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Why These Dentists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Petaluma Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Clyde L. Schultz, DDS

Clyde L. Schultz, DDS provides general and cosmetic dentistry to patients that reside in the North Bay and greater Petaluma, California. Dr. Schultz graduated a Regent’s Scholar from the School of Dentistry, University of California and has more than 37 years of experience. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Redwood Empire Dental Society. Their services cover family, implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, and they offer exams and cleanings, fillings, crowns, whitening, veneers, root canals, full and partial bridges, and more. They can also treat gum disease and correct misaligned bites and smiles. They use state of the art equipment, including digital X-rays.

Petaluma, CA 94952


Jeffrey C. Lopes

Jeffrey C. Lopes specializes in providing an array of comprehensive dental services that help patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. The Sonoma-area practice has been delivering cutting edge care to clients in all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry for more than 30 years. The well-respected clinic features an exceptionally skilled doctor and a friendly team committed to providing the highest quality care and treatment available. Jeffrey C. Lopes maintains a comfortable, welcoming environment in which patients of all ages can receive personalized service and individualized treatment options. The doctor possesses the superb technical ability and artistic creativity that consistently exceeds patient expectations. Jeffrey C. Lopes has an outstanding reputation for utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and tools that yield excellent results. Patients can trust the expertise of the dedicated practitioner to meet all needs in areas of cosmetic, family, and neuromuscular dentistry.

Sonoma, CA 95476


Mark Hansen, DMD

Mark Hansen, DMD, is a Novato, CA-based dental office that specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. The practice is owned and operated by Dr. Mark Hansen, DMD, who has been serving the city of Novato, Marin County, and Sonoma County for over twenty years. Dr. Hansen was recognized by the California Dental Association for Practice Excellence in 2015. His services include routine checkups, teeth cleaning, and oral cancer screening, in addition to implants, dentures, and full mouth restoration. Dr. Hansen emphasizes having a positive relationship with all his patients to provide the most effective treatment. Many of his patients have spoken highly of the modern technology and techniques used as well as the positive service experience provided by the entire office staff.

Novato, CA 94947


Neal Patel, D.D.S.

Neal Patel DDS is a practice that combines state-of-the-art dental technology, modern materials, and years of experience to enhance each patient's smile. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Marin County Dental Society. He has extensive advanced training in the areas of full mouth reconstructive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and implant therapy. The practice's service menu includes digital x-rays, Invisalign, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, TMJ treatments, implants, and bridges. On their first visit, patients can expect a thorough new patient examination, performed visually and with the help of digital radiographs. This exam also includes an oral cancer screening.

Novato, CA 94947


Novato Dentist

Dr. Tod Rist, DDS is a dental practitioner in Novato and serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. His areas of specialization are general and cosmetic dentistry as well as dental implants and minis. Customers who have utilized Dr. Rist have credited him with being able to diagnose and solve issues that other dentists could not. He also receives praise for working methodically and carefully to alleviate fears of patients with phobias about going to the dentist. In addition to Rist’s training and experience, he employs a highly-qualified staff of registered dental hygienists and assistants, and his office works with most insurances.

Novato, CA 94947


Perry & Tyler Family Dental

Perry & Tyler Family Dental is a provider of family and cosmetic dentistry in Novato that helps people wear a winsome smile. The practice offers “personalized dental care” because no two patients have the same goals and needs, and it puts emphasis on preventive care and education. The team undergoes continuing training to keep apace with oral health care industry developments, and its strict sterilization policy is in line with Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Center for Disease Control, and American Dental Association standards. The facility has modern tools and amenities, and it offers a positive and safe environment. Perry & Tyler Family Dental accommodates adults, teens, and kids, and its website contains forms for new clients, and it features informative videos and useful guides.

Novato, CA 94945


San Marin Dental Care

San Marin Dental Care is a dental office in Novato, California and provides general and cosmetic dentistry for their patients. Leading the office is Dr. Sun Costigan who is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and has trained with sedation dental specialists. She is an active member of Dental Organization for Conscious Sedations. She is also a member of the Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry and the American Dental Association. San Marin Dental Care offers many procedures including teeth whitening, inlays and onlays, white crowns, white fillings and bonding, bridges and crowns, tooth extractions, gum disease laser therapy, dental sealants, porcelain veneers, full mouth reconstruction, dental implants, and root canal therapy.

Novato, CA 94945


Thomas J. Poksay, DMD, Inc.

Thomas J. Poksay has been specializing in changing lives and perfecting smiles for families in Novato, CA, and surrounding Marin and Sonoma County areas, for more than 30 years. The general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services that his practice provides include dental implants, tooth fillings, dentures, dental bridges, dental crowns, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental digital imaging, gum disease laser therapy, Invisalign clear braces, and sedation dentistry. Thomas J. Poksay earned his doctorate from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis and his residency from Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Poksay is a Distinguished Mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA and is well known for his pioneering work in sleep dentistry.

Novato, CA 94949


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