Meet our Staff
Kristine, Office Administrator
Kristine began her dental career over 26 years ago as a Registered Dental Assistant and then later transitioned into becoming an Office Manager which makes her extremely well-versed in so many facets of oral health care. We are ecstatic to have had Kristine join our Danville Dentistry Team in March of 2020! There is no task too big or too small for Kristine. She literally lends a helping hand in any way that she can to our team and our patients on a daily basis. Her kind and caring demeanor and constant support and dedication makes everyone’s day a better one!
Kristine enjoys being in the dental field and is passionate about making sure all of our patients receive quality service and attention from our front office team.
In her free time, Kristine enjoys reading, backpacking, hiking and spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs (Max and Milo). One of her favorite places to visit with her family is Disneyland.
Natasha, Scheduling Coordinator
Natasha has gifted us with her pleasant smile, kindness, and her accommodating and hospitable demeanor as our scheduling coordinator since 2010. She went on to obtain her Dental Assisting Certification in 2017 in order to support and help our team with a broader skill base. Natasha does an amazing job accommodating our patients’ busy schedules for appointments and helps support our team in so many important ways.
When not in the office, Natasha is passionate about practicing full mind/body well-being through yoga, exercise, and exploration of the outdoors with her dog! Natasha loves challenging herself with new activities and has recently taken up golf.
Gina, Registered Dental Hygienist
Gina began her dental hygiene career in 2013 after graduating at the top of her class and receiving the coveted “Golden Scaler” Award from Chabot Dental Hygiene School. She is passionate about serving others and has enjoyed volunteering her dental hygiene skills to better the oral health of those in her community.
Gina is deeply dedicated to the care of her patients and is particularly known for her kind and considerate chairside manner as well as her very gentle touch. Gina has an amazing way of providing the reassuring presence so many patients’ desire. As an adjunct to her dedication to patient care, Gina is continually taking courses to further expand her knowledge. She wants to serve her patients with compassion and understanding as well as with cutting edge techniques.
When not caring for her patients, Gina enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Ching, Registered Dental Hygienist
Ching has been dedicated to her dental hygiene career for over 28 years. She is passionate about improving the oral health of her patients through education and personalized care and does so upon a foundation of mutual friendship. Ching is dedicated to establishing professional relationships with her patients that allow for open communication, personally tailored care, and measurable results. Ching is also dedicated to treating her patients from a “whole health” perspective which involves both their physical health and well-being as well as their psychological health and mental well-being while in her care.
When not in the office, Ching enjoys spending much time on the golf course, tennis court, and running with her family dog, Bruno.
Claudia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Claudia has been in the dental field for over 28 years. She began her career as a Registered Dental Assistant, receiving her certificate from DiabloValley College in 1993. Claudia then worked as a surgical assistant in a periodontal office for several years before getting into dental hygiene School. Claudia went on to receive her Registered Dental Hygiene Degree from Diablo Valley College in 1997.
She holds a BA from St Mary’s College in Business Management. She taught at Diablo Valley College part time 2003 to 2018 teaching Radiology, Junior and Senior Clinical Skills. Claudia is a member of the Mt. Diablo Dental Hygiene Society, California Dental Association, American Dental Hygiene Association and the California Dental Hygiene Educators Association.
Claudia has a passion for Dental Hygiene and educating her patients. She takes pride in her work and what she offers to every patient. Her goal is to make lives healthier one smile at a time.
Outside of work, family and friends fill her time. She has lived in Danville for over 35 years. Claudia is married with three married children. Her 9 grandchildren bring her such joy!
Claudia is also passionate about giving back to our communities. She volunteers her time as a mentor for foster children and also volunteers her time at a local garden that donates 100 percent of their fresh vegetables to local food banks. A few other things Claudia enjoys in her spare time is weekly Pilates classes, taking golf lessons, Bocce, gardening and cooking.
Jan, Registered Dental Assistant
Jan has a wealth of experience in the dental field with her 35+ years of experience. After all these years, she comes to work each day filled with high energy and pure positivity. She loves to learn, make sure each of our patients feel comforted, and loves to give her best self to our team and patients on a daily basis!
Not only is Jan a talented dental assistant but she is an avid horseback rider and competes in barrel racing competitions multiple times each month. Utilizing her beautiful voice that her music scholarship at NWCC in Powell Wyoming helped her fine tune, she also enjoys singing the national anthem before many of her competitions. Jan can do it all!
Jan is also blessed with a husband of 34+ years, two sons, 5 grandchildren, and one great grandson. She loves spending time with her family when she has free time.
Melissa, Dental Assistant
Melissa grew up here in Danville and graduated from Monte Vista High School. She is also a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She began cultivating a passion for the field of dentistry and all the opportunities available to help people from a whole health perspective and has been pursuing a path toward a career in the dental field ever since. Melissa has over 6 years of experience in the dental field and recently moved back to the area after having worked as a dental assistant in Santa Barbara for two years. While she waits to start dental school, we are so lucky to have Melissa help care for our patients. Melissa is known for her kind and compassionate spirit and readily connects with patients to ensure they are well-informed and feel comfortable and at ease.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys volunteering her time at an organization whose mission is to provide much needed dental care to underserved populations and enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants around the Bay Area, and passing time with her family and two bunnies Mr. Bun and Cocoa.
Marissa, Dental Assistant
Marissa started her career in dentistry over 17 years ago as a Registered Dental Assistant. After taking some time off to raise her children, she is so happy to be back working in the dental field! Marissa is known for her gentle and caring chairside manner and enjoys making sure everyone is very comfortable while in her care.
Marissa has many loves outside her career including instructing Pilates classes, listening to music, playing the piano and ukulele, and collecting all sorts of vinyl records. Her passion for music has extended to her children and she loves introducing all types of music to them to enrich their lives. Marissa also enjoys reading, going to the movies with her family, and tending to her houseplant garden.