I have been Dr. Fred Pockrass’s patient for over 10 years. I feel so lucky to have found him. His work is his artistry and he has turned my smile into something of which I am proud. I have not been an easy patient, being very protective and fearful of dental work. He and his staff have accommodated my fears and, over the years, have made me feel very comfortable. Importantly, he and his staff has always been available for an emergency. And, finally, the specialists he has recommended from time to time have also been first-rate. I recently moved from Berkeley to Davis, and, for the reasons listed above, I am not giving up on being Dr. Pockrass’s patient. I travel down to the Bay Area willingly to get to my appointments. I can recommend Dr. Pockrass and all the Transcendentist staff without reservation.
I highly recommend going to the Transcendentist. Dr Pockrass is calm, kind and very thorough. I have full confidence that he will catch any cavity, abnormality, etc, and he is very passionate about ensuring great dental hygiene for his patients. He also inspired me to floss every day, without guilt-tripping me! If you have any kind of anxiety about seeing the dentist, or past trauma with your dental work, the Transcendentist is a great place to heal from that and develop more positive experiences with dental hygiene.The receptionists are reliably friendly and thorough as well. The ambience is relaxing and easeful, especially in comparison to other dental offices. Lastly, it’s so wonderful to go somewhere that avoids toxic chemicals to your body and to the environment. While it’s expensive, I think it’s a great investment in your health- physical and mental!
I grew up going to an amazing dentist in New Jersey so I resigned myself to the fate that I would never find someone as amazing once I moved to California. After a series of mediocre dentists, my friend referred me to Dr. Fred and there has been no turning back.
Dr. Fred is comforting, technically skilled and empathic. He worked on some severely broken teeth that were the result of a broken jaw a few years back. Although revisiting the incident was traumatic (I cried in the dentist’s chair and was offered some rescue remedy), Dr. Fred took incredible care of me and now I have beautifully repaired and healthy teeth that look as good as new!
The office is lovely and calming, the foot massage during the dental work is incredible, Valerie and Teresa at the front desk are patient and kind, and everyone who works there is genuinely wonderful. I especially appreciate that Dr. Fred (and the providers he’s referred me to) call later on in the day to check in with me and see how I’m feeling post dental procedure.
I have referred Dr. Fred to friends and I will continue to do so!
I slept for 20 mins! I was in last week for a 1-2 hour procedure. As usual, I was made very comfortable the moment I entered and was told what we were going to do that day. After numbing, I was provided oxygen and nitrous oxide. Part way through the entirely pain-free procedure, I was offered a foot massage, which I gladly accepted…and promptly fell asleep while dental work was occurring in my mouth.
The comfort, attention to detail and real concern for your well being is present with every visit. Dr. Fred and his team are highly recommended.
If you are searching for a new way to experience dental care you have to give Transcendentist a try. The minute you step into their sanctuary you have to remind yourself you are at the dentist. Every time I get my teeth cleaned I receive an amazing foot massage and relaxing music. Dr. Fred and his wife Ina run the business together, and are a creative, dynamic duo. They are active in many local earth causes, and live deeply their commitment to the planet and their clients. After one visit you will look forward to going back and experiencing the bliss!
I find the people, including Ina to be extraordinarily helpful and kind. I guess everyone has a bad day now and again. But seriously, this is an office full of people who are passionate about giving clients a warm, nurturing experience.
Furthermore, Dr. Fred is extremely skilled as a dentist. He has the “touch”. My new filling fit like a glove (I have deep bite grooves, and normally need to return for an adjustment after a filling has been completed) with no adjustment necessary. Even the injection didn’t hurt at all.
Furthermore, the staff did lots of small extras to make my treatment more comfortable. When they found that my jaw gets sore during procedures, they provided a bite pillow so I could relax. The foot massage was wonderful as well.
I left my appointment happy and content, and would recommend this to anyone who wants a different kind of dental experience.
I am VERY serious about my doctors. I once flew from San Francisco to Anchorage just for superior back treatment.
Dr. Fred is the only dentist I have ever been fully satisfied with my entire life. I know medical science and he is unbelievably detailed and thorough. He is one of the most cutting edge in his field.
