“Taking care of my patients and their family’s dental needs is my passion. Your smile is important to me and I want to make sure it is healthy. In addition to oral health, I believe that everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. I want all of my patients to feel confident when they smile. I have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry and have spent the last 27 years focusing on esthetic dentistry, especially smile makeovers and complex dental care. Listening to my patient’s specific goals and transforming their smiles to match these goals is what I do best. The genuine care and comfort of my patients is of utmost importance to me. I pledge to provide the finest cosmetic dentistry available in the world right here in Marin County.”
Chris Catalano, D.D.S. graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1991. Upon graduation, Dr. Catalano was appointed a faculty member at the University where he excelled as an educator. Shortly after, he moved to San Diego where he practiced dentistry for 13 years. During this time, Dr. Catalano focused his practice on cosmetic dentistry as an associate of renowned cosmetic dental educator Dr. David Hornbrook. This invaluable apprenticeship allowed Dr. Catalano to learn the artistic side of dentistry blended with the advanced technology of modern dentistry from one of dentistry’s masters.
Dr. Catalano has served as an instructor in the Hornbrook Group, David Hornbrook’s Clinical Excellence through Education and Clinical Mastery live patient post graduate education programs instructing dentists throughout the country on how to accomplish extreme cosmetic dental makeovers. Dr. Catalano is also a curator on Dr. Lee Ann Brady’s internet dental forum, www.restorativenation.com. He has served as a part time clinical instructor at University of the Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry for the last 8 years. He has also been active in the evaluation of new dental products, materials and technology with several dental manufacturers. He brings with him knowledge of complex cosmetic reconstructive dental care, use of lasers in dentistry, migraine headache prevention and treatment, computerized bite and jaw analysis as well as complex implant rehabilitation.
Dr. Catalano practices cosmetic dentistry in beautiful Marin County, California, a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Dr. Catalano grew up in Marin County and was educated in the Bay Area at Marin Catholic High School, St Mary’s College and University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Marin County Dental Society.
When he is not working he is enjoying the fun of the Bay Area with his wife Sarah and their daughter Sophie.
Meet Dr. Schmotter
Alex Schmotter, DDS, was raised in Marin and is a Redwood High School graduate. As the son of a dentist, he knew he wanted to become a dentist from an early age. He went on to study Human Biology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where, in addition to his academic achievements, he was awarded All-American honors for men’s Collegiate Lacrosse. He received his dental education at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr Schmotter is passionate about oral health. Combining this with his abiding interest in athletics, he developed a beverage company in an effort to address dental and overall health problems caused by acidic beverages. His company is Phenoh Inc., whose products can be found at Whole Foods, Amazon and www.phenoh.com.
An avid believer in giving back, Dr. Schmotter is committed to providing treatment and education to those without access to dental services. He makes time to volunteer locally and abroad providing dental care to those in need. The many locations in which he has served include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Mexico and Peru.