At Mowry Dental, our patients are our number-one priority. We are happy to have a fully-staffed, state-of-the-art facility with two exceptional dentists to make it possible for you and your family to receive the high-quality, compassionate, and convenient dental care you deserve. We also create a friendly and inviting atmosphere to ensure that you are always comfortable during your visit. To help you feel more like a part of our family, we invite you to get to know us before your visit with Drs. Thi Hoang and Thanh Pham. You can do this by reviewing the following pages:
Thi Hoang, DDS
Dr. Thi Hoang graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2007 and continued her training at their Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Union City. She has practiced dentistry for nearly ten years now and is very passionate about being a dentist.
Dr. Hoang is passionate about her career and life, and it shows through to all her patients, family, friends, students, and especially her dental team. With her compassionate and outgoing personality, she treats all patients as if they are family. She believes good first impressions are essential in creating a long-lasting and trusting relationship. It is very important to her that patients are comfortable and satisfied in their visit, whether it is their first time in the dental chair or a veteran. Dr. Hoang thoroughly enjoys being a dentist. She loves coming to the office and working with the team that she has built over the past few years. But what she loves most is how many lives they have impacted. It is a fulfilling feeling for her to see the trust patients put in her and her team, and how their recommendations have led patients to achieve great oral health.
Dr. Hoang's continued passion for dentistry has also lead her to take on an exciting role as one of UOP's radiology faculty members since 2011 and is known to be a tough instructor. She teaches students proper techniques to take digital radiographs in order to minimize radiation and helps them interpret X-ray images, detect cavities, abnormalities, lesions, etc. She also hopes to inspire her students to become great dentists in the future.
Outside of dentistry, she is a loving mother of three beautiful and rambunctious children. As a family, they donate their time to various non-profit programs such as SF Food Bank, Project Open Hand, and more. On the side, she loves to attend music concerts and is always enthusiastic about trying new restaurants. Recently she has been spending her spare time at home in the crafts room making unique projects for family, friends, and the office.
Thanh Pham, DDS
Dr. Pham obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees in biological sciences from the University of the Pacific. He then furthered his education to pursue a career in dentistry by obtaining his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Dr. Pham’s passion for providing great healthcare and working with people makes him a great fit for our office. Dr. Pham firmly believes in building lasting relationships with his patients and maintaining a commitment to providing quality dental care with compassion and honesty. He discusses as many options as possible to better suit the patient's needs. Dr. Pham’s jolly nature makes his patients feel as comfortable as possible when sitting in the dental chair. You might even catch him humming a few songs during procedures or down the hallway. He is dedicated to improving the oral health of his community through education, prevention, and the treatment of diseases.
Dr. Pham regularly volunteers his time at the CityTeam family shelters in San Jose, providing food and supporting their outreach programs. He is also a member of the ADA, CDA, and the Southern Alameda County Dental Society.
During the weekends, Dr. Pham is an avid outdoorsman. He can be found fishing and backpacking regularly through the Pacific Northwest wilderness. When not wandering through the wilderness, he spends his free time with family, playing basketball, and cheering on SF Bay Area sports (except for the 49ers).
Sharon Daco, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Sharon received her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. After working a few years as an administrator for a biotech company, she realized her heart was in patient care and decided to continue her dream of becoming a dental hygienist.
She completed her second bachelor's degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's dental hygiene program. She is very passionate about providing her patients with optimum dental care in the most comfortable and friendly environment. She truly enjoys cleaning teeth and helping patients take care of their teeth and gums. She feels successful at what she does when patients leave with clean teeth, and no cavities or gum problems! If you have any questions about your oral health or how to best take care of your smile, ask her, she has plenty of information she would love to share with you!
Sharon grew up in Union City and currently resides in the Ardenwood area of Fremont. She has a lot of family in the area and has always considered the Bay Area her home. When Sharon isn't busy playing with her daughters, she enjoys doing arts and crafts, photography, recreational volleyball, cooking, and going to Disneyland!
Janelle Cruz, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Janelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She also holds an Associate of Arts degree in Spanish.
Patient care is Janelle's number one priority and with her gentle touch, she ensures every patient in her care is comfortable. Being very thoughtful, she also provides great hospitality and is a great listener. Janelle is very sweet and detail oriented, which makes her a great fit for our office and to our patients.
Janelle grew up in Redwood City and currently travels from San Mateo to care for her patients here. When not in the office, her son keeps Janelle on her toes! In her free time, she enjoys crafts and photography. One of her goals in life is to learn as many languages as she can and travel the world with her family.
Kawelona Doctolero-Tolentino, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Hawai'i, Kawe was born on the island of Kaua'i and raised on the island of Oahu. She moved to the Bay Area in 2001 and currently resides in Fremont.
Kawe received her associates degree in dental hygiene at Chabot College. During her spare time, Kawe enjoys going to the gym, walking her dog around lake Elizabeth, attending sporting events (especially baseball and basketball), and seeing her favorite bands in concert. She wants to start traveling the world, and is currently looking for new hobbies, starting with rock climbing.
Diana Hoang, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Diana received her associates degree in dental hygiene from Carrington College in San Jose. Diana first started her career at our office as a dental assistant. Diana has an obsession with teeth! From time to time she catches herself staring at people's teeth during a conversation.
Diana is great at putting patients at ease before any dental procedure with her quirky sense of humor. She enjoys making people laugh and smile. Since a child, Diana loved going to the dentist to get her teeth cleaned. She only hopes that a patient feels the same way upon receiving care from the staff at our office. Diana is a San Jose native and loves exploring different cities and trying new food, especially different types of sushi! To keep the pounds off, she enjoys hiking and staying fit. Her favorite hobby is modifying cars and going to local car events. In her spare time, Diana is an avid video gamer and frequently watches documentaries on Netflix.
Amanda is our bubbly and friendly office manager. She is always ready to greet patients with a warm hello and sweet smile. Amanda is currently working toward her associate degree in business management to broaden her managerial skills.
She specializes in treatment planning as well as insurance coverage and benefits. If a patient has any questions or concerns, Amanda is always willing to help. Her favorite aspect of working at our dental office is being able to see patients leave with a big grin and sparkly teeth.
Born and raised in Union City, Amanda is very family oriented and is not afraid to try new things or be adventurous. She has many interests and hobbies. She was previously a nanny for several years and her passion to care for children attributes to her sense of warmth and kindness. On the weekends, Amanda loves to dance and explore new restaurants. She is up for trying any delicious food and takes any recommendations.
Tanya is a graduate of cosmetology school and incorporates her personal style into our dental office. Tanya inspires others with her positive attitude and warm nature. Her future goal is to one day own a successful cosmetic line, while also being a certified medical biller.
Born and raised in San Lorenzo, Tanya enjoys taking her dog, Chanel, for long walks around her neighborhood and spending time with her family. On her days off, she puts her cosmetology skills to use and styles/colors client’s hair.
Crystal is a James Logan High School alum that's currently working towards her associate degree at Ohlone and Chabot college. She developed a love for teeth but her first love would have to be music.
If you hear someone singing in the office or humming along to some tunes, it is probably her! She's been in choir since kindergarten. Her current passion is musicals, and recently starred in Ohlone College's musical production of Hairspray and The Phantom of the Opera. She also had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Oakland A's game against the Texas Rangers! In her spare time, you'll most likely find her hanging out with her family, binge watching tv shows on Netflix, or watching musical videos on YouTube.
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Van completed the dental assisting program at Carrington College and received her certification to be a registered dental assistant shortly after. As an RDA, Van is able to provide more dental services to our patients.
Van's lovable, silly personality and her obsession with teeth makes her the perfect fit for our office. Her hope is that our patients are happy with their teeth and will help in any way that she can. She is dedicated to making sure patients are comfortable when they come into our office and answer any questions they may have prior to any dental treatment or thereafter. Her quirky, upbeat personality helps ease patients with dental anxiety or brings a smile to our patients.
Van spent her early childhood years here in Fremont and since then has moved around the Bay Area from Sacramento to Oakland. She currently resides in Fairfield. She loves to laugh and learn new things every day. Being a curious person, she tends to ask a lot of questions. When away from work, you can catch Van making silly faces with her daughter or wrestling with her dog. In her spare time, she also likes to sing, dance, and spend time with her friends. One day she wants to own a farm! In the future, Van plans to go back to school to become a dental hygienist to further her career in the dental field.
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Joyce obtained her associates in dental assisting from Carrington College. Joyce has exceptional skills in patient care and always accommodates to their needs.
Her infectious laugh brings joy into our office. Joyce has been known to always put others first, and it shows in how she treats her peers and patients.
Joyce commutes from Manteca everyday but our patients and staff make her long commute worthwhile, without any complaints. Family means everything to her and she enjoys working with children. When they come in for their routine visits, Joyce turns into a big kid herself and keeps them well entertained. Joyce has an obsession with trendy and fashionable shoes; if you happen to be wearing a cool pair of kicks, she probably will compliment you! In her free time, Joyce enjoys outdoor activities and weekend getaways.
Theresa achieved her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Washington and is currently enrolled in a post baccalaureate program at CSU East Bay.
She is one of our spunky dental assistants who is always ready to tend to patient needs and bring a big smile to their face with her kindness. Theresa’s fun personality and positivity is an asset to our office; she makes the days go by faster and is always ready to lend a helping hand, even when not asked. Theresa admires the caring, family friendly environment at our dental office and is heavily inspired to become a dentist in the future.
In her spare time, Theresa enjoys binge watching Netflix shows and babysitting her four baby nieces. On the weekends, you can probably catch Theresa watching her favorite bands in concert or going to other music events.