Generally I’m a pretty cheap person and so initially I was a bit worried about the price tag. But I promise you, this dental work is worth every penny. You will save at least as much as his fees by getting your work done right. I’m sending my girlfriend to him to re-do a filling that another dentist messed up on. She’s even cheaper than I am (a coupon addict) but she’s seen the transformation in my mouth and wants the same.
Dr. Fred has an arsenal of high tech integrated instruments that make digital maps of your teeth complete with magnified high res images of every surface. Every time you visit him YOU CAN SEE exactly the improvements he has made on your mouth. For me they were astounding.
In four appointments he eliminated all bleeding from my gums and replaced dangerous mercury fillings with composite ones (a very difficult procedure that should only be trust to the most experienced professionals). He did all of this without threatening my health with all-to-common industry chemicals.
I feel confident that my smile is the best it has ever been and will remain that way as long as Dr. Fred is around.
I rarely write reviews, but I must not neglect this one. I’m not even sure where to begin. My experience with Dr. Fred and the staff of this “trancendentist,” go far beyond expectation. Foot massage during restorations and cleaning? Yes! Booties to keep my feet warm? Mandala images on the television screen…”color therapy” glasses to protect my eyes…100% natural mouth wash and homeopathic arnica after the procedure…alright. I won’t list everything, but I must say-this place is as close to the perfection (for my standards) as it gets. Everything about this office feels warm and welcoming.
I am never given clear-if any at all; instructions following dental restorations. Not this time! Clear instructions. Offered advil-advised to take it immediately to avoid pain once the numbness subsided. I’m certain that this is a first. Dr. Fred even mentioned that I should not go, “chomping down on an almond.” How did he know I planned to eat almonds? No really, this was very useful information-as I realized that anything with the density of an almond or greater would be painful to chew. I wouldn’t have considered this quite honestly. Once again, I won’t list everything. I will mention that I felt supported and spoken to with clarity and care.
Dr. Fred called me a few hours after I’d left and checked on me. This! This was very important, as I always have a million questions every time I arrive and of course-leave a dental visit.
I must mention, the prices are high, I believe, however-I didn’t feel like “just another mouth.” Also, one important piece to add-following this comment-the technology is amazing. I haven’t ever felt so informed about what’s going on in there! To view it as well! They had a camera inside my mouth that I could view on the screen before me-I truly have not had the opportunity to see the inside of my mouth in such a way. Wow!
I felt that there was authentic gratitude expressed towards my decision to choose Trancendentist for my dental needs. A gentle handshake was offered multiple times, with a warm smile and words of gratitude.
The job seems to be done well (it only took place a few hours ago) and Dr. Fred and his staff are most certainly competent and efficient-and quite possibly the very best I’ve encountered (I’ve had 10 or more dentists)!
Needless to say-I highly recommend.
I am extremely picky with my choices for dental and medical care and I have never been happier with a dentist. Not only Dr. Fred, but everyone in the office is super-friendly and professional. As a performer and yoga teacher I don’t have dental insurance or a lot of money and I always feel well respected and taken care of. I don’t feel like they try to sell me treatments I don’t need and I feel like Dr. Fred does an excellent job of prioritizing treatments to fit my budget while taking care of my health.
Finally, the atmosphere at the office is tranquil and beautiful. I hate synthetic clinical environments and the beautiful art, orchids, and super-friendly staff always puts me completely at ease.
I fell like I can finally refer to a dentist as “my dentist”. Transcendentist is comfortable and provides excellent service. I have always been met with patience and professionalism, no matter how many questions I have about a procedure.
Dr. Fred corrected some filings that were improperly done years ago, which had been causing me a lot of pain. I was unable to figure out what the sore jaw was from until he pointed out that my bite was off.
Transcendentist uses state of the art equipment and everyone goes out of his/her way to make the client feel relaxed and taken care of.
The fuzzy slippers, foot massage and nature programs you can watch while getting your teeth worked on make it a really nice experience.
I am grateful for the care and attention to detail that Dr. Fred and the whole staff is clearly committed to.