Dr. McDowell did it again! After losing a previous front tooth patch, I was able to get an appt. quickly. He did such a beautiful job replacing the patch to my long broken tooth and reinforced it so that it looked natural and unnoticeable and should last a long time. I'm so pleased.
May 23, 2019
Having lost my two permanent front teeth at the age of 7, I felt my experience with dentists had been forever scarred. Well, now because of Dr. McDowell and his team, I look forward to my regular teeth cleanings. My dental hygienist, Carolina, is always cheerful (and I am usually her last patient of the day) but very thorough and proficient. Dr. McDowell is always professional and friendly. He is top notch at explaining complicated procedures (and available to answer questions via email). He maintains state-of-the-art equipment/technology and I have great confidence and peace of mind that I'm getting the best care. Even my 93 year old father is impressed (and they take great care of him). I would highly recommend.
May 22, 2019
As always, Tamal Vista Family Dentist was a pleasant experience - at least as pleasant as it can to have your teeth cleaned ;) They are welcoming, courteous, and professional. I recommend them to my friends.
May 20, 2019
I have extremely high standards for my dental care and Dr. McDowell and his staff exceed even my expectations!!! Esthetics and health of my teeth have never been better. Also, for any advanced procedures such as surgeries, etc. Dr. McDowell refers to the best doctors as well. Great minds think alike - his referral network is as great as he is! Thank you for all your great work and a wonderful team of professionals in your office!
May 17, 2019
Dr McDowell and team provide quality work and friendly care in their beautifully appointed offices. I highly recommend Dr. McDowell as he is a very skilled, meticulous and conscientious dentist.
May 11, 2019
I was extremely happy having Sheila as my hygienist over the years and although I will miss her, I welcome Carolina as her adequate replacement. Additionally, for the first time ever, a hygienist (Carolina) checked my lymph nods, something you would expect an MD to perform. So that was a plus from Carolina. A second plus was she introduced me to "Floss threader", a solution to the goof (now a lifelong inheritance for me) at the hands of the Argentinian dentist who fused two crowns when it wasn't necessary due to the good bone structure of the adjacent tooth, in the process depriving me of the ability to floss between the two affected conjoined teeth. There's a difference between two peas in a pod and two teeth in a common crown! One reflects communal harmony and the latter irreversible damage.
Apr 26, 2019
My first visit to Tamal Vista Family Dentistry was a very nice experience. I appreciated being able to fill out all of my info online before my appt so that I didn't have to spend time doing it in the office. All of the staff, from the receptionist to the hygienist and the dentist were all very nice and friendly. The dentist I saw, Dr. Scott, was very knowledgable and explained everything very well, without making me feel like I was 5 years old.
Apr 2, 2019
Too early in our relationship to give a meaningful review. I am very optimistic that I've found the right dentist, on the basis of the explanations I've received and the level of professionalism that pervades the practice.
Mar 17, 2019
Dr. McDowell and his team are all excellent. The office staff is always friendly and welcoming and the office is clean and nice. I refer all my friends to them because they are truly professional and nice.
Mar 12, 2019
Our family has been nothing short of impressed with the care provided at Tamal Vista Dentistry. It’s a beautiful office and the attention to detail is appreciated. We have recommended them to all of our friends!
Mar 10, 2019
Perhaps the most thorough dental exam I've had in a long time. Dr. Scott was very pleasant and provided all the details I needed to understand my dental health and what needs attention.
Mar 2, 2019
Dr. McDowell and his staff are the best! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. They offer many tips to prevent dental problems or reverse a dental situation that could become a problematic. I have nothing but great things to say about this dental practice!
Mar 1, 2019
Very very nice staff and Dr.McDowell is just perfect,his experience and how he treat my tooth was awesome
Feb 8, 2019
Awesome office- everyone is friendly! My dental hygienists are always great and so are the dentists. 10/10.
Jan 25, 2019
Very pleased with Tamal Vista Dentistry
Jan 24, 2019
I love this dental office, my dentist, Dr. McDowell and Christina, my hygienist. I noticed and thought yesterday how the office staff at the front desk always seems happy and pleasant. Christina has inspired me to take better care of my teeth! Yea! Plus, I like going to the dentist now considering I used to dread it!
Jan 23, 2019
My Son Matheus loves coming to the Dentist, Thanks to the great environment they always have .
Jan 23, 2019
I love Dr. McDowell and his entire staff. They are knowledgeable, skillful, professional, and also kind and personable. I’m grateful for their care.
Jan 17, 2019
We love Tamal Vista. Its always a pleasure and everyone is so nice and great at what they do.
Jan 15, 2019
Thnx for getting me in on short notice and making sure my teeth were okay. Nice to meet you Dr. McDowell
Jan 9, 2019
The staff was very pleasant. caring and friendly. Dr Scott was knowledgeable and a good communicator, explaining my situation.
