BPDC Team

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Our friendly dental team: Risse, Crystal, Dr. Kevin Cheng, Trish, and Marissa


Marissa Aquino, Registered Dental Hygienist: Marissa knew she wanted to be in the dental field ever since she was a small girl. She received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene at West Coast University in Anaheim, CA. Her commitment as a dental hygienist is to educate patients on the importance of oral hygiene as well as making sure each patient leaves with a clean and healthy smile. Her goal is to make her patients as comfortable as possible from beginning to the end of every treatment. Outside of the office, she likes spending her time with family and friends, working out, or exploring new places to eat.


Marisse (Risse) Bautista, Registered Dental Assistant: Marisse Bautista or better known as Risse, has been in the dental field for 13 years. She joined Dr. Cheng and his team in January 2016. Risse started her journey attending the dental assisting program at Carrington College and decided to further her education at Chabot College where she received her AA degree in Allied Health. She then took her license to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Being in the dental field is very rewarding! The ability to help and interact with patients by giving positive feedback and fantastic results in oral healthcare gives Risse pride in her work. After hours, Risse loves to be with her boyfriend and their daughter, Ava. As a major foodie, Risse also enjoys traveling, shopping, and being outdoors.


Trish Nguyen, Financial Coordinator: Trish has been in the dental field for over 17 years as a registered dental assistant and treatment coordinator. She has a passion for taking care of people. Her goal is to ensure every patient has a wonderful experience from start to finish. Trish can answer any financial or insurance questions you may have. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is a busy mom to two beautiful children. Her family is her greatest passion.


Crystal Cheng, Office Manager: With an avid sweet tooth and appreciation for good design and marketing, Crystal previously worked in the culinary industry and tech start-ups, however, she found her true calling helping others in the dental field. She loves catching up with patients as well as meeting new patients, and has found that helping others overcome their dental fears in a warm and friendly environment to be the most fulfilling service to others she can help provide. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and discovering new pastry and ice cream shops.


Call Newark Office Phone Number (510) 656-4400 to schedule your appointment at Balentine Plaza Dental Care.