Extraordinary Dentisty / Exceptional Care
I have been to many dentists throughout my life time, but now that I have found Dr. Steve Kolokithas I won't have to be searching any more. He is the best. He is personable, likable, and most importantantly, knowledgeable, and knows what he is doing. He does everything with care and gentleness. He works seamlessly with his staff to provide excellent dental care. He treats me and my family like his family. We all seem to like going to the dentist. And, that is saying something. ~ Cynthia S. Redwood City, CA
Absolutely the BEST! I recently had two implants made at Dr. Kolokithas' office and while there, he fixed so many other problems, all on the same appointment, that I came away with my smile returned. He is the most gentle dentist and his manner is so kind and caring that all tension from being in the chair just disappears. His staff is friendly and welcoming, as is his office. At 65, I've had lot of dental work over the years, and Dr. Steven is the best ever. ~ Andrea G. Coquille, OR
Hip, hip, hooray! I finally found not only a great dentist, but the best dentist I have ever been too. With my dad being an orthodontist, we always went to the very best dentist/s in the Long Beach area. Moving to northern calif. several years ago, I was beginning to despair at finding a quality dentist. Well, I've found one now, and my search is over. Halleluia! ~ MERRILY P. Little River, CA
Serioulsly, Dr. Steve may be the best dentist in the peninsula. In addition to doing great family dentistry, he is truly an artist when it comes to cosmetic restructuring. ~ L.L. ~ San Francisco, CA
Dr Steve is one of the best dentists that I have ever been to. His office is clean and his staff professional. But the very best thing about him is his conservative approach to dentistry. ~ Jenny B. ~ Los Gatos CA
Dr. Steve has been our family dentist for many years, first in San Carlos and now in Redwood City. He takes great care with our varying needs, ranging from preventive dentistry to replacing fillings and creating crowns, always keeping in mind what's best for us. His use of state-of-the-art equipment and procedures produces great cosmetic dentistry results, too. His staff is courteous and helpful, and the office well-run. I happily and confidently refer friends and clients to Dr. Steve, knowing he'll give them top-notch care. ~ Lottie K. ~ San Carlos, CA
I have an extreme fear of the dentist's office. My boyfriend recommended Dr. Kolokithas and has been going to him for years. I have to agree that the staff at this office is the nicest I've ever met and really helps me relax. ~ Jessica B. ~ San Mateo, CA
My family and I live abroad and visit the Bay Area once a year. Whenever we come back we make sure to stop by and see Dr. Kolokithas for checkups and any necessary dental work. He is such a great dentist. ~ Adam D. Discovery Bay, CA
I found Dr. Kolokithas over 1.5 years ago, thanks to Yelp!! I have been extremely happy with the quality & care of his work. I probably literally almost have a million dollar smile so I've been to plenty of dentists in my life & Dr. Kolokithas is #1 on my long list!! ~ Christine M. Redwood City, CA
I am terrified of the dentist (that should be an all caps TERRIFIED), and I finally went to see Dr. Steve on referral from some yelpers here. I haven't been to the dentist in about 5 years or so, and finally dragged myself in because I had such a bad cavity.
This dentist is the first one who hasn't asked me if I wanted my teeth whitened or tried to refill all my existing fillings with the white stuff. He is the first dentist who has tried to accommodate my jaw problem and my irrational fear of dentists. He is the first dentist who directed me to a TMJ specialist who can actually help me with my jaw and headache problem.
I've been to his office twice while kids have been in the office. He is so nice to them and describes fun stuff about teeth. I wish my childhood dentist had been so cool! ~ Julie B. Redwood City, CA
Dr. Steve has been my dentist for over 10 years! Never had a painful visit and he is the best dentist on the peninsula. He is very helpful and knowledgeable, especially when you break a tooth or two, like I did. The staff and hygienists are very warm, caring, and professional. You're in great hands with Dr. Steve and his staff.
