Meet Our Diente Dental Team

Meet Our Diente Dental Team 

Our compassionate team's focus on providing comprehensive dental care that protects and restores your oral health. 


Office Manager

Cristina is dedicated to providing our patients with an amazing experience, beginning with the first phone call and continuing on throughout their visits. She grew up in Napa Valley and has been in the dental field for over nineteen years and loves it! The best part of her job is helping patients understand how important oral health care is. She is also a fabulous dental assistant. Cristina makes sure everyone feels at home and leaves the office with a smile. She loves to have fun while working.

In her free time, she enjoys football and camping with her family and friends.


Registered Dental Assistant

Helen Alfaro Ruiz was born and raised in the Excelsior District of San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State University. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and later pursued science which motivated her to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Helen is bilingual in Spanish and is a wonderful translator to our Spanish speaking patients.

She has a passion for dancing and has been a part of the Brazilian group called Fogo Na Roupa for many years. In her free time she enjoys running, music, art and traveling.  



Dental Assistant

Ana Guadalupe Calero was born and raised in Nicaragua. She graduated from UNIJJAR in Managua, Nicaragua as a Dentist and managed her own clínic for a year. She recently moved to San Francisco where she is able to keep working in the field as a Dental Assistant. One of her goals is to continue learning in the dental field so she can continue educating our patients. Ana is bilingual in Spanish and she loves serving her community by helping others.

Her hobbies include spending time with family, listening to music, dancing, and traveling to new places.


Patient Coordinator

Tanya is born and raised in the Bay Area and a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Development Studies with an emphasis in Latin America. During her time at Cal, she was recognized for her commitment to serving her community as well as her contribution to research in community development. Her first language was Spanish and practices the most with her grandmother who is also creating a cookbook with her.

In her down time she loves running in Golden Gate Park, Lands End, and trying all the good food the city has to offer. She enjoys live music events, hanging out with her cat Olive, cooking and eating with loved ones, traveling, and being outdoors as much as possible.