Our Berkeley Dental Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.


Meet Thomas Arnold, D.D.S.

A descendant of three generations of health professionals (his grandfather was one of the first African American dentists in the South), Dr. Thomas Arnold never considered any other occupation. He grew up “hanging around the dental office,” watching his grandfather work while discussing community politics.


Meet Wendi Wilson, D.D.S.

Dr. Wendi Wilson is one of the driving forces of a team whose community service efforts teach children about the importance of dental hygiene.


Meet Sylvia Balbarez, D.D.S.

Dr. Sylvia Balbarez has taken a special training in periodontal disease and has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years.


Meet Puja Mistry, D.D.S.

Dr. Mistry was born and raised in Southern California and recently moved to Berkeley, CA. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biology in 2006, she moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During her time on the East coast, she had an opportunity to live in Bangor, Maine and worked as a student dentist at the Penobscot Community Health Center treating an underserved population of adults and children.

While at Tufts, she was a member the admissions committee and played an active role interacting with and interviewing prospective dental students. After graduating from Tufts with a D.M.D. in 2011, she returned to the west coast to pursue a two year general practice residency at the Sepulveda V.A. Dental Clinic in Los Angeles. After her residency, she remained with the V.A. as a staff dentist working with the per diem homeless veterans program in addition to working in private practice.

These experiences have helped mold her philosophy and she believes that compassion, ethics and dental education are the key to patient care.


Meet Kim X. Tran, D.D.S.

Dr. Tran graduated from UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Science and received his doctoral degree from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. Dr. Tran is an active community member, volunteering his service for underprivileged patients with organizations such as the Berkeley Free Clinic, CDA Cares, Tzu Chi Foundation, and Remote Area Medical.

Dr. Tran is committed to providing the highest level of care to his patients. He continues his education through study clubs and CE courses in the advancements in dentistry.

In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, food adventures, watching mixed martial arts, and spending time with his family.


Meet Gloria Tucker, RDA

Gloria Tucker RDA has been a Registered Dental Assistant with Arnold and Wilson for thirty years. Her goal is to continue to improve in all aspects of her work