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Gilman Dental Group
Valerie Gilman, DDS
San Carlos, CA

★★★★★

35 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 Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Dr. Valerie Gilman, DDS

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

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

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman is my dentist for the last 15 years.  She is caring, informative and knowledgeable.  She and her stuff are super friendly and organized.  Their current Covid protocols (screening, temp checks, N95 masks worn by all staff, social distancing etc) make me feel so safe that I have not missed a single cleaning appointment!:).  Thank you guys! I’ll see you soon.

Kendra Livingston (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I regularly get compliments on how wonderful my teeth look, and I tell everyone my secret: I’ve been going to Dr. Gilman for years and recommend her highly. She’s very thorough, and answers any question I may have with a great deal of knowledge and experience. Ana and Meghan (her dental assistants) are both amazing to work with as well! Ana is always great at finding a time that fits my crazy schedule, and Meghan cracks me up and makes a cleaning go by quickly. If you are in need of a dentist, check out Dr. Gilman’s practice— you’ll thank me!

N/a A. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Chipped my tooth dinnertime 10/7, made a ZocDoc appt for 10/17, sent e-mail to Dr. Gilman requesting an earlier slot if possible, got an appt 10/11. (I’m hearing-impaired, and Dr. Gilman is GREAT at catering to that.) The filling itself went smoothly and quickly, she even lay down little mats on my tongue so I wouldn’t taste the icky stuff.

Kevin M. from San Bruno, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to Dr. Gilman for 3 years now and she’s the best dentist I’ve ever had. The whole staff is really friendly, whenever I might need something beyond a regular cleaning she’s very transparent about what the costs would be, and it seems like she’s always got the latest and greatest dental technology which makes the whole experience painless.

Mikhail Levitskiy (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman is simply the best dentist I know and I have seen many. Very professional and does great work. Even more complicated large fillings stay in place as they should. Very happy with my fillings, crowns and root canals. I have known her for about 4 years and have zero issues with her dental work, office, billing etc. Even if we move out of the area we would still try to use her services. Highly recommended!

Louise W. from San Carlos, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Gilman has been my dentist for the past 5 years. She is the best! I recommend her to everyone. Her professional disposition is admirable; she does a thorough job in reviewing past visits with me, asks about any dentistry problems I may have, explains the X-rays, monitors and instructs me on which teeth to take better care of, and yes, does the teeth-cleaning herself. I have had a few crowns and fillings – and not a single problem with any of the treatment. Further, she is always cheerful, friendly and chats along as she works. The office location and her rooms face onto a beautiful creek lined with trees (a very calm and relaxing environment for a dentist).

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

★★★★★

Louise W. Palo Alto, CA 5.0 star rating 6/11/2011 Dr Gilman has been my dentist for the past 5 years. She is the best! I recommend her to everyone. Her professional disposition is admirable; she does a thorough job in reviewing past visits with me, asks about any dentistry problems I may have, explains the X-rays, monitors and instructs me on which teeth to take better care of, and yes, does the teeth-cleaning herself. I have had a few crowns and fillings – and not a single problem with any of the treatment. Further, she is always cheerful, friendly and chats along as she works. The office location and her rooms face onto a beautiful creek lined with trees (a very calm and relaxing environment for a dentist).

Kevin Moore (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to Dr. Gilman for 3 years now and she’s the best dentist I’ve ever had. The whole staff is really friendly, whenever I might need something beyond a regular cleaning she’s very transparent about what the costs would be, and it seems like she’s always got the latest and greatest dental technology which makes the whole experience painless.

Rosemary (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman is professional, personable and perfection! I have been her patient for over four years now, and the level of service and care I have received from her dentistry is unprecedented. And her “chairside manner” is refreshing! Warm, funny and caring. But always professional. Her office staff follows her lead, as well. The patient always comes first in Dr. Gilman’s office. I highly recommend her.

Yuriy M. from Mountain View, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Doctor Gilman is a perfectionist; if she does something, it’s good down to the last little thing. She takes great pride in being an accomplished professional; her knowledge of the dental medicine is both profound and universal. I’m an engineer, and it also occurs to me that the doctor’s actually got an engineering aptitude: her ability to see the treatment in progress, plan for it, match the materials, and implement the solution would fit well where I apply myself. I wasn’t very careful with my oral hygiene in my crazy young years; now, Dr. Gilman has managed to restore the ancient ruins in my mouth to both sightly and functional condition: a number of fillings, two crowns, the bridge, and the partial denture to close the gap where my jaw was broken long time ago, they all are of an exceptional quality. I can comfortably chew on the right side of my mouth again! First and foremost, she’s a very warm, fun, and caring person. I highly recommend Dr. Gilman to anyone.

