Dr. Viviene L. Valdez
  • Hometown: Sydney, Australia

  • Dental School: New York University

  • Organizations I belong to: ACDS, ADA, AAPD, CDA, ABPD, Solano Ave Association

  • I became a dentist because: teeth fascinated me from an early age. I used to read books on teeth when I was in grade 4. It must have been because I lost a tooth.

  • I love being a dentist because: it’s a great mix of art, science and helping people.

  • I love East Bay area because: its so green, lots of open spaces to run, walk, or bike. I love to visit the farmers market and its so accessible in the East Bay

  • If I could have any superhero powers what would it be: run fast like Dash from the Incredibles

  • I chose to work with children because: you can be silly and they will either laugh at you or tell you honestly that you are just weird.

  • My family consists of: Mom, Older sister, Older Brother, Younger sister, 2 nephews and hundreds of extended family. My parents both come from large families.

  • My community involvement: Volunteer at dental health fairs. Involved in runs-3K, 7K, half marathon, duathlon to benefit certain organizations.

  • Any Funny or Interesting facts: When I was elementary school I lead an all school aerobic workout with Footloose as my music.

  • My hobbies: Painting/drawing, reading books, cooking for family and friends

  • I’m really good at: knitting a scarf

  • My favorite movie: Harry Potter series

  • My favorite food: Chocolate

  • For fun, I like to: bike, hike or go to a new place I’ve never been to

  • If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d probably be:party planner

  • Favourite teams/sports; Go A’s. I love watching the Olympics.