Meet the Dentists
Dr. Ronaldo Opinga, DMD
Dr. Ronaldo Opinga obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Manitoba, School of Dentistry in 2007. After completing dental school in Canada, he moved to California to practice general dentistry and soon found his passion working with kids. Dr. Opinga is a general dentist who limits his practice to children. He has over 12 years of experience providing general dentistry for children in over 18 dental offices all over Central and Northern California.
Dr. Opinga has a very strong passion and love for treating children in their dental needs. His experience, training and love for children enable him to put together an honest and proper treatment plan that is essential in gaining the trust of his patients and their parents.
Dr. Opinga is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the San Joaquin Dental Society.
In his life outside of dentistry, Dr. Opinga is a believer of Jesus Christ and loves to travel and spend time with his wife, Joyce, and their three kids, Jaden, Justine, and Jillian.
Dr. Andrew Rivamonte, DDS
Dr. Andrew A. Rivamonte is a general dentist who graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2009 with a doctor of dental surgery degree. He completed a general practice residency at the University of Michigan Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry where he treated medically compromised and special needs patients. Dr. Rivamonte is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Contra Costa Dental Society.
Dr. Rivamonte accepted a position at Bethel Kids Dental after realizing the need for dentists in the younger population who tend to have difficulty in access to dental care.
He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, collecting baseball cards, and watching sports.
Dr. Pauline Lim, DDS
Dr. Pauline Lim was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology with an emphasis in cell development at UC Berkeley, she went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She also completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI with dual hospital privileges at the University of Michigan Hospital treating medically complex and compromised patients.
After too many snowy winters in the Midwest, Dr. Lim was ready to come back home to CA, where as a general dentist, she has been practicing general dentistry for adults and children for the past 10 years. With her passion and joy in working with children and adolescents, she now wants to focus on them to emphasize the importance of early prevention and the education of childhood cavities. Her goal is to develop and build positive experiences and behaviors that will lead to good life long oral health practices for each of her patients.
Dr Lim is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Contra Costa Dental Society.
Dr. Taranvir Cheema, DDS
Dr. Taranvir Cheema was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Turlock, CA. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell and Development Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs!) and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of California San Francisco.
Growing up in a place where dental access is scarce, she was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry. She is passionate about helping patients have a painless, pleasing and comfortable dental experience. She is an enthusiast about oral hygiene. She makes sure that pediatric and adult patients get the proper education on best oral hygiene practices available and utilizes different techniques to help kids learn in enjoyable ways.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American General Dentistry Association and Stanislaus Dental Society.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Cheema enjoys Bollywood movie night with her family, spends quality time with friends, and enjoys going on adventures with her fiancé.
Dr. Raymond Lee, DDS
Dr. Raymond Lee was born in Los Angeles and lived across the world in South Korea for much of his early childhood. Later he moved back to Orange County and finally moved up to the Bay for higher education. He went to UC Berkeley where he completed a double major in Integrative Biology and Psychology and later moved onto the UCSF School of Dentistry to finish his dental education.
He has been very involved in the dental community and was active in the American Student Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association. Now he is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Lee joins Bethel Kids Dental with the passion and motivation to help kids with their dental needs especially in rural communities that are underserved.