Meet The Dentists

With over 200 years combined clinical experience, we are committed to partnering with our patients to provide for a lifetime of optimal dental health.

Carquinez Dental Group is fully committed to every patient that comes into our office. Our office is conveniently located in Benicia and offer our patients high-tech equipment allowing for same-day dentistry (such as single visit crowns) which is something unique to our office and hard to find from other local dentists. Our entire team is dedicated in helping you keep your teeth and gums their healthiest and your entire smile looking its best!

David P. Shafer, DDS

To My Valued Patients and Friends: I’m writing to let you know that in May of this year, I will be stepping away from practicing at Carquinez Dental Group. I have truly enjoyed my relationships with my patients and staff and have gotten endless satisfaction and joy from caring for you and your families over these last 36 years.

I could only arrive at this decision because of my association with Dr. Brian Houston and Dr. Sukhmani Singh for the last 14 years. I leave the dental practice knowing your care is in the hands of two exceptionally skilled clinicians. They are dentists of the highest integrity. I know many of you have already met them on annual exams and routine treatments. If you haven’t had the opportunity, please check our website (www.carquinezdental.com) for their personal and professional biographies. They are responsible for introducing high-tech expanded care to the office, including orthodontics (via Invisalign/SureSmile aligners), single visit crowns with the CEREC system, and even full mouth implant rehabilitation! They will continue in this cutting-edge care and advancement in the years to come with thoroughly vetted technologies and additional clinicians such as Dr. Samuel Chiu, who has been providing some oral surgery and implant services at the practice on alternate Mondays.

The same friendly and caring staff of Receptionists (Kerrie, Carolina, Arlene, and Darlyn), Assistants (Zoila, Laura, Lily, Mashell, Larabelle, and Jacqueline), and Hygienists (Kelly, Kari, Tara, Sara, Matt, and Toni) will continue to serve you. Tammy, the Office Manager, will still be running the show.

I want to thank each of you for the opportunity of being your Dentist and for your past and present support since 1986. It means more to me than I could ever express. Please know that you have my best wishes for the future.

Wishing Dr. Shafer the best! - From CDG

David P. Shafer, DDS

To My Valued Patients and Friends: I’m writing to let you know that in May of this year, I will be stepping away from practicing at Carquinez Dental Group. I have truly enjoyed my relationships with my patients and staff and have gotten endless satisfaction and joy from caring for you and your families over these last 36 years.

I could only arrive at this decision because of my association with Dr. Brian Houston and Dr. Sukhmani Singh for the last 14 years. I leave the dental practice knowing your care is in the hands of two exceptionally skilled clinicians. They are dentists of the highest integrity. I know many of you have already met them on annual exams and routine treatments. If you haven’t had the opportunity, please check our website (www.carquinezdental.com) for their personal and professional biographies. They are responsible for introducing high-tech expanded care to the office, including orthodontics (via Invisalign/SureSmile aligners), single visit crowns with the CEREC system, and even full mouth implant rehabilitation! They will continue in this cutting-edge care and advancement in the years to come with thoroughly vetted technologies and additional clinicians such as Dr. Samuel Chiu, who has been providing some oral surgery and implant services at the practice on alternate Mondays.

The same friendly and caring staff of Receptionists (Kerrie, Carolina, Arlene, and Darlyn), Assistants (Zoila, Laura, Lily, Mashell, Larabelle, and Jacqueline), and Hygienists (Kelly, Kari, Tara, Sara, Matt, and Toni) will continue to serve you. Tammy, the Office Manager, will still be running the show.

I want to thank each of you for the opportunity of being your Dentist and for your past and present support since 1986. It means more to me than I could ever express. Please know that you have my best wishes for the future.

Wishing Dr. Shafer the best! - From CDG

Brian A. Houston, DDS

Dr. Houston was raised in Petaluma, CA and earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis. He lived in Manhattan for four years and attended New York University where he graduated with his D.D.S. degree in 2004. He returned to the Bay Area and lived in San Francisco while completing his postgraduate specialty residency in Prosthodontics at U.C.S.F., graduating as the Chief Resident in 2007.

