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2022 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
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About Us


We feel it is our responsibility and professional duty to provide our patients with an extension of your in-office dental care. As you navigate through our San Rafael dental office’s web site, you will find a wealth of information about dentistry, tooth care, procedures and treatments. Dr. Frade believes our patients deserve to have the information needed to make wise choices about their oral health.

There is an overview of our practice including our doctor, staff, insurance information, appointment procedures, and contact information. As a licensed Cosmetic Dentist in San Rafael, CA we work with our patients so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile with healthier gums and teeth.

We take the time with our patients to explain their dental treatment options and inform them of additional preventive care. We feel this will lead to a more trusting doctor/patient relationship and, for many people, relieve the stress about seeing a dentist. We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience where our qualified staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Our office is conveniently located in San Rafael, CA and we invite you to call with any questions or e-mail us via the contact us or request an appointment page. We will do everything possible to ensure you a pleasant visit to our San Rafael dental office.

Meet Dr Frade

Licensed in California in 1997 with UCSF, also Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry 2001-2004. Implant Fellowship with International Congress of Oral Implantologists(ICOI)2010. Botox and Dermal Fillers 2017.


  • D.D.S. from UCSF
  • Dental Surgeon from University of So Paulo, Brazil
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCSF – two years of residency program
  • Implant Educators – one year fellowship
  • Mish Institute – 1 year implant course


  • Worked at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on the pediatric department as dental director.
  • Was a dental representative for over 10 years with Danville Engineering (dental manufacturing)
  • Worked for 2 years as Lieutenant Dentist in Brazilian Army.
  • Laguages spoken: Portuguese and Spanish
Dr. Alex Frade, DDS


  • The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Member of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Member of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Member of The Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of The American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of The California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Member of The American Academic of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Member of The Marin County Dental Society
  • Member of The Eco Dentistry Association – Green Dentistry Association
  • Member of The Academy of General Dentistry

Courses Completed

  • Comprehensive Course in Posterior Esthetic Dentistry
  • The Art of Direct Resin
  • Practice Occlusion in the Progressice Practice
  • Advanced Functional Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction
  • Endodontic Root Canal Camp at Las Vegas Institute
  • Advanced Laser Education (Class II Certification) Dr. John Graeber
  • Neuromusclar Dentures and Partials Dr. Robert Jankelson

Meet The Team

Dr. Alex Frade, DDS Team

Our Policies

Payment Policy

We understand that your smile is as important to you as it is to us. In an effort to help our patients reach their dental needs both physically and financially, we will assist you in reaching a comfortable financial solution that will fit your situation and financial budget.

Your dental insurance is a product designed by your employer. Your benefits are dictated by the choices your employer made within the cost of the coverage. We will do everything possible to maximize your insurance utilization; however, please do not let the lack of benefits dictate your desired or necessary treatment.

Insurance Policy

Insurances Accepted Delta Dental PPO and Premier, Guardian, Anthem Blue Cross, Metlife, Cigna, Aetna , Principal and all PPO insurances.

Take charge of your dental health! We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding your treatment and insurance coverage.

Patient Reviews

We are proud to share what our patients are saying about us.
Stan S
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I highly recommend Alex Frade, dentist in san rafael.He has very good workmanship and nice office.Alex saved my life from a lot of bad health and suffering. I came to him for a check up and estimate, and he found a bad infection hiden under a root canal that i got in India 20 years ago. It was infected for maybe more than dozen years. No other dentist or doctors had figured this problem out and I had been to a dozen doctors with symptoms of inflammation elevated IgG -immune system red flagged- compromised, Sore throat. I was having hot flashes night sweats but im a 54 year old man and sore throat so intense I could not speak sometimes.Alex had to remove 3 teeth and do a bone graft on my jaw and implant. The inflammation went away and no more hot flashes ...I had a scan that showed the infection had affected my AR main artery .thyroid and throat area. And with this awareness, the healing is happening very well now...I had heard from a couple other doctors before Alex, that they could not do anything about this, and Alex said I would be better after removing the teeth, and now I have no more symptoms and it was very good to remove this infection before bacteria got to my heart.Good workThank you Alex and team at Marin dentistry.
Steven K
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This is what Alex Frade did for me: Five Extractions, Six Bone Grafts, Six Implants, Eight Crowns and White Composite used to cover Two Yellow Teeth. Everything he did was done to my satisfaction. I Have NO Complaints. I think Alex is an Excellent Dentist. His place of business is very clean and all of his staff are very friendly and competent. I know that Dental work can be very expensive But I found his fees to be quite reasonable by comparison. One more thing. I never felt that he was in a hurry to get to another patient. If I ask questions he takes whatever time is necessary to provide an answer that I can understand. He Cares about us.
Norm Mcvea P
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I had 2 teeth extracted with no pain for the injections and no pain for the extraction. Leslie at front desk was very helpful in dealing with my insurance and phil in the back room creating the dental work is always a pleasure. highest recomendation for the last 7 years service
Susan (Sidney) D
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Always providing great service, friendly atmosphere with a happy staff.Spent years not showing my teeth because my crowns were so obvious, (had a fall from a bike at 14). Finally had some cash and found Dr. Frade who worked with me to give me a smile that my girlfriends envied. His work changed my life.Now I go to him for all my dental work.
Eric K
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Friendly, professional and very easy to talk to. Staff is super, all the way around and the dental work performed excellent.
Christina R
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I feel like family here and everyone goes above and beyond to make sure my dental needs are met and that I'm a happy patient. Thank you!
Christina R
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I feel like family here and everyone goes above and beyond to make sure my dental needs are met and that I'm a happy patient. Thank you!
BreAunna C
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Loved my hygienist, she was bubbly and friendly . She wasn't rough , and cared about me being comfortable! I don't want to get her name wrong cus we were joking about her being called Sophia ! But she was totally awesome ! Loved it and I would definitly recommend ! I think her name was Sheryl!
James D
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Dr. Frade and staff care about my comfort and the health of my teeth. I love coming to my dentist.

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