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Michelle D.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I am a newly returned patient of Dr. Defaii. I first came in twelve years ago for an emergency wisdom tooth removal. Insurance changed and we had to go to a different dentist. As soon as our insurance allowed, we came back and as always Dr Defaii and his team took great care of me. Made sure I was comfortable and explained everything that we were going to be doing. I would recommend his office to anyone! Thank you Dr. Defaii!

Jason M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
This place is very welcoming from the start. Small place but you get taken care of frequently and made sure you’re doing ok all the time. Much respect for Dr.Howard Defaii for the hard work between patients at a time. Bounces back and forward but makes sure he gets the work done and well! Shout out to his assistant Alexis for doing a great job staying on top of Dr.Defaii’s busy schedules. Definitely recommend! 👍🏼

Elena D.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I recently had an excellent experience with Dr. Defaii, and I highly recommend him as a dentist. From the moment I walked into his office, I was greeted with a warm and welcoming smile by the staff. Dr. Defaii is a skilled and knowledgeable dentist who made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout my visit. He took the time to explain everything to me and answered all of my questions. After my appointment, he even called me to check on my well-being and make sure I was doing okay. Overall, I would say that Dr. Defaii is one of the best dentists I have ever seen, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality dental care.

Mali P.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Super patient and professional, explained everything well. Would love to revisit in the future.

Mackin B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Staff and dentist super supportive and professional, and I felt totally comfortable.

Alex V.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Let me start off by saying Dr. Defaii surprised me the first time I came in by how he treated me like his family. The last month 1/2 have been rough dealing with this tooth pain, I seen 2 other dentist before Dr. Defaii and they just didn't seem trustworthy and gave me a ridiculous estimate for the same cause. I came in 2 week ago to get checked out by Dr Defaii, His staff is amazing greeted me with good courtesy and professionalism, Mr Defaii took care of me like family and listened well to my concerns, he even cleaned my teeth something the other 2 dentist didn’t even bother doing and after was super informative of what was going on and the best treatment I needed for my infected tooth and oral health. (Let me say after he cleaned my teeth on the 1st visit the next day my infected tooth was feeling a lot better but not 100%) I've got to say I was happy with my visit at San Jose smile center and for sure have found my longtime dentist as long as i reside in San Jose, looking forward to my upcoming visits for my 2nd part of my root canal treatment and crown placement. I know Dr Defaii will be doing quality work with great care, since the 1st half of my treatment went smooth.

Alex V.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Let me start off by saying Dr. Defaii surprised me the first time I came in by how he treated me like family. The last month 1/2 have been rough dealing with this tooth pain, I seen 2 other dentist before Dr. Defaii and they just didn't seem trustworthy and gave me a ridiculous estimate for the same problem. I came in 2 week ago to get checked out by Dr Defaii, His staff is amazing greeted me with good courtesy and professionalism, Mr Defaii took care of me like family and listened well to my concerns, he even cleaned my teeth something the other 2 dentist didn't even bother doing and after was super informative of what was going on and the best treatment I needed for my infected tooth and oral health. (Let me say after he cleaned my teeth on the 1st visit the next day my infected tooth was feeling a lot better but not 100%) I've got to say I was happy with my visit at San Jose smile center and for sure have found my longtime dentist as long as i reside in San Jose, looking forward to my upcoming visits for my 2nd part of my root canal treatment and crown placement. I know Dr Defaii will be doing quality work with great care, since the 1st half of my treatment went smooth.

Waylon L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I've been using San Jose Smile Center as my go to dental care provider for the past year or so. Dr. Defaii and the staff have been great. They are very flexible with the scheduling and the work done has been phenomenal. When I first came in I had some previous fillings done during college that were hideous and were trapping food and other particles where they shouldn't have. I was also reluctant to get my teeth cleaned because my previous dentist would constantly slash my gums like he was eating a steak. Dr Defaii replaced all of my old fillings with composite ones you can barely tell are there and the teeth cleanings have all been quick, effective, and relatively painless. Going to a dentist still gives me a bit of anxiety, but at least with Dr Defaii and team I know I'm in good hands.

Stephanie B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I was very bad when it comes to going to the dentist. I have had a couple of bad experiences. I am 63 years old and was still terrified of the chair. I went to Dr Defaii initially for a tooth ache, which turned out to be a cavity. He ended up filling two cavities, did a deep clean and capped my broken tooth. All in a few visits. I have no fear of returning to him for the rest of the work I need done. He is a very nice man and he really cares for his patients. His staff is wonderful. Very proficient and engaging. If you are scared of the dentist, go see him. He'll talk you through.

Jenett S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr R is very good. He is through and efficient. I would definitely recommend him. VERV GOOD WORK

Ahmad G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have been going to Howard for more than 25 years and I can honestly tell you that I have never had a bad experience. The staff is courteous and polite and Howard is awsome.

James Z.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have been here for a few years. Dr Defaii is very patient. I have gaging problem that I don’t like liquid in my throat. Dr. Defaii always has plans for my problem. Updates: Dr Defaii is willing to change the treatment based on your preferences. I am super sensitive to sedatives, so he goes really slow on my cleaning to make sure I am comfortable. Dr Defaii is always looking into give the patient best treatment possible. Please work with him if you have any conditions. You can always trust him.

