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Elizabeth Van Tassell, DDS

  • Location Address: 135 Keller Street Suite F | Petaluma, CA 94952
  • reviews Rating: 4.60 (18 reviews)
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About Elizabeth Van Tassell, DDS

Dr. Van Tassell is a graduate of San Diego State and received her dental education at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She led the St. Joseph’s Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa before going into private practice here in Petaluma in 1997. She also treats patients at Sutter Hospital and Kaiser Hospital, in Santa Rosa. Dr. Van Tassell is active with the Redwood Empire Dental Society and the California Dental Association . She enjoys spending time with her family.


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  • In-clinic

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Practice Names

  • Practice icon Petaluma General Dentistry


  • person icon Elizabeth Ann Vantassell, DDS

Board Certifications

  • Certification badge American Dental Association
  • Certification badge California Dental Association and the Redwood Empire Dental Society
  • Certification badge Redwood Empire Dental Society

Education and Training

  • Education badge University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • Education badge University of the Pacific in San Francisco

Provider's Gender

  • female Female


  • English
  • Spanish

135 Keller Street Suite F, CA, 94952

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I recently had a fantastic experience at Petaluma General Dentistry with Dr. Lester and her staff and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From the moment I walked in the staff was friendly and welcoming making me feel comfortable and at ease.Dr. Lester herself was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain the procedures to me in a clear and understandable manner. She was gentle and precise in her work ensuring that I felt minimal discomfort throughout the appointment.The clinic is clean well-maintained and equipped with modern technology which added to the overall positive experience. The receptionist Laura was also very helpful in scheduling my appointment and handling my insurance paperwork efficiently.Overall I am extremely satisfied with the level of care and professionalism at Petaluma General Dentistry with Dr. Lester and her staff. I will definitely be returning for my future dental needs and would recommend them to anyone looking for a skilled and caring dentist.

Fernanda Hurst
26 May 2024
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Great dental service with care and a smile. Really love the professionalism and bright office thank you

Rachel Pearce
26 May 2024
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I was told I cannot be seen by the dentist until December after repeated pleas to see her due to pain and bleeding. I highly doubt the legitimacy of the favorable reviews. I plan to file a complaint with the board due to denying urgent care to a patient with a dental emergency. If I could give a zero star rating I would.

Ray A
26 May 2024
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I have found Dr. Anastasia Lester to be a competent and skillful dentist. She recommended an honest and reasonable approach to solving my dental issues with no upselling. She has state-of-the-art equipment and the procedures she performed on me were flawless. Fees were straightforward made known to me in advance. She made me comfortable and met my needs. I am very happy with her care. My husband and son are also patients of Dr. Lester and their experiences with her care have also been positive.

Dana Osgood
26 February 2024
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Great dentist Special thanks to Dr. Lester for getting me in for an emergency crown fix Who knew holiday snickerdoodles would be my downfall. Lol.

Bonnie Phillips
26 December 2023
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I have been a patient of Dr Lester and crew for several years now. I came to them needing continued care from previous dentists for periodontal work. Since coming to Petaluma General Dentistry I have experienced great improvement in my gums. More than I have experienced in the past 10 years of other dentists and hygienists.In addition to the continued periodontal care I recently needed a crown. Wow Dr Lester and Liz worked on my tooth pain free with state of the art equipment and compassionate care. In 2 hours I had a new crown. This was the best experience Ive had and I have a few crowns from other dentists.

Stacey Vilas
26 November 2023
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Dr.Lesters dental office is the most impressive medical office I have ever been in. The dentists technicians and staff are friendly knowledgeable and efficient. Their technologyvideo platform is futuristic. Their prices are quite reasonable - especially for the care they deliver.

Randy Merk
26 October 2023
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Dr. Lester and staff provide excellent care. I have a lifetime of dental work due to trauma early in life. When I suffered a broken tooth she made time to address it even though I was not a patient of hers at that time. Since then I have had multiple visits attending to multiple cracked teeth due to 50 year-old fillings as well as a dental implant. She and her staff have been kind and gentle.

David Judge
26 May 2022
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When I moved to Petaluma last April I didnt have a dentist. For many years I had dental problems so finding a new dentist was really important. Finding Dr. Lester and having her treat me has made me feel confident that I will not have dental problems since she is a knowledgeable caring person.

Joy D Baker
26 May 2022
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Do NOT go see Dr. Van Tassell. If I could give zero stars I would. This is the first negative review Ive ever written as I really do like to give people grace and not blast them on yelp but this has to be said. My 6 year old son was seen at his regular dentist on July 21st and needed a tooth extracted. The dentist said it was urgent so she got me in the next day. They did the nitrous oxide but my son still went into a panic and was screaming so we could not get it done. We were referred to PDI Pediatric Dental Institute so that they could do the procedure under general anesthesia. But because we have Kaiser medi-cal we had to be seen by a dentistoral surgeon that was in the Kaiser network. Enter in Dr. Van Tassel. 3 weeks later and after 3 canceled appointments and my son being in severe pain I called into Kaiser to get authorization to go out of network. I talked to a very nice and understanding Kaiser doctor who understood my concerns and spent hours trying to get authorization for me. Finally he said I would be able to go to PDI and Kaiser would release my son so we could get the dental surgery done. PDI said if they received the formal authorization quickly we would possibly be able to do dental surgery the very next day. But then I get a call back from the Kaiser doctor who said that Dr. Van Tassel needs to release my son and she would not do it because she felt like she could get it done in a timely manner and would be back in the office next week so we could do an ASSESSMENT...not even the surgery. She said that it was not an urgent matter. Kaiser only gives two dates a month to do oral surgery so we would then have to wait for the opening. The Kaiser doctor explained to Dr. Van Tassel that my son was in a lot of pain and she replied that we could go back to our normal dentist to get pain management. Are you serious How cold and heartless can you be to not release a 6 year who is in PAIN so that you can get paid to do the procedure after THREE weeks and THREE canceled appointments This is beyond unacceptable. I will be figuring it out and paying OUT OF POCKET to get the surgery done at PDI because there is no way I would trust my son to be seen by this woman.

Karissa Yeremin
26 May 2021

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