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. Sibhatu

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. Gupta

Arjun Gupta, DMD, BA

Dr. Arjun Gupta was born in Calcutta, India where he spent the early part of his childhood before moving to Seattle, WA and learning what never ending rain could feel like. He escaped the wet weather when he moved to California to complete his undergraduate education at UC Berkeley where he completed a double major in Integrative Biology and Music. From there, he traveled to Boston, MA where he attended dental school at Tufts University. He graduated at the top 5% of his class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Before freezing to death in the East Coast, he returned to California to complete an AEGD Residency at the University of Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Because The West Coast is the Best Coast, he’s here to stay.

During his dental training and residency, Dr. Gupta had the opportunity to treat a variety of patients ranging from those requiring simple restorations to many who were medically complex and needed full mouth rehabilitation in the form of multiple crowns, veneers, root canals, bone grafts, implants, removable dentures, and even Invisalign therapy. Dr. Gupta firmly believes that while good dentistry is important, a great experience is even more critical. In addition to caring for the patient, he also aims to care about the person in the chair. His goal is to tailor a customized treatment plan for the patient that combines the patient’s comfort and goals, his professional expertise, and evidence-based dentistry.

Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Alameda County Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. He has volunteered with the Berkeley Suitcase Clinic, Veterans Stand Down event, CDA Cares, Special Olympics, Give Kids a Smile Day, Give Special Kids a Smile Day, and Give Veterans a Smile Day. When not working in private practice, Dr. Gupta actively mentors pre-dental students at UC Berkeley, volunteers as an attending to pre-doctoral students at the University of Pacific, and lectures yearly at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. In his spare time, he volunteers at his church, practices the Clarinet and Saxophone, cooks various cuisines for his friends and family, and enjoys chocolate as he’s a chocoholic, much to the chagrin of his wife.

Periodontist / Implant Surgeon

Dr. Dave Rustamzadeh

Dr. David Rustamzadeh, or as we like to call him, Dr. Dave was raised in Almaden Valley in San Jose, California. He attended Leland High School and earned his Bachelors from Santa Clara University. He then went on to get his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from NYU followed by a residency program in General Dentistry. Following his residency program, Dr. Dave successfully completed a Post-Graduate Periodontics program at Boston University where he earned a Certificate of Periodontology concomitant with a Master of Science in oral biology.

After a year of private practice in Manhattan, he decided it was time to move back to his home in the Bay Area. He has now been serving patients in the Bay Area since 2006 and joined our practice in 2023. Dr. Dave comes in monthly to help our patients with periodontal and implant therapy.

General Dentist

Dr. Emma Pollack

Dr. Pollack grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California Santa Barbara for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Rutgers Dental School in New Jersey in 2013. After completing her dental residency in New York City, she moved to the East Bay Area and has since been practicing there as a family dentist. She also volunteers her time at the Berkeley Free Dental Clinic.

Dr. Pollack has a very warm and personal approach with her patients and knows that one treatment option does not fit all. She believes it is important for a patient to be fully informed in order to make the best decisions for their oral health. She prides herself in her ability to listen to her patient's needs and ease their anxieties.

When she’s not providing exceptional dental care for her patients, you might find her hiking around the Bay Area with her husband, daughters, and the family dog.

Meet Our Compassionate Team in Oakland

When you arrive at our office, you’ll be greeted by our warm, friendly team in Oakland. We love making patients smile and giving you the dental care you need for good oral health. You can expect quality care delivered with respect and care by a team of compassionate professionals. It’s our goal that you leave our office feeling better than when you walked in. Get to know our staff that you will meet during your appointment. We can’t wait to see you!

Dental Hygienists



Meet Diemchi - a skilled dental professional with over 20 years of experience as both a dental assistant and dental hygienist. Patients appreciate her thorough and gentle approach to their oral health, while Diemchi loves spending her free time hiking and swimming. Trust in her expertise and experience for exceptional care that will keep you smiling!



I have been practicing as a dental hygienist since 2006. I am fluent in both Vietnamese and Cantonese. My patients' health is my top priority, and dental hygiene plays a significant role in achieving it. Therefore, in addition to providing dental procedures, I also promote education on prevention and good oral health habits. When I'm not busy at work, I love exploring different cultures and cuisines through travel, and you can often find me striking a pose in my favorite yoga class.

Front Desk


Front Desk

Stephanie has been in the dental field for over 7 years. Her years of experience have given her the opportunity to work with multiple practices where she was able to learn the nuances of the intersection between dentistry and insurance. Whether it's a detailed conversation over the phone, or a sit down discussion of your treatment plan, Stephanie doesn't hesitate to go over the details of your plan step by step and make sure all your concerns are addressed. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with patients and helping them set up a goal of achieving a happy and healthy smile. During her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. After a long day at work, she enjoys unwinding by going to the gym.


Front Desk

Sonia has been in the dental field for over 20 years. As the front of house, she has immense experience helping patients navigate the complexities of dental insurance. She is passionate about getting to know the patients, not just as clients, but as people. Whether it's a quick procedure, or a complex oral rehabilitation case, Sonia dedicates time to meticulously go over individual treatment plans and answering any and all questions so that the patient has a clear picture of their next steps. The best thing about her job is seeing a person’s confidence restored after improving their smile and playing a role in that process. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and attending sporting events. She also enjoys learning skills that will last a lifetime.

Dental Assistants


Dental Assistants

Merhawi graduated as a Doctor of Dental medicine in Eritrea and worked in Eritrea and Ethiopia as a general dentist for five years. He is striving to be a dentist in the United States. In the meantime, he serves as a multidisciplinary dental assistant.


Dental Assistants

Yohana, a spirited dental assistant from Eritrea, is known for her warmth and friendliness. With a love for basketball, travel, and cooking, she brings a mix of energy, curiosity, and care to her role. Yohana is currently enrolled in school, fervently working towards her dream of becoming a dental hygienist. Each day at work is both a hands-on learning experience and a step closer to her goal, making every smile she helps brighten a testament to her passion and dedication.

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