1760 Solano Ave. Suite 309, Berkeley, CA 94707
Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Lillian Dashiell, DDS
A Bay Area native, Dr. Lillian Dashiell attended College Preparatory High School in Oakland. She then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with dual B.A.’s in English and Psychology from Colorado College. She then completed a post-baccalaureate in Pre-Med at Mills College, and attended dental school at University of California San Francisco. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Prior to dentistry, Dr. Dashiell pursued her interest in behavioral science as an adolescent mental health counselor, and then a yoga teacher in San Francisco. As a provider she especially enjoys working with families, and those who experience anxiety in a dental setting. She works closely with patients to develop and implement individually-tailored treatment plans in a family style environment.
Outside of work Dr. Dashiell can be found with her six year old daughter, Jenny, and their Corgi on weekend trips to the snow, the tennis court, or horseback riding.
Dr. Vagan Tapaltsyan, DDS, PhD
A Berkeley resident since 2010, Dr. Tapaltsyan spent the first part of his childhood in Europe, attending a foreign language immersion preparatory school before moving to US for high school. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he was also a member of the sailing team. Continuing on his lifelong path of going West, Dr Tapaltsyan moved to California for graduate studies and received both his DDS and PhD in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine from UCSF, where he currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor and is the Director of Evidence-Based Dentistry Program.
In addition to practicing dentistry and teaching, Dr. Tapaltsyan's research interests include understanding how dental stem cells develop and evolve, which can one day help us regenerate new teeth and bone. He has authored many research articles and book chapters on this subject and lectures internationally.
Dr Tapaltsyan is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and American Academy of Laser Dentistry. In his spare time he enjoys occasional crewing for sail boat races, drawing, hiking, reading, and exploring the great outdoors with his German shorthair pointer Duke.