Pacifica Dentist

Meet the Team at Cabrillo Family Dental Care

For over 60 years, Cabrillo Family Dental Care has been the dental office in Pacifica, CA that patients trust! Dr. Ryan Henspetter and Dr. Christopher Jen Kin carry on the tradition of excellence that started so many years ago.

Our dentists regularly participate in continuing education programs that advance their skills and knowledge so we can bring you the latest dental techniques and procedures. This means we rarely refer to specialists because you can complete all of your dental treatment here at our Pacifica dental office. We know you'll feel welcome and comfortable in our modern dental office equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Our entire team is here to serve you, and we love what we do! Browse our bios and take some time to get to know us before you come in. We can't wait to meet you!


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Dr. Ryan Henspetter

For more than ten years, Dr. Ryan Henspetter has practiced at Cabrillo Family Dental Care after receiving a post-graduate general residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto.

Dr. Henspetter is a California native that grew up in the Los Angeles area and received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California at San Diego. He attended the Boston University School of Dentistry, graduated magna cum laude, and was elected to the Omega Kappa Upsilon honor society in 2000. Since then, he has taken a large number of extensive continuing education courses, including courses in dental implants and root canal therapy.

Currently, Dr. Henspetter is a resident of San Francisco with his wife and two young children. Dr. Henspetter speaks fluent Spanish, as do many of our office staff members, to meet the high-quality care we strive to provide our patients.

Dr. Henspetter’s greatest professional reward comes from delivering dental care that reaches above and beyond the expectations of any patient to ensure that they live a life complete with good oral health. He excels at performing dentistry with a high level of quality and a gentle touch to ensure that patients are comfortable when undergoing any kind of procedure.

He wants to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible. He welcomes patients to listen to headphones or watch a Netflix movie during procedures – whatever makes them the most comfortable. Your comfort is the top priority at Cabrillo Family Dental Care. Come in and meet Dr. Henspetter – he looks forward to creating long-lasting friendships with patients and their families.

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Christopher Jen Kin, DDS, ABOI/ID

Dr. Chris Jen Kin graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2005. Though originally from Los Angeles, he now considers the Bay Area his home.

Dr. Jen Kin’s expertise in dental implants has led him to receive his Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID). There are currently only a dozen dentists in Northern California that hold this credential and less than 600 in the entire world.  In order to pass this rigorous board examination a dentist must offer in-depth knowledge and defense of their own patient cases, as well as demonstrate competence and judgment of advanced dental implant surgical and prosthetic principles before a panel of Diplomates.

Dr. Jen Kin was previously a dental instructor teaching fixed prosthodontics at the UOP School of Dentistry. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty relating to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and maintenance of patients with missing or deficient teeth and oral and maxillofacial (jaw and face) tissues.

Dr. Jen Kin also serves as the on-call dentist at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center with hospital privileges for the Emergency and Surgery departments.

For a more relaxing experience for the dental phobic patient, he is also licensed to administer both IV and oral conscious sedation.

In his free time, Dr. Jen Kin likes to travel with his wife and children. His interests include rock climbing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and photography.

Dr. Sarah Esmaili at Cabrillo Family Dental Care in Pacifica, CA

Dr. Sarah Esmaili

Originally from the Bay Area and a college graduate of Santa Clara University, Dr. Sarah Esmaili (pronounced Es-smiley) headed out to Philadelphia for dental school, where she earned her DMD from Temple University Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry and received the Edward B. and Arnold R. Cook Award in Pediatric Dentistry. There she discovered her passion of working with children and pursued pediatric dental residency at Geisinger Hospital in Danville, PA, located in an underserved rural area that draws a large pediatric population from more than a two-hour radius.  

Dr. Esmaili loves to help kids discover and build their self-confidence during their dental visits. Ultimately, her role as a pediatric dentist involves encouraging children to implement good oral habits through creating positive dental experiences, so they feel comfortable going to the dentist well into adulthood.  

Dr. Esmaili is affiliated with the following organizations: California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Dental Association. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, swimming, reading, and drinking hot chocolate at every opportunity.  

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