Welcome to New Day Dental, our team is here to listen to your needs and provide you with quality, relationship based, dental care. Our skillful and caring team will partner with you to find treatment options, for your oral health to keep you cavity free and have healthy gums for life. We can also provide the latest in technology to restore worn, stained and broken teeth, allowing you to enjoy a functional, beautiful and healthy smile.


New Day Dental is a Pleasanton based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dentist equipment.

We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like Invisalign®, Veneers, Dental Implants, Zoom Teeth Whitening and more. We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, sedation dentistry, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 925-924-9900 and experience why our patients think New Day Dental is the best dentist in Pleasanton.


Meet our Doctors


S. Gavin Ewing, DDS

S. Gavin Ewing, DDS



Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. S. Gavin Ewing is a general dentist who enjoys the variety afforded in offering the full scope of dental procedures to our patients. He loves seeing his hard work pay off when our patient’s enjoy their new smiles.

Dr. Ewing credits his own dentist with inspiring him to enter the dental profession. It is a field that he finds rewarding because he loves working with his hands and staying cutting edge by taking post doctorate continuing education.

Dr. Ewing was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to the United States when he was 9 years old.

He grew up in New Jersey and attended The College of New Jersey on a full academic scholarship, where he received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Chemistry. He went on to pursue his passion for dentistry at Columbia College of Dental Medicine. During his time at Columbia, Dr. Ewing was a founder and team leader for the Dental Anxiety, Fear and Phobia Team, and conducted an in-depth review of the available techniques for helping anxious or fearful patients. Dr. Ewing also was active in student government, the American Dental Association, and Kids International Dental Service. Dr. Ewing was awarded the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon distinction at graduation.

Dr. Ewing pursued a general practice residency after graduating from dental school, and received advanced training in prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and implantology. He completed this training at Sepulveda Veterans Affairs Hospital in Los Angeles. While in this program, he enjoyed providing high quality comprehensive care to disabled veterans while expanding his didactic and clinical skills.

Dr. Ewing has earned a solid reputation for providing comprehensive clinical services to his patients while maintaining a patient and caring demeanor. He looks forward to getting to know his patients and providing them with the highest level of quality dentistry.

Dr. Ewing is a member of the following professional organizations:
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society

In his free time he loves to kite-surf, snowboard, and listen to live music. He is also having a blast getting to know his new home, the Bay area!

Here are some fun facts about Dr. Ewing:
  • Proudest accomplishment: graduating in the top nine people of my dental school class at Columbia.
  • If he could possess one super-human power, it would be: slowing down time like in The Matrix.
  • The main lessons he has learned in life: It is ok to be happy. By being a happy person yourself, you help to make others around you happier. Always stay positive. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Dr. Richard C. Evangelista

Dr. Richard C. Evangelista



Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Richard C. Evangelista believes that his patients should live the healthiest lives possible and to smile and laugh with confidence. He also believes that all of this begins with good oral health.

Dr. Evangelista graduated with honors from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2000 after having completed a bachelor’s degree in biology/biochemistry at UCLA.

As a leader in the dental industry, Dr. Evangelista enjoys keeping up with the dental field’s technological advancements, and applying them in practice so patients continuously receive the best, most comfortable dental treatments available today. He participates in a variety of continuing education opportunities annually and has completed additional training in cosmetic dentistry, bone and soft tissue grafting, dental implants, neuromuscular dentistry and sedation, among other concentrations.

He is certified in Invisalign orthodontic treatment, IV sedation, CEREC, and the use of dental lasers.

In addition to being a practicing dentist, Dr. Evangelista is a clinical professor at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. There he mentors and trains the next generation of doctors to provide comprehensive services to their patients.

Dr. Evangelista believes in the importance of dental practices giving back to the community. Through his practice, Dr. Evangelista is involved in a variety of community causes, including the Rich Smiles Foundation and the Christina’s Smile charity.

Dr. Evangelista’s professional education and memberships include:

  • Northern California Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Pacific Aesthetic Continuum
  • Dental Implant Institute Las Vegas
  • California Implant Institute
He is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Southern Alameda Dental Association
When Dr. Evangelista isn’t with his patients, he enjoys fishing, playing golf and teaching.

CHARLENE ROCHA

CHARLENE ROCHA



Orthodontist
She is a native of the bay area and a resident of the East Bay. Dr. Charlene Rocha is proud to serve the San Mateo area and the surrounding communities. She works with children, teenagers, adults and takes pride in creating beautiful, straight and healthy smiles.

Dr. Rocha received her degree from UC San Diego, graduating with the highest GPA in her Biology Major. She attended UC San Francisco for her dental degree and it was during this time she realized her true passion in dentistry - moving teeth and creating beautiful functional smiles. This lead her to being accepted as one of eight orthodontic residents at University of the Pacific. She understands the needs and concerns of her patients and strives to deliver the highest quality care in the most comfortable environment.

During her free time Dr. Rocha enjoys cycling with her family, running out doors and trying new restaurants.

We are very excited to have Dr. Rocha on our Orthodontic care team.
Dr. Carter

Dr. Carter




Meet The Team


Daisy C.

Daisy C.



Office Manager

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Vikki S.

Vikki S.



Treatment Coordinator

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Desirae M.

Desirae M.



Hygiene Coordinator

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Dana P.

Dana P.



Lead RDA

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Angie M.

Angie M.



RDA

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