Do you want to know what our patients are saying about Tara Hills Dental? Read through our reviews! By reading through our patients’ experiences with Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui, you can become more familiar with our office and dentist, as well as get an idea of the kind of personal and professional care you can expect in our practice. If you would like to leave your own review after your appointment, and to schedule your appointment for exceptional dental care in Pinole, California, contact our office today! We look forward to caring for your smile!

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“The staff here are awesome! The Dr. herself is straight up and not trying to hurt you in the pocket.”
– Gary F.

“I travel from San Diego for my dental work. I had a very good experience today at Dr. El G office. She is very kind and professional. I did not even feel the injection, she is very good and I feel so relax when she works on my teeth. I am very picky and had a bad past dental experience that is why I have chosen to travel long distance to Dr. El. G office.
Her staff are very professional and welcoming.
I am so grateful for all the work Dr. El G done on my teeth.
Thank you so very much:)”

– Mahnaz H.

“Love Dr. EL Ghaoui…She’s an excellent dentist and I trust her with all my dental issues. I even brought my husband in and he’s been able to get the treatment he needs for good oral health. I know most people don’t like going to see a dentist but you won’t feel that way after seeing Dr. El Ghaoui….”
– Karen K.

“Very good dentist. Staff are very friendly and supportive. They are also very informational and will tell you what is best for your teeth.”
– Gedeon P.

“Excellent service ……. 🙂 :)”
– Rajveer S.

“Dr. El Ghaoui and her staff are the best in town! Highly recommend having your dental needs taken care of here.”
– Monica G.

“I recently had a lot of treatment done by Dr El Ghaoui. She was so gentle and made me feel extremely comfortable. I am a phoebic and having any dental treatment done gives me anxiety. When I went in for treatment, I was trying to tough it out but deep down I was having an anxiety attack! Dr. El Ghaoui did 6 fillings on me in one sitting! I did not feel any pain when she gave me the numbing injections and she made sure that I felt no pain throughout the procedure. The dental assistant Donna was very helpful and reassuring. I am absolutely amazed at her dental work and trust her with my teeth anyday! I have recommended her to friends and family, including my two daughters.
My daughter had to have multiple extractions and fillings done to get ready for orthodontic treatment, and she was great with her! My daughters and I have had the best experience with her and are not afraid of dentistry anymore because of Dr El Ghaoui! We travel all the way from Fairfield to Pinole for our visits because it is worth the trip. Dentists that are HONEST, GENTLE, and have a true passion for dentistry are hard to find nowadays. “

– Pina A.

“I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough. And to any fellow ex-pats from the UK, this is THE dentist to sign up with.

Back in the UK I was not in any way a nervous person when the time came around to pay a visit to the dentist. However, I did go recently through a bad experience elsewhere and I immediately set about trying to find a new dentist and my search brought me to Tara Hills Dental.

Due to the Martinez thing, I was somewhat apprehensive, but my mind was instantly put at ease from the moment I ‘stepped in the door’ at Tara Hills Dental and had a conversation with Pina Alvarez, the Office Manager.

And once I was ‘in the chair’ and speaking with the dentist herself I felt further assured that I had finally arrived at the right place. And if you’re an ex-pat, Feriel is able to relate to the different approaches in dental treatment between the US and what you might be used to back on t’other side of the pond.

Feriel carried out a thorough exam and took time out to clearly explain any treatment requiring immediate attention as well as those things that needed to be tracked for possible treatment in the future.

The Office Manager clearly explained all costs to me up front.

One thing that needed immediate attention was to have a new crown fitted. I felt little or no pain during or after the treatment. Feriel and her assistant were constantly checking throughout, to make sure I was okay.

My faith has been completely restored when it comes to visiting the dentist again, and for that, I am very grateful.

Like I say, I cannot rate Tara Hills Dental highly enough… Something like ’20’ on a scale of ‘1 to 10’.”
– Stephen B.

“The best dental experience I have ever had, they know what they are doing here. Plus the receptionist Pina is a beautiful site to see beforehand ;-)”
– John R.

“Your services really very good Keep it up !!!!”
– Simi K.