Meet Our Team


At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

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Sharon - Dental Assistant

Sharon started in 2000 in the dental field and earn her Certification from Everest College in 2008 where she graduated with honors. Even though Sharon is assistant she is also very knowledgeable in the Front Office as well. Sharon put to use her skill at Cherry Family Dental as Front Office Coordinator. Sharon is Married with 1 daughter, 1 son and 2 step-daughters. Sharon spends her spare time with family watching Football, hockey and baseball. Sharon’s Favorite Teams: SF Giants, SF 49ers, SJ Sharks.

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Kristeen - Front Office Coordinator

Kristeen has been in dental since 1984. Over the years she has been an assistant but for the last few years she has moved up to the front desk as our Front Office Coordinator for Hygiene Schedule, but not limited to all aspects of dealing with the front desk. Kristeen enjoys making people laugh every chance she gets. She is Married with 2 grown children. And when Kristeen gets a chance to get away, her destinations are Disneyland & Las Vegas.

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Barbara - Dental Hygienist

With almost 30 years experience in the dental field, Barbara joined Cherry Family Dental March 2019 and is truly thankful for having found a great team to work with every day! Her professionalism and passion for patient care exemplify what Cherry Family Dental is all about. Barb attended Brigham Young University and graduated with her Dental Hygiene Degree from Chabot College in 1994. She loves caring for patients, helping them to have positive dental experiences and creating beautiful, healthy smiles. She and her husband, Dave, have been blessed with five children, now grown and starting families of their own. She loves to spend time with her sweet family, is an avid reader, a happy eater and enjoys anything related to the beach.

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Kathleen - Dental Assistant

Kathleen has been a Registered Dental Assistant for almost 30 years. Kathy started her career in dentistry at this office with Dr. Neworth in 1990 and stayed onboard when Dr. Henne bought the practice. Kathy and her husband Aaron have 3 grown children that they are very proud of. Kathy is an avid San Jose Sharks fan and enjoys going to games every chance she gets. If you see her at the Tank make sure to say Hello!!

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Cristina - Dental Assistant

Cristina Salas has been in the dental field for 16 years as an assistant. Cristina graduated from Oak grove high school in 2003. Cristina then earned her certification as a Dental Assistant in 2003 from Bryman College. Cristina has been fortunate enough to work in the Bay Area cities such as Mountain View and San Jose. After, she found an office closer to home in the south of San Jose and worked there for about 5 years. Both offices provided general private practices, and that helped Cristina to put into action the fundamentals of her Dental Assistant skills. Cristina then joined a specialist office that executed general practices and surgeries such as the extraction of wisdom teeth, implant placement and sinus lifts etc. Cristina is grateful to have had the opportunities to learn all aspects of dentistry and can now bring those sets of skills to Cherry Family Dental. Outside of work Cristina enjoys hikes, walks and jogs her dog. Cristina also enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.

Cherry Family Dental
4984 Cherry Ave.
South San Jose

San Jose, CA 95118
Phone: 669-238-2357
Fax: 408-265-7636
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