Letter From Dr. Hiura


To Our Beloved Patients,

It is with great relief that I write this letter to you. Dr. Jerry has always appreciated your trust, support, and loyalty with what he built here in Japantown and San Jose. His impact in the community and legacy he leaves with the dental practice he and his father, Dr. Thomas, have built could not have been done without you. With everything that has happened in the last few years, there have been a lot of changes and difficulties that I know have affected you. But after an extensive search, I am confident I have found the right successor to continue the legacy, community involvement, and most importantly provide the high level of care and service that you are accustomed to in Dr. Alexander H. Mendoza.

Dr. Alex was born and grew up here in San Jose and even participated in some of the events and festivals Japantown holds. He received his DDS from the prestigious University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni Dental School in San Francisco. During dental school, he was selected to participate in mission trips in other countries and to be a part of the advanced oral surgery clinic. Aside from his clinical excellence, he also took on an active role as a leader of the American Dental Student Association where he represented California dental students to the national organization. After graduating, he practiced with highly recognized doctors in San Francisco, honing his skill set before moving back to San Jose. Dr. Alex has broad exposure in general dentistry procedures and training in implant restorations, Invisalign, root canals, oral surgery, and smile design. He is knowledgeable on all the latest techniques and materials in dentistry and constantly educates himself on new procedures and equipment.

I have been utterly impressed with his mission and drive to continue the legacy and atmosphere that Dr. Jerry created. Dr. Ueno also views Dr. Alex as the perfect fit for Japantown Dental and knows her peer will always make the patient his number one priority. With Dr. Ueno no longer practicing, she takes comfort in knowing that the patient’s trust and health are in the hands of Dr. Alex, who she trusts and fully endorses to be your dentist at Japantown Dental. The whole team you have come to know at Japantown Dental will remain and be there to work alongside Dr. Alex. I unequivocally support and trust Dr. Alex, along with Dr. Stephani Ueno, Liz, Shirley, and the rest of the team you have come to know, to continue to provide you and your family the excellent dental care you deserve. We all hope you will welcome Dr. Alex and encourage you to meet him and get to know him.


Ms. Lucia Cha and the late Dr. Jerry Hiura


Japantown Dental
90 E. Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-294-9944
Fax: 408-294-8260

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