Meet Your Team

Emma Pollack
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Pollack says, “My goal is to have my patients leave smiling. I treat every patient as an individual and realize that what may be right for one person is not always what is right for another. My hope is that my patients are pleasantly surprised by how pleasant and pain free a visit to the dentist can be.”

After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Pollack received her Dental Degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Pollack says, “Any free time I have is spent enjoying my family and having fun with my daughter, my husband, and our pets. I used to work in television and realized that a person’s smile not only effects how they look but how they speak, smile, and laugh.”


  • B.S., Sociology–University of California at Santa Barbara
  • D.M.D.–Rutgers School of Dental Medicine


  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Alliance of the California Dental Association
Kelly Choi

About Me

Dr. Choi says, “The best part of being an Orthodontist is having the opportunity to change peoples lives through their smiles! I like helping patients to feel more confident about their smiles and getting to know them well over the course of their treatment.”

After graduating from Colgate University, Dr. Choi received her Dental Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She received her M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Choi says, “In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors for running and hiking. I like to cook and practice Yoga.”


  • B.S., French & Biology–Colgate University
  • D.D.S.–University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • M.S., Orthodontics–University of Washington School of Dentistry


  • American Dental Association
  • Association of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Madhavi Setty
D.D.S., M.S.

About Me

Dr. Setty has extensive experience in micro-surgical endodontic treatments including apical surgery, ridge preservation, bone augmentation, re-treatments, non-surgical root canal treatments and revascularization. She encourages her patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.

She earned her Dental Degree, Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree at Case Western Reserve University. She has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. She also speaks Spanish, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.

In her free time she enjoys travel, hiking and reading.


  • D.D.S.– Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
  • M.S., Endodontic Certificate–Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine


  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
Martin Schellinck
D.D.S., M.S

About Me

Dr. Schellinck absolutely loves being an orthodontist. He takes pride in creating life altering smiles, and cherishes the patient relationships that develop during the orthodontic process. Dr. Schellinck is a Central Valley native, born and raised in Turlock, CA. He is the youngest of four children, all of whom pursued a career in dentistry.

Dr. Schellinck attended undergraduate school at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. After receiving his Bachelor of Science, he moved to San Francisco to attend the University of the Pacific’s dental school. Dr. Schellinck graduated as Salutatorian and was accepted into the prestigious orthodontics program at Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas, TX. Shortly after graduating with a certificate in Orthodontics and a MS degree from Baylor, Dr. Schellinck became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This prestigious title is given to orthodontists that have taken and passed an additional clinical exam offered by the American board of Orthodontics.

Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Schellinck enjoys watching sporting events, playing soccer, golf and tennis, and tending to his planted aquariums.


  • B.S., Biology–University of the Pacific
  • D.D.S.–University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
  • M.S., Orthodontics Certificate–Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Affiliations

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
    • American Dental Association
    • California Dental Association
    • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontis
    • American Association of Orthodontists

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El Cerrito, CA 94530

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