Val- Office Manager
Welcome to our office! As the Office Manager, I will be working very closely with you, the doctors and staff to ensure that you are absolutely satisfied with your visit.
I graduated from the University of CA, Berkeley, with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science with an emphasis in Clinical Dietetics. After dedicating many years working with patients, I redirected my energy, went back to college and received my MBA in Healthcare Administration.
Traveling throughout the United States, I worked as an Account Executive and Lead Trainer for the State of CA, Delta Dental, Mobil Oil and multiple law firms before I decided to devote my attention to raising my two children and staying closer to home.
I’m a big sports fan of the Golden State Warriors and Pac-12 sports and even have two cats named Steph and Curry.
Chandra- Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Chandra, and I'm a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Pinole Family Dental. Not only am I an employee but I have been a patient here since I was 13 years of age. In fact, my entire family, including my nieces, nephew and daughter are all patients here!
Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, I served in the United States Navy from 2000- 2004. After completing 4 years of service, I decided to change career paths to study Hygiene at one of the most highly accredited dental hygiene schools, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. I'm looking forward to meeting all patients and providing the best service possible. I will make it my personal promise to strive for excellence in your favor.
Laura- Registered Dental Hygienist
With a background in advertising, marketing, and public relations, I began my career as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1995. I first came to Stokes Dental Care for a one-day temporary position as a favor for a friend. That one day evolved into working fulltime for eighteen years and I continue to serve our wonderful patients under Drs. Mandi & Marc Chinna’s leadership at Pinole Family Dental.
Iesha- Registered Dental Assistant
My name is Iesha (pronounced: eye-E-sha). I graduated in 2011 with my dental assisting degree. My love for helping others pushed me to get my Registered Dental Assistant license. I love arts and crafts, summertime by the beaches. My husband and four kids are my world! I am so honored to be a part of Pinole Family Dental.
Michelle- Registered Dental Assistant
I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for 30 years. My goal is to give our patients a calm, caring atmosphere. Their comfort and well being are my main concerns. I'm so thankful to be part of a team where patients are treated with respect as people, not just teeth. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking and camping.
Olivia- Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Heath Science in 2013. I always knew I wanted to work in the health care field. One day, after graduating college, I went to get my teeth cleaned and was inspired by my childhood hygienist to apply for dental hygiene school. After attending DVC's Dental Hygiene Program in 2017, I started my dental hygiene career.
I have a huge heart for travel (I caught the travel bug!), and have enjoyed traveling to new places like Portugal, where my family is from. I am proud of my Portuguese and Black culture. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my YorkiePoo "Brody."
Rachel- Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Diablo Valley College’s Dental Hygiene Program and have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since July 2017.
I love to spend time with my large Portuguese-American family. In my spare time, I love to read, spend time with my Doberman named Whiskey, and relax at home with my husband. I just got married in November 2018 and I’m excited to start a family soon.
Evangeline- Registered Dental Hygienist
I completed my Bachelor of Health Science at Fresno State in 1996. I movedto the Bay Area in 2001 and worked in the field of Juvenile Probation for about 10 years. I, then, obtained my Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 2007 from Diablo Valley College (DVC). I am an active member of the California Dental Hygiene Association and hold the position as a Student Liaison. I have had the opportunity to hold positions on state and local levels and at the Community College for Dental Hygiene. I love Dental Hygiene and takes my profession
seriously. My goal is to provide Oral Health information to patients by staying updated and focused.
In my free time, I love to volunteer and take continuing education classes. I enjoy time with my family and like to cook, watch the Food Network and play bingo. I especially love to bake and decorate beautiful cakes, cupcakes and cake pops for family and friends.
Crystal - Registered Dental Hygienist
A Bay Area native, I used to work in the airline industry before deciding to pursue a career in health care. I genuinely enjoy working with people to achieve their best health. My goal is for all to have a positive experience in the dental office. I graduated from Diablo Valley College (DVC) Dental Hygiene with Honors. I'm an avid traveler, runner, and love to cook!
Tracy - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Tracy and I started my career as a Dental Assistant in August 2020. Marley, my American Bully dog, is my everything! I enjoy riding on my Peloton bike and going on hikes. Pinole Family Dental is a great office to work for and I am grateful that Drs. Mandi and Marc gave me an opportunity to work for them