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Meet Our Team
Dr. Branko Smida is a different kind of dentist. He combines our advanced technology with his extensive experiences to provide the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. Growing up he had the opportunity to be behind the scenes at his mother’s dental practice. His curiosity took over as he was fascinated by all the intricate tools he saw his mom use. It was destined for him to become a dentist because it allows him to work with his hands and help people at the same time.
Dr. Smida earned his dental degree from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco in 2004. After graduating from dental school, he moved to Jacksonville Florida for a year, where he completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry with an emphasis in Implant Dentistry. He has also completed his certification with The American Academy of Dental Anesthesiology, Invisalign, DOCS Oral Conscious Sedation, and Nobel Biocare.
Due to the ever expanding field of Dentistry, Dr. Smida regularly attains continuing education courses in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Dentures, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Composite Dentistry and Practice Management. Dr. Smida opened his practice in 2009. What he loves most about his job is the ability to work with our team and our patients, while using technology to deliver conservative state-of-the-art patient care to support whole body wellness.
There is a chance you might run into him mountain biking on Mt. Tam or on the slopes with his family in Tahoe, don’t hesitate to say hello.
Dr. Lee enjoys comprehensive treatment planning that keeps the patients needs as her central focus. Dr Lee values spending time with patients to provide personalized, quality dentistry. She treats her patients with kindness, respect and the gentleness they deserve. Dr. Lee is a New York native. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr Lee is committed to continually broadening her dental education by keeping up to date with the latest technologies, treatments, and research by attending and participating in advanced continuing education courses. Dr Lee is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Lee lives in Marin County with her family and enjoys hiking, traveling and exploring new eateries in her spare time.
Dr. Hellstrom grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Hellstrom attended Tulane University and upon graduation moved to the West Coast to earn a degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. He completed his residency at VA of Northern California. Dr Hellstrom enjoys seeing patients of all ages while performing a wide scope of procedures including restorative, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry. He strives to develop exceptional relationships with his patients so that individualized goals can be identified and achieved. Dr. Hellstrom is affiliated with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Hellstrom enjoys running, golfing, skiing, watching sports, exploring the outdoors, and traveling.
Kim is a Marin Native. Her passion for dentistry began when she worked for her father at his dental practice. She obtained her BA in Sociology at UC Berkeley and her BS in Dental Hygiene from UC San Francisco. Kim knew she had found another dental family when she began working with the team at Marin Advanced Dental Care five years ago. In her spare time Kim loves to spend time with her two children, Max and Maya. She enjoys crossfit, biking, hiking, running the Dipsea, staying at West Point, cooking, dancing and gathering with friends and family.
Nabila joined Marin Advanced Dental Care in 2017 as a part-time Registered Dental Hygienist. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Marin County in 2015. Nabila loves being a Registered Dental Hygienist and wants to help patients create beautiful, healthy smiles! Nabila is excited to take on the role of Lead Treatment Coordinator of the Front Desk Team. Nabila is happily married and enjoys spending quality time with her toddler, who she adores! During her free time Nabila enjoys working out, watching scary movies and spending time with her friends and loved ones.
Katie has been a Registered Dental Assistant with Marin Advanced Dental Care since 2013, after graduating from the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Assisting program. Katie enjoys being a RDA because she loves to help people and she gets to learn something new almost everyday! Katie lives in San Rafael with her husband and son and enjoys spending her time outside of work exploring all the natural beauty that Marin has to offer.
Yessenia Rivera is our Scheduling Coordinator and has been with the practice for two years. Yessenia’s favorite thing about working here is watching people overcome their phobia of dentistry after having a great experience with us.
Samantha who likes going by the nickname Sam, is a Bay Area native. She’s lived in Marin for 12 years and proudly calls it home! She got her degree in dental hygiene in 2009. She’s passionate about optimal oral health but mostly enjoys making sure her patients are comfortable and happy. She loves working with MADC because they utilize the latest technologies to make all that possible. When she isn’t at the office, Sam enjoys spending her time with her daughter, their dog, & friends and family. Some of her hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, volunteering, theatre, live music, weight lifting, biking, and most of all traveling.