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Meet The Staff

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Bruce Fong, DDS - Dentist, Owner
  Dr. Bruce Fong received his DDS training at Georgetown University and The University of Southern California, graduating in 1990 from USC. He has since been practicing family dentistry in the east bay, starting in a practice with his father in Hayward, and opening Rockridge Dental in 1998. Through continuing education and professional affiliations, Dr. Fong is committed to perfecting all of his technical skills and knowledge of state-of-the-art dentistry. Dr. Fong values family and believes that health and wellness are an important part of quality dental care and prevention. Dr. Fong maintains and appreciates good communication, and knows how important it is for you to have your questions and concerns addressed in a clear and understandable manner. He also has a value for balance in life and enjoys travelling, either long distances or short road trips. As well as personal travel, Dr. Fong travels with a group called KIDS who treat children in underserved countries that would otherwise not have any access to dental care.

Filippo Cangini - Periodontist
  Dr. Filippo Cangini has been practicing dentistry since 1994. He received his DDS from the University of Siena, Italy, and his MS from State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. He is proud of his affiliations with American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the Academy of Osseointegration. In his spare time he enjoys movies, running, basketball, traveling and spending time with his family.

Doreen Wight - Office Manager
  Doreen has worked at Rockridge Dental since November 2006. Although she had previous experience in the medical field, this was her first introduction into the dental field. Her commitment is to treat all the patients with warmth, respect and sincerity, so that they feel like part of the family. Doreen has a love for travel and enjoys reading and relaxing when she's not at work.

Chris Rogers - Dental Assistant (DA), Front Desk
  Chris is the newest edition to Rockridge Dental, starting at the practice in October 2015. Chris has over 7 years of dental experience, both as a dental assistant and in the front office. He is very personable and courteous, and exudes warmth and professionalism when dealing with both the patients and staff. Chris is a musician at heart and enjoys being involved in music whenever he has the opportunity.

Kellie Buresh - Registered Dental Hygienist
  Kellie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in our office since graduating from Diablo Valley College in 2007. She was born and raised in the San Francisco East Bay area. Kellie is an avid runner and loves to be outdoors. In her off time she enjoys sports and spending time with her family.

Elizabeth Cassell - Registered Dental Hygienist
  Elizabeth is the full time dental hygienist at Rockridge Dental and has enjoyed caring for Dr. Fong's patients since 1999. Her calm demeanor and gentle touch greatly help to put our patients at ease. In her free time Elizabeth loves to read, see live music, and take road trips with her husband, Richie.

Monica Johnson - Registered Dental Hygienist
  Monica has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2002. She has worked here at Rockridge Dental on a part time basis for the past 11 years. Monica commutes in from Livermore, where she lives with her husband and 2 children. They are a growing family involved in spring softball and little league. As a family they enjoy long bike rides and spending time with family and friends. In her down time Monica enjoys reading a good book. Monica looks forward to many more years as a hygienist at Rockridge Dental.

Belen Calderon - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Dr. Cangini's Asst.
  Belen is a graduate of Mt. Diablo Registered Dental Assisting school. She has enjoyed working in the dental field since age 18. She is Dr. Cangini's chairside assistant. Belen has a passion and excitement for dentistry. Her focus is to provide high quality care for our patients, as well as make them feel comfortable and cared for throughout their visit.

Lisa Brooks - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  Lisa graduated from Mt. Diablo Dental Assisting school in 1993 and obtained her Registered Dental Assisting license that same year. Lisa has been with Rockridge Dental since December 1993, which gives her the distinction of being the longest employed person at the practice! Lisa has been involved with new technologies as they have developed. She enjoys helping our patients obtain their perfect smile and healthy mouth. Lisa has a soft spoken demeanor that assures people they are in good hands.