Meet Our Experienced and Passionate Doctors

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Dr. Anne Becker is a dentist in Oakland who has over 32 years of experience in creating smile makeovers.

Dr. Anne Becker

Cosmetic and General Dentist

Dr. Becker has practiced dentistry in the Montclair-Oakland hills for 30 years. She was born, raised and educated in the Montclair area. After receiving an undergraduate degree from UCLA, she then attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

She returned to Montclair and established a family-oriented, general dental practice, with a strong focus on cosmetic dentistry, now spanning three generations. Dr. Becker has earned a reputation in the community for her commitment to excellence and for her passion to educate patients on achieving their ultimate dental health. She is known for her gentle, caring and thorough style, with a special emphasis on life changing smile makeovers.

Dr. Becker continues to expand her education and update her skills through advanced seminars and hands-on courses. She has completed several intensive series of advanced esthetic and full-mouth reconstruction programs, presented by the country’s top leaders in cosmetic dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as the American and California Dental Associations.

Dr. Becker designed a state-of-the-art facility in order to offer patients the best technology available in the industry. Today, she continues her ongoing pursuit of excellence in her profession and to the community she serves.

Dr. Becker takes her entire team to participate and learn from dentistry's top educators at the yearly American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conference in Seattle, Boston, Washington D.C., and Hawaii. That way, her entire team is in sync with the best treatments dentistry can offer. She is proud of her highly-trained and skilled long-term staff.

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‘‘I became a dentist because I’m very passionate about making a difference in my patients’ lives. My goal is to make you healthy and find proactive ways to help you keep your teeth for the rest of your life.”

- Dr. Becker

 
Dr. Chris Catalano is a dentist in Oakland with over 22 years of experience with cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Chris Catalano

Cosmetic and General Dentist

“Taking care of my patients and their family’s dental needs is my passion. Your smile is important to me and I want to make sure it is healthy. In addition to oral health, I believe that everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. I have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry, and have spent the last 18 years focusing on esthetic dentistry, especially smile makeovers and complex dental care. Listening to my patient’s specific goals and transforming their smiles to match these goals is what I do best. The genuine care and comfort of my patients is of utmost importance to me. I pledge to provide the finest esthetic dental care available in the world right here in Montclair.”

Chris Catalano, D.D.S. graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1991. Upon graduation, Dr. Catalano was appointed a faculty member at the University. Shortly after, he moved to San Diego where he practiced dentistry in San Diego for 13 years. During this time, Dr. Catalano focused his practice on esthetic dentistry as an associate of renowned cosmetic dental educator Dr. David Hornbrook. This invaluable apprenticeship allowed Dr. Catalano to learn the artistic side of dentistry blended with the advanced technology of modern dentistry from one of dentistry’s masters. In 2007, Dr. Catalano was voted as one of San Diego’s best dentists by his peers in San Diego Magazine.

Dr. Catalano has served as an instructor in the Hornbrook Group live patient post graduate education program instructing dentists throughout the country on how to accomplish extreme cosmetic dental makeovers. He has also been active in the evaluation of new dental products, materials and technology with several dental manufacturers. He brings with him knowledge of complex cosmetic reconstructive dental care, use of lasers in dentistry, migraine headache prevention and treatment, as well as complex implant rehabilitation.

He recently moved back to the Bay Area and is proud to be practicing in Dr. Anne Becker’s Montclair Smile Design. He is also a part time faculty instructor at the University of the Pacific Art Dugoni School of Dentistry where he continues to follow his passion for education.

**Click on Dr. Catalano's photo to read his full bio.

 

‘‘The genuine care and comfort of my patients is of utmost importance to me. I pledge to provide the finest esthetic dental care available in the world right here in Montclair.”

Dr. Catalano

 

Our Expert Care Doesn’t End with Our Doctors:

Our smile team will do what it takes to help you achieve your dental goals and provide you with an exceptional experience.

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Karen, Registered Dental Hygienist for our dentists in Oakland, CA for over 14 years.

Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen has been a hygienist at Montclair Smile Design for over 14 years. She earned her BS degree from the University of California at Davis and her AA degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College in Los Altos Hill, CA. She has been practicing dental hygiene for over 25 years and still continues to enjoy taking care of people and visiting with her patients.

"One of the reasons why I love working at Montclair Smile Design is because the doctors and the staff are passionate and committed to doing their best at what they do. I've been in many places where you feel like you're working with people who are just punching a time clock and waiting for 5 o'clock to come around. At Montclair Smile Design, we are all committed to the health of our patients because we collectively care about making a difference. We work together as a team and everyone has a great work ethic!"

In her free time, Karen enjoys indoor climbing, yoga, hiking, cooking and traveling.

 
Shelly, Registered Dental Hygienist for our dentists in Oakland, CA.

Shelly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelly is a 2008 graduate of San Joaquin Valley College dental hygiene program in Central California. She was a dental assistant for over 6 years, and furthered her education to pursue her passion for dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist.


"I love the team at Montclair Smile Design, our cohesiveness and wonderful friendships can be felt by our patients. They know they are being taken care of by a group of professionals that are the best in their field."


Shelly lives in Walnut Creek and spends her free time with family and friends, exercising, wine tasting and enjoying the Bay Area.

 
Ari, Registered Dental Hygienist for our dentists in Oakland, CA for over 10 years.

Ari

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ari received her BA in Journalism from San Diego State University, and then went on to get her degree in Dental Hygiene from San Joaquin Valley College in 2007. Because of her desire to deliver the best care possible to her patients, she has focused her interest on customized gingival care and is passionate about the correlation between a healthy bite and the longevity of teeth. Ari has been working at Montclair Smile Design for over 10 years.

