About Our Dentists

Dr. Lee Tetz

Dr. Lee Tetz has was born and raised in St Helena, and lives here with his wife, Dr. Varlakova. He has been to many parts of the world, and thinks there's no place like home!  Following dental school at Loma Linda University, where he also met his wife, he completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital on Mare Island, where he had extensive training in complicated surgical procedures, endodontics, implants, and more. He continues to advance his education with further courses year-round.

 

While a student, Dr. Tetz was distinguished with Honors in Periodontology, was elected to the Dean’s List, and served as his Class Vice President.  He has also taken numerous continuing education courses in the study of implantology, functional esthetics, laser dentistry, and participates in numerous collegiate groups including the prestigious FACE and SPEAR Study Clubs. He is currently in the process of completing an advanced dental residency at the highly-regarded LA Institute of Supra-Gingival Dentistry with Dr. Ruiz, one of his mentors. 

Dr Tetz has volunteered with numerous local and international dental service trips including in Vallejo, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Nicargua, etc. 



Outside of his dental practice, he enjoys travelling along the California coastline, machining, advancing his piloting skills, and spending time with family & friends.

Dr. Rally Varlakova

Dr. Varlakova has been a dentist in Wine Country since 2011, and has chosen to put down roots in St. Helena with her husband and partner, Dr. Lee Tetz.  Born in Bulgaria, she comes our way having grown up in Toronto, Canada, and then pursued her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, followed by the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University in Southern California.  



While a student, Dr. Varlakova was distinguished with Honors in Pediatric Dentistry, was elected to the Dean’s List, and received numerous awards in Periodontology, Esthetics, and Pedodontics, among others. She has also taken numerous continuing education courses in the study of cariology, esthetics, laser dentistry, nutrition, and more.  She participates in numerous collegiate groups including the prestigious FACE and SPEAR Study Clubs. She is currently in the process of completing an advanced dental residency at the highly-regarded LA Institute of Supra-Gingival Dentistry with Dr. Ruiz, one of her mentors.  She takes numerous continuing education courses to be as up-to-date as possible in her profession. 

Dr Varlakova has volunteered with numerous local and international dental service trips including in Vallejo, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Nicargua, etc. 



Outside of her dental practice, she enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, painting, musical concerts, yoga, and spending time with family & friends.

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