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Jayma S. Claus, DDS

Dr. Jayma S. Claus loves her chosen profession: Being a dentist means that she is able to provide people with painless, compassionate dental care which not only improves their oral health but improves their self-esteem as well.  Each interaction with a patient allows Dr. Claus to provide dental services and get to know the patient on an individual level.  These times spent talking and laughing with her patients bring joy to Dr. Claus, allowing her to see each patient as a whole person. Dr. Claus always takes the time to catch up on what has been happening in patients' lives, and enjoys one-on-one discussions, sharing stories, and talking about adventures.

As a dentist, Dr. Claus believes it is essential to work with a patient to determine his or her goals for dental treatment.  Based on the patient’s goals, Dr. Claus is able to develop individual treatment plans and options for reaching those goals, and then discusses these with the patient, answering questions along the way.  Instead of dictating what is going to happen or what should be done, Dr. Claus gives her patients the information they need to make informed decisions about their dental care.

Education and Continuing Education

Knowing the importance of continuing education in the dental field, Dr. Claus believes that it is only through keeping up to date on the latest dental treatments, options, and practices that she is able to provide the best care to her patients. Dr. Claus has achieved both the Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry.  To attain the Mastership designation, a dentist must have completed 1,100 hours of continuing education and must have studied 16 disciplines in dentistry. Dr. Claus is also a CEREC® Doctor's Mentor.

Professional Affiliations Personal Life

A native of Ventura, Dr. Claus has lived in Napa, CA, for the past 18 years.  She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Peter and Sarah, as well as three dogs (Jack, Vito, and Tula), and two cats (Butch and Happy).  Keeping busy at home with cooking and gardening projects, Dr. Claus also enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, and walking with her dogs.

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Dr. Claus believes in giving back to her community. She is active in Kappa Delta, and participates in fundraising activities for Children’s Hospital in Virginia,  and the Prevention of Child Abuse organization.


Claudiu Marin, DMD

Claudiu Marin, D.M.D, graduated from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  His undergraduate degree was in Psychology from Tufts University.  In 2008, during his dental school education, he served as team captain on a humanitarian mission trip to Peru, providing dental services to orphans and villagers.  In 2009, Dr. Marin graduated from dental school in the top 15% of his class. 

Five years into his dental career, his state dental society awarded him the “10 Under 10 Award” given to ten dentists that graduated in the past ten years for excellence in dentistry.  In addition to his honors, he continued with his leadership and became involved with his local dental community where he served as President of the Hampshire Dental Society 2013 to 2015. 

Dr. Marin considers himself a life long learner, and stays on top of the most recent technologies, techniques through hundreds of hours of continuing education, so he can provide outstanding care to his valued patients.  His continued professional training includes a fellowship from the International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in 2012 and the nationally renowned Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

After working six years in Massachusetts, he and his wife relocated to California in 2015, as they had family roots in the Bay Area.  Dr. Marin has joined the practice of  Dr. Claus to provide excellent care to the community. 

What you may not learn on your first visit with Dr. Marin but find interesting is that he is fluent in English, Romanian, and Italian.  When he is away from the office he enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a dentist.  Together they enjoy skiing, running, hiking, and golfing in Northern California.