We are a team of professionals who like what we do. We all work well together. We are empathetic and approach our craft with pride. We work well together and share a strong sense of community based on honesty, trust and integrity.

Your Visit

Your first visit with us will include a comprehensive examination and consultation.  We budget ample time to allow for us to discuss with you our findings and answer your questions.  We also conduct a review of your unique medical history and prescribed medications.  All of your responses are confidential. Subsequent visits are scheduled for your convenience.  We have extended our office hours to include evening and selected Saturday hours.

We are networked with local dental specialists whom we have vetted so that our standard of care continues beyond Ross Valley Dental. We submit claims to most insurance plans. Please help us with this process by bringing in your current insurance card at every visit.  We accept most major credit cards and checks for payment.  Typically, payment is rendered at time of service.


We are empathetic.  We want you to understand that we will treat you with the same skill, concern, and consideration that we would expect for our family members. We embrace education both for you and ourselves.  We value communication.  Your well being, comfort and satisfaction are among our primary concerns.

We value your time.  We are routinely prompt.


We are a highly motivated team, all with very individual qualities and experience, and a high standard of patient care.


Richard Doyle


I am a second generation San Franciscan native. I have lived here in San Anselmo for the past thirty years. I decided to be a dentist at age thirteen. I am glad that I did so. I have enjoyed a fulfilling career.

I graduated from San Jose State University. Then it was on to the UOP School of Dentistry where I received my DDS. Next came a General Practice Residency in Columbia, South Carolina where I learned more than I had absorbed in my four year dental school training. The following two years, I worked at the US Army Medical-Dental clinic at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Upon returning home, I worked at multiple offices while I prepared to open my own office in 1979 which I left in 2015.

I later worked at the Marin Community Clinic in both San Rafael and Novato where I was fortunate to be of assistance to those less fortunate. For five years, I spent Wednesdays at the UOP Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where I learned more than I taught. I am currently an adjunct faculty member and plan to return to my part time clinical position in late 2021. I have a dry Irish wit. I love laughter and stories. I love my family and my close friends. I love my career and what I do.

I am at a stage of my dental path where I come to work because I have a passion. I wish to engage people. I crave interpersonal interaction and communication. I want to educate and help all of my patients. I want to give back more than I take away. Every day. That is my story.


Gina Doyle

Office Manager

I have had extended experience in the service industry. I learned customer service while I worked as a manager at Nordstrom. My responsibilities included being the cosmetic floor manager to being a gift ware buyer. This is the environment where I learned the value of customer service, something that I have carried forward through today. I am here to make your experience at Ross Valley Dental seamless.

I have been involved in the health care industry for the past twenty-one years. After managing a dermatology office in Mill Valley for two years, I moved on to manage a plastic surgery office in Greenbrae for an additional five years. I have been in dental office management for the last fourteen years.

I enjoy interacting and helping our patients. I take pride in finding solutions to patient concerns.

My most meaningful outside joy is the time that I spend with family and friends. I also enjoy my arts and crafts hobbies, cooking, and being outside near our home here in San Anselmo.

Nikita Kakaz

Nikita Kazak


Hi.  I am Dr. Nikita Kazak, a general and cosmetic dentist here in San Anselmo, Ca.  I enjoy working with clients to craft their healthcare goals in an environment where every team member is involved.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from U.O.P with a degree in in Biological Sciences,  I pursued my DDS degree from the University of The Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.  I was fortunate to be recognised by the American College of Prosthodontists for outstanding clinical achievement.  I was additionally awarded the Dr. Henry Sutro Award for the best oral rehabilitation design.

I was born in Ukraine and grew up in San Francisco.   I often spend weekends hiking the local beautiful trails, listening to podcasts, and catching up on Netflix comedy specials.  I find my time with family and friends most especially rewarding.


Cindy Arteaga

Dental Hygenstist

I am your dental assistant here at Ross Valley Dental.  I have six years experience in the field.  I feel secure as a valuable member of our team and enjoy interacting with all of our patients.  Outside of work, I am attending College of Marin here in Kentfield two days per week.  I enjoy hiking dancing, and spending time with family, friends and my kind boyfriend (now husband) of seven years.

We are passionate about helping our patients