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, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, 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. Gupta and our team 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. Gupta

Arjun Gupta

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.

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

Diemchi

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!

Helen

Hygienists

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.

Kathleen

Kathleen

Dental Hygienist

Kathleen was born and raised in Connecticut, graduating from Goodwin University’s rigorous dental hygiene program. She began her career as a dental assistant in an orthodontic office, where she developed a deep understanding of oral health and a love for patient-centered care. Outside of work, Kathleen is a competitive bodybuilder who enjoys spending time with her family and her adorable dog.

Front Desk

Sonia

Office Manager

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.

Alyssa

Alyssa

Front Desk

Alyssa, a bay area native, recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology (Go Bears!). While at Berkeley, her diverse volunteering experiences gave her a deep understanding of providing a dedicated customer service experience. She feels that building personal connections is not just a part of her job, it’s a commitment she upholds and genuinely enjoys. When out of the office, Alyssa likes to hang out with her friends and explore new hiking spots or flip rocks to find cool bugs.

Dental Assistants
Kaylynn

Kaylynn

Dental Assistant

To Kaylynn, being a dental assistant means more than assisting during procedures; it means treating every patient like family. From the moment someone walks in, Kaylynn ensures they feel welcomed at Oakland Smile. Whether making patients comfortable during procedures or engaging with them to ease their nerves, Kaylynn prioritizes the patient experience. Outside work, she enjoys time with friends and her orange cat, Harry.

Merhawi

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.