BEYOND THE STANDARD OF CARE

What sets us apart from the rest​

BEYOND THE STANDARD OF CARE

What sets us apart from the rest​

About us

Welcome to our boutique dental clinic, where our expertise and artistic skills converge to offer exceptional, high-quality dental work. Our commitment to excellence is rooted in our profound understanding of various dental specialties. This knowledge, combined with the collaboration of top-tier dental technicians, amplifies our ability to deliver optimal results to our patients.

What We Do

Our specialization lies in restoring function, enhancing aesthetics, dental implants, and addressing TMJ disorders.

How We Do It

In the world, there are multiple dental school philosophies, but there is only one school that is always right and perfect: Nature!

Throughout our lives, nature provides us with two sets of perfect teeth. Such perfection cannot be replicated using any material, machinery, or manual labor. Guided by this principle, prevention becomes the best treatment. When dental intervention is necessary, our aim is to replicate nature as closely as possible. That’s how we achieve excellence.

Our State-of-the-Art Facility

DDS With A Smile is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Our facilities include a 3D imaging center, a dental lab, a custom photo and video studio, laser treatment capabilities, and the latest in x-ray technology.

Why do we do it?

Medicine and dentistry have shifted their focus, moving from patient-centered care to business-oriented, where patients are often treated as numbers, and the time dedicated to proper diagnosis and treatment has been significantly reduced, compromising the quality of care.


Dental insurance companies now influence patient treatment plans based on their own interests. Additionally, the fast-paced pace of people’s lives has generated a demand for quick dental solutions, often overlooking the negative impact on treatment quality.
Unfortunately, this trend primarily benefits large dental corporations and those who prioritize patient volume over quality of care.


For us, it is essential to focus on providing thorough and high-quality care while also educating patients to realize that they play a vital role in reversing this trend and redirecting dentistry towards a higher quality approach for individuals.

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Ana Lincalel Helmbold DDS

Dr. Helmbold, born in Argentina and descended from both parents who are distinguished dentists with impeccable careers, graduated from the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003. In 2013, she obtained her dentist license in the United States after completing a two-year program and passing the California Dental Board exam.

In 2004, Dr. Helmbod embarked on a crucial chapter in her career by enrolling in a postgraduate program in Prosthodontics in Oral Rehabilitation and Temporomandibular Dysfunction under the guidance of renowned Dr. Aníbal Alonso. Upon completing the postgraduate program, Dr. Alonso provided her with the opportunity to work in his private practice and to participate as an assistant in the postgraduate course. Over the following eight years, Dr. Alonso played the role of mentor to Dr. Helmbold, and together with him and his team, they delivered lectures in Argentina and other countries such as Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

With a comprehensive and functional approach to addressing dental treatments for the masticatory system, she continued to expand her professional education in various specialized areas of dentistry, such as aesthetics, bone grafts, implants, invisible orthodontics, digital dentistry, digital smile design (DSD), CAD-CAM systems, and endodontics.

Currently, Dr. Helmbod is immersed in a two-year postgraduate program in orthodontics, aiming to further deepen her knowledge and close gaps in her understanding of the complete treatment of the masticatory system.

The love and dedication to this profession, inherited from her parents, are values that inspire her, as well as her motivation to help people, which fills her with pride in being a dentist. Dr. Helmbold is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Contra Costa Dental Association.

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Cristian J. Fernandez DDS

Dr. Fernández, born in the Argentine, graduated from the University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 1998. In 2003, he became a dentist in the United State after successfully passing all the exams required by the California Dental Board. He holds a profound passion and love for this profession, along with immense dedication to provide accurate solutions to his patients.

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Fernándeze has been professionally trained by some of the most recognized speakers worldwide, in different dentistry specialties such as Aesthetics and Periodontal Esthetic Surgery, Advanced Bone Regeneration and Soft Tissue Management, Dental Implants, Digital Dentistry, and CAD-CAM Systems, Digital Smile Design (DSD), and as a dental technician in various techniques including ceramic layering, 3D ceramic characterization, and analog and digital dental prosthesis fabrication.

In 2008, Dr. Fernández completed a postgraduate program in Prosthodontics in Oral Rehabilitation and Temporomandibular Dysfunction under the guidance of the renowned Dr. Aníbal Alonso. This experience marked a milestone in his career, providing him with fundamental professional training that enabled him to relate different areas of dentistry, allowing him to treat his patients with an integral and multidisciplinary approach.

Currently, Dr. Fernández is immersed in a two-year postgraduate program in orthodontics, with the goal of further deepening his knowledge and bridging gaps in his understanding of the comprehensive treatment of the masticatory system.

With his committed approach and continuous pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Fernández continues to elevate standards in the field of dentistry, providing exceptional care and attention to his patients. Dr. Fernández is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Contra Costa Dental Association.

DDS WITH A SMILE


Driven-by perfection, motivated by your happiness

DDS With a Smile ®

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