Meet the Team
Terrie Rubalcava - Terrie is likely the first person you meet when you visit the office. She joined the office in 1990 and has over 32 years of experience in the dental field. Terrie knows just about every patient by name and loves building long-term relationships with our patients. She has a thorough understanding of dental insurance billing and all the payment options we offer. It is her job to make sure each patient understands all the insurance benefits and options of treatments they are receiving.
Registered Dental Hygienists:
Holli Burgos - Holli is our Registered Dental Hygienist on Mondays and Wednesdays and joined the office in 1985 with over 33 years of experience as an RDH. She also is credentialed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice in California. Holli taught as a dental hygiene instructor at Pasadena City College (PCC) from 1987 to 2001. She helped start the dental hygiene program at San Joaquin Valley College and has been a dental hygiene instructor there since 2001. Holli has a passion to educate patients about oral health and how to prevent periodontal disease.
Melanie Blayney - Melanie is our Registered Dental Hygienist on Tuesdays and joined the office in 1999 with over 33 years of experience as an RDH. She is diligent about providing each patient with the best periodontal health possible. Melanie enjoys getting to know each patient while providing the highest quality care.
Denise Garrison - Denise is our Registered Dental Hygienist on Thursdays and joined the office in 2003 with over 15 years of experience as an RDH. She is conscientious about being gentle and thorough in her work. Her goal is educating and developing long-term periodontal health with patients.
Michaelene Rodriguez - Mikey is our Dental Assistant and joined the office in 2014 with over 17 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She works directly with Dr. Charng and the patients at the office. Mikey takes pride in her work and is committed to providing the best care possible. She enjoys talking to patients and handling any needs that come up.
All patients are seen and treated by Dr. Charng personally. He continually implements the newest clinically proven materials and techniques and helping patients receive increased comfort, precision, and esthetics. The core value of the Dr. Charng’s practice is minimally invasive dentistry with an emphasis on education and prevention. The office has three Registered Dental Hygienists to choose from who have 33, 33, and 15 years of experience. And the office manager who has been with the team for 28 years. We value long-term relationships and family.
Modern Materials and Techniques
For implants Dr. Charng utilizes cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans and surgical guides. This results in a shorter procedure time and more ideally placed implants than traditional techniques.
Dr. Charng utilizes all ceramic restorations for crowns, veneers, and onlays utilizing the most modern materials such as Bruxzir Zirconia and Ivoclar IPS e.max. This allows for the best esthetics, longevity, and fit. The ceramic crowns are made by highly trained dental technicians who use CAD/CAM computer aided design and manufacturing.
White Colored Fillings:
Dr. Charng continually reads Clinical Studies to keep abreast of the leading materials to use. Composite white colored fillings are restored using the Ultradent V3 sectional matrix system for improved contour and contacts. The composite fillings used are 3M Filtek Supreme nano composite material for long-term durability, natural esthetics, superior polish retention, and wear resistance similar to enamel.
For root canals, Dr. Charng uses rotary endodontics utilizing the latest materials and techniques with Dentsply Vortex Blue and WaveOne gold Nickel Titanium rotary files and obturation.
Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed:
The newest generation Zoom WhiteSpeed whitening system which utilizes an LED light for improved results and less patient sensitivity. A major benefit of the Zoom whitespeed as compared to older Zoom models is the ability to lower the light intensity during treatment when a patient begins to develop sensitivity ("zingers"). This allows patients to complete the 3 sessions and not sacrifice results by ending the session early.
Dexis Digital x-rays deliver the best image quality, most consistent images at lower x-ray doses, and patient comfort due to its unique ergonomic shape. Digital x-rays are shown by studies to decrease the amount of exposure by up to 80% compared to traditional film x-rays. Our office goes beyond just digital x-rays by using long cone collimators to lower scattering of rays and further reducing radiation exposure.