Chief Dental Officer
Since 1989, Dr. Terlet has served as the Chief Dental Officer at La Clínica where she helped expand dental services from one dental clinic to eleven sites in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties. As the Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Terlet is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, oversight and management of dental operations and to ensure the alignment with La Clínica’s mission. More specifically, she leads senior dental management staff in strategic positioning and growth; demonstrates and ensures sound financial budgeting for the Office of the Dental Director; and collaborates with other health agencies to advance the agency’s mission.
Since the beginning of her career, Dr. Terlet advocated to provide access to quality dental care for all. Her commitment to preserving community dental health is evidenced by the number of boards and committees she has been asked to join and serve. This includes the Healthy Kids Healthy Teeth Advisory Board, Chabot College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board, First 5 Scientific Advisory Committee, Dental Board of California, University of the Pacific Alumni Board Member, and past president of the Berkeley Dental Society, California Dental Association, and the ADA Council on Government Affairs representing California. Additionally, Dr. Terlet is well known in the dental community locally, at the state level, and nationally. She is an active member with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American College of Dentists, and the National Network for Oral Health Access, to name a few.
To date, Dr. Terlet serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of the Pacific of Dentistry, and continues to have her own private dental practice.
Dr. Terlet received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Terlet is fluent in English and Spanish, and can also speak French and German.