Ana Amaya, DDS, MS
I believe it is my mission to guide my patients on their journey to ideal health, where I treat not only their oral health issue, but see them as humans first. I listen to their concerns and relate the treatments clearly while soothing their anxiety, so that they feel they are actively engaged and invested in their oral health. I seek to understand what my patients need and how I can help them.
My role is to help navigate the possibilities of restoring your dental and periodontal health, whether it may be due to a dental imbalance or simply reconstructing or rebuilding lost soft tissue/bone, and returning it to a healthy balance. I look forward to collaborating with you in achieving your health goals.
I was inspired to enter the oral health field by my father, who practiced dentistry in several countries. He has encouraged me in all aspects of my professional life, teaching me to approach my patients’ treatment with excellence and compassion.
I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1997 and my Master of Science degree in Biology, as well as a Certificate in Periodontics and Implantology, from UCSF in 2001.
In the Community
As a leader in the community, I participate in several study groups where I collaborate with other dental specialists and leaders in multifaceted treatment options. I am a leader of two study groups for our local dentists and hygienists, the Amaya Spears Study Group and the Dental Hygienist Study Group, where I share my knowledge and curiosity for my profession.
As a CDA Trustee and MCDS board member, I am heavily involved in the local dental community and at UCSF, where I am an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Post-Graduate Periodontology and Dental Implants Department. I have given motivational lectures to Latinos in Business of Marin. As a leader, I want to contribute to shaping the community by participating, leading, and inspiring, and being inspired by others.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Marin County Dental Society
- American Academy of Periodontology
- International Team for Implantology
- Academy of Osseointegration
Outside the Office
I have called Marin County home for the past 20 years. When I am not in the office, I am an avid trail runner, enjoy good conversation with trusted friends, and appreciate good food and wine when in good company. I am passionate about travel with a purpose, and have participated in volunteer work with groups in Guatemala, Tibet, Uganda, and Mexico, bringing dental services to remote areas of the world.