Dr. Houston is a member of the Napa Solano Dental Society (NSDS), California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), and American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He attends many continuing education meetings throughout the year and has lectured internationally on Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Houston joined Carquinez Dental Group in October 2007. He enjoys cars, motorcycles, running, snowboarding, weight training, coaching his kid's soccer, baseball, and softball teams, and spending time with his wife and kids.

Brian A. Houston, DDS

Dr. Houston was raised in Petaluma, CA and earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis. He lived in Manhattan for four years and attended New York University where he graduated with his D.D.S. degree in 2004. He returned to the Bay Area and lived in San Francisco while completing his postgraduate specialty residency in Prosthodontics at U.C.S.F., graduating as the Chief Resident in 2007.

Dr. Houston is a member of the Napa Solano Dental Society (NSDS), California Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), and American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He attends many continuing education meetings throughout the year and has lectured internationally on Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Houston joined Carquinez Dental Group in October 2007. He enjoys cars, motorcycles, running, snowboarding, weight training, coaching his kid's soccer, baseball, and softball teams, and spending time with his wife and kids.

Sukhmani Singh, DDS

Dr. Singh obtained her DDS at the University of Southern California in 2004, after which she completed a one year general practice residency at the Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Ambulatory VA facility. She has worked in private practice in Beverly Hills and Simi Valley for one year prior to coming to the Bay Area for her Prosthodontics residency. She completed her Postgraduate Prosthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco, where she graduated as the chief resident.

Dr. Singh was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2000, and has been in the Bay area since 2006.

Dr. Singh enjoys cooking, reading, arts and crafts such as knitting and jewelry making, working out, and traveling.

Sukhmani Singh, DDS

Dr. Singh obtained her DDS at the University of Southern California in 2004, after which she completed a one year general practice residency at the Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Ambulatory VA facility. She has worked in private practice in Beverly Hills and Simi Valley for one year prior to coming to the Bay Area for her Prosthodontics residency. She completed her Postgraduate Prosthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco, where she graduated as the chief resident.

Dr. Singh was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2000, and has been in the Bay area since 2006.

Dr. Singh enjoys cooking, reading, arts and crafts such as knitting and jewelry making, working out, and traveling.

Junjie Lin, DDS

Dr. Lin earned his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology from UCLA. During his four years in Los Angeles, Dr. Lin spent a lot of his time either in the biology research lab or being a volunteer cook for the homeless shelter. His interest in working with his hands to help people eventually led him to the field of dentistry. Dr. Lin received his D.D.S. at the University of California, San Francisco, and was inducted into the national honor dental society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Lin also received student awards recognizing his clinical excellence in the disciplines of Endodontics and Crown and Bridge.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Lin furthered his training with a general practice residency in the Northern California Veteran Affairs Health System at Mare Island. He received extensive training in treating medically compromised patients, digital dentistry, dentures, root canals, and surgical procedures with the VA dental clinic. Dr. Lin dedicates his time to continuing education and improving his skills as a clinician constantly. Dr. Lin holds high standards for the care and quality of work he provides for his patients.

Dr. Lin is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Dr. Lin enjoys watching sports, exercising, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Junjie Lin, DDS

Dr. Lin earned his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology from UCLA. During his four years in Los Angeles, Dr. Lin spent a lot of his time either in the biology research lab or being a volunteer cook for the homeless shelter. His interest in working with his hands to help people eventually led him to the field of dentistry. Dr. Lin received his D.D.S. at the University of California, San Francisco, and was inducted into the national honor dental society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Lin also received student awards recognizing his clinical excellence in the disciplines of Endodontics and Crown and Bridge.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Lin furthered his training with a general practice residency in the Northern California Veteran Affairs Health System at Mare Island. He received extensive training in treating medically compromised patients, digital dentistry, dentures, root canals, and surgical procedures with the VA dental clinic. Dr. Lin dedicates his time to continuing education and improving his skills as a clinician constantly. Dr. Lin holds high standards for the care and quality of work he provides for his patients.

Dr. Lin is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Dr. Lin enjoys watching sports, exercising, cooking, and spending time with his family.