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Office Tour
Enjoy this tour of our exceptional Diablo Hills Dental Excellence office. You will find that our office is state-of-the-art down to the last detail. Each and every one of our patients feels protected, comfortable and relaxed when they sit back on the cushion chairs in our cosmetic and general dentistry facility. Your comfort is our top priority and we are excited to see you and help you have the best and most pleasant dental experience possible.
Charlie Palano, DMD

Have you ever met a professional who immediately makes you feel at ease? Are sure you are being listened to? Is your best interest being put forward? General Dentist, Dr. Palano has been treating patients with this type of trusted care for over 35 years.

Antioch Dentist, Dr. Palano has created and nurtured a practice that meets and exceeds your expectations of trust and exceptional care. His focus is bringing his patients only the best that dentistry has to offer by keeping himself and his staff trained in the latest advances and techniques in both cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry.

In fact, Dr. Palano is one of the elite dentists worldwide who have passed the rigorous standards set by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to achieve accredited status. This recognition is earned after undergoing advanced and extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and demonstrating the highest level of technical skill and ability. 

Recognized for his ability in cosmetic dentistry and smile enhancement, Dr. Palano was chosen as the official cosmetic dentist of the Miss California USA pageant for 5 years. Dr Palano was responsible for ensuring that Miss California would take an outstanding smile with her to the Miss USA pageant. Dr. Palano has also lectured nationally and has been a guest speaker for Bay Area television and radio stations.

Dr. Palano’s skill and experience is equally matched by his compassion. As an active member of the community, Dr. Palano has rehabilitated the mouths of victims of domestic violence through the "Give Back a Smile” program. Because Dr. Palano’s passion for dentistry does not stop at the end of the work day, he continues his post graduate studies with hundreds of hours of continuing dental education at some of the most recognized teaching institutions in the world.

Dr. Palano is an active and contributing member of several professional dental organizations, including:



Dr. Palano is married and has 3 active teenagers. He and his family enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including snow skiing and their annual backpacking trip in the Sierra Mountains.

Come meet Antioch Dentist, Dr. Palano for a no charge dentistry consultation to see what the Diablo Hills Dental Excellence difference is! He proudly serves the Antioch, California area.

Nima Afsari, DDS
Dr. Nima has had the pleasure of practicing dentistry in both Arizona and Southern Oregon, though he calls California home. His philosophy is that a tooth is not just a tooth; It belongs to a person, a person belongs to a family, and a family belongs to a community. For him, the most rewarding aspect of dentistry is the ability to give a patient a new, confident smile. As a bay area native, Dr. Nima enjoys hiking, playing piano, and traveling.
Cyndi - Office Manager
Cyndi lives in Oakley and has been with our practice since 2007. She is happily married with no kids, but considers her dog Midnight child enough. She loves going to the beach, the snow, and every part of California in between. She likes reading, bike riding, and playing with her nieces and nephews.
Christina - Hygienist
Christina is a native of Oakland, CA. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 20+ years. She takes pride in her clinical skills, as well as in her care and concern for all patients. She enjoys traveling, reading, salsa dancing and most of all spending time with her four grandchildren.
Tamrin - Hygienist
Tamrin graduated from the University of Bridgeport with her BS in Dental Hygiene in 2006. She has been working with our office since 20017. She currently resides in Brentwood with her family.
Robyn - Hygienist
Robyn graduated from Chabot College's Dental Hygiene program in 1988. Has 3 children and lives in Lafayette. She loves reading, hiking, snow-skiing and spending time with her wonderful family. She has been married to Dr. Palano for 29 years.
Melissa - RDA
Melissa lives in Oakley with her fiancé and their children. She has been a dental assistant for 15 years and is skilled in all aspects of dentistry. When she is able to find spare time she loves hiking and spending time with her kids. Melissa joined our team in 2017.
Gabby - RDA
Gabby graduated from the Diablo Valley College Dental Assisting program in 1997 and has worked as an RDA since then at our practice. She enjoys the time with her patients as well as with the wonderful staff. She is married and has three busy kids and resides in Brentwood. She enjoys barbequing with friends and family going on family trips like Disneyland and camping and enjoys a good book.
Jennifer - RDA
Jennifer lives in Oakley and has two children. She has been at our practice since 2014. She spends her spare time with her children or running, sometimes running from her children.
Kara - RDA/Front Office
Kara lives in Antioch with her Husband and their two daughters. She has been in the dental field for 9 years as a RDA and joined our team in February 2017, working in both the front office and back office. In her spare time she enjoys camping and four wheeling with her family, or just a good movie at home.
Paperless Office
Paperless Office

Our office utilizes a computer system to organize your appointment information, health and dental records, etc. instead of paper forms.

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Our office provides everything you need to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. You will receive the care you deserve at our office that is easily accessible with convenient hours.

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