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Dr. Ester Linton

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Languages
English, Korean
Education
Bachelors
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Training
General Residency
Coler-Goldwater Speciality Hospital and Nursing Facility, New York, NY

Dr. Ester Linton wants to shift your perspective on dentistry. “For some people the dentist’s office can be this scary, unknown place,” she says. “But if I can get you to feel at home here, to feel comfortable asking questions, and like we’re really there to help you—that’s the most exciting thing for me.”

Born in New York City, but raised in South Korea, Dr. Linton was no stranger to the dentist’s chair growing up. “I always tell my patients who are really freaked out—I’ve spent hours and hours in the chair,” she says. “All my front teeth are crowns. I’ve had a ton of work done. If anyone knows how you feel, it’s me. It can be a really vulnerable position to be in, so that trust and relationship between us are just so important.”

And above all, she wants you to feel good about where you’re at, even as you work together to make improvements: “Nobody I know has perfect teeth,” she says. “Those big white squares you see in advertisements? That’s not what teeth look like! Whatever you’re born with, there are beautiful things about that. Maybe there are things we can fix, but it’s important to stay positive and see the good in our mouths, too.”

Restorative Procedures
3,072+
Additional Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Stockton CA

“If I can get you to feel at home here, to feel comfortable asking questions, and like we’re really there to help you—that’s the most exciting thing for me.”

Dr. Ester Linton