Meet The Doctors
We have the best doctors for the best patients
All of our highly trained doctors at Pleasanton 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
It is an amazing privilege for me to help kids and educate families on how to achieve good oral health each and every day. Children are so precious and I feel very lucky that I can use my dental knowledge, attention to detail, empathy and patience just for them. I spent my childhood growing up in sunny San Diego and have loved calling the Bay Area my home for the past thirteen 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 two sweet girls who brighten my life and keep me smiling. 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.
Chelsea Wong, DDS
I am honored to be a part of the Alameda Pediatric Dentistry team! I was born in San Francisco and raised in the South Bay. After graduating with a B.S. in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego, I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry. In dental school, I was the recipient of a 4-year UCSF Regents Scholarship, and I was also elected by my faculty into Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society, which recognizes students for their academic excellence, strength of character, and professional integrity. At UCSF I devoted much of my time to organizing pediatric dental screenings and outreach events to provide dental care and education to underserved children in San Francisco. With inspiration from my own longtime pediatric dentist, I decided to pursue further training to specialize in pediatric dentistry.
Upon graduation from UCSF in 2015, I moved to New York to complete my pediatric dentistry specialty training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. During residency, I received extensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric dental care, including behavior management, dental trauma, sedation and anesthesia, and the treatment of patients with special healthcare needs. My goal is to make every child’s dental experience positive and fun! I strongly believe in educating my patients and their families on preventive dentistry and oral hygiene in order to cultivate positive attitudes toward oral health.
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.