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AACD Accredited Fellow: What Does It Mean?

Dr. Ken Hovden, DDS, is one of only two dentists in Northern California, Nevada, and Oregon to have been awarded Fellowship Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

What does this mean to you? You can be confident that your family is receiving the best dental health care available and that you have a top-notch cosmetic dentist that can help your dream smile become a reality when the time is right. We look forward to meeting you at our Daly City dental office!

Dr. Hovden’s Smile Gallery

Welcome to Kenneth Hovden, DDS!

Thank you for visiting our site! Our South San Francisco area patients appreciate how we strive to build relationships of trust with them and partner with them in making the right decisions for their oral and overall health here at our dentist’s office in Daly City.

We have the facilities, professional staff, and expert training to provide every dental service you would expect from your family dentist, but we offer so much more.

We look forward to meeting you at our Daly City dental practice near Pacifica today!

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    What They Are Saying

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    “I can’t say how happy and confident I feel now with my new smile!”


    “Recent appointment was for cleaning and it was a very pleasant and easy experience. Learned new tips for better cleaning in my back molars.”


    “I am 62 years old and I have worn dentures since I was 28. Recently, I had a dental implant procedure and for the first time in all of those years, I feel like my teeth are natural. I am very pleased with the results. Also, the implants procedure, for the most part, was relatively with little pain or discomfort.

    I found Dr. Hovden and his staff to be very professional, helpful and accommodating.”


    “Dr. Hovden & staff are very professional and personable! I’ve never had to wait more than 5 mins.”


    “I considered cosmetic dentistry for a long time to improve my smile… Having now completed the procedures with Dr. Hovden and his team, I am wishing that I had not waited so long! The whole process was easy and painless, and I could not be happier with the results, which easily exceeded my expectations. For the first time in memory, my teeth aren’t too small for my mouth, and I really like my smile! Not surprisingly, I seem to be smiling a lot more, and thoroughly enjoying the view in the mirror. Dr. Hovden is clearly a consummate professional who enjoys his work and brought all his considerable skills and artistry to bear on my smile.”


    “Everything was perfect”


    “I had a great experience with Dr. Hovden and am so pleased with his cosmetic dentistry work. I went in for my first appointment six weeks before my wedding, hoping to fix a few things that have always bothered me about my smile. Dr. Hovden was very accommodating and created a plan to fix the problem areas in my short timeline. Every detail of the process was thoroughly explained and a very conservative approach was emphasized. He focused on making sure I was happy with the progress and results on each visit. I was thrilled with the outcome and LOVE my smile! I would highly recommend Dr. Hovden to anyone looking for a cosmetic dentist. He is a true specialist and great takes pride in his work.”


    “I was one of those people fearful of dentist until I found Dr. Hovden. I call him and his team my guardian angels. Honestly, there isn’t a better place to have your dental care. I wish I could send him lots of patients that are in need of the same help I needed when I found him. I love his dental care and personal approach to treatment! I highly recommend his clinic.”


    “I am always impressed by how personalized care and professionalism of Dr. Hovden and his front office and clinical staff. I feel that my oral care and health is well managed by this organization and I fully trust all of the staff members in this office. I have been a lifelong patient of the Hovden dental family. I was a childhood patient of Ken’s mom while she was practicing and have been with Ken throughout his professional dental career. He is excellent at what he does and is always seeking and achieving new methods to improve his practice and insure that the most current methods are available to address the dental health of his patients along with the aesthetic aspects of dentistry which I believe, really do improve the quality of life of those he serves.”


    “Always the best, that’s why I come all the way from SF (and El Cerrito!) to see you!”


    “This is my first year as a patient with Ken and Karen Hovden, and I am so happy to have been referred to them. I’ve seen great improvements in my teeth (and jaw problems). They have the friendliest staff! I actually enjoy going to the Dentist 😀 I give them all the highest rating possible- IF you are looking for a new Dentist, this is the place to go!!”


    “I have written three Yelp reviews and one of them was for Dr. Hovden’s office. His team exceeded my expectations and I no longer dread or avoid going to the dentist. I recommend them to everyone I know and anyone that complains about their dentist.”


    “Sincerely, Dr. Hovden is the best dentist and his staff is friendly & helpful. He is my family dentist and he put 8 beautiful veneers on my teeth and performed gum surgery for me. I have had dental veneers and gum surgery at other dental offices and Dr. Hovden is the most competent! I highly recommend him!”


    “Great team and most helpful, experienced professionals. I trust Dr. Hovden’s advice and recommendations 100%. His dental work is meticulous and he utilizes the best techniques for achieving optimal dental and oral health. He and his dental team, including his orthodontist, Caryn Hovden, are the best in their fields.”


    “I always have a pleasant experience at Dr. Hovden’s office. The staff is super friendly and everyone tries to anticipate your needs. The complimentary dental goodies are also a nice personal touch. Five stars!”


    “Dr. Hovden & his staff are all wonderful!”


    “Best dental services I have ever had. Friendly office, great experience!”


    “Have been seeing Dr. Hovden all my adult life. He has an incredible connection with his patients. He explains everything very clearly and I have the utmost trust in him. I would highly recommend him.”


    “I have been a client of the Hovden dental practice for over twenty years. My daughter and I always feel at home with them. Their professionalism and their respect for their patients is a Class Act.”


