About Courtyard Dental

Courtyard Dental takes great pride in making our patients comfortable, while providing the most state-of-the-art, excellent care. In business since 2001, we listen carefully, ask questions, and design your visit to give you the most comfortable dental experience you will ever have.

We especially welcome children, happy to get them started on a lifetime of taking good care of their teeth. Dr. Hickmott, a parent of four himself, is friendly and firm, making the first visit an enjoyable experience. He makes certain everything is healthy in a child's developing mouth, addresses concerns, and consults with our in-house orthodontist if desired.

We're pleased to offer a very accessible office. A wheelchair ramp is located in the north parking lot, or if parking in the underground lot, use the elevator. We are located on the first floor.

Our Staff

All of our highly-trained staff members are dedicated to providing you with the latest, most innovative techniques and procedures, and regularly attend continuing education sessions.


Mark Hickmott, DDS

Dr. Hickmott grew up in the Bay Area, and has lived internationally (South America) and in five states across the country. He has served San Ramon residents for over 20 years, watching many families grow. As a father of four wonderful children, he has been consistently active in his family's academic life as well as a coach for their sports.

Dr. Hickmott enjoys his practice and with years of experience, he provides his patients the best dental care available in the most caring, supportive manner possible. His main goal is to approach dentistry with a common-sense attitude, offering a complete explanation of all procedures and options, making sure the patient feels comfortable with their treatment. Whether it’s maintaining periodontal health, performing basic restorative work, or establishing full cosmetics, he takes pride in knowing the patient will receive the best treatment they can be offered.


Lauren Conway, DDS

Dr. Conway was born and raised in the Bay Area. She completed her Bachelors of Science degree in 3 years and has been in the dental field for many years. After deciding to become a dentist, she graduated from University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. She enjoys continuing her education through literature, hands on courses, and attending dental conventions. She looks forward to meeting you and continuing your dental experience in a professional and caring manner.

In her free time, she volunteers with programs that offer access to dental care, like Give Kids a Smile, to families who are without. She also enjoys activities like running, hiking, tennis, and spending time with her family and dogs.


Alec J. Temlock, DMD, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Temlock grew up in Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. After graduation, he joined a medical research team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Neurology for several years before moving to New York City to begin career in the pharmaceutical industry. Several years later, Dr. Temlock decided to refocus his career towards patient-oriented outcomes and ultimately attended dental school.

Dr. Temlock graduated Cum Laude from Boston University School of Dental Medicine, receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. At graduation, he was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award recognizing his Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics. After completing dental school, Dr. Temlock continued his education as a surgical resident at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). After three years of specialty training, he was awarded his Certificate of Residency in Periodontology. While receiving his intense surgical and implant training, he also completed a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Oral and Craniofacial Biology.

Upon completing his surgical residency training, Dr. Temlock pursued Board Certification with the American Board of Periodontology. After two grueling years of extensive and intensive written and oral examinations, Dr. Temlock achieved Diplomate status, which is the highest achievement recognized in any specialty.

In addition, Dr. Temlock received an academic appointment at the prestigious University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he continues to teach the next generation of aspiring dentists and specialists.

Dr. Temlock continues to attend continuing education symposia around the world focusing on implant placement and restorations, advanced surgical techniques and plastic surgery, patient sedation and comfort, and safety precautions among other topics. He strives to educate and inform patients from the very first visit, and his greatest pleasure comes from the smiles when his patients happily complete treatment.

Office Staff:

Mandi Lucas, Office Manager
Sarah Miller, RDA
Erika Cortez, RDA
Monique Salotti, RDA
Mona Saatchi, RDA
Jennifer Holmes, RDH
Kristen Temple, RDH


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Office info

Please take a few moments to complete the following patient information forms. The sooner we receive them, the better we are able to prepare for your visit. You can fax the completed forms to us anytime at (925) 855-0743. You can also mail them to us at 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 148, San Ramon, CA 94583, or bring them with you to your initial visit. Post-op forms and instructions
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Financial Arrangements

Our office accepts most dental insurance plans that allow you the freedom to choose your own dentist. Our goal is to provide the finest dental care available. We use state-of-the-art techniques and the latest sterilization procedures. We’ve hired the very best dental personnel to work in a new, comfortable, and relaxing environment. We request our patients pay the estimated patient portion of their dental care at the time of treatment. We will then send a claim to your insurance company for the estimated insurance portion of your treatment.

In addition we accept VISA / Mastercard / Discover / American Express

CareCredit This plan can make even the most extensive treatment very affordable. Using this option is easy, takes only minutes, and can be done online or by telephone from the privacy of your own home. Approval takes only minutes. We can tell you more about this option, or you can visit the financial institution we recommend... Click here to apply today, or call it at 1-800-839-9078.


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