The brief descriptions below are to help you get acquainted with our team.
- Edward Jang, D.D.S.
- Graciela Gonzalez, D.D.S.
- Pauline Lim, D.D.S.
- Gloria, Practice Administrator
- Delia, Office Manager
- Melissa, Hygienist
- Becky, Hygienist
- Jasmine, Hygienist
- Jose, Office Staff
- Dana, Registered Dental Assistant
- Stacie, Registered Dental Assistant
- Jennifer, Registered Dental Assistant - EF
Dr. Edward Jang grew up in the Bay Area (Orinda) and attended University of Pacific for both undergraduate and dental education. In practice since 1989 in the East Bay area, Dr. Jang strongly believes in constantly striving to perfect all aspects of his dental practice through continuing education of all his team members as well as himself. For example, Dr. Jang and his team members recently attended the latest continuing education courses offered by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Jang finds these courses inspiring because they allow him to refine his already extensive knowledge to ensure that he continues to offer the best possible service to his patients. Currently, Dr. Jang is especially interested in custom smile designs to assist each of his patient's achieve his or her life goals with a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Jang is a board member of the Contra Costa Dental Society. He is also certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry and a member of the following organizations: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, and California Dental Association.
Recently, I received the honor in being invited as one of the Visiting Faculties Members for theworld-renowned Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education (SIADE). Dr. Frank Spears (SIADE founder) has invited myself and several other SIADE members in his efforts to advance the level of dentistry being delievered to patients today. (speareducation.com)
Dr. Jang's hobbies include S.F. 49ers, Cal. Berkeley football and basketball, cars and photography. Dr. Jang is also a devoted father, husband and son. Outside his work, Dr. Jang spends as much time as possible with his family. His sons, currently aged 7 and 10, keep Dr. Jang constantly challenged and entertained with their various antics.
Dr. Gonzalez obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gonzalez is very enthusiastic about learning new skills and techniques, as she taken over 60 C.E. units since graduation. These courses have focused on occlusion, Invisalign, CAD/CAM technology and detecting oral pathology. Dr. Gonzalez is a member in several well known dental associations such as the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Francisco Dental Association. She is currently training with Dr. Jang at the Spears Institute and with the Academy of General Dentistry for implants.
Dr. Gonzalez is fluent in both English and Spanish and she is capable in communicating dental terminology in both languages. She enjoys working with all types of patients from geriatric to pediatric and is very mindful of patients needs, where she consistently strives to make their experience a more comfortable and pleasant one. During her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, going to the gym, and snowboarding.
Dr. Pauline Lim grew up in the Bay Area and completed her bachelor's degree in Molecular Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. During that time, she has worked at a dental laboratory, shadowed dentists and volunteered at the Berkeley Free Dental Clinic, which only solidified her passion for dentistry.
Dr. Lim completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After which she completed a general practice dental residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System with dual privileges at the University of Michigan Hospital. With her hospital dentistry background, she is able to confidently and safely treat medically compromised patients in a dental setting as well as address any dental emergency. One of her goals is to help educate dental patients the implications and connection of the overall systemic health and its link with the oral cavity.
Dr. Lim remains focused and passionate about dentistry by taking continuing education courses and participating in dental study groups to continuously update and refine both her dental knowledge and hand skills. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Contra Costa Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, read, travel, watch the food network but not actually cook, and come up with fun do-it-yourself crafts.
I graduated from Yale with a B.S. in Psychobiology, and then attended UC Hastings College of Law. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from the law school, I practiced law for 6 years at the prestigious law firm of Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco office. During my tenure at the law firm, however, I discovered that my passion was not in law, and I decided to change my career about 10 years ago to become the Practice Administrator for this Practice. Over the years, I have grown with the Practice and discovered that I am truly passionate about this Practice and the profession of dentistry. I view my job as ensuring that this Practice continues to deliver outstanding, personalized, and comfortable care to our patients via utmost attention to detail. My goal is to build lasting and rewarding relationships with our patients and other team members to ensure that this Practice is the best there is. As the creative force behind the Practice, I love to introduce and challenge my team members with new and better techniques and ideas and to help my team members grow to achieve and exceed their potentials and goals. But, most of all, I love talking to patients whose lives have been transformed in small and large ways because of our ability to deliver outstanding, state-of-the-art dentistry and service. I am happily married with 2 children; my hobbies include reading, traveling, crafts, and piano.
