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Marina Tooth Fairy

2001 Union Street, Suite 590, San Francisco, CA 94123
415-409-3368
Open Today 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

"Creating Healthy, Beautiful Smiles for All Ages!"

A Cosmetic and Family General Dental Office in the heart of San Francisco

Affordable dentistry even without dental insurance with our Patient Loyalty Program!

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This a great dental office and Dr. Benjamin is outstanding! Making appointments, dealing with insurance, etc is easy and seamless. Dr. Benjamin is a recognized expert in the city, uses the latest dental technology, takes time to explain what she is recommending, and if necessary refers you to other equally great specialists. I've had more dental work here than I care to admit and the experience has been great! June 22 Scott S. via Google,

Our Team

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    DR. Hibret Hailu Benjamin

    Dr. Benjamin is the founder and owner of The Marina Tooth Fairy and has been practicing dentistry for over 13 years. A board-certified Dentist from the state of California, she gained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California in San Francisco. Through her years of training and experience, Dr. Benjamin has developed a theory of Comprehensive Dental Care. She believes it begins with developing ideal oral health for the teeth and gums, as well as excellence in appearance and function and is followed up with a resourceful and serious program of preventive dental care. Her first priority is to attain excellence in oral health, then help you to maintain it. She is also committed to comfortable, pain free, and relaxed dentistry. She believes negative dental experiences should be a thing of the past. A top priority for her is equipping the office with the latest technology so that each patient can receive the best dental care available. Creating healthy beautiful smiles is what she does best.

    Dr. Benjamin enjoys spending her free time running, biking and spending quality time with her family.

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    Jodi McLean (Office Manager)

    Jodi grew up in Salt Lake City, golfing in the summer while skiing waist-deep powder and doing pirouettes for the University of Utah's renowned ballet school during the winter. She recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to familiarize herself with Marin County's world-class road cycling scene, as well as explore new growth opportunities in the world of dentistry. She has now spent over 15 years assisting in several successful practices in Utah. Certified in CAD cam operation and an expert in lab work, Jodi also counts the delicate art of Cerec restoration amongst her favorite skills, which she employs in high-volume patient environments where integrity and quality of work are measured with efficiency and fire-rate customer service. Jodi's continuing passion for density has brought her to the managerial side of the office. Here, she uses her love for interpersonal communication and a keen eye for detail to assess each patient’s unique dental needs and connects them with the best treatment plan for their budget. In her spare time, you might find her prowling the local farmer’s markets for obscure root vegetables, practicing yoga on Stinson Beach or leading a women’s cyclocross ride deep into the Marin Headlands.

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    Marina Hernandez Bonilla (RDA)

    Maria was born and raised in El Salvador until the age of thirteen. When Maria lost both of her parents, she moved to the United States at fourteen in 1994 with her siblings. Since then, Maria has dedicated her life in helping others in any way she can. Maria began her studies in the dental field because she has a passion for helping people and is especially good at easing the fears of anxious patients. Maria is always upbeat and friendly and truly cares about her patients' well being. She is focused on educating patients about the importance of their dental health to their overall systemic health. She enjoys watching the transformation that happens when patients get into a state of dental health and how it positively affects their overall well being. Maria's outgoing and caring personality makes her a great asset to our practice. When Maria is not in the office she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family, her husband, two daughters and son.

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    Hong Lam (RDH)

    Hong Lam, RDH. Hong is a registered dental hygienist who was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to her pursuit of becoming a hygienist, Hong worked as a dental assistant for over three years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Hawaii. Hong is board certified in both Hawaii and California. She has been an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association since 2007. Hong understands that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for many people therefore she has made it her personal goal to provide comfortable and relaxing care to each and every patient she sees. She believes everyone deserves a healthy beautiful smile.