Zhenpeng Z.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I had worked with Dr. Defaii for a few years. I had my teeth cleaned, my wisdom teeth pulled. In the complex cases of my lower wisdom teeth, Dr. Defaii referred me to a very distinguished oral surgeon, who treated me very well without any nerve damage. Dr. Defaii also goes extra miles for my regular teeth cleans like deep cleans. My crown and night guard were done by Dr. Defaii. They fit like gloves. You can always trust that he provide the best dental treatment out there.

Gilbert H.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Had the opportunity to get some work done here and I have been very pleased with the quality of work and professionalism of the entire staff and doctor. The doctor has genuine compassion towards patients. I had let him know that I had a bad experience with another dentist and and he told me not to worry. He would take care of me and he meant it. He goes above and beyond to make sure I am comfortable and leave happy

Gilbert H.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have been able to get some actual work done there and I am very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They are very nice and knowledgeable. The doctor has a genuine concern for his patients I can tell by how he treats me every time I come in. I let him know that I had a bad experience with another dentist awhile back and he goes out of his way to make sure I am as comfortable as possible which I extremely appreciate. Keep up the great work guys. You are awesome. Thank you

Andrew F.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii and his staff are awesome! I hate making/setting up appointments- and they managed to do a diagnosis session, a full deep cleaning, and all of my fillings in a single week from when I made the initial appointment! I was able to get so much done and now feel so much better that my teeth are being taken care of and on the right track. Im glad to have a dentist who accommodates for my needs and whose primary goal is to get my back in top shape as quickly as I was ready for.

Vanessa H.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Absolute red carpet treatment! Dr. Deffai is incredible. His staff are all absolutely amazing too. The energy here is warm, inviting and comforting. For anyone with dental fears or anxiety about trips to the dentist this is your place. His aim is to make you feel as comfortable as humanly possible with a drill in your mouth haha. The receptionist even met me outside and greeted me by name before I even entered the building at my first visit! Very impressed. I was in and out so fast for my treatments. Nothing like previous Dentists who over numbed me, did not have a gentle touch and left me feeling beat up. So glad I found you Dr. Deffai!

B F.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I had a deep cleaning and a couple of fillings done. Dr. Defaii and his team did a fantastic job. The office staff was really good about scheduling to get things done as quickly as possible. When opening arose, they reached out to see if the opened times would be easier for me. I would highly recommend them.

B F.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I had a deep cleaning and a couple of fillings done. Dr. Defaii and his team did a fantastic job. The office staff was really good about scheduling to get things done as quickly as possible. When opening arose, they reached out to see if the opened times would be easier for me. I would highly recommend them.

H. M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
After 45 years, visiting more than 20 dentists in several countries I am glad that I can drive just 15 minutes to see Dr. Howard since 2016. He is professional and cares about his patients.

Luis F.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Awesome and caring doctors i am very happy with there professionalism and make you feel like you have been knowing them for years even just entering the office feels as though i am visiting a family members home so inviting and comfortable as for the procedures go the doctor talks you through everything and is very careful while performing procedures definitely the best dental office ever

Danika M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
San Jose Smile Center is the best Dental Facility I've ever been to. Dentist Dr. Defaii goes above and beyond to create a calming and comfortable environment for his patients. His great customer service and the compassion he showed to me during my root canal procedure is why I will continue to go back.

Danika M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
San Jose Smile Center is the best Dental Facility I've ever been to. Dentist Dr. Defaii goes above and beyond to create a calming and comfortable environment for his patients. His great customer service and the compassion he showed to me during my root canal procedure is why I will continue to go back.

Danika C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel both comfortable and welcome in his dental office. His office staff is so supportive when I was feeling nervous.

Vaibhav K.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Visits to the dentist has never been pleasant for me, so I checked Yelp and read the reviews. After reading all the reviews on Yelp, I decided to take the plunge and contact Dr. Defaii. I was able to get an appointment quickly and Dr. Defaii did a thorough examination after which he explained the treatment in as much detail as possible and was kind enough to answer 100s of questions patiently :). Throughout the treatment, he and his staff were very easy to work with. If you need any dental work, I highly recommend Dr. Defaii and his office.

Vaibhav K.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Visits to the dentist has never been pleasant for me, so I checked Yelp and read the reviews. After reading all the reviews on Yelp, I decided to take the plunge and contact Dr. Defaii. I was able to get an appointment quickly and Dr. Defaii did a thorough examination after which he explained the treatment in as much detail as possible and was kind enough to answer 100s of questions patiently :). Throughout the treatment, he and his staff were very easy to work with. If you need any dental work, I highly recommend Dr. Defaii and his office.

Kelly B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have seen several dentists before and Dr. Defaii is the best!! Did a replacement crown today , fast, efficient and caring. He has done many crowns for me with such perfection. I love my smile and will not see anyone else. I truly trust him and he will always take care of me. The assistants are kind and he is so respectful in guiding them. He even calls later on in the day to see how you're doing. I give him two thumbs up. You won't be disappointed

Mustafa O.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
We came to San Jose from Istanbul Turkey for to visit my daughter. I found this wonderful Dentist Dr. Defaii coincidently from internet . I would like to thank you again Dr. Defaii.You are so friendly and very good doctor .Best wishes from Istanbul.Turkey.

Robert G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Kelly B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is the best dentist I have ever gone to. He has fixed other dentists poor work on my teeth in the past . I love my smile and I trust him that he will always take good care of me. He is very thorough and always schedules me in as soon as he can. The staff are always nice and the rooms are always clean and safe. I would highly recommend Dr. Defaii.