I have been in the dental field since 1993 and I joined Dr. Jang's team in 2001. Being in the dental profession has brought a great deal of fulfillment especially in being able to offer our patients many financial options to meet their dental goals and transform their smiles. Three years ago, Dr. Jang transformed my smile by creating a beautiful eight set veneer case for me. I feel fortunate to work with a team of doctors that is 100% committed to patient care. As a result, I make sure to maintain my knowledge in this field relevant and up to date by attending several continuing education courses every year. In the last few years I have attended courses with the California Dental Association (CDA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. My commitment to patient care inspires me to pursue education in this evolving field in order to offer our patients a variety of choices for their dental treatment. I am a busy mother of three children and have been happily married for thirteen years. In my spare time, I love to cook and some of my specialties include: the rosemary roasted chicken with red potatoes, cilantro rice and asparagus, crab/oyster stuffed mushrooms, and flan or peach cobbler.
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I joined the team in January 2006. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Diablo Valley College in 1988. I have been in the dental field since I was 16 and am still enthusiastic about dentistry. I also find all the high-tech touches in our office fascinating. I am a mother to two busy teenagers. I am also a devoted San Francisco Giants fan and I love taking trips to Disneyland.
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I joined Dr. Jang's dental office in June of 2003 and have been in the dental field for the last 8+ yrs. I have attended continuing education courses with Dr. Jang in Hawaii and Las Vegas, thus ensuring that I stay on top of the latest and most up to date techniques/services that we can provide for our ever expanding patient base. One of the most rewarding experiences that I cherish and enjoy is the relationship that this practice allows me to develop with our patients and co-workers whom I consider an expansion of my family. In my spare time, I like to spend as much quality time with my family and partner. Some of my hobbies include cooking, watching some of my favorite television shows (True Blood, Criminal Minds, Food network, History Channel etc.) and stay well informed of what is happening in this ever changing world of ours. I am also fluent in Spanish and English.
I graduated with my dental assisting degree from Contra Costa College. I started here as an intern and worked my way up to be a team member. I have now been here for 5 years and love working with my team. I enjoy being part of this team and being able to grow in this field and expand my knowledge through continuing education. I have attended continuing education courses in San Diego, Atlanta, and Scottsdale and am looking forward to more. I am passionate about what I do and enjoy being able to best serve our patients. I love dancing and spending time with my family. I also enjoy the outdoors and anything that sparks my interest and I am determined to live my life to the fullest!
Graduating from Bryman College, I began working at Dr. Jang’s as an extern. Now, as a full-fledged registered dental assistant for 5 years, my dedication to the dental field continues to grow. I first fell in love with dentistry because of the immediate and sincere interaction with patients, along with the relationship that cultivates throughout. But ultimately, the field of dentistry fascinates me as it provides daily opportunities to mature and develop as a character; it bestows challenges for me and for this office as a team. Working here at Dr. Jang’s has certainly been a perfect growing environment, as it will, no doubt, assist me with my future aspirations. I am currently taking courses to fulfill the prerequisites that are required for me to become a dental hygienist. On my spare time, I enjoy cooking, hanging out with friends, working out, and spending time with my dog.
I have been in the dental field for 13 years. To increase my knowledge and skills as a dental assistant I attended UCSF in 2001 where I received my certificate as a RDAEF. To keep up with the latest skills and technology, there are many courses that I have participated to continue my knowledge and thirst for dentistry. I love my job and what I do because I get to help patients achieve their goals in obtaining a better and a healthier smile. In my spare time when I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my 2 children and as well with friends and family.