AboutBittner Family Dental Group

Bittner Family Dental Group is a San Jose based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Gerald Bittner, Jr., DDS and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 408-500-0814 and experience why our patients think Bittner Family Dental Group is the best dentist in San Jose.

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Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Gerald Bittner, Jr.

Dr. Gerald Bittner, Jr., a second generation of dentists, is a 35-year veteran with a broad array of proficiency helping patients maintain healthy smiles. He has extensive general dentistry experience with an emphasis on leading-edge cosmetic and restorative dentistry. With over 12,000 veneer placements successfully completed for patients, Dr. Bittner has truly changed people’s lives, literally putting smiles on thousands of faces.

Dr. Bittner, Jr. is an expert at bringing the science of function and the art of aesthetics together to design and deliver life-changing smiles. He has spent many years as a clinical instructor and nationwide lecturer teaching the art of cosmetic dentistry and has traveled globally to lecture on dental laser technology. One of his most popular seminars is “Help Your Patients Appear Younger” with a focus on porcelain veneering, cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening and surgery-free “cosmetic smile lifts.”

Education:

  • BS in Biology from San Jose State University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco
Dr. Jen

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Eitutis

Dr. Jennifer Eitutis, a 10-year dental veteran, with a talent for aesthetic dentistry, graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Eitutis has helped many of her patients achieve new smiles combining her mastery of cosmetic dentistry with her extensive Invisalign experience. Although Dr. Eitutis excels at “Smile Design” her real passion is helping patients achieve and maintain positive dental health.

Dr. Jennifer’s calm demeanor exudes compassion and provides a level of comfort that is commonly highlighted by our patients, especially those who get anxious just thinking about being at the dentist. Although all of her patient’s lover her, Dr. Jennifer has an affinity for our younger patients. It’s her mission to educate patients early and develop good dental hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

Recently a patient came into the office complaining of a severe tooth ache, after a comprehensive exam and review of the situation, Dr. Jennifer explained the various options to the patient, one of which was an implant. Dr. Jennifer walked her patient over to meet Dr. Mancuso to discuss the procedure in more detail.

At the conclusion of the discussion, the patient requested the implant be done immediately but under one condition... Dr. Jennifer stay with her and hold her hand. After juggling the schedule around, Dr. Mancuso placed the implant, all the time while Dr. Jennifer honored her patients request, truly taking hand-holding to a whole new level!

Education:

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Suri

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Ria Suri

Dr. Ria Suri graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where she excelled and earned awards in many categories, including the Aesthetic Dentistry Award, the Oral Diagnosis Award, and the ADA Foundation/Colgate Dental Conference Award.

She loves cooking for friends and family, or just about anybody who is willing to try her recipes. Her passion for various cuisines also enhances her love for exploring new places both locally and across the globe. It is plain to see that the curiosity and openness she brings to her global explorations translates into an easy and welcoming demeanor with patients and co-workers.

Whether it be treating adults or kids, she enjoys dentistry as a profession and as a means to serving society. Dentistry incorporates her personal and professional goals of building close relationships with her patients, treating disease, continuing lifelong education, and educating her patients to choose a healthy dental lifestyle.

Dr. Mancuso

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Jerry Mancuso

Dr. Jerry Mancuso, a 25-year dental veteran, and board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon has expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. He has performed thousands of surgical procedures including reconstructive and trauma surgery.

Dr. Mancuso’s has successfully completed 13,500+ implants and bone grafting procedures. He is a specialist in treating facial pain, facial injuries, TMJ disorders and has been credited with saving many lives through early identification and treatment of oral cancer.

Dr. Mancuso’s exemplary military service is representative of his performance as a surgeon. He was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy, where he completed a one-year residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon completion of his overseas Naval service and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Dr. Mancuso enrolled in residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael/Yale-New Haven Hospital and Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Mancuso became “Board Certified” by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002 and was Diplomate of ABOMS from 2002 to 2011. He is licensed by the State of California to perform I.V. sedation and General Anesthesia

Education:

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery from UOP in 1992
Dr. Michelle Bittner Eberle

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Science in Dentistry

Dr. Michelle Bittner Eberle

Dr. Michelle Bittner Eberle, board eligible Orthodontist, specializes in braces and Invisalign for both children and adults. She is experienced with traditional braces, self-ligating braces, Phase I Interceptive treatment, 3-D technology, multi-disciplinary cases and surgical treatment.