Mustafa O.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
We came to San Jose from Istanbul Turkey for to visit my daughter. I found this wonderful Dentist Dr. Defaii coincidently from internet . I would like to thank you again Dr. Defaii.You are so friendly and very good doctor .Best wishes from Istanbul.Turkey.

Vaibhav K.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Visits to the dentist has never been pleasant for me, so I checked Yelp and read the reviews. After reading all the reviews on Yelp, I decided to take the plunge and contact Dr. Defaii. I was able to get an appointment quickly and Dr. Defaii did a thorough examination after which he explained the treatment in as much detail as possible and was kind enough to answer 100s of questions patiently :). Throughout the treatment, he and his staff were very easy to work with. If you need any dental work, I highly recommend Dr. Defaii and his office. I wanted to update this review as I am so impressed with Dr. Defaii. He really treats his patients like a family. To my surprise he personally gave me an update today that he was able to get some money back from my insurance for the treatment he did months ago for me which shows that he really cares about his patients well being both health wise and financially. I again highly recommend after my wonderful experience with him again. Thank you Dr. Defaii

Raymond B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I'm not one to leave reviews unless I'm shockingly disappointed, or overwhelmingly delighted. This would be the latter. I am truly pleased with the service and professionalism of Dr. Defaii and his staff. He has performed every procedure with skill and efficiency, while providing explanations and taking all measures to put me at at ease. Lucky to have found a great dentist!

Ali S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I was so nervous at first since I haven't been at a dentist for years. However, Dr.Defaeii is a really expert dentist and you can tell easily when he's working on your teeth how experienced his hands are. The precision and fellow of his work is admirable. That follows with smooth and relaxing procedure so I felt nothing at all. And he wraps it up so quick which I think again it comes from years of experience that he knows exactly what and how things need to be done. My confident and trust in him grown quickly over time that I trust him 100% now. I found him totally random through some online searching and I'm glad the universe always sends it's bests to me! His staff are also so nice and friendly and they are really really good to follow up and make sure you get to the appointment and don't miss it!!!

Dulse L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I came with very little confidence. I have to say the receptionist Ms Cassie (I think) well she is super kind. Helpful. Quick with checking me in and checking with me if I am okay. Dr Deffai Has proven to being non judge mental and informative. By the end of my first visit I knew I was going to come back again. Before I knew it in less than 6 months he's helped clear up years of plaque and replaced all of my old cavities. Each visit was quick & easy I really enjoy coming here for check ups these people are chill, easy to speak to and they hear me out Sometimes life passes you by U forget to see the dentist Trust me when I say I feel at ease here He understands :) . I Highly recommend!

Neggin T.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I just switched dentists. I'm 62 years old, so it was an important decision. I had a prexisting condition that required a periodontist's attention. He promptly recommended me to someone. After a checkup he recommended a couple of deep cleaning visits. The cleaning was exceptionally good. I don't think I've ever had a cleaning as good and thorough as this. Adjectives that come to mind when describing my visit with Dr. Defaii are: caring, courteous, wonderful sense of humor, respectful, fast, thorough, skilled, loves his practice. I'm sure I'll discover more great things to say as I see more of him and his office.

Ali S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I was so nervous at first since I haven’t been at a dentist for years. However, Dr.Defaeii is a really expert dentist and you can tell easily when he’s working on your teeth how experienced his hands are. The precision and fellow of his work is admirable. That follows with smooth and relaxing procedure so I felt nothing at all. And he wraps it up so quick which I think again it comes from years of experience that he knows exactly what and how things need to be done. My confident and trust in him grown quickly over time that I trust him 100% now. I found him totally random through some online searching and I’m glad the universe always sends it’s bests to me! His staff are also so nice and friendly and they are really really good to follow up and make sure you get to the appointment and don’t miss it!!!

Kelly B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have seen several dentists before and Dr. Defaii is the best!! Did a replacement crown today , fast, efficient and caring. He has done many crowns for me with such perfection. I love my smile and will not see anyone else. I truly trust him and he will always take care of me. The assistants are kind and he is so respectful in guiding them. He even calls later on in the day to see how you're doing. I give him two thumbs up. You won't be disappointed

Harmony S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Finally an amazing dentist! I was having extreme dental pain and they agreed to take me in that day. Everyone was so sweet and accommodating. Dr Deffai is the best and very kind and understanding and actually listened to my concerns. Thanks all!

Amir M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is a great dentist. During each procedure he conducts with a calm and precise manner. I feel very comfortable under his hands during procedure. His staff are helpful as well.

Ben B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I am satisfied with the work that Dr. Defaii has given me. He has been very open with showing me what to expect, and constantly asking if I am doing okay. The staff has been great and attentive.

Thunder L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Wonderful experience, Dr. Defaii is the best dentist I ever met. I feel so regretful, I haven’t found him earlier. My previous dentist never told me details about my gum problem, just go straightly to treatments. luckily, I have Dr. Defaii now, he won’t miss any details, explained my situation and also taught me how to take care of my gum. The dental cleaning is very awesome also with economic and practical price. I am looking forward to seeing Dr.Defaii again for following treatment.

Kelly L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have been working in the dental field for proximally 5 years, I highly recommended Dr. Defaii as your dentist. He really care about his patients, and focus on details. The office also provide special powder that put under the tongue to relives nausea and gagging. I will definitely go to Dr.Defaii check my teeth regularly.

