About

Berkeley Dental Office

Welcome to Berkeley Dental Office. We’re so glad you’re here! While your smile is our top priority, we care about more than just your pearly whites – we care about your overall well-being. Whether you’re coming in for a routine dental exam, need an emergency dental procedure, or want professional teeth whitening, our friendly staff is ready to serve you with excellence and integrity.

Berkeley Dental Office is on a mission to enrich the lives of our team and patients through unparalleled workplace culture and dental experiences. By striving to live our core values of empowerment, fairness, individuality, care, and clarity ‒ our mission comes to life a little more each day.

  • Empowerment: empowering team members and patients

  • Fairness: operating with honesty, integrity, and ethical practices

  • Individuality: giving each person the individual attention they deserve

  • Care: caring for our local community and the planet

  • Clarity: communicating clearly every step of the way

In addition to completing the MasterTrack with Bioclear and being part of the Bioclear Education team, Berkeley Dental is a proud member of the Berkeley Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association; as well as the Alumni Association at the University of the Pacific Dugoni.

Contact

Berkeley Dental Office
2519 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

Mon – Fri 8am to 5pm
*Closed every other Thursday and Friday

New Patients

What to Expect

We know you have many choices when choosing a dentist in Berkeley so thank you for choosing Berkeley Dental Office. We are grateful for the opportunity to take great care of you and your smile. To make the most of your first visit, please follow the steps below.

1

Schedule Your Appointment

The first step is to schedule your appointment by calling us at (510) 845-7003. If for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call our office as soon as possible. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, take a minute to meet our team so we’re not strangers when you first arrive.

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Complete Your Patient Forms

Once you’ve locked in your appointment, please complete the forms below at least 48 hours prior to your appointment so we can get to know you before your visit. Please also send x-rays from your previous dentist ahead of time. The information you provide in your patient forms will prepare our team to provide the best possible care for you. When you arrive at your appointment time, there will be a couple additional forms for you to fill out in our office. We look forward to getting to know you!

3

Review Insurance & Payment Options

At Berkeley Dental, we accept most traditional insurance plans. For payment, we accept cash, check, and credit card. For your peace of mind, feel free to contact our office ahead of your visit to verify acceptance of your plan and payment options. We also offer an in-house membership plan that you can sign up for if you don’t have current dental coverage. For more information, please call our office for details.

Meet the Team

At Berkeley Dental Office

Lauren Yasuda Rainey, DDS

Dentist

Doctor Lauren Yasuda Rainey received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and then pursued her dental degree and graduated with high honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. During dental school, she served on the school Ethics Committee and was recognized by the San Francisco Dental Society for Excellence in Ethical Conduct. Dr. Rainey then completed a general practice residency with a focus on hospital-based dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine / Tufts Medical Center in Boston. At Tufts, she became skilled in managing dental emergencies, treating medically compromised patients and persons with special needs. Dr. Rainey is also a Certified Bioclear Master Track dentist, the highest level of certification offered with Bioclear.

Upon moving back to the Bay Area, Dr. Rainey began teaching at her alma mater – the Dugoni School of Dentistry. She loves the collaborative approach of education that the university embraces and finds joy in watching dental students find their passions within dentistry. Dr. Rainey is also an instructor with Bioclear, teaching dentists throughout the United States and Canada in the Bioclear method.  Teaching strengthens her ability to communicate with patients and keeps her up-to-date on the ever-evolving field of dentistry. Her practice philosophy highlights oral health as an integral part of overall health.

She is thrilled to work in Berkeley and is excited to provide comprehensive care to such a motivated and engaged patient community. In her free time, she likes to bake, play Japanese percussion (taiko) and explore new places, especially outdoors, with her family.

Kristine, RDH

Hygienist

Kristine is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She spent her early career in Human Resources and the telecommunications industry before pursuing her true passion of the health and nutrition field. She loves her career as a dental hygienist. In particular, Kristine finds delivering oral health education as a means of disease prevention and improved overall health both worthwhile and fulfilling.

A SF Bay Area native and Cal grad (Go Bears!), Kristine currently resides in the Tri-Valley area with her husband, teen son, preteen daughter, and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her kids unearth their creativity when not on their electronic devices, volunteering at the Berkeley Free Clinic and at her kids’ schools, hiking with friends, and gathering with extended family (including her 105-year-old grandma) almost every Saturday night.

Claire, RDH

Hygienist

Claire is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Bay Area native. As a child, she always looked forward to going to the dentist, and started seriously considering dental hygiene as a career her sophomore year of high school. She knew she wanted to have a career helping others and feels fortunate to have found that in dental hygiene. Claire enjoys volunteering locally and plans to volunteer abroad. Claire has many loves in life, including travel, being in nature, reading, walking her dog Tucker, cuddling with her kitty Birdie, acapella music, watercolor painting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Janna, DA

Dental Assistant

Janna grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Before coming to our practice as a dental assistant, Janna worked as a dental insurance coordinator in Denver, Colorado. She is grateful to be able to learn firsthand from Dr. Rainey and is thrilled to work alongside such an amazing team.  Outside of work, Janna enjoys doing arts and crafts, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her two rescue cats.

Derby Gill

Patient Care Coordinator

Derby graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with her bachelor's and master's degrees in neuroscience. Derby has been interested in dentistry from a young age as it combines her passions in science, art, and medicine. She is originally from the Bay Area and is happy to be back and enjoying all it offers. Derby spends her time outside the office on hikes with family and friends, playing softball in the City of Berkeley league, and cooking.

Dentist Review

“Excellent dentist. Very thorough, explains everything clearly, very personable and highly competent staff.”

Linus M.

“I am very pleased with the care I receive at Dr. Rainey’s office. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and excellent at what they do.”

Jim W.

“Dr. Rainey and her staff are amazing. Incredible care/service and attention to detail that you never get elsewhere. Highly recommend!”

Benjamin M.

“Dr. Rainey is an incredibly competent, professional, skilled, and caring dentist.”

Linda S.

“Hands down the best dentist in the Bay Area! Dr. Rainey and team are first class.”

Ian F.
We’re here to take great care of you ‒ and your smile.