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Dr. Oliver

Meet Dr. Douglas Oliver, DDS

The Zoologist Turned Dentist

“Surprisingly, I started out in college intent on becoming a zoologist. I was attending UC Berkley, heavily involved with animal research, especially whales.” Dr. Oliver knew it was either go into graduate school in that field and become involved in academics, or indulge his love of working closely with people and enter the medical field.

“My dad was a periodontist, a dentist specializing in gum disease, but I didn’t know that much about what he did.” While taking a year off after graduating from UC Berkeley, Dr. Oliver visited his dad’s office and some of his colleagues to get to know the dental world. “I and knew it was something I was going to enjoy. I’ve now been in practice for over 25 years!”

Education, Memberships, & Associations

Dr. Oliver went on to UC San Francisco for dental school, and upon graduation completed a one year residency program at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He is still heavily involved with continuing his education, taking courses in general dentistry as well as in his interest areas of oral surgery and dental implants.

I love getting to know my patients and making a real connection with them, caring for them over their lifetimes.”

Dr. Oliver is a member of:

Additionally, Dr. Oliver was the Chairman on the Peer Review Committee for the Contra Costa Dental Society serving from 1997 to 2021.

Born and Raised in the Beautiful Bay Area

Dr. Oliver loves living and practicing in the Bay Area where he grew up. Being right on the water, he has a love for boating, sailing, and fishing, passions he shares with his son. They also like to travel together and going to live music.

“My son and I are big sports fans, following the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. We try to get to many games a year!”

“I’d love to discuss how I can help take care of your dental needs. Call (510) 724-6161 today to get started with our comprehensive care.”

Dr. Douglas Oliver | (510) 724-6161