Meet the Doctors

Dr Cheng Zhu in Pleasant Hill

Dr. Cheng Zhu DMD

Dr. Cheng Zhu D.M.D. is always on a journey to fulfill his passion of working with patients in order to give them the smile they never thought possible. In 2008, he embarked on a new venture by opening his first dental practice in Las Vegas, NV. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Zhu was a licensed Pharmacist for four years. In 2000, Dr. Cheng Zhu decided to forgo pharmaceuticals to pursue his dream and passion of becoming a cosmetic dentist. He enrolled at the prestigious Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and graduated in 2004 with a doctorate in dental medicine. After graduating, he moved west to Reno, Nevada where he served as a dentist for the Veterans Affairs, Sierra Nevada Health Care System. After a few years and two wonderful children, Dr. Zhu decided to move to Pleasant Hill, CA where he could open his state-of-the-art family dental practice and raise his children in a calm, safe loving environment.

By combining his pharmaceutical expertise and dentistry, Dr. Zhu understands how the human body uses and responds to medications and how it affects overall health and wellness. Dr. Zhu is uniquely positioned to maximize his comprehensive and effective approach to general and cosmetic dentistry.

At Freedom Dental in Fairfield and Pleasant Hill Dental Office, Dr. Zhu provides the latest in dental technology and aesthetic procedures using 21st-century methods such as Waterlase for gum sculpting. The laser allows him to expertly shape excess gum tissue with minimal trauma and rapid healing with minimal pain. Dr. Zhu, an avid student of higher education, continually strives to remain ahead of the curve and is proactive with the latest dental equipment and materials. He consistently accumulates more than 100 hours of continuing education courses annually. He has also taken extensive advanced training courses in cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, Invisalign, dental implants, oral surgery, root canal therapy, and periodontics. Dr. Cheng Zhu also regularly attends national and local dental society meetings and conferences to stay abreast of the latest dental offerings, techniques, and technology.

In 2011, Dr. Zhu received extensive training in Sedation Dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He has since incorporated sedation as a unique part of his dental practice in order to benefit patients who have high anxiety and fear to dental procedures. He is one of the few general dentists licensed to perform IV conscious sedation in California.

Dr. Zhu is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Cosmetic Dentists, and The Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce.

In his free time, Dr. Zhu’s enjoys reading books and spending time with his wife and two children.


Dr. Odette Quintanilla in Pleasant Hill

Dr. Odette Quintanilla

Dr. Quintanilla was born and raised in El Salvador, traveled and lived in Mexico, Spain, LA, and Miami and is fully bilingual. She Graduated in 1996 as a DDS, has been California licensed since 2000, and has been practicing in nearby counties such as Sonoma County since 2000.

She takes continuing education at UCLA Aesthetic Continuum, Endo Continuum, and USDI (ortho). She is also Invisalign certified.

She loves spending time outdoors, reading, traveling, and raising a lovely family in Sonoma City. Her greatest passion is nurturing and taking care of people around her.


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