Hello and Welcome!

Dear patients,

I am delighted to begin working with you over the coming weeks. It has been a pleasure getting to know Dr. Eckhard during the last several months, and our aim is to make this transition as smooth as possible for you, our patients!

A bit about myself – I have lived with my family in Berkeley for the last three years. In my free time, I enjoy playing and building Japanese drums, baking, and hiking in Tilden Park. Every year I look forward to a weekend getaway with my Wellesley College classmates. We’ve been to eight different US cities in as many years and are taking recommendations for our 2016 trip! Before Berkeley, my husband and I have also lived in Southern Japan, San Francisco and Cambridge, MA.

I hold professional memberships with the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Currently, I serve on the board of the Berkeley Dental Society. I am Invisalign certified and love using photos to supplement conversations about oral health. My practice philosophy highlights oral health as an integral part of overall health. In addition to private practice, I teach first-year dental students in their simulation clinic at the University of the Pacific.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] before your next visit if you have any questions about my background or your treatment needs.

I look forward to providing your care now and in the future!

All the best,

Lauren Yasuda Rainey, DDS