Deccan Dental Origins
Dr. Nanjapa was born in India where he earned his dental degree from MAHE, India. He moved to the US in 1998 and received a Masters in Dental Biomaterials at University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1999. Dr. Nanjapa went on to complete a three year program in Advanced Prosthodontics from University of Illinois, Chicago. After 4 successful years in private practice and teaching at College of Dentistry, Chicago, he moved to the Bay Area in 2007. In early 2011 he left the private practice he had been working at in San Francisco to start “Deccan Dental” here in San Mateo. He also maintains a part time faculty position at College of Dentistry, UCSF. Today he continues to live in the Bay Area with his wife, Hina and daughters Meera and Saira.
Meet The Dentists & Staff
Samir Nanjapa, DDS MS
Pinal Viraparia, DDS
I’m SO PLEASED to have found such a GREAT new dentist! Dr.Viraparia is just wonderful as well as her assistant Winnie! After having ignored my dental health for five years (and always dreading the thought of going to the dentist), I feel so fortunate to have found Deccan Dental and Dr.Viraparia. I feel I am in the BEST of hands! Not only has my treatment been painless and thorough, the whole office exudes professionalism and friendliness. The office itself is lovely and even has beautiful artwork hanging on the walls that I enjoy as a ‘bonus’….
Going to THIS dental office is pleasure
La Honda, CA
San Mateo, CA
We are very satisfied with the care he has provided to my family. My four year old daughter really enjoys visiting and getting care from him..
San Bruno, CA
San Mateo, CA
The place is super clean with modern equipment. It has a pleasing and comforting feel to it unlike other dental offices which give me anxiety as I enter. The overall experience was so great that I am sure I won’t go anywhere else.
Jersey City, NJ
Soon my husband and my son became his patients. The office is nice cozy and friendly. Great for accommodating appointments.
San Mateo, CA
Don’t even know how to put it into words…
Somehow he has made me so comfortable going to the dentist that after my first 4 visits I opted to have future visits do more than one tooth, and I would sit in the chair for hours, literally hours, relaxed the entire time. No pain, seriously, and I am a big baby.
He is very fair on cost and works with you. I would recommend him to everyone. Hope you give him a try. After 20 years my horrible teeth are beautiful, I smile bigger, and no longer have that sense of impending doom a week before the appt.
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Enjoy free wi-fi while at the clinic. Ask our front desk for the login details
We use state of the art hand drills that have significant reduction in vibration and sound for added patient comfort.
The ceiling mounted TVs in each treatment room allow you to browse a selection of entertainment choices, a perfect distraction while complete your dental treatment.
You will relax into our comfortable top of the line adjustable chairs that are upholstered with the softest of leather. All patients are offered protective darkened eyewear to dampen the glare of the light.
The lobby offers TV entertainment for the kids. Our kids nook is stocked with toys and books to keep them occupied.
Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. It is a non-irritating, odorless, and colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives oxygen with no more than 60% nitrous oxide. You are able to breathe on your own and remain in control of all bodily functions. In some cases patients can fall asleep.
We maintain a clean calming environment. There are many pieces of art for your to enjoy along with a panoramic view of the city. The music we play is serene and calm adding to a spa like feel. The clinic is spacious and airy with plenty of natural light.
At least one staff member or dentist can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi and Gujurati. If you prefer to converse in one of these languages please request that you are treated by a staff member who speaks your preferred language and we will be happy to set up your appointment accordingly.
Our digital x-ray machine exposes you to almost 90% less radiation than a typical radiograph. We use a convenient mobile unit so that you don’t have to move out of your chair every time we need an x-ray!
Our Care Quality
Infection control is of prime importance in this practice. Every member of staff will receive training in all aspects of infection control, including decontamination of dental instruments and equipment, as part of their induction program and through regular update training, at least annually. Although the principles of infection control remain unchanged, we perform a continuous evaluation of our current infection-control practices to include the use of new technologies, materials, equipment, and data . We work on specific strategies directed to preventing the transmission of pathogens among our providers and patients.
Record Keeping: Our office uses electronic record keeping along with minimal manual filing. We follow all laws put forth by the State of California and the the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including maintaining an offsite backup storage system and an image mechanism that is able to copy signature documents, and a mechanism to ensure that once a record is input, it is unalterable. We have developed and implemented policies and procedures to include safeguards for confidentiality and unauthorized access to electronically stored record, authentication by electronic signature keys, and systems maintenance. Original hard copies of patient records are destroyed once the record has been electronically stored. The printout of the computerized version shall be considered the original. Patient access: Upon presentation of a written request, a patient or patient’s representative has the right to inspect the patient’s records. We may ask payment for reasonable clerical costs incurred in locating and making the records available. A patient or patient’s representative is also entitled to a copy of the patient’s record, once a written request is presented to the office. All reasonable costs incurred by the our office to provide the copies may be charged to the patient. This includes the cost of copying x-rays. Retention & Disposal: Records are kept for seven years if the patient is inactive or is discharged. Records of un-emancipated minors are kept at least one year after the minor has reached the age of 18 years, and in any case, not less than seven years.
At this practice, the need for the strict confidentiality of personal information about patients is taken very seriously. All members of the practice team must comply with the safeguards in place as a part of their contract of employment or contract for services with the practice.
Health And Safety Policy
Our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all our employees and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose. We also accept our responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our work activities. This policy applies to all employees of the practice, dental associates, dental hygienists and other contractors providing services to the practice, such as anesthetists.