Mahalo! ~ Christopher C. San Mateo, CA
Dr. Steve is an unbelievable dentist! When I moved out to the Bay Area, the one thing I was worried about was finding a good dentist. So naturally, I avoided going for a few years. I was left with no choice when a big piece of one of my molars broke off (damn corn nuts!). Thanks to Yelp I was able to find Dr. Steve.
Dr Steve did an x-ray (they pop up on the computer screen in front of you) and was able to zoom in and out with his keyboard. Not only was it really cool, but it was pretty evident that this guy knew his stuff. He told me that I probably needed a crown, but he could do a much cheaper three surface filling. And I thought finding an honest dentist was as hard to find as an honest mechanic.
Needless to say, I went the filling route. Dr. Steve went ahead and did his thing. The whole procedure was pretty painless. What I really appreciated was how Dr. Steve took his time to recreate every little pit, groove, and ridge on my tooth. You couldn't even tell it was filled. The work was phenomenal.
After it was all over, I asked Dr. Steve for a pediatric dentist recommendation. Instead of just throwing out a few random names, he takes the time to call his wife and ask her who was being recommended in her Mom's group. Talk about great customer service...
Then the cherry on top. I get a call at around 6 PM. It's Dr. Steve calling to make sure the tooth is feeling OK.
Overall, I couldn't have expected a better experience. If you are looking for a new dentist, Dr. Steve is as good as it gets. Great dentist, clean office, super friendly staff. What else can you ask for?
P.S. - Dr. Steve was voted Best Cosmetic Dentist of San Mateo County
by KRON's Best of the Bay. ~ Adam H. Redwood City, CA
I have been coming to see Dr. Steve for many years, and quite frankly, I have to say that he is the best dentist I've ever gone to. From his helpful and caring staff, to his thoroughness and attention to detail, and coupled with excellent customer service, Dr. Steve and team provide for a pleasant experience every time. Even more importantly, Dr. Steve's quality of work is bar none. As other reviewers have noted, Dr. Steve takes the time to explain each procedure and goes above and beyond to offer his patients flexibility in determining which of the available options is right for them. Simply put, Dr. Steve is the best and I'll continue to be a loyal customer. ~ Dave T. Redwood City, CA
I've had the pleasure of having Dr. Kolokithas do some crowns for me. He went above and beyond to meet my schedule and he did 4 crowns for me in one day with his CEREC machine. They look great, fit perfectly and have not given me a day of trouble. He is very personable and approachable,yet totally professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any of my family and friends. ~ Michael G. Mendocino, CA
Our family has been with Dr. Steve for more years than I care to remember; I know it was before we had an 11-year old... Not only is Dr. Steve passionate about providing excellence in dentistry; he has also dedicated his priority to service. Ensuring supportive, positive and encouraging dental experiences. You're not just a patient of Dr. Kolokithas,you are a part of his family! ~ D D. Brentwood, CA
I have been a patient of Dr. Steve Kolokithas since 1994. He had Saturday office hours then, so I came to him because my regular family dentist was not available on Saturdays. I was immediately impressed with Dr. Steve's thoroughness, proficiency, and gentle care. He also explained to me what his treatments entailed and why he was proceeding the way he was. Information is power, and power alleviated my fears. But when Dr. Steve's practice took him to Redwood City I was initially disappointed. But I decided to leave my family practitioner and drive THRITY MILES EACH WAY to continue seeing who I consider to be the best dentist in the Bay Area. It's a great opportunity for me to write this about someone who started off being my dentist, and who I now consider a friend and confidant. ~ Dan M. San Francisco, CA
We are so glad to have found Dr. Steve. He has been our family dentist for over 5 years now. He has always treated us exceptionally well. He is a great family dentist and is very compassionate and caring to kids. The rest of the staff is also awesome and the office itself is always clean and inviting.I always recommend Dr. Steve to families when I know they might be looking for a new dentist. ~ David K. Redwood City, CA
I've been a patient of Dr. Steve's for about 8 years now. He's by far the best dentist I've ever had. It's obvious how he cares about his patients. I drive from San Jose to him and it's worth the drive as I don’t trust anyone else to work on me. Go see Dr. Steve! ~ David W. San Jose, CA
Dr. Steve is fantastic. I went first and both he and his staff were fabulous. They are both friendly and competent! I actually enjoyed my time at the office and noticed that I was not afraid. I then brought my boys there and they both ENJOYED their dental experiences. Dr. Steve is great with adults and kids alike. His office is modern, clean, neat, and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Steven Kolokithas for your dental needs. ~ Tiffany L. Saratoga, CA
I highly recommend Dr. Steve. I have been a patient of his since his early days in San Francisco. I followed him from SF to his current location in Redwood City. I live in the East Bay and travel across the bay every six months for my cleaning and checkup.