Jan 9, 2019
Sorry that I did not find my visit as pleasant as usual as it was so difficult to hear my hygienist because of the noise. I very much missed the technique of Shaila as her method was so caring and gentle. All else was as usual meaning that all the receptionists were as caring as usual.
Dec 19, 2018
Dr McDowell and his staff make going to the dentist a pleasure!
Dec 13, 2018
always an excellent experience
Dec 12, 2018
Jody was great. Prices are too high Too many appointment confirmations
Dec 5, 2018
From the minute I walked into the front door until I left by the same door , all was handled professionally and seamlessly. I was greeted, seated, cleaned, made a 6 month appointment and on my way. Ver thorough and efficient.
Nov 29, 2018
Dr. Daniel Scott was amazing. He took the time to welcome me, ask me what specifically was wrong, update me on records transfer from my old dentist and then carefully examined and probed to find the right tooth that had the problem. I told him it was one tooth, he found that it was another. HE was professional (as was his assistant) the entire time from when I greeted them all the way through getting my cavitiy dealt with. So glad my wife recommended me to Tamal Denistry.
Nov 16, 2018
Jody gave me great telephone guidance on day 1. On day 2 I came in asap because McDowell had a pending meeting. He diagnosed the problem and gave me antibiotic and a referral.
Nov 2, 2018
As I said before, I love my appointments at Tamal Vista because I get education about my dental health and how to better maintain it. Additionally, the technology and the friendly ambiance are a good balance for the occasional pain during the cleaning procedure.
Oct 24, 2018
Dr. McDowell is personable, knowledgeable, skillful and explains things in an easy to understand manner. I completely trust him, which is the first thing I look for in a dentist.
Oct 11, 2018
Excellent, gentle cleaning and exam.
Oct 10, 2018
I love coming to see Dr. McDowell! He is so wonderful and their staff is great! They are very accommodating with scheduling.
Oct 9, 2018
Such a great experience!!! I really could not have asked for a better 1st dental visit for my kids. Thank you!!!
Oct 3, 2018
Wonderful first dental visit thank you so much! My kids are looking forward to their next cleaning! I couldn't have asked for a better experience for them!
Oct 3, 2018
Best, most through, friendliest, knowledgeable dental office ever!
Oct 3, 2018
Staff is positive and knowledgeable. One thing that stands out is their updated use of software and dental equipment from x rays, to pictures, to cleaning devices, etc. It is a sign that they are investing in their business for the long term to the benefit of the patients.
Oct 2, 2018
Outstanding When I was looking for a dentist about 6 years ago I went to Dr Mcdowell and i can't believe how blessed i was to find him.
Sep 28, 2018
Excellent in all ways. The doctor is so caring and warm and the staff is efficient, friendly and very organized. I can’t say enough about what a terrific place this is for dental care.
Sep 27, 2018
Dr. McDowell is very professional,so is the staff. I would highly recommend their practice !!
Sep 26, 2018
The best dental practice in the Western United States, and maybe even more. Terrific, thoughtful and efficient staff
Sep 22, 2018
I Absolutley love this office! Dr. McDowell & Dr. Scott are amazing clinicians and people! The staff is top notch and I always feel right at home when I visit the office. I have had quite a bit of work done from both Dr. McDowell and Dr. Scott and always feel taken care of when I leave. I always have an understanding of what is happening or what the next will be. I work in the industry and wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Sep 18, 2018
I’m so pleased with the excellent care I have received here! The office is beautiful and newly renovated, very conveniently located. Procedures have been painless and I always leave with a beautiful clean healthy smile!!
May 18, 2018
Beautiful office space, professional and very friendly staff and welcoming even to my 2 and 5 year olds when they have to accompany me to my appointments! I always feel in good hands here!
May 8, 2018
Friendly, welcoming, smiling staff throughout. Everything is done to make a patient secure (if nervous) and all procedures explained in detail.
May 2, 2018
Always an easy & pleasant experience at Tamal Vista Family Dentistry with their great front office staff, hygienists & doctors.
May 2, 2018
Dr. McDowell's dental office is one of the best experiences I've had with a dentist. EVERYONE was kind, courteous, and helpful. I felt like I was their most important patient. They are doing everything right. I highly recommend them.
Apr 25, 2018
The best dentist in the Bay Area! I moved to Berkeley, after initially going to Tamal Vista when I was living in San Rafael, but I've kept them as my dentist, even though it takes me 3 buses to get to them! Super kind, super efficient. They really do care about their patients.
Apr 21, 2018
Tamal Vista Family Dentistry provides excellent care!My family has been seeing Dr. McDowell for years. Tamal Vista is always up to speed on the latest technology and procedures. You can't beat the massage chairs! I recommend Tamal Vista to anyone who is looking for a dentist in San Rafael.
Apr 20, 2018
Great service and very responsive! When I needed an adjustment on a temporary crown, Dr. McDowell had me come right in to correct the issue right away on the same day!
Apr 19, 2018