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AboutLaurel Smile Dentistry

Laurel Smile Dentistry is a Oakland based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Sibhatu and Dr. Ha and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 510-530-3317 and experience why our patients think Laurel Smile Dentistry is the best dentist in Oakland.


Dr. Mussie Sibhatu

A trusted and talented dentist and prosthodontist at Laurel Smile Dentistry, Mussie Sibhatu, DDS, MS collaborates with other dental care providers and with each patient to create the best solutions for optimal dental health. As a prosthodontist, he has extensive training beyond his dentistry degree.

Dr. Sibhatu attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI for both his dental degree and his three-year specialty training in prosthodontics. He puts his training and skill to work every day by treating patients of all ages using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. He has led our team to a Best of Oakland recognition in 2021, 2022, and 2023!

He has advanced training in dental implants, removable dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and full-mouth reconstruction. He can repair smiles that have suffered even severe dental damage. He also offers crowns, bridges, tooth extraction, and many other general and advanced dentistry services.

Dr. Andrew Ha

Dr. Andrew Ha was born and raised in the Bay Area. He spent most of his childhood in Alameda and Oakland until he attended a Buddhist boarding school. After graduating from high school, Dr. Ha attended De Anza College and later transferred to the University of California, Davis. He received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with an emphasis in medical microbiology.

He then completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry. During his time at UCSF, he had great interest in teaching and mentoring the future generation of dentists. Afterwards, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of the Pacific. Andrew received advanced training in treating medically complex and special needs patients. He also received training in prosthodontics, crowns and veneers, Invisalign, digital impression dentistry, restoring single and multiple implants, All-On-4 concept, removable partial dentures, and complete dentures.

Dr. Ha is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Alameda County Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. He has proudly volunteered his time with the Tzu Chi Foundation, Fountain Project, Veterans Stand down event in Antioch, and CDA Cares Events. Dr. Ha also participated as a volunteer dentist for the Special Olympic Events, Give Special Kids a Smile, Give Kids A Smile, and Give Veterans a smile. He volunteered and mentored pre-dents for the UC Davis Pre Health Conference and SFSU’s Education and Opportunities Program. Dr. Ha is committed to his patients’ health and success through a comprehensive treatment approach. He prides himself in educating patients on their oral health care. He is a general dentist who works alongside specialists in order to deliver quality care. In his spare time, Dr. Ha enjoys playing basketball, watching NBA games, videoing, traveling, and being with his family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Finan began her career in 1999 and became a dental hygienist in 2008. She loves working with a wide range of patients and educating them about preventive care. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Esther’s personal and professional commitment as an RDH is to promote and advance high-quality dental hygiene, improve oral health, and advance the art and science of dental hygiene, which she has been doing for over a decade. In her free time, Esther enjoys being with her loved ones, traveling, and running a mobile hygiene practice for those who cannot travel to the dental office.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa has been a dental hygienist for 25-plus years and regularly attends continuing education courses. She loves educating patients on maintaining their oral health and is committed to providing a high standard of care. She enjoys swimming, cooking, and gardening.


Treatment Plan Coordinator

Debbie has been in the dental field for about 30 years. She loves building relationships with patients. When she is not working, she spends time with family and friends, running, camping, and reading.


Office Manager

Michelle has been in the dental field for more than 20 years. She enjoys helping patients arrange the financial aspect of their treatments by offering a variety of payment options. Michelle enjoys spending time with her children and her husband in her free time


Front Desk

Rafael joined our team in 2021. He enjoys meeting and helping wonderful people. He also enjoys learning and helping our awesome team create beautiful smiles. Rafael enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with loved ones. He enjoys ranch life, and his favorite animals are bulls, corgis, and horses.


Dental Assistant

Sirak assists Dr. Sibhatu throughout treatment and various dental procedures. He deepens his dental knowledge by taking classes and following in-house tutorials to refine his talents. In his spare time, he coaches soccer for his children and still loves to play.


Dental Assistant

At the start of Sonia’s career, she focused on cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, and Invisalign. She has continued education in restorative dentistry and training in prosthodontics. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Began her career in 2021, shortly after graduating from the College of Alameda. She loves seeing patients smile after treatment and plans to continue her education to become a dental hygienist. Outside the office, she loves being around her family and friends.