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.

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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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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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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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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

    Lasers direct a controlled force of energy that can remove or alter bone and tissue. By applying varying wavelengths of energy, dental lasers are used to detect and treat a myriad of oral health issues, including detecting oral cancer and treating small cavities. There are two different types of dental ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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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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