Reviews Gathered From Around The Web
We’ve gathered all of the 3rd party reviews from around the web and placed them on a single page. These are actual testimonials from actual patients of Marin Dental Care dating back to 2008.
Excellent dental office in San Rafael/Terra Linda. Right off of 101 so very convenient. They just did a major remodel and the place looks fantastic now, never seen such a high tech and clean dental office. They were able to see me on a Saturday which was amazing and the dentist even called me that night to see how I was doing after the procedure, great customer service.
Reviewed by Clark Kotula (2014)
It was almost a pleasure to have a crown placed and another tooth ready for another crown. Done fast, done well; However, expensive, for me. Making payments monthly helps. Thanks so much
Reviewed by Sammantha Smith (2014)
This is the best dentist I have ever been to, the staff is very friendly and I feel completely comfortable whenever I come in for a cleaning!
Reviewed by Allen Normingsall (2014)
I’ve hated going to the dentist since I was a small child. Marin Dental took the worry away, and made me feel nice and relaxed. Let’s face it. Going to the dentists office ranks up there with doing tax forms and fixing plumbing on the “I’ll just do that tomorrow” list. So much so that I avoided it for about two years. MDC made it as painless as possible, and made me feel quite at home. I would say that if you hate dentists offices, go HERE!
Reviewed by Christian Ellingson (2013)
I have been going to Marin Dental for the past 2 years. I would just like to say that Ann the Dental Hygienist is the best. She does a great job and keeps me coming back as a patient.
Reviewed by a Google User (2012)
My husband and I have been clients for years, have never had a bad experience. The office manager and staff have gone out of their way more than once to help us. Care has been good, cleanings fast but gentle. A very professional, friendly atmosphere.
Reviewed by a Google User (2012)
Everyone in the office is very friendly at Marin Dental Care. I am in a friends wedding in a couple of weeks so I decided to get my teeth cleaned. I switched to Marin Dental Care because my previous dentist was very rough and I dreaded going to the dentist. Marin Dental Care did a fantastic job on my teeth and I know they will look amazing in all of the pictures! Thanks!
Reviewed by a Google User (2012)
**It should be noted that a lot of the low ratings on here for Marin Dental Care are actually reviewing another dental practice with a similar name, and not the Marin Dental Care office run by Dr. Kotula** I am so incredibly glad to have found this office! I dread dental visits like the plague due to my history of dental offices that were very harsh with the cleanings, used tools that were painful, and tried to sell me on procedures and enhancements I did not need. Not the case at all with Marin Dental Care! State of the art technology and X-rays, kind and efficient staff, incredibly knowledgeable doctors, and the office itself is out of a designer magazine! I felt like I was in good hands, and it was pain-free. I’ll definitely be going back!
Reviewed by a Michelle M. from Mill Valley, CA on 11/4/2013
Best dental experience in years. I can’t say enough… From the warm welcome at reception, to the amazingly high tech cleaning + xrays, to the gentle touch and bedside manner of Dr. Kotula. This office is state of the art and helped prioritize the dental work I needed done without being overwhelming or pushy. This is definitely my dentist for life!
Reviewed by a Lisa H. from San Rafael, CA on 11/4/2013
Marin Dental Care is the best office I have ever been to. Dr Kotula has been my dentist for 3 years and I LOVE HER! I had neglected my teeth and not seen a dentist for years because I was so scared. I first went to Dr Kotula with a bad tooth ache and she did not judge me or make me feel ashamed about my teeth. Instead she listened to me and explained how we could fix things. She took time to show me pictures of my teeth which helped me understand what was going on. By the time we started work I already trusted her and felt 100% more comfortable having the treatment than ever before. She is gentle and caring and she did such a great job! She can even give the shots without any pain. I am proud of my smile for the first time in my life!! Everyone in the office is friendly and cheerful. They know exactly how to deal with my insurance and make it so easy to deal with the money side of things. I love this office and recommend them to all my friends. GO HERE!
Reviewed by a Lily N. from San Rafael, CA on 11/4/2013
Stunned to read Art L’s review…namely because Marin Dental has a totally modern X-ray set up, NOT FILM. Perhaps Art was reviewing another dentist and mistakenly picked this dentist rather than the one he experienced. There is another similar named clinic for the poor, but it is not this one. I was studded as I toured the facilities for two dentists and two hygienists along with the equipment to make porcelain crowns on-site at one sitting/appointment, Stunningly beautiful decor, front desk and over all facility. First class all the way. No one who has been here could make comments that i see in these reviews. Hopefully clarification of addresses will eliminate future confusion of raters.
Reviewed by a Mitch K. from Indian Land, SC on 7/13/2013
I went here for teeth whitening. I randomly Googled it. Since my regular dentist charged $200 more for exactly the same product I decided to go for it. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They are remodeling which is a bit of a hassle (more for staff than patients). I just did the bleaching and within 10 minutes I saw a huge difference. I didn’t realize my teeth could be so white. If I didn’t have such a good relationship with my dentist for many years, I would deffinately come here for my dental care.
Reviewed by a MPT T. from Novato, CA on 1/31/2013
Oh the Yelp mafia is at it again. This place is awesome and my guess for the reason that all the negative reviews are filtered to the top, rather than the multiple dozens of good reviews, is because Yelp did their whole, “Oh you won’t buy ad space from us? Well there goes your good reviews.” They do this frequently. This dentist office is awesome. First of all, don’t know what Art L. is talking about, they don’t even use film x-rays. It’s all digital. All of it. Maybe he meant to review Dental of Marin or North Marin Dental? So here’s my top 5 fave things about this place: (1) The front staff is freaking awesome, totally friendly and chatty. And they absolutely sparkle if you ask them about their cats at home (yup, they all seem to be kitty mamas – animal lovers get an extra + in my book) (2) They didn’t “tooth shame” me. I’ve had dentists/hygienists act like teeth Nazi’s and scare the ever-loving crap out of me. Fear is not going to make me take better care of my teeth. Positive reinforcement will, and they are very positive about what you’re doing right with your teeth, and then will suggest how to improve more. (3) They’ve thrown in quite a few services for me. I’m getting Invisalign and there are other things I can do to make my teeth look even better, during and post-Invisalign, that they’re throwing in as extra touches. Just to make sure that I absolutely love the results. (4) EVERYONE there comes and chats with you to welcome you to the practice. In two visits I met, and had short convos with, the reception staff, a few hygienists, and both dentists. They actually take the time to meet you and HEAR you. So rare in medical practice these days. (5) My cleaning went so well. It usually hurts, as it feels like they’re hacking away at your gums. It didn’t hurt, she was gentle, chatted with me through the whole thing (well, I mostly listened), and my teeth felt great after. I can’t recommend them enough. I only gave them 4 stars because I’ve not yet received my Invisalign, so when that is over, I will come back and award that 5th star, if all goes well. And who knows, maybe they are pricier. But I believe that you get what you pay for, and I am getting what I pay for here. And this is private dental office in freaking Marin people, not a Western Dental in Bakersfield. Invest in your teeth.
Reviewed by a Jessica S. from Daly City, CA on 1/23/2014