Scott A. McKinzie, DMD

A New Level of Dental Care

Meet our staff

Scott McKinzie

Scott McKinzie

After practicing in Tucson, Arizona for 23 years, Scott returned home to the Bay Area in 2006. Having grown up in San Jose and graduated from UC Davis, he is so happy to be sharing the joys of living here with Kate. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he has also received additional training in the area of orthodontics and sleep apnea therapy. Scott recognizes the importance of putting patients at ease and keeping them informed, so he takes the time to listen to each person’s concerns.

Kate McKinzie

Kate McKinzie

A licensed clinical social worker with degrees from The University of Arizona and Tulane University, Kate brings a warm and caring manner so many patients need and appreciate. The joy and understanding she and Scott experience in their personal life is evident in their working relationship. Our "mom and pop" dental practice is something of which they are both very proud and know to be a place of excellent health care delivered in a compassionate environment.

Marjan Mozahhabian

Marjan Aghashiri

Marjan provides excellent dental hygiene care in a kind and gentle manner indicative of her personality. Born and raised in the East Bay, Marjan has earned degrees from Ohlone College, CSU East Bay and The University of Pacific. She enjoys yoga and interior design, but nothing compares to spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Abdi Samatar

Abdi has been a part of our dental family since 2012 and is very popular with our patients and their children! Having come from a large family, he knows just how to ease the hearts and minds of all our patients and does so with his warm smile and gentle demeanor. Abdi is well traveled, speaks four languages and is an avid soccer fan who enjoys the diverse foods found in our Oakland community.

Mallory Lightfoot

Mallory Lightfoot

As Scott’s dental assistant, Mallory is directly involved in patient care and comfort. Her kind and gentle personality helps to put our patients at ease, and her outstanding professional skills offer the perfect compliment to Scott’s care. Mallory received her training from Sacramento City College and will tell you that our office is the best place to work that she could possibly imagine.

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