Michael S. Tobian, DDS
Gentle Walnut Creek Dentist
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Meet The Team


Dr. Michael S. Tobian


To those of you interested in learning a little more about me... I am a loyal Bruin fan having graduated from both the UCLA School of Business and the School of Dentistry. I have enjoyed a general practice background ranging from private practice, to Hospital Dentistry, to volunteer programs for under privileged children. With over 30 years of experience, I have practiced dentistry for patients of all ages. I thoroughly enjoy the art and science of Dentistry. I consider myself a lifetime student, through which I can provide the highest quality of care for my patients. I have always placed a strong emphasis on thorough diagnostic procedures, which will lead to well organized and understood treatment plans. I like patients to be involved in the decision making process. Every person has their own treatment needs, costs and objectives which will ensure comfortable, meaningful dental care to last a lifetime.

A few of the professional organizations I belong to include: The America Dental AssociationCalifornia Dental AssociationContra Costa Dental SocietyDiablo Study Club (a local affiliation of the Seattle Study Club), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and an active member of the Partnership Study Club in Walnut Creek.

My wife Brenda and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary.  We enjoy spending time golfing and hiking.  Our son is graduating at San Diego State University and our daughter is a Junior at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  To see them experiencing new beginnings and exploring their boundaries is amazing.  Of course, our Vizsla, Amber is part of most family activities.

Another passion of mine is golf. I have traveled around the world playing many famous courses. My ultimate fantasy would be to retire at age 60 and join the Senior PGA Tour, but Brenda thinks I should keep my day job.

Alec J. Temlock, DMD, MS

Board Certified Periodontist

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Temlock grew up in Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. After graduation, he joined a medical research team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Neurology for several years before moving to New York City to begin a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Several years later, Dr. Temlock decided to refocus his career towards patient-oriented outcomes and ultimately attended dental school.

Dr. Temlock graduated Cum Laude from Boston University School of Dental Medicine, receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. At graduation, he was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award recognizing his Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics. After completing dental school, Dr. Temlock continued his education as a surgical resident at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). After three years of specialty training, he was awarded his Certificate of Residency in Periodontology. While receiving his intense surgical and implant training, he also completed a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Oral and Craniofacial Biology. 

Upon completing his surgical residency training, Dr. Temlock pursued Board Certification with the American Board of Periodontology.  After two years of rigorous written and oral examinations, Dr. Temlock achieved Diplomate status which is the highest achievement recognized by any medical or dental specialty.  He continues to maintain his status as a Board Certified Periodontist on a yearly basis.

Additionally, Dr. Temlock received an academic appointment at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he continued to teach the next generation of aspiring dentists and specialists.

Dr. Temlock continues to attend symposia for continuing education around the world focusing on implant placement and restorations, advanced surgical techniques and plastic surgery, patient sedation and comfort, and safety precautions among other topics.  He strives to educate and inform patients from the very first visit, and his greatest pleasure comes from the smiles when his patients happily complete treatment.


Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice

My name is D'Et. I have been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist for over 20 years, with a total of more than 25 years in the Dental Profession. I have served as Chairperson in various positions on the Mt.Diablo Dental Hygienist Society Board. I am a current member of the CDHA and ADHA. I have been an employee of Dr. Tobian's team for over 18 years. I am an RDHAP serving those who cannot access dental care in a traditional setting.  I enjoy spending time with my six girls laughing and running them back and forth from various activities.


Office Coordinator

My name is Linda. I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I graduated from San Ramon Valley High School. I have one married daughter. I enjoy spending time with my new grandson. I have been in the dental field for all of my Professional Career. I have been working with Dr. Tobian for 20 years managing all of the front desk responsibilities.


Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Keri. I was born in Concord, CA and have lived here all my life. I have worked with Dr. Tobian for 17+ years. I have been in the Dental field for about 20 years. I really enjoy my job. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and my nephew.

Kathi Lee

Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Kathi Lee. I have been in the dental field for over 38 years. I love what I do and plan on working the next 10 years with Dr. Tobian.  I am a wife, mother, and Nonny. My husband and I raised two boys and now have moved on to the best part of parenting, grandparenting! We currently have 3 g-kids and are expecting our fourth this July. I enjoy golf, camping, boating and just anything with family or friends. My husband and I travel to Maui each June and will continue to do so with all my grandchildren. I feel lucky to be a part of Dr. Tobian's Team and look forward to meeting each and every one of his kind patients. 



Scheduling Coordinator

My name is Kristie.  I was born and raised in the bay area and currently reside in San Ramon.  I have been a registered Dental Assistant since 1991 with both front and back office experience.  I love the field of dentistry and working with people.   I have two sons, two daughters, and a wonderful husband, James.  I love spending time with friends and family, doing anything outdoors.  I'm looking forward to meeting you and happy to be part of Dr. Tobian's team.          



Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Brianna. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, I returned back to the Bay Area where I was born and raised. I worked as a dental Front Office Coordinator for 5+ years and then went on to study dental hygiene locally at Diablo Valley College. I have been a practicing RDH since 2015 and hold memberships in both the CDHA and ADHA. I am very passionate about my profession and love being part of the Tobian team! My other interests include traveling, hiking, baking, and spending time with friends and family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

 My name is Maggie. After graduating UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Communication, I decided to follow my lifelong dream and pursue the dental field. I’ve always wanted to be a hygienist and even wrote my senior research paper on it in high school. Pretty neat, huh?! I have two daughters, 3 and 5 years old and they keep me busier than I ever thought was possible! They are strong-willed, independent and sassy little things and I am incredibly blessed to be their mom! In my free time, my husband and I like to sneak away to Santa Barbara for a quick refresher or binge watch espionage shows after the kids go to bed. I feel super fortunate to be a part of Dr Tobian’s team! One of my favorite aspects of the dental field is building relationships with patients and I look forward to meeting you all!” 


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