Kim X. Tran DDS
Dr. Tran graduated from UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Science and received his doctoral degree from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Tran is an active community member, volunteering his service for underprivileged patients with organizations such as the Berkeley Free Clinic, CDA Cares, Tzu Chi Foundation, and Remote Area Medical.
Dr. Tran is committed to providing the highest level of care to his patients. He continues his education through study clubs and CE courses in the advancements in dentistry.
In his free time he enjoys traveling the world, food adventures, watching mixed martial arts, and spending time with his family, friends, and dog companion, Nami.
He is a proud member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and San Mateo County Dental Society.
Gary A. Thodas DDS
Dr. Thodas has been in private practice in the Bay Area since his graduation from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Thodas followed his father and uncle into the dental profession and has six dentists in his immediate family. Thodas dental care in the Bay Area dates back to 1932, a proud legacy.
Dr. Thodas serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Dental Education Foundation, University of the Pacific. He is the chairperson and co-curator of the Institute of Dental History and Craniofacial Study. He also serves as a dental consultant to Skyline College. He is a trustee of the Frances and John Wahl Charitable Foundation.
Dr. Thodas is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Mateo County Dental Society, the American Academy of the History of Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Thodas is married to Dr. Gabrielle Thodas whom he met in Dental School. She is an Orthodontist who is the Clinical Director of the Orthodontic Department at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren. Dr. Thodas enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing in the Sierras and raising Japanese Koi.
Patti, Front Office Administrator
Patti grew up in Michigan with her two sisters & three brothers. Being the baby she was the only one to venture out and arrived in California in 1992. After college she worked at John Hancock Life Ins Co. for five years learning claim processing, various dental contracts & underwriting. One summer visit to Northern Ca, was all it took and she knew this would be her new home and arrived that October.
She joined Dr. Thodas a few years later and is now celebrating her 25th year. She joins the rest of the team attending classes and conventions keeping the practice state of the art. She proudly transitioned Dr. Tran into the practice.
Her love is travel being out of the country every year since 2002 & many trips home and in the USA. Her soul is in Europe. She is loves the prelude, the trip and post of all her travels. When she is not traveling she loves yoga, hiking and being with her friends. She is proud to work for an ethical office, many of the patients have become Patti’s extended California family.
Caitlin, Office Assistant
Caitlin is born and raised in Pacifica. She graduated from Terra Nova High School and is currently working on a business degree from Skyline College. She has been with the practice since March 2019.
In Caitlin’s free time, she loves going on hikes & walks, baking, cooking, hanging out with her fiance & kitten, and spending time with family. She loves going to Giants games and watching the 49ers & Warriors. Caitlin is very happy to be working with a great group of colleagues & friends, and can’t wait for what’s to come in the future of the practice.
Alice, Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function
Alice attended City College of San Francisco where she received her certificate as a registered dental assistant. She later continued her education at UCSF and became expanded function certified. This is the equivalent of a nurse practitioner in medicine, and allows Alice to directly treat patients at the chair with procedures on her own.
Her passion and commitment for her work and patients goes beyond the office. Occasionally Alice will make special house calls for her elderly patients. Even with her constant desire for work, she manages to find time to travel to the Hawaiian Islands at least once a year.
During her downtime (if she has any), you can find her sewing quilts, cooking up new fried rice recipes, and indulging her imagination in a racy Danielle Steel novel. Alice is fluent in Cantonese and Vietnamese.
Georgia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Georgia was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from Broome College-State University of New York in Binghamton studying Dental Hygiene. She currently resides in the Peninsula with her family. Georgia takes great joy in being a mom, traveling, camping, trying new restaurants and enjoying a nice glass of wine. She has been with the practice for over 16 years.
Georgia finds working for Drs. Thodas and Tran to be the most honest, relaxed and professional employers to work for. She approaches every patient interaction with gentleness and clarity, and she is always there to answer questions.
Georgia’s overall mission is to focus on education and teach patients about the importance of preventive care. Forming long-term relationships with patients is her favorite part of being a dental hygienist. Georgia give patients a dental experience that is educational, transparent, and safe.
Kim, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim graduated from Mercy High School in Burlingame and earned her Bachelors Degree in Dental Science at UCSF. Kim was born and raised in South San Francisco but resides in the East Bay with her husband and their four children. She is fond of a “not so serious” game of golf, snow skiing, attending and watching various sporting events.
She loves her job and has been working as a hygienist for over 30 years. Her patients are very important to her and she takes great pride in helping them stay healthy.
Christine, Registered Dental Hygienist
Christine, a Registered Dental Hygienist, joined our practice in 2017, bringing over 25 years of dental experience to our team. Christine earned her BS in Health Science from San Francisco State University and completed her Hygiene degree at Carrington College, where she also teaches.
She is a Bay Area native and is a devoted Giants, Warriors, and Forty Niner fan. Christine loves to spend time with her son enjoying all the beauty and fun the Bay Area has to offer.