14 Cernon Street Vacaville, CA 95688
Jason O'Brien, DDS
Dr. Jason O'Brien is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry where he was elected to the Honor Society. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and UCSF Alumni Association as well as numerous other honor societies. In the community, Dr. O'Brien is a member of the Vacaville Rotary Club.
Vagan Tapaltsyan, DDS, PhD
A Berkeley resident since 2010, Dr. Tapaltsyan spent the first part of his childhood in Europe, attending a foreign language immersion preparatory school before moving to the US for high school. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he was also a member of the sailing team. Continuing on his lifelong path of going West, Dr. Tapaltsyan moved to California for graduate studies and received both his DDS and PhD in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine from UCSF, where he currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor and is the Director of Evidence-Based Dentistry Program.
In addition to practicing dentistry and teaching, Dr. Tapaltsyan's research interests include understanding how dental stem cells develop and evolve, which can one day help us regenerate new teeth and bone. He has authored many research articles and book chapters on this subject and lectures internationally.
Dr. Tapaltsyan is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and the American Academy of Laser Dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys occasional crewing for sailboat races, drawing, hiking, reading, and exploring the great outdoors with his German shorthair pointer Duke.
Chris Rodriguez, DDS FICOI
A classmate of both Drs. O'Brien and Tapaltsyan, Dr. Rodriguez was recruited by Vacaville Dental Professionals for his superb knowledge of implant dentistry. He completed the prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry training at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.