1300 University Drive Suite 5, Menlo Park CA 94025 | (650) 325-7711

About Us

Dr. Jan Gabus and his accomplished staff have been practicing dentistry for more 20 years in Menlo Park. Long-time patients commute from San Francisco, the East Bay and Southern California because they trust and like Dr. Gabus and his staff. Few dentists these days can claim such loyal patients.

Dr. Jan Gabus, D.D.S.

Dr Jan Gabus

To know Dr. Gabus is to appreciate his talent and his Mid-Western background that shines through in everything he does—from his curiosity to his caring personality.
Dr. Gabus grew up in rural Nebraska, attended the University of Nebraska Dental School and, after graduation, joined the Navy. He wanted to develop his dental skills and to see the world. For five years, he cared for his Navy patients in 18 exotic locations, and while in the service, he met and married his wife Freddy.

After the Navy, a big question loomed—where to settle down. Freddy grew up in New York City and assumed they would go there. He felt rural Nebraska would be a good choice. After many serious discussions, they compromised on California (not a bad compromise).
Being a product of the '60s (very idealistic, very altruistic times), Dr. Gabus wanted to help save the world from tooth decay; so, he opened a practice in East San Jose. His goal: to treat low-income and welfare patients the same as paying patients. With that philosophy, patients came streaming through the door. Serving this population was very gratifying, but with low fees it was a struggle financially.

After a few years, Freddy and Dr. Gabus had another serious discussion, and they decided they had to move on. Fortunately, Dr. Gabus knew a dentist in Menlo Park who wanted to retire, and he was able to take over the practice. From day one, he felt he had died and gone to heaven. And almost 40 years later, he still feels the same.

Never one to rest, he studies current dental literature, participates in two very active dental study groups, and attends dental courses—all to further his professional knowledge. For 22 years, Dr. Gabus has raised money through his “Miles For Smiles” bike rides, benefiting several local groups, most recently the Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation (MPDHF), which provides dental care for the working poor.

In 2009, he founded the Constant Growth chapter of BNI, a worldwide networking group for small businesses. In his free time, he bicycles and hikes and enjoys his family. To stay fit and to do his part to help the environment, he commutes by bicycle. When you come to the office, the bike under the office stairs is usually his.

After more than 50 years helping his patients live better lives, Dr. Gabus feels it’s time to focus on the next phase of his life.  He is happy to let everyone know that starting March 5, 2018, Dr. Jessie Vallée, DDS, will take over his practice—continuing to provide dental care as it should be and service as it used to be for all of his patients and hers.

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Our Office Building Front Entrance Waiting Room Dr Gabus' Wall of Certificates Examination Room
"I have been a regular patient of Jan Gabus since 1995, and I not only find him to be an exceptional dentist, but I am also consistently impressed by the quality care provided by his friendly and professional staff. They are 'as good as it gets' in terms of dental care."
- BD, Gilroy
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1300 University Drive Suite 5
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 325-7711

Serving Menlo Park, Redwood City, Palo Alto, East
Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley.