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Elena Heredia,  DDS

Dr. Elena Heredia is a native Californian who attended the University of California, Davis where she majored in Biological Studies. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of California, San Francisco. Upon her graduation she was recognized as the Dean's scholar for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and community service. Since her graduation from dental school Dr. Heredia has strived to provide the quality dental care with genuine commitment to the overall well-being of her patients. Dr. Heredia maintains professional memberships with the American Dental Associat‚Äčion, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the San Francisco Dental Society. Dr. Heredia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She later relocated to Sacramento where she discovered her passion for dentistry. She resides in San Francisco with her family.



Madana Harvey, DDS


Dr. Madana Harvey grew up in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles to complete her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She went on to pursue her doctorate at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Harvey continued her post-graduate training at the UCLA Venice Dental Center where she received her certificate for Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  Dr. Harvey later moved to New Mexico to work at a community health clinic in association with the National Health Service Corp.  After four years in the desert, Dr. Harvey has since relocated back to the bay area to be closer to her friends and family.  Dr. Harvey's philosophy is based on a commitment to providing patients with high quality, state-of-the-art dental care with excellence and integrity.  She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, San Mateo Dental Society, and Spear Study Club.  

Linda Kuo, DDS


Dr Linda Kuo grew up in Kansas with midwest roots before moving to the west coast for school. She went to UC Berkeley for her bachelors and graduated with highest honors from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry. She completed her AEGD residency at Bay Pines Veterans Affair Hospital in Florida and came back to San Francisco for private practice.  She is always accepting new patients to improve their smiles and strives to better the dental health of her community and her patients. She teaches at UOP Dugoni School of Dentistry in pre-clinical courses and is a faculty member on the clinic floor. She is actively involved in her local and state dental societies and loves to stay busy within her professional career. Outside of dentistry, you'll find her outdoors somewhere hiking, backpacking, travelling or climbing. 



Thelma Porras, RDH


Thelma  joined Marina Grins Dental  in 2016  with over 8 years experience in the dental field. She is a graduate of Carrington College, San Jose with a degree in Dental Hygiene.Thelma believes in providing excellent prevention services without compromising patient comfort. She is a passionate advocate of dental hygiene and dental health in general. Thelma maintains professional memberships with the American Dental Hygienists'  Association, California Dental Hygienists' Association and the Mount Diablo Dental Hygiene Society. When she is not working as a Dental Hygienist, Thelma enjoys leading a local Girl Scout troop and spending time with her husband and two daughters.



Cristina Flemings, Office Manager


Cristina is dedicated to providing our patients with an amazing experience, beginning with the first phone call and continuing on through their visits.  She grew up in Napa Valley and has been in the dental field for over twelve years and loves it!  The best part of her job is helping patients understand how important oral care is.  She is also a fabulous dental assistant.  Cristina makes sure everyone feels at home and leaves the office with a smile.  She loves to joke around.  In her free time, she enjoys football and camping with her family and friends. 

Marla Tesoro, Dental Assistant

Marla was born and raised in the Philippines. She received her degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine from Unciano College. She came to the United States in 2000 and began working as a dental assistant in the Chicago area. Her 21 years of experience in the dental field has made her the friendly and compassionate person she is today. In her spare time she enjoys singing, and spending time with her husband and 3 boys.