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Marina Tooth Fairy

2001 Union Street Suite 590, San Francisco, CA 94123
415-409-3368
Closed today

"Creating Healthy, Beautiful Smiles for All Ages!"

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

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It's always a pleasure to visit Dr B and her wonderful staff Had a great cleaning and felt comfortable and right at home because all the staff is so friendly and Dr B is great July 27 Kenneth B.,

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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excellent
It's always a pleasure to visit Dr B and her wonderful staff Had a great cleaning and felt comfortable and right at home because all the staff is so friendly and Dr B is great
Kenneth B.
July 27, 2017
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July 19, 2017

Phobia is nearly none existent

I has always had a severe phobia of going to the dentist. Since I began seeing Dr. Benjamin my phobia is nearly none existent. She is aware of my phobia and takes her time to be sure I am comfortable and pain free. I also have never been one to smile much. I've always been self conscious about my teeth. The quality of work Dr. Benjamin does has changed that. Now I want to smile and take a selfie

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July 17, 2017

Excellent

Excellent Dental Practice.

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July 13, 2017

Marina Tooth Fairy

My Pain!! By oh boy I called the great tooth Fairy and they were great listerners , I got an appn't the same , and left feeling much better upon leaving, With an appn't for the following week, long story short I'm very Happy with the Services P.S. The Office is Very clean and People Ready not crowded

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July 01, 2017

Last Minute and AWESOME!The team was able ...

Last Minute and AWESOME!The team was able to get me in within 12 hours notice on a cracked tooth that needed a filling. Xrays, permanent filling, and touch ups all done within an hour of getting to my 7am appt. Thank you to the team for the quick turnaround! M~

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June 30, 2017

The best

We moved to the city from Hillsborough and have tried a few dentists to find the best. I am so happy that I found Marina Tooth Fairy to maintain and improve my smile and health. They have replaced old crowns with new and make sure I have the proper dental maintenance. Thank you so much.

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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

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 16, 2017

Great Service and Beautiful Teeth

I was impressed with the staff's dedication to getting me a brighter smile. Part of the tooth whitening included X-rays to ensure I didn't have cavities (the whitening product would have been very uncomfortable). Gentle polish and then checking on me every 5 mins during the procedure. I'm going back for some additional work and bringing my kids with for their cleanings.

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May 30, 2017

Dr Benjamin is one of the most knowledgabl...

Dr Benjamin is one of the most knowledgable and well-respected dentists by her peers in San Francisco. Serving as a faculty member at UCSF School of Dentistry, she brings immense knowledge and skill-set, making her a fantastic asset for the entire school! I would recommend Dr. Benjamin to anyone seeking a dentist in San Francisco and greater Bay Area. As a dentist myself, there isn't anyone else I would trust with my ouw dental care but Dr. Benjamin!

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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