Perfecting Family Dentistry

Welcome to the website of Dr. Denise Henderson, Palo Alto’s Family and Cosmetic Dentist. Our mission as an office is to provide our patients with exceptional dental care and treatment. From infants to elders, we are dedicated to serving patients of all ages. Our staff is committed to understanding and excelling your needs as a patient.

We offer a variety of dental services, including Basic Restorations, Dental Implants, Invisalign, and Treatment of Sleep Apnea. Our office uses the latest dental technology to ensure that our services exceed the standards of modern day dental care.

If you are experiencing any dental pain or want to learn more about the many dental services we offer, call our office at (650) 327-4755. We offer free consultations for all of our services.

We are closed due to COVID-19 but we are offering emergency services and to submit information for a virtual consultation.

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  • Dr.
    Denise Henderson

    I am an active member in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Osseointegration. I love continuing my education through classes and webinars so that I can stay on top of the most up to date and innovative options available to my patients.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Denise is an amazing dentist. Anytime I’m experiencing pain from my teeth, I never hesitate to call her to schedule a time to come in. She makes coming to the dentist a comforting experience. I wouldn’t have any one else take care of my teeth."
    Jeffrey H.
  • "If you’re looking for a dentist in the Palo Alto area, look no further. Dr. Henderson has the latest technologies to ensure that my teeth are taken care of. After restoring my missing teeth with dental implants, I can finally go back to eating the foods I love. I cannot thank her enough."
    Robert F.
  • "Dr. Henderson has been my dentist for over 10 years now and have nothing but good things to say about her work. She always keeps me well-informed with my treatment so I know what’s going on with my teeth."
    Patricia A.
  • "Before coming into Dr. Henderson’s office, I had always been afraid of going to the dentist. My teeth had suffered greatly after waiting several years to seek out a dentist. After my first visit with Dr. Henderson, my whole perspective of going to the dentist changed. I now feel relaxed when I’m in the chair, thanks to Dr. Henderson."
    Michelle K.

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  • Invisalign for Adults

    When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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COVID - 19

Due to the recent COVID-19 concern, we want to assure everyone about how we sanitize our office, we follow all universal precautions.

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