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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Hakimi, has been practicing family dentistry in San Rafael for over fourteen years. After earning her Doctorate of Medicinal Dentistry from Tufts University in Boston in 1997, she served in the United States Navy. Dr. Hakimi is a member of the American, California, and Marin County Dental Societies, and, as part of her practice, she has provided Marin County’s underserved children with dental care for many years.
“My science background has given me the skill to perform the mechanical aspects of dentistry, but I also see much of dentistry as artistic and creative. I am often reconstructing teeth or parts of a patient’s smile, and this has to look pleasing to them as much as it needs to be functional and lasting.” Getting to know my patients so that I can better tailor my work to suit their needs is a very satisfying aspect of my job. How can I do my best if I don’t have some connection, however small, with each of my patients? And at the end of that day, when a patient has recommended a family member or a friend to me, I know that I have really succeeded in meeting both my own expectations and theirs. It’s a wonderful feeling.” In addition to experiencing great satisfaction in her work, She finds joy in travel and nature.
Verified Patient Reviews
I was with my old dentist for 20 years before I moved to San Rafael. I have been dreading finding a new dds. Dr. Hakimi and her office staff have a wonderful bedside manner and are very professional. So happy that I have found a new dds!!
Very pleasant and informative. Took time with me to explain concerns. Looking forward to the next appointment.
The best dentist experience I have had.
My first trip back to the dentist - in way too long - was unexpectedly fabulous! Dr. Fay, and her assistant Tina, were both wonderfully warm and professional. With smart and non-judgmental attention to my circumstances and concerns, excellent communication about procedures and options, and obvious enjoyment, knowledge and skill in the art - I was quickly put at ease and actually rather enjoyed the experience! While, admittedly, this was only my first visit to Dr. Fay, I am confident I have chosen well and will return for follow-up treatments much relieved of the fear and anxiety that's kept me away for so long. Thanks!
Very happy with this dentist
Wish that I had more data prior to the dentist working on me. No real explanation given as well as what the plan of care was going to look like
Great, as always!
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My appointment went very smoothly. They had no issues with my insurance or working with ZocDoc. They called and e-mailed to confirm appointment. I arrived early and was immediately taken in. The office atmosphere is calm and professional. The hygienist/receptionist, Tina, was great. Dr. Hakimi did not spend a lot of time with me. However, I was in for a cleaning and had no issues with cavities or my wisdom teeth. Goodie bag at the end was well stocked. There was no guilt over my previous lack of dental visits and overall there was no pressure to get services I did not need as in some practices (whitening, protective treatments, orthodontics, etc.) I would recommend this practice to anyone.
A great Dentist and great staff !
Great! Very calming experience. Loved listening to the Ipod they lent me while they were cleaning my teeth.
Very professional and job was well done. Best I have ever had. Office is very well run with Tina at the helm.
She is a great doctor! She saved my tooth and I did not need a root canal!
Excellent. Does a great job cleaning teeth. Previously had fillings with excellent results. Received night guard this visit. It fits very well. Would highly recommend
Very friendly staff and doc saw me right away. Great!
Great office. The Dr was through,gentle and Attentive. Very kind hygenist, she did an awsome job cleaning my teeth. The atmosphere overall was very pleasant and positive. I’m actually looking forward to my next appointment.
They were very nice - gave me an ipod to listen to during the appointment!
Overall, good. She was a bit rushed. Hygenist was very average, a little rough.