Amber T. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been seeing Dr.Gilman for a few years. In the last year I needed some work done on getting a Partial and she walked me through all the steps and completed the procedure in a timely manner. Dr.Gilman is an artist. She is skillful, gentle and one of the best dentists I have ever had. While having dentist appointments during Covid I always feel safe at her office.. They are exceptionally clean and covid safe. I would recommend anyone to see Dr. Gilman. She is upfront on pricing, and affordable. Her staff is really kind and knowledgeable. They really care. I am so glad I found Dr. Gilman and you will be too!!

Mariko Cates (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to see Dr. Gilman for 4 years. When we moved to South San Jose, we decided that we would continue seeing Dr. Gilman, since she provides great dental care, is honest and has our best interests at heart. In addition, she and her team are all warm and friendly. Going to the dentist is actually a pleasure!

Gina L. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr. Gilman’s for several years and both she and the staff are great. They are polite and professional. I definitely used to have anxiety when going to the dentist, however, I’ve always felt at ease at Dr. Gilman’s office. The hygienists are thorough, friendly and explain what they’re doing. It’s very tough to find a good dentist and I am definitely pleased I found Dr. Gilman. I also appreciate that her staff follows up on the appointment reminders. Note: I went in recently and they are taking COVID-19 protocols very seriously. Dr. Gilman always keeps a clean and organized office and the latest COVID-19 protocols are great to see as a patient.

Kelly D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman and her staff are amazing! She’s honestly the best dentist ever and I trust her completely. She really cares about your teeth and I’ve never once felt up-sold or lead in the wrong direction. I would recommend her to everyone wanting the best best dentist who is highly educated. During covid, she is extra extra careful (even checks your finger pulse) and made me feel so safe.

Candice M. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Ive been going to Dr. Gilman for about 3 years. She and her staff are absolutely wonderful. I’ve had experience with a few different hygienists there. They are always thorough, kind, professional and accommodating with a light sensitivity issue I deal with. Dr. Gilman has taught me a lot in this past 3 years. Apparently I have a weird tongue and this thing about the roof of my mouth i thought everyone had! Anyway, she’s just so easy to talk to, even if you have random questions. A big shoutout to her office manager, Anna, who is so organized and sweet.

Sofia C. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman was the first person to greet me and get me started with my new hire paperwork. She was immediately personable and friendly. To my delight the rest of her staff were the same and they seemed to enjoy their job which made my first experience here wonderful. I would definitely recommend this dentist and look forward to my next visit.

Lisa C. from Grand Rapids, MI (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman is everything you could want in a dentist: personable and funny (important when you’re staring into each other’s eyes for some time); brave; incredible medical reasoning skill and technical execution. I started having cavities at a young age despite regular flossing and cleaning. By the time I got to Dr. Gilman, I had ground down and cracked all of the fillings in all of my back molars. She made recommendations and walked me through pricing before any procedures began, and we prioritized the procedures filling-by-filling. As the visit continued, she essentially performed major reconstruction on all of my molars using the best techniques and optimized products. She focused on my oral care for over 3 hours (with my permission – she asked me when I had to leave and had me out with 5 minutes to spare even!). In that whole time, she only to take care of her other patients (whose visits were much faster than mine, maybe 5 minutes). I walked out with a wonderful bite that day! She even had me fitted for the bite guard that could have clearly prevented such devastation! 3 weeks later, I came back for another 2 hours of incredibly technical replacement work and bite guard fitting. Again, I walked out with a great bite! I feel so fortunate to have been in the care of such a capable and compassionate dentist and team. She and her lean crew (it was just her, Ana, and Kevin) give their 200% everyday, non-stop. She is the absolute best, and if you’re a kind-hearted person looking for a kind-hearted dentist, look no further than Dr. Gilman.