    “I have my teeth cleaned every 4 months now rather than 6 months (stain, plague, etc.) Natalia is excellent. She is thorough, conscientious, and does a great job. She is proud of the quality of her work and taking care of her patients.”


    “Dr. Hovden & staff are great! They are super friendly and fast; I never have to wait for my appointment. Dr. Hovden’s exam’s are extremely thorough and painless, even goes beyond the normal dental exam (i.e., oral cancer check and fluoride treatment). It is a friendly, family like environment. Dr. Hovden always asks about my family and remembers our conversations form visit to visit. Plus you get a toothbrush and lip balm after each visit. I love the lip balm!”


    “It’s always good to know that I’m receiving good dental care when I see Dr. Hovden. Have been going to him for years. He and his staff are very professional.”


    “I am impressed with the care, professionalism, and thoroughness of Dr. Ken Hovden and his clinical and office staff. I also feel that they care about me and my health in a personal way. They remember me, advise me, and are always cheerful, pleasant and, I feel, truly concerned. This is a great dental practice… I trust Dr. Hovden’s expertise entirely and have been a lifelong patient of this practice, even seeing his Mom as my dentist before Ken.”


    “I’m always pleased with my dental care.”


    “I have referred friends, co workers, and patients of my own to Dr. Hovden, and they have been just as pleased as I with their experience!”


    “We have been using Dr. Hovden as our dentist for more than thirty years and would highly recommend his dental practice to others.”


    “I have been receiving my dental care with Dr. Hovden for many years. The care has always been excellent, I have always been seen on time, and the staff is very nice. I would highly recommend this dental practice.”


    “I am very happy because Dr. Hovden and his team did a great job. They gave the pleasure to smile and to laugh without fear that somebody will see my teeth.

    Thank you Dr. Hovden! Thank you Andrea and Colleen. Thank all of you for the renewal of my confidence in myself.”


    “I am very happy with the work you have done. The veneers on the upper teeth are beautiful. You are a true professional and a cosmetic dentistry artist. You deserve all the recognition you have received.”


    “I have always tried to find the perfect dentist all my life. I am perfectionist that really had a hard time finding the perfect fit for my dental needs and sure did! Dr. Hovden is the very best there is. His team is what you want for your care. From making appointment to having him review findings after a cleaning… I love them…”


    Cosmetic Dentistry

    The beautiful smile you’ve always wanted is just a phone call away! Dr. Hovden’s stellar reputation as a top South San Francisco area cosmetic dentist has made him a favorite for quality cosmetic dentistry services. You may also be amazed at just how affordable our top-quality cosmetic dentistry services can be—especially for the South San Francisco area.

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    Restorative Dentistry

    If you’ve had a history of dental health problems, including cracked, chipped, or missing teeth, we utilize the most up-to-date techniques to rejuvenate your smile. Our phenomenal restorative dentistry services will also help your repaired teeth function just like your natural teeth—allowing you to laugh, chew, and smile normally.

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    Dental Implants

    Dental implants coupled with dental crowns are an extremely popular option for filling in the gaps in your smile. In fact, they are a great alternative to partial dentures, fixed bridges, and traditional dentures. Dental implants provide a sturdy and durable foundation on which dental crowns and other dental apparatuses can be affixed long-term.

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    Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment

    Sleep apnea is a condition where brief pauses in your breathing occur during sleep, which can have serious negative effects on your health. Dr. Hovden, DDS, specializes in the most advanced sleep apnea and snoring treatment techniques. Sleep apnea treatment may not only improve your—and your partner’s—sleep, but it can actually extend your life.

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    Invisalign Clear Aligners

    Invisalign clear aligners are a great way to straighten teeth! Instead of using metal wires and brackets, the Invisalign clear braces system uses a series of customized aligner trays each designed to gently push your teeth into a new position until your smile is perfect. Invisalign aligners are clear, comfortable, and even removable for easier eating and teeth cleaning.

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    Extensive Training for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

    Dr. Hovden, DDS, is not only a graduate, but a clinical instructor at Kois. What does that mean for you? Watch the video to learn more.

    What makes Kenneth Hovden, DDS Different?

    • Dr. Ken Hovden’s expertise as a cosmetic and restorative dentist has led him to be a distinguished teacher of dental professionals nationwide.
    • Dr. Hovden has published several articles in highly respected dental journals and his work has been featured in numerous national publications.
    • Dr. Hovden is one of a few restorative dentists using operating microscopes to give his patients a higher level of dental care.
    • He is one of a handful of dentists to be invited to teach at the Spear Institute’s highly prestigious facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he currently mentors dentists from around the United States and world. He was also been invited to speak internationally on dental topics.
    • Dr. Hovden is committed to providing the highest level of care. While the dental board requires 40 hours of education per year Dr Hovden averages 6 times that amount—over 240 hours per year.
    • Dr. Ken Hovden is one of 300 dentists worldwide and only one of two cosmetic dentists in the San Mateo and San Francisco area to have been awarded Accredited Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
    • Our office has plenty of convenient, free parking.
    • We offer a dental warranty.
    • Dr. Hovden has been the recipient of many accolades and awards, including multiple gold medals from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

    Call Kenneth Hovden, DDS, To Schedule an Appointment Today!

    Contact us to schedule a visit to discuss the high quality cosmetic dentistry services we offer to the South San Francisco, Daly City, Pacifica, Peninsula, San Francisco and the great Bay Area. Take a look at our service pages for sleep apnea treatment, dental implant procedures, and porcelain veneers.

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