Dr. James Forester, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
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Dr. James Forester, DDS
Dr. Forester is a fun-loving board certified Pediatric Dentist who has been practicing on the Central Coast since 2007. He is an energetic kid at heart who takes pride in his work and is thrilled to have found a profession in which he looks forward to coming to work every day. Dr. Forester graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2002. After practicing as a general dentist for two years, he completed the postdoctoral program in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island in 2006. Dr. Forester is currently president-elect of the Central Coast Dental Society, the medical/dental representative on the San Luis Obispo Country First Five Commission, and a member of the San Luis Obispo County Oral Coalition. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He serves in Sacramento on the Government Affairs Council of the California Dental Association. He is also a member of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association. As a lifelong Christian, Dr. Forester loves giving back to the community. He's participated in numerous mission trips to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. He helps coordinate and participates in the local Give Kids A Smile program, while volunteering at schools and community events to educate and promote the importance of early dental health. For over 8 years Dr. Forester has been active in a non-profit dental clinic in Paso Robles named the Tolosa Children's Dental Center. (formerly Clinica de Tolosa) In his time there he has been instrumental in the continued delivery of care to many underserved children. As the former dental director, he worked with the Clinic Director and Board to see several expansions of the clinic and it's capacity, a continued increase in the dental providers, and most recently an expansion to include a satellite clinic in San Luis Obispo. Consequently, the number of deserving children receiving quality care has increased over the years. Dr. Forester has a unique ability to engage children of all ages and backgrounds. You will often find him in the office singing and telling stories (in both English and Spanish) or recapping the latest baseball games with his patients. To him, the best part of working with kids is seeing their endless potential and helping guide their growth. "I love their honesty, creativity and genuine spirits".

620 California Blvd Ste G

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information

(805) 592-2020

Dr. James Forester, DDS

Dr. James Forester, DDS

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife
  • UniCare

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Practice Areas

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache


  • Composite Fillings
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Crown
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Teeth Extraction

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, Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of The Pacific / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Lutheran Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
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Dr. Forester accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • UniCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Forester has admitting privileges

French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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