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MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Gretchen grew up in the Bay Area, calling Richmond her home for the first 18 years of her life. She enjoyed her high school years at Pinole Valley High before attending Occidental College in Los Angeles. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology with a Minor in English Literature, she attended New York University College of Dentistry for her dental education. Despite the distance, Dr. Gretchen remained closely connected to her family and friends back in California. It was only natural that she return home to the Bay Area upon the completion of her dental school education. Since 2005, she has practiced dentistry in El Cerrito and Pinole, and has continued to learn and strive for dental excellence through attending an abundance of continuing education courses and participating in several local dental study clubs. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Gretchen’s interests include arts and crafts, target shooting, karaoke, cats, word games and keeping up with her daughter!
Sherry has over 30 years of front office experience, an in-depth understanding of dentistry from her past experience as a registered dental assistant, and a commitment to providing a positive experience to all patients she encounters. She is well-versed in scheduling and coordinating appointments and treatment, and is relentless when it comes to finding answers to any questions! In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, gardening and spending time with her two kids, three grandchildren, and four dogs.

Doreen realized her passion for smiles right out of high school and enrolled in dental assisting school and has been in the field ever since. Doreen comes from a background of sedation dentistry, and feels it has given her a deeper understanding in how to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Doreen enjoys technology and organization which also makes her a perfect for the front office. Doreen is married, has a teenage daughter and an adult stepson whom is also married and has one grandson. 

Sarah worked as a Dental Assistant for 7 years before earning her Registered Dental Assistant License in 2015. Her outgoing personality and helpful disposition make her a pleasure to be around, lessening any patients’ reservations about coming to the dentist. Besides being a multi-tasking asset to our dental office, Sarah is also a wife and a mother of two children, who has a passion for styling hair and enjoys spam musubi.

Kristy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008 and is a graduate from the Community College of Philadelphia’s dental hygiene program. Now calling the Bay Area her home, Kristy shares her passion for dental disease prevention while delivering a thorough cleaning at your hygiene appointment. When Kristy is not in the office, she can be found outside tending to her garden of both edible and ornamental plants and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Cheryl has extensive experience in the dental field, which has proven to make her a very well-rounded and proficient Registered Dental Hygienist. Her attention to detail and commitment to improving her patients’ oral health are what make Cheryl an excellent Hygienist. When Cheryl doesn’t have dentistry on her mind, you can find her cheering on the Giants, 49ers, and the Warriors with her husband and three daughters.

Natalia grew up in Belarus and earned her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Chabot College in 2008. She is well-rounded and curious in all she does, and possesses a passion for healthy living. Her cheerful demeanor and attention to detail puts patients at ease and leaves them knowing they are in skilled hands. In her free time, Natalia enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending time with her son and dog.

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