Celine Y.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii and his staff are excellent! They are very welcoming and friendly. Their upbeat attitude and demeanor are appreciated! Ive been seeing Dr. Defaii for some time and have been very happy. Recently, he fitted me a crown and the crown came up perfect and I couldn't be happier! He cares about his patients. He is very professional and make going to dentist as painless as possible. He is attentive, professional and detailed orientated in his work. I'm grateful that Dr. Defaii insisted on perfection, which is exactly what I wanted! All in, he has a solid team who's knowledgeable and skilled in their craft. I highly recommend Dr. Defaii!

Jessica N.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I needed serious dental work and had pushed visiting the dentist for longer than I should have (injection of anesthetic and the drill noise make me nervous) I luckily found Dr. Defaii and his awesome team during the pandemic. At the time I was simply thrilled to find a Dr. admitting new patients but now after 3 visits or so I can genuinely say I am fortunate to have found Dr. Defaiis care. I appreciate his attention and support and have enjoyed his cheerful voice when I've called to confirm appointments. I can see he is dedicated to his practice, team and patients.

Yvette C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Dafaii has surpassed all my expectations. For someone that has always been so embarrassed of their teeth, so much so that I didn't want to go to the dentist. Growing up I never had one solid dentist, it was always random. I can say with confidence that he has made this process 100% less stressful and intimidating. I have found my forever dentist. He genuinely wants to help. I am currently pregnant and he has made me feel so comfortable with all my visits . I had a root canal done by him recently and I was absolutely terrified but he was so gentle, fast and efficient. I feel like a new woman. Pregnancy alone is hard , we don't need other unnecessary pains! Staff is always friendly as well . 10/10!!

Alexander C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
This guy is an awesome dentist, I'm always comfortable during every visit. I recommend him to anyone in need of a exceptional dentist. 04/21 Dr. Defaii is a fantastic dentist. I've been coming to him for maybe 6 years now. Recommend to everyone!

Manny

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I haven been going to this place for over 5 years now. Great service throughout those years. This included not just check ups and exams but major work including a root canal. Easy recommendation.

Murielle M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is hands down one of the best. You can tell that he cares sincerely about giving you your healthy smile and educating you on how to keep it that way. Excellence in providing care is what you expect then you will be happy.

alauddin M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Typically I'm not one to write reviews, however the service I've received here may help people who are just like. To begin, I'm very timid when it comes to any sort of dental work, from the buzzing drill to the shot. However, Dr. Defaii and his assistant precilla we on some next level treatment/service. It doesn't feel like you're walking into a regular dentist office it feels like you're going to somebody's house because of how hospitable they are, constantly asking if you're doing fine or if you need anything. The procedure I had done was deep cleaning, and a filling, the whole process was just as amazing, Dr. Defaii keeps you informed as to what is going on throughout and it makes the service so much more comforting. I'm not sure if this will make sense to some people but there are some dentist out there with rough hands when they're in there doing what they're doing, that is not the case here, Dr. Defaii is super gentle. My only regret was not finding this office sooner but I'm glad I have.

Inna Y.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I am one of those people that are usually terrified of dentists, since I’ve had not so great experience with them in the past. But ever since I started visiting Dr.Defaii, my fears are practically gone, he is clearly a very experienced dentist that truly cares about wellbeing and comfort of his patients. My first visit was for extraction of a very inflamed and painful tooth, I was shaking only from the thought of touching the tooth at all, but Dr. Defaii offered me gas sedation that was very affordable and truly made a huge difference for me, besides, he gave me a numbing shot that was absolutely painless and I was truly shocked by how fast and officiant the procedure went. I couldn’t be more happy with my dental visits and I am very relieved to finally find a dentist that I trust.

Inna Y.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I am one of those people that are usually terrified of dentists, since I've had not so great experience with them in the past. But ever since I started visiting Dr.Defaii, my fears are practically gone, he is clearly a very experienced dentist that truly cares about wellbeing and comfort of his patients. My first visit was for extraction of a very inflamed and painful tooth, I was shaking only from the thought of touching the tooth at all, but Dr. Defaii offered me gas sedation that was very affordable and truly made a huge difference for me, besides, he gave me a numbing shot that was absolutely painless and I was truly shocked by how fast and officiant the procedure went. I couldn't be more happy with my dental visits and I am very relieved to finally find a dentist that I trust.

Nik T.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have been going to this dental office for the last 20 years. Dr. Defaii and the hygienists are very thorough, and the office staff are very friendly and professional. I have always had a pleasant experience in particular these days with the Covid19 protocols. I highly recommend Dr. Defaii.

Vanecia R.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I cannot be more happy of my results from San Jose Smile Center. In the past, I was never fully happy of my smile. As an adult I’ve tried many methods to try to correct the little gaps that seem big to me. A lot of previous doctors turned me away saying my desired look could not be achieved so I was left with dealing with what I thought to be an less than perfect smile. I wasn’t until I met Dr. Defaii that I felt that my request was achievable. His knowledge and passion for results really shown in each visit and every time I left the office I felt cared for. His staff is amazing and you can tell they all lead with grace and compassion. Dr. Defaii was able to fill my gaps and gave me the smile I’ve always wanted. I’m so grateful for him and his staff. I cried for days after because the insecurities behind my smile were gone. I highly recommend San Jose Smile Center for all your dental needs.

