Meet the San Mateo Dental Arts Team

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Dr. Sheena Phan
San Mateo Dentist

San Mateo Dr. Sheena Phan was born in a quiet suburb in Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she also minored in Disability Studies. While at UCB, she took on leadership roles in student-run medical and dental clinics for underprivileged individuals, which shaped her career in the healthcare field. Dr. Phan then attended the prestigious University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she was inducted to the Tau Kappa Omega Honor Society and recognized for her commitment to volunteerism locally, nationally and internationally.
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San Mateo Dentist Dr Christina ChenDr. Christina Chen
San Mateo Dentist

Dr. Christina Chen was born and raised in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chen then completed a one-year residency at the University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine in Las Vegas where she provided comprehensive dental care for medically complex patients and patients with special needs in a hospital setting.
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San Mateo Dental Arts Dr. Phan Team Member Marah

Marah Gabriel
Financial Coordinator

I have been in the dental field for over 20 years as a registered dental assistant and scheduling coordinator. I have enjoyed working and forming relationships with patients in order to make their dental experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Outside the dental office, I enjoy hiking, bicycling, traveling and baking. But most of all, I enjoy life everyday with family and friends.

San Mateo Dental Arts Dr. Phan Team Member Stacey

Stacey Santo
Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Foothill College of Dental Hygiene and have been in the dental field for 30+ years. What I especially love about dentistry is learning about new technology and materials that help make the dental experience comfortable and educational. I take pride in treating my patients as family members.

Happily married with two teenage boys, I spend my spare time (if any) enjoying the outdoors, reading a good book or walking my dog, Louie. Weekends are spend with family gatherings or sporting events, which are always enjoyed with good food and a lot of laughter.

San Mateo Dental Arts Dr. Phan Team Member Tammi

Tammi Allen
Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa Dental Hygiene Program. I moved to the Bay Area to be near my sister shortly thereafter.

Like many, I had such a fear of the dentist due to bad childhood experiences. As a hygienist, I am now able to empathize and treat each of my patients with the most pain-free and positive experience possible. I have worked in the specialties of children and special needs dentistry as well as general family practices. I have been very fortunate to work with such great dentist like Dr. Sheena Phan. I truly enjoy my job especially meeting new patients and forming long time relationships with each and every one.

One a personal note, I have 2 children who are my pride and joy and love to travel.

San Mateo Dental Arts Dr. Phan Team Member Linda

Linda Waterman
Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Southern California and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After college I sailed to New Zealand and came up to San Francisco to see my best friend. During that visit, I fell in love with the Bay Area and decided to make it my permanent home.

I started in the dental field as a receptionist and graduated from Foothill College Dental Hygiene School in 1998 with honors. One of the best parts of my job is the relationships I have developed working with my patients. Not only getting to know them, but also helping them achieve a healthier, happier smile.

I have a wide variety of interests and activities that I participate in outside of working hours. These include spending time with friends going to bay area restaurants and events, kayaking, water skiing and international and local sailing (especially continuing to travel parts of the world I have yet to see).

I love my job and enjoy coming to work each day at the office for Dr. Sheena Phan. I also love hearing about your adventures in life and assisting you in maintaining your optimal health. I look forward to seeing your healthy smile!

To learn more about our Dental Team or to schedule an appointment,
please contact your San Mateo Dentist Dr. Phan Today (650) 345-7981!