Oana I Carnu has offices in Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9301 and is a licensed Dentist in the state of CA. For more information and to set up an appointment call 831-336-2271. License #58542.

Ben Lomond Dental Care

Oana I Carnu
9377 Mill St
Ben Lomond CA 95005-9301
License: 58542 CA

We believe that a smile is very valuable and we are here to help you achieve that amazing smile. We believe in overall perfect oral health and we guide our patients in attaining it. In our office we do not examine only your teeth. We also evaluate your gums, do a cancer screening and check your TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint). We review your health history to obtain information about your overall health, any medications and illnesses which can impact your dental care.

We think that patient education and prevention are important steps to excellent oral health. This is why we perform thorough exams. We also know that routine cleanings, home care and fluoride applications are useful in preventing dental caries.

Our philosophy is that a dental visit can be a pleasant experience and we strive to offer that. Dental anxiety is very common and our calm and comforting care relaxes most of our patients. For those patients who need help in fighting their fear we offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide gas.

We believe that our patients should be informed about all their treatment options and should play an active part in their treatment planning process.

We keep ourselves up to date with the latest techniques in Dentistry. Our team attends continuing education courses and we implement the most valuable discoveries in our daily work.

We are very strict about infection control. To protect our patients and our team, we maintain sterilization and surface desinfection processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).




Dr Carnu was awarded a PhD degree in Oral Biology and Pathology by State University of New York at Stony Brook for her research in adjunctive therapies for periodontal disease. After finishing her PhD, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California at San Francisco.

Dr. Carnu was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honor Dental Society for her outstanding academic results. She practiced as a General Dentist in East Bay Area and Marin County. She has a gentle and caring approach to dental treatment and treats her patients like family.

Oana grew up in a dental office, as she likes to say. Her father was a dentist and her first memories as a child are about taking rides up and down in the dental chair. She remembers the games her father invented when she was a little older "Who recognizes what's wrong with the tooth on the x-ray?" and how patiently he explained to her why teeth were hurting sometimes. When asked what career she was going to pursue, Oana knew there was only one answer for her, Dentistry. Dr. Carnu came to United States in 2002 after 3 years of practicing Dentistry back home in Romania. She was interested in expanding her knowledge in adjunctive therapies for periodontal disease and she participated in clinical research during her graduate program. Dr. Carnu has extensive experience in the treatment of periodontal disease and she has a considerable knowledge about the particularities of diabetic patients. After finishing her PhD, she moved on the Pacific coast to attend UCSF and obtain her DDS. Since then she practiced as a General Dentist in Bay Area.

While visiting San Lorenzo Valley on a sunny autumn day, she fell in love with the forest, with the way the sun was throwing a gold powder in the air and with the pace she found in Ben Lomond. This was the place that brought back memories of the mountains from home. This is where she met Dr. Anderson with whom she was sharing the same philosophies about patient care. She decided to continue Dr. Anderson tradition and she remained here. She thought that this would be an amazing place for her son to run around .


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