Meet Dr. Dhaliwal
Everyone talks about following their passion…I’m living mine. I spent 9 years getting ready to become a dentist and over 25 honing my craft. I love making people smile, not just by my words but by creating life-changing dentistry which helps bring out the best in them.
Your smile says so much about you and I want to help you be confident when you smile. There is a lot of artistry in creating a smile that fits the shape of your face and contours to your lips. I’ve spent years perfecting my techniques and learning from the best in cosmetic dentistry and I use the top dental labs with the highest quality of materials to customize each smile.
I also pride myself on being compassionate and available to all my patients. I take time to listen to and understand your concerns. I love to learn about your vision for your perfect smile so together we can bring your vision to life.
Outside of dentistry, my passion is photography and sports (I’m a loyal USC alum). Nothing gives me greater pleasure than combining my love for both. It’s behind the lens that I feel the most relaxed and recharged. Like creating the perfect smile, photography allows me to channel my creative energy and highlight the best in each athlete. When I’m not in the office, I’m on the sports fields shooting the 49ers, Warriors, Sharks, the Raiders, the A’s, the Giants as well as our local college teams (Cal and Stanford). If you’d like to see my photos, you can find me on Instagram at Guri.photos.
I also have an affinity for classic cars. I remember going to school in the 1970 Dodge Charger. The feel of the breeze against my face and the smell of the leather is something that is instantly resurrected when I sit in the 1964 Buick Skylark convertible that I am blessed to have recently purchased. I hope to learn to repair these cars and bring the beauty of these classics back to life.
From revealing the personality of each individual through their smile to capturing the joy of athletes on the court to uncovering the exquisiteness of classic cars, I love to combine my technical skills with my artistry to showcase the true beauty that lies within.
Background and Training
- Certified in IV Sedation at Oregon Health Sciences University
- Certified in Full Mouth Rehabilitation and Cosmetic Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
- Advanced education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) The University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
- D.M.D. Boston University
- B.S. Sociology University of Southern California (USC)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
- LVI Trained Dentist (Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies)
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Contra Costa County Dental Society
Meet our Team
I have been working in the dental field for 16 years. I love working for Dr. Dhaliwal’s office because we have a great team. I love how well we work together every day to make sure our patients have the best experience. Our patients are amazing and have become family. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and 5 kids going on outdoor adventures and playing sports. I also love puzzles and books.
I have been a dental assistant since 2004. I love working with patients and am very passionate about what I do. I want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible and I make it my priority to make sure they do. I love going on day trips outdoors, especially to the beach, and hiking with my husband and 2 incredible kids. I love seeing the sunrise and sunsets.
Treatment Coordinator- RDA
I'm a bay area native, born and raised, and have been in the dental field for the past 14 years as both a Front Office Administrator and a Registered Dental Assistant licensed by the state of California. Once a horribly fearful dental patient myself, I'm able to empathize with apprehensive patients and treat them with TLC from the very start. I have had my share of dental work, including the veneer/crown process and can not only provide my professional knowledge of the process but also share my personal experience. I now love dentistry, especially connecting with our patients and guiding them on their dental journey. Outside of my passion for the dental field, my other passions include my family, dogs and cooking.
Dental Assistant - RDAEF2
Since I started working at the age of 18 as a Dental Assistant, I knew I wanted to deepen my learning and grow in this field. In 2009, I became licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant and later became Board Certified with my Extended Functions 2 license as an RDAEF2- the highest license attainable as a dental assistant. Almost 15 years later, I still love helping put smiles on my patients’ faces and continuing to learn. When I’m not chair side at the office, I love being a mom to my 1 year old daughter and spending family time with my husband and two dogs.
Dental Hygienist- RDH
I've been in dentistry for over 30 years and have been practicing dental hygiene for the last 27. My kids have grown and flown and I have 6 wonderful grandchildren. My husband and I love to travel, especially when it includes wine tasting. We also have several classic cars and spend a lot of time at car shows enjoying time with friends and seeing beautiful cars.
Dental Hygienist- RDH
I have been working in dentistry for over 10 years, starting as an assistant and then becoming a hygienist in 2018. I enjoy working with people, helping them achieve a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime, and also educating them about their oral health. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and going to the beach with my 8 year old daughter.