About Us


Dr. Victor Tran

Dr. Tran is originally from northern California, but he fell in love with the finest city when he moved to San Diego to work as a dental assistant in his uncle’s office. Dr. Tran has been interested in dentistry from a young age when he would observe at his uncle’s practice. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Tran went on to the University of California at San Francisco to earn his DDS and MBA.

Dr. Tran has owned a successful dental practice in Sorrento Valley since 2016, and attributes that success to his ability to develop meaningful relationships with his patients. When you’re at Origin Dental, you’ll feel like family. Appointments are smooth and comfortable because our team genuinely cares about your dental health. We do everything we can to make sure your experience with us is positive.

Dr. Tran is an active member of several dental associations, including the San Diego County Dental Society, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. His passion for knowledge is evident in his continuing education from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Spear Education, an innovative resource for research in dental care.

When Dr. Tran isn’t in the office, he’s spending time with his wife and newborn son. He loves sports and taking his family on culinary adventures in San Diego. If you’re looking for a friendly dentist in San Diego, visit Dr. Tran and the Origin Dental team. We can’t wait to get to know you!

Dental Implants

If you’re missing teeth, your oral health and confidence can suffer. But at Origin Dental, we offer permanent solutions that can get your smile back on track.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

You deserve the smile of your dreams. Our team provides cosmetic dentistry options that will give you the confidence boost you’ve been looking for.

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General Dentistry

No matter the state of your oral health, we can help you improve and maintain your smile with compassionate general dentistry and preventive care.

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Quality Dentistry with a Smile

Meet The origin dental Team

Our team’s main focus is your health and comfort. We genuinely care about all of our patients, and we know most of them by name. At Origin Dental, we want our office to be a friendly environment where you feel cared for and respected, so we always do our best to go above and beyond to keep our patients happy.

Katrina Carne

Registered Dental Hygienist


United States Navy- Hospital Corpsman

Concorde Career College-San Diego, CA, Dental Assisting Certification

Concorde Career College-San Diego, CA, Associate of Science- Dental Hygiene

Hometown: Worland, WY

Years in Dentistry: 8

Fun Facts: Marched in the 2004 Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, DC with the Wyoming All State Marching Band. Has successfully completed three 1/2 marathons. Has a spunky and fun Chocolate Labrador named Kali

Berenice Martinez Gutierrez

Office Manager


Liberty University - Business Administration, B.S., Economics and Finance, B.S., 2013

Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico

Years in Dentistry: 13

Fun Facts: Berenice has been in the dental field since 2005. She was trained in Houston, Texas where she received her Registered Dental Assistant certification. She enjoyed working in both the clinical and administrative sides of dentistry, but she soon realized her talents for the business aspect of the dental office. Berenice went on to business school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double cognate in Economics and Finance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University in 2013. Berenice’s philosophy in life is to take in every experience as a positive one, absorbing the meaningful lessons each moment offers. 

Her favorite thing about working at Origin Dental is helping patients to make informed decisions about their dental treatment, and finding the financial options they can afford. Berenice loves to spend quality time with her adorable cats Mambo and Tango or go for a hike with Samba, her intrepid Shiba Inu.

Unique Brooks

Dental Assistant


San Marcos High School, 2009

Kaplan College Dental Assisting, 2016

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Years in Dentistry: 5

Fun Facts: Unique’s favorite thing about working at Origin Dental is being able to help transform people’s smiles and make patients happy. In her spare time, she stays busy raising her six-year-old daughter. Unique also enjoys hanging out by the beach, as well as shopping.

Mariah Gonzales

Scheduling Coordinator

Education: Lakeside Highschool, 2012

Hometown: Lake Elsinore, Riverside County

Years in Dentistry: 3

Fun Facts: Knows how to knit, enjoys going to the batting cages, taking dance classes, and going on adventures with her 4-year-old pug named Lady.

Chimene Coffey

Dental Assistant


Thompson Valley High School, 2012-2016 (Loveland, CO)

University of Phoenix 2016-Current

Aims Community College 2016-2018 (Fort Collins, CO) Dental Assisting Program

Hometown: Loveland, CO

Years in Dentistry: 2 years

Fun Facts: Favorite sport is Volleyball. Loves being active by working out and hiking on her free time. Chimene has one dog named Calypsa that she loves playing fetch and swimming with. Chimene is very friendly and compassionate and enjoys talking and getting to know patients. 

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Patient Comforts

Relax & Enjoy

At Origin Dental, we want to prove to our patients that dental appointments don’t need to be stressful or uncomfortable. We do everything we can to make sure our patients enjoy their visit with us, and our office is equipped with amenities that will keep you at ease and entertained.

We want our office to feel like home, which is why we have a beverage station to keep you hydrated, blankets to keep you cozy, and warm towels to add a special luxurious touch. We also have TVs in all of our operatories for your Netflix viewing pleasure. Tell us your favorite show and we’ll turn it on during your treatment!

What Sets Us Apart

The Origin Dental Difference

At Origin Dental, we are committed to providing the highest quality clinical care and personalized service in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. Our doctors and staff enjoy getting to know each patient and their families, and love creating relationships that transcend multiple generations.

We know that dentistry isn’t one-size-fits-all, so we customize treatment plans for each of our patients’ unique goals. Our office is equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure that you receive efficient, compassionate care, and we always keep your health and expectations top of mind. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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