Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry

Meet the Team at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry

Dr. Amy Au

Dr. Amy Au

Prosthodontist

Dr. Au received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Science from the University of the Pacific. She then attended the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS).

During her studies, Dr. Au found her passion for restorative dentistry and went on to attend three additional years of training in the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and receive her Masters of Oral Science degree. She is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP).

As part of her commitment to providing her patients with cutting-edge restorative dentistry, Dr. Au stays current with the latest advancements in dentistry, including state-of-the-art technology and updated techniques and materials. She relentlessly strives for excellence and has been recognized for her achievements with numerous honors and awards, including:

  • 2nd Place in John J. Sharry Prosthodontics Research Competition, ACP
  • Tau Kappa Omega, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Honor Society
  • OKU Clinical Excellence Award in Removable Prosthodontics
  • Quintessence Research Award for Outstanding Research Achievement
  • Listing in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges – Outstanding Merit and Accomplishment
  • Hinman Award for Excellence in Research

Dr. Au is also an active member of the following associations:

  • Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • American College of Prosthodontics Fellow (ACP)
  • International Association of Dental Research (ADR)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Associate Member, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics 
  • Editor of Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics, Newsletter 
  • Board Member, Berkeley Dental Society 

Dr. Au was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a foodie and a yogi. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her significant other, Matthew, who is also a dentist.

Dr. Donald Curtis

Dr. Donald Curtis

Prosthodontist

Dr. Donald Curtis has been a practicing prosthodontist in Berkeley for over twenty years and has also been a professor at the University of California San Francisco since 1986. 

Dr. Curtis graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in general sciences, received a DMD dental degree from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center and a certificate in prosthodontics from the University of Southern California, and went on to earn a certificate in maxillofacial prosthodontics from University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Curtis has held faculty appointments at USC, UCLA, and UCSF.

At UCSF, Dr. Curtis works with graduate students training to become prosthodontists. He has published over 50 articles in scientific literature ranging from how to decrease and/or reverse cavities to how implants work and how quality-of-life issues are related to dental procedures. 

A native of Alameda, Dr. Curtis enjoys hiking and reading in his spare time.

Marilyn - Office Manager

Marilyn

Office Manager and Patient Coordinator

Marilyn graduated from NYCC in 1972 and has been working at Berkeley Prosthodontics since 2002. She enjoys working as part of a dedicated team and taking the time to get to know patients coming to the practice

Marilyn has resided in Alameda with her husband for 35 years. In her free time, she loves walking outdoors, belly dancing, ethnic dance, reading, and spending time with family.

Sheilia

Dental Assistant

Sheilia was born and raised in California. She moved to Atlanta Georgia where she received her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Certificate from Gwinnett School of Dentistry. She has been in the field for over 10 years. Her favorite part of dentistry is seeing the results from cosmetic procedures and the beautiful smiles that come along with it. Sheilia is also gentle and compassionate with the patients and has good bedside manner. Sheilia's goal is to continue with her education in dentistry so she will have a thorough knowledge in all aspects of the field. 

Sheilia is married with two sons. They live in Richmond California. On her off days, Sheilia enjoys curling up with a good book, writing poetry, and family camping trips. 

Trang Pham, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Originally from the bustling financial district of Vietnam, Trang grew up in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), where she enjoyed the diverse street food and drink. She attended the University of Medical and Pharmacy in Vietnam in 2008 and graduated in the top three percent of her class. She worked in dentistry for four years before coming to the United States.

Trang worked as a dental assistant while she attended Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California for her degree in dental hygiene and graduated in 2019.

Her favorite thing about working in dentistry is that she gets to meet so many people and help to bring a happy, healthy smile to her patients. She finds that her job is stress-free. She is a quiet person who likes to focus on her work and seeing to her patients’ needs.

When she’s away from the dental office, you will often find Trang sleeping, shopping, or enjoying new foods.

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Dr. Au is the sweetest and most patient dentist!

Dr. Au is the sweetest and most patient dentist!!  I'm in the dental field so I'm very particular about my teeth and went on recommendation! I wanted a Prosthodontist (someone who goes to school for an extra few years to learn about implants and crowns) and am so grateful I found this office. Marilyn in the front knows me by name and is always the person I talk to on the phone- love the consistency!!! They are very accommodating and also love the parking lot because otherwise it can be a hassle to find a spot in this area. The first times I came they were out of network with my insurance (Marilyn helped me figure out submitting), with my new insurance they're in network. Been here for about two years so far :)
** shelia and Karen are also super sweet and nice to chat with even when getting a deep clean!

- Monic R.

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Important information regarding COVID-19 Safety

Welcome back!  Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY open because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members.

Our team closely follows guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, ADA, and Berkeley City in regards to existing and new personal protective equipment (PPE), updated engineering, modified administrative protocols, and extra safety practice protocols. You can expect to see some changes for your next appointment, such as pre-appointment respiratory screening, daily temperature-taking, social distanced office area, more air purification and ventilation in each operatory, staggered and lengthened appointments, and more physical barriers installed to keep the office a safe environment for everyone.

We ask that everyone 12 and older must have face cover on when you arrive at our office, and to help social distance, we may ask you and your family, companion, to wait in your car during any wait.

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Amy Au and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team