some x-rays she was quick so it made taking the x-rays easy. Afterwards the doctor came in and greeted me with a welcoming smile. She was very sympathetic to my situation, after she reviewed my xrays she saw the issue right away, told me I needed a root canal and crown. I freaked out cause I’m kinda nervous when it comes to having work done on my teeth but she had a great sense of humor to ease my anxiety and explained everything to help me understand the treatment. Thankfully they were able to get me in the very next day to have my work done. Sure enough as soon as I sat down in the chair, I was sweating and nervous as all heck! But Dr. VU talked me through the injection, I didn’t even feel it! I even ended up falling asleep while having the work done. That’s how great Dr. Vu is! She made it as comfortable for me as possible and know that the work is done I feel 10 times better. I have to say I found my new dentist!

Lidia T. from Sunnyvale, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been with Dr.Vu since 2006. She is a real professional, with very light hand when it comes to anesthetic injection- which is the most important part for me. Any serious procedure starts from your fear how the short will be done. I am serious- it is done the best way- no pain…I was doing all possible procedures with Dr.Vu- root channel, bridge, cleaning-  all was done fast, professional, we were laughing, talking, having fun. Last but not lease Dr.Vu never pushes you to do something more that you are ready to do and to pay for….

N S. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My family goes to Dr. Vu and staff for our dental needs. We can always count on Dr. Vu providing honest and practical advice and care. For years Dr. Vu and staff have provided services to our special needs son with care and compassion. The office is very clean and Dr. Vu is a well regarded in the dental community for her service and teaching students and dentists. Dr. Vu’s friendly interactions with patients help make patients more comfortable going to the dentist. This carries over to her staff as well.

Parth A. from Fremont, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Sunnyvale office is newly renovated and it is great. Bright and clean. Also, dr Vu is amazing in nature and friendly. She is good at what she does and smart. Dr Chou is her new associate and she is smart and nice. Most importantly this office has modern technology.

Bill A. from CA, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr. Vu for many years and I recommend her and her office for all things dental. I referred one of my pals to her and he’s been her patient ever since. She and her team are thorough, professional, and bring empathy and human kindness to work every morning. They are never in a hurry, never too busy to focus on their patient. Its all about your teeth. They do everything they can and should do, very well, and they encourage you to do the right things too, without, as my people say, laying a trip on you. You’re only at the dentist, typically, twice a year, for an hour. The other 180+ days its all on you. You need a partner, someone who’s got your back (teeth). No drama. Dr Vu and her team are those people. She’s serious, she gives away tooth brushes on Halloween. I’ve broken a crown and she replaced it. The new one works great. I had a cavity, once, and she said, “Bill, how does an old man get a cavity?” I first met Dr Vu when she took over Dr Malzone’s practice and he set a very high standard. But he was a dentist, a human, and I lost nothing in the transition. She’s as good, maybe better. And I’ve been going to that office since I decided I needed a new dentist back in, oh, probably, 1973. 40 years. In that time I’ve changed doctors, several times, changed auto maintenance providers several times, changed eye doctors until I found a good one, then changed again when he retired, until I found another good one. Dr. Vu is a good one.

Maile Favela (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I had a home accident last January and the smile my parents paid for (tons of dental work) was destroyed. I was upset, traumatized, my maxilla was broken along with part of me. Dr. Vu worked with me from the beginning starting with the paperwork for my insurance (health) she stuck threw with me for over a year. Dr. Vu and her awesome staff fixed and repaired my maxilla, my smile and part of myself. I had been to numerous consultations where the attitude was more of “cookie cutter” deal. Get in, get out. This office was full of empathy, and kindness. I love my dentist she’s the bomb! Thank you Dr. Vu and Bobbie…xoxo

Bill Abbott (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I am a long-term customer, since Dr Vu started in this office. Her work is superb, the hygienists, staff, technicians are all equally good at what they do. They are personable and warm, but in truth, its all about the teeth, my teeth, and they are always supportive, even if my flossing is hit or miss… Coaching if you will. I see them for regular cleanings and check-ups. They have fixed failing crowns for me, installed at least one from scratch when a deeply filled tooth cracked, actually filled a cavity once (rare, thankfully) and do the cleaning and maintenance with care and kindness. I drive down from Oakland for my appointments, now that I’m retired. A good dentist is good to know and this office is worth the drive!

Ben B. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been living in the Bay Area for a few years now, and am currently facing a move to the east coast in a number of months. One of the things that has me most sad about the impending move is the prospect of leaving Dr. Vu and her staff behind. Seriously. They meet all the normal criteria you’d expect from a good dentist- professional, flexible, pain-free (I’m a total wimp about my mouth, and believe me- they’ve done their fair share of work on me). Perhaps most importantly, their work has stood up over the years- they’ve never had to redo anything. I’ve worked primarily with Dr. Vu and Bobbie, and they make a technically and professionally excellent team. What really makes them stand out, though, is their hospitality. I don’t know how they do it, but when you become a client, you really become part of a family. From day one, they worked to establish a meaningful personal as well as professional relationship, and even talked me through some tough emotional times in the chair! I feel like I’ve inherited two big sisters. They’re also very funny, and Dr. Vu and Bobbie each have a wealth of crazy stories that’ll have you cracking up while they poke around in your mouth (I don’t think they make you laugh while they drill). I can’t recommend this practice enough. For what it’s worth, though, I’m seriously considering biannual travel back to San Jose after I move, just so I can keep working with them. They’re not only excellent dentists, but excellent human beings. Oh, and if you recite the Quadratic Equation to Dr. Vu, you’ll make her grin from ear to ear. Really. Try it!

Gina P. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Brought my 2 year old here for her 1st dental visit. We were welcomed into the reception area by a very friendly receptionist who knew this was my daughters first visit. She spoke to my daughter directly welcoming her. Dr. Vu is also a mother and knew exactly how to handle my crying, scared daughter. She sat on my lap for her exam and cleaning. Dr. Vu is very nice, sympathetic, caring and speaks perfect english. While there were no children’s toys in the waiting area, nor exam room, my daughter was proudly presented with 2 stickers, toothbrush and a toy! Wish I had the same dental plan as my daughter I would dump Western Dental and go to this small office any day.

Larry Tabor (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Hello, my experience with Dr. Vu is a little different. As a dentist myself, I should know good from bad, and always felt Dr. Vu fell into the good to great category by her credentials and standing in the dental community. That is until one night during a phone and texting session where to docs who care about their profession talk “war stories”, explain our cases, look at outcomes, etc. I was shocked at the quality of her work; beautiful is an understatement. Her work was not just our routine, bread and butter dentistry, each case was representative of some of the toughest cases in all of the dental disciplines, orthodontics, periodontics, implants, etc. More important to me were the backstories where she took the patient’s individual case and matched it to the patient as a person, not as a case. She has become my go-to referral in all of Santa Clara County. As I hung up the phone, I was left wondering ‘can I get that good?’

Kim W. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Vu is amazing! I moved to the bay area a year ago, and had a terrible experience with a different dentist. I looked around on yelp, and found the great recommendations. They are not lying! She is so nice, and is constantly making sure you are comfortable and not in pain. She has no issue explaining things, which is good because I want to know everything. The receptionist, Teresa, is very helpful.

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