KALI SMILES KIDS PLEASANT HILL
At Kali Smiles Kids Pleasant Hill, we offer a wide range of services that may be needed to restore function or improve your child’s appearance, relieve pain, or treat an infection.
Services We Offer
Proudly serving the community of Pleasant Hill, CA
To provide a positive and supportive dental experience that cultivates children to be motivated to take pride in their oral health and maintain it for a lifetime. Our goal is to provide children with skills needed to maintain and preserve their oral health while putting a stop to dental anxiety before it can start.
Why Choose Us
Our expert team is focused on providing superior pediatric dental care as well as behavioral management and helps foster a positive relationship between your child and dental care.
Dr. Reshma Rajan Jawale
Dr. Christy Tran, Pediatric Specialist
Dr. Christy Tran is originally from the suburbs of Los Angeles. She fell in love with the Bay Area when she attended UC Berkeley where she received a double major in Integrative Biology and Public Health. Life took her to hot and dry Glendale, Arizona for dental school at Midwestern University. There she held multiple leadership positions including president of both the American Student Dental Association and the National Student Research Group. She was fortunate enough to participate in an international mission trip to provide dental care for the people of the Kingdom of Tonga in the Polynesian Islands where her passion for working with children grew.
Dr. Tran completed a community clinic and hospital-based residency in Columbia, MO. There she participated in a fellowship program with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, where she honed her skills working with children with special health care needs. Dr. Tran is excited to be back in the bay area and strives to create a positive, fulfilling and enjoyable environment for every child and their families. Her goal is to make every visit to the dentist fun and never scary!
Outside of work, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with her fiancé Ian, a pediatric occupational therapist who shares her love of working with children. They’re kept busy with wedding planning and their energetic Westie Terrier, Scout who loves playing at the dog park. Dr. Tran is an aspiring chef who loves to try every new recipe she can find. She also enjoys traveling and her dream is to visit every continent in the world.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Viviene Valdez (Dr. V)
Dr. Valdez is a clinical faculty member at the University of Pacific, San Francisco, Pediatric Dentistry. She also has been a Board Certified Pediatric Dentistry since 2011. She currently volunteers as a Committee Member for the certification and renewal process with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Valdez is dedicated to her profession and passionate about working with kids. In her spare time, Dr. Valdez enjoys spending time with family, biking, hiking, or going to new places. She also is passionate about serving the community and volunteers at dental health fairs.