“I am proud to be a part of a team that never settles for anything less than perfection. I admire Dr. Becker and Dr. Catalano’s passion for exceptional dentistry and dedication to their patients. I know at the end of the day I have done my best to educate patients, provided top notch dentistry and helped to ensure each patient’s smile lasting a lifetime.”

Ari and her husband are kept constantly on their toes by their son Robby and his older sister Kate. They live in Orinda and enjoy swimming, entertaining and of course the Tilden Park Steam Train!

 
Erika, Registered Dental Hygienist for our dentists in Oakland, CA.

Erika

Registered Dental Hygienist

Erika started her dental career in 1999 as a dental assistant in Washington State. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and therefore in 2009 she decided to attend dental hygiene school. She graduated in 2010 with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry. She enjoys helping her patients reach optimal oral health. She also likes to keep up with the latest hygiene concepts by attending regular dental courses.

Erika joined Montclair Smile Design in 2016, and is enjoying working with a team of dental professionals that like herself love dentistry and care about patients oral health.

In her spare time, Erika enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, and watching the latest movies.

 
Kristina, Registered Dental Hygienist for our dentists in Oakland, CA.

Kristina

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristina graduated from the dental hygiene program in 2005 at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill. She always knew she wanted to work in the dental field. Going to the dentist was a trip she looked forward to growing up and strives to recreate this experience for our patients. She has over 20 years of dental experience, starting off first as a dental assistant, while she continued her education to become a dental hygienist. She is passionate about dental care and the value it adds to a person’s life and overall health.

"The combined knowledge and skill set this office has to offer the public is vast. The whole team is committed to quality, state of the art dental care and we all strive for excellence. I am thankful and proud to be a part of Dr. Becker and Dr. Catalano’s team."

Currently she is working on her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene online at Oregon Institute of Technology. Kristina and her husband Chris live in Pleasant Hill with their two dogs. They have a daughter, Jade, who recently graduated from University of Nevada. In her free time she enjoys yoga, hiking, gardening and traveling.

 
Tara, Registered Dental Assistant for our dentists in Oakland, CA for over 14 years.

Tara

Registered Dental Assistant

Tara graduated from Western Career College in 1995. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years and with Montclair Smile design for over 14 years. She has taken courses at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, and Eubank Institute. Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Designs are her forte'.

Tara's love and passion for dentistry emulates through her warm, caring nature with her patients. Her loyalty and appreciation for Dr. Becker and Dr. Catalano's quality work shows in her enthusiasm and attention to detail. She enjoys helping the doctors create beautiful healthy smiles for their patients, always going above and beyond what is expected.

Tara and her husband Joey live in Alameda. They are parents to Gabe and Adriana, and grandparents to Eriana and Gabe Jr. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, shopping and Disneyland Trips.

 
Angela, Registered Dental Assistant for our dentists in Oakland, CA for over 9 years.

Angela

Registered Dental Assistant

Angela became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1988 through Chabot College. Three years later she completed a rigorous education program at UCSF to further her education and became licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. She worked with one dentist for over 17 years before joining Montclair Smile Design. Angela has been with Dr. Becker and Dr. Catalano for over 9 years and continues to attend continuing education classes and meetings to keep up to date with all of the newest dental technologies.

“It gives me great pride to work at Montclair Smile Design, knowing we treat each patient like a family member. The dentistry we provide here is of the highest standard of quality and care. I enjoy having my skills utilized in both back and front offices, helping out wherever I am needed. It gives me the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the office.”

In her spare time Angela enjoys walks, riding her bicycle, spending time outdoors and caring for her beautiful cats.

 
Ruth, Registered Dental Assistant for our dentists in Oakland, CA.

Ruth

Registered Dental Assistant

Ruth has been an RDA since 1995 and was licensed through UCSF. She originally worked with Dr. Becker from 1997 to 2000 at which time she had married her husband, Charlie, and took time off to raise her 2 children, Andrew and Abby. Once the kids were older, she came back to work with Dr. Becker and Montclair Smile Design part time in 2014. Ruth’s gentle and caring nature serves our patients well by putting them at ease and working with an exceptionally soft touch. She has been a great addition to our team and is always willing to help out whenever needed.

Ruth and her family live in Orinda and enjoy their community of friends through the schools and their church. Ruth loves nature, salsa dancing, the beach and animals. She has 1 dog, 2 cats and a fish! She is also an excellent cook!

 
Rebecca, Patient Coordinator for our dentists in Oakland, CA.

Rebecca

Patient Coordinator

Rebecca earned her BS in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University. After a change in circumstances and careers, she found herself working in the dental field. Over 10 years later she has completed several dental courses and conferences to further her knowledge in the field.

Rebecca was excited to join Montclair Smile Design in 2016 after moving to the East Bay. "There is something to be said about an office that has employees that have been here for decades; I am excited to have co-workers that are teammates, but also friends." Rebecca gets her job done in a very professional and effective manner, always with a big beautiful smile on her face.

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, country concerts, shopping and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Our Mission Statement

At Montclair Smile Design, our team is committed to providing the highest quality dental experience to patients who desire exceptional care. Our progressive dental practice prides itself in educating our patients to create healthy and beautiful smiles with compassion and the latest technology.

Charlotte is an actual patient of Oakland dentist Dr. Becker

‘‘I wish I had done this years ago.”

Charlotte

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