Dr. Steve's office is always equipped with the latest technology in dentistry so I know that he will provide the best treatment available. ~ Steve K. Union City, CA
As other reviewers have said, Dr. Steve is great. Erica, who gave me x-rays was great too. Super nice, super approachable, super considerate; just all around great service and care. They explained everything to me as we went along and I learned a lot. I really appreciated that they took me step-by-step through everything, instead of just saying, "you need XYZ" after 10 minutes of examinations. ~ Andy L. San Mateo, CA
OK. When you sing opera your teeth show, especially if it's a video and a close-up. Dr. Steve is a cosmetic genious. He knows exactly what he is doing. That's why my wife and I travel all the way from LA to Redwood city to lie in his chair and be amazed and carefully treated. A CEREC is a gift from the tooth fairy and Dr Steve fashions them as an artist. I was his first live CEREC creation. Perfect. I have had a bunch since then and they all are beautiful and still in perfect condition. Go to Dr. Steve. Take the whole family. He is not a slick operator. He is real. He cares more about dentistry than your money. ~ Gary F. Camarillo, CA
I've been going to Dr. Steve for over a decade, and think he's the best. As far as dentists go, I'm pretty spoiled -- my cousin was a dentist in LA, and for years I thought that I was receiving better than average treatment because I was "family". Well, I didn't really know what good treatment was until I moved to the Bay Area and was introduced to Dr. Steve and his staff. His office is clean, well appointed, bright, and beautifully decorated. But that's just the wrapping -- any dentist can have a nice office (even though some don't, for some reason I'll never understand). What really matters is the attention to detail that Dr. Steve pays to every patient.
He is truly an artist and will not rest until the job -- whether it is a cleaning, a filling, a crown, or something more involved -- is done to his exacting standards, which are extraordinarily high. Even though there are many dentists who are located closer to my home, I cheerfully make the drive to Redwood City, because frankly, it's worth it. I would recommend Dr. Steve (and his friendly, professional staff) to patients of all ages. New patients, and especially people who are suffering from dental PTSD would be wise to make an appointment today. ~ H. L. Palo Alto, CA
I am absolutely dentist phobic and have been for many years. Dr. Steve was recommended to me by a friend about 3 years ago. Since that time he has done many different procedures on me and I will honestly tell you that never once in 3 years has he hurt me in any way shape or form. From shots to filings to root canals he is kind and gentle and truly the best dentist I have ever seen. The office staff is wonderful. For the first time in my life I am not terrified to go into a dentists office!
