Dr. Zahid Ahmed

Oakland, CA
10 years experience male


Oaktown Dental

Oakland, CA


2844, Summit St, Oakland, CA

My office hours

Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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Insurances accepted



Stanford Hospital

Palo Alto, CA

Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto

Palo Alto



Zahid H. Ahmed was born and raised in California and attended the University of Michigan for his dental training. He was previously clinical faculty member at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry. He also is currently an attending staff dentist at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto and Stanford University Hospitals. He also see patients at his private office, Oaktown Dental, in Oakland, California. He completed a General Practice Residency at UCSF and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He believes continuous learning allows him to provide the best possible dental care for his patients. In addition to general dentistry, his focus includes implantology, prosthodontics, dental-alveolar surgery, hospital dentistry, and sedation. He places a high value on patient comfort.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Doctor Q&A

261 Answers
543 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Due to the proximity of your sinus to your top back teeth, you may experience some tooth pain with a sinus infection. If your pain does not resolve wi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Likely an ulcer: Could be a number of things but most commonly is an apthous ulcer. These generally resolve within 10-14 days on their own. If it doesn't start to get ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Start with ibuprofen: If it is safe for you to take, consider some over the counter ibuprofen. This generally works better than Tylenol (acetaminophen) for tooth pain. The ... Read More
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Feb 23, 2013
Very knowledgeable dentist with consistently thorough, to the point and articulate answers and advice!
Apr 5, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dec 24, 2014
Excellent dentist. Highly recommend.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I like the detail in your reply. It has me placing another online question about rebuilding bone height. Mush appreciated.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will definitely look him up. I'm trying to avoid western dental which seems to be about my only option. :(
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Thanks. It did happen after completing a prescription of antibiotics. "Bad taste" was a side affect listed but this been a week since.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Graduated 2010MD




Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellowship, Academy General Dentistry


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Academy of General Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
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