Meet our New Dental Director, Dr. Robert Rideau

Dr. ROb Rideau

Dr. Rideau has practiced in San Mateo and the Bay Area for more than 25 years, providing quality dental services in both Cosmetic and Restorative . Having Dr. ROb Rideaucompleted more than 2000 hours of continuing education in the practice of dentistry, Dr. Rideau remains abreast of the most current trends in the science and art of dentistry. 

As a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Rideau is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. In his commitment to the community, he currently serves on the Board of the San Mateo County Dental Society. You can also find Dr. Rideau volunteering at the Dental Clinic in San Mateo.

Samaritan House’s free dental program was established in 1998 and has since expanded tremendously. Dental Clinic services include fillings, cleanings, extractions, and root canals. With the guidance of a part-time Dental Director, a small paid staff, and countless volunteers, we are able to provide professional dental care to low-income families.

San Mateo Clinic in the San Jose Mercury Wishbook

Patient Ronaldo Romero with Samaritan House Dental Assistant Alex Vilchez

We are very excited as well as honored to be a featured nonprofit in the San Jose Mercury Holiday Wish Book this year!

This year’s Wish Book story from Samaritan House features dental patient, Ronaldo, who came to our clinic from by way of our Safe Harbor Shelter. Ronaldo, who is currently uninsured, was seen at the San Mateo Clinic for help maintaining his diabetes, dental work, and for a referral to surgically treat the cataracts which previously rendered him unable to work and to see.

Your donation to Samaritan House helps individuals like Ronaldo receive the medical & dental treatment needed to live a full and healthy life. Read his story in the Wish Book and please consider a donation to help patients like Ronaldo at both of our free clinics: