Our Story

Newbury Dental was established in 1961 as Lambing Dental by Dr. Robert Lambing, Sr. Dr. Lambing was an Oakland native who, upon graduating from dental school in San Francisco, was drafted into the United States Army as a Captain in the Dental Corp. He honorably served his country as an active duty officer for two years and as an active reserve for an additional four years. After his active duty service, Dr. Lambing returned to Oakland with his wife and new baby, the first of four, and established his private dental practice.

A Boy Scout and an active leader of various organizations, he cared as much about his community as he did about dentistry. Soon, his dental practice became known as a welcoming and caring place that provided high-quality dental care. He continued to practice for four decades, sharing his practice with his son, Dr. Robert Lambing, Jr., during the last few years. After his unfortunate passing in 2001, his son continued his father’s legacy by operating the dental practice with the same level of care, compassion and quality, upholding his father’s personal values. 

In 2018, due to an injury that inhibited his ability to practice dentistry, Dr. Robert Lambing, Jr. had to make the difficult decision of ending his career. Since many of his patients were not only his patients, but also his father’s, given the 57-year history of the practice, he conducted an extensive search for dentists who would serve with the quality and philosophy that the community had come to desire and expect from the practice. Avoiding offers from large dental corporations, whom he believed would damage the legacy and the personal touch the practice maintained, Dr. Lambing finally found the dentists he was looking for.

Believing in the same philosophy of care embedded in the historied community establishment, Drs. Cammellia Askari and Leyla Sahabi became the new owners of Lambing Dental in November of 2018. Having met as dental students a decade earlier while attending Boston University, they lived in the same building, which was steps away from the famed Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. As such, the new owners renamed the practice Newbury Dental to reflect a piece of their own personal histories, while maintaining and promoting the spirit and character of Lambing Dental. 

The practice’s new chapter will include gradual technological and esthetic upgrades. To ensure a seamless transition, however, all of the existing patients’ dental records remain in the office, and future appointments and continuing care will be provided in the same nature. New and existing patients can also expect to see the same friendly staff. Newbury Dental is proud of its background and welcomes its patients to experience a private dental practice that combines a great history with the latest techniques and technology!

Text or call our office at (510)482-5300 with any questions you may have about appointments, insurance, or forms of payment.

If you have no dental insurance, you may choose one of our concierge plans to meet your needs: Newbury Concierge Plans

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. 
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