Meet Our Staff
We are thrilled to introduce to you our dedicated, highly trained, and experienced staff. Each member of the staff is warm and caring, and most have been with us for many years. We have an unbelievably low staff turnover rate, so you can feel free to select your clinician, and feel comfortable that your clinician will be the one treating you for each subsequent visit. On the other hand, you are in no way obligated to stay with the same clinician for each visit. Since all of our practitioners are highly qualified, most of our patients just select the clinician who is available at the most convenient time for them.
Pictured, from left to right:
Linny Wong, R.D.H., B.S. (Monday afternoons, all day wednesdays, and Thursday mornings)
Dr. Wong and I met each other while we were attending UCSF School of Dentistry, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. After graduation, we both worked at several different dental offices, learning what we wanted to incorporate and not incorporate into our own practice someday. We then decided to move back to his hometown, Palo Alto, to establish our practice. Many people ask what it is like to work with my husband. It is wonderful because we share the same work ethic, goals, and attention to detail. Most importantly, we both enjoy what we do."
Pamela Wong, R.D.H., B.S. (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays)
Pamela, the "daughter" of our practice, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of the Pacific in 2012 and has been an enthusiastic member of our team since that time. Not only did she pass her Western Regional Dental Hygiene boards with a perfect score of 100, she has always been known as a "people person" and loves her chosen profession. She will be eager to make your hygiene experience as comfortable and thorough as she can.
Branimar Vatavuk D.D.S. (Monday through Thursday)
Dr. Vatavuk, my successor, has a sterling reputation, and has been heartily endorsed by all who have worked with him, including his dental assistants, hygienists, and the dentist he has worked for over a five year span, and who wanted Dr. Vatavuk to take ownership of his practice. His laboratory technician also speaks glowingly about his work, stating his work consistently demonstrates a level of excellence he wishes his other dentists would aspire to. I am fortunate Dr. Vatavuk selected my practice instead, since he feels our compassionate, family-like setting, as well as high standards, are in perfect alignment with what he has been seeking.
Laurence Wong, D.D.S. (Retired)
Please click on: Meet Dr. Wong.
Janet Reyes (Monday through Thursday)
Janet has been our very dedicated full time Front Office Administrator since 2003, though she has been in the dental profession for 25+ years. She began her dental career as a Registered Dental Assistant for 9+ years, before working at the front office of a busy group dental practice for 6+ years. She has enjoyed working in both orthodontic and general practice offices because it has enabled her not only to help patients, but also to get to know them as well. Janet says she “appreciates Dr. Wong’s impeccable work ethics, the quality of his work, his thoroughness in educating his patients, and his pure passion and love of dentistry."
Marjorie Dulay-Aguirre, R.D.A., D.M.D. (Monday through Thursday)
Marjorie graduated with a D.M.D. degree from Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines. She immigrated to the U.S. and obtained her Registered Dental Assisting license in 1989, and has been assisting since then. Marjorie has also taught in the Dental Assisting Program of Everest College and Unitek College in San Jose. She loves dentistry and is very passionate about what she does. She is happiest when she sees patients completely happy with their smiles when leaving the office. Marjorie says, “Dr. Wong is the epitome of excellence in the quality and delivery of dental work. His passion for dentistry, genuine care for his patients, attention to detail, work ethics, and great sense of humor are unparalled.”