Emanuel E.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
My first time there and just let me start by saying dr. Defaii and his staff are amazing from being of appointment I’ve never felt more comfortable and informed they let you know everything and make sure you understand before starting anything..I had a deep cleaning an tooth extracted after appointment he even followed up with me on the phone to see how i was feeling highly recommended

Dr. N.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I have been going to this dental office for the last 20 years. Dr. Defaii and the hygienists are very thorough, and the office staff are very friendly and professional. I have always had a pleasant experience in particular these days with the COVID protocols. I highly recommend Dr. Defaii.

Historical C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I had white spots on my teeth for most of my life caused by a childhood illness. This made me smile less as I was self-conscious about the situation. I had been quoted $10-15K for veneers to fix the problem. Then, I found Dr. Defaii. Because of his depth of experience, he was able to correct the condition in one visit for a fraction of the cost through the use of bonding techniques. Due to lack of prerequisite training and necessary aesthetic talent, this is a cosmetic dentistry skill that few dentist today possess

Levi C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
My visit to the dentist has never been so easy. Dr. Defaii truly cares about his patients teeth, and is very kind. He is Definitely someone i can trust working on my teeth.

Vanecia R.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
As a first time patient I was very pleased from start to finish. I contemplated choosing a San Jose dentist because I will no longer live in the area as of 10/2020, but I am happy I decided to move forward with San Jose Smile Center. As soon as I walked in the door I was treated with the upmost professionalism and kindness. From receptionist, to dental assistant, to doctor, each interaction was welcoming along with safety being a high priority. I received great care, got all my questions answered, and walked out feeling like my needs were met. My experiences in the past have not been as pleasant. Doctors were not as engaged and seem to only want me in and out as quick as possible. Dr.Defaii and his team connected with me and I know and feel that I am in the best hands. My oral health is important to me and with their guidance I know I will be beyond satisfied at the end of my dental plan/journey. No picture to post yet, but I'll be sure follow up. Cheers.

Neon_Midnight_Sky

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr.Defaii and his staff are amazing. Had pretty bad injury due to a skateboarding accident and chipped my front tooth pretty badly and straight looked like that dude from tiger king. Dr. Defaii and his lovely assistant made me look and fee like a normal human being again, and the procedure was quick and painless. Definitely recommend this place to anybody.

Perla R.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I love SJ Smile Center! I will forever be grateful for my friend who referred me over here. I used to be terrified of going to the dentist like most of us are, and that is no longer the case. Dr. Defaii is a great professional, you will not regret giving this dentist a try!

ali Z.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Defaii and his staff during my treatment. I did a major treatment including deep cleaning, root canal and crown but all went very smooth and convenience. I highly recommend Dr, Defaii if you are looking for a treatment with accuracy, comfortable and safe.

Ali Z.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Defaii and his staff during my treatment. I did a major treatment including deep cleaning, root canal and crown but all went very smooth and convenience. I highly recommend Dr, Defaii if you are looking for a treatment with accuracy, comfortable and safe.

Hannah K.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
10/10 Dr. Defaii is AMAZING and GENTLE! After getting kicked off my parent's insurance at 26 and moving to a different city, I didn't have the energy to find a good dentist around me. I also was extremely terrified of the dentist due to past trauma from my previous dentists as a child. After 7 years of not going to the dentist, I could see that my oral health was horrible, and my teeth needed some love ASAP. I found Dr. Defaii from Opencare as his office was close to my house. My first appointment was on March 3rd, 2020. I was extremely nervous to even be there, but I was proud that I was being proactive about my dental health. Upon arriving to the dental office, I thought the location was easy to find and there was ample parking. The first appointment went well, and I was able to receive a check up of my whole mouth including x-rays. Dr. Defaii is very patient, he tells you exactly what he is doing so there's no surprises, he is GENTLE and doesn't have a heavy hand with tools in your mouth, and he the utmost caring. He personally called me after my appointment to see how I was doing!! No doctor has ever done this - this is what sets Dr. Defaii apart from any other dentist. He truly cares about his patients and always wants you to feel comfortable. My second appointment was to do a deep cleaning. I needed this badly due to the calcium buildup (tartar) in my inner mouth. Due to my high anxiety, Cassie, the amazing receptionist, offered me oral sedation and laughing gas. I had my reservations about both as I have never used either in my life. However, I'm SO glad that I chose to have the oral sedation as well as the laughing gas. My experience from this second appointment reassured me that Dr. Defaii is a great dentist, and my anxiety from my previous dentist should be left at the door. My third and fourth appointments were during the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, I was eager to know what kinds of precautions that this dental office would be taking. As soon as I arrived in the parking lot, I was told to call them to make sure that I got the OK to come into the reception area (in case there were other patients there). I needed to fill out COVID forms as well as my temperature taken. The pens that I used when filling out the forms were then sanitized after I used them, and my credit card was sanitized after payment (I thought this was a very nice gesture of them). All the dental rooms had air purifiers and the doors were closed so no airborne particles could enter. They also gave me an oral rinse to kill any bacteria, if any. After any procedures were finished, a warm, moist, individually wrapped towelette was given to me to wipe my face. From 100% anxiety to go to the dentist and not going in 7 years to 100% would go see Dr. Defaii tomorrow if he had any openings. I think he's such a great dentist and I'm so thankful of his work. My teeth haven't looked this good since I was a kid and it's given me a lot of confidence in my smile. If you're hesitant to go to the dentist and have anxiety like I do, give Dr. Defaii and try because he changed my whole perspective about going to the dentist. Thank you Dr. Defaii and team!

