Meet The Doctor

Dr. Daniel S. Tanita

Dr. Daniel S. Tanita

He also received training in Cosmetic Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco, with Dr. Harry Albers.

A member of several professional organizations and societies, Dr. Tanita is also an active volunteer in his West Contra Costa County community, where he supports an annual Free Dental Clinic for low-income children and serves as a volunteer director at the Brookside Community Dental Clinic.

An active member of the Richmond Rotary Club, in March 2007 Dr. Tanita hosted a group of Russian dental professionals through the Rotary's Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP).

“What PEP does is important for U.S.—Russian relations,” says Dr. Tanita of the program. “PEP has a unique function in training thousands of individual business owners to learn entrepreneurship at a grassroots level. Those entrepreneurs then take their new ideas and their enthusiasm back to Russia, where they grow their businesses and, in turn, stimulate the businesses and profession in their community to do better by learning new ideas.”

A native of Arizona, Dr. Tanita enjoys living with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has spent the past 30 years.


Daniel S. Tanita, D.D.S

About Daniel S. Tanita, D.D.S

Our office is equipped and staffed to treat most dental procedures in-house. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment for sterilization and infection control, ensuring the protection of the patients. We offer a warm and pleasant environment, and our staff is highly trained and people-oriented. If specialty treatment is required, we consult and refer to the best specialists in our area.


We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. D.S. Tanita, DDS and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 510-256-5116 and experience why our patients think Daniel S. Tanita, D.D.S is the best dentist in San Pablo.



Meet The Team



Melinda Pinlac

Melinda Pinlac

Registered Dental Hygienist

Melinda was born in San Francisco and lived in the Philippines for four years. After that, she grew up in the Rodeo-Hercules area. Melinda started working as a dental assistant in 2001. She has experience as a Registered Dental Assistant in orthodontics, general and pediatric dentistry. In 2006 she graduated from the dental hygiene program at Chabot College in Hayward and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since then. She is an avid Bible student and regularly volunteers at dental clinics in New York. She enjoys singing karaoke, hiking and traveling. Melinda loves different cultures, and is currently learning the Punjabi and Hindi languages.



Caroline Ruaro

Caroline Ruaro

Business Assistant

Caroline was born and raised in San Francisco where she attended Balboa High School and City College of San Francisco. She moved to the East Bay in 1999. Caroline is happily married to husband Charlie and is a mother of two, Christion 15 and Crystel 10. She loves spending time with family. Her hobbies are reading and dancing hula. She has worked for Dr. Tanita for one year now. “Dr. Tanita and his office staff are wonderful to work with. I feel like I am surrounded by family.



Charisse Chin-Le

Charisse Chin-Le

Office Manager

A native of San Francisco, Charisse graduated from Galileo High School and San Francisco State University. Charisse has over 30 years of experience in the Dental Profession in the area of Managerial Administration. Charisse is Dr. Tanita's Office Manager and recently celebrated her 17th year with the practice. She loves our patients and has found her service to the community very rewarding. Charisse is married to husband Qu c. She has a son Jeff, his wife Cattleya, granddaughter Kayley who will be 2 years old, and younger son Christopher. Her interests are traveling, reading and teaching Hula.



Ana Mendoza

Ana Mendoza

Dental Assistant

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Christina Velazquez

Christina Velazquez

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Teresa Perez

Teresa Perez

Registered Dental Assistant

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Scottie Chapman

Scottie Chapman

Registered Dental Hygienist

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