We have the best doctors for the best patients
All of our highly trained doctors at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry offer children the most customized dental care in the Bay area. We take pride in having the friendliest, experienced, and passionate doctors on our staff. Scroll down to learn more about our amazing dentists, and what they have to offer you and your child.
David M. Perry, DDS
I have been practicing pediatric dentistry for over 30 years. I completed my undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and am a proud Cal alum. I received both my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and specialty training in pediatric dentistry from UCSF. I have served as president of the Alameda County Dental Society, president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Trustee of the California Dental Associations. I am on staff at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and have access and privileges to perform hospital dentistry at that facility.
I enjoy teaching the pediatric dental residents at UCSF School of Dentistry where I am a volunteer clinical professor.
Sharine V. Thenard, DDS, MS
I grew up in Alameda and attended St. Joseph’s Notre Dame High School. I completed my Bachelor of Science at UC Davis and then attended the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, where I was very involved in children’s oral health promotion and screening and also served as student body president. I received my pediatric dentistry training at Columbus Children’s Hospital and also earned my Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University.
I have been board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 2006, and stay up to date on the latest dental research and techniques. I am on staff at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and have access and privileges to perform hospital dentistry at their locations.
In addition to providing outstanding dental services to our pediatric community, I also am very active in professional organizations that promote and advocate for oral health. I serve as President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and also as Trustee of the California Dental Association.
I spend my time with my wonderful husband, my adorable little girl and sweet baby boy, and my cuddly labradoodle.
MyLinh Ngo, DMD
I spent my childhood growing up in sunny San Diego and have lived in the Bay Area for the past ten years. I completed my specialty training in pediatric dentistry at UCSF and I received my dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where I graduated among the top of the class.
I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and am involved in teaching the UCSF residents practice management as a volunteer clinical professor. I hold privileges at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and the Walnut creek outpatient center. In my spare time, I love using my creativity for arts and crafts, music, and baking healthy eats. I have a sweet baby girl who brightens the lives of my family and everyone she meets. I am an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Southern Alameda County Dental Society.
Michael Wahl, DDS
I am a Bay Area native and grew up in San Mateo. I earned my dental degree and pediatric specialty training at NYU, College of Dentistry. During my tenure at NYU, I participated in outreaches in the Dominican Republic and the outskirts of Alaska to provide pediatric dental care to underprivileged communities.
I am also a clinical faculty at the University of Pacific, teaching pre-doctoral students. In my personal time, I enjoy playing sports, watching movies, cooking and rooting for Bay Area sports teams.
Kimberly Whippy, DMD
I am a California native, born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Developmental Biology and graduated with honors in 2006 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During my college education I worked part-time as a dental assistant and fell in love with the field. I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree cum laude at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2011 and was awarded the Silver Medal for scholastic excellence, along with several academic and performance scholarships. I went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. During this residency I learned to manage patients with special behavioral and medical needs and realized my true passion was working with children. I subsequently pursued an additional two-year pediatric dentistry specialty training program at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
I am thrilled to be back in California after six chilly years on the East Coast and am excited to be part of the amazing Alameda Pediatric Dentistry team. I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and am an active member of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Alameda County Dental Society, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In my spare time I enjoy participating in community and global health mission trips, traveling, running, biking, hiking, snowboarding, and playing with my two beautiful nieces.
Priyal Ohri, DDS, MS
I was born and raised in Orange County, California. After attending the University of Southern California (USC) for my undergraduate education, I moved to San Francisco to attend dental school at the University of the Pacific. I moved back to Southern California to complete a one-year residency in general dentistry at UCLA and do my pediatric dentistry training at USC.
My husband and I love the Bay Area so much that we couldn’t stay away and are excited about being back! We have a one-year-old son who is the love of our lives and has taught us so much. As a dentist, I believe healthy teeth are essential to a happy and healthy life. I want to encourage my patients and their families to take great care of their teeth, and I will make their visits fun, relaxed, and as comfortable as possible. In fact, I truly want to treat my patients as though they were my own, and to help them have a lifetime of great oral and dental health
Helaine Kan, DDS, MS
I am truly honored to be a part of this dental team where nothing short of excellence is expected. Having been fortunate enough to work in dentistry for nearly ten years in both northern and southern California, I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring my experiences into this practice, in order to provide you and your families with the area’s most confident smiles.
I was born and raised in southern California and earned my Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA (Go Bruins!!) and graduated Cum Laude. I attended dental school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where I graduated at the top of my class. Having fallen in love with San Francisco, I stayed at UCSF and obtained my orthodontic specialty training and a Masters of Science (M.S.) Orofacial Science.
I love being in the mountains and the great outdoors. My interests include: skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, traveling and playing soccer.
Thank You From All of Our Dentists!
The doctors at our three pediatric dental offices closely work together to create the most comprehensive oral regimen for your child. Our dentists not only treat your child today, but they prepare your child for lifelong healthy smiles. Contact one of our three convenient Bay area dental offices today with any questions or concerns you may have.