Meet The Team

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.


Registered Dental Assistant

Christy has been with San Mateo Dental Care for 10 years! As Dr. Belen’s primary chairside assistant, she enjoys forming relationships with all of the patients.  Christy enjoys interacting with patients on a personal level and supporting their overall well-being.  Christy is knowledgeable with dental insurance as well as a great resource for many patients in all aspects of their dental needs.  

As a mother of two boys she enjoys outdoor activities, visits to the zoo and museums around the Bay Area. She loves spending quality time with family and friends.

(Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese)



Registered Dental Hygenist

Erika is a licensed registered dental hygienist since 2012. She is trained and licensed to give local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), digital radiographs and photos, sealants, periodontal treatment including scaling and root planning (deep cleanings). She will work with Dr. Belen to give you a comprehensive evaluation that includes a review of your medical condition and an oral cancer screening.

While growing up Erika's dentist let her watch procedures performed in her parents which inspired both her interest in dentistry and her friendly welcoming manner. Her focus is on education and helps patients take control of their own oral health.

Native of the Bay Area she graduated from Carrington College of San Jose where she earned Associate’s of Applied Science in dental hygiene, as well as receiving her Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Erika's interests include hiking, biking, watching sports, and spending quality time with her three "fur-baby's.

(Fluent in Spanish)


Office Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant

Emy has been with San Mateo Dental Care since it was open in 2004, having transitioned from Dr. Belens San Francisco office to his San Mateo location.  Overall, she has been working with Dr. Belen for 23 years!  She first started as a dental assistant, then went on to become a registered dental assistant.  She has transitioned to overseeing all front desk responsibilities such as coordinating appointments, financial arrangements, insurance coordinator and everything in between. 

Emy loves spending time on Burlingame Avenue with her husband and when her daughter is home from college.  

(Fluent in Tagalog)


Dental Assistant

Angela has been with San Mateo Dental Care for 3 years.  She is knowledgeable with assisting patients navigate their dental insurance, financial arrangements, as well as assist chairside.  She received her x-ray license and is able to take digital x-rays and 3D scans using the Prexion machine. 

When Angela is not at work, she enjoys puppies, long walks on the beach, dinner and dancing, and spending time with family and friends.


Office Coordinator

Christina has been working at San Mateo Dental Care for 8 years.  She is responsible for maintaining all outside professional relationships and the organization of the practice.  When she is in the office, she helps coordinate the patient doctor schedule, checks and explains dental insurance benefits, and helps set up financial plans aimed at the best interest of the patients individual goals. 

When she is not at work, Christina spends most of her time with her family.  She enjoys travelling and staying active.