Improving your quality of life

Through meaningful relationships, exceptional customer service, and comfortable and excellent dentistry--every day, one person at a time.

The Grace Difference ™

Why Grace Dental?

Open 6 days (Mondays to Saturdays)

Ease of scheduling

Email and Text appointment reminders

Empathetic listening; Developing a meaningful, trusting relationship first

Exceeding your expectations to provide the best patient experience

Commitment to continuing education, Gentle touch and comfort amenities (wireless headphones, memory foam pillows, plush blankets, Isolite mouthpiece)

Locally, Grace Dental will be partnering with Freedom House (supporting human trafficking survivors) and Street Life Ministries (serving the homeless).

Globally, Dr. Kwon has been providing free dental care and serving the underserved in Paraguay since 2003.

The benefits of innovative technology allow us to better serve you.

Paperless software: less wait time, environmentally friendly

Digital xrays: less than 80% traditional xray radiation; more efficient

Intraoral digital camera: allows us to involve and engage you in the co-discovery process



White fillings


Sleep apnea


Root canals

Implant placement and restoration

Oral surgery

Our Team

Eric Kwon DDS, FAGD

Dr. Eric Kwon was born and raised in Cerritos, California. After completing his undergraduate education at USC and graduate studies at UCSF School of Dentistry, Dr. Kwon has been practicing dentistry in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 10 years at the VA Northern California Health Care System, as well as in private practice in the Peninsula. For the past 5 years, he has been serving patients in Palo Alto and 3 years ago, Dr. Kwon started Grace Dental.

In recognition for his commitment to education and excellence, Dr. Kwon received the Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry in June of 2015.

He is blissfully married to Dr. Grace Kwon, a pediatric dentist in Menlo Park (Menlo Pediatric Dental) and is a proud father to sons Eli and Liam. In his free time, Dr. Kwon enjoys cooking, watching and playing sports and serving the underserved.

Gary Laine DDS

Dr. Gary Laine grew up in a dental family as his grandfather was a general dentist in Nebraska and his father the first pediatric dentist in Pasadena, CA. This marks 102 years and counting for his family in dentistry.

After graduating from USC for undergrad and dental school, he served in the US Navy, returned to USC for his prosthodontics residency and then to UCLA for his maxillofacial prosthetics fellowship (head and neck cancer patients).

Dr. Laine distinguishes himself in his commitment to personalized care, continuing education (learning and teaching), excellence, and attention to detail. For over 25 years, Dr. Laine has been collaborating with a sleep medicine team to treat sleep disorder patients, as he himself has sleep apnea. He believes there is nothing more important than improving your quality of life or saving it.

Dr. Laine has been married for 29 years to his wife Judy and they have two grown children Shannon and Julia. His interests include travelling, photography and following most sports, especially USC football.

Nimisha Nidgundi DDS

Dr. Nidgundi was born in India and moved to the Bay Area in her early 20s. She completed her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from University of the Pacific and then received her DDS from UCSF in 2009. It was at UCSF that Dr. Kwon met Dr. Nidgundi and quickly became impressed with her warm personality, genuine compassion, positive attitude and excellent dentistry.

After graduating, Dr. Nidgundi has been practicing in the Bay Area. In her free time, Dr Nidgundi enjoys spending time with her husband, 6 year old daughter and cat Fluffy as well as hiking and reading.


Growing up in San Jose, Lan has over 5 years of experience in the dental field. Whether warmly welcoming you on your visit, verifying your insurance benefits, scheduling your appointment or helping to explain your treatment plan, Lan prides herself in providing exceptional customer service with her signature smile and positive attitude.

In her free time, Lan enjoys the great outdoors and finding her next great adventure, whether it is discovering a new hiking trail or breathtaking waterfall.


Rachael is a proud Bay Area native who is a UC San Diego alumnus (Go Tritons!). She has a heart to serve those in need and wishes to channel this passion into the healthcare field. Rachael loves singing, smiling, making puns, and serving the community in every way she can.


Irina is originally from Odesssa, Ukraine where she was a physician. Having a health care background, Irina enjoys serving patients and taking care of their dental needs. Irina loves being in the Bay area and enjoys music in her free time.


Charles has been a dental hygienist for 20 years. Originally from Ghana, Charles has always dreamed of becoming a health care provider and is thrilled to be able to put his skill to use doing a job he loves. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as Japanese woodworking.


Katherine is one of our full time hygienists at Grace Dental. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas where she got her degree from the hygiene school near Texas A&M University.

Katherine loves to make her patients laugh and values their comfort during cleanings. She enjoys going to mass, reading and exploring California's national parks.

Lending Club

We also offer Lending Club as a convenient, affordable alternative. Learn more about Lending Club here.

Dental Insurance

We work with most PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) benefit plans. Our experienced insurance and treatment coordinators are skilled in communicating your benefits in a transparent and understandable manner. Communicating with insurance can be a confusing and often frustrating task. As a courtesy to our patients, we will communicate with insurance companies, verify benefits, and help you maximize your benefits.

To make an appointment, call (650) 322-4750