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.
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 105-year-old grandma) almost every Saturday night.
Claire is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Bay Area native. As a child, she always looked forward to going to the dentist, and started seriously considering dental hygiene as a career her sophomore year of high school. She knew she wanted to have a career helping others and feels fortunate to have found that in dental hygiene. Claire enjoys volunteering locally and plans to volunteer abroad. Claire has many loves in life, including travel, being in nature, reading, walking her dog Tucker, cuddling with her kitty Birdie, acapella music, and watercolor painting. Claire also enjoys spending time with her family and friends (socially distanced of course!).
Janna grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Before coming to our practice as a dental assistant, Janna worked as a dental insurance coordinator in Denver, Colorado. She is grateful to be able to learn firsthand from Dr. Rainey and is thrilled to work alongside such an amazing team. Outside of work, Janna enjoys doing arts and crafts, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her two rescue cats.
2519 Ashby Ave in Berkeley, California has been the site of a dental practice for over 50 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.