As an "East meets West" dentist with over 20 years of experience in various clinical settings, Dr. Hai Huang founded Lake Merritt Dental in 2004 to recruit the best of the best, and establish a one-stop whole oral health care clinic in the beloved Oakland, CA. Lake Merritt Dental is a pioneer in green dental care, and is a Certified Green Business in the Bay Area. They have been won numerous prestigious awards for excellent customer service, such as KRON4 Best of the Bay,
" Our philosophy is that our patients are our extended family, and we take care of our family by emphasizing preventative care and oral hygiene instruction, and reducing long term risks for dental maladies. Our restorative work not only gives patients a new confident smile, but a team of supporters and resources to help them maintain their smile for decades to come!"
Lake Merritt Dental is a strong advocate for Oakland's community values and partner with many local businesses and nonprofits to promote their causes. One such partnership with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) has opened an indoor bike parking space, and Lake Merritt Dental makes monetary donations to WOBO for each patient walking and biking to their dental appointment.
They also frequently participates in art and cultural activities, such as First Friday Art Murmur, Jack's Night Market at Jack London, Art + Soul Festival, and Oakland Pride. These events provide Lake Merritt Dental with opportunities to provide free oral hygiene instruction to the community.
As strong proponents for hands on education, student interns from ConnectED Linked Learning and the Oakland Youth Friendly Business Program are frequently shadowing and assisting in the office to gain experience in the dental business. Consistent with their mission to enhance the accessibility of dental care and care for the uninsured,
Lake Merritt Dental offers an in house membership plan available to individuals, families, and businesses with transparent tiered pricing.
For their 10 year anniversary, they are partnering with the national nonprofit, Dentistry From the Heart, to offer 1 full free day of dental care to the community. Many local businesses and community based organizations will be present to share their resources