Description of Services

Preventative Dentistry



Fluoride treatments


Nutritional Counseling

Restorative Dentistry




Full and Partial Dentures


Oral Surgery


Minor Dental Surgery

Endodontic Care

Root Canal Therapy

Periodontic Care

Gum Treatment

Emergency Care

List of Providers

May Spatola, DDS (Mandarin)

Olga Shtrom, DDS (Russian)

Marilyn Nguyen, DDS (Vietnamese)

Olivia Guo, DDS (Mandarin)

Shanti Madireddi, DDS

Chitra Shikaram, DDS (Hindi)

Minh Nguyen, DDS (Vietnamese)

Saira Muhammed, DDS (Urdu)

Tommy Ma, DMD (Mandarin)

Sonali Bhandari, DDS (Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do for an urgent issue?

  • During business hours contact our Dental office directly at (408) 960-0645, or (408) 960-7200.
  • For after-hours Emergency issues call your insurance company to locate your nearest urgent care facility.

Do you have a patient portal where I can communicate with my provider?

  • Yes, we do.  Please speak to the Front Desk Receptionist to sign up for the service that is included with your care at the Indian Health Center.

How do I make an appointment?

  • Please call our office at (408) 960-0645 or (408) 960-7200 to set up an appointment, or send a message through our patient portal.

May I select my own Dental Provider?

  • Yes, you are allowed to select and change your provider at any time. Please talk to a Front Desk Receptionist, if you wish to make changes.

What do I do about completing paperwork such as school forms, medical forms, etc.

  • You may drop off your paperwork with the Front Desk Receptionist.  Please allow three business days for the completion of any paperwork.  All forms are different and may require a scheduled dental visit (exam, consult visit, etc.,) to complete proper documentation for your paperwork.

Transportation Services

Located near public transportation.

Contact Information

Meridian Main Dental Office

Direct line: 408-960-0645

Fax number: 408-979-9570

Forest Dental Office

Direct line: 408-960-7200

Fax number: 408-294-2392

Locations and Hours

Meridian Main Dental Office

1333 Meridian Ave. San Jose, CA 95125 

Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Forest Dental Office

2039 Forest Ave. Suite 204B San Jose, CA 95128

Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Current Scope of Services

Some Dental services are being provided in office and via telehealth, by: phone, tablet, or personal computer.

Program Eligibility

Please plan to arrive at least 15 -20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.  You can expect to spend 15 to 30 minutes completing a patient registration packet. Please bring proper identification and health insurance information. See below for insurance and payments accepted.

Preparing for Your Visit

Please bring all your current medication or a list of medication to your dental appointment.

This would include:

  • Prescription Medication
  • Non-Prescription Medication (Aspirin or Antacids)
  • Vitamins
  • Dietary or herbal supplements

Please know your current medical conditions, past surgeries, and illnesses and bring the contact information of your previous primary care provider and any specialists you are currently seeing.

Please bring information on any hospitalizations, specialist’s visits or emergency room visits. Patients without insurance may be eligible to receive services on a sliding fee scale, with the cost of treatment based on your family size and income. For information on the Dental Sliding Fee Scale Program, please contact our Dental Department.

The Dental Ross Gritts Program is available to American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) patients who are uninsured and who qualify. The Dental Ross Gritts Program covers limited dental services. For more information, please contact our Dental AI/AN Patient Relations Coordinator at 408-445-3400 ext. 2805.

Insurance and Payments Accepted


Santa Clara Family Health Plan (Medi-Cal)

Delta Dental PPO

MetLife PPO

Dental Sliding Scale Program