Dr. Toshi Hart
I feel so very blessed to be given the ability to heal people with dentistry. I really enjoy what I do and often do not feel as if it is work. Time passes very quickly here with lots of laughter, because every member of our team enjoys their jobs. I hope that the work our team has been able to accomplish and the people whose lives we have been able to touch will continue to flourish in the community. We treat each patient the way we would want to be treated.
I am most passionate about education and oral health awareness in prevention of cavities and dental disease, and being able to make significant and immediate changes in the quality of life for children. This direct impact on children’s lives is incredibly rewarding.
What I really love about children is that they are so very smart and very funny. Our patients are happy to see us, and I enjoy catching up on what school, sports, and interests they are involved with. It is a joy to see them grow and mature, and we have had the pleasure of seeing several generations of children in this office.
Education and Continuing Education
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – BS in biochemistry, 1989
- Alpha Chi Sigma, professional chemistry fraternity, 1987-1989
- Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society, 1991
- University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 1992
- Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto – general practice residency, 1993
I believe continuing education is very important: Investing the time in learning new technology and techniques will benefit my patients by allowing me to provide the highest quality of care. I attend the annual meetings of the California Dental Association and the California Pediatric Research Conference, in addition to being a presenter for the Modesto INPUT Study Club and the Stanislaus Dental Society. In addition, I am a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Outside the Office
I grew up in San Francisco but really love the quiet life and the wonderful benefits of living and raising a family in Modesto where my husband was raised. I have two daughters and have been active as a classroom parent and with fundraising activities.
When I’m not working you will find me traveling, playing golf, or reading. I enjoy sharing in my children’s activities of school, music, and sports, and am involved with the Modesto Suzuki Association and the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra.
In the Community
Being active in the community is important to me because I share in the responsibility to make our area a better place to live and raise a family. I am personally passionate about giving all children — boys and especially girls — the benefit of reaching their dreams through education in science and math. I try to encourage children to do their best in school and attend college. I am always so thrilled when I hear that a little girl or boy wants to grow up and become a dentist!
I give back to the community by providing free elementary school dental screenings and presentations to the Modesto City Schools during the year. I am a member of Omega Nu; a service sorority that organizes fundraisers to benefit local charities and community organizations. I also volunteer with the Hope Medivan mobile dental clinic, RAM (Remote Access Medical/Dental) Clinics, and CDA (California Dental Association) Cares, which provides free dental care to the community.
I support numerous local charities that benefit the community; especially children, as well as the UOP Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
I was previously the Alliance Medical Center Dental Director in Healdsburg, CA. There, I was the recipient of the National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program Recipient and, in 1999, the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Dentist of the Year.