Michelle J. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Dr Gilman is the BEST! She’s so thorough with cleanings, making sure everything is good with my teeth and gums, and she’s incredibly knowledgeable about pretty much everything. I have been seeing her for almost 3 years now and I would not trust my teeth to anyone else.

Vilya Levitskiy (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been seeing Dr. Gilman for many years and I am very thankful for being so lucky to find a dentist who I can trust. With her exclusively acute attention to detail and thorough work, I do not need to worry much about my dental health. I can completely rely on her decisions and be 100% sure that this decision is the best and most reasonable one. It’s a big relief to have a doctor who is both professional and friendly.

Eric H. from Belmont, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I came in for a cleaning after 1.5 years away due to covid. We reviewed my old X-rays along with notes about some pre cavities then shot new ones. I had a visible cavity on the gum-line on a molar. We did my cleaning & her covid protocols made me feel safe in the office. Dr. Gilman promptly got me in to address the cavity. It was a speedy & painless procedure and I was on my within an hour. Dr. Gilman is great, friendly and I trust her with my teeth!

Bobbi R. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

She and her assistant were very throrough and took the time to make sure my teeth were cleaned, xrays were reviewed for cavities or other issues, gums were root planed and she explained everything she was doing and what I needed to do following up. The visit was relatively pain free and I will be a return client.

Michael B. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Can’t complain… few minutes spent filling out the usual new patient stuff, then right into the room for the checkup. Dr Gilman is very good about explaining each step she’s doing and doesn’t require a lot of feedback, which is great when your mouth is full of dental implements!

Ellen Eberhard (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Intelligent, straightforward, warm and friendly. The procedures were gently and expeditiously done. Even her novocaine shot feels better than my last dental experience! My teeth feel great after the cleaning and the work she did. It is clear that Dr. Gilman takes her work, her patients , and their teeth very seriously. I went to Dr. Gilman solely based on the on-line reviews – and I’m so glad I did! I am actually looking forward to seeing her again in 6 months 😀

Lisa Cocco (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Gilman is everything you could want in a dentist: personable and funny (important when you’re staring into each other’s eyes for some time); brave; incredible medical reasoning skill and technical execution. I started having cavities at a young age despite regular flossing and cleaning. By the time I got to Dr. Gilman, I had ground down and cracked all of the fillings in all of my back molars. She made recommendations and walked me through pricing before any procedures began, and we prioritized the procedures filling-by-filling. As the visit continued, she essentially performed major reconstruction on all of my molars using the best techniques and optimized products. She focused on my oral care for over 3 hours (with my permission – she asked me when I had to leave and had me out with 5 minutes to spare even!). In that whole time, she only to take care of her other patients (whose visits were much faster than mine, maybe 5 minutes). I walked out with a wonderful bite that day! She even had me fitted for the bite guard that could have clearly prevented such devastation! 3 weeks later, I came back for another 2 hours of incredibly technical replacement work and bite guard fitting. Again, I walked out with a great bite! I feel so fortunate to have been in the care of such a capable and compassionate dentist and team. She and her lean crew (it was just her, Ana, and Kevin) give their 200% everyday, non-stop. She is the absolute best, and if you’re a kind-hearted person looking for a kind-hearted dentist, look no further than Dr. Gilman.

Joshua D. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

I hadn’t been to the dentist in a long time and was worried about what problems they might find. Dr. Gilman was very calming and informative in explaining what I had to have done. My first procedure which she explained would be the worst of my treatment plan did not hurt at all and was 1/100th of the pain I expected, and her charges are very reasonable. I wish I had gone to see her sooner.

Louise W. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Gilman has been my dentist for the past 5 years. She is the best! I recommend her to everyone. Her professional disposition is admirable; she does a thorough job in reviewing past visits with me, asks about any dentistry problems I may have, explains the X-rays, monitors and instructs me on which teeth to take better care of, and yes, does the teeth-cleaning herself. I have had a few crowns and fillings – and not a single problem with any of the treatment. Further, she is always cheerful, friendly and chats along as she works. The office location and her rooms face onto a beautiful creek lined with trees (a very calm and relaxing environment for a dentist)

Kathy R. from Belmont, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This is an amazing dental practice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can lounge back in the dentist chair with a tranquil river forest scene and watch for the passing deer and bird life.. the perfect environment to calm the nervous. After 3 failed attempts to fix one little tooth I went to Ms Gilman who did an exceptional job by using techniques I didn’t find in the other 3 dentists. Honesty and patience. These human qualities combined with her brilliant dental work is why she deserves 5 stars. — Kathy R., Belmont, CA

