Meet The Dentists
Dr. Julita Patil is a native Californian and grew up right here in the Bay Area. She loves the area so much that she never really wandered off too far. After attending Ygnacio Valley High School, Dr. Patil graduated from UC Davis in 1994 with a degree in Biochemistry. From there she went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at UC San Francisco in 1998.
Dr. Patil is an active member in numerous reputable professional organizations such as the Contra Costa Dental Society, the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She is an active board member of the Contra Costa Dental Society. Dr. Patil is also involved in the Partnership Implant Study Group, continuously advancing her education in the rapidly changing field of Dental Implants.
LARA KACHACHI, DDS
Dr. Lara Kachachi received her DDS from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Prior to pursuing her dental degree, Dr. Kachachi earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. After some time spent working in nuclear imaging, Dr. K was inspired by her aunt (the only dentist in the family) to change paths and pursue a career in dentistry. She went on to earn an M.S. in Biomedical Science from Florida Atlantic University while shadowing and assisting at her aunt’s dental clinic, before moving to the west coast to attend UOP.
Dr. Kachachi fell in love with the Bay Area during her time in SF, and decided to stay here indefinitely after graduating from dental school.
Dr. Kachachi takes a conscientious approach in caring for her patients. She strives to empower patients to take an active role in their well-being and oral health by emphasizing patient education and understanding. Above all, Dr. Kachachi wants her patients to feel comfortable and at-ease.
In her free time, Dr. Kachachi loves to get outside! On the weekends you can find her hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, or taking a mini road trip for a fun new adventure. She also takes every opportunity she can to give back to the community, and volunteers for pro-bono dental events regularly.
meet the team
Christina Rodriguez, RDA / Business Team – Christina has been with Dr. Patil for four years now but that is only the tip of the iceberg of her twenty-two years of dental experience. Christina loves being in the dental field because of the instant gratification that the patient’s receive. When she isn’t in the office she enjoys watching her kids participate in sports, walking her two dogs and spending time with her husband and kids.
Regina Sorisio, RDA / Business Team – After Dr. Patil expanded her office Regina joined her team and has been with Dr. Patil for one year now. Regina brings twenty-two years of dental experience to our team that includes front and back office training. Regina chose dentistry for her field of work because she loves to grow relationships with people while giving them the healthiest smile they can have. Dentistry has been a dream job for Regina since she was a young girl. On her days off Regina loves to travel, go camping and spend time with her family.
Stephanie Ramos, RDA / Business Team – Stephanie started her journey in the dental field with Dr. Patil three years ago and couldn’t be happier! She enjoys the smile transformations, patient satisfaction and patient care that she is a part of day to day. When Stephanie is home she is enjoying quality time with her one year old son and husband in their new home.
Kathy Robishaw, RDH – Kathy has been working in the dental field as a hygienist for over 30 years and joined Dr. Patil’s team when Dr. Patil took over Dr. Hamanaka’s practice after he retired. Kathy loves the relationships she has developed over the years with her patients and being able to see their children and grandchildren grow. Kathy is happily married with three sons who all live happily with their significant others. When Kathy isn’t at work you can find her outside enjoying running, biking, hiking and golfing.
Diane Townsend, RDH – Diane has been part of Dr. Patil’s team since Dr. Patil expanded in the Summer of 2018 and brings 33 years of experience to the table. Diane loves working as a hygienist because of the health care and education she brings to patients, Diane is constantly learning more to better her patient’s knowledge about dentistry. When Diane isn’t in the office you can find her hula dancing, going to theater plays and watching the Giants play.