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
Always a great dental experience at your friendly, competent office.
Aug 27, 2017
Love the attention on my comfort level. Dr. Scott provided a new 'prep' on my teeth before cleaning which greatly reduced the 'zingers' I get from having some receding gums during cleaning.
Jul 29, 2017
Your staff took care of me efficiently and accurately. Thank you very much.
Jul 28, 2017
Carolina is the best hygienist!
Jul 14, 2017
Let me preface this with, I hate going to the dentist. I have dreams about my teeth falling out and it is something I have never been comfortable with. However, Dr. McDowell and his staff are amazing! Everything about this office is awesome... The dentist(s) are so professional and do great work. (I've seen Dr. McDowell for over 10 years and just recently was seen by Dr. Scott). The hygienists clean my teeth so thoroughly without any discomfort (and I am a total wimp). The front office is very friendly and accommodating even if I have reschedule an appointment (sometimes life happens). And to boot, the office is beautiful! It's modern, clean, and calming. I can't say enough about Dr. McDowell and his team. I love them so much I switched my kids from their pediatric dentist to Tamal Family Dentistry. Could not be happier... highly recommend!
Jul 13, 2017
Great dental practice- very comfortable and lots of extras to make you feel better about being at the dentist.
Jul 6, 2017
Great care, as usual! All your staff are so helpful and my teeth feel healthy 😁
Jun 30, 2017
Dr. James McDowell is the best dentist in this world. My wife and I have been through so many dentists in our 60 years of life. There is no better Dentist than Dr. James McDowell
Jun 22, 2017
I am concerned about the removal of my back left molar. I am 70 this year and concerned about the result of removing teeth. I understand the situation with the root canals but would like some more conversation re: removal, before spending an excessive amount of money on rehab of that tooth. Kenneth Koch
Jun 21, 2017
Each time I am in your office I am once again reminded of what a professional team of employees you are! Everyone is on top of whatever the issue is and I always know I am being well-cared for. This is a top-notch group of professionals!
Jun 20, 2017
Great care with concern for me as a patient.
Jun 14, 2017
I absolutely love this office. I work in the dental field and I am so happy with my choice on going to see Dr. McDowell and Dr. Scott. Not only are the exceptional clinicians but there staff is incredible. The office is beautiful and everyone is so friendly. When I leave the office I feel so taken care of. If I could give them 10 stars I would! Thank you guys for all you do!
Jun 12, 2017
The best dental care ever
Jun 7, 2017
So happy to have found Dr. McDowell and his terrific staff. I have had the best experience with all aspects of my care.
Jun 6, 2017
I love how James and his staff are passionate about their work. When I lie down in their very comfy chairs, I know I can relax. Besides being extremely professional and well equipped with the latest treatment technology, this practice offers something I never had before: every time I go there, they teach me something about mouth health, science or aesthetics and that makes every visit a fun experience.
Jun 1, 2017
Never realized a trip to the dentist could be so much fun!
May 31, 2017
It was my son's first time to the dentist and Dr. Scott made him (and me!) feel completely at ease...explained each step as he went through the exam and cleaning, offered lots of helpful advice and even let Arthur dig through the treasure chest at the end!
May 26, 2017