Meet the Team
Terry - Office Manager
Terry has been with Villa Vista Dental since day one. She handled the interior design of our unique concept, aiming to make our office not only beautiful, but also comfortable, relaxing, and most importantly, a dental office that patients would actually look forward to visiting. Patients often tell her that our office doesn’t look or feel at all like a dental office, and that’s just the way we intended it!
Terry is a graduate of UC Davis and has lived in Sacramento and Elk Grove for most of her life. She has attended countless of hours of continuing education in dentistry and is committed to constantly improving in order to maintain the best service and care possible in our field. She is extremely proud of the level of dentistry that Dr. Tin produces and the level of excellence that he and our team strive for.
You can usually find Terry at home chasing around her son or browsing her favorite interior design blogs and magazines. She enjoys collecting antiques and rearranging the decor and furniture in her home.
Tina - Patient Care Coordinator
Tina was born and raised in Santa Barbara, where she first started her career in dentistry by assisting in the back office and eventually found her calling in the front office as a patient care coordinator. She enjoys getting to know each and every patient who walks through the door and building relationships throughout each visit. Tina believes that an individual’s life can be changed through a positive dental experience, so she strives to make each encounter at our office as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Tina has been with Villa Vista Dental since her move to Sacramento in 2016. She’s incredibly proud to work at an office where she believes patients are receiving the highest level of care available. Outside of work, Tina enjoys reading, party planning, and watching old black-and-white movies. She loves traveling all over the world and has recently visited London, Paris, and Rome.
Robin - Registered Dental Hygienist
Robin has been in dentistry since 2005 and is truly passionate about the field. She first started her career as a dental assistant for several years before eventually finding her calling in dental hygiene. Robin is proud to be a part of an outstanding team of professionals who believe that creating beautiful smiles should be a relaxing and comfortable experience. She enjoys helping patients continually improve their oral health while ensuring that they have a comfortable and enjoyable experience from beginning to end. She prides herself on her thorough yet gentle touch and ability to accommodate each patient’s individual needs.
Robin was born and raised in Sacramento. She is an active member of her church and enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son. Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, camping, biking, and trail running.
Bettina - Registered Dental Hygienist
Bettina earned her BS in dental hygiene from the University of the Pacific and has been a hygienist for 10 years. She feels as though she’s been in dentistry all her life because her dad is a dentist, and she grew up helping out in his office. Bettina has seen technology and procedures evolve so much throughout her life and is proud to work at an office that is on the leading edge of technology and dentistry. The thing she likes most about working at Villa Vista Dental is the patient-centered care and working for a doctor that shares the same practice philosophies that she believes in.
Bettina was born in Hong Kong, grew up in the Bay Area, and has called Sacramento home since 2012. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and baby boy. She is a foodie and enjoys experiencing new foods and restaurants whenever she can.
Kristin - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristin is the newest hygienist to the Villa Vista Dental team and has been with us since 2016. She was born and raised in Vacaville and has lived in Elk Grove since 2004. Kristin loves connecting with her patients on a personal level and helping them to have the most positive and enjoyable dental experiences as possible. Patients love her bubbly, warm, and comforting demeanor. What she likes most about working at Villa Vista Dental is our focus on patient comfort and care, as well as our passion for technology and staying abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry.
In her spare time, Kristin enjoys baking, reading, shooting, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Kerissa - Registered Dental Assistant
Kerissa has been a registered dental assistant since 2012 and is very passionate about the dental field. She is currently attending school part-time to become a dental hygienist. What she likes most about working at Villa Vista Dental is our commitment to exceptional patient care, as well as the pride she feels about working for a doctor who is so meticulous and passionate about his work and the dentistry he delivers. Kerissa has a knack for setting patients at ease and loves helping nervous patients overcome their fears. Her favorite part of her job is seeing transformations – both smile transformations as well as transformations in patients who once had dental anxiety and now love visiting our office.
Kerissa was born in Placerville and grew up in Yuba City. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, watching football and MMA, and geeking out on Harry Potter, anime, and comics.
Denise - Dental Assistant
Denise has been a dental assistant at Villa Vista Dental since 2016. She always knew that she wanted to be in the dental field because her dad is a dentist and exposed her to the dental world at a young age. She is currently attending school part-time to pursue a career as either a dental hygienist or dentist in the future. Denise feels very fortunate to work with Dr. Tin and our passionate team of dental professionals here at Villa Vista Dental, who also believe in quality dentistry and exceptional customer service.
Denise was born in the Philippines and has lived in Elk Grove since 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and working out.