Meet Our Team

All professionals at Dahl Dental Practice maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Trishal Lamba
Trishal Lamba, DDS

Welcome to our page! Just a little bit about me:

I grew up in Southern California and graduated with a degree in Biology from UCLA. During my gap year before dental school, I worked with the head of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at UCLA on atherosclerosis research, eventually publishing a paper.

Attending Columbia College of Dental Medicine in New York, fulfilled two dreams in one stroke: living in New York and becoming a dentist. My tenure in New York helped me mature into the person I am today: someone who loves Broadway musicals, great food, and exploring. During my time in dental school I worked in student government as a Yearbook editor and Social Chair.I also served as President of the American Association of Women Dentists Organization.

I continued my dentistry training at the UCLA VA hospital with a General Practice Residency.

My love of volleyball led me to my career in dentistry. Watching my dentist restore my chipped front teeth after an accident in a game, I saw how important excellent dentistry can be to a person’s health, sense of well being and self confidence. I realized I wanted to be part of that process. 

I have been practicing dentistry in the bay area for over 15 years and have been a part of the Menlo Park community for some time as well. Our family is a part of the community, as my husband owns his own business down the street, Neil Dahl Jewelers. Hence the name, Dahl Dental Practice.  My free time is usually spent with family and friends or rediscovering my love of exploration with our son. Seeing things through a child’s eye is so amazing and fun to watch so I am always looking for some adventure we can be a part of together. It can be as simple as Riding the CalTrain to Mountain View or discovering old movies together. 

Staff Members
Staff Members
Peg Crookston
Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a dental hygienist with more than 30 years experience in local practices. I graduated from Broome Community College, Binghamton NY, with an AAS in Dental Hygiene, and University of Massachusetts, Boston MA, with a BA Women’s Studies (Art History minor). I am passionate about welcoming patients into our dental practice and providing gentle care in response to their needs.

Kristin Garcia
Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I am excited to be a part of the practice of Dr. Lamba! I am fortunate to work with such a caring group of professionals. I was born and raised in Mountain View. I completed the Dental Hygiene Program at Foothill College in 2009. I love my chosen field and look forward to seeing my patients everyday. I enjoy building relationships with my patients along with improving their overall oral health. I graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology in 2006. I was a member of the UC Davis softball team and had the thrill of playing on the 2003 NCAA National Championship Team. When I'm not cleaning teeth, I love spending time with my two daughters and husband. I also coach basketball and play softball. Looking forward to seeing you in the office! Happy cleaning!

Jenny Ponce
Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a dental hygienist with 15 years of experience in private practice. Dr. Lamba and I worked together before she opened up her own practice and I am very excited to work with her again. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Pacific in 2006. My priority is to help out patients meet their dental needs. I look forward to seeing you in the office.

Shalini Juneja
Registered Dental Hygienist

I started my oral health care career in 2001 as a registered dental assistant. After 5 years I decided to expand my career and became a hygienist. I really enjoy building relationships with patients, and aim to make them feel heard and comfortable while educating them on their oral health. When I'm not working, I love travelling with my husband, enjoy hiking, camping, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.

Andrea Proestos
Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, patients! I began my dental career in 2002. What I love most about dentistry is connecting with my patients. I pride myself in being a comfort to patients with special concerns and fears. I grew up in the Peninsula, and still reside in San Mateo. I am an animal lover ( please bring your pups to visit me),In my spare time I love working in my vegetable garden, I am a sports enthusiast, I especially love rooting on the Pittsburgh Steelers. I look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you to our practice!

Gia Leonardo
Office Manager, RDA

I started working in the dental field in 2006 as a dental assistant initially. Being cross trained as a dental assistant and office manager allows me to help patients better understand their treatments, financial responsibilities, and insurance coverage. When I’m not busy with work, I love reading, traveling to different beach and foodie destinations, visiting Disney parks, and watching Broadway and Cirque du Soleil shows. I’m also the proud mama of Coco, our office’s mascot and head of emotional support.

Head of Emotional Support

Woof! Woof! My name is Coco. I work hard everyday as Dahl Dental’s Head of Emotional Support and mascot. I’m a very good girl. I wuv giving out kissies, napping, and begging for food. I have no teeth because I wouldn’t let my mommy brush them… So don’t be like me! Be sure to say “Hi!” to me when you come visit us!

Dahl Dental Practice
Trishal Lamba, DDS, Inc.
1300 University Dr # 7, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed