Our compassionate, friendly dental team has high standards of quality and integrity. We are motivated to achieve the best result for our family of patients. Our dental team is dedicated to providing the best possible care and comfort for all of your dental needs.

We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. Feedback from our patients about an experience in our office is always welcomed.


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Dr. Von Chan

I  am originally from Southern California and graduated from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. I graduated in 1999, in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry, followed by a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco. I have completed my advanced training in hospital dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Implantology, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, and Temporomandibular Disorder. In 2015, I earned my Fellowship in Dental Implantology from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

I am passionate about dental health and enjoy practicing dentistry. My oral health care philosophy includes treating whole patients, not just oral disease. This approach allows me to provide a health-focused dental practice and achieve balance by promoting stability and harmony in all aspects of life: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual.
I am active in continuing education and always exceed the amount required by the American Dental Board. I believe in giving back to the community by volunteer work and educating our children about dental health. Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband, two sons and my daughter. I also enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, and have an avid interest in the latest food fad (foodie).

Thank you for visiting our website, and it would be a privilege to serve you.

Dr. James Lin

I mostly grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. I also obtained the Master in Public Health with an emphasis in Sociocultural Diversity & Health from the University of California, Irvine. Applying my personal goal to bring gentle and exceptional dentistry to all, I served multiple years providing dental care and education to the many underprivileged communities of Green Bay, WI. Returning to my home in California, I am excited to continue my passion here in Petaluma, CA.

My combined background of public health and dentistry has taught me to address dental diseases as a systemic issue by educating my patients to better understand their oral health. My treatment philosophy prioritizes saving natural teeth structures and provides dental care necessary for the health and welfare of my patients.

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy traveling and exploring the world with my wife. Recently, we visited the Hokkaido region of Japan to experience the Sapporo Snow Festival and the unique drift ice walk. I am also an avid visitor at many of the US National Parks with a lifetime goal of visiting all the parks in the country. My favorite hobbies include deep sea fishing, basketball, cooking, and hiking.

It would be a great pleasure to meet you and I look forward to serving you in the near future.

Clinical and Administrative Team

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Judy – Office Manager

Hello there! Welcome to our website.
Due to the fact that I wear multiple hats, which include (but are not limited to) receptionist, insurance and financial coordinator, schedule coordinator, and office administrator, I will probably be your first contact with our office. I have worked in dentistry for about 30 plus years, but I do not let my job interrupt my social schedule or hobbies, which include boating and travel.
It is my mission to be devoted in providing excellent customer service so your experience is a positive one. Your comfort is our priority.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Call me anytime!

Our Petaluma, CA Team Dr. Von Chan. Von Chan DDS General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative, Pediatric Dentist in Petaluma, CA 94954

Lori – Administrative Assistant

I am delighted that you have visited our team webpage. I will be one of the first to greet you when you arrive for your dental visits, and I will be able to help you when you make your furture visits. I have been in in the dental field for over 20 years and have been with Dr. Chan’s office for 15 years. I am a Sonoma County native and enjoy everything that wine country has to offer. My mission is to provide a stress-free dental experience when you make your dental appointments. If you have not come over for an office tour yet, please do so as I would love to show you around. Cheers!

Laurie – Administrative Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant


I’m Laurie, my dental career started out as an administrative assistant, greeting and helping patients make their appointments. I later received my dental assisting degree and assisted the doctor chair side for many years. Now, I am back to the front assisting patients with their appointments. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and go camping. I will be one of the first to greet you when you call the office. Thank you for visiting and I hope to talk to you soon.

Emma – Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions 2

Hello. I have been a dental assistant since 2004. I graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and completed my certification in dental assisting at SRJC.
I enjoy working with and helping people. My mission is the responsibility to create high moral by positive attitudes and self-motivation by working together to accomplish a common goal. My hobbies are river rafting, reading, snowboarding and of course shopping!
We welcome you to drop by our office and meet all of us.

Kirsten – Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions 2

Bio coming soon!

Our Petaluma, CA Team Dr. Von Chan. Von Chan DDS General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative, Pediatric Dentist in Petaluma, CA 94954

Ranjana – Registered Dental Hygienist

I am Ranjana Shrestha, Registered Dental Hygienist. I am originally from Nepal, and have been here since 2008. I did my hygiene schooling at Indiana University of Dentistry (IUSD) and graduated in 2014.  I moved to California in 2017. My passion is education about the oral health and goals of patient care and comfort. Besides hygiene, I love to spend time with my daughter Sophie and my husband. I enjoy hiking and watching movies, as well.

Our Petaluma, CA Team Dr. Von Chan. Von Chan DDS General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative, Pediatric Dentist in Petaluma, CA 94954

Sean – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Sean Gronberg, a Registered Dental Hygienist. I switched my major from Civil Engineering to Dental Hygiene in 2014. I graduated from the Santa Rosa Dental Hygiene program and have developed a passion for serving my community and providing health education. I was given much inspiration and encouragement from my grandfather. He had been a Dentist for Public Health with the coast guard on the west and east coast, and later transitioned to dental materials research. One of my greatest joys is to help someone achieve health and the smile they seek. I am a Sonoma county local, born and raised. During my free time I enjoy hiking, spending time at the lakes, and all around enjoy the wonderful opportunities our county has to offer. I look forward to being your dental hygienist.

Our Petaluma, CA Team Dr. Von Chan. Von Chan DDS General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative, Pediatric Dentist in Petaluma, CA 94954

Jess – Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Chan’s office in 2021 to assist with the front office and have since transitioned into dental assisting. I enjoy learning new things every day, and dentistry not only allows me to work with my hands, but also care for our patients. I live in Petaluma with my husband, 10 year old daughter, and 3 year old son. I enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring new places with my family. I am excited for my future growth in the dental profession with this great team. I hope to see you as a patient.

Sarah – Registered Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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We proudly provide innovative and leading edge dental care to the community of Petaluma, CA 94954 and surrounding areas. Our featured treatments are Invisalign, Zoom! Whitening, Cerec Technology, Dental Implants, Intra-oral Cameras, Digital X-rays, and much more. We’ll be glad to hear from you if you have any questions.

We are genuinely concerned for your comfort before, during, and after every visit. Because we want you to be as comfortable and happy as if you were in your own home, we offer a variety of exotic teas, hot chocolate, noise cancellation headphones, a wide selection of music, movies for entertainment during your treatment, and white towel service for after your treatment.
Thank you and we look forward to having you and your family as part of our dental family.