Dr. James R. Mattingly DDS Comparative Summary

(925) 388-6998
130 La Casa Via, Suite 202
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Walnut Creek dentist Dr. James R. Mattingly

As Dr. James R. Mattingly DDS sees it, his job is to educate his patients about their options for dental treatment, and never to encourage anything but necessary treatment. He says he treats his patients as he would his own family, a philosophy of concerned care that’s made his Walnut Creek dental practice a local favorite and earned him a “Best in the Bay” designation from San Francisco news affiliate KRON.

Dr. Mattingly believes in dental technology and uses a state-of-the-art dental laser to diagnose tooth decay. He can identify and repair cavities at the earliest stages, before they grow and do greater damage. The office has also switched to digital x-rays, a technology that exposes patients to 80 percent less radiation than traditional x-ray equipment. The images immediately load to a computer for easy viewing and manipulation, enabling a clearer and more accurate diagnosis.

Another of the office’s useful tools is its intraoral camera, which lets Dr. Mattingly project large pictures of the inside of patients’ mouths onto a large screen. The intraoral camera makes it much easier for patients to understand what’s happening with their teeth and gums, and how their treatment will proceed.

Dr. Mattingly says his office prides itself on punctuality. “I’m not a fan of sitting around waiting for 30 minutes when I go to the doctor,” he says, “so we work diligently to abide by our patients’ schedules.” Whatever time a patient does spend waiting for an appointment is spent in a comfortable, relaxing area with soft, leather chairs, and an array of tea flavors or freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The magazines are always current, and there are even iPods available, pre-loaded with an assortment of music for every taste. The dental chairs, meanwhile, have built-in massagers.

Dr. Mattingly considers himself a man of integrity who strives to be honest and forthright with his patients at all times. He offers them his best professional opinion, informed by his years of schooling and experience, but ultimately respects their right to choose a course of treatment for themselves.