Our History With Los Altos
Dr. Kevin Sawyer has been proud to serve Los Altos for over 28 years, and continue a legacy of exceptional care, service, devotion to patients, and striving for the state of the art in dental care.
Dr. Sawyer is continuing a tradition that he inherited from Dr. E.C. "Charlie" Watkins, who started the practice in 1952. Dr. Watkins was a pioneer in dentistry and well-respected member of the faculty at the University of California at San Francisco, and Dr. Sawyer personally studied under him.
Dr. Watkins believed in the utmost quality care for his patients, and when Dr. Sawyer took over the practice in 1984, he looked to continue the tradition Dr. Watkins established. Dr. Sawyer is honored and pleased that he still sees a number of patients who were originally from 1950's era of the practice, including a woman who is 96 years old, and still sees members of Dr. Watkins's family.
Over the years, the practice has grown and added some fantastic staff members. In 1986, Dr. Sawyer brought on his first full-time hygienists, and now five hygienists are part of the practice, helping to keep the people of Los Altos with bright and clean smiles.
Dr. Sawyer has looked to continue the pioneering spirit and stay at the state of the art of dentistry. In 1989, Dr. Sawyer participated as an advisor to one of the first companies in digital radiography, and was on the leading edge of using phosphor gel screens with digital X-Rays and adopting them into the practice.
Digital radiography is rapidly becoming the preferred standard in dentistry, and offers benefits of decreased exposure to radiation, increased diagnostic value, and no harmful toxic waste which can be harmful to the local community and environment. Traditional X-Rays offered a wide range of benefits when first introduced in dentistry, and now digital radiography offers even further benefits with better protections of the patient's health and the local community.
Dr. Sawyer has served on a number of boards, including being the chair of the local dental society, the Mid-Penninsula Dental Association. He's active in the UC San Francisco Alumni Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Sawyer and his wife are colloquially known around Los Altos as "Doctor Kevin and Teacher Terri," and they're very active in the local community with their family and children. Above all else, the Sawyer family is devoted to service and making sure you and your loved ones are treated exceptionally well.
The focus of the practice has always been on you, and Dr. Sawyer is honored to have served the Los Altos community for going on 30 years now.
Dr. Sawyer is honored to serve you, and promises, "I treat people as I would hope to be treated myself, and treat everyone as if they were member of my own family. Los Altos has a great small town feel, where friends and relationships can be made. Los Altos offers all the convenience of modern life, but it's also a close-knit community. We always strive to find the most fair and practical solution to meet every patient's personal needs."
Messages From Our Patients
Dr Sawyer is the best around! His staff and Cindy (up front) are also extremely nice and helpful. I have been seeing him since I was a child, and I recommend everyone I know to see him. No one has been disappointed - in fact, most have then recommended their friends and family!
I have been to other dentists while away at college or living elsewhere who want to go in and fill the slightest cavity or take xrays every visit, but Dr Sawyer is conservative about his work and only recommends what is necessary, which I love.
Plus, he always greets me with a hug :)
Dr. Sawyer and his staff are the best around! Not only is the office comfortable and welcoming, but the care is top-notch. His receptionists are very knowledgable and will work with you as best as possible to accommodate your schedule.
His hygeinists are friendly and thorough and Dr. Sawyer himself is so wonderful. He greets most patients with a hug and a warm welcome, makes you feel at ease and clearly explains things to you when discussing your oral health.
I live in San Jose but still drive up to Los Altos just because I know Dr. Sawyer and crew will take such great care of me. I can't recommend him enough!!
I have been seeing Dr Sawyer since I was a little kid even grew up with his kids as well. He is an outstanding dentist & he makes you feel comfortable & welcome. I have always enjoyed going to the dentist & never feared it, unlike some. I have had many different things done over time & have always walked out smiling/numb. ;)
Today I went in for a small cavity. Luckily I was able to have it done with out getting any Novocaine. Which was nice. So no numbness or accidental biting, which is always a plus.
I would recommend coming to see him. You will be very satisfied. I have for, the last 20 years.