About Us

Meet

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!

Meet

Dr. Ian Murray

Dr. Murray grew up in Mission Beach and comes from a family of San Diego dentists. After developing an early interest in the arts and sciences at Bird Rock Elementary, Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High School Dr. Murray attended UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Dr. Murray started his research journey in a molecular cardiology lab in UCSD’s School of Medicine then transitioned to plant flower and seed genetics in the Biology department. After a couple years at UCSD he was recruited by a local biotechnology company where he spent eight years designing the screening assays for potential therapeutics.

It was during his time in pharmaceutical development that he realized his skill set would be better utilized on the front lines of healthcare. Dentistry was a natural fit for Dr. Murray blending his desire to increase people’s overall health, his scientific problem-solving experience and his love of artistic pursuits.  He was accepted into the inaugural class at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine where he excelled. Dr. Murray was recognized on the dean’s list multiple times and received multiple awards for leadership and exceptional school performance through the course of the program. Dr. Murray was one of few students elected by his faculty into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon at graduation.

Dr. Murray enjoys being involved in organized dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA) and the San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS). In dental school Dr. Murray helped found his university’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). After serving as the founding president of the ASDA chapter at WesternU he was elected by his peers in California to the American Student Dental Association Board of Trustees where he represented all of California’s dental students at the American Dental Association headquarters in Chicago. During this time Dr. Murray recognized the importance of being directly involved in political issues that affect patients and the dentists serving them. This led to his appointment as the Chair of the American Student Dental Association, Council on Advocacy where he helped lead the charge on issues facing oral health and the professionals dedicated to it.

Dr. Murray excels with the support of his family. He has been with his wife, Stephanie, since 1995 and together they are raising two fantastic daughters. Dr. Murray enjoys spending most of his free time with his family at his children’s sporting events, at the beach or camping in the local deserts and mountains. His goal is to bring the highest level of healthcare wherever he goes.

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

Education:

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

Education:

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

Education:

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

Education:

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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