Gloria J.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Deffai is the best. He knows that I am always nervous when coming for my checkups or what ever I'm having done and he always makes sure I am comfortable before we start. The staff and him are all great. I have to say he is by far the best dentist I have ever gone to. My whole family goes to him. Even my kids ages 6 and 7 sit still for him and at other places they would scream and cry. AWESOME!

Abdul

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Professional, reliable dentistry in San Jose California. Strongly recommended!!!

Kam K.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Great dentist and staff. Dr Defaii makes sure you're comfortable during any procedure and aware of everything he's doing. He always follows up with personal phone calls to checkup on you and make sure you're experiencing no pain or complications. Highly recommended!

Cat

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I went in this morning for a temporary crown. As always The Dr. and Staff were great!! I was afraid. Dr. Defaii always asked if I was ok during procedure. He made me comfortable in all possible ways. Great doctor and Great staff!! Procedure did not hurt or bother a bit. :)

Vlad B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defali is a great dentist. I could tell that he is passionate about his work. He is providing his patients with informative advice and listens with attention. He manages all operations in his office hands on. It is well run and experienced Dental Office, with excellent customer service . I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Jazmin G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Doctor defaii and staff Are still da bomb! Love how he waits until one is comfortable so he can proceed.

Measha C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
WOW. I am truly Amazed! Dr. Howard was beyond amazing! I came in today (a non patient) due to some serious pain l, that has been keeping me up at night and uncomfortable during the day. When I tell you I have Never left a dental office feeling so educated and taken care of! You guys work magic, and we have found our new dental office for Life! Thank you So much Dr. Howard!

Lupe M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Tony G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Alex P.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
By far the most honest, professional and accommodating dental practice I have been to in years, and I refer all my friends and family to Dr. Defaii. They get things done right the first time. Honesty is very important to me, that's what I look for first and foremost when I'm looking for services especially my health and dental care. Last week I went in with pain and I had to go on a trip the next day, I got a long procedure that I needed to be done in a day. They worked fast and painlessly and it was over before I knew it. The office is organized and the staff very nice. They do an amazing job! I feel like they deserve a 10 Star.

Jacob T.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
The receptionist is hella nice. The assistants are fast, efficient and helpful. Dr. Defaii is amazing, when I feel any discomfort he fixes the issue on the spot. I loathe going to the dentist but my family and I will never go anywhere else but San Jose Smile Center

Tyler A.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii must have been my dentist for the last 20 years, as far back as I can remember, and he’s always been amazing. I even still drive an hour to see him. Every time I visit him it is actually a pleasant experience. He’s a great guy in general, but also goes above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable during any procedure. He legitimately cares about his patients and is always giving me the latest advice on how to keep my entire mouth healthy and clean.

Will M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii has been working on my teeth for 10 years now. I've had implants, crowns, root canals, a bridge. His work is high quality with quality materials. My teeth look great and my mouth feels normal. I recommend Dr. Defaii because he cares and is ethical.

sedrick A.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
What a wonderful and professional service this team provides.. my teeth were so happy at the end of my visit..

Marc Z.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii is a perfectionist in true sense. He has performed several procedures for us over the years and we could not be happier with the results. He is warm and personable with great bedside manner, and that makes going to the dentist that much easier. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a qualified and trust worthy dentist.

Jonathan Z.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
The team does a great job at what they do!

John F.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
This month, thirty years ago, I had my first dental appointment with Dr. Howard Defaii. I have enjoyed his professional services continually over the years. Dr. Defaii is the consummate professional. If you want an extremely focused, attentive and professional dentist who puts your best interest foremost then Dr. Defaii is your guy. I am most thankful for his expertise and care the last thirty years.

J J.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii is the best dentist ever! I have quite a few issues and he always gives me great guidance and care. He doesn't rush my treatments to see more patients in day. I cannot recommend him enough, especially for people who have dental anxiety!

Tabitha L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Always feel comfortable and happy at Dr. Defaii's office, everyone is very friendly, welcoming, and capable. :)

dyl

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Wow! Dr. Defaii really knows what’s he’s doing. His staff works great! Went in for my second deep cleaning, went by quick and painless! Enjoying the feeling of having a cleaner smile:) I would recommend this dentist 11/10!

Robert O.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Had the second part of my deep cleaning today and was pleased with not only how quick and painless it was, but how white and literally-shiny my teeth now are! All the staff that I've interacted with are friendly, professional and attentive to your needs, and the service is remarkably prompt as I was in and out in about thirty minutes today.

gita D.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Roz D.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Great group of people. They are friendly, and make you feel comfortable

Sepand S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is an incredible dentist who places great emphasis on patient. Both he and his staff are extremely focused on ensuring that everyone receives the best overall experience from his office. The instruments are extremely clean and well taken care of. Dr. Defaii has done an excellent job of taking care of my teeth for years. Highly recommend this dentistry to anyone.

Yahweh Y.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I hadn’t been to the dentist in YEARS... Shamfully... hahaha ... NeverTheLess I built up the courage and conviction to go haha... From beginning to end even the process of setting up the appointment was soooo easy and friendly! The staff were alllll amazing and so helpful! It’s a very nice and comfortable and cozy environment. I felt less like a passing client or situation and more like a friend or family member. Doctor Dafaii was super friendly, accurate and REAL! Which I appreciate... He handle everything swiftly showing true compassion, understanding, know how and appreciation for me. Every situation was adjusted too and fixed asap and I had some complex things that needed to be addressed! I’ve never had a better dentist experience. Most importantly my teeth got better! And that’s the end result we are all looking for right? I give them a 7/5 stars and will continue to be happily in business with them 😊 Thank you Doctor Defaii and San Jose Smile Center Staff you guys are awesome!