Dr. Eberle completed one year of hospital-based dentistry in the Advanced Education of General Dentistry program in San Francisco and practiced general dentistry for five years before returning to a post-graduate residency in orthodontics. Having grown up in a family of dentists (e.g., father, mother, brother and sister) smiles have been the focus of her life.

Education:

  • Undergraduate at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco
  • Certificate in Orthodontics and a Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry
Shoreh

Shoreh Master Ceramist

Shoreh P., master ceramist, has spent the last 25 years specializing in the design and making of over 25,000 individual veneers. That’s a whole lot of teeth!

Shoreh works side-by-side with cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gerald Bittner, Jr. and together they create the beautiful smiles the Bittner Family Dental Group in San Jose is known. Working with Shoreh’s onsite lab is an advantage for everyone: the patient, the dentist and the ceramist.

  • The patient has the opportunity to express their desires to both the dentist and the ceramist.
  • The in-office interaction between patient and ceramist , guarantees the most personalized smile for the patient.
  • The ceramist has real time input in creating the smile and ensuring the smile creation meets both the dentist’s and patient’s expectations.

The end result, often called a smile makeover or smile design, is a “tailor made” smile that fits the patients face, lips and personality. This is only possible because of the hands-on and personal interaction between the patient, Shoreh and Dr. Bittner.

Hygiene
Gina

Gina

Hygienist

Gina is one of our dental hygienists who works towards providing all her patients an excellent experience that is relaxing and gentle. She is a big advocate for Oral B electric toothbrushes. Please ask her advice on brushing techniques and which toothbrush is best for your oral health! Gina enjoys walking her dog Aria, watching tv shows and going on food adventures; she has run 3 half marathons, 2 Tough Mudder Fulls and 1 Spartan Race.

Neda

Neda

Hygienist

Neda got her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California. She also received a degree in Registered Dental Hygiene in an altered practice from the University of the Pacific. She is passionate about dental hygiene and being able to educate patients on the importance of great oral hygiene along with excellent home care. Her goal is to improve our patient’s knowledge that will help their dental health and general overall health as well. She is soon to be married to the love of her life.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Hygienist

Stephanie is so enthusiastic about dentistry and hygiene that she exudes positive vibes and makes everyone around her love dentistry as well. She is an excellent asset to the hygiene team and loves to be part of something great. She loves to spend time with her fiancé and is looking forward to getting married in 2021. She also loves spending time with her family, hiking, and playing with her dog.

Rachel

Rachel

Hygienist
Assistants
Narda

Narda

Assistant

Narda’s passion is to take great care of her patients, they always come first. Educating patients about the benefits of our technology is especially important to her. She loves spending time with her children and her dog, Honey. Narda likes helping children with special needs.

Catrina

Catrina

Assistant

Catrina has been in dentistry for over 7 years which makes her an integral part of our dental team. She loves being able to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during appointments. She adores her two puppies and wonderful husband.

Shiv

Shiv

Assistant

Shiv loves dentistry so much that he is on track to start his prerequisites for dental school. He appreciates the opportunity to be able to work in the field and in our office with the newest in dental technology. He spends his time on weekends enjoying the outdoors.

Administrative
Tom

Tom

Systems Coordinator

Tom enjoys working with patients and keeping their hygiene appointments up to date. His years in the manufacturing field has allowed him to be able to handle anything that arises. He loves to cook and travel.

Isabel

Isabel

Scheduling Coordinator

Isabel has been in dentistry for over 20 years and she cares for her team and patients like they are family. She loves working with patients to schedule needed treatment to help prevent future problems. She enjoys spending time with her sons and husband on camping trips and loves working in her beautiful yard.

Vicki

Vicki

Financial Coordinator

Vicki feels accomplished when she can make a patient’s smile affordable. She is happy watching her two children succeed in school, sports, and music. You can find her smiling with a cup of joe or visiting a local winery.

Sue

Sue

Office Manager

Sue has loved dentistry for over 30 years, she values being able to make a difference for her patients. Her own anxiety of dental treatment allows her to assist patients to overcome their own fears and anxiety. With the newest dental technologies, coming to the dentist is easier and more comfortable than ever. She loves spending time with her family and 4 grandsons.

Paula

Paula

Marketing Director

Paula lives in Saratoga, with her husband She has over 40 years of customer service and dental experience. She studied at San Jose State where she graduated with BS in Occupational Therapy. She continued her education with many dental & marketing programs throughout the country. She loves spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities such as hiking, tennis, gardening and traveling.