Our Vision

At Silicon Valley Dental Excellence, we strive to provide all of our patients with the best, most advanced patient care, in an atmosphere which provides the greatest possible patient comfort. It is our vision that every single visit to our office is an exceptional one for our patients.

Our Mission

Our mission at Silicon Valley Dental Excellence is to combine an exceptional sphere of dental knowledge with the most current innovations in dentistry, to provide you with an unparalleled dental experience. In a world in which more and more dental practices are growing beyond their ability to maintain a personal relationship with each of their patients; we pride ourselves in having a personalized office in which we know each of our patients and are able to cater to their individual dental needs. At Silicon Valley Dental Excellence, we truly consider that every patient is our most important patient; and we are committed to fulfilling their dental needs, beyond their expectations.


Meet Dr. Chitra Shikaram

Chitra Shikaram (“Dr. Chitra” as she is called by her patients) graduated from the widely-acclaimed Arthur A. Dugoni (UOP) School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2001. She has spent more than 15 years furthering her education, following graduation. “I truly love my profession, and I believe that the broader the range of skills that I can bring to addressing the optimum dental health of my patients, the more valuable I will be to them.” Dr. Shikaram is currently enrolled in the Master Track program with the California Academy of General Dentistry.

In addition to being exceptionally committed to her patients, Dr. Shikaram has spent considerable time furthering the cause of organized dentistry, and in the general improvement of her field. She has served as a member of the board of the Northern California Academy of General Dentistry for more than eight years; and was president of the organization in 2015. 

A strong believer in “giving back to the community,” Dr. Shikaram has been a part of the Native Indian Health Service; a nonprofit federal health agency and has been working at their dental clinic in San Jose for more than 14 years. She is very involved with the local community. In addition to being involved in fund-raising for many health-related causes, also volunteers for Give Kids a Smile, career days at local schools.



Our closely-knit staff is the key to our success. All of us take pride in making sure that our patients feel at home and that your visit to the office is as pleasant as possible. The highest standards of dental care are maintained in our office, and each member of our staff frequently takes continuing education programs so as to be on the cutting edge of the dental profession.