Columbia Dental Care

Meet the Team at Columbia Dental Care

Our Team

If you are looking for a friendly and inviting dental practice to provide your family with a lifetime of healthy smiles, look no further than Columbia Dental Care.

We know it can be tough to fit in dental appointments for everyone in your family, but with two general dentists, one pediatric specialist, one dental implant specialist on our team, we can take care of all of your family’s dental needs in one place. Our well-trained office staff and top-notch hygienists mean your experience with our practice is pleasant from start to finish.

To further help with hectic schedules, we offer a full menu of dentistry services for your entire family under one roof, including:

  • General and preventive care
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign invisible braces
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Root canal therapy
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures and partials

Our Hygienists

 

Because we firmly believe your time at the dentist should be as relaxing as possible, we include comforts such as aromatherapy, blankets, and hot towels. Each treatment room also has a television for an easy distraction during treatment.

But providing a comfortable environment for our patients doesn’t mean we have skimped on technology. Not only does high-tech dentistry mean less time in the dental chair for our patients, but it also means treatment is that much more comfortable. We are proud to offer laser dentistry, digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, rotary endodontics, iTero scans, and more.

Our goal is simple: to provide quality dentistry in a comfortable environment to better the health of our patients. Call us for your entire family’s dental needs. We look forward to making your family a part of ours! 

 

 

Dr. Tim Wang, DDS, DICOI

Family Dentistry and Implant Specialist

Dr. Tim Wang is a proud graduate of Columbia University. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, he moved to the bay area to further refine his diagnosis and clinical skills at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for one year of residency. Prior to studying at Dental School, he attended UCLA and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Dr. Wang has been practicing for over 25 years. Dr. Wang has been serving tri-city area( Fremont, Union City, Milpitas) for over 20 years. His passion in dentistry and patient care has kept him up to date on the modern comprehensive and advanced dental care. He has completed advanced implant surgical training in UCLA.

He is a Diplomate (highest honor) and Fellow of International Congress of Implantology (DICOI, FICOI). Dr. Wang has successfully placed over 8,000+ dental implants. He is also an advanced Certified Invisalign and laser provider. Dr. Wang is an active member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the South Alameda Dental Society. At his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, skiing, and traveling with his family.

Dr. Donald Lane, DMD

Family Dentistry

Dr. Lane is a native of the Bay Area, having grown up in Pleasanton where he graduated from Amador High School. He then attended Chabot College and San Jose State University earning a B. A. degree in biology with a chemistry minor. After a few years in the restaurant business, it was off to the midwest for dental school at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

During the next four years after graduation, he practiced with a group having four offices scattered in rural southern Illinois. He then returned to California. Dr. Lane has been in dentistry for more than 30 years with a primary focus on preventive dental care. Away from the office, the time is for schooling his daughter and home improvement. Personal interests include daily exercise of either running, bicycling, skiing, or skating along with travel and reading.

Dr. Crystal Chang, DDS

Family Dentistry

Dr. Chang focuses on combining modern dentistry techniques to empower her patients to reach their full oral health potential. She thrives on creating a comfortable and gentle experience for her patient.

Dr. Chang grew up in Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. She chose to pursue dentistry because of her close relationship with her own family dentist. She received her doctoral degree from the University of California, San Francisco and was inducted into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She was awarded the Dental Alumni Association’s notable Clinical Excellence Scholarship. Dr. Chang then spent an additional year in advanced hospital dentistry training at Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto. She frequently engages in continuing education and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Chang serves as faculty at Stanford School of Medicine and actively trains medical and dental residents at the Stanford University Hospital. She is an active member of the California Dental Association and certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support by the American Heart Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Chang can be found spending time with her family, reading a book while lounging with her dog or trying new restaurants and recipes.

Dr. Rungnapa Yang, DDS, PhD

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr Yang is passionate about providing the best quality of dental care to children of all ages while creating a rewarding and stress-free experience for the parents and their children.

Dr Yang completed her Pediatric Dentistry Specialty training from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, and her doctoral degree from University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. Dr Yang has extensive years of experiences not only in pediatric dentistry and hospital dentistry, but also in the dental research and academic communities. She stays at the forefront of pediatric dentistry by being an active contributor in dental research publications, book chapters, journal reviews, as well as learning the innovativ clinical approaches.

Dr Yang is the recipient of the prestigious UCSF Pediatric Dentistry Excellence in Dental Care of Pediatric Disabled Patient Award, awarded to only one recipient each year. Additionally, she is awarded numerous research awards from UCSF, USC, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds the UCSF Medical Center Hospital Privilege and is a Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF School of Dentistry.

Dr Yang is an active member the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the International Association for Dental Research. She is board-certified and is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Community wise, Dr Yang serves as one of the five board members of the UCSF Pediatric Alumni Board of Directors, and as a committee member at the UCSF Children's Oral Health Research Center, the world renown research center dedicating to children's oral health.

Dr Yang loves photography, drawing and painting, Zumba, Yoga, traveling around the world to experience new cultures, and spending time with her husband and family.

Dr. Jonathan Hurng, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Hurng was born in Lafayette, Louisiana but grew up in Cupertino, California. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a B.S. in Bioengineering. Dr. Hurng received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF, Dr. Hurng combined his engineering and dental training to collaborate with material scientists from the Stanford University Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. He has since published several scientific papers in national journals on dental orthopedics. 

After dental school, Dr. Hurng completed his general practice residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he then served as a predoctoral faculty member. Dr. Hurng went on to complete his specialty training in pediatric dentistry through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Ronald Reagan Hospital along with a Master of Public Health. During his free time Dr. Hurng enjoys watching movies, traveling, kickboxing, and playing video games with his wife, Joy.  Dr. Hurng is thankful to be a member of the Columbia Dental healthcare team and aims to provide quality care to children throughout the Bay Area communities.

 

 

OUR STAFF

 

Ashly

Office Manager/ Registered Dental Assistant

Patti

Registered Dental Hygienist

Na

Registered Dental Hygienist

Elyssa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy

Clinical Specialist/Supervisor

Xin Yang

Dental Assistant

Tara

Dental Assiatant

Natasha

Dental Assistant

Ricardo

Dental Assistant

Adriana

Schedule Coordinator

Charmaine

Patient Care Coordinator

Estela

Patient Care Coordinator

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