Meet Our Doctors & Team

Take a couple of minutes to meet and get acquainted with the caring and compassionate team at Smart Start Dental in Oakland & Pinole by reading each of their biographies. You’ll learn a little bit about our doctors and team members, including their education, work experience, and professional associations. Then you’ll see why we are such a good fit for your needs. We truly look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to serve you, as well as your family!

Meet Our Doctors

Jeff Alexander, DDS
Jeff Alexander, DDS
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Arlene Amores, DDS
Arlene Amores, DDS
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Lillian Dashiell, DDS
Lillian Dashiell, DDS
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Jerry Lau, DDS
Jerry Lau, DDS
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Michael Mellenthin, MD
Michael Mellenthin, MD
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Fnu Naina, DDS
Fnu Naina, DDS
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Jocelyn Riel, DDS
Jocelyn Riel, DDS
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Mary Jane Salazar Linayao, DDS
Mary Jane Salazar-Linayao, DDS
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Reshma Jawale, DDS
Reshma Jawale, DDS
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Meet Our Team

Smart Start Dental is able to provide the highest quality care thanks to an incredible team of dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable individuals. Whether it is our hygienists or assistants, office managers or administrators, each team member helps our practice run smoothly and works with a shared commitment to our patient’s oral health, comfort, and overall well-being.