Almaden Dental Associates – Our Team


Behind every good dental appointment is a caring and dedicated dental staff. We care about more than your teeth and gums. We care about your general good health, your comfort, and your peace of mind. In our office you’re not just a chart, nor just another patient.

We combine dental education, individual attention and gentle, caring treatment with the latest technology. Through Modern Preventive Dentistry we can help you retain all or most of your teeth for a lifetime. We take pride in our thoroughness and are committed to excellence. We consider our services to be discrete, personal and above all caring and we strive for the ideal in dental health because we know it is attainable and can be a reality for you

Dr Meng Syn DDS

After graduating from Leland High School in Almaden in 1975, he received his Bachelor of Sciencedegree in Microbiology and Biochemistry at UC Davis. Dr Syn received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago in 1983. After practicing in the Lake Shore Area of Chicago and doing research with Northwestern Medical School in the area of Dental Vaccinations. He returned to San Jose, California to start his private practice in the neighborhood of his youth in 1984. Dr Syn is an expert in the field of dental computer technology and has lectured and consulted in this field since 1983. He enjoys photography , videography, flyfishing, and computer science.

Dr Regina Gray DDS

After graduating from Emerson High School in New Jersey, Dr Gray received her B.S. degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickensen University in New Jersey. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago in 1982. She is a published researcher and worked at the American Dental Association research facility in Chicago. Dr Gray has attended years of continuing education in the area of Orthodontics and has had extensive training in General Practice orthodontics. She came to South San Jose in 1984 to start her private practice of general dentistry and general orthodontics. While in school she worked as a Medical Microbiology Technician for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She enjoys sewing, scrap booking, running, swimming and the outdoors.

Dr. Olga Belova DDS

Dr Olga Belova received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Pacific Dental School in 2002. Dr Belova has a true passion for dentistry, spending many hours on continuing education. As an active member of the Santa Clara County Dental Society, Dr Belova has donated many hours in society sponsored events and committees.

Dr Belova joined our office team in 2002. She also has a Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Moscow Dental School. She is fluent in Russian. She enjoys being a mother to her two beautifull daughters.

DeLynn Coop RDH

DeLynn Coop received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Foothill College. Originally from Texas, she now considers San Jose her home. She is very active in her church and the local dental hygiene society. She is a real asset to our practice and her skills have brought the standards of our soft tissue program to a higher level. DeLynn joined our office team in 2008 and she enjoys being a mother to her 3 great kids who attend local schools.

Teresa Wood RDH

Theresa graduated top of her class from Foothill Dental Hygiene school and is one of our elite Dental Hygienist. Mother of two , she is active in the community and enjoys parenting and the arts. She loves music, theater and ballroom dancing. She is a valued member of our Soft tissue program and can help you maintain your healthy teeth and gums.

Maureen – Appointment and Financial Coordinator

I will be happy to work with you on any issues pertaining to your insurance benefits. I have over 20 years of front office experience and 10 years of chairside experience in the dental field and will assist you in making appointments , keeping your account current and helping you get the most out of your dental visits.

Zoe – Insurance and Benefits Co-ordinator

I was born and raised right here in Silicon Valley and a graduated from San Jose State University. I live in Morgan Hill with my husband and three great kids. I have been working in the dental field for 20 years helping patients with their insurance issues. I can assist you with any questions concerning your benefits and also will help you understand you dental insurance plan. Insurance benefits are changing and I keep up with those current changes by attending continuing education in the insurance field keeping us up to date with the latest changes on your behalf.

Irena – RDA

Originally from Russia, where she had a teaching degree and taught art to elementary school children, Irena has been in the dental field for over 5 years. She enjoys her two young daughters and enjoys ballroom dancing, cooking and entertaining. Irina recently moved to the Almaden Area where her kids attent local schools.

Kathy – RDA

I have been working in the dental field for many years in different practices. When Almaden Dental Associates asked me to join their group, I was delighted. I brought with me several years of experience in a dental office but working here in the Almaden Dental Group has been very rewarding. You get to see patients leave with a smile or sometimes a changed life. I enjoy the bond we have with many of our long time patients.