Office

Oakland Dentist - Oakland Dental Office

This page provides you with practical information about our practice. It includes descriptions of our office location, including a map and directions, hours, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing policies.

As a new patient to our office, your first visit will include the necessary x-rays and a complete exam by Dr. Ruddell or Dr. Lin. After this visit, you will be scheduled with an appropriate teeth-cleaning appointment. For more information, see our New Patients page.

Donald K. Ruddell, DDS
298 Grand Avenue Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-1068

Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Lunch: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Click here for door to door driving directions

Appointments
Appointments are required for all office visits. We value your time and make every effort to stay on schedule.

Cancellations
If you cannot keep an appointment, a 24-hour notice would be appreciated. This courtesy makes it possible to give your appointment to another patient who may have an emergency.

Emergencies
Our office will always leave room in the day for dental emergencies. If we're closed, the telephone will provide you with the appropriate telephone number(s) to reach Dr. Ruddell/Lin. In the event Dr. Ruddell/Lin is out of town, the phone number of a dentist “on-call” will be provided.

Office Financial Policy
Our mission is to deliver the finest, most cost effective, dental care treatment available today. Following diagnosis, Dr. Ruddell/Lin will advise you of his plan for treatment. Additionally, the cost of today’s and future treatments, as well as any insurance coverage, will be discussed.

Payment for today’s visit and future visits are due at the time of treatment. A 5% discount is extended to those who pay their balance on the day of service.

We are sensitive to the fact that some people may not be able to pay cash at the time of treatment; therefore, we offer an extended monthly payment plan for your convenience.

Insurance and Billing
We accept most traditional insurance plans, contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Donald K. Ruddell, DDS does not participate in Health Management Organizations; however, we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.

Payment Options
We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.

Financing Options
CareCredit is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. We offer No Interest* financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family and favorite pet.

With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it’s easy to apply for CareCredit. After you’re approved, you’re free to use CareCredit for the services you choose including LASIK, veterinary, dentistry, cosmetic, hearing aids and more.

CareCredit is endorsed by some of the most credible organizations specific to each healthcare profession we support. And CareCredit is a GE Money Company, so you know you can count on us. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping over five million cardholders get the healthcare treatments they want and need. Now you don’t have to worry about saving up for the procedures you want and need. With CareCredit, the decision’s in your hands to get what you want, when you want it. For more information or to apply online, visit carecredit.com

Facilities and Equipment

  • Digital, Low Radiation X-rays
  • Digital Panoramic X-rays
  • Occlusal Disease Management
  • Supra-Gingival Dentistry