Derek A.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii is probably the best dentist in the world. So if you live in San Jose, and want to feel relaxed, not embarrassed, and need help to get your mouth back on track, or a great routine dentist that will keep your smile going the distance, this is the place to go. I've been anti-dentist too long, and really needed help getting my mouth back into a healthy state. A decade of putting off a visit, and "ya got problems" is pretty much how my mouth was. Dr Defaii and staff, are amazingly warm, and responsive. I've enjoyed leaving every visit. The time is taken to ensure you feel comfortable, and are ready to rock and roll, then Dr Defaii does his magic. He makes going to the dentist feel effortless, and does his art with such skill and precision that my mouth hasn't felt this great in YEARS. I'm continually excited to keep up on the repairs, with the amazing work that is done at San Jose Smile Center. I can't recommend this dental practice enough. Teeth are an important part of life, and one that we all take for granted too long until issues arise. Take care of those issues today before they become huge problems, and have Dr Defaii take care of you by creating and applying an amazing treatment plan.

JDM

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I just want to start out by saying that Im one of those people that don't like to go to the Dentist. I have a really hard time breathing out of my nose. After having Dr Defaii and his lovely assistants work on my teeth I must say they make you feel so relaxed and comfortable Everyone is extremely nice and polite. I will be making this my permanent spot to get dental work done. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and I highly recommend everyone to come and see for yourself. They are truly the best .

Leila S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
San Jose smile center team make sure you are comfortable and cared for! So far, after three visits, I can tell Dr. Defaee takes his work seriously and makes every possible effort to care for his patients.

Zee A.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Exceptional care at this office. I always heard horror stories of people having root canal!!! I had done one last week on my very back tooth which is the hardest one and honestly didn’t feel anything. Dr. Defaii was so patient and gentle during Procedure. I’m so happy and grateful that I was referred to him by a friend. Dr. Defaii is amazing.

j D.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I haven’t been to the dentist in over twenty years. I was so scared. Dr. Made me feel so relaxed. Talk to me the whole time. Very good chair side manners. Your awesome Dr. Thank you

Al N.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Great experience with the doc. Had a root canal and made everything extremely easy. My wife has had great experiences and the doc is a great dentist.

Chris R.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Robert R.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Best dentist in the bay area!! I've been to a lot of dentists and this one is far above the rest in the bay area. Dr. Defaii works with you, not only with your teeth but with something else our budget. I work in customer service and as a customer I feel loved and care for. At the San jose smile center, you leave feeling you spent your hard working money on something that's going to last. How can you not leave with a smile feeling better and your teeth looking beautiful. If your looking for a new dentist stop, come to Dr. Defaii he will take care of you and help you and he will go at your pace. Best dentist in the bay area hands down.

Daniel M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I am so happy we chose Dr. Defaii and the team of the San Jose Smile Center as our family Dentist, I like that after a procedure he will follow up at the end of the day to make sure you are fine or ask if there are any questions. Like most people today our work schedules are very hectic and his office is always accommodating in meeting my scheduling needs.

Austin G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I’ve always been mortified of dentist visits due to some dentists either lying about what’s actually wrong, or the neglect on if the pain was to much. After having to go to Dr. Defai, he’s hands down the only dentist I would go to from here on out. He’s never rushing the work that needs to be done, pain is never an issue, and his work is flawless. I just got a root canal complete and you can’t even notice the crown at all! If you’re looking for which dentist office might be the best fit for you, I would 100% recommend Dr. Defai!

c G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Richard L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Wuddup Dr. Defaii. Bro your a Great dentist. Helped me overcome a fear I've had since childhood. "The Dentist" Your the Man. 5 Stars well earned

Aravind S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I found Dr. Defaii to be very good at what he does, he is funny and makes you feel at ease.

Torr S.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Steve M.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii always makes sure that I am comfortable with no pain. The staff always will make sure that I have everything I need to make my visit carefree.

MAHMOUD T.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I sincerely recommend Dr. Howard Defaii to all who are in need of dental work. For more than 26 years, he has been taking care of my dental needs with the best care and result, making the generally painful procedures almost a pain free and tolerating experience. After each procedure, he personally always calls me to make sure that there is no discomfort or any problem. His assistants and technicians are very skilled, qualified, friendly and accommodating. In my opinion, Dr. Defaii is the most knowledgeable, proficient and reliable dentist. Mahmoud Tahmassebi

Sarah E.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
He makes each visit a pleasant experience. Very companionate and competent when it comes to your well-being and his work.

David N.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
A good man that take care of you the work is beauitful I am happy I found him and I will send anyone to him who needs a dentist because he is that good Thank you David ance Sr.

Eden D.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Very professional and personal! Does great dental work and works around your schedule to make sure you can be seen. Definitely recommend Dr. Defaii.

Brandon N.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
This is the first time I have been to the dentist in years, I am happy that I was recommended this place. Dr. Defaii and his team is a complete joy to deal with. They were all very professional and took great care of me. Since I haven't got my teeth cleaned in a while, the doctor recommended me to get a deep clean to get rid of all the junk that had build up between my teeth and gum. During the procedure, Dr. Defaii would constantly asked how I am feeling and if I am comfortable or not. After my visit, the doctor would even called me on my phone to make sure that I am doing ok. That really shows that they really do care about their patient. I will be making regular visit to this place from now on. Extremely happy with the service.

