Kristina Svensson, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Kristina Svensson grew up in San Francisco. She is thrilled to be providing care for kids in the same neighborhood where she grew up. She became a dentist because it combines science, taking care of tiny people, neat instruments, and teeny precision handicrafts all in one!
Dr. Svensson's experience as a pediatric dentist and a mom have solidified her practice philosophy around prevention, minimally invasive dentistry, and treating all kids as if they are her own. She has extensive experience working with children with early childhood caries and also special health care needs. She is comfortable speaking Russian, Swedish, and Spanish with her patients.
Dr. Svensson received a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where she was in the top 2% of her class, was inducted in the Tau Kappa Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Academic Honors Societies, and also received the American Dental Association Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Dr. Svensson completed her pediatric dental specialty training at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Dr. Svensson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an alumnus of the National Health Service Corps for her years of service at a Federally Qualified Health Center in San Francisco. She was an associate professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry for 5 years where she helped implement the Virtual Dental Home and consults for statewide oral health initiatives. She is an inaugural CalHealthCares Award Recipient and continues to work with underserved children in the Bay Area every week, in addition to having her own office.
Dr. Svensson spends her free time playing with her children, hand lettering, and weaving. She believes that practice makes progress.
Carsen Bentley, DDS, MPH
Dr. Carsen Bentley grew up in Missoula, Montana. He played college baseball in Hawaii and completed B.A.s in Chemistry and Political Science at the University of New Mexico. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He also met his wife there! Dr. Bentley completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry through NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and went on to serve in the Indian Health Service for 5 years where he was an Associate Dental Director. He completed his Masters in Public Health with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bentley then spent 3 years as an Attending Faculty at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, taking care of individuals with developmental disabilities within the Special Care Clinic.
Dr. Bentley has been recognized for his work with the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, where he was awarded the Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award, and the Community Service Award from the Dugoni School of Dentistry. In 2021, Dr. Bentley was recognized by the American Dental Association, with the 10 Under 10 Award.
Dr. Bentley is very happy to join his mother-in-law, Dr. Natalia Nikolaeff Svensson, in private practice.
On the weekends, you can find Dr. Bentley playing Bay Area Vintage Baseball with his team, the Sea Lions. He coaches his sons' little league teams and loves the Giants. In his free time, you can find Dr. Bentley cooking and spending time with his wife and three sons.
Teya grew up in SF. She graduated with an AS in Health Education and also completed the dental assisting program at CCSF. She has been in the dental field for over two years, and she loves it! She is currently applying to a hygienist program to start a career in hygiene. When not assisting, she enjoys traveling, eating out with friends, hiking, and exploring new places.
Kira grew up in Northern California, and called the Bay Area home for 12 years. She has a BS in Animal Science from UC Davis, and brings extensive customer service experience and humor to her position as patient care coordinator. After relocating to Nevada, where she lived on a little farm with her husband, toddler, and a small menagerie, they are looking to come back to California!
Patient Care and Billing Coordinator
Alexei has 10 years of experience with dental billing. He enjoys bicycling and gives personalized bike tours, and last summer he completed a solo bike ride from Corvallis, OR to SF along the coast. He is also a great uncle to his three nephews and helps out with their childcare on a regular basis.