AboutOakland Smile Dentistry

Oakland Smile Dentistry is a Oakland based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Sibhatu and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 510-256-5117 and experience why our patients think Oakland Smile Dentistry is the best dentist in Oakland.

Dr. Talia M. Johnson

Dr. Talia M. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Howard University, and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through NYU. Dr. Johnson is passionate about getting to know her patients, while delivering high quality care. She has the utmost compassion for patients with dental phobia, and makes it her goal to help everyone feel comfortable while in the dental office. Dr. Johnson feels tremendous gratitude and joy doing work that she loves each day, and helping patients achieve the smile they've always desired.

Her memberships include: the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Alameda County Dental Society, National Dental Association -- and she prioritizes continuing education to remain up to date on the latest dental technology and research. Dr. Johnson is also certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, and enjoys helping patients make lifestyle changes for the benefit of their oral and overall health. Dr. Johnson is from Brooklyn, New York by way of Kalamazoo, Michigan and grew up playing tennis. She won the Michigan state championship and played Division 1 tennis for Howard University. In her free time she enjoys exercising, wine tasting, being in nature, and spending time with friends and family.

Mussie Sibhatu, DDS, MS

Mussie Sibhatu, DDS, MS, is a trusted and talented dentist and prosthodontist at Laurel Smile Dentistry in Oakland, California. Dr. Sibhatu offers dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, tooth extraction, and many other general and advanced dentistry services.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Sibhatu has extensive training beyond his dentistry degree. Dr. Sibhatu attended University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for both his dental degree and his three-year specialty training in prosthodontics.

Dr. Sibhatu has advanced training in dental implants, removable dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and full-mouth reconstruction. He puts that training and skill to work every day by treating patients of all ages using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.

Dr. Sibhatu collaborates with other dental care providers and with each patient to create the best solutions for optimal dental health. He’s happy to welcome new patients at this time. Use the online booking tool or call Laurel Smile Dentistry for an appointment with Dr. Sibhatu today.

Dr. Perry

Dr. Curtis J. Perry is a second-generation dentist. Following in the footsteps of his uncle, Dr. Fred Perry, who began practicing in Oakland in 1946 and his father, Dr. James Perry, who moved their practice to its present location in 1962, Dr. Dr. Sibhatu has continued the legacy of excellent and compassionate family dentistry since 1983. He grew up in Oakland, California and attended Bishop O’Dowd High School. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from California State University, Hayward, a Bachelor in Dental Science and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, in 1983.

Dr. Perry stays abreast of all the latest and progressive dental procedures and new technologies. He continually participates in specialized training so he can give his patients the very best in oral health care services. Las Vegas Institute trained in occlusion, IV sedation trained at USC Dental School with Dr. Stanley Malamed and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) trained. Dr. Perry was awarded a fellowship with ICOI, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2010 and Misch International Implant Institute. ICOI is the world’s largest dental implant organization and the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education. Dr. Perry’s mentor, Dr. Carl Misch, is a world renowned implantologist. His texts are considered the gold standard for implant surgery and restoration.

Dr. Perry has recently been awarded a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Perry enjoys a well-rounded lifestyle which includes playing jazz bass guitar, tennis, Scuba diving, downhill skiing, and most importantly – spending time with his wife and two children.

Dr. Perry will be practicing on a part-time basis until he fully retires.

Our Team

Our great team is here to help you feel comfortable and keep you informed with your treatment


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