At Well Being Dentistry, we strive to deliver holistic, preventive, and comprehensive oral care with their best interest in mind. Our doctors who are highly dedicated and well trained in advanced dentistry with minimally invasive care approach as physicians in Oral Medicine provide dental treatment with a focus on ensuring it has a positive impact on the patient’s oral health and overall well-being.
We treat our patients for their optimal wellness that stems from oral health by addressing the root causes of manifestation of diseases in the mouth rather than chasing after the symptoms and only offering damage controls which sadly have been the case with tunnel vision of traditional dentistry approach has been offering by simply removing diseased tooth structure and consequently shortens the life span of teeth instead of regeneration and restoration approach. The current research shows that majority of oral manifestation of diseases young or old come from not being able to sufficiently breathe through one’s nose and having obstruction in the airway especially during sleep. Thus, we collaborate closely with ENT, allergenist, and sleep physicians to better serve our patients to help them breathe better, sleep better and ultimately live better to their fullest potential.
Call us at 408-244-0590 to learn how we can help you address any of your oral health issues to improve your quality of life today!
Dr. Christina Minah Pak
Live the present moment to the fullest!
This is Dr. Christina Pak’s motto in life as she believes that only influence you can make is not in the past nor in the future, but only in the present moment.
With this guide, she has lived each day as if that is the last day on earth doing her best in everything she does from her pursuit of excellence in education, her passionate motherhood to four children while serving as a community leader and Sunday school teacher in her parish, and the establishment of Well Being Dentistry to be a center for whole-body approach, holistic, oral medicine.
Since 2005, She has built a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who share Dr. Pak’s philosophy to offer patient centered care approach. She wholly believes in the power of Well Being Dentistry to positively impact her patients’ lives and her community through continual training, eco-friendly practices, and above all, compassionate, whole-body dental wellness that treats the root causes not just masking the symptoms of problems.
As much as she loves her career as a dentist, Dr.Pak also likes to go on a mission trip to counties like Nicaragua to engage with other cultures and learn from them. Together with her husband, Mike, she cherishes the parenthood of raising four beautiful children, Nathan, James, Helen, and Paul. With immense support from her parents who are first generation immigrants from South Korea, Dr.Pak gives full credits to them for helping her “to have it all”.
As a travel enthusiast and adventurist, she likes to explore the whole world appreciating different cultures, and she enjoys hiking with her family as she ponders upon life to make it to the fullest.
Dr. Catherine Varsanyi
Dr. Catherine Varsanyi was born and raised in the Bay Area. She received a bachelors degree in marketing at Santa Clara University. After some experience in the corporate world, she decided that she wanted a more fulfilling and hands-on profession and redirected her career path toward dentistry, the perfect fit.
She completed a pre-medical post-baccalaureate program and went on to dental school at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She is practicing general dentistry and enjoys treating patients of all ages.
She is always striving to provide the best care to her patients. She enjoys reading dental journals and aims to continually learn and grow her knowledge in the dental field. She is an active member of the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Catherine loves traveling, event planning, cooking and spending time with friends and family. She is also a big sports fan and loves watching the Sharks and 49ers. Her family is from Budapest, Hungary and she is fluent in the language.
Dr. Angela Laithangbam
Dr. Angela Laithangbam (aka Dr. L) earned her doctoral degree from the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco. To further enhance her skills she underwent post-doctorate Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine. She has been in the field of Dentistry for more than 10 years.
Dr. Laithangbam believes that dentistry begins from having a connection with patients first and makes certain that our patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout the dental procedure. Conservative and minimally invasive approach is her style of dentistry. She continually attends seminars, conventions and study clubs to keep pace with the latest technologies and treatment modalities so as to provide the best dental service.
Outside of dentistry she enjoys baking, travelling and spending quality time with family and friends.
A member of the Well Being Dentistry team since 2016, Monica serves as administrative manager, responsible for the day to day operation of the front office. Additionally, Monica creates and coordinates individual patient treatment plans and helms the billing process.
With her extensive background working in Human Resources for various companies in the Bay Area and in New York, Monica brings her knowledge and expertise to the practice. Possessing a keen attention to detail in her work, Monica provides patients with the best outcomes as she navigates the often-daunting insurance landscape. As Monica explains, “It’s really important to me to help patients budget their treatments by providing expertise in insurance coverages, especially for those who are uncertain how the process works. It’s satisfying being part of the patient-treatment process.”
On her experience working at Well Being Dentistry, Monica says, “It’s truly a warm office atmosphere, where I feel I’m part of a family. I’m committed to doing my best for my teammates and our patients.”
When she’s not juggling numbers and administrative duties, Monica is an accomplished baker and home chef, who loves concocting an array of culinary treats for her family and friends. She’s also an avid globetrotter, who has traveled extensively through Asia and Europe.
Jennifer is a native of San Jose and she has passion and empathy to help people in need. This golden heart with her great communication skill was noticed by Dr.Pak and she began her career in Well Being Dentistry since 2008. Now her voice on the phone has become an assurance for our long time patients that they have dialed the right number.
On her free time she loves being outdoors and playing with her son, Silas, whether it be hiking, camping or going to a Sporting event. She is a huge sports fan. She likes the Raiders, Sharks, Giants, and Lakers. If you ever start conversation on the sports with her, you will not be able to get to your next destination on time.
As a very dedicated and passionate Registered Dental Hygienist, Jinal has years of experience in the dental field. She graduated with honors and recieved her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene from the City University of New York. She has always been very passionate about dentistry and she strives to empower her patients to be as passionate about their oral health as she is. When it comes to patient care, she takes a great pride in developing lasting relationships with her patients. She feels so gratifying to witness the proud healthy smile, knowing that her expertise and her patient's determination together made it possible.
Working at Well Being Dentistry has been outstanding and very rewarding experience for her to be part of a dental practice where the patients come first and quality dental care is of the utmost concern.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.
Subin is a passionate registered dental hygienist and she has about 10 years of experience in the dental field. She majored in dental hygiene and received a bachelor’s degree in health in South Korea. She has a wide range of dental related experience having worked as both dental assistant and dental hygienist.
After getting married and settled in US, she went to Chabot College in Hayward to major in dental hygiene. She graduated with honors and currently holds California dental hygienist license. She has been living in the Bay Area since 2012.
One of her strong points is she cares about her patients. Her priority has been always patient’s comfort. She strives to build trusting relationship with her patients and always keeps benefits for her patients in mind. Subin continues to learn and expand her skills and enjoys her work. Outside of work, she and her husband Kevin keep themselves busy with two handsome young boys, Liam and Leon, and their dog, Maru.
Ilham Afiri was born and raised in the red city Marrakech in Morocco. After graduating from high school, she got into university to study the law but decided to come to US to achieve her dream to become a dentist.After years of struggling to support herself financially as a young immigrant, she finally received her dental assistant certificate and during her internship at Well Being Dentistry, Dr.Pak saw her great potential to grow and offered her position, getting her one step closer to fulfill her American dream.
Today, as a core member at Well Being Dentistry, she is continuing to learn more skills and new techniques from the knowledgeable and experienced clinical staff members.
Outside of her full time work, Ilham enjoys nature hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. Her dream is to be able to travel the world someday and discover more about different cultures.
Samantha Elias was born and raised in the bay area. Before falling in love with the dental field she worked at Pizza My Heart for 6 years. After realizing foods wasn't forever, she decided to choose a better career path, moving on with completing the dental assisting program at San Jose City College. Her plan is to continue her education to become a dental hygienist eventually. She enjoys meeting new patients and being able to learn from such a great team at Well Being Dentistry.
Samantha loves spending time with her family and friends. Aside from that she enjoys painting, spending time outdoors and binge watching Netflix.
Jazmin Piñon was raised in the central coast but soon found herself in the Bay Area attending San Jose State University majoring in Biochemistry. After having orthodontic treatment she seemed to find her true calling, Dentistry. Rerouting herself towards a new career she was able to attend San Jose City College Dental Assisting program completing an Associates degree while still continuing her education in Dental Science.
For most of her life she has been an active sports club member so you can be sure that when she is not helping patients she is playing a game of volleyball or swimming laps in a pool during her free time. She also enjoys football games with family and attending festivals.
Jazmin has been an animal lover ever since she can remember and in 2019 she met and adopted her best friend Lilo, a miniature schnauzer. They have been inseparable ever since and together they enjoy traveling, hikes, road trips and beach picnics.
Her family is from Mexico and she is fluent in speaking and writing in Spanish