About Us

Dr. Rick Van Tran

DrRickVanTranDr. Rick V. Tran was originally born in the southern part of Vietnam and was raised in Salinas, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from UCLA in 1999 and shortly thereafter completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. He has been practicing dentistry since 2004 and joined the Hayward practice as of December 2014.

In addition to routine General & Family Dentistry, Dr. Rick V. Tran also provides Cosmetic Dentistry and full mouth restorations, which includes, but not limited to; implants,crowns, bridges, dentures, orthodontics, and teeth whitening. He is also certified to safely sedate patients who are apprehensive about seeking dental treatment. He is committed to providing the best dental health care possible and especially loves creating beautiful, lasting smiles.

Dr. Rick V. Tran is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Joaquin Dental Society, the American Association for Orthodontics, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He is a certified Lumineer and Invisalign dentist as well.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Rick enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports (especially his favorite basketball team, the Golden State Warriors) and traveling to different countries. He is fluent in English and Vietnamese, but is constantly striving to perfect Spanish as his third language. Read more about Dr. Rick Van Tran in the Hayward Bulletin – Helping people smile.

Dr. Ballan Tuck

Dr. Tuck was born in San Francisco, and was raised by his mother in Santa Cruz, California. He received a B.A. Degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz in 1992. In 1996 he obtained his B.S. Degree in Dental Science from UC San Francisco. Dr. Tuck has been operating his own practice in Santa Cruz since 2001 before moving to the Bay Area in 2013. He likes the fact that his job allows him to meet and work with a variety of people. Making people smile, feel confident about their appearance and treating people in pain is what he enjoys most about being a dentist.

Outside of the office Dr. Tuck likes to golf, travel, learn about other cultures, learn new things about dentistry, attend concerts and the symphony, and watch documentaries/movies. He also loves sports and is a big fan of his Bay Area sports teams: 49’ers, Raiders, Athletics, Giants and the Sharks.


CDA: CA Dental Assoc
AOS: American Orthodontic Society
SJDS: San Joaquin Dental Society
DOCS: Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
ADA: American Dental Association