Meet Our Team

modern dentistry in a comfortable environment

Providing compassionate, gentle dentistry is the heart of our practice. By offering accessible insurance and financing options, we are able to lower barriers to superior dental care, which allows us to make real differences in our patients’ lives. Everything we do at Orinda Family Dentistry is with you in mind. We love to have fun with our patients and hope that we will be able to form lasting friendships as we help maintain your smile. We always provide honest, straightforward advice and strive to keep you informed every step of the way.


Dr. Sumeet Sandhu, DDS

  • University of the Pacific- B.A. – Biology
  • Barry University- M.S.  Biomedical Sciences
  • University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry DDS

Dr. Sumeet Sandhu is passionate about giving people brighter and healthier smiles through the use of innovative techniques. By investing in the latest technology and training, Dr. Sandhu and her team are able to provide patients with the highest level of dental care, from preventative to cosmetic.

Advances in technology and techniques allow for specialized services including same-day cosmetics, Invisalign® and guided dental implants. In addition, CEREC® digital dentistry allows her to provide crowns, veneers and even bridges in one appointment without goopy impressions or temporaries. This innovative method of one-visit cosmetics has earned Dr. Sandhu recognition in several communities.

Along with cutting-edge dental techniques, the office’s preventative measures for both children and adults ensure the continued good health of teeth and gums.

“It’s astonishing how many people suffer emotionally and physically from a poor smile,” Dr. Sandhu says. “We love seeing the impact on one’s entire life after they allow us to give them something to smile about.” In her free time, he enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, and dancing.

Dr. Baljit Dhillon, DDS

  • Kenyon College – B.A. Economics and Neuroscience
  • Midwestern University M.A.  Biomedical Sciences
  • The Ohio State College of Dentistry DDS
    • Health Professions Scholarship
    • Ambassadors Scholarship
  • United States Navy (2017-2021)
  • United States Naval Reserve LCDR Lieutenant Commander ( 2021- Present)

Dr. Baljit Dhillon  has been in practice since 2017. He is a firm believer that doctors are expected, if not required, to use the most current, evidence-based information & practices. He takes the time to complete continuing education courses so he can stay at the forefront of modern dentistry. He applies the latest research & advances in dentistry to provide the best dental care to patients.

Dr. Dhillon continues to serve our country as a LCDR Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve.

He is a good listener who takes time to explain different treatment options so patients fully understand. He takes pride in bringing smiles back to his patients. With his experience, skills & passion for dentistry, Dr. Dhillon can provide the best dental care to his patients.

Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, daughter and Bernese Mountain dog.  He is also  die hard buckeye football fan. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry.




Our Dental Hygienist, Aliya was born and raised in Russia where she began her career in dentistry. In 1998, she moved to Lafayette, California and received her Dental Hygiene degree at Chabot College in Hayward. Aliya has also completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Loma Linda University. Aliya loves working with and caring for our patients. She works hard to deliver quality care in a calm and comfortable environment. Aliya loves to travel and enjoys taking Argentine tango lessons with her husband.

Aliya - B.S. and RDH at Orinda Family Dentistry


Insurance Coordinator

Yesenia, aka Yessie, began her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 2002. In 2005 Yessie began working at this practice. A year later, she became a licensed RDA.

Yessie is married and has three children. When not working, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family and loves to travel.

Yesenia - RDA/Front Office at Orinda Family Dentistry


Treatment Coordinator

Claudia has been with the team since late 2021 and has been working in the dental field since 2014. You will find her with a smile sitting at the front desk and even helping you keep your teeth clean she is a multitasking superstar. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her loved ones either relaxing or finding a new adventure to try out together.

Claudia Pedemonte - Orinda Family Dentistry