ABOUT

The Doctor

Berkeley Dental Office - Dr. Lauren Yasuda Rainey

Doctor Lauren Yasuda Rainey received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and then pursued her dental degree and graduated with high honors from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. During dental school, she served on the school Ethics Committee and was recognized by the San Francisco Dental Society for Excellence in Ethical Conduct. Dr. Rainey then completed a general practice residency with a focus on hospital-based dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine / Tufts Medical Center in Boston. At Tufts, she became skilled in managing dental emergencies, treating medically compromised patients and persons with special needs.

Upon moving back to the Bay Area, Dr. Rainey began teaching at her alma mater – the Dugoni School of Dentistry. She loves the collaborative approach of education that the university embraces and finds joy in watching dental students find their passions within dentistry. Teaching strengthens her ability to communicate with patients and keeps her up-to-date on the ever-evolving field of dentistry. Her practice philosophy highlights oral health as an integral part of overall health.

She is thrilled to work in Berkeley and is excited to provide comprehensive care to such a motivated and engaged patient community. In her free time, she likes to bake, play Japanese percussion (taiko) and explore new places, especially outdoors, with her family.

The Staff

Dental Hygienist - Toni

Antoinette ‘Tonie’ is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She was born and raised in the East Bay and now resides with her husband, Steven, and their four furbabies in San Leandro. When she’s not looking at teeth, she loves to entertain with friends, read and volunteer at the Hayward Animal Shelter.

Kristine is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She spent her early career in Human Resources and the telecommunications industry before pursuing her true passion of the health and nutrition field. She loves her career as a dental hygienist. In particular, Kristine finds delivering oral health education as a means of disease prevention and improved overall health both worthwhile and fulfilling.

A SF Bay Area native and Cal grad (Go Bears!), Kristine currently resides in the Tri-Valley area with her husband, teen son, preteen daughter, and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her kids unearth their creativity when not on their electronic devices, volunteering at the Berkeley Free Clinic and at her kids’ schools, hiking with friends, and gathering with extended family (including her 102-year-old grandma) almost every Saturday night.

Ashley is our Treatment Coordinator. She’s likely the first person you’ll see when you visit our practice. Outside of the office, she’s also a college student studying Business Administration. Ashley was born and raised in Oakland and now lives in Berkeley. In her free time she loves trying new restaurants, hanging out with friends and family, and watching sports – particularly football and basketball. She’s a huge Raiders and Warriors fan!

The Office

Berkeley Dental Office Entry

2519 Ashby Ave in Berkeley, California has been the site of a dental practice for over 40 years. It is conveniently located in the Elmwood neighborhood near the Alta Bates Medical Center. We always do our best to make you feel welcome at our friendly office.