About Us

Our Mission

Welcome to Hopscotch Children’s General Dentistry. Our mission is to provide excellent dental care to kids of all ages in a fun, positive environment. Our brand new, modern office offers the most up-to-date technology and equipment that allow us to deliver the highest level of service to our young patients and their families. Our focus is on oral health education and preventative care to keep your kids’ smiles healthy and strong. We know that a child’s first dental experiences can shape a lifetime of oral health, and we are committed to helping your little one feel secure and happy at our office. We truly believe in treating our patients as members of our own family, with love and compassion.

Our Doctors

Dr. Yasmine Zaeni

Dentist

Dr. Zaeni grew up in Clayton and earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology. At Cal she spent summers working with kids as a science teacher and camp counselor. Quickly she discovered both an affinity for healthcare sciences, and a love for working with children. In 2003, Dr. Zaeni completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors at UOP School of Dentistry. She graduated knowing she wanted to blend her two passions. For over 15 years she has dedicated her career to serving the dental needs of children throughout Northern California.

In her free time, Dr. Zaeni enjoys time outdoors, cycling, skiing and hiking with friends and family. She lives in the East Bay with her husband Tim, an Engineer and Navy Veteran, their toddler daughter Eve, and their Great Dane, Brutus. She looks forward to welcoming you to the Hopscotch Children’s Dentistry family.

Dr. Zaeni is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Contra Costa Dental Society.

Dr. Negar "Niki" Boloorchi

Dentist/Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Negar “Niki” Boloorchi obtained her doctoral dental degree from USC School of Dentistry.

After graduating, she went on to complete the two-year dental anesthesiology residency progratm at Loma Linda University. Dr. Boloorchi loves working with children and getting know their families. She is a strong supporter of preventative dentistry and her mission is to create a safe and comfortable experience for her patients.

Dr. Boloorchi is a proud member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Contra Costa Dental Society, and a is a fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. She is a continuing dental education provider for the California Dental Board and holds certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Our Staff

Laura Pineda

Office Manager

Laura was born and raised in the east bay and there’s nothing she enjoys more than working with local children and families. She especially loves when kids show her the teeth they’ve lost and share how brave they were at the dentist. Laura has extensive experience working in both the pediatric dentistry field and in elementary education. She is a proud wife and mother of two beautiful, happy, and amazing kids. She and her family enjoy fishing, sightseeing, museums, and road trips.

Leticia Johnson

Registered Dental Assistant

I've always loved working with kids because I learn so much from them. I try to take a personal interest in each child I see, remember things we talked about and helping them feel special. In my free time I enjoy camping, watching my son play soccer and my daughter playing softball.

Stacy Summers

Registered Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in the east bay. After earning a psychology degree from San Diego State I started my career working with children living in group homes. I later went back to school to become a registered dental assistant and have been in pediatric dentistry for 11 years. My passion is helping kids see that coming to the dentist can be a fun experience. In my free time I enjoy sports with my three beautiful children.

Brittany Carranza

Dental Assistant

Brittany is a Concord native and graduate of Clayton Valley High School. Working with children has always been her passion, so she studied Early Childhood Education and was a preschool teacher before becoming a mom herself. She later followed in her dear grandmother’s footsteps into the dental field and became a dental assistant. Brittany has many years of experience working in pediatric dentistry and she loves helping children feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and fiancé, and hiking with her Border Collie, Apollo.

Our Office

We know you and your kids will love coming to visit!

Our newly built, modern office was designed with your family’s comfort, safety and enjoyment in mind.

  • For parents we offer a cafe station and complimentary wifi.
  • Our office is equipped with gaming systems, movies and toys for all ages. Each patient chair has it’s own TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to keep kids entertained during their visits.
  • Our open floor plan is great for parents with multiple children so the whole family can feel at ease during their dental visits.
  • We offer digital x-rays that emit the lowest possible radiation, as well as being more environmentally friendly by eliminating chemicals and waste.
  • We also employ the most modern water purification and testing systems (Steristil Central Water Treatment) to greatly reduce the risk of bacterial contamination from water lines.

Our Pediatric Dental Services

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