Meet THE TEAM
Dr. Kamile Lim
Co-Owner + Dentist
Dr. Kamile Lim has called California her home for most of her life. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, where she received her B.S. in Biology with a business management minor. She then attended University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014 with awards of excellence in implant dentistry and community service. Driven by her belief in giving back, Dr. Lim has actively contributed to the community by providing free dental care at CDA Cares events and the Berkeley Free Clinic. In addition, she participated in a mission trip to rural Jamaica, serving those in need of dental care. Dr. Lim’s dedication to volunteer work extends beyond dentistry, as she takes pleasure in organizing and taking part in various community-based events.
An ardent proponent of continuing education, Dr. Lim constantly seeks to enhance her knowledge and skills. She remains enthusiastic about learning the latest techniques and researching the most advanced technologies in dentistry, particularly in the area of sleep apnea. By staying at the forefront of the field, Dr. Lim ensures that her patients receive the highest quality of care.
Dr. Kamile Lim is committed to providing excellent, lifetime dentistry to her patients. She treats her patients as if they were her family. She strives to provide a comprehensive patient-centered care where every patient is knowledgeable about their dental health, from diagnosis to treatment plan completion. When not in the office, Dr. Lim enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband, 2 sons, and her boxer, Freya.
Dr. Nashwa Aziz Elrashidy
Co-Owner + Dentist
Dr. Aziz is committed to providing the best dental care to her patients in a kind and compassionate manner and making it feel less like the usual dental visit. She believes in staying at the forefront of dentistry. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Aziz is dedicated to expanding her skill set in a way that allows her to provide the most up to date treatment. She is passionate about the field of dentistry and continues to expand her knowledge through continuing education courses such as Kois Education. Dr. Aziz had the opportunity to expand her knowledge of orthodontics through mentorship and has completed over 300 invisalign® cases. Being able to give patients a reason to smile is truly rewarding.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying the latest fitness trend, traveling, walking her dog (Lupe), and rooting for her Michigan State Spartans.
Dr. Valerie N. Johnston
Dr. Johnston was born and raised in the East Bay. She has always loved art and science which led to her passion for dentistry. Dr. Johnston believes that she has a responsibility to her family of patients to provide the best oral healthcare possible. This includes partnering with her patients in the decision making process. She does her best to ensure that they receive care in a comfortable and safe environment. As a general dentist, Dr. Johnston has a wide range of expertise including restorative, implant and esthetic dentistry.
Dr. Johnston is a graduate of the University of California at Davis where she earned a Bachelor of Scence degree in Neurobiology Physiology and Behavior. She went on to graduate in 1999 from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with a DDS degree. She graduated with honors earning her place into the TKO Dental Honor society. She also earned a coveted spot as one of four residents in the Advanced Clinical Experience Residency at UOP Dental School during which she completed advanced cosmetic cases, full mouth reconstruction training and provided instruction to dental students.
Dr. Johnston is committed to staying updated on current advances in dentistry. In addition to taking many continuing education courses, she is an ongoing member of the Partnership Study Group. Here, she meets with colleagues to discuss cases and participate in lectures with the goal of enhancing patient care. She believes that continuing education provides a direct benefit to her patients. When she is not in the office, Dr. Johnston enjoys spending time with her family, hiking the beautiful East Bay trails, photography, walking the new family puppy and learning how to mountain bike to keep up with her husband and daughters.