Happy New Year!

Dear patients,
I’m excited to be back at our dental practice after taking maternity leave. I want to thank Dr. Gary Tong for his clinical expertise in treating all of you in my absence.

In addition to returning to private practice, I am also resuming my role at the University of the Pacific. After teaching first year students in the simulation clinic for three years, I switched gears in 2016 and now teach a seminar for senior students on the Virtual Dental Home. The University of the Pacific has developed the premier community and mobile dentistry program in the country, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. By sending dental professionals into the community to collect patient information and to begin treating dental disease, we reduce the burden on those that have the most difficulty making the trip into a physical dental office. This is an area of work that I’m particularly passionate about. If you’d like to learn more about this aspect of dentistry, ask me next time you’re in the office, check out www.virtualdentalhome.org or send me an email at rainey@berkeleydentaloffice.com.

I look forward to seeing you soon!
Lauren