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Sowjanya Srikantam D.D.S.

Dr Srikantam's interest in dentistry started with her childhood dental experiences. She pursued her interest and graduated from Government Dental College, Bangalore, India in 1998. She got licensed by the Dental Board of California in 2002. She has attended numerous courses and training programs at UCLA during her licensure process. She has practiced in various locations in the bay area and has found a permanent home in the Tri-Valley.

She loves both the art and science of dentistry .She constantly enrolls in continuing education programs to keep herself updated with the latest in technology, material science and clinical skills. Her Practice philosophy is deep rooted in ethics, quality and compassion. She welcomes her patients to the comfort of her beautiful and luxurious office and uses state of the art digital technology to deliver high quality care to her patients. She wants to empower her patients with the education that will help them make confident and informed decisions. She listens and likes to build comfortable and meaningful relationships with her patients. Her goal is to provide a friendly and professional environment for the patients.


Dr. Zoreh Marashi D.D.S.

Dr. Zoreh Marashi moved to the Bay area in 2001 and her journey in the dental field started out with assisting in a dental office. She then decided to pursue studies in dental hygiene. She graduated from Chabot College in Hayward with AA degree in Dental Hygiene. After working for six years as a Dental Hygienist, she then went back to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year post baccalaureate program. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the prestigious University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

As her journey indicates, Dr. Marashi is passionate about dentistry and believes in continuing to learn to be updated with the latest and best practices.

Dr. Marashi is the member of American Dental Association, Contra Costa Dental Association and is a UCSF Alumni.

Dr. Marashi believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered her services to San Francisco homeless community, refugees, and victims of domestic violence. She has also volunteered her services to people of Jamaica and Mexico.

In her spare time, Dr. Marashi enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, and traveling. She loves animals and she has a cat named Hunter.


Lin Russell - Office Manager and Dental Assistant

She graduated from Western Career College in 2007. She has experience working in Endodontics, Periodontics, General and Pediatric dentistry. Lin is the person whose voice you will not only hear on the phone and but also meet at the front. She has been a great asset to our practice due to her knowledge of dentistry and front office skills. She has been happily married for 11 years and counting. She and her husband Herb have three beautiful children Lillian, Edward, and Sophia. In her spare time Lin likes to be outdoors spending time with the family.

“Here at Pleasanton Smile Dental we have a large extended family (our patients) and I wouldn't want it any other way. I take pride in having many great relationships with our patients, which in turn make their visit with us a relaxing and enjoyable experience. There is no rushing of appointments. We want to hear all about your weekend and how the family is. We truly care about our patients."

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