Meet Our Doctors & Team

Point Richmond dentists, Dr. Robert Pearce and Dr. Andre F. Azarinfar are some of the most skilled in the Point Richmond, Richmond, and San Pablo areas, and have taken care to assemble one of the finest dental teams to provide our patients with quality care in a relaxing and comforting environment.

Read through our biographies that we’ve provided below and get to know a little bit about Dr. Pearce and his professional team at Pearce & Associates.

Robert A. Pearce, DDS

Robert Pearce, DDSBorn in Allentown Pennsylvania, into a family of musicians, Rob Pearce grew up studying violin, percussion, jazz arranging and composition. After two years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he transferred to the pre-dental program at the University of Miami and later moved to San Francisco where he earned his Doctorate in Dentistry (DDS) from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1990. For the past twenty eight years he has focused his efforts on mastering the art of high quality, long lasting “metal free dentistry,” a concept that was relatively new at the time but over the years has gained powerful momentum.

In 2014 Dr. Pearce became a member of the “Visiting Faculty” of Spear Education, arguably the most prestigious dental continuing education program in the world.

As a Spear Open Wide Foundation Ambassador, Dr. Pearce and his team travel to Guatemala to provide metal-free dentistry to those who would otherwise receive no dental treatment at all. Dr. Pearce and Annette Rygg were honored, and lucky enough to treat the very first patient at the Foundation’s first clinic in 2012. Since then, with the outpouring of support from our member dentists and American equipment manufacturers, we now have six clinics and have treated over 200,000 patients in need! The foundation’s goals include helping improve the education of Guatemala dentists. In 2015, as a member of the Education Development Committee, Dr. Pearce presented an all-day lecture and workshop for the faculty and students at the Galvez School of Dentistry in Guatemala City.

“Here at our facility we have always catered to the holistic community. We understand that patients are concerned about the materials that go into their mouth. We respect those concerns. Using entirely metal free techniques we have successfully saved tens of thousands of teeth, right here in Point Richmond.” — Rob Pearce, DDS

Memberships & Associations

Spear Education

California Dental Association (CDA)

Contra Costa Dental Society (CCDS)

International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

California Implant Institute

American Dental Association (ADA)

Andre F. Azarinfar, DDS

Andre Azarinfar, DDSDr. Andre Azarinfar graduated from the highest ranked university for medicine and dentistry in Europe: the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with a DDS degree in 1992.

After several years of practicing dentistry in Sweden, the UK and Italy, Dr. Azarinfar started his private practice in CA in 1999.

Dr. Andre Azarinfar is dedicated to a life-long pursuit of education and dental excellence and has completed thousands of hours of advanced education and extensive training in these areas:

  • Comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry
  • Bioesthetic dentistry
  • Complex full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation
  • TMJ diagnosis and treatment
  • Mercury-free, holistic dentistry
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Implant dentistry
  • Health-centered dentistry

He continues to enhance his skills and knowledge to ensure his patients receive the finest care modern dentistry has to offer by taking over 100 hours of continuing dental education every year.

As Level IV graduate of The OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Andre Azarinfar has achieved one of the highest marks of distinction in advanced dental education and special technical training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems. He has developed a special interest in helping patients who suffer from bite problems, facial and headache pain, and TMJ disorders.

With this unique training and expertise in Bioesthetic Dentistry and Joint based dentistry, Dr. Azarinfar offers a variety of treatments to restore worn, damaged and missing teeth with exceptionally functional and esthetic results.

Instead of taking a ‘just fix it’ approach to dentistry, their whole-person philosophy to dentistry looks at the big picture of a person’s health, listening to their personal concerns and objectives, and helping them create an oral health road map that will work for life.

Dr. Azarinfar’s additional post graduate studies include Managing Delivery of Health Care at Harvard Business School, a three year business program at Schuster Business and Management Center specific to business aspects of dental operations management.

Memberships & Associations

American Dental Association (ADA)
California Dental Association (CDA)
San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS)

In The Press

ABC Interview With Andre Azarinfar, DDS

KTVU News Interview With Andre Azarinfar, DDS

Our Team

Annette Rygg

Office Manager & Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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Ashley Rygg

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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Alice Deng

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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