Dr. Ernie Lavorini


Dentist Dr. Ernie Lavorini Total Health Dental Care.

Dr. Lavorini provides outstanding dental care to patients at our Total Health Dental Care 15th Street Office in Downtown Oakland. Dr. Lavorini graduated cum laude from the University of California at San Francisco in 1973. After working for a dentist in Berkeley, he opened his own practice in Oakland.

For the past 40 years, Dr. Lavorini has volunteered his time as a dentist at the Berkeley Free Clinic. For 30 years he was one of the few providers that accepted Denti-Cal patients when California provided dental care for low-income residents. Dr. Lavorini cares deeply for underserved patients in his community.

Most recently he won an Alameda County Public Health Department Community Partner Award for voluntarily providing dental care at no cost for the homeless the last seven years. As a reflection of how much he enjoys his work, two of his children have become dentists and now practice with him at Total Health Dental Care. When he’s not practicing dentistry and helping the community, Dr. Lavorini loves to ski and tell great jokes.