Ashby Dental in Elmwood
Welcome to Ashby Dental in Elmwood. We’re so glad you’re here! While your smile is our top priority, we care about more than just your pearly whites – we care about your overall well-being. Whether you’re coming in for a routine dental exam, need an emergency dental procedure, or want professional teeth whitening, our friendly staff is ready to serve you with excellence and integrity.
Ashby Dental in Elmwood is on a mission to enrich the lives of our team and patients through unparalleled workplace culture and dental experiences. By striving to live our core values of empowerment, fairness, individuality, care, and clarity ‒ our mission comes to life a little more each day.
What to Expect
We know you have many choices when choosing a dentist in Berkeley so thank you for choosing Ashby Dental in Elmwood. We are grateful for the opportunity to take great care of you and your smile. To make the most of your first visit, please follow the steps below.
Schedule Your Appointment
The first step is to schedule your appointment through our easy, online scheduling option. If for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call our office as soon as possible. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, take a minute to meet our team so we’re not strangers when you first arrive.
Complete Your Patient Forms
Once you’ve locked in your appointment, our office will send your patient forms via email. Please complete the forms at least 48 hours prior to your appointment so we can get to know you before your visit. The information you provide in your patient forms will prepare our team to provide the best possible care for you. If you’re unable to complete your patient forms before your first appointment please arrive at least 30 minutes early to complete them in our office. We look forward to getting to know you!
Review Insurance & Payment Options
At Ashby Dental, we accept most traditional insurance plans. For payment, we accept cash, check, credit card, and CareCredit financing. For your peace of mind, feel free to contact our office ahead of your visit to verify acceptance of your plan and payment options. We also offer an in-house membership plan that you can sign up for if you don’t have current dental coverage.
Choose Your Color ‒ Support Your Cause
At the end of each visit at Ashby Dental, when you choose a color for your free, compostable toothbrush, you’re partnering with us and MamaP to support a cause you care about. Based on the color you choose, a small donation is made to the corresponding cause. If you’re a new patient, you’ll also receive a gift bag of goodies, including a bar of soap from Clean 360.
$1,395 for ocean conservation through The Ocean Foundation
$868 to save the bees through Xerces Society
$868 for LGBTQ through the Trevor Project
$263 for mental health through the National Alliance on Mental Health
$263 for women’s rights through Planned Parenthood
Meet the Team
At Ashby Dental in Elmwood
Chris Guerisoli, DDS
Dr. Chris Guerisoli graduated from the esteemed UCSF School of Dentistry and has held leadership positions with the California Dental Association for many years. He regularly participates and facilitates continuing education courses, study groups, and case studies in order to provide the best possible care for his patients. He is passionate about empowering his patients through transparency, education, and compassion. He loves living in Berkeley and can often be found enjoying nature or the baseball field with his kids.
Robin Whitley, DDS
Dr. Robin Whitley graduated from UCSF school of Dentistry and has been practicing in Berkeley for over 25 years. She is passionate about dentistry and keeps her skills sharp with study clubs and advanced courses to give her patients the best care possible. Dr. Whitley likes to give back by participating in CDA Cares free clinics, and by teaching the next generation of dentists at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She is an active member of the California Dental Association and life member of the American Dental Association. When not in the office or at UOP, Dr. Whitley can be found traveling, baking, reading, or playing pickleball.
Heather Dinh, DDS
Dr. Heather Dinh graduated from the esteemed UCSF School of Dentistry and has been working in the dental field for over a decade. She practices with a preventative treatment philosophy and adheres to minimally invasive strategies. Empowering her patients through education, transparency and compassion is her goal at the end of each day. Dr. Dinh loves living in the East Bay and can often be found exploring the outdoors with her husband, two kids, pup and chickens.
Momina Rehman, RDH
Momina Rehman studied at the University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry and received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in June of 2021. Momina is also affiliated with California Dental Hygiene Association. Dental hygiene first sparked her interest due to negative past experiences in dental offices. Because the lack of adequate oral care deeply affected her childhood, she chose to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She believes that the negative experiences people have in dental fields can be prevented with education and knowledge to care for oral health. Momina has recognized the extreme need for preventive hygiene services in our community and would like to educate our patients to improve their oral health. When she is not educating people about dental health, she enjoys spending her time with her family or going out and shopping.
Monica Ta, RDH
Monica Ta graduated from University of California Davis in 2001 with a BS in Biochemistry. She went on to pursue a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California, and graduated in 2003. She has been practicing throughout the Bay Area ever since. She enjoys attending the California Dental Association annually and attends CE courses for the latest techniques and knowledge to promote quality dental care. Monica chose to work in dental hygiene because she loves interacting with patients and promoting quality dental care. She also values a working environment in which she can form trusting bonds with patients and colleagues. Monica is married and has three sons. When she is not taking care of your dental hygiene, you can find her running, swimming and cooking for her growing boys! Her favorite activity is watching a movie nightly with her kids.
Angelica Hernandez, RDA
REGISTERED dental assistant
Angelica Hernandez was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is a registered dental assistant, and has been working in the dental field since 2008. She plans to further her education at the University of the Pacific to become an extended function registered dental assistant. She has been blessed with a son and enjoys going to the gym when she has time. She attends church with her family on the weekend.
Valerie is originally from Hawaii and brings that wonderful Aloha spirit to her work. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years and is very passionate about the care and wellbeing of all of our patients. When Valerie is not in the office, she enjoys going to the gym, finding new and adventurous places for hiking and spending quality time with her lovely family.
Get to know your dentist
“Dr. Whitley and her staff were the most pleasant dentistry team I’ve ever worked with.”
“I’ve never had to wait, everything is run on time and every detail greatly organized.”
“Dr. Whitley is incredible with the kids, to the point where they enthusiastically look forward to appointments!”
“I genuinely feel cared for and valued as a patient and couldn’t ask for anything more.”
“Dr. Whitley and her staff are very pleasant, personable, & professional.”