Jason H.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii is the best! Very caring dentist and makes sure you are 100% comfortable. I've been going now for just over 4 years and have never had anything but good things to say! My kids actually love going to see him! Thanks Dr Defaii for taking such great care! See you in 4 months!

Melanie C.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii has been my dentist and for all 5 of my children for 18 years. He has all the qualities of a superb dentist; clean, professional, personable, holds his staff to high standards, keeps up with the latest gadgets and innovations in dentistry. He has lots of options for pain control for small children and gets the job done. However, the quality that really stands out with Dr. Defaii is his extraordinary dedication to a person's teeth. He educates the patient on how to maintain exceptionally high standards in dental hygiene. He has a tidy, meticulous, fastidious personality and he focuses all that on your teeth! Genetically, I was not blessed with great teeth, and Dr. Defaii seems to put himself under a little bit of stress to make them as perfect as he can. I had a case of periodontal disease before I came to Dr. Defaii as a patient and I have not had a recurrence in 20 years. Dr. Defaii also has absolutely the most exceptional Office Manager I have ever seen in my life to navigate all those insurance and payment headaches. I never said anything but I always wondered, where Dr. Defaii found someone so intelligent, competent, professional, meticulous with numbers, insurance issues, personable and loyal! After 17 years, I found out this was his wife. They were always so professional, it didn't occur to me. This lady could be a CEO somewhere, she is way overqualified to be an office manager but she has dedicated her life to solving your insurance, billing headaches and running an exceptional office along with Dr. Defaii!

Michael F.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Very happy with the visit. I've had some really horrible experiences in the past. The staff the doc great job so far...

Jeanette B.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is my favorite dentist ever. He has a kind and lighthearted demeanor and makes the patient feel really cared for. He also takes pride in his beautiful work. I've been seeing him since I moved to the area in 2013 and would recommend him to anyone, including anyone with anxiety or sensitivity, because he offers drugs, gas, cozy blankets, etc. if you need them. His staff is also very competent and kind. His office manager is great at letting you know what's covered and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be before you agree to anything.

Chris E.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I visited Dr. Defaii based on a couple of recommendations from my co-workers. Dr. Defaii did of great job of getting my teeth back in shape after a couple of years of neglect (no dentist visits). He does a good job of making sure your comfortable during any procedures and keeps you informed a what going on. (Yeah, I need to floss more!) Any way I'm now a happy regular at the smile center.

Bill H.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I am very pleased i found Dr Defaii two years back, i had a lot of dental work to be done to restore my smile and I'm happy to say at age 60 this week the doctor and his staff have just about finished the work,I'm very grateful to the doctor and his staff they are all fantastic and Margie has been his excellent assistant with him for some years and is excellent as is the entire staff.The doctor always sees to it I'm comfortable with each visit and makes going to the dentist a much more pleasant experience than i ever expected! Thank you Doctor Defaii and the entire staff!

Edwardo V.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii is the best Dentist I have ever had!! I've never felt more comfortable in my life! I have never been to a dentist that takes so much care for me to insure that I know whats going on and that he answers all my questions! I was soo happy with his services I recommended a friend who now is a client of Dr. Dafaii! He is a keeper and I will recommend more friends and family to see him.

Alex E.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
For the last 20 years, I and my immediate family have been going to "San Jose Smile Center" for our Dental needs. Doctor Dafaii and his staff have taken a very good care of us during these years. We are very satisfied with the professional and friendly service that we have received in every visit. Thank you Dr Defaii for all your hard and sincere work.

Rachel L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Defaii made me feel comfortable from the start, and didn't patronize me for not having been in to see a dentist in several years.

Alexandra L.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr. Defaii at San Jose Smile Center is great! He makes you feel comfortable and does quality work. The office looks clean and he is very professional. I have recommended Dr. Defaii to friends and family before. His staff is also friendly and helpful. I have been coming to him for years and see myself coming here for many more years.

Mike K.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
I've been going to Dr. Defaii for a long time. He is the best in the industry as far as I am concerned. He handles patients with extra care, explains everything well, gives patients choices when possible, very professional, and clean. He gets an A++ at his job.

James H.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
Dr Dafii is quick, professional and handles even the most nervous patients with care.

Jennifer G.

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii
My husband started going to Dr. Defaii for several procedures about a month ago. He seemed to like the office, so I decided to go for a cleaning and to deal with a hurting tooth. Everyone in the office is extremely friendly with a family feel, as though they are welcoming you into their family. I know it sounds cliche, but they are really nice. Also, they were running early, so they had given me a call before my appointment time and told me to come in as soon as I wanted to, which I appreciated. Dr. Defaii was very welcoming and really seemed to enjoy helping and not just throw on extra stuff for the money. He is also very accommodating to nervous patients. Also, after the initial visit of just looking at my teeth, they printed out a list of all the things that need to be done and how much it will all eventually cost. I really liked that they did this up front so that you can have an idea of what to expect. It was a good visit, and I think my family will stick with this office!!!

San Jose Smile Center - Dr Howard Defaii

Office Hours

MON - THU 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Location

827 Blossom Hill Rd suite e-3,

San Jose, CA

Phone : (408) 227-5012
Text Us : (408) 227-5012

Email : sanjosesmile@gmail.com