About Us

Our Mission

Welcome to Hopscotch Children’s General Dentistry. Our mission is to provide excellent dental care to children 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


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 program 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.

Dr. Reshma Jawale


Dr Reshma Jawale, "Dr. J", grew up in India and knew early on that she wanted to pursue dentistry. She earned her Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) there and then moved to Australia in 1993. In Australia she joined the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and became an honorary faculty member. She very much enjoyed teaching dentistry and working with the underprivileged in the community.

Dr Jawale then moved to California with her husband and two kids in 2006. Since then she has been practicing pediatric dentistry in the East Bay. Dr Jawale loves working with children and is passionate about providing high quality dental care with patience and kindness.

Dr Jawale is a member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association and a member of Contra Costa Dental society.

Outside work she enjoys reading, going to movies and exploring different cuisine with family.

Dr. Andrew Lam


Dr. Lam recently returned to California after living all across North America. Dr. Lam earned his dental degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah in 2015. He then traveled all the way to the frozen landscape of Bangor, Maine to complete a rigorous General Practice Residency (GPR) at Penobscot Community Health Center. Upon completion of his GPR program, Dr. Lam had extensive experience working with children and patients with special needs.

He has had the opportunity to work in underprivileged communities, and in mobile clinics to help reach underserved populations and culminated in being promoted to a supervising dentist in a pediatric office in Lancaster, CA. He revels in the opportunity to introduce children to dentistry by striving to make their experience fun, welcoming and friendly. He always aims to make the experience as positive as possible. To Dr. Lam, there is nothing more rewarding than developing a lasting relationship with his patients, based on gentle and compassionate care. During each and every visit, Dr. Lam takes time to interact with each child.

While not working, Dr. Lam loves spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid snowboarder having logged more than 100 days during one of his seasons. During his stay in Maine, he completed his first running event ever in the Mount Desert Island Marathon. He also enjoys hiking, photography, traveling, and reading books whenever possible.

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.

Brooke Warner

Registered Dental Assistant

Brooke grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Clayton Valley Charter High School in 2018. She attended Carrington College’s dental assistant program and graduated in 2020. She has always enjoyed working with children! In her free time she enjoys going on vacation, shopping, and spending time with her family!

Michelle Moore

Registered Dental Assistant

Michelle was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has worked in pediatric dentistry for 13 years. She enjoys educating children and their families on oral health. In her free time she loves spending time with her daughter, traveling, boating, going to the beach, cooking and trying new foods. She is also an avid crafter and enjoys being creative.

Lita Alvarado

Treatment Coordinator

Lita is an East Bay native who has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. She started out as a dental assistant and transitioned later to the front desk as a treatment coordinator. Lita is married with three beautiful children and loves to travel. She looks forward to welcoming you to Hopscotch Children's Dentistry.

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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