Dr. Gar Chan, DDS

Dr. Gar Chan, DDS

Family Dentistry  ·  
Dr. Gar Chan, DDS is a family dentistry practitioner in Gilroy, CA. He graduated from University Of California At San Francisco and practices family dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and more.Read his story

7880 Wren Ave Ste E154

Gilroy, CA 95020

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
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Dr. Chan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chan "Since 1976 dentistry has been my passion. The many evolving advances in dentistry constantly maintain my interest. I continue to be an avid student because the profession provides both artistic and technical challenges that are mutually fulfilling to patients and to me!" Dr. Chan's practice is a harmonious blend of finely honed skills, ability, attitude, and motivation to provide the utmost in patient care. He and his staff's attention to detail, ethical standard, and philosophy of care have earned the practice a solid reputation among both patients and peers. Throughout the years his patient base has included those from Corona, Mariposa, San Francisco, Tracy, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Turlock, Southern California, Hawaii, Germany, and Australia. Patients and other medical/dental professionals have paid him the ultimate compliment by referrals to their friends and family. Gar Chan is a product of Los Angeles, graduated as a biology major in 1976 from the University of California, Irvine, earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco in 1980, and began private practice in 1981. Dr. Chan has extensive advanced training and experience in all areas of family dentistry including: cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canals) , prosthodontics (replacement of lost natural teeth with fixed or removable teeth), oral surgery (extractions, bone grafts, implants, biopsies, removal of oral cysts, tumors), children's dentistry, orthodontics (braces), and implant crown restorations. Routinely he takes over twice the number of continuing education units required for license renewal and actively participates in several study clubs. Recently Dr. Chan participated in OsteoReady's Residency Program with Dr. Brady Frank, DDS, Ashland, Oregon providing practical implant solutions for missing, failing and/or fractured teeth. Patients are invited to find out how using simplified and efficient implant placements can provide long lasting dental solutions at significant savings. Dr. Chan works with his wife, Rhona Lee. Following a return to school, Rhona joined the practice as the dental hygienist in 1984. Together Dr. Chan and Rhona coordinate the short and long term dental treatment plans for patients. Their goal is to optimize and maintain each individual's oral health throughout his/her life. Both are very thankful to have a caring, conscientious, loyal staff, who constantly strive to improve themselves professionally and personally. Together they raised and nurtured two children, Allan and Erin. After graduating from U.C. San Diego in mechanical engineering, Allan is in his first year of medical school at Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from U.C. Davis in two majors, studio art and design, with a minor in horticulture, Erin has been taking supplemental classes at Gavilan College. In his spare time Dr. Chan is an avid runner, participates in marathons and is a member of the South Valley Runner's Club. His weekends are spent in training and working on his home ecology projects. Dr. Chan is/has been a member of the following: Straight Wire Orthodontics Group Gilroy Study Club South Valley Study Club (inclusive of the Seattle Study Club) Mini Implant Residency Group Santa Clara County Advanced Dental Study Club Gilroy Chamber of Commerce – member since 1981 He has studied under two of the foremost experts in dentistry, Peter Dawson and Frank Spears (Occlusal, musculature. and TMJ harmony and equilibrium) and he has taken courses in Clear Correct and Invisalign Orthodontics.
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chan "What Sets Us Apart

We provide our patients with superior results, while also giving them a comfortable and educational experience in the process. When it comes to technology and treatment, we are always learning and embracing new innovations and techniques. Our dentist, Dr. Chan has a treatment philosophy to treat each patient as he would a family member, which our patients both enjoy and appreciate.

Each day, our goal is to let our patients know that we care. We care deeply about our patients, and feel that our superb treatment shows how concerned we are for their well-being. Patients and parents love working with Dr. Chan and his staff because they are friendly, hardworking, and accommodating.

Our practice is focused on achieving high quality results utilizing some of the latest technologies and materials available. Over the years we have had the privilege of treating many dental and medical professionals and their families. Our reputation in the community is that our office is a both a professional and comfortable place to be, while also giving our patients great results. Our patients even worry about our welfare!"

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8  Practice Areas

  • Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics

20  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

33  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of California Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Fixed Orthodontics
    Other Education | Completed 1985
  • Frank Spears
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • Hiossen Implants
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • Peter Dawson
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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