Dr. Rick Van Tran
Dr. Rick V. Tran was originally born in the southern part of Vietnam and was raised in Salinas, California. He received his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from UCLA in 1999 and shortly thereafter completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. He has been practicing dentistry since 2004 and joined the Manteca practice as of October 2008.
In addition to routine General & Family Dentistry, Dr. Rick V. Tran also provides Cosmetic Dentistry and full mouth restorations, which includes, but not limited to; implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, orthodontics, and teeth whitening. He is also certified to safely sedate patients who are apprehensive about seeking dental treatment. He is committed to providing the best dental health care possible and especially loves creating beautiful, lasting smiles.
Dr. Rick V. Tran is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Joaquin Dental Society, the American Association for Orthodontics, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He is a certified Lumineer and Invisalign dentist as well.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Rick enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports (especially his favorite basketball team, the Golden State Warriors) and traveling to different countries. He is fluent in English and Vietnamese, but is constantly striving to perfect Spanish as his third language.
Read more about Dr. Rick Van Tran in the Manteca Bulletin -Helping people smile.
CDA: CA Dental Assoc
AOS: American Orthodontic Society
SJDS: San Joaquin Dental Society
DOCS: Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
ADA: American Dental Association
Our dental team's commitment continues beyond our patient's office visits. Our chair side team, RDAs (Registered Dental Assistants) Monica, Crystal, Molina and Adriana and RDHs (Registered Dental Hygienist) Erika and Kira are licensed in the State of California and they're excited to reach out to the patients to inform them the importance of dental health.
When you first arrive to Manteca Dental Care, you will be greeted by our friendly front office staff! Our receptionist greets every patient with a smile and is happy to help you in any way she can. Our hygiene coordinator, Rachel, will set up your cleaning appointments so that they will accommodate your personal schedule. Our treatment coordinator, Cynthia, will walk you through your treatment with ease and answer any questions you may have. Our accounts coordinator, Michelle, will discuss with you your insurance benefits and go over your account. Aneesa, our public relations coordinator handles all of our social media and marketing, as well as making sure you have an enjoyable experience with us. Last but not least, our office manager Le make sure everything runs smoothly.
Chief Financial Officer
I graduated from UC Davis in 2007 and help Dr. Tran (my husband) maintain the financial stability of the office. I have been in the field for over 16 years, with extensive experience with Accounts, Treatment Coordinating, Dental Benefits, as well as dental assisting. I absolutely love the interaction with patients and to see their confidence grow as their oral health improves.
Le, Office Manager
I was born in Vietnam, but raised in Salinas. I moved to Manteca to help Dr. Tran, my brother, to run the office and to raise a family in a peaceful, family town. I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. I enjoy my job, I love seeing the patients complete their treatment and get educated about their dental hygiene. I am especially fascinated by implants; it blows my mind that we can give patients a second chance of having teeth! Besides dentistry I love sports (NFL, baseball, basketball), I like to play poker and go out with my family.
Rachel, Hygiene Coordinator
I was born and raised in Manteca and I graduated from East Union. I went to Kaplan College for dental assisting, while also attending Toni & Guy where I received my cosmetology license. I'm one of the first people you'll see when you walk through our doors! I schedule all the cleaning appointments so you can leave with a bright, white smile. In my spare time I love to shop, swim and do hair.
Michelle, Accounts Coordinator
I was born and raised in San Jose, CA up until the middle of 2015. I dropped everything and decided to make the move to Manteca. In 2016, I graduated from Carrington College in Medical Billing and Coding. I then found my home at Manteca Dental Care. In my spare time, I enjoy indoor rock climbing!
Cynthia Ramirez, Treatment Coordinator
I fell into dentistry right after high school and fell in love with it knowing that I had the ability to help patients get their dental treatments done. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, shopping, and spending time with my kids.
Aneesa Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
I am currently a full time student at Stanislaus State in Turlock, working towards my B.A. in Communications. I also teach Public Speaking at Stanislaus State, as a student. I love social media and marketing which is how I ended up at Manteca Dental Care! I love connecting with both small and large groups of people. I handle our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all of our other marketing. I also love fashion, makeup, photography and going out with friends and family.
Monica Gonzalez, RDA
I have been a Manteca resident since 1988. I graduated from Manteca High and then I attended Andon College and Kaplan College. I originally wanted to go into the culinary arts, but I decided that the city life was not for me. I have always been interested in surgical procedure type of things but I knew I did not want to be in the medical field. So, I figured that the dental field would be the next step. I have now been working in the dental field for almost 15 years. I really enjoy being involved with patients and providing a comforting experience for them. Elderly patients have always been my favorite! I was in endodontic for four years, even though most people cringe when they hear the words root canal, I embrace it. Implants and extractions are also a favorite of mine. Beyond dentistry I like spending time with my son, family and friends. We love riding bikes and camping. My favorite past time is cooking. I can make a mean turkey!
Adriana Martinez, RDA
I grew up in San Jose California and graduated from the San Jose City College Dental Assisting Program in December, 2000. Ever since, dentistry has been my passion. I love working at Manteca Dental Care. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies and going camping in the summer.
Crystal Goodwin, RDA
I was born in Tracy and live in Manteca and I am a full blood Portuguese. My family is from Azores. I graduated from East Union High, then graduated from Maric College. I also took some classes at Delta College in Stockton. Beyond dentistry, I love being out in the water! Pools, lakes, and beaches! I enjoy doing activities like boating, jet skiing, and going to the waterslides. I love dentistry, which is why I chose to work in this field. I enjoy helping others and being around people. I loved going to the dentist when I was younger and always had a good experience. There is one procedure I love doing the most and that is doing I love orthodontics in particular because I love getting to see the before and after. My goal is to always make patients feel comfortable when they come into our office.
Crystal Molina, RDA
I am from Stockton and I have three children. In my spare time, I enjoy table top gaming, hiking and reading. I love working here because we are family. We all look out for one another and Dr Tran is one of the best employers I have ever had the pleasure of working for. He's great! I chose to work as an RDA because I love the complexity of people I get to work with each day. I also like serving people, so it's a win-win.
Erika Wilson, Hygienist
I chose dentistry because I love teeth! Development and science intrigues me! I love to educate others on the importance of oral healthcare and how to prevent oral disease and oral cancer.
Kira Schnieder, Hygienist
I graduated from Diablo Valley College in 1999 and soon thereafter became a registered dental hygienist. I enjoy trips to the ocean and the mountains. I love hiking, biking, kayaking and swimming. Pretty much anything outdoors! I also consider myself an amateur chef.