Ariane Terlet, DDS

Berkeley, CA

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  • Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry

    (8 replies)

    Hi all, 

    I am hoping to find some great recommendations for cosmetic dentistry. I have a job that is certainly helped by having a nice, but natural-looking smile. I broke my front tooth out as a preteen and have been stuck with clunky-looking caps and a weird gumline ever since. Between that and my teeth aging and shifting, I am starting to look not so swell. I would like to find a dentist (ideally) who a) does work that they stand behind, b) creates natural-looking/.flattering results (no hyper-white, chicklet teeth, please), c) is not in the business of up-selling, and d) pays attention to the mechanics and health of the whole mouth and jaw. Can anyone speak to experiences they have had, or folks they know of? Thank you!

    RE: Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry ()

    My family dentist. Ariane Terlet, did such a nice job on a veneer on my top front tooth that I almost started crying with happiness when I saw myself in the mirror!  I had avoided smiling in photos for years. That tooth had a chip in it and also had a fine crack running lengthwise, which had become discolored, and n photos it made it look like I was missing part of my tooth. Ugh. I tried to ignore for years, and even stopped going to the dentist for a while because I didn't think anything could be done. One day I manned up, and she put a veneer on it, and also veneers on a couple other teeth where the enamel had worn and had become discolored. My teeth look so great now! Dr. Terlet is a wonderful dentist. My whole family has been going to her for years, and a bunch of my friends too. She always has the latest equipment, she is very tuned in to whether you are comfortable, and she does not try to talk you into things (thus, my failure to push forward on the veneer for a few years.)  She is also the director of Dentistry at La Clinica, which speaks to her integrity. She's in Berkeley near Alta Bates.

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    I'd like to recommend Dr. Brian Assael. I think he's the one you're looking for. He's in Berkeley near Alta Bates. He specializes in this and has an artistic eye. You can see lots of photos of his patients before and after. His office number is (510) 984-3976   


    RE: Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry ()

    Dr. Tom Jow,  (also at) 450 Sutter Street, Suite 2525 is excellent.  His crowns look like real teeth. I highly recommend him.


    RE: Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry ()

    I got lumineers from Ricky Singh in Berkeley before my wedding years ago and love them!  He definitely meets a, b and c. Not sure about d. 

    RE: Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry ()

    I'm happy to recommend Dr. Ray Castro who's located in San Pablo on Vale Rd. The whole office staff as well as both the dentists make the dental experience wonderful in every way. They're website is and the phone is 510 260 4943 or 236 1662. 

    RE: Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry ()

    I recommend Dr. Scott Levine in Berkeley. A friend of mine went to him when his veneer expired (similar situation to yours), and the results were so great that I went to see Dr. Levine to repair a chipped tooth that needed to be repaired. My family has now been seeing Dr. Levine for 10-12 years. He has repaired a number of different chipped teeth of mine (I grind my teeth.), and his repairs last and look extremely natural after one attempt. He does not upsell. Bonus - there is a free parking lot behind his practice, and his staff is wonderful and stays with him for years, because he's a great boss and family guy.

    RE: Veneers/Cosmetic dentistry ()

    I haven't had any cosmetic dentistry done by them yet, but can recommend Dr. Sandor Hites in Berkeley. (510) 845-6494. It is a "holistic" practice and they definitely look at the structure of the whole head and jaw. I need to have my veneers replaced soon and hope to have that done by them.

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    Claude Sidi, DDS. He's in SF at 450 Sutter (easily accessible by BART). He's been my dentist for over 20 years, and his work is impeccable. He's everything you are asking for - very, very careful, very knowledgeable, and the results are excellent.  415-391-9748.  As a plus, his office is very well-run; staff are organized, friendly, efficient, and great at dealing with insurance issues.  

Archived Q&A and Reviews

2999 Regent St., Suite 525, Berkeley 548-4084

Dec 2010

Re: Dentist for teen who has outgrown his pediatric dentist
My son recently 'graduated' from his pediatric dentist to Dr.Ariane Terlet, on Regent St. in Berkeley. She and her associate, Dr. Aziz have a family dental practice, and are kind and skilful dentists. The office staff are helpful, and Dr. Terlet and many other staff are fluent in Spanish. Their number is 510-548-4084. A happy dental patient

Oct 2009

I really like my children's dentist, Dr. Arlene Terlet, 2999 Regent Street, Ste 525, Berkeley 510-548-4084. I'm concerned about all these x-rays dentists give kids, even with no history of cavities, and unlike other pediatric dentists, she listened respectfully and agreed to develop a much less frequent x-ray schedule for my children. My friend's entire family goes to her, parents too, and love her.

Oct 2009

Re: Seeking HMO Dentist who takes Digital X-rays
Dr Terlet in Berkeley uses digital x-rays and she's a very nice, friendly dentist, too.

Re: Severe fear of going to the dentist (Nov 2004)
Ariane Terlet and staff (possibly excepting hygienist) are wonderful, 2999 Regent Street #525, right opposite Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley, tel. 548-4084. I have a pretty severe dental phobia too and have needed A LOT of work in the past few years (in part due to past avoidance of dentists), including several crowns. They work with kids as well, which is probably part of the reason they are so good with traumatized adults, and will give you laughing gas if you like (I actually don't use it and do fine there anyway). Let her know how you feel when you first meet, and also bring headphones and a walkman-- helps immensely. Also helps to take some Ibuprofen before you go if you will be having a lot of work--relaxes the muscles of the jaw and provides some pain relief for when the anesthesia wears off. They speak spanish too. Good luck!!! Anna

July 2004

Re: Female dentist for a fearful person
I've been very happy with Dr. Ariane Terlet. Her office is very close to Alta Bates hospital on Regent Street. Tel: 548-4084. She's friendly, competent, and all around a great dentist! Abby

May 2004

We've been seeing Ariane Terlet for a few years. She's very nice and seems quite competent. She's good with kids - she likes them and has many child-centered things going on there at the office. My occasionally non-social 3 year-old just had his first appt. with her, and while it wasn't a picnic, it went surprisingly well. He sat on my lap in the chair the whole time, she spoke to him rather than ignoring him in favor of me, did a quick job of it, then let him choose his take-home gear. I would recommend her. -Jean

July 2002

Re: Dentists who speak Spanish
An excellent Spanish speaking dentist is Ariane Terlet, 2999 Regent St., Suite 525 in Berkeley. Her phone number is 548-4084. She is an excellent dentist -- I have been going to her for about 15 years. Several of the people on her staff are also Spanish speaking. Andrea

I would like to recommend Dr. Ariane Terloet on 2999 Regent Street. Our family has been going to her for two years now and we are completely satified. Her staff is very professional and many speak Spanish, Dr. Terlet also speaks Spanish. She and her staff are very good with children (mine are 5 and 2) and try to make their visits comfortable and informative. While I have not spoken Spanish with Dr. Terlet, I have had long discussions in Spanish with her staff. Julianna

June 1999

Ariane Terlet, near Alta Bates, is terrific. She's a mother of school-aged kids, she volunteers at the free clinic, she is down-to-earth, she's thorough but she also gives you a choice about what to get done and how to do it. She fills 'em fast. Her office staff is friendly and efficient, and there are beautiful views of the Berkeley Hills from the offices!


From: Bob Ariane R. Terlet DDS 2999 Regent Berkeley (next to Alta Bates) 548-4084 Both my wife and I think she is wonderful!