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    Katelyn Van Ruiten (RDH)

    Katelyn Van Ruiten graduated from Dental Hygiene School at the San Francisco Valley College and is a board certified Dental hygienist. She is from the Central Valley of California where most of her very large family lives. Marina Tooth Fairy proudly brought Katelyn on as a team member in 2014 and she could not be happier to be a part of the team. Katelyn states she is "happy to find that she is part of such an innovative, state-of-the-art practice where the main goal is to educate every single patient on the importance of oral and systemic health." She is a bubbly and energetic person who enjoys making people smile and her passion in life is to keep those smiles clean and healthy. Her passions however do not stop at dentistry. She is a true country girl gone to the city and loves everything about it. She is taking full advantage of going to as many Giants games as she can! She is an extremely active individual and loves being outdoors in the sun. She is a newly formed cyclist and has been enjoying seeing all of the sights and views of the bay area on two wheels. She also enjoys hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, rock climbing and participates in weekly softball games. Her love for sports and activity blossomed.

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    Gabriela Monroy Da Rosa (Patient Coordinator)

    Gabriela, or Gabi for short, is a San Francisco native. She grew up in the Western Addition as a first generation Portuguese and Mexican descendant. She went to preschool in Malaysia, parts of middle school in Germany and then came back to San Francisco where she attended the San Francisco Waldorf School. Gabi joined the Marina Tooth Fairy team in 2014 to help with office coordination and marketing. She loves helping our patients in any way she can. She really enjoys the business side of dentistry as well. A multilingual speaker, she is the perfect asset to our practice. She loves to make patients feel comfortable and appreciated. Since her start here, she has found great pleasure in working with the team and considers them her second family. Gabi is currently studying nutrition and anthropology at San Francisco College and hopes to transfer to UC Berkeley in the fall. She is an avid traveler and has been all over the world. Her passions are ballroom dancing, cooking, traveling and is extremely passionate about helping others in any way she possibly can.

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    Rebecca Jue (Social Media Director)

    Rebecca was born and raised in the Bay Area. She recently graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California in Irvine and hopes to further her education by attending medical school in the future. Ever since Rebecca was a young girl, she was always interested in helping people, whether it was trips to a local soup kitchen or volunteering at California Pacific Medical Center. Regardless of the situation, Rebecca has always been willing to lend a hand. When Rebecca is not working, she enjoys volunteering at Highland Hospital and taking frequent trips down to sunny Southern California.

 

Patient Reviews

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This a great dental office and Dr. Benjami...
This a great dental office and Dr. Benjamin is outstanding! Making appointments, dealing with insurance, etc is easy and seamless. Dr. Benjamin is a recognized expert in the city, uses the latest dental technology, takes time to explain what she is recommending, and if necessary refers you to other equally great specialists. I've had more dental work here than I care to admit and the experience has been great!
Scott S. via Google
June 22, 2017
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June 22, 2017

About seven or eight years ago, I had the ...

About seven or eight years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Benjamin.The timing was perfect because I had recently relocated to the Bay Area and I knew that I needed to find a dentist but hadn't yet made it a priority to do so. Dr. Benjamin gave me her business card and encouraged me to make an appointment for a cleaning, which I eventually did. The first thing that surprised me was that, Dr. Benjamin personally cleaned my teeth - I had been accustomed to a dental hygienist performing the cleaning and the dentist coming in afterwards for consultation. That was impressive. The next thing that impressed me was the way that Dr. Benjamin discussed her diagnosis of my oral health with me - she took pictures of what she was seeing and showed them to me. Where there were issues, Dr. Benjamin did a good job of helping me understand what the issue(s) were, what my choices were and the possible outcomes for each of the available options.Having lived and worked in nine states and having had to find dentists and doctors in each of those states, I came away from that initial appointment extremely impressed. I felt then as I do today, that Dr. Benjamin is far and away the best dentist that I have had the good fortune of finding. She does a lot of things right and clearly is extremely deliberative and conscious of her business choices she has made and continues to make - from the most ridiculously comfortable chair anyone might ever recline back in to the anxiety-reducing music, to the friendly and approachable staff to the use of modern technology for appointments, follow-up, etc. For me personally, those things reflect savvy and intelligence and more that anything - even though I am always very anxious when I'm in the chair - I know that you can't go wrong when you've got someone that smart helping you out. As far as the work itself, Dr. Benjamin replaced all of my silver fillings and crowns. Maria is right there at her side helping me to stay calm through these procedures, and for that I am very grateful. Clinically, my oral health is excellent and I'm proud of the progress that I've made since 2007. I hope that Dr. Benjamin continues her practice for a long time to come and that I'll be lucky enough to remain one of her patients.

