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About Dr. Steven McConnell

Expertise and Personalized Services for over 30 years

Dr. Steven McConnell Dr. McConnell has been serving the community with exceptional, compassionate dental care for over 30 years. His focus on overall oral health and esthetic dentistry requires highly specialized procedures using advanced technology. He provides services in full mouth rejuvenation, dental aging, smile makeover, bite analysis and unbalanced bite correction, periodontal disease prevention, dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, and sedation dentistry.

Dr. Steven McConnell graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. He is a certified specialist in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and since 1978, has owned The Marin Center for Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry in Novato. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and he is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Locally he is a member of the California Dental Society and the Marin County Dental Society. He has completed additional education and training in a number of specialties including sedation dentistry, non surgical periodontal laser therapy, and CEREC restorations.

Dr. McConnell integrates advanced technology and waste reduction, minimally invasive techniques, and non-toxic materials into his patients’ treatment plans, while maintaining a paperless office. His commitment to environmental responsibility is a natural outgrowth of his dedication to the highest standard of patient care. Performing digital x-rays in lieu of film and using CEREC natural porcelain crowns rather than traditional laboratory-made restorations reflect the green initiative he instituted in 2001.

Considered a compassionate practitioner as well as a master clinician and dental artist, Dr. McConnell was recently nominated by his peers and selected by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Dentists." He is also a dental health expert for Smart Now, a website devoted to providing health, fitness, and wellness information to the public.

If you would like to know more about Dr. McConnell or you would like to ask him a question, please feel free to email him directly at

Insurance Plans Dr McConnell accepts:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO 300
  • Assurant
  • Cigna Dental Radius Network
  • Delta Dental (Premier)
  • Guardian
  • Metlife
  • Premier Access
  • Principal
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare Umbrella Plans

About Dr. Jessica Dehnert

Dr. Jessica Dehnert Dr. Jessica Dehnert has been serving the Bay Area for over eight years in private dental practice. Her dental philosophy is integrative, patient centered, and total-health driven. She is committed to building strong relationships with her patients and promoting communication and trust as the foundation to delivering excellent dental care.

She provides the latest in dental technologies including all ceramic restorations, Invisalign, implant restoration, teeth whitening, veneers, soft tissue laser therapy, and more.

Dr. Dehnert completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she was the President of the Pre-Dental Society. She went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2008 at the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco during which she was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. Dr. Dehnert has continued her dental education while in private practice with over 100 hours per year of advanced training through the Spear Institute in Smile Design, Complex Full Mouth Restoration, Invisalign, and Implant Restoration. She is a current member of the American Dental American and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Dehnert is a Marin County native and she fully enjoys all that our beautiful county has to offer; whether it be trail running around the reservoirs with her dog Tui or exploring the fantastic restaurants and unique character of our small towns. She is an avid skier and hiker and also enjoys cooking for friends and family. She recently married her husband John and they look forward to raising their family here in Marin County.

About Dr. Rushang S. Patel

Dr. Jessica DehnertDr. Patel provides state-of-the-art dental care with a minimally invasive treatment philosophy. He is known for integrating the latest technologies into his practice in order to improve treatment outcomes as well as the patient’s experience in the dental chair. He prioritizes creating a comfortable, home-like environment for his dental patients, both young and older.

Dr. Patel completed his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. He worked for four years at various biotech companies before he realized his true passion for dentistry. He completed his DDS at the prestigious University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

As part of his commitment to patient care, Dr. Patel is consistently completing continuing education courses in order to stay at the forefront of dental technology. Dr. Patel is devoted to three important factors in his life: family, professional training, and practicing dentistry. He treats his patients with compassion and professionalism, and his treatment options are supported by extensive and modern dental research.

Dr. Patel is a current member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Francisco Dental Society, and the San Joaquin Dental Society. Dr. Patel also devotes time to various volunteer projects: CDA Cares; Give Kids A Smile; Project Homeless; and the 1000 Smiles mission project in Jamaica.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife (who also happens to be a dentist!); they like to travel, hike, taste new cuisines, and spend time with their friends and family. Dr. Patel is in the midst of a spirited campaign to convince his wife to adopt a puppy!

Dr. Patel is thrilled to be a part of the team at The Marin Center for Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, and he looks forward to providing you and your family with high-quality, compassionate dental care.

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