Meet Our Team


Helen Torres

Office Manager

Helen graduated from San Francisco City College in 1987 with a degree in dental assisting. She became a registered dental assistant in the same year, and has worked in both the front and back office ever since. She has been a part of Dr. Whitley’s team since 2001, and now manages the practice. After more than 25 years in the dental field, Helen has gained extensive Dental and Insurance knowledge and is able to answer most questions. Helen is bilingual, so she and is happy to help those who speak Spanish.

In her free time, Helen enjoys watching sports, especially baseball. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and her two dogs Scooter and Joey.


Beatriz Gonzalez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Beatrice hails from Fresno, CA. She is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in anthropology, and Diablo Valley College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is excited about helping people Keep their smiles bright and enjoys educating her patients on home care, but her biggest joy is building relationships of trust and friendship with her patients.

In her time off, Beatrice is happy at home with her husband and her two young daughters.

Lee-Anne Atkinson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lee-Anne began her fabulous dental journey at the age of sixteen and became a dental hygienist at age twenty-one.  Dentistry continues to be a remarkable road, and her passion for her work continues to grow.

Lee-Anne hails Seattle, WA and migrated south to California where the sun always shines. She moved to the Bay Area from the Central Coast of California in 2016. She is happy and proud to be working with Dr. Whitley- dentist extraordinaire!  She loves to boogie board, read, hike and cook. She believes in practicing kind and friendly dental care, with an emphasis on serving my patients needs to the highest standards.

Kate Jabson

Registered Dental Assistant

Kate has worked in the dental field for twenty-five years.  She began her career in Berkeley as an assistant in an endodontic practice and then moved into general dentistry in Pleasanton and Milpitas. She has made a full circle in coming to be a part of our practice.

Kate loves dentistry and is happy to be a part of our team helping create beautiful smiles.  When she is not at work, Kate is a die-hard Warriors fan and loves spending time with her grandson.