Dr. Niki Fallah is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her pediatric residency training from the University of California, San Francisco as well as a master’s program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. She obtained a DDS from the University of Southern California and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Fallah is currently a part-time assistant clinical professor in the department of pediatric dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco as well as the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of dentistry. She is very passionate about teaching and feels incredibly privileged to be a part of two of the most prestigious universities in the country.
Her training has focused in treating patients from newborns to adolescents, both healthy and medically compromised. She is certified in Oral Conscious Sedation and has extensive training in hospital dental surgery.
Dr. Fallah sits on the board of directors for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also an active member of the following professional organizations:
Outside the professional realm, Dr. Fallah enjoys a variety of activities, primarily those with a creative outlet. She is an advanced yoga student and a former ballet dancer and instructor. She was born and raised in the bay area and loves calling San Francisco home.
Dr. Philip Yen is a board certified dental anesthesiologist, completing his specialty training from The Ohio State University. He completed his DDS from the University of Southern California and bachelors degree in Physiology from UCLA. Dr. Yen graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected membership to the national honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Throughout his education, he has been involved in many research projects including anesthetic drug profiling, novel ophthalmic protein characterization, and DNA repair mechanisms. He serves on the board of directors for the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Yen finds serving the pediatric and special needs population very rewarding, as these groups are often the ones who present with the greatest level of fear and apprehension. In addition to serving these patients, Dr. Yen travels to Nicaragua annually to provide anesthesia and aid in promoting health to those who have limited access to care.
As a bay area native, Dr. Yen spent much of his time in Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Santa Cruz, as well as supporting his San Jose Sharks. He enjoys doing any manner of outdoor activity, diving into books, being with family, and spending time in the kitchen crafting dinner parties for friends.
Dr. Sona was born in Armenia and moved to Southern California with her family when she was 2 years old. She grew up in the sunny San Fernando Valley and went on to complete her undergraduate studies in Biology at UCLA. She then moved to San Francisco to pursue her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at UCSF. Dr. Sona worked as a general dentist in San Francisco for two years before returning to UCSF for her Orthodontic residency. She concurrently earned a Master's in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, studying how to protect teeth from the cavities that occur around braces during orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Sona currently lives in San Francisco and works at various orthodontic practices around the bay area and is excited to join the Mills-Peninsula team! When she is not having fun working alongside Dr. Niki, Dr. Sona is also working towards starting an orthodontic clinic for children with craniofacial anomalies at Children's Hospital Oakland.
Dr. Sona is also a member of the following organizations:
Dr. Sona loves singing along to Disney soundtracks, exploring the natural beauty of the bay area and experimenting with ingredients in the kitchen.
Julie has been working in the dental field for more than 20 years, starting out as a dental assistant in private practice. She spent most of her career in the corporate world, working for a major dental insurance company before joining Mills-Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Julie has a great deal of experience with customer service and handling financial operations. Her many years of experience and knowledge will help answer any questions or concerns you may have in regards to your child’s dental appointment or insurance coverage. Julie was raised in Millbrae and has lived in the Bay Area her whole life. During her free time she enjoys cooking, photography and exploring the outdoors with her four dogs.
Mona has been an RDA for over 10 years. She is trained and experienced in both pediatric sedation and general anesthesia cases. One of Mona's greatest passions is working with children and promoting positive oral health care. She takes annual international mission trips to third world countries- providing dental services to underserved children.
Maria has been working in the pediatric dental field since 1985. She is trained as a hospital and sedation assistant. She is fluent in Spanish. Maria has been living in the Bay Area for many years and enjoys spending her free time with her three daughters.
Mei has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2005. She has been living in Millbrae for many years, where she raised her two children who are both currently away at college. She is trained as both a pediatric and orthodontic assistant. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.
Seerat has a Bachelors in Dental Surgery from The National Dental College and Hospital in Chandigarh, India. She plans on attending the International Dentistry Program at UCSF in the near future but for now is happy gaining work experience at Mills-Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. She has been working in the dental field since 2009 and has a focused interest in orthodontics. During her free time Seerat enjoys visiting wineries, practicing yoga and playing with her dogs, Maccabee and George Washington.