Rupi Buttar, DDS

Rupinder Buttar, DDSSan Rafael dentist Dr. Rupi Buttar is a general dentist and has been practicing dentistry since 2008 in the Bay Area. After receiving her dental degree (DDS) from the UCSF School of Dentistry Dr. Buttar went into community dentistry.

Dr. Buttar worked side by side for almost 2 years in a community clinic and pediatric dental practice where she gained first-hand experience serving the underserved community and experienced the power of compassion and limited resources to make dentistry work. During this time, Dr. Buttar cultivated her love and compassion of working with children and learned limited Spanish. She is a strong believer in prevention of dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease with patient education and communication.

To employ her academic skills, Dr. Buttar joined the UCSF School of Dentistry in 2010 as a full time faculty member. She served as a Course Director for International Dental Program students for 4 consecutive years, Lecturer, Clinical Coach, Instructor and mentor for domestic as well as International dental students. While at UCSF, she provided valuable input to the interview and selection process of dental school candidates and new faculty. Dr. Buttar taught at UCSF for 7 years.

Dr. Buttar is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Marin County Dental Society (MCDS), and a volunteer with the Gerstle Park Neighborhood Association. Dr. Buttar regularly attends workshops and continuing education courses about the latest dental techniques.

Maria B. Rodriguez, DDS

Maria B. Rodriguez, DDSDr. Maria B. Rodriguez was born and raised in Venezuela, where she received her General Dentist degree in 2006 from the prestigious Central University of Venezuela. After practicing for 2 years, her passion for learning and desire to specialize propelled Dr. Rodriguez to start a 3-year orthodontics residency, accomplishing her Masters degree in 2011 with honorable mention from the Central University of Venezuela. She practiced dentistry and orthodontics for 5 years, mainly in private practice, and also worked part time as an ad honorem faculty at the Oral Radiology Department of her dental school.

Dr. Rodriguez moved to the United States and went to UCSF School of Dentistry for 2 years and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2016.

Dr Rodriguez speaks Spanish and English, loves to work with kids and adults. She puts all her effort to create a peaceful environment where patients feel comfortable and relaxed, providing patient centered care focused on prevention.

Dr. Rodriguez is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS) and the UCSF School of Dentistry’s Rho Rho Chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society.

Our Team


RDA & Treatment Coordinator

Liz comes with an experience of 8 plus years in the dental assisting. Liz takes pride in taking utmost care of our patients by giving them a comfortable and relaxed visit while in the dental chair. Liz says,” I like help creating smiles and help our patients reach their personal goals on how to maintain a healthy mouth. My goal is to make our patients comfortable and anxiety free when they are in our office. As a dental Assistant, I’m always happy when I see our patients leaving our practice with a big smile whether because they just had their teeth cleaned or they have a new smile to share with the world. I’m a proud mom of two beautiful kids, I love to spend time outdoor with my family, go on hikes, go to the beach and once in a while read a good book if I have time. My husband and I love to go on small road trips and enjoy nature.”
Lizbeth, RDA


Office Manager & Treatment Coordinator

Mari has joined our team recently. She has experience in customer service for many years and is an expert in insurance and insurance claims. In her free time she likes to travel and try new cuisines.
Mari, Office Manager

Amanda McSwain

Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda has been in the dental field since 2007. She is originally from San Rafael and completed her RDA program from College of Marin. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is helping patients feel comfortable and educating them on how to maintain good oral health.

Her cheerful disposition and commitment to dental field are evident in her interactions with patients and staff. Outside of dental office, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and pets.