If you are looking for a dentist I recommend you give Dr. Steve a try, I think you will be amazed. ~ J B. Redwood City, CA
Every person at Dr. Steve's office was as nice, professional and friendly as possible. They went out of the way to squeeze me into their schedule on short notice, and nobody lectured me for only going to the dentist once a decade. Dr. Steve explained each part of the exam so I always knew what he was doing. I only had an exam and cleaning but I'll certainly go back for any future work. Even though it was my first visit, Dr. Steve and the rest of the staff treated me like an old friend. If you're nervous about dentistry I'm sure they can put you at ease. ~ Mad R. Redwood City, CA
Finding Dr. Steve was a stroke of luck for me; he came highly recommended by my acupuncturist. Dr. Steve's work bridges the worlds of science and art: he uses his deep knowledge of dental science to explain complex topics in plain language, and he brings art to the sculpture of teeth. His use of cad-cam technology enables him to prep, craft, and install a crown in one sitting -- amazing. And since he's also a musician, he programs great sets for the iPod music system in his office. He is supported by a friendly and competent staff that know how to work effectively with insurance relations. Dr. Steve takes his time to do a good job and often calls later in the day to ensure that I'm feeling okay after the session. ~ Al Z. Portland, OR
I've Been going to Dr. Steve for as long as he's had his practice there, he and the rest of the staff are fantastic! Had my metal fillings replaced with the white cerec and it was great. He is very detail-oriented which is great when dealing with something so visible like teeth. Others have said perfectionist and that describes him...perfectly ;-) My dental technician is Ellie and she's great too...very gentle when performing the inevitable 'scraping'. Go see Dr. Steve if you need a dentist in Redwood City! ~ Stephanie L. Mountain View, CA
Dr. Steve is a gem! Besides being kind and patient, he is an artist and just enough of a perfectionist. Relative to him, the others are hacks! And, if that stellar review isn't enough, Dr. Steve received his DDS from the number one dental school in the country, namely, UCSF. He is good with adults and kids. And, I always walk away happy with my teeth. Now, if only he would become a plastic surgeon. :-) ~ Marc S. Redwood City, CA
We've been going to Dr. Kolokithas' practice now for the last three years and we couldn't be happier. He and his staff are so friendly, professional and most of all personable. They truly make you feel like family and I know that we will be bringing all our family members as our family grows.
We really appreciate the way Dr. K and his staff communicate with us as well as being so accommodating with our schedules. We hold no reservations about recommending him to anyone looking for a great dentist! ~ Ed H. San Carlos, CA
Dr. Steve is not only the most gentle dentist I have ever been to, he is also an artist in his work. Outstanding work. My teeth look absolutely perfect, as if they were the originals. When I moved back to Germany, some dentists here made up stuff, so they could replace fillings or a bridge.
No chance. Dr. Steve does excellent quality work.
On my next visit to California I am back in your chair... Sounds like I love going to the dentist? Yes, I do here. ~ Lorenz C. Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Steve and his staff were fantastic. My teeth grinding and clenching were a big problem for me. Dr. Steve immediately diagnosed the problem and had a new night guard for me right away. I am sure I have avoided some major gum issues with the night guard because I don't think my stressful days will be going anywhere! My teeth are saved! ~ Andrew L. San Jose, CA
Dr. Steve runs his business from a patient's perspective. He really empathizes with his patient's experience and that translates into an excellent experience. He doesn't waste my time or keep me waiting for him. His staff is very friendly and courteous, at the same time very professional by having all of the dental kits ready for Dr. Steve. We drive from Brentwood to see Dr. Steve and will continue to bring our entire family for years to come. ~ R D. Brentwood, CA
I've had three dentists in my life, and Dr. Kolokithas is by far the best, and in many ways- which is why he is still my dentist after 7 plus years. He is very caring, patient and detail oriented- definitely the qualities I or anyone would look for when choosing a dentist.
Specifically, on two different occasions, when I had to have part of my tooth replaced, he put me completely at ease by explaining exactly what the procedure was, what exactly he'd be doing, and during the actual procedure checking to make sure that I wasn't feeling any pain whatsoever.
I have and will continue to recommend him to all my friends and family members who are looking for a dentist. ~ Andy Z. Redwood City, CA
My family has been with Dr Steve for over 10 years. He is a great family dentist who demonstrates the highest degree of care for his patients. They are real professionals that make it a priority to educate the patient about their options so they can help direct the best possible care. They show special concern for patients , like me, that are really nervous about being at the dentist. They are always there when you have a problem or a concern, and they always follow through to make sure your experience was positive and that you are satisfied with the service you received. They are true professionals that really care! ~ Michael P. Burlingame, CA