Meet Christina Lin DDS
Dentist Palo Alto, CA
I've always believed that dentistry is my true calling because it suits my personality so well. It requires an interest in science and artistry, but most importantly a love for social interaction and working with people. The thing I find most satisfying about dentistry is the instant gratification of my work. I love that I am able to identify a problem and using my experience, educate my patients and fix it.
I was born and raised in the South Bay area and absolutely love living here with my husband and toddler son. I completed my undergraduate work at UC Berkeley and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA. My heart has always been in the Bay Area so upon graduating from UCLA I returned to complete my residency training at the VA Palo Alto Hospital.
I am very proud that I was able to utilize my skills with the veteran population through my residency at the VA Palo Alto and subsequent work with the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program. To be able see the change you can make in someone's life through improving oral function and confidence is a powerful thing and only drives me to continue to build upon my education.
When I am not working, I enjoy cooking and working my other full-time job, being a mom. If I were not a dentist, I would most certainly be a chef. I see a lot of connections between both professions including leadership and the ability to be precise yet think outside of the box. Also, both professions involve the mouth!
I am beyond excited to be at Palo Alto Oral Health and am grateful for this opportunity to serve my community. I very much look forward to meeting you.