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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. Richard Brewer is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and recognizes the strong link between oral health and systemic health. His primary goal is to understand the concerns of his patients and to provide the latest in dentistry in a calm and comfortable environment. He takes a personal interest in each patient and his warm, caring, and gentle style helps ease the apprehension of dental visits.
Dr. Brewer grew up in San Francisco, CA. He received his undergraduate degree in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA where he earned his DMD.
At the forefront of digital dentistry, specifically CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Brewer artfully creates all of his aesthetic restorations for his patients. He is passionate about cutting edge techniques such as 3D cone beam radiology, lasers, and intraoral imaging. With a unique approach, he combines compassion, skill, technology, and science to improve the lives of his patients.
He devotes significant time to continuing education and is a member of numerous dental academies. As he pursues a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, he aims to advance the art and science of modern restorative dentistry in the United States.
His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Marin County Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
When he is not practicing, Dr. Brewer enjoys exercising, traveling, biking, surfing, cooking, and photography.
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.
Katie has been practicing dentistry since 2013, after graduating from the Santa Rosa Junior College's RDA program. Her favorite part about working in dentistry, and with the MADC team especially, is connecting with the patients, and helping them to improve their health by keeping their mouths healthy. A close second is coming to work every day with a team that loves their jobs - the positivity is contagious! She has been living in Marin since 2011, after growing up in Sonoma County. Some of her favorite things to do include exploring Mt. Tam and trying out all the great restaurants Marin has to offer!
Stephanie has been a part of our team since the summer of 2015. She graduated with the top grades in her class from the College of Marin Dental Assisting Program in June 2015. When asked what her favorite part of dentistry is, she said " I like the fun atmosphere that is created by our team because we are all doing what we are passionate about by helping our patients!" She has grown up in Sonoma county and loves spending time with her family, friends and nieces in her home town of Petaluma.
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.