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.
Lina Paek, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Lina Paek grew up in the Seattle area. She was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare at an early age by her grandfather, a general surgeon.
Dr. Paek received a B.S. in Science Preprofessional Studies and Piano Performance from the University of Notre Dame. She then moved to New York and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Her research on early childhood caries won her the Birnberg Research Award in Public Health and Divisional Excellence in Epidemiology and Statistics. Dr. Paek served as Community Service Chair for the Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, promoting oral health to local children through the Head Start and Harlem Ivy programs.
Pursuing her passion for early prevention and love for children, Dr. Paek completed her pediatric dental specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry and Bellevue Hospital. She participated in local and international outreach trips, including Poughkeepsie, Nicaragua and Cambodia.
Dr. Paek is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a board member of the Berkeley Dental Society. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is on staff at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and has access and privileges to perform hospital dentistry.
Dr. Paek met her Bay Area native husband in dental school and they now live in Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, sketching and learning ways to live more sustainably. She love to spend time with her husband and two lovely pets, Mia (cat) and Loki (papillon puppy).
Fun fact: "I brush Mia’s teeth on a daily basis and she can even tolerate the occasional scaling!
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.
Registered Dental Assistant
Wendy has an AS in dental assisting from CCSF. She is also a registered dental assistant since 2011. Wendy enjoys her career in dental field and loves to help her children patients to take of their teeth and maintain oral hygiene. Wendy grew up in China, she speaks Mandarin as well. In her leisure time, Wendy like musics, hiking, and doing yoga.
Patient Care Coordinator
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. She recently relocated to Nevada, where she lives on a little farm with her husband, toddler, and a small menagerie.