Stephanie C. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Gilman is a wonderful dentist. I have been a patient for over 7 years and each time I go in I have a great experience. I am not a huge fan of getting dental work done and her and her staff have always made me feel comfortable and at ease. Once I had to have a mold done for a night guard and if you have ever had to do that you have to sit with a tray in your mouth for about 20 minutes so the “cement” could dry. About 5 minutes in I started to have a panic attack because I felt like I couldn’t breath with the tray in my mouth ( I know, I know I am a wimp). Instead of making me sit in the room alone and suffer Dr. Gilman sat with me and talked to me to help keep my mind off what was going on. I know she was busy and had other patients but I was grateful she took the time and I know she didn’t have to do that. With regards to Covid they are taking all the precautions they can to keep patients and themselves safe. When they reopened in June after the 1st shutdown I was one of the first patients back and 8 months pregnant ( I wanted to get a cleaning before the baby came). At no point did I feel unsafe and they took all the precautions they could to make sure I felt comfortable and safe. I just had another cleaning recently and they are still taking the same precautions. If you are looking for a dentist in the mid peninsula area I highly recommend Dr. Gilman.

Thomas Madden (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I first met Dr. Gilman approximately two years ago and was immediately impressed with her superb professionslism and warm and engaging personality. I come from a father who was surgeon and know good medical people when I see them. Simply put Dr. Gilman is the finest dentist I have ever been associated with. It truly is a pleasure being her patient. Thomas Madden

Alfred Y. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

This is not an issue of the team at the dental office, but Zocdoc’s poor synchronization of the appointment schedule of the local office. Zocdoc booked me for a time that was not available. I was not contacted by Zocdoc or anyone to note that there was a change until I got to the dental office.

Virginia L. from San Carlos, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I moved to the area and needed a new dentist. I found Dr. Gilman was in my network and after my first new patient appointment and cleaning I felt so blessed and lucky to have found her! She is very thorough at explaining what she is doing and why. She is sweet, patient, and gentle. In addition to her amazing skills and customer service is her awesome staff. Victoria actually performed my cleaning and was so sweet and gentle. I didn’t get to interact too much with Vanessa but she was just as gracious and wonderful. I can’t wait for my next cleaning!

Kendra L. from San Carlos, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I regularly get compliments on how wonderful my teeth look, and I tell everyone my secret: I’ve been going to Dr. Gilman for years and recommend her highly. She’s very thorough, and answers any question I may have with a great deal of knowledge and experience. Ana and Meghan (her dental assistants) are both amazing to work with as well! Ana is always great at finding a time that fits my crazy schedule, and Meghan cracks me up and makes a cleaning go by quickly. If you are in need of a dentist, check out Dr. Gilman’s practice— you’ll thank me!

Sarah A. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

Everyone at Dr. Gilman’s was super professional and friendly. I was seen quickly and spent literally zero time waiting around in the dental chair—they immediately started working with me and were efficient, didn’t cause pain, and easy-going. They also didn’t push extra treatments, etc. on me, which I’ve experienced at other dentists. Would highly recommend.

Kristyn V. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

I had not been to a dentist in quite a long time before visiting Dr. Gilman. She is very professional, great at explaining what dental work needs to be done and why, answering any questions or concerns, as well as taking the time to examine you and do the needed procedures without being or making you feel rushed. I have found a new dentist I will be seeing regularly from here-on-out! Highly Recommend her!

Thairis P. from San Mateo, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I Highly recommend Dr Gilman. After seeing a lot of 5 stars reviews , I decided to give it a try, very friendly staff and Dr Gilman knows what she’s talking about. My previous dentist wanted to perform a root canal and other procedures at outrageous price on a tooth I had sensitive on it, Dr Gilman did a full X-ray and informed me that my teeth wasn’t that bad , on the same appointment she took the time to work on my tooth ,put new filling on it and I came back home relief and confident about how important it is to get 2nd opinions, she even recommended a Mouth piece to stop me from clenching my teeth at night .Dr Gilman is very knowledgeable, friendly And I would highly recommend her if you’re looking for a new dentist !

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