Welcome New and Prospective Patients.

This page has information and policies about our office. We welcome you to read through it. You can also visit our About Us, Meet The Doctor, and Meet The Team sections to get to know more about who we are.

What Makes Us Different

Tara Hills Dental and their team are fully committed to every patient that comes into our office for cosmetic dentistry, conscious sedation or preventive dentistry. Our entire team is dedicated in helping you keep your teeth and gums their healthiest and your entire smile looking its best! In our office, you become a part of our family; and every time you come into our office, you'll know what it feels like to receive great personalized dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere and where everyone knows your name and dental history.

If you are in need of a new dentist, no matter what the reason, the dental office of Tara Hills Dental would love to see you come in for a dental visit. Request an appointment through our website or call our office directly at 510-296-4421 to get set up with an appointment time and date for a dental visit. A brand new way of experiencing dentistry is just a click or call away!

Your First Visit
Your First Visit

New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure, and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.

Your gum tissue is measured with a fine instrument ruler to calibrate in millimeters pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue around the tooth. Pocket depths more than 4 millimeters could indicate disease and infection. The deeper the pocket, the greater the extent plaque bacteria collects and infection in gum disease develops.

X-rays are taken as needed.

Tooth scaling and root planing occur as needed.

Routine cleanings also include a professional polishing (Prophy) that removes only the soft sticky plaque that is above the gum line.

Patient Forms
Patient Forms

To continue making your dental experience pleasant, we have conveniently provided our dental forms below so that you can fill them out in the comfort of your home and bring them into the office with you.


New Patient Form

Payment Policy
Payment Policy

We understand that your smile is as important to you as it is to us. In an effort to help our patients reach their dental needs both physically and financially, we will assist you in reaching a comfortable financial solution that will fit your situation and financial budget.

Your dental insurance is a product designed by your employer. Your benefits are dictated by the choices your employer made within the cost of the coverage. We will do everything possible to maximize your insurance utilization; however, please do not let the lack of benefits dictate your desired or necessary treatment.

Take charge of your dental health! We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding your treatment and insurance coverage.

Insurance Policy
Insurance Policy

We understand that your smile is as important to you as it is to us. In an effort to help our patients reach their dental needs both physically and financially, we will assist you in reaching a comfortable financial solution that will fit your situation and financial budget.

Your dental insurance is a product designed by your employer. Your benefits are dictated by the choices your employer made within the cost of the coverage. We will do everything possible to maximize your insurance utilization; however, please do not let the lack of benefits dictate your desired or necessary treatment.

Take charge of your dental health! We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding your treatment and insurance coverage.

Below is a list of the insurance that we take:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna & Guardian
  • Delta Dental
  • Humana
  • MetLIfe
  • United Health Care
  • United Concordia
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Dr. El Ghaoui would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you deserve!