Meet The Berkeley Dental Team
Imagine you have a dentist’s appointment today and instead of apprehension, you feel a sense of calm and relaxation. Imagine entering a dental environment like no other: a wellness spa designed for your comfort and the first eco-friendly dental office in the country. Imagine receiving a healing foot massage and listening to meditative music while your teeth are lovingly cleaned. Imagine seeing your smile miraculously transformed with state-of-the-art techniques, biocompatible materials, and hand-made restorations.
This is not a dream: we are transcendentist® and Dr. Fred Pockrass.
Dr. Fred Pockrass – Berkeley Dentist
Hello and Welcome to the Website for Transcendentist® and Dr. Fred Pockrass, Imagine a Berkeley Dentist’s Office that embodies the kind of innovative thinking synonymous with Berkeley.
Dr. Fred Pockrass has been a Restorative and General Dentist for more than 30 years. He graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and began his practice in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, revitalizing the practice of a retiring Dentist. After eight years, Berkeley Dentist Dr. Pockrass fulfilled a life-long dream of studying with a meditation master in India and moved to the Himalayas. While there, he created a Western-style dental clinic and until late 2000, served as personal Dentist to a renowned Indian guru and provided dental care to clients from around the world. Always an avid student of the latest advances in Dentistry, he has completed the acclaimed PAC-Live program in Aesthetic Dentistry at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA and multiple advanced restorative courses through the Hornbrook Group.
Dr. Pockrass has practiced meditation, yoga and Tai Chi for most of his adult life. His passion is transforming his clients’ experience of the Dentist and making each person an expert in their own oral well-being.
Berkeley Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Fred Pockrass is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Biological Dentistry and serves on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Intuitive Medicine ( http://intuitionmedicine.org ). He is Canadian and American Board certified and licensed in Quebec and Ontario since 1981 and in California since 2001.
Dr. Fred is married to Ina Pockrass, whom he met on the Big Sur coast in November of 2000. They opened the first office of Transcendentist® in March 2003 and co-parent two wonderful teenagers, Becca and Elliot.
In-House Implant & Gum Specialist Added to our Berkeley Dental Team!
We’re proud to announce that Berkeley Periodontist Dr. Fillipo Cangini has joined us! Dr. Fillipo is our gum and implant specialist who replaces missing teeth with surgical implants that last longer and look more natural than bridges. Dr. Fillipo is also specially trained in gum health and surgery, and will collaborate with Dr. Fillipo and our hygiene team to help you attain optimal gum health. Best, our patients will receive treatment from Dr. Fillipo right here at Transcendentist, where you’re already comfortable, instead of having to travel to an unfamiliar office for his specialty services.
Meet the Transcendentist Team
Your transcendentist® experience starts the moment you pass under the charming stucco archway and step onto our award-winning, jasmine-scented brick pathway. Ancient Tibetan bell chimes welcome you, inviting you to savor a warm cup of tea and settle into a cozy chair, covered in cut velvet. Peruse a book with images of our planet. Breathe. Listen to the soothing sound of water flowing onto smooth rocks in our fountain. Appreciate the magnificent complexity of a cymbidium orchid. Take your shoes off and slip into a pair of custom-made Polartec booties. Your journey is about to begin.
Valerie – Client Care Coordinator
Tawny – Treatment Coordinator
Ruth – RDH – Dental Hygiene Specialist
Sanaz – RDH – Dental Hygiene Specialist
John – RDA – Dental Assistant
Shannon – RDA. CMT – Dental Assistant & Massage Therapist