Douglas W. Vierra, DDS

meet dr vierra

meet dr vierra

I am proud to be a dentist. It enables me to work with a great group of dedicated people, united to help others. As a profession, we strive to educate and prevent disease. We constantly work to improve techniques and materials to better care for the dental needs of the community. I am consistently inspired by the leaders and educators of the dental community. Together, we work to create a healthier world.

Dentistry is a complex and exacting science. After 30 years of practicing, I feel I still have more to learn, and I am motivated by the challenge to become better, so I can meet the needs of my patients, which is my highest priority. To be able to provide exemplary, comfortable care I have to be highly skilled in technique, and sensitive to the individual patient’s fears, anxieties, and concerns. Each person requires a unique, personalized approach, and I thrive on those complexities.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in pharmacology with honors – University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of California, Los Angeles

I am committed to pursuing continuing education offerings, through attendance at the California Dental Association science sessions and the American Dental Association conferences. I also take oral healthcare education courses through the University of the Pacific, the University of California San Francisco Dental School, and the Santa Clara Dental Society. Through my extensive continuing education studies, I have developed skills in most dental specialties, which enables me to offer expertise in a wide range of oral health services.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Santa Clara Dental Society

Personal Life

I grew up in Palo Alto and have lived in San Jose, CA for more than 25 years. My family is composed of my wife Nancy and four daughters: Jenell, Kristin, Amanda, and Ella. When I’m not in the office, I love family outings, playing golf, tennis, and soccer, going skiing, and tinkering around the house. I’m very passionate about exercise, knowing that it’s critical to stay physically and mentally strong.

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