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June 22, 2017

I've been seeing Dr. Benjamin for about 5 ...

I've been seeing Dr. Benjamin for about 5 years now, and highly recommend her and the practice. The entire staff is great - everyone is friendly, accommodating, and helpful. They all provide the highest quality dental care.

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June 22, 2017

Between sweating out the scheduling hassle...

Between sweating out the scheduling hassles, eye-watering surprise cost of care, and the near-constant fear of "it's-never-not-gonna-hurt," it's tough to find a good dentist. But Marina Tooth Fairy changes all that – making my now-routine visits as convenient and literally pain-free as possible with friendly and intuitive reminders, and a super-professional environment that seems to genuinely pride itself on delivering the best possible patient experience.

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June 22, 2017

Dr. Hibret Hailu Benjamin is an excellent ...

Dr. Hibret Hailu Benjamin is an excellent dentist. She took the time to explain every procedure she was and will be doing. She is a professional and has a naturally lovely personality. Her team is awesome, friendly, supportive! I would recommend Dr. Hibret Hailu Benjamin and her team to everyone. She is the best dentist I have ever had.

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June 22, 2017

Dr. Benjamin is a fantastic dentist! She u...

Dr. Benjamin is a fantastic dentist! She uses new technology in her office, which is really neat, because I watched her design my partial crown on her computer next to my dental chair, and then she actually made the final crown right then and there. When I see her she is up to the minute on the status of my health, and one of my favorite things about her is how she anticipates potential issues so that we can avoid future problems. I was also an Invisalign patient with Dr. Benjamin, and even though I have had the Invisalign off for the last 6 months she is still tweaking things so that my bite is absolutely perfect. To top it all off, she is positive, sensitive, caring, and a lot of fun. When you go to your appointment with her it's like going to visit your good friend who happens to be your dentist.

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June 22, 2017

Great dentist with very friendly and young...

Great dentist with very friendly and younger staff!

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June 22, 2017

I have always had such a good experience b...

I have always had such a good experience both with Marina Tooth Fairy and with Dr Benjamin!! They are always on time (which I appreciate, usually need to get straight to work after), text and email me about appointments (which I'm always forgetting about until the reminders), and my appointments are always so quick (who likes sitting around with a bunch of stuff in their mouth?). Staff is friendly, location is great and easy to find, and I couldn't be more thankful for their extended hours for someone who works long ones. Thank you!!!

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June 22, 2017

Dr. Benjamin is friendly and very straight...

Dr. Benjamin is friendly and very straight forward. As painless as a trip to the dentist can be.

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June 22, 2017

I wanted my front teeth to look natural bu...

I wanted my front teeth to look natural but without a front chip and some discoloration. The bonded veneers Dr. B molded, shaped and colored are perfect. No one has noticed but I know the look is vastly improved. In other words, they don't look fake at all and that's what I wanted. She worked on me for hours with acute attention to detail and it was worth it. Well done, Hibret!

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SaturdayBy Appointment
  • SundayCLOSED

Languages Spoken

English, Ethiopian (Ameharic), Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese

Services Offered

Cosmetic – Invisalign, Cosmetic – One Day Crowns, Cosmetic – Veneers, Cosmetic – Whitening, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Endodontic – Root Canals, General Dentistry, Laser Gum Surgery, Lumineers, Oral Cancer Screening, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontal – Deep Cleaning, Periodontal – Scaling and Root Planing, Sedation Dentistry, TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Specialist, Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Payment Forms

American Express, Care Credit, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurances Accepted

Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, Metlife