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Dr. Christine Rimi Kobayashi

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Dr. Christine Rimi Kobayashi

Aloha and E Komo Mai!  (Hello and Welcome!)

I'm Dr. Christine Kobayashi, but my patients call me Dr. Rimi.

When you step into our office, you will notice a Hawaiian theme throughout our facility.  That’s because I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It wasn't until I went to the University of the Pacific that I became interested in dentistry.  Growing up, I always had an affinity working with children, but it wasn't until I was at Northwestern University Dental School that I found  my passion for pediatric dentistry.  As a dental student, I  volunteered at the People's Clinic, which provided inner-city children with dental treatment.  I also spent a summer in Colorado, working with migrant farmers' children at La Clinica Salud.  On the weekends, I  worked at a prestigious pediatric dental practice in Chicago, IL .

 

After graduating from dental school, I continued my training at Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital in their Pediatric Dentistry residency program.  I spent two years providing dental care to children of many different medical needs, served on multi-specialty teams, and rotated through different departments. During my second year of residency, I served as chief resident for the dental department.

 

Upon finishing my training, I relocated to the East Bay to be with my husband, who grew up in the Bay Area.  I have been practicing in the East Bay since 2000 and started this practice in 2005.  I have been given the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  I am also an active member of the American Dental Association, Contra Costa Dental Society, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentists.

 

During my free time, I enjoy spending it with my husband and three children around the Bay Area and traveling abroad.  We love immersing ourselves in other cultures and learning new things.  My family and I also enjoy winter sports and spending time outdoors with our two mini Aussies.

 

If you have any questions about me or our practice, please feel free to let us know.

 

Mahalo (thank you) and I look forward to seeing you!