Aurina Poh-Matacio, DDS
Being a dentist is a dream come true. From simple cleanings to complex restorative procedures, everything I do helps people live healthier lives, and that always makes my day. I work with people from all different backgrounds and all ages, and I learn something new from them every day. I enjoy getting to know our patients personally and hearing their goals for dental treatment. Every visit is different, and each patient is special. I love the variety of my job and the challenge of providing quality dental care!
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for my DDS, and have a lifelong passion for learning. Dentistry is always evolving, and treatments improve continuously, so I am always learning about proven new methods and technologies that will help me provide our patients with the highest level of care.
As a part of my continuing education, I participate in-person and online with courses and seminars through the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and other professional organizations. I also teach an Introduction to Dentistry Course at Pacific Union College, which is my Alma Mater.
In the Practice
The best part of my job is providing lasting results for our patients that help them live healthier and more comfortable lives. They can see the difference in their smile, and their appreciation makes me feel I've done my job well.
As a part of our community, I get the chance to grow with people through their lives, helping them maintain optimal oral health while also chatting about vacatations, kids, work and everything else. I truly care about my patients, and have made some strong connections with them. These friendships make my work that much more exciting and fulfilling!
Family and Community
I am originally from San Francisco, and love living in the Napa Valley. My husband, Cory, and I have two sons and a daughter. Our oldest son is named Dante, our middle son is Max, and our daughter's name is Chiara. We also have an adopted rescue dog, Frankie. My husband and I enjoy being active in the outdoors. We've run marathons together, done triathlons, bike races, hiking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, swimming, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, gardening and more. We also like to try any and all foods, and love visiting local restaurants and wineries.
As an active member of our community, I volunteer for Give Kids a Smile Volunteer Clinic, and am a member of the faculty at Pacific Union College. My husband has been a Napa High and Vintage High football coach volunteer for years.