T. Alan Peterson, D.D.S.

(30) Cosmetic Dentist

John P.

As a new patient, I was absolutely blown away by my experience with Dr. Peterson. The skill, knowledge, patience, and talent of his staff was beyond anything I have experienced in the dental world. The time they take to educate their patients and to explain the process for teeth cleaning and examination is something I have never experienced before. The procedures were efficient and completely pain-free (also a first for me!) They even took the time to give me an education in dental insurance and cost-saving alternatives. I cannot recommend Dr. Peterson and his team highly enough. Five stars is not enough!
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Hal C.

Superb dental care. From crowns to cleaning, have been a patient since 1982.
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Gaven

Dr. Peterson and Mrs. Peterson has taken care of my teeth for many years now and my teeth haven't been healthier. They take the time to explain my X-ray results and any procedures. They know their stuff and I trust them completely. Everyone in the office is very personable and super friendly. They make going to the dentist actually enjoyable.
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Ron B.

Total thumbs up. And his hygienist, Kathy, is fantastic. I drive from Santa Rosa just to see these folks. Two hours each way!! Worth every bit of the effort.
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Ron B.

Total thumbs up. And his hygienist, Kathy, is fantastic. I drive from Santa Rosa just to see these folks. Two hours each way!! Worth every bit of the...
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Marilyn S.

Dr. Peterson and his staff have taken care of me for over 10 years and I am very happy with their caring, friendly, and professional care of my dental health. If you want dental care done well, this is the practice for you.
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Heidi F.

Dr. Peterson and his entire staff are top notch in every way. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them and the work they provide. They have taken amazing care of me for so many years. I can’t thank them enough or recommend them highly enough.
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Hiroshi Y.

Cassie

Dr. Peterson is awesome!!!!
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Irena W.

The best in Los Altos!!!!! He is kind , funny , wise and extremely well know dentistry profession . All his stuff is also happy , friendly and professional.
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Gail M.

Dr. Peterson was my dentists for decades. I can't say enough positive things about him. I went to him with my first toothache. He was kind, cheerful, and...
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Kristen R.

Dr. Peterson has been our dentist since the mid 70's.  I remember just picking his name out of the phonebook!  What luck!  He is by far the best dentist and we recommend him to everyone.  He is always up on the latest techniques.  His staff is always the best and you can tell they respect each other and get along.  I love Yuki too.
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Hal C.

Imaginative skill with a personal touch to resolve issues and make you look your best...without doubt THE BEST!
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Anna B.

Always a  pleasure (believe it!) to have a dental visit with Dr. Peterson!
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Deb H.

Absolutely wonderful dentist and assistant! Highly recommend !!!
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Nick C.

A+ along with the rest of the staff.
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Victor L.

Our whole family has seen Dr. Peterson since the 90s. We live in the East Bay. We have 4 dentists in the family and 2 friends who are also dentist and we still choose Alan despite the long drive and traffic. He is the best!
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Pepe D.

I have needed to go to see Dr Peterson twice on an urgent basis.  Both times his staff was able to fit me in quickly and they understood that I was in pain and needed to see someone quickly.  I went to see him again recently and he told me I needed a root canal.  His staff helped me by getting me in with the hopes of getting a root canal done that same day given the pain I was in.   He referred me to an endodontist, Dr. Keivan Zoufan, who turned out to be a total nightmare. (Do not recommend him or his office staff at all!) However Dr Petersen called me the following day to find out what happened and was equally horrified by my experience.  He apologized profusely as he understood I was still in a lot of pain which is very comforting when you are truly going crazy with tooth pain!  He then got his office staff to go the extra mile to find another endodontist who would take my insurance and who had a quick opening to do a root canal.  While I did not approve of his initial referral, I will still go to Dr Peterson and recommend him highly.  His office staff are all warm, caring and exactly what you need when you are in pain and need relief and some TLC!
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Dale D.

I have needed to go to see Dr Peterson twice on an urgent basis.  Both times his staff was able to fit me in quickly and they understood that I was in pain and needed to see someone quickly.  I went to see him again recently and he told me I needed a root canal.  His staff helped me by getting me in with the hopes of getting a root canal done that same day given the pain I was in.   He referred me to an endodontist, Dr. Keivan Zoufan, who turned out to be a total nightmare. (Do not recommend him or his office staff at all!) However Dr Petersen called me the following day to find out what happened and was equally horrified by my experience.  He apologized profusely as he understood I was still in a lot of pain which is very comforting when you are truly going crazy with tooth pain!  He then got his office staff to go the extra mile to find another endodontist who would take my insurance and who had a quick opening to do a root canal.  While I did not approve of his initial referral, I will still go to Dr Peterson and recommend him highly.  His office staff are all warm, caring and exactly what you need when you are in pain and need relief and some TLC!
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Roberto N.

I have been a patient of Dr Peterson for more than 10 years. Dr Peterson is the ultimate professional who always stays updated with new techniques and invests in the best machines and equipment available. For example, in two cases he was able to avoid a full blown crown by reconstructing the part of the tooth that broke off. Most every other dentist cannot perform this procedure because they do not have the required equipment,  knowledge and staff. His work always end in perfection and it always seems minimally invasive and with minimal pain. If you are looking for an experienced and talented dentist, Dr Peterson is right for you.
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Roberto N.

I have been a patient of Dr Peterson for more than 10 years. Dr Peterson is the ultimate professional who always stays updated with new techniques and...
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Ravi L.

I have been a patient with Dr. Peterson for over 15 years. I drive 30 miles with no hesitation to visit him. Dr. Peterson is an exceptional professional, extremely meticulous and very caring. He is a great person to talk and get a full scope of information with great advice and education. Highly recommended. A wonderful and well qualified staff as well. Thank you Dr. Peterson - you never pulled on my teeth. 
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Donna H.

Wonderful experience! How often can you say that about going to the dentist. Dr. Peterson and his staff are simply the best!
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Andy B.

Awesome experience.
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Mike C.

I started using Dr. Peterson in the early 1970's and continued until about 10 years ago when I decided that I could walk a few blocks to a different dentist. After many years, I became angry with him and decideved to use Dr. Peterson again. He replaced a bridge for me that fell of my mouth driving home and I realized why it happened. It was only two years old, but it didn't last the way it should. I returned to Dr. Peterson immediately and will continue forever with him. All the work he has done for me over the years is worth my trip to his office.Recently, I went to his hygienist for another cleaning. She does a wonderful job, and I will continue to use only her. Dr. Peterson checked my mouth and saw that I had no problems. 
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Victor L.

I have seen Dr. Peterson for more than 20 years when I was working at HP in the 90s. My girl friend at the time referred me to him. We got married and have kids who are all now seeing him. My wife has an aunt and 3 first cousins who are all dentists in the bay area. But no one can compare to Alan and we don't mind the commute to see him.I recently broke my front tooth after years of contact sport that include martial art and poor dentistry practice from my previous dentist. The appointment for my implant extraction is 3 weeks out.  Dr. Peterson helped me to temporary cement the tooth.  I came to his office several times within the last few weeks for him to cement it back on every time it came loose. Dr. Peterson and the staffs are so gracious and took care of me patiently every time I came in. No charge! One Sunday afternoon, he even called and asked how I was doing. He gave out his personal cell number and encourage his patient to call whenever is needed. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Peterson as our dentist. He is caring and took great price in his practice. The staff and the dental hygienist are wonderful too. I hope he doesn't retire any time soon. Dr. Dhir is very good also.Thank you so much for the care and services you have provided.Victor L.
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Will M.

This is a great place for dental services. I broke my two front teeth in half and had veneers put on by Dr. Peterson's office. Now my teeth look even better than the real ones I had before. I have been going to this office for years and can assure that they do a great job. A friendly and talented staff can fix any issue with your teeth. I have confidence that any tooth chip or cavity that I get will be taken care of and have my teeth looking great again. I recommend this place.
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Vanessa R.

Five stars to Dr. Al, who has been taking care of my teeth for 23 years.23 YEARSOmg, I'm getting old.Seriously, I'm dreading the day that Dr. Al retires.  I might be known as The Screamer (a lovely little nickname from my elementary days) in his office, but he's always able to calm me and get the job done.  Without getting bitten.Kudos Dr. Al!!!The entire staff is really fantastic to work with, especially if you're a difficult patient like me.  -Vicky works with me on my billing since my meager late-twenties-salary still does not allow for major dental work payments in significant chunks.  -Dr. Dhir (who has graduated from Dr. Al's assistant to a dentist- Congrats!!!) has seen me in action for years, and while I still insist Dr. Al be the only living human to stick a drill in my mouth, I know that one day...one day, she will take over.  Godspeed Dr. Dhir, Godspeed.-Gina has now become the brave soul to clean my teeth (when I muster up the courage to drag my happy ass in there) and she is oh-so-patient with me and my torture-fueled demands.-The rest of the staff are all great, I've never had a problem with any of them.  I retract, actually, I have problems with every single one of them while their hands and power tools are in my mouth, but we always make numb-mouth nice afterward.Did I mention that my entire family still sees Dr. Al?  Except my brother, who probably doesn't see anyone and is only prolonging the pain.Did I also mention that Vicky still lets me take a toy from the treasure chest if I'm a good girl?  Bribery works, she knows me so well.  Yes, I am 28 and I still like my treasure chest toys.  Don't judge me.So go.  If you're looking for a new dentist who can deal with the worst of them, go see Dr. Al.  He's THAT good.  Me and my precious teeth are eternally grateful.  Literally.  Well more my teeth than me, seeing how they will long outlive me.
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Location

826 Altos Oaks Dr Ste 1, Los Altos, CA, Los Altos, CA 94024

Phone: (650) 941-6557

Email: [email protected]

  • MON - THU: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • FRI: By appointments only.
  • SAT - SUN: Closed
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