Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Brooke Bindi

staff member

Treatment Coordinator

I have been working in the dental field for about a decade now. Following my professional training as a dental assistant, I immediately came to Pacific Dental Care and Fastbraces®  and it has been my home ever since. After returning from maternity leave a few years ago, I moved to the front office to lend my love of dentistry to the administrative aspect of our practice. I really enjoy being able to help our patients get the care they deserve. A lot of times insurance companies are less than truthful, and helping our patients navigate their benefits allows them to get the care they need and deserve. I love working in the dental field because it allows me to work with people and help them with their dental needs to create beautiful smiles.

In my spare time I spend time with my family which now includes our beautiful daughter. I enjoy the outdoors, and the A’s, Raiders, and Warriors are my teams. Let’s Go, Oakland!

Ellen Slater

staff member

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, in Boston, and have been practicing dental hygiene for more than 30 years. My professional experiences include staff dental hygienists at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and private practices in periodontics and in general dentistry.

Since moving to California in 1994, I have developed the Soft Tissue Management Program at Pacific Dental Care and Fastbraces®. This program prevents and treats periodontal disease in order to protect total health. As technology evolves and research advances, our treatment program evolves and is constantly improving. At its core, our office philosophy is to create happy patients. I customize my patients' care to address their individual needs to help them achieve their optimum healthy, and happy, smile.

When not working I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends. You can usually find me riding a bike, running, or working out. Total health is my commitment to myself and my family of patients.

Wendy Connolly

staff member

Registered Dental Hygienist

I received my Bachelor's degree in Advanced Dental Hygiene Sciences from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. In affiliation with Northeastern University, I attended the prestigious Forsyth Dental School for Dental Hygienists. It is here where I received my Certification in Dental Hygiene. I became licensed in both Massachusetts and California, successfully completing the North East Regional Boards and the California State Boards. I completed internships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Medicaid Fraud Unit, and the United States Coast Guard. I maintain my licensure through various continuing education credits that are relevant and current in the practices of periodontal therapy. I am laser certified for the management of soft tissue. I have been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. I believe in providing the highest level of oral health care and periodontal therapy. It is my goal to offer a caring and comfortable experience for all patients while tending to their needs. I believe in providing the best possible care in order to maintain a lifetime of oral health.

Alisia Gonzalez

staff member

Registered Dental Hygienist

I arrived at Pacific Dental Care with more than six years of experience in dental hygiene. I am a 2009 graduate of Carrington College, with an Associate of Science degree. My love of dental hygiene fuels my desire to provide an important service to my patients. I enjoy the opportunity to help my patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health.

Outside of the office, I stay busy with my husband, two year old daughter, and my dog Teddy.


Michelle Sampson

staff member

Registered Dental Assistant

I am a graduate of the Kaplan College with a certification in dental assisting. I recently studied for, and passed my registered dental assisting certification. I feel truly blessed to have joined Pacific Dental Care & Fastbraces and to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing dental team. I love making a difference in our patients' lives by helping them improve their smile and oral health.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, going to the beach, crushing the ring obstacle at the 2014 Rugged Maniac race course, and spending time with my husband and two children.

Nakaia Young

I received my Dental Assisting certification in 2015 and joined Pacific Dental Care shortly after.  I love working at Pacific Dental Care because it gives me a chance to constantly learn and use the latest technology. Being able to make a difference in a patient's life by helping them improve their smile and oral health is what motivates me each day.  In my spare time, I love spending time with my daughter and going shopping. 

Christine Bueno

staff member

Payroll Manager / Accounts Payable

I love Pacific Dental Care, not just because my husband is one of the partners, but because it truly is an amazing part of the Tri-Valley landscape. From incredible dental care to the outreach via charity through Dentists Against Cancer, Pacific Dental Care treats their family of patients like you would want to be treated. As for how I add to the mix, I operate the books from home and take care of the payroll and accounts payable.

In my spare time, yeah right, I love spending time with my husband and our three kids. My interests are reading, scuba diving, and rooting on the A’s, Raiders, Sharks, and Warriors to victory. On the down low, I root for the Giants and Niners since those are my dad's favorites. Go Bay Area!!!!

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