Rupi Buttar, DDS
San 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
Dr. 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.
Summer, comes with years of experience in customer service. She has a pleasant demeanor and loves to help out the patients in scheduling and looking up their insurance plans and helps them maximize their insurance benefits. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and explore the outdoors.
Registered Dental Assistant
Amanda has been in the dental field since 2007. She is originally from San Rafael and completed her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) program at College of Marin in Kentfield. 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.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jaswant (Jass) graduated from University of the Pacific with Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and has been a Dental Hygienist since 2015. He takes great pride in patient care and making our patients comfortable and healthy. He takes patient education and preventative care very seriously. He lives in East Bay with his family since 2004. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and photography. Jass loves trying different ethnic cuisines and enjoys working out.