Emily has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1999 and an RDA for 5 years prior. Emily currently runs the front office, helping with all your dental needs, scheduling, and financial planning. You will occasionally see her work in the back when her assistance or expertise are needed.
Tasha started off in our office as an intern and joined our team in 2013 as a Registered Dental Assistant. If you are thinking of straightening your teeth, Tasha will be right by your side helping you through your monthly orthodontic visits.
Rachael has been in the dental field since 2008 and became a licensed Dental Hygienist in 2011. She joined our team in July of 2015 and our patients lover her. Her bright spirit will help you through your dental cleanings as she educates you on all the important information for your dental and overall health.
Jeanine joined our team in October 2017 and has been a wonderful addition. She's been working in dentistry for over 18 years as an RDA. Her kind heart and friendly demeanor will make you feel comfortable in the chair, knowing you are in good hands.
Valerie became a licensed Dental Hygienist in 2017 and joined our team shortly after. She has a gentle touch and is great at keeping her patients smiling. She will keep you relaxed while updating you on the latest dental information.
Dr. Mullen was raised in the Southern California area. After graduating from Crescenta Valley High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. For four years he worked as a radar specialist aboard the U.S.S. Gridley guided missile cruiser. He is a veteran of the Gulf War and served on two 6-month deployments during his 4 years of enlistment. After separating from the Navy at 22, Dr. Mullen started his education to become a dentist.
Dr. Mullen graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to the University of California at San Francisco for four years to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He met his wife, Emily, at UCSF who went on to become a dental hygienist. After graduating from UCSF dental school in 2000, Dr. Mullen re-entered the Navy, this time as a Dental Officer. Dr. Mullen completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry training during his first year. He was then stationed on the U.S.S. John C, Stennis air craft carrier and completed an 8-month deployment to the Gulf region supporting Operation Enduring Freedom right after September 11th. After serving 2 years on the Stennis, Dr. Mullen served 2 more years at the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot where he provided dentistry to new Marine recruits. After serving a total of 5 years as a Navy Dental Officer, Dr. Mullen and Emily decided to move to Redding to continue raising their 2 boys.
In 2005, Dr. Mullen was honored to take over Dr. Donald Dunbars practice of 30 years. He and Emily live in Redding with their boys, Ethan and Brennan, and continue to build their ideal dental practice together. Dr. Mullen continues to participate in professional dental study groups, continuing education, and advanced training to uphold the standard of care he provides to his patients. He enjoys golfing, white water kayaking, and reading in his free time. He is an avid So-Cal sports fan, and can be caught laughing with his patients.