Dr. Ryan Ray Dela Cruz
Welcome to our practice!
To share with you my treatment philosophy, my mission is to provide you with the highest quality of care using a gentle touch, while maintaining a conservative approach to meet all your dental needs. I want to formally educate my patients on their oral health status, provide them with options for treatment, and allow them to make an informed decision based on a proposed treatment plan. My patient becomes my top priority, and my primary goal is to restore and maintain optimal oral health.
Prior to becoming a dentist, I received my bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of California, Davis. After working in the biotechnology field for several years, I then earned my DDS degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, where I pursued my interest working with community service and public health. At UCSF, I became highly involved serving as director for the Community Dental Clinic, a non-profit community service organization that provided dental services to underserved populations of the San Francisco/Bay area region. In addition to working at our practice, I pursued my love for teaching by serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF, where I currently train and mentor third and fourth year dental students as they work on patients in a clinical setting.
I believe dentistry is a lifelong learning opportunity. I continue to stay up to date with the latest updates and technology advancements in dentistry through my involvement in continuing education courses and study clubs. I am currently an active member in various professional organizations including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Contra Costa Dental Society.
I am happily married to my long-time college sweetheart, whom I am also fortunate enough to work alongside with as my dental partner in the practice. As San Ramon residents, we love being part of such a wonderful community. We are blessed with two beautiful children, Madison and Preston, and two dogs, Charcoal and Max. As a family, we enjoy traveling, spending time with our families, and staying active at our local church.
Dr. Bernadette Ancheta
I am a proud native of the Bay Area. Born in San Francisco and raised in San Mateo, I have always had a calling to serve people and care for others. I learned at a young age what it means to serve with compassion. I am truly humbled to find this calling through dentistry as a way to serve my patients and contributing to the improvement of their oral health.
Prior to becoming a dentist, I received my bachelor's degree in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from University of California, Davis. I then earned my DDS degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where I pursued my interest working with community service. I participated in mission trips under the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) , traveling to indigenous communities around the Philippines and providing essential healthcare services to those in need.
My heart for service goes beyond dentistry. I have been a part of the San Ramon community for over 15 years, providing care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I find it truly rewarding to play a part in their progress toward gaining functional skills and capabilities.
I continue to stay up to date with the latest dental techniques and technology through my involvement with continuing education. I am currently an active member in various professional organizations including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Napa-Solano Dental Society.
I feel fortunate to work with my husband as a dental partner in the practice. We are blessed with our two children, Madison and Preston, and enjoy spending quality family time together. We welcome